Item 12 - Philip Oakden Letters

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Philip Oakden Letters


  • 1834-1838 (Creation)

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Letters and ms. copies from a letter book

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Philip Oakden (1784-1851), merchant, banker and social worker, was the son of Philip Oakden of Stydd, Derbyshire, England, and his wife Mary, née Huerdd. He emigrated to Van Diemen's Land in the 'Forth' in November 1833, and next year was elected to the board of directors to organize the establishment of the independent Tamar Bank in Launceston. For more information see:

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Copies of letters, extracted from the letter book of Philip Oakden, banker and founder of Union Bank in Lauceston, written to Osmund Gilles during the period 1834-1838.

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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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Ms. copies made by Janet Pitty, Uni, Historical Research Assistant from the letter book in the possession of H. O. Gillett.

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gc August 2018




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