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Mitchell, Sarah and Mitchell, Catherine (1874) Amy’s school fellows arrive in the Constable’s cart. 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 (Unpublished)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 106 - Taken January 1874 - by Catherine Mitchell.
Amy M.J Mitchell’s school fellow at Miss Garrett’s school, Hobart who came to Lisdillon for this holiday term, Kate P.M., & S.E.E.M, going to meet Amy Cecilia Shaw, & her cousin Miss Katey Smith, whom Constable John Pyke has brought with him from Swansea. He had to bring papers for our father, as Warden of Glamorgan, to sign, we teased them saying they were brought in the constable’s cart. Mr John Pyke retired and bought Courland near Bicheno on the sea, and died about 1918. His parents lived on Ram Island of 90 acres, in Little Swanport River: five sons & three daughters – the boys use to call Mrs Pyke – “The Shag of Ram Island”

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, visitors, holidays, Amy M J Mitchell, Miss Garrett’s School, Hobart, education, Amy Cecilia Shaw, Katey Smith, John Mitchell, Warden, John Pyke, constable, police, Ram Island, Little Swanport River, death, Courland, Bicheno
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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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 03:50
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 05:30
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