- 1818 (Creation)
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First wife of George Meredith married in 1805 and died suddenly in 1820. They had five children: George (1806-1836), Sarah Westall (1807-1869), Louisa (1808-1890), Sabina (1810-1877), Charles (1811-1880).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
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 George Meredith's first wife, Sarah Westall Meredith , to governess Mary Ann Evans (later Mary Ann Meredith) dated 1818 . Letter from Sarah, to Mary Ann Evans, governess: the family, proposal to bring children to new home "here" written from New Hill Street
[?Birmingham] to Haverfordwest: conduct of Mr Bunt and his agent, Mrs Twamley.
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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
Existence and location of originals
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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Dates of creation revision deletion
HE Jan 2018