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Photograph of woman seated, circa 1860-1870

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., (1860) Photograph of woman seated, circa 1860-1870. Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This photograph may possibly be of Charlotte Lee Archer, born 1834, eldest daughter of John Lee Archer and Sophia Mattinson. She married Dr Andrew Mowbray in Melbourne on January 1854. He died on 22 November 1854. There were no children.

The widowed Charlotte married William George Gibson, (visiting magistrate, Emu Bay), a year later, on 7 December 1855. They had three children, born 1856, 1858 and 1861. Charlotte and William went to live in England. He died there in 1870, and Charlotte returned to Stanley that same year with two of their children.

The dress in the photograph is correct for the mid 1850s. The young woman appears to be the right age, 21 years old. She appears to be wearing a wedding ring, and seems to be dressed in mourning colours. This would date the photograph to about 1855.

Charlotte would also be the Aunt Charlotte of the photograph of Aunt Charlotte's Cottage 1870
Unknown photographer. Bequeathed by John Murray Harrisson, great grandson of John Lee Archer, 1941. RS.123/17

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, Royal Society of Tasmania, science, natural science, social history, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, Van Diemen's Land, photograph
Publisher: Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Royal Society Collection
Other Special Collections
Photograph Collection
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RS.123/17

Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2013 03:32
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:49
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