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  • Title
    Blomfield family papers, 1799-1873
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 154
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1799-1873
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422558
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 2598, frames 1-306 (MLMSS 154)
  • Physical Description
    1 volume of textual material
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Thomas Valentine Blomfield (1793-1857), after fighting in the Peninsular War, arrived in Sydney with the 48th Regiment in 1817. He retired as a Lieutenant in 1823 and then settled at Dagworth estate on the Hunter River. In 1820 he married Christiana Jane Brooks. They had twelve children including the Reverend John Roe Blomfield, who married Mary Rachel Wood in 1851
  • Scope and Content
    A. Family tree of Blomfield and Brooks families and index to correspondents compiled in Mitchell Library.
    B. Correspondence, 1799-1856, including letters from T. V. Blomfield written during the Peninsular War, letters from T. V. and C. J. Blomfield from Australia to their family in England, and letters to Rev. J. R. Blomfield from his family and others. Printed transcript of most of the letters from 1799-1845 entitled Memoirs of the Blomfield family at A926.3/B.
    C. Religious journal of Rev. J. R. Blomfield, 1851-1873 comprising periodic spiritual evaluations of himself
  • Description source

    Information upgraded from Manuscripts Leaf Catalogue No. 1 (5-421 C) as part of the eRecords Project, 2010-2011
  • General note

    Available for reference
    Keyword subject:
    Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Correspondence
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