Collection RS33 - Louisa Ann Twamley Letters

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Louisa Ann Twamley Letters


  • 1829-1835 (Creation)

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Mother of Louisa Ann Meredith (nee Twamley)(1812-1895) , sister of George Meredith (1777-1856) and wife of Thomas Twamley (1757-1834), miller and corn inspector.

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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:

  1. George Campbell (1840- ) married Elizabeth Jillett
  2. Charles Henry (1841-1842)
  3. Charles Twamley (1844-1888)
  4. Owen (1847-1927) married Eliza Jane Windsor
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Presented by Mrs. W.V.G. Johnson, 23 February 1951.

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Letters of Louisa Ann Twamley, nee Meredith, of Edgbaston near Birmingham, U.K., and of her daughter Louisa Ann, to their Meredith relations in Tasmania.

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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

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HE May2020




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