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Knopwood Diary

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS12
  • Collection
  • 1805-1808

Diary of Rev. Robert Knopwood dated 1 January 1805 to 17 July 1808. The diary is headed 'Revd. Robert Knopwood, Chaplain, Hobart Town, Derwent River, Van Diemens Land'. It begins on Tuesday 1 January 1805, noting 'a general muster of all the prisoners in the colony it being New Years Day'. It is written in a neat hand, some words being abbreviated. Knopwood notes, for example, dining with the Governor and others , visiting the Government Farm, kangaroo shooting, fishing, the shortage of provisions in the colony, the weather, the arrival and departure of ships, occasionally christenings, etc. etc.
Some pages have been cut out leaving only the date (probably by R.K.)

Robert Knopwood

Captain Archibald Milne

Copy of a letter about the family of the late Captain Archibald Milne (d. c1852) from D. Macmillan, who as a child lived next door to Milne in Hampden Road, Battery Point, Hobart.

Alexander McGregor

Ackworth School development plan

Ackworth School development plan drawn by John L Denman F.I.R.B.A. 27 Queens Road Brighton. Dated 1946. showing the location of existing buildings, existing buildings altered and new buildings.

Ackworth School

Photograph of Cookery Class at Ackworth School

Photograph of a cookery class at Ackworth School. Showing girls in smocks in the kitchen. Presented in a folder of images produced by E.T.W. Dennis & Sons Ltd. Art Printers, 42 Holborn Viaduct. London E.C. Works, Scarborough

Ackworth School

Photograph of an Art Class at Ackworth School

Photograph of an art class at Ackworth School. Showing female pupils in a circle drawing still life. Presented in a folder of images produced by E.T.W. Dennis & Sons Ltd. Art Printers, 42 Holborn Viaduct. London E.C. Works, Scarborough

Ackworth School

Photograph of the Canal Bridge at Ackworth School

Photograph of the Canal Bridge at Ackworth School. Showing boy and girl pupils non the bridge and on the bank. Presented in a folder of images produced by E.T.W. Dennis & Sons Ltd. Art Printers, 42 Holborn Viaduct. London E.C. Works, Scarborough

Ackworth School

Photograph of Centre Library

Photograph of the Centre Library at Ackworth School. Presented in a folder of images produced by E.T.W. Dennis & Sons Ltd. Art Printers, 42 Holborn Viaduct. London E.C. Works, Scarborough

Ackworth School

Early view of Ackworth School

Early view of Ackworth School by T. Stackhouse, no date. Ackworth School was founded in 1779 by John Fothergill on behalf of The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Ackworth School

Letter: Henry Meredith to my dear parents

Letter dated June 17,1833 from Henry Meredith to his parents George and Mary Ann. Written from Mr. Giblin's Academy in New Town. Regarding Mr Giblin giving them a few days to recreate after the last six months of application and hoping that it will prove satisfactory and obtain the pleasure of your approval. Letter signed your dutiful and affectionate son.

Henry Meredith

Letter: Henry Meredith to parents

Letter dated November 28 1832 from Henry Meredith to his parents George and Mary Ann. Written from the Mr. Giblin's Academy in New Town. Regarding the approach of the Christmas vacation 18th of December to 22nd of January, the improvement of his learning and the school reopening in a different location after the vacation

Henry Meredith

Letter: Henry Meredith to mother

Undated letter from Henry Meredith to his mother, Mary Ann written from Mr Giblin's New Town Academy, regarding his health, the situation of the school being good, going to the races and seeing a boat on four wheels drawn by horses.

Henry Meredith

Letter from Matt Seal: February 14 1896

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated February 14, 1896, regarding falling from her bicycle, an illustrated example of his Biking Costume, hot weather, a horse dying of sunstroke and seven different parsons in Easterton.

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: April 29 1895

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated April 26, 1895, telling of fighting bushfires at Dunrobin and fly fishing and camping up and down the Glenelg River

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: July 18 1895

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated July 18, 1895, sorry he is taking so long to reply but hopes she will send him her newest photograph.

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: January 6 1896

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated January 6, 1896, thanks for the almanack, busy with parties and races, request for photo of her in jacket and sailors hat.

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: November 12 1894

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated November 12, 1898, regarding request for a new photo, the shearers strike and his pony Monkey

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: January 6 1895

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated January 6, 1895, telling of New Year parties at the neighbouring stations and thanking her for the photo and the calendar

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: March 3 1894

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Woorara, Buninyong, Victoria, dated March 4, 1894

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: December 21 1893

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated December 21, 1893 thanking her very much for the photograph and telling her about the grand fancy dress ball to be held in the Exhibition Building on the 4th of the New Year.

