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  • Title
    `Glen Rock' [i.e. Glenrock] Darling Point, one of the old residences of Sydney ...
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    undated [ca. 1860]
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  • Physical Description
    Photographs - albumen photoprint - on mount 18.6 x 27.8 cm.

    Glenrock Cottage was built in 1836 for Thomas Smith. John de Villers Lamb (1833-1900) married Henrietta Octavia Smith (1839-1914), daughter of Thomas Smith in 1859, their first child Emma was born in 1860.
  • Source
    Presented Jun 1924
  • General note

    Some houses and people of New South Wales / by G. Nesta Griffiths. Sydney : Ure Smith, [1949]
    Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol. 5 `John de Villers Lamb (1833-1900)'
    New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages indexes
    Another photograph held at SPF/648a
    Digital order no:a089648
    This item has been catalogued and digitised under a project funded and supported by the State Library of New South Wales Foundation, 2001.
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    "J. William Dowling" on reverse
    "To Arthur Dowling from Fr. O.M. Rothery, 24 VIII 15. "Glen Rock" Darling Point, one of the old residences of Sydney, taken when John de V. Lamb lived there. It shows John Lamb; Mrs John Lamb & her first child in her arms; Mrs Thomas Smith (Mrs J. Lamb mother) and old John the gardener. The vacant land at the back of the picture shows the land at back of Glenmore Road towards Paddington and is now (in 1915) densely populated." -- on reverse
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