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Draft letter to WB Noyes (Police Magistrate) from GF Story, June 1856

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Story, George Fordyce (1856) Draft letter to WB Noyes (Police Magistrate) from GF Story, June 1856. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A draft letter to WB Noyes, Police Magistrate, from Dr GF Story, dated 4th June 1856. The letter concerns the death of 'Miles', who was bitten by a snake near Kearney's Bogs. Story conducted a postmortem examination of the man where he died, because of the difficulties of transporting the body in hot weather. Noyes appears to have been criticised for these actions, which Story took responsibility for and defended in this letter. Peter Hobbins of the University of Sydney transcribed the letter in September 2010. A copy of his transcription is included in this record. From Cotton Family Papers C7/41.6

Item Type: Other
Keywords: GF Story, Dr George Fordyce Story, WT Noyes, police magistrate, coroner's inquest, postmortem report, snake-bite, James Miles, Kearney's Bogs, Hunt Quarry Marshes, Van Diemen's Land, VDL, Tas, Tasmania, Waterloo Point, Dr Story defence, Swansea, early Tasmania, social history, transcribed by Peter Hobbins, Peter Hobbins
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Quaker Collection
Dr GF Story Collection
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Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2014 04:04
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 05:03
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