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McElroy, JA 1932 , 'Letters of John Martin, the Irish political prisoner' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 47-54 .

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Some months ago there was handed to me from St.
George's Rectory, Hobart, a small packet, on which was
written " Old Tasmanian Letters from Dr. C. "
It was naturally supposed they were connected with the
early history of the church (St. George's, Battery Point,
Hobart), in which I was much interested. I looked forward
eagerly to reading them, thinking they might have
to do with the dispute between Sir John Franklin and
Captain Montagu over building the tower. They might
contain a note from Lady Franklin when she sent her five
guineas towards a peal of bells, which, alas, never
materialised. They might even be part of that very willing
theological controversy between Bishop Nixon and Dr.
Henry Phibbs Fry!

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:McElroy, JA
Keywords: Mrs. J.A. McElroy (nee Perkins), Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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