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Letter to Andrew Inglis Clark, Tasmania from Joseph G. Witton, Melbourne, dated 6th August 1884

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Witton, JG (1884) Letter to Andrew Inglis Clark, Tasmania from Joseph G. Witton, Melbourne, dated 6th August 1884. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Talks about the weather in Melbourne, the physical and mental health of himself. The Victorian Chess and Draughts Club is flourishing. The Melbourne Chess Club are so moribund and are endeavouring to to induce an amalgamation which won't happen. He is trying to start a chess column in the 'Federal Australian'. Attending meetings of Unitarianism; meeting the new minister Mr Walters and his wife and farewelling Mrs Webster who is going back to England at the end of the year. Mr Walters has some new and challenging ideas but he is quite in sympathy with this movement. He thinks he is an earnest man and he meets with great favour from the cream of the Unitarian congregation. Letters between Andrew Inglis Clark, Tasmania and Joseph G. Witton, Melbourne, 13 Sept 1882 - 9 Dec 1885 regarding his work as a law clerk in Melbourne, his friends, especially Walter Gill, religion, the Unitarian Church, George Walters, Mrs Webster, visit of Moncure Conway in 1883, family, health, Miss Witton's estate in England, books, chess and the foundation of the Chess Club 1883-4, visit to Ballarat, U.S. Independence Day 1883. C4/C339

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, social history, Australia, Van Diemen's Land, Andrew Inglis Clark, Hobart, Federation, Australian Federation
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Additional Information: Licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Australia (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/au/
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2011 06:23
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2012 23:56
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/11326
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