The Diaries of Rev. Robert Knopwood (1763-1838)Index: Royal Society of Tasmania Collection
Knopwood, Robert (2011) The Diaries of Rev. Robert Knopwood (1763-1838)Index: Royal Society of Tasmania Collection. Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)
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Rev. Robert Knopwood (1763-1838) kept a fairly detailed
and lively diary most of his life. According to
Miss Mabel Hookey (1871-1953) some of the diaries were
purchased at the sale of Knopwood's effects by her grandfather
George Stokell (? d. 1874 aged 86) of Rokeby House, Rokeby.
These covered the years 1801 - 1804, 1805 - 1808, 1814 - 1820,
1822 - 1834 and. 1836 - 1838. They passed to Stokell' s
daughter, Henrietta, who gave the first volume (1801-1804)
to her brother George whose daughter Alice sold it to the
Mitchell Library. The others were given to Mabel Hookey
who kept the second volume (1805-1808) but sold the other
three volumes to Angus & Robertson, who re-sold them to the
Mitchell Library. The Royal Society of Tasmania had
microfilm copies made of the diaries in the Mitchell
Library of Knopwood' s life in Tasmania (from 7 Feb. 1804)
and the diary owned by Miss Hookey (see RS.15.) Miss
Hookey later bequeathed the diary in her possession
(1805-1808) to the Royal Society.
A transcript of this diary (1805-1808) made by W.H. Hudspeth,
was published in Papers &Proceedings of the Roy. Soc. of Tas.,
1946 & 1947.
See also M. Hookey, “Bobby Knopwood in his times”, Hobart .
(Fuller) 1929, and The Chaplain, being some further account
of the days of Bobby Knopwood, Hobart (Fuller's Book Shop)  RS.12
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