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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

Mary Rose Mace to mother

Correspondence between Mary Rose (Meredith) Mace (Polly) and her mother Maria (Hammond) Meredith dates 1882-1883. From her home, Rostrevor, Spring Bay: Fanny's visit, boating picnic, dressmaking, children, opening new church (6 Feb.1883); visit to relatives in Melbourne (1882) and Mother's replies: Melbourne, Russian ship- good to rub up French (Feb.Mar.82)

Mary Rose Meredith

Mary Rose Mace to father

Correspondence between Mary Rose (Meredith) Mace and John Meredith : From Rostrevor: husband's drunkenness - wants to leave him (1879); thanks for photograph from Johnston's, old Mrs Cotton dying, Sarah Mitchell ill, John Mace still plays cricket, little Molly's lessons, Jessie a great comfort.

John Meredith

John Meredith to wife Maria

Letters between John and Maria Meredith in regard to - Knee better, splints off, seen Edwin, Mary Boots (1857); governess Miss Piguenit leaving -job "too menial", suggest older housekeeper and Maria to teach children, Fanny good to little ones (1859); Parliament, committees, St. David's Cathedral- Mr Watson a bit of a ranter (Aug.1861); Green Ponds coach, countryside, legacy (Oct. 1861); House of Assembly,land sales, James Grant (1871); express train shakey (1898)

John Meredith

Caroline (Mrs James) Grant

Letters from Caroline (Mrs James) Grant addressed to "My dear son John": Talbots of Malahide lost baby, servants, new clergyman, life on farm (1852); J.M.'s knee, backgammon (1856); birthday, J.M.'s second child (1857); family, birth of J.M.'s third son (1859); J.M.'s fourth son (1865).

John Meredith

James Grant snr. to John Meredith

Correspondence between James Grant senior and John Meredith written between 1851 and 1856. James Grant of Tullochgorurn: aprroved of John Meredith's choice of Maria Hammond who had been under his guardianship from infancy although she had relatives in Hobart but not necessary to communicate with them (1851); management of Tulloch gorum, Garth and Melrose, cape barley (1852); James junior may become tenant of Tullochgorum-at present away at North Down (1856)

John Meredith

Maria Hammond to John Meredith

Long, heavily cross-written letters from Maria at Tullochgorum to John, mainly at Oaklands Mount Gambier, of family and general news such as:- visitors and friends; Bishop and Mrs Nixon (10 Apr., 2 May), Mrs Nixon's baby died (20 May), Nixon's "charge" (23 May); Fanny M. played backgammon with Mr Bell (2 May); Archdeacon and Mrs Davies (5 May); James and Charlotte Grant's wedding and honeymoon (2 May), to live at Melrose (8 May, 23 May, 5 June), Melrose House burnt down (5 Aug. 11 Aug.); Mary Scott marrying Swedish count (8 May, 20 May, 31 May, 16 July, 18 Aug.); trading ship "City of Sydney" (15 Apr.); screw steamer "City of Melbourne" (23 May); election (5 May); gold (31 May, 5 June, 11 Aug.); visit to Campbell Town (16 June); visits to Cambria; George Meredith (J.M.'s father) better (16 June, 30 June); dined at Government House (30 June); Governor's visit (5 Aug, 18 Aug.); Glover's sketch book sold for 10 or 15 guineas (30 June). Also preparations for wedding on 2 October: Bishop's services promised, J.M.'s brother Edwin invited (22
Sept) and reply from John M. from Observatory, Hobart: commissions, furniture, Bishop Nixon to dine tomorrow when "everything will be arranged".

John Meredith

Charlotte Yeoland to Fanny Meredith

Letter from Charlotte Yeoland to Fanny Meredith, dated 28 October (no year). Birthday greetings to Fanny and John, farm, death of friend Mrs Taylor, loss of mother, Fanny's godchild growing, children only have dry bread for breakfast and tea -cannot afford butter, no fruit for jam - Mrs Nixon sent gooseberry cuttings and library books.

Fanny Meredith

Rose Grant to Fanny Meredith

Two letters from Rose Grant to Fanny Meredith dated 14 January 1854, and 1 February 1854. Written from Tullochgorum: John's scarlet fever, pleased with contents of trunk, Maria liked her things - bonnet very ladylike and becoming - dresses fit well, day fixed for 9 February [? marriage] - bishop to perform ceremony, Miss Meadows bridesmaid, afraid to have Fanny and John in case James and Charlotte's children take it (?scarlet fever), Maria's little boy, Montague's visit. Cross-written.

