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  • Title
    Windeyer family papers, 1829-1943
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 186
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422712
  • Issue Copy
    Partially Microfilmed : Refer to Contents for location numbers
  • Physical Description
    15 vols., 4 boxes, 1 folder, 1 portfolio
    Textual Records
    Clippings
    Textual Records - (printed)
    Textual Records - (typescript)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Charles Windeyer, 1780-1855, arrived in New South Wales in 1828. He served as a police magistrate, retiring in 1848. His brother John arrived, and later died, in 1835. His children included Ann Mary, 1809-1894, who married John Thompson; Elizabeth Julian, 1814-1886; and Richard, 1806-1847, journalist, barrister and agriculturalist, who married Mari Camfield, 1795-1878, in 1832 and joined his family in New South Wales in 1835. R. Windeyer's aunt was Mary Puddefoot. His son, William Charles, 1834-1897, was a member of the Legislative Assembly, 1859-1879, Attorney-General, 1877-1878 and a judge of the Supreme Court, 1879-1896. He was knighted in 1891. His wife, Mary Elizabeth, nee Bolton, 1836-1912, was active in work for charity and woman's suffrage. Among their 9 children were Jane, 1865-1950, and Margaret, 1866-1939, who was a librarian on the staff of the Mitchell Library and active in movements for womens rights; Richard, 1868-19--, and Edward, 1876-1942. The family home was at Tomago, N.S.W.. Anne Jane Bolton, 1829-1906, sister of Lady Windeyer, was one of the first women graduates of Canterbury College, New Zealand.
  • Scope and Content
    15 volumes, 4 boxes, 1 folder and 1 portfolio, including outsize material

    I. PAPERS OF CHARLES WINDEYER, 1829-1844
    1829-1844; Papers include permit to select land and copies of documents concerning his work as a police magistrate [original documents transferred to the Archives Office of NSW] (Call No.: MLMSS 186/1) (Request Microfilm: CY 2425)

    II. PAPERS OF RICHARD WINDEYER, 1829-1849
    A. Correspondence, 1834-1848. Correspondence concerning family, legal and business matters, including a letter to Mary Puddefoot from A.M. Thompson, 30 April 1830. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/1) (Request Microfilm: CY 2425)

    B. Legal and business papers, 1836-1848, including agreements and licences, 1836-1848 and a brief concerning Bank of Australasia v. Bank of Australia, 1843-1844 (Call No.: MLMSS 186/2) (Request Microfilm: CY 2425)

    C. Miscellaneous financial records, 1829-1849
    Ledger, 1829, concerning work as a journalist in England, also reused 1834-1842 as an account book of personal expenses; Farm memorandum book, possibly kept at Tomago, 1834-1840. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/2) (Request Microfilm: CY 2425)

    Receipts and vouchers, 1836-1849, mainly concerning Tomago. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/3-6) (Request Microfilm: CY 2425)

    III. PAPERS OF MARIA WINDEYER, 1843-1876
    1843-1876; Mainly correspondence, including a letter from H. Camfield to the Rev. J.J. Lamb, 6 Feb. 1847, and receipts (3) for Elizabeth Camfield, 1852-1866. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/7) (Request Microfilm: CY 2653)

    IV. PAPERS OF SIR WILLIAM CHARLES WINDEYER, 1848-1910
    A. Correspondence, 1848-1897. Correspondents include family, members of Parliament, legal and judicial colleagues, staff of Sydney University and Sydney Grammar School, Governors of New South Wales, Florence Nightingale, 1873, Lucy Osburn, 1884, D.S. Mitchell, 10 Oct. 1857 and Henry Parkes, 1866-1893. A list of correspondence with Sir Henry Parkes, compiled by A.W. Martin, is located in Box 21. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/8 (Request Microfilm: CY CY 2466); MLMSS 186/9 (Request Microfilm: CY 2489); [MLMSS 186/10 (Request Microfilm: CY 2473; MLMSS 186/11 (Request Microfilm: CY 2476))

    B. Miscellaneous