- 1834-1850 (Creation)
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Louisa Ann was born on 20th July 1812 at Edgbaston near Birmingham daughter of Louisa Ann Twamley, nee Meredith and Thomas Twamley .
Louisa Ann distinguished herself as an authoress, publishing her first book at the age of twenty one. In 1839 she married her cousin Charles, and shortly afterwards the couple sailed for Tasmania. Here Louisa Meredith continued her literary career and wrote and illustrated many books based on her life in Tasmania, until her death in 1895. She had four children:
- George Campbell (1840- ) married Elizabeth Jillett
- Charles Henry (1841-1842)
- Charles Twamley (1844-1888)
- Owen (1847-1927) married Eliza Jane Windsor
For more information see: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/meredith-louisa-ann-4435
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Deposited by Mrs W V G Johnson Queensland 1962 & 1964 .
Also donated separately in May 2006 by Ian and Caroline Mackersey of Auckland New Zealand, photocopy of 'Memoir
of the late George Meredith' by his son, Edwin Meredith
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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.
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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 Special.Collections@utas.edu.au
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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Original inventory and descriptive notes can be found at :https://eprints.utas.edu.au/22693/1/G4-meredith-papers.pdf
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Other Meredith papers which remained at Cambria until it was sold were deposited in the Archives Office of Tasmania (State Archves) by Miss Violet Mace in 1965 (including some which had previously been lent to the University). The Meredith (Mace) papers include further family correspondence similar to the Meredith (Johnson) papers and also include papers relating to the property, house plans, accounts, etc.
They also include Hammond/Grant papers relating to J.M. Hammond's property and Maria Hammond. NG123 MEREDITH FAMILY
A few odd papers were given to the Royal Society of Tasmania by various members of the family.
These include three letters of Louisa Ann (Twamley) Meredith (RS.33), a memoranda book of George
Meredith 1821 (RS.34) and two letters of George Meredith (RS.34,35).
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- Mary Ann Meredith (Subject)
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HE Jan 2018