Rose Grant

Sarah Westall (Meredith) Poynter to sister Maria

Letter from Sarah Westall (Meredith) Poynter to her half sister Maria Meredith dated 1859. James sailing in "Tommy", going to Cambria, placing him in Mr Kay's office for a year, George's teeth need attention and will probably go down in the "Flying Squirrel" when repaired or the "Tommy", sending frock for the baby, asks for sea shells for a cousin in London.

Sarah Westall Meredith

Clara (Meredith) Dry to sister Fanny

Letter from Clara (Meredith) Dry to sister Fanny Meredith dated 24 February 1856. From Quamby: farewell to Quamby, husband an invalid- privilege to attend sick person, Maria a comfort to father in his declining years, cold baths and easily digested food- sailing Tuesday. Cross-written

Clara Meredith

Sarah Meredith to Henry Meredith

Letter from Sarah Meredith to Henry Meredith dated 10 May (no year). Letter to half brother Henry at Mr Giblin's School: French lessons, Mr Deane's pupils, brother John, Penrith's jigs.

Sarah Westall Meredith

Louisa Meredith to half-sister Maria

Letters from Louisa Meredith to her half-sister Maria Meredith dated 9 February 1832 and 1841. Glad she is industrious and not forgotten what she was taught, Elizabeth Gregson, books, brothers John and Henry, thanks Mama for apples, visit to Louisa and godson.

Louisa Meredith

2 Feb 1822 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

John Meredith

No date - c.1821- Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

John Meredith

5 Mar 1821 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

John Meredith

3 Dec 1820 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 3rd December 1820 expressing her lively interest in his well being, "Emerld" not calling at Madeira so no letter, Mr Dunn taking letters, news of Mr George Meredith's marriage, Mr and Mrs Pearce, Mr Anderson and Mr Johnston enquiring after you.

John Meredith

2 Nov 1820 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letters from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated November 2nd 1820 and addressed to Post Office Vandiemans-Land. Stating her anxiety for his welfare, happiness and prosperity and urging him not to form an intimacy with any of the passengers until he knows them better as he is among a set of disappointed people whos fortunes have become desperate and and that self interest will be their and almost only thoughts. She urges him not enter into engagements lightly or hastily and not to let himself be influenced.

John Meredith

Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letters from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated November 1820-1822. Warning against forming an intimacy with any of the passengers- "a set of disappointed people whose fortunes are become desperate", 20 "a dangerous but delightful age, his radical politics, "Emerld" not calling at Madeira so no letter, Mr Dunn taking letters, news of Mr George Meredith's marriage, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children, received copy of letter from the Cape- sorry he was suffering, glad to hear of beneficial effects of climate of V.D.L., hopes for future, times bad in England, especially for farmers, seen letters of G. Meredith to brothers and Sarah and Sabina's to Mrs Flaherty.

John Meredith

James and Sarah Meredith to son John

Letter from James Meredith and wife Sarah Meredith to their son John Meredith dated 1821. Sorry to hear he was ill on voyage, regards to Mr George Meredith and family - glad to hear they were well, sending letter with packet of newspapers by "Hope" and also letter in March by Mr Dunn, news of King, harvest, high rates and tithes, insurrection of Greeks against Turks.

John Meredith

Meat sold

Receipts for payment for meat supplied to military and convict establishments during 1845

George Meredith

Occurrences at Apsley River Farm

Occurrences at Apsley River Farm dated 28 May 1838. Memorandum of magistrates finding an assigned servant to Mr Lynes in Charles Meredith's hut and conduct of John Lyne.

George Meredith

Police Office

Notice from Police Office dated 17 December 1835. Notice to attend the Police Office for the prosecution of Dimkin

George Meredith

Thomas Bannister

Letter from Thomas Bannister dated 16 December 1835. Richard Harrison gaoler at Norfolk Plains - conduct good, Col. Arthur "too much familiarity".

George Meredith

T.W. Rowlands

Letter from T.W. Rowlands to Joseph Archer & George Meredith dated 13 January 1836. Judgement against them at suit of Nathaniel Thornton, payment £564 . 17. 4. debt due to Mrs Moore

George Meredith

J.T.Gellibrand

Letter from J.T.Gellibrand dated 31 December 1835. Surveyor General's account of the 640 acres bought by Meredith.

