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Reference to index of records of the correspondence of James and John Grant

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Grant, James and Grant, John (2010) Reference to index of records of the correspondence of James and John Grant. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

James Grant (l786-1870) and John Grant (d. 1825) were sons of James and Margaret Grant of Nairn, Scotland. John arrived in V.D.L. in January 1823 as a merchant in partnership with Alexander B. Spark, who settled in Sydney. John acted as a merchant in Hobart in partnership with Bethune. James Grant sent from London introductions, consignments of harness, ale, printed cotton and other goods, advised his brother about the sale prices of hides, whale oil etc. in Liverpool and consulted him about other business possibilities, such as muskets to sell to the natives in New Zealand and other ideas. James and his wife Caroline (d. 1868) the daughter of John Neve of Tenterden, Kent, followed John and arrived in Apri11824. James and his brother received grants of land in the Fingal Valley and James named his "Tullochgorum". However John became ill and took a trip to Sydney for his health and died there on 11 December 1885, leaving most of his property to James.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, van diemens land, social history, history, colony, colonial, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, index,
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Additional Information: University of Tasmania Library, Special and Rare Materials Collection - Private Deposit G.2
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2011 06:40
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2011 21:10
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/10931
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