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Mitchell, Sarah and Mitchell, Catherine (1873) Hop feast dancing at Lisdillon. University of Tasmania Special and Rare Collections and The Royal Society of Tasmania, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Sketch from the scrapbook of Sarah E.E. Mitchell of Lisdillon on the East Coast of Tasmania 1874.

Sketch 91 - Taken May 1873 - by Catherine Mitchell. Hop feast at Lisdillon my home and birthplace June 2nd 1853. The yard was white with snow, mother said, and in 1879 it came again about an inch deep, and again in 1921 it was white for an hour or so, on a Sunday at noon. This feast was April 10th 1873. The piano was in the passage at the front door & Mr William John Lyne was trying to show how to dance a quadrille on the gravel drive. There were some dancing the polka – I think mother was inside the old windows – the new ones were sent from England. F.W.D.M sent them to mother for Mark S Mitchells wedding 1885 to Florence Mabel Giblin. Our sister Amy M.J.M married her brother Herbert James Giblin, 15 March 1880.

The sketches by Catherine Penwarne (Kate), eldest daughter of John and Catherine Mitchell (of Cornwall, England, who settled at Lisdillon, East Coast Tasmania in 1852) were made between 1860 and 1876, and portray aspects of 19th Century social and domestic life. Catherine’s sketches were compiled by her sister Sarah. E.E.Mitchell. Derived from her own collection, from those of friends and relations, and from John Ball, Kate's husband, they were compiled sometime between 1928 and 1933. The sketches are mounted in an album, together with: locks of Kate's hair on red silk; a pressed fern arrangement; a coloured photograph of John and Catherine Ball; and coloured views of Buckland Churchyard in 1850, showing the grave of Paul Thomas Mitchell, aged 3 days, and in 1879 showing the grave of Catherine Penwarne Ball. The scrapbook was bequeathed to The Royal Society of Tasmania in 1946.
RS 32/4

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Sarah E.E. Mitchell, Catherine Mitchell, Tasmania, Australia, social history, 19th Century, Lisdillon, East Coast Tasmania, The Royal Society of Tasmania, snow, hop feast, dancing, Mr William J Lyne, windows, marriage, wedding, Mark S Mitchell, Florence Mabel Giblin, Amy M J Mitchell, Herbert James Giblin
Publisher: University of Tasmania Special and Rare Collections and The Royal Society of Tasmania
Copyright Information:

This is an unpublished literary work created between 1860 and 1875. Copyright subsists in this item.

Collections: Royal Society Collection > Mitchell Collection > Sketchbook Collection
Royal Society Collection
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“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections, The Royal Society of Tasmania, The Mitchell Family and The Plomley Foundation. From The Royal Society of Tasmania Collection RS 32/4”

Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2016 23:23
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 05:30
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