George Meredith

J. Lewis

Letter from J. Lewis dated 23 December 1835. Arrived in Launceslon, price of Gellibrand's land, Amos' land, William Bryan, his brother's letter to Lord Glenelg, seeds

George Meredith

W. Walpole

Letter from W. Walpole of Brown's River, dated 12 December 1835. Purchase of oil and casks.

George Meredith

James Allport

Letter from James Allport dated 16 January 1835. Cartwright & Allport : Charles Meredith's claim for compensation from Government for loss of schooner; Brown's account with Colonist.

George Meredith

Pavett per G. Stokes

Letter from Pavett per G. Stokes dated 4 Dec. [c1830s or 1840s) recommending W. Hoggins, wife & 2 children, £40 pa.

George Meredith

Robert W. Giblin

Letter from Robert W. Giblin, The Academy, New Town, dated 6 December 1833. Ordering further 50 or 60 bushels of wheat

George Meredith

Miss Turner

Undated letter from Miss Turner, situation may be suitable but a personal interview necessary.

Mary Ann Meredith

M.A. Brown

Letter from M.A. Brown dated 15 December 1827, recommending Mrs Clary as washerwoman.

Mary Ann Meredith

Amy Young to Mrs Meredith

Eight undated letters from Amy Young to Mrs Meredith. Accepting or refusing invitations for herself and Mr.Young, Mr Ratcliffe's arrival on business, thanks for gooseberries, goats for disposal, advised to apply leeches for pain in side - could Mrs. Meredith spare some, her bereavement, Mrs Poynter's "accouchement".

Mary Ann Meredith

Mary and Thomas Watson

Letter from Mary Watson and Thomas Watson dated 23 July 1833. From London: Thomas Watson bringing "a partner" back, had dolls for Sara and Fanny; Mary Watson begged for Mrs. Meredith's friendship when she arrived to settle at Swanport

Mary Ann Meredith

Mr Wilkinson

Undated letter from Mr Wilkinson. Unable to dine owing to business, Captain Dalrymple indisposed.

Mary Ann Meredith

Athur Smith, Beaufront,

Undated letter from Arthur Smith, Beaufront, Ross. Illness of Henry Meredith, recommended Dr. MacCreery at Ross, Edwin left for the Boyes.

Mary Ann Meredith

Dr William Seccombe

Letter from Dr William Seccombe dated 19 November 1824. Thanks for present of shells.

Mary Ann Meredith

Maria G. Mackenzie

Undated letters from Maria G. Mackenzie. Invitation to Mrs Meredith & son, returning books, unable to visit owing to Mr. Mackenzie's blistered foot, Mrs Poolet would not sell a drake but would exchange for a duck.

Mary Ann Meredith

Mrs. M. A. Hobbes

Letter from Mrs. M. A. Hobbes, dated 26 July 1839. Sent a drake, unable to visit as difficult to find trustworthy woman to take charge of young children.

Mary Ann Meredith

Major Lord

Undated letter from Major Lord, giving Mrs. Meredith two children's chairs and stools and vegetables, Mrs. Lord returning two towels, thanks for lamb, thanks for shells.

Mary Ann Meredith

Captain Hibbert

Letter from Capt. Hibbert, undated. Returning two volumes of Brambletye to Mrs. Meredith

Mary Ann Meredith

Thomas Gregson to Mrs Mary Meredith

Letters from Thomas Gregson to Mrs Meredith dated 13 March 1833. The Colonist : Mr Meredith requested to remain ten days to oversee the new administration.

Mary Ann Meredith

Elizabeth Gregson to Mary and George Meredith

Letters from Elizabeth Gregson to Mary and George Meredith .c. 1829-1839. Invitation to visit her at Lindisfarne, visit of young friends, her visit to Cambria, and letter from Mary Meredith to Elizabeth Gregson.: disappointed she did not accompany Mr. Gregson. (1830).

Mary Ann Meredith

S. B. Cruttendon to Mrs Meredith

Letter from S. B. Cruttendon to Mrs Mary Meredith dated 8 May (no year). Safely home at Prossers Plains, thanks for stay at Cambria, sending hyacinth bulbs and yellow chrysanthemums for garden by brother and would send Marriot's works when convenient, love to Maria.

