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Letter from Theodore West to GF Story, 1859


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West, Theodore (1859) Letter from Theodore West to GF Story, 1859. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection. (Unpublished)

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A letter from Theodore West to Dr GF Story, dated 1859. West describes the failure of the saw-mill he worked at, and the difficulties of maintaining a business at this time. He also discusses his attempts at gold-panning on the Fitzroy goldfields, and time spent collecting wildflowers and other 'curiosities' in the Australia bush. Most interesting is an additional note made on the front of the letter, in which West quizzes Story on remedies for snakebite. From Cotton Family Papers C7/169........Letter transcribed by Sarah Clarkson, University of Tasmania Library.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Theodore West, GF Story, George Fordyce Story, 1859, snakebite, snake bite remedy, medicine, saw mill, social history, geography, geographical description, correspondence, letter, letters, gold, mining, gold panning, Melbourne, Friends, Quakers, Quaker, wildflowers, collecting, transcription
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Quaker Collection
Dr GF Story Collection
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Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 03:47
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2015 06:08
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