Collection 2007/1 - Walker Family Papers 2007

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AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2007/1

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Walker Family Papers 2007

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  • 1820-2007 (Creation)

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2 type one boxes & 2 folders

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(1800-1859)

Biographical history

George Washington Walker (1800-1859), Quaker, shopkeeper and humanitarian, was born on 19 March 1800 in London, the twenty-first child of John Walker (1726-1821) by his second wife, Elizabeth, née Ridley. Because of the death of his mother and the absence of his aged father engaged in the saddle trade in Paris, he was brought up by his grandmother in Newcastle. He was educated by a Wesleyan schoolmaster near Barnard Castle, and apprenticed in 1814 to a linen draper. Impressed by the probity and wisdom of his Quaker employers and James Backhouse of York, a leading Quaker minister, he left the Unitarian persuasion of his family in 1827 and became a member of the Society of Friends. The next year he formed the first Temperance Society in Newcastle.
For more information see http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/walker-george-washington-2764

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Walker Family Papers: part of a donation by B.B. (Jim) Walker, George B. Walker & Peter Benson Walker 2007

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The papers consist mainly of family correspondence of G.W. Walker and his children and complements the collection held at
AU TAS UTAS SPARC W9 - https://sparc.utas.edu.au/index.php/walker-family-papers

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Open for research

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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

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2020

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