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Reference to the index of Dr George Fordyce Story a medical practitioner, who, in 1828 accompanied his friend Francis Cotton to Australia, travelling as surgeon on the "Mary".

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Story, George Fordyce and Cotton, Francis and Cotton (Tilney), Anna Maria and von Mueller, Ferdinand Reference to the index of Dr George Fordyce Story a medical practitioner, who, in 1828 accompanied his friend Francis Cotton to Australia, travelling as surgeon on the "Mary". University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Dr Story made his home with the Cotton family who had settled at Kelvedon near Swansea. He looked after the health of the large family and the farm servants but his main position was assistant district surgeon at the Waterloo Point (Swansea) convict station. His scientific knowledge was helpful in farm and sheep development, analysing patent scab cures etc. Francis Cotton and his wife Anna Maria (Tilney) formerly of Kelvedon, Essex, U.K. were members of the Society of Friends (Quakers)and Dr Story also became a Quaker and made some missionary visits on behalf of the Friends to South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. He was a keen botanist and naturalist and corresponded with and collected specimens for Dr. von Mueller of Melbourne Botanical Gardens. He also kept regular meteorological records for the Royal Society of Tasmania. He served as electoral officer for Glamorgan, was on the Glamorgan School Board and helped to found a Library in Swansea in 1862. Dr. Story's papers include medical case notes and accounts, student notes and exercises, botanical papers including some correspondence with Dr. von Mueller, copies of electoral returns etc. C7

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
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Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2011 23:55
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:18
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/11071
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