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Letter from Lady Franklin to George Washington Walker 25th Oct. 1843 and card with engraving of Ancanthe by Thomas Bock

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Franklin, Jane (1843) Letter from Lady Franklin to George Washington Walker 25th Oct. 1843 and card with engraving of Ancanthe by Thomas Bock. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Letter from Jane Franklin to George Washington Walker inviting himself and Mrs Walker to the opening of the, soon to be completed, museum 'Ancanthe'. The museum, and about 500 acres of land, was entrusted to five members of the Tasmanian Society for a future college, the proceeds of the land to be used to maintain the museum and form a native arboretum. Membership requirements of the Society are outlined, being a combination of submission of a paper to the journal, a Tasmanian natural history object to the museum or a book to the library with connections to any of the Australian Colonies. Mention is made of the selection of articles from the tables at Government House prior to the sale, by Mrs Walker and some other ladies of the Tasmanian Society, one of which she is offering to her as a memorial to their association. The inscription in Latin and English on the cornerstone of the Museum is written at the end of the letter. The card with an engraving of Ancanthe, by the convict artist Thomas Bock, was given by Lady Franklin to those attending the opening of 'Ancanthe'. The inscription on the back by George Washington Walker reads, 'Presented by Lady Franklin on the eve of her departure from V. D. Land along with a token of remembrance to my wife, 25/10 mo. 1843. GWW' This card accompanied a vase given by Lady Franklin to Mrs. G. W. Walker. W9/A1/11

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Quaker, Religious Society of Friends, Tasmania, Religious history, social history, Australia, Van Diemen's Land, VDL, Tasmanian Society, Lady Franklin, Jane Franklin, Sir John Franklin, Ancanthe, Lady Franklin Museum, Lenah Valley, Kangaroo Valley, Queens Grammar School,Government House, George Washington Walker, James Backhouse, Sarah Benson Walker,Lady Franklin Gallery, Thomas Bock, engraver, convict, artist.
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Additional Information: This material is subject to copyright protection. Further dealings with this material may be a copyright infringement.
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:20
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/1571
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