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402336
  • Title
    Henry Fricker - letter received from Mary Johnson, 21 Dec 1795
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 6722 (Safe 1/192)
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1795
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    402336
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 4036 (frames 44 - 52)
  • Physical Description
    0.01 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Mary Johnson (nee Burton) was the wife of the Rev Richard Johnson, the first chaplain to the colony of New South Wales. They came to NSW with the First Fleet and returned to England in 1800. Henry Fricker of Portsmouth, England, was a friend of the Johnson family.
  • Scope and Content
    Autograph letter signed by Mary Johnson, Port Jackson, 21 Dec 1795. The envelope is annotated 'came to hand Janry 17th 1797'. The letter refers to the morality of the convicts and gives the writer's opinion of recently appointed Governor John Hunter. She mentions the Aboriginal girl known as Booron or Abaroo, who lived with them for a time, and Bennelong, as well as her children Henry and Milbah. ;
  • Source
    Acquired from Tim McCormick in 1992
  • Finding Aids
  • General note

    Letters received by Henry Fricker from the Rev Richard Johnson, 1787-1797, are held at Safe 1/121 (microfilm CY 1397)
    Digital order no: Album ID : 823574
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