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Mitchell, Sarah and Mitchell, Catherine (1874) Mark going to shoot pelicans in vain. 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 (Unpublished)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 19 - Taken 27.3.1874 - by Catherine Mitchell.
Mark up Little Swanport River, going with two guns to shoot pellicans in vain. Mr B.J. Solly holding the boat. Kate, Miss Fenton (cousin of the Shaws), Miss Davis (Mrs Bernard Shaw), S.E.E.M, & Amy M.J.M. to Fishermans Island. She & Miss Fenton drove there to meet us in the boat. Mr B.J. Solly was Annie M. Mitchell’s father whom E.H.J.M married in 1882. That is my brother Edwin Harry John Mitchell to whom my father left Mayfield in his will when he died in Christ Jesus & raised himself as if called Nov 16th 1880 – Lisdillon was left to Mark Septimus Mitchell, who died Nov 15th 1897, leaving his widow Florence Mabel Mitchell with Paul Wonostrocht, Ruth, Mary, Thomas Giblin, Naomi Dorothy and Kate Alice their children.
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, Little Swanport River, boating, pelicans, shooting, Mark S Mitchell, B J Solly, Miss Fenton, Miss Davis, Mrs Bernard Shaw, Amy M J Mitchell, Fisherman’s Island, Anne M Mitchell, Edwin Mitchell, Mayfield, will, father, John Mitchell, death, Florence Mabel Mitchell, Paul Wonostrocht, children
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: 19 Sep 2016 00:51
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 05:31
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