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Walker Family Papers : Letters to George Washington Walker from James Backhouse, 1842-1846

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Backhouse, James and Walker, George Washington (1842) Walker Family Papers : Letters to George Washington Walker from James Backhouse, 1842-1846. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Letters received from James Backhouse (1794-1869), naturalist and Quaker missionary, writen from York. U.K. between 1842-1846 to George Washington Walker (1820 - 1858) mainly concerning personal and family matters.
George Washington Walker and James Backhouse arrived in Hobart Town in 1832 and during the course of their missionary work, gave Governor Arthur eight valuable reports on the penal settlements of Macquarie Harbour and Port Arthur, the Aboriginal establishment on Flinders Island, the conditions of road-gangs, chain-gangs, assigned servants and their masters, and the Van Diemen's Land Co., Throughout their journeys Backhouse collected a valuable herbarium which he sent to Kew Gardens. In recognition of his contribution,the genus of a myrtaceous shrub was named Backhousia. (7 of 24 letters)
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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,
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
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Collections: Quaker Collection
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Walker Collection W Private Deposit W9/A1/2 1-7 ( 7 of 24 letters)

Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2013 23:53
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2016 00:36
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