Item 156-157 - Louisa Meredith to half-sister Maria

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Louisa Meredith to half-sister Maria


  • 1832-1834 (Creation)

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2 letters

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Married John Bell ( - 1842) they had four children

  1. Sabina Letitia (1833-1905) married Theophilus Vaughton-Dymock
  2. Louisa Sarah (1834-1909) married Patrick Maxwell
  3. George Meredith (1836- ) married Margaret Robertson
    4 Emily Maria (1837-1922) m. Riners Mantell

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(1824-I 882)

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Married Joseph Henry Kay (1815-1875) in 1845 they had one child - Rosina Maria (1860- ) who married Clarence Kay Meredith-Kaye (1858-1916) in New Zealand)

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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 Meredith to her half-sister Maria Meredith dated 9 February 1832 and 1841. Glad she is industrious and not forgotten what she was taught, Elizabeth Gregson, books, brothers John and Henry, thanks Mama for apples, visit to Louisa and godson.

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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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Original inventory and descriptive notes can be found at :

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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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HE Jan 2018




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