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Martin, George (2011) George Martin Letter Index: Royal Society Collection. Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Letter written by George Martin to his wife and a copy of a location extract of a grant of 800 acres. The letter refers to his voyage out from Dartmouth, U.K. as captain of the schooner 'John Firie' which later traded between Kangaroo Island, S.A. and Hobart. On arrival at Kangaroo Island he joined 'together two couple in Holy Matrimony', one being Mr Stephens 'our manninger' [Samuel Stephens (1808-1840), colonial manager of the South Australian Co., who married Charlotte Hudson Beare on 24 Sept. 1836 The letter also describes Hobart, as compared with his first voyage there - 'all the place from around Battery Point around old Knopwood' s place is made a fine wharf where ships lay alongside to load and unload'. He refers to the Roberts family: Roberts now dead and Mrs Roberts, with her daughters Caroline and Betsy keep a respectable boarding school for young ladies, Robert Roberts married to Miss Sherwin. Martin's sons Robert and George were to start school with Mr Giblin's father at Newtown. RS 134

Item Type: Other
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, land grant, voyage, Roberts family
Publisher: Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Royal Society Collection
Other Special Collections
Additional Information: Royal Society Collection RS 134
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2011 02:25
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 01:24
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