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Letter to Mrs Clark, Tasmania from Joseph G. Witton, Melbourne, dated 11th August 1885

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Witton, JG (1885) Letter to Mrs Clark, Tasmania from Joseph G. Witton, Melbourne, dated 11th August 1885. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Congratulations of birth of child number 5. Ruminates on the lack of contact with enfants; rues the status of being a bachelor. Proceeds to relate the stories of some pet animals as subjects of his devotion. Related a dream he had of visiting Tasmania and Rosebank in particular. Comments about the weather in Hobart and in Melbourne. Talks about his fellow lodgers at No.2 Balmoral Terrace. Talks about visiting a paternal uncle in Gippsland who knows nothing of his existence. Miss Gill has earned deserved praise in her literary writings from Matthew Arnold. Convey greetings to the children and mutual friends. 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/C346

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
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Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2011 05:27
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2011 01:17
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/11333
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