Mary Ann Meredith

Sarah Westall Meredith to Miss Evans

Letters from George Meredith's first wife, Sarah Westall Meredith , to governess Mary Ann Evans (later Mary Ann Meredith) dated 1818 . Letter from Sarah, to Mary Ann Evans, governess: the family, proposal to bring children to new home "here" written from New Hill Street
[?Birmingham] to Haverfordwest: conduct of Mr Bunt and his agent, Mrs Twamley.

Sarah Westall Meredith (nee Hicks)

Louisa Ann Meredith (Twamley) to Mary Meredith

Letters from Louisa Ann Meredith (Twamley) to Mary Meredith 1834, ND (1840-50). Writing as Louisa Twamley to her friend with affectionate remembrances and thanks for presents from little cousins including necklace of green pearl shells, "sea butterfly" shell, drum of whale's ear (1834); as Louisa Meredith [Mrs Charles Meredith] asking for strawberry runners and seedlings.

Louisa Ann Meredith

M. Grantham

Letters to George Meredith to his wife, Mary, from M. Grantham dated 1840-1841. From Cambria to Mrs Meredith in Hobart: young ladies pleased with their dresses, John 's things, needed "delicate mittens", cotton, calico, cinnamon, black pepper, carpet broom; young ladies quite well and no vigilance would be spared but progress in their studies likely to be slow in Mrs. M.'s absence as she had less time; dinner times, needed "Cobbit's Grammar"; unable to acquire needlewoman but understood there were some in last prison ship. Also account of goods had by Miss Grantham placed to Mrs Meredith's account, including clothing, material, tooth brushes and tooth powder, ink, book of poems, slate writing paper and note of her salary £63 . 1Os

George Meredith

Jane Patterson

Letters to George Meredith to his wife, Mary, from Jane Patterson dated 13 Nov., and 16 Dec. 1837. Could instruct in French, Italian and Spanish languages and "the usual routine of a popular English education, including astronomy and the use of the globes", 18 years experience, salary £60 plus washing and travel expenses. (First letter addressed to Mrs Boyes).

George Meredith

Charlotte Betts

Letters to George Meredith to his wife, Mary, from Charlotte Betts dated 1837 and 1839. Letter from Maria enclosed, Maria better from influenza and erysipelas, fees, Maria would have a mother's care (Nov., Dec. 1837); fees due, Fanny and Clara's letters, Clara needs cold cream for face (4 Oct 1839). Also 2 bills for tuition, dressmaking and dancing lessons from Mr Dyer (15 Dec. 1837,30 Sept. 1839)

George Meredith

A.M. Flaherty

Letters to George Meredith to his wife, Mary, from A.M. Flaherty dated 1836-37,
To Mary M.: thanks God for her good health for 66 years, general news. Copy of letter from George Meredith to Mrs. F., Diss, Norfolk, U.K.: happy to spare a little aid for her, his marriage prior to departure for V.D.L., praise of wife, news of Mrs.F's former pupils George jr., Charles, Sarah.(1837). Letter to George's brother Henry about payment of increased annuity, pleased that family dear to her now extricated from former difficulties (1836).

George Meredith

Clara Meredith to father

Letter from Clara Meredith c. 1837-9 from school with Mrs Betts to her father George Meredith, written in French to show how she is improving, referring also to arithmetic, use of globes, dancing, music

Clara Meredith

George Meredith to daughter Fanny

Letter from George Meredith to his daughter Fanny dated 24 Dec. 1853 - As "Miss Meredith" considered to be the mistress of the house and so expected to be at home when visitors were received; Miss Grant's marriage; Mrs John expecting to be confined in January; Mrs Charles avoids Cambria. Endorsed with note from E. Dyer about key and pencilled verse.

George Meredith

Maria Meredith to parents

Letters from Maria Meredith to parents dated 1837 - 1841. Letters from school or, later, her sisters' homes in Hobart from Maria Meredith (1824-1882) to her mother, Mary Meredith, and one to her father: school under Mrs Charlotte Betts, music lessons with Mrs Logan, new governess Mrs Home (July 1838), request to have singing lessons from Mrs Elliott (Oct 1841), health - influenza and erysipelas (Nov. 1837); family: birthday of Sabina Bell [niece] (May 1837), christening party of Charles Crofton Boyes (Dec. 1838); shopping for clothes etc.for mother and brothers and sisters, wax doll for Fanny's birthday (Nov. 1841); friends: Mrs Arthur Smith, Mrs Dobson, Gregsons, Alfred Stephens married Miss Bedford (July 1838); dances, Government House functions, horticultural show (Oct. 1841).grand regatta to be in December (Oct. 1838).

