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Letters from GF Story to JB Mather, 1843-1846

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Story, George Fordyce (1843) Letters from GF Story to JB Mather, 1843-1846. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Letters from Dr George Fordyce Story to Joseph Benson Mather, dated 1843 - 1846. The letters are primarily concerned with securing supplies of food and clothing, which Mather (a draper by trade) furnished Story with. Story also writes about the experiences of mutual friends and family. Of particular note is DX20/1166 (Letter 3), in which Story writes of a house fire at Kelvedon, and also of the escape of 12 convicts from the Rocky Hills penal station. Story writes that the convicts had been inspired by an account of run-aways found in the Rocky Hills convict library, which detailed the escape of New South Wales prisoners to one of the 'Feejee' (Fiji) Islands. DX20/1167 (Letter 4) is written on the back of a vinegar label. From Private Deposits DX20/1163, 1164, 1166, 1167.

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Keywords: Dr GF Story, George Fordyce Story, Joseph Benson Mather, JB Mather, JB Mather and Sons, 1840s, 1843 - 1846, correspondence, social history, letters, trade, supplies, flower bulbs, Francis Cotton, wool, Kelvedon, East Coast Tasmania, Tas, Tasmania, flour, silk, textiles, materials, draper, clothing, nineteenth century clothing, family, community, botanical, botany, receipts, Quaker, military, Waterloo Point, salary, wage, receipts, fire, arson, house fire, sugar, supplies, leather, saddles, illness, friends, escapees, run-aways, escaped convicts, education, books, Rocky Hills library, Rocky Hills penal station, convicts, Champion and Co's Celebrated Vinegar
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Quaker Collection
Dr GF Story Collection
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Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 03:59
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 05:02
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