Collection RS32 - Mitchell Papers

Index to RS32 Mitchell Family History Family Tree Diary 1866-1868 & 1869-1870 Diary 1870-1872 Diary 1872-1873 Diary 1874 Diary 1875 Diary 1876 Diary 1877 Diary 1878 Diary 1879 Diary 1880 Diary 1881 Diary 1889 Diary 1891

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Mitchell Papers


  • 1833-1945 (Creation)

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92 files

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Born 2 June 1853 second daughter of John & Catherine Augusta (Keast) Mitchell. Sarah started keeping a diary at the age of thirteen and continued until she was ninety-two, although for the last few years she had to dictate them to her niece, Grace.

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Catherine Penwarne (Kate) eldest daughter of John & Catherine Augusta (Keast) Mitchell married the Reverend John Aubrey Ball of Bright, Victoria, at St. John's Church, Buckland, in 1877 but died the following year and is buried at Buckland, Tasmania.

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Bequeathed by Miss Sarah E. E. Mitchell and presented by her niece Miss Grace Mitchell, 24 September 1946
(except items RS76 - RS 79 presented by Mis Sarah E.E. Mitchell in 1937)

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Collection consists of scrapbooks, diaries, correspondence and other ephemeral material created, collected and collated by Sarah E.E. Mitchell over her lifetime.

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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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