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Mitchell, Sarah and Mitchell, Catherine (1869) Playing croquet, a gift from Frank Mitchell. 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 (Unpublished)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 97 - Taken April 1869 - by Catherine Mitchell.
Playing Croquet at Lisdillon on the front lawn with the post and rail fence put up by father instead of the old pailing fence, nearer the flower border – former people called Shaw lived there but did no good, two young men, used to amuse themselves firing bullets through it & we used to see the holes. They where not E.C. Shaw family. – Our brother Frank W.D. Mitchell in London, England at the Paymaster Generals Office which he gained from 3 with 131 marks to spare, & at the last of three, he was 18 years old, & the others past 20yrs. The school master at Exeter used to publish in the prospectus, that his pupil got into office, before others. He was 20 yrs in London & about the same in Dublin, Secretary for Congested Districts Board, & went all over Ireland. Retired to England with a good name & “Imperial Service Order” – Well he sent us “Croquet” & afterwards “Lawn Tennis” soon after it came out in England – Kate, Edwin, Amy , Miss F Johnston, Mr Henry Grigg & S.E.E.M are playing.

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, Frank W D Mitchell, games, croquet, Shaw family, London, England, Dublin, Ireland, education, Exeter, work, gifts, Edwin Mitchell, Amy M J Mitchell, Miss F Johnston, Mr Henry Grigg, garden, fence
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
Additional Information:

This material may be requested from the Library for research and study purposes as provided for in the Copyright Act 1968. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact Special.Collections@utas.edu.au

When reusing this material, please provide the following acknowledgement:
“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: 18 Jul 2016 03:58
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 05:30
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