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Boyes, George Thomas William Blarney (2011) Diaries and letters of George Thomas William Blamey Boyes (1787-1853) Index: Royal Society Collection. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

George Thomas William Blamey Boyes (1787-1853) public servant and diarist arrived in Sydney in January 1824, by the 'Sir Godfrey Webster’ as deputy-assistant-commissary-general in New South Wales. In November 1826 he transferred to Hobart and was soon after appointed auditor of civil accounts. He also served on the Legislative Council, was acting colonial secretary (1842-3) and held a number of minor government offices. He went to England in. 1832, returning in 1834 with his wife, Mary (Ediss) whom he had married in 1818. They had seven children. Boyes diaries are detailed and include waspish comment on his contemporaries. His letters to his wife are also informative. Other letters are in RS.26 and Uni.Archives B.18 RS.25

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Keywords: Tasmania, Royal Society of Tasmania, science, natural science, social history, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, Van Diemen's Land,
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Boyes Collection
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Royal Society Collection
Additional Information: Royal Society Collection RS.25
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 04:23
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015 23:51
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