Maria Meredith

Sabina Meredith to parents

Letters from Sabina Meredith (Mrs Boyes) to parents dated 1831-1841, some undated. "Papa" from Sabina Meredith (1810-1877, married John Boyes 9 Mar. 1833), from Hobart: articles needed for abode with her sisters in town including snuffers, tea kettle, turkeys, bottled gooseberries, account of breakages, mother's illness (1832-3); as Mrs Boyes: pregnancies, children, christening (1835), children's party for little Louisa's birthday (12 Dec.1839), Sabina's 4th birthday (Nov. 1840); baby boy fatter than ever- Dr Bedford advised weaning but not yet 9 months (28 June 1839); miscarriage (10 Jan.1840); sister Sarah's health and midwife (6 Nov. 1840); her quinsy and Dr. Bedford's treatment (28 June 1839); Boyes' illness- ordered shower baths (30 Nov. 1836); Bell's illness (1839-40); death of Boyes mother from stroke at 72 (12 Dec. 1839); shopping for mother, young stepsisters at school (1833, Jan. I839); visit to Swanport (Nov .1840, Jan. 1841); Mrs Charles [Louisa Twamley Meredith] (Oct 1839); friends: Swanstons, Youngs, Gregsons, Dr Bedford to marry Miss Selby at end of year (June 1835), dance at Barracks, visit to Government House (ND), stone of Government House laid at Govt
Garden Pt. with elegant lunch in pavilion (5 Nov.1840); servants- wages high for respectable couple (25 Oct. 1839).

Sabina Meredith

Louisa Meredith to Mary Meredith

Letter from Louisa Meredith (Mrs Bell) to Mary Meredith dated 17 Oct 1839. Louisa to stepmother on her husband's illness, family, Mrs Charles [L.A. Meredith], Gregsons, Kermode thrown from gig.

Louisa Meredith

Mary Meredith to her stepdaughters

Letter dated 11th December 1832 sent by Mary Meredith to her stepdaughters - Anxious to hear how they go in the gaieties of Hobart Town life, Sarah's improved health, will send gooseberries, eggs stc. sent by "Heir of Cranbrook House", Sabina will miss their society and may join them, hats, Cotton family, garden, Maria.

Mary Ann Meredith

Sarah Westall Meredith to Mary Meredith

Letters from Sarah W. Meredith (1807-1869) to stepmother Mary Meredith from Hobart: gossip, family especially sisters Sabina and Louisa, food and clothing to be sent home by schooner and supplies such as fresh butter from Amos, poultry, beef, coffee to be sent to town fro the sisters; chaperon; L.ouisa Twamley; ball at Government House; wedding of sister Sabina to Boyes; ball on board ship; Louisa Swanston to marry Solicitor General and would pay his debts; Mr Bell [Louisa's husband] raising roof of house; loss of "The George III (12 Apr.1835) and Governor's religious ceremony, Dorcas Society formed- all respectable ladies join (16 Sept. 1835); arrival of Col. Snodgrass to hold reins of government (14 Oct. 1836); sent mother red herrings, she and Mr Poynter liked them for breakfast toasted and spread on bread and butter, instructions for making bed valances for Sarah, Learmonth's eldest son to marry, paid bill for Maria [stepsister] at Mrs Milloys, Lady Franklin's flrst dance - huge dining room fitted as drawing room, people admired curiosities spread on tables, one or two "awful quadrilles", tea coffee, cakes; Miss Woodley? engaged to Mr Bennett -both went up to top of Mt Wellington and returned the same day "a feat never yet performed by a female"; comment "I do not mention anything approaching gaiety, such a wicked thing is not thought of now and certainly Lady Franklin is worse than Mrs Arthur" (8 Dec. 1837); Charles going
to England. After her marriage in 1836 to James Peck Poynter (1790-1847) letters are signed S.W. Poynter

Sarah Westall Meredith

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