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Mitchell, Sarah and Mitchell, Catherine (1870) Dear Kate driving William Lyne into the sea. 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 (Unpublished)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 34 - Taken 1870 - by Catherine Mitchell.
The old house called Green Bank at Swansea with the Rev J. Mayson & family looking on – Mr W J Lyne slaped Kate’s horse & then rode out to sea, thinking she would not follow, & he got swimming before he knew, as the sand shelves deeper & deeper. Patty Shaw who was afterwards his wife, nearly fell off her horse laughing. He was Sir William John Lyne of N.S.Wales, & she Lady Lyne. Martha Coates Lyne has a window at Swansea Church in her memory & was one of the best of women. Note the sea birds almost pitching on his head. A young man said when I had been given “Kennedia” as I called it what did I buy a centipede house for!- Father bought it for me but advised me not to have it which was good. In 1921 I gave that place to my nephew C.E.S. Mitchell & he sold it to Charles Barber.

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, Green Bank, Swansea, Reverend J Mayson, Mr W J Lyne, swimming, sea, horses, Patty Shaw, Sir W J Lyne, New South Wales, Lady Lyne, Martha Coates Lyne, Swansea Church, Kennedia, Charles Edward Solly Mitchell, Charles Barber
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: 26 Sep 2016 04:07
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 05:31
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