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  • Title
    Rachel Henning letters, 28 Dec. 1853 - 31 Mar. 1890
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 342/Volumes 1-3
    MLMSS 342/Folder 4X
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  • Type of material
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  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : Letters, 1853-1862).
    Microfilm : Letters, 1863-1866).
    Microfilm : Letters, 1867-1890).
    Microfilm : Misc. handbills and plans, 1854-1861).
  • Physical Description
    3 volumes and 1 outsize folder of textual material - manuscript, printed

    Rachel Biddulph Taylor, nee Henning, 1826-1914, sailed for Australia August 1854 on the ship Calcutta, with her sister Amelia, later Mrs Thomas Sloman, to join their brother Edmund Biddulph (called Biddulph) and sister Annie, later Mrs George Hedgeland. She stayed in Sydney, and with Biddulph at his farms at Appin and on Bulli Mountain. In 1856 she went back to England, but in February 1861 returned to Australia on the ship Great Britain, stayed briefly in Sydney, lived with the Sloman family in Bathurst May 1861-March 1862 and from September 1862-September 1865 with Biddulph and Annie on the sheep run Exmoor, Kennedy County, Queensland. After her marriage to Deighton Taylor in Sydney, 24 January 1866, the Taylors lived in the Myall River district, at The Peach Trees, Stroud, 1867-1872, and Springfield near Fig Tree, N.S.W., 1873-1896
  • Scope and Content
    Volumes 1-3
    a. Letters, 28 December 1853-31 March 1890 include letters to her sisters Henrietta Boyce (called Etta), Annie, Amelia (called Amy), to her brother Biddulph and brother-in-law Rev. Thomas White Boyce, describing her daily life in England, on board ships Calcutta and Great Britain and from places in Australia including Appin, Sydney, Bathurst, N.S.W., Exmoor, Queensland, Myall River, Stroud and Fig Tree, N.S.W. Includes a letter from Annie Hedgeland to Amy, 1890

    Folder 4X
    Items 1-3
    a. Miscellaneous handbills and plans, 1854-1861 includes printed leaflets on the ships Calcutta, 1854, and Great Britain, 1861, and annotated cabin plans of the Great Britain, with receipt for passage

    This collection includes pictorial material. For location and description of this see Pic.Acc.3752 in Pic. Source File and Portrait of Edmund Biddulph Henning, ca. 1860 (MIN 118)
  • Description source

    Information upgraded from Manuscripts Leaf Catalogue No. 1 (6-615 C) as part of the eRecords Project, 2010-2011
  • General note

    Available for reference
    Edited versions of a large selection of the letters were first published in the Bulletin, 1951-1952, and in book form, Sydney, Bulletin Newspaper Co., 1952, held in the Mitchell Library at QA 920.7/H517/1A1
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