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  • Title
    Collection 02: Charles Grimes letter received from Matthew Flinders, March 1807 and portrait of [Lieut. C.R. Grimes, 50 Regt.] / by R. Read, Sydney 1840
  • Call number
    SAFE/MLMSS 7608 (Safe 1/248)
  • Level of description
  • Date

    March 1807
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  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : filed at Safe 1/248)
  • Physical Description
    Textual Records (1 folder) - manuscript

    Charles Grimes (1772-1858), Deputy Surveyor-General of New South Wales, arrived in Sydney in 1791 and proceeded to Norfolk Island. Recalled to Sydney in 1794, he eventually replaced August Alt as Surveyor-General in 1803.
    In 1803 as a member of the Cumberland expedition to Port Phillip under Lieutenant Charles Robbins, he led the first party of Europeans up the Yarra River. In 1808 Grimes left the colony and did not return because of events connected with the deposition of Governor Bligh.
    This letter was written by Flinders while imprisoned on the island of Mauritius.
  • Scope and Content
    Textual material
    SAFE/MLMSS 7608
    Letter received from Matthew Flinders, March 1807

    Pictorial material
    [Charles Robert Grimes] / watercolour drawing by R. Read, Sydney, 1840
  • Source
    Presented by Mrs Elizabeth Prosser, 1993
  • General note

    A copy of this letter is included in Matthew Flinders' private letterbook, volume 2, 1806-1810: letter number 24, dated 24 March 1807 (ML Safe 1/56 ; CY 1090). See The James Fairfax Matthew Flinders Electronic Archive.
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