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Letters from Charles Arthur to John Clark

Letters to John Clark (1807 - 1853) son of William Clark from Charles Arthur (1808-1884), nephew and ADC of Governor George Arthur, dated 1827 - 1829, 1840.
Personal letters including references to Col. Arthur - displeasure at late night adventures (21.4.28, 11.12.29), rumours of recall; Dr Browne's contributions to Advertiser; Kemp - "that dammed old fool"; marriage of Bothwell Police Magistrate to nymph not yet 16 Jenny Read; Capt. Donaldson; Debating Society; death of Dr. Coleman; ship "Prince Regent" stuck on sand near Iron Pot; convicts' capture of "Cyprus"; his appointment as A.D.C. to uncle Col. Arthur and description of uniform (10 Oct. 1829); Duke of Wellington's duel; Tasmanian society: dinners, dances, shooting quail at Pittwater, the "Jewess".

William Clark

William & John Clark Family Papers

  • Collection
  • 1812-1887

The William and John Clark Papers are a record of a settler family in Tasmania. They include papers concerning the management of the Cluny property, a few papers relating to Bothwell and John Clark's correspondence concerning his work as a magistrate. There are also letters to John Clark from William Barnes (1791 ?-1848). brewer of Launceston, 1829-1839; Matthew Curling Friend of Newnham, Port Officer
at George Town, 1833-1841, and from Charles Arthur (1808-1884), nephew of and Aide-de-Camp to Lt.
Governor George Arthur, 1827-1829. There are also letters from British army officers' wives and daughters addressed to Jane Clark. Also included are papers relating to the Weston Family, Ann (neeClark) and William Pritchard Weston

William Clark