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: August 26 1894

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, written from Dunrobin, Casterton, Victoria, dated August 26 , 1894

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: August 26 1893

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated August 26, 1893 regarding meeting Mr Les Gatenby and George Mercer near Morningside and another Mr Gatenby and Rod O'Connor at Cressy.

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: October 29 1893

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated October 29, 1893 asking for a photograph.

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: June 5 1893

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated June 5 1893 thanking her for button hole and a tie and how he wore them to the garden party where they were immensely admired.

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: July 6 1893

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated July 6 1893 regarding the wedding of Miss Emily Dobson.

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: July 9 1893

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated July 9, 1893 apologising for sending a letter intended for her to Miss Nellie Clark.

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: April 11 1893

Humorous illustrated letter to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated April 11 1893 regarding her enclosed blue ribbon

John Leake

Letter from Matt Seal: April 14 1893

Humorous illustrated letter addressed to Miss Dolly from a young friend, Matt. Seal, from Hobart, dated April 14 1893 regarding the reward claimed by the old gentleman for the blue ribbon

John Leake

Letter: 27 October 1842

Letter written by William Wood to Leake dated 27 October 1842 regarding Leakes refusal of loan and not needing any help by the end of next year. Latin inscription at the bottom of the letter from part of the Poem Tristia by the ancient poet Publius Ovisius Naso. Donec eris felix, multos numerabis amicos; tempora si fuerint nubila, solus eris
(As long as you are lucky, you will have many friends; if cloudy times appear, you will be alone)

John Leake

Letter: 14 November 1842

Letter written by William Wood to Leake dated 14 November 1842 regarding sale of Hawkridge

John Leake

Letter: 20 November 1842

Letter written by William Wood to Leake dated 20 November 1842 regarding his desire to sell Windfall and the sheep part of Hawkridge

John Leake

Letter: 13 October 1842

Letter written by William Wood to Leake from Hawkridge dated 13 October 1842 regarding the request for loan of £300, interest payment due in 10 days and can offer collateral of 600 ewes and their accompanying lambs

John Leake

Letter: undated (October 1842)

Undated letter written by William Wood to Leake regarding his financial situation, harvest unsold, if creditors insist will sell up everything - town allotment, horses, carriage, furniture anything except the sheep

John Leake

Letter: 2 October 1842

Letter written by William Wood to Leake from Hawkridge dated (?) 2 October 1842 regarding morgage interest repayment on the 20th of month and request for loan of £300

John Leake

Letter: 2 October 1842

Letter written by William Wood to Leake from Hawkridge dated 2 October 1842 regarding fire, governor, rebuilding river banks and corn

John Leake

Letter: 29 August 1842

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 29 August 1842 regarding acceptance (enclosed), still busy ploughing and sowing

John Leake

Letter: 14 September 1842

Letter written by William Wood to Leake from Hawkridge dated 14 September 1842 regarding flood, never seeing the river that high and 350 acres of corn underwater

John Leake

Letter: 5 June 1842

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 26 June 1842 to Leake regarding his health, thanking him for his letter and when he should trim his grapevine

John Leake

Letter: 14 August 1842

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated (?) 14 August 1842 regarding always making mistakes in acceptances, all afflicted with rheumatism, rations given out to servants and going to the ball.

John Leake

Letter: 5 June 1842

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 5 June 1842 to Leake regarding surprise at the acceptance of draft being unpaid as he gave the letter to Mr Hankey a gentleman who had been staying with him – telling him it was of consequence

John Leake

Letter: 25 May 1842

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 25 May 1842, regarding sending two acceptances which he hopes will be more correct and of how he is much annoyed by the rheumatism

John Leake

Letter: 15 March 1842

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 15 March 1842 regarding mistake in the acceptance

John Leake

Letter: 22 November 1841

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 22 November 1841 offering the services of a very decent entire horse of the carriage breed for Leakes mares also Mrs Wood will be most happy to see Mrs Leake and her friends at any time

John Leake

Letter: 22 August 1841

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 22 August 1841 regarding his financial situation, finding a purchaser for Windfalls and Mr Smith wanting 750 pounds to give up the two year lease.

John Leake

Letter: 15 August 1841

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 15 August 1841 regarding no chance of his sons being able to raise any of the money which I borrowed and advanced to them for Port Philip – Idetermined on selling his land at the Windfalls or part of the Estate

John Leake

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