Society of Friends -- Tasmania



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Abraham Davy - letter to Francis Cotton

Letter to Francis Cotton from Abraham Davy dated 7 November 1844. Davy remembered his visit to the Cottons and the Cottons visit to NSW. He also mentioned his family - Helen making progress at school, Meetings, Quakers Ruth Allen and J.P. Robinson, plainness of speech, T. Pollard's children, second marriage.

Thomas Judd

Barnett family

Miscellaneous papers relating to the Barnett family. Barbara Barnett, the grand-daughter of Henry Propsting, established the first ‘rest home’ for old people in Hobart in 1922.

Thomas Judd

Friends' School Archive

  • Collection
  • 1884-1978

Collection consists of administrative correspondence, annual reports, minutes and financial statements regarding the schools board, and schools administration. Material relating to staff and students including the school magazine, class lists and student activities. Also included are the papers relating to the Hobartville Association from 1888 to 1910 . Also a large collection of early photographs.

Friends' School

Henrietta Pierce's photograph album

Photograph album presented on 23 November 1897 to Henrietta Pierce, secretary of the Missionary Helpers Union, Hobart. She had taught at Friends School for eleven years and was leaving Hobart to teach at her aunt's school in Colchester, England. Letter enclosed signed by members of the Missionary Helpers' Union.
Photographs (as identified by Nancie Hewitt):

  1. Pierce family - Alice, Henrietta, John, Margaret (9 yrs)
  2. Friends School party (group of girls and boys seated on ground with tennis racquets)
  3. May Gould - first cousin of Henrietta Pierce
  4. Gould boys left to right: Jack, Arthur, Cecil, Alan
  5. Mrs W.E. Shoobridge (nee Mather)
  6. Edith Shoobridge, daughter of above and missionary wife
  7. Ada Gatchell, Irish Friend (blind and deaf 40 years)
  8. Frank Mather, Margaret and Henrietta Pierce before Henrietta went to England 1897
  9. Charles Sowden
  10. Henry Propsting
  11. Hannah Propsting
  12. Sarah Pumphrey and Mary (daughter)
  13. Elinor and Margerita Robey [as children with doll]
  14. Miss Wilson (LeTall), housekeeper Friends School
  15. Margaret Pierce
  16. Alice Pierce - taken at Lawson by William Allen [elderly woman with stick and bundle of firewood]
  17. Shoobridge family - Edith's wedding
  18. Samuel Clemes - first head of Friends School
  19. Isabella Jane Clemes (1840-1903) first [woman] senior wrangler of Cambridge University, Newham College
  20. Ferdinand Grone, husband of Lizzie Pierce
  21. Aunt Lizzie Pierce, John Pierce's sister
    24 Thomas Pierce (grandfather of Mary) "(John youngest son): and Mary Anne
  22. Pierce cousin (boy) (carte de visite by G. & J. Hall, Wakefield, England]
  23. Woman, spectacles, head & shoulders by William Gill of Colchester [aunt? or other relative]
  24. Henrietta Pierce [Later photograph, head & shoulders by Whitfield Crosse & Co., Salisbury, Devizes & Southampton]
  25. John Pierce and Elizabeth - first wife ("Gould. Her brother a Hobart chemist, grandfather of present ones")
  26. John & Elizabeth Pierce [carte de visite photos by G. & J. Long, Newport Isle of Wight and Brading]
  27. Friends of Ettie's in England [two young men, spectacles, 1920s or 1930s, photo by Edges Ltd., Llandudno]
  28. [Young man, rustic boots and breeches no date]

Henrietta Pierce

Historical notes and cuttings

Notes and cuttings relating to the Brownell, Judd, Barnett and Propsting families, made by Nancie Hewitt, including:-

Brownell: notes by Mrs Hewitt including extracts from an account of Thomas Coke Brownell by his son John Beecham Brownell, photograph of T.C. Brownell.
Barnett: news cutting on Archdeacon Ernest Judd Barnett (died 1955) and copy of memorial address, notes, photograph of Grace Hannah Barnett, obituary of Barbara Burnett (1946).
Patricia Hewitt to serve in India news cutting 1961.
Judd: notes on Judd family; copy of letter from Elizabeth Judd to her aunt, H. Cane, London, on arrival in Hobart describing their voyage, Father being schoolmaster for the voyage in an emigrant ship, and describing Hobart - many things cheaper than in England 1 December 1842 (typed and manuscript copy).
Propsting: marriage declaration of no impediment to the marriage of Alfred Henry Barnett to Elizabeth Georgina Propsting no date; notes on the Propsting (or Probstein) family; extract from minutes of Friends Meeting concerning Henry Propsting 1878, 1901; photographs of Ann and Hannah, first and second wives of Henry Propsting.
Family tree showing connection of Brownell, Barnett, Judd and Propsting families.
News cuttings: Friends School painting of Matthinna, Arthur Circus, Fern Tree Hotel.

