Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge dated 13 june 1841 requesting subscriptions to the school in Hobart town to be called the Archdeacon Hutchins school for the instruction (as I have been informed) of the lower classes, and under the control of the chief minister of the English church in this colony: The subscriptions range from £10.10 downwards if you or others incline to subscribe
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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)
Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge, dated 20 May 1836 wishing an offer on the sale of his estate in March providing he is offered three pound per acre and the auctioning of the stock. Includes a sketch of the property
Correspondence from Capt. Wood of Hawkridge, Snakebanks, concerning his financial distress, debts, loans from Leake, mortgages on his property, attempts to sell "Windfalls" etc.; Leake to take his property and assets in trust (1844), meetings of creditors; some letters from Louis Wood when Wood was ill. Also promissory notes, accounts, letters from John Swan (1844, 1846, 1850) and Henry Priaulx (1844). Wood's letters frequently mention his wife's poor health and his own illness and also include general references: servants 1834-6); sun dial (10 Sept. 1836); ball (14 May 1842); river flooded 350 acres of corn (14 Sept. 1842); rebuilding river banks (Oct. 1842); fire damage in Hamburg (2 Oct. 1842).