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Cape belonging to Sarah Benson Walker: 1812-1893

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Walker, Sarah Benson (1812) Cape belonging to Sarah Benson Walker: 1812-1893. University of Tasmania Library, Special & Rare Material Collections. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Sarah Benson Walker was the daughter of Methodists, Robert and Ann Mather, who joined the Quakers in 1934. That same year Sarah agreed to marry George Washinton Walker, despite once referring to him and James Backhouse as those 'pesky Quakers'. Sarah had ten children and served on Jane's Franklin's visiting committee to the Cascades Female Factory, and regularly participated in Monthly Meetings. Photograph titled Sarah Benson Walker's Cape - is a cape that forms part of the collection of preserved clothing by the Robey sisters (held by Society of Friends' Meeting House Collection). Photograph titled Detail of Sarah Benson Walker's Cape - shows detail of the buttons and fastenings (held by Society of Friends' Meeting House Collection). Biographical Text Source: Quaker Life in Tasmania: The First Hundred Years. Michael Bennett, University of Tasmania Library, 2007, p. 19.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Sarah Benson Walker, George Washington Walker, cape, buttons, Quaker, Religious Society of Friends, Van Diemen's Land, VDL, Tasmania, Australia
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library, Special & Rare Material Collections
Additional Information: This material is subject to copyright protection. Further dealings with this material may be a copyright infringement. Photographs of items held by Society of Friends' Meeting House Collection taken by Gillian Ward.
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:20
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/1625
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