Thomas Judd

John Beecham Brownell letter to parents

Written from school, Mr Cowle's 'Hobart Town Classical and Commercial Academy' by John Beecham Brownell to parents [Thomas Coke and Elizabeth Brownell] dated 15 December 1851: Christmas holidays would start on 17 December.

Thomas Judd

Judd & Brownell Family Papers

  • Collection
  • 1822-1961

Miscellaneous items collected by Nancie Hewitt (nee Brownell), including copies of Judd and Brownell papers, notes relating to Judd, Brownell and Propsting families and other items given to Mrs Hewitt. Also Mrs Hewitt's notes on the Society of Friends and the Quaker faith and some photographs of Quakers.

Thomas Judd

Miscellaneous Quaker Papers

  • Collection
  • 1889-1950

Collection consists of miscellaneous items found in books that were purchased for the Quaker Collection from the Rowntree Family. Includes circulars, photographs, Ackworth School material and sketches

Notes on the Society of Friends (Quakers)

Nancie Hewitt's notes on the Society of Friends (Quakers), including drafts of talks, "James Backhouse and George Washington Walker, adapted and summaries from 'a narrative of a voyage to the Australian Colonies by James Backhouse' for young friends by Nancie Hewitt" (typescript), photographs of pages of F. Mackie's "Journal" including sketch of Hobart Town 1852.

Thomas Judd

Photograph Album

Includes Clemes family and pupils on picnic 1891, Mount Wellington bridges, Russell Falls, groups of boys, girls in white dresses, girls' cricket, school and grounds, classroom, dining room, library, laboratory, school hospital (child Dorothea Benson on bench outside), views of Hobart, Brent children on ponies, Bushy Park (including views of hop-picking and mill wheel, Shoobridge girls), Hobart Regatta, ships at wharf, kindergarten with Hettie Fitzsimmon, Friends Picnic 1904.

Friends' School

Photograph Album

Includes photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Clemes and staff, Mrs. Tanner (housekeeper) in lace cap, girls, boys, basketball, tennis, classrooms, assembly hall, laboratory, school picnics.

Friends' School

Photograph of of nine gentleman

Photograph of nine gentlemen, three seated. Photograph named. Back row Thomas Mather, Thomas Binns, Charles H Robey, Lewis May, Robert Mather, N H Propsting. Seated William Wells, J. Francis Mather & William Corben

Friends' School


Record of students activities, including diaries, school magazines, speech nights and garden parties. A pictorial record of the spirit and progress of the school is provided by an excellent series of photographs taken by the school photographic club, established and encouraged by some of the early masters. There are many photographs of the staff and pupils, boarders and other Friends on picnic excursions, girls playing cricket, boys playing marbles, sports teams, and views of the school inside and out. Many of the photographs were taken in the 1890s. Some were used to illustrate the school magazine School Echoes, started in 1890, which also contained many contributions from pupils describing school activities and topical events

Friends' School

Thomas Judd's diary

Diary of Thomas Judd (1822-1915) son of Thomas Judd (1794-1887) and Elizabeth (Cane) on a voyage from England to Tasmania on the "Sir Charles Napier" with his family: "Father and Mother, Elizabeth, myself, John, Ann, Rebecca, Susan, Martha and Henry (we have left William behind - being deaf and dumb - to receive his education in the asylum)". The diary consists mainly of the voyage: weather, activities on board, prayer meetings in their cabin. On arrival they took a house in Macquarie Street and looked for jobs. Ann and Elizabeth were offered posts as governesses but Elizabeth died on 30 December, at the age of 22, and was buried in the Scotch burial ground.
Typed typescript made by D. Little 2 July 1953 - spelling and punctuation altered.

Thomas Judd