Sub-item 23 - Letters : Sarah Benson to her sister Ann Mather

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AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2007/1-67-23


Letters : Sarah Benson to her sister Ann Mather


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1 digital file - original document held in a Private Collection

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Ann Mather (1786-1831) was the daughter of Rev. Joseph Benson (1749-1821), a prominent Methodist minister and friend of John Wesley. She married Robert Mather (c1782-1855)

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Letter from Sarah Benson to her sister Ann, Mrs. Robert Mather, who was at Ramsgate into which the disabled 'Hope' had sailed after narrowly escaping shipwreck in October 1821. The Mathers subsequently sailed for Van Diemen's Land on the barque 'Heroine' on the 28th April, 1822. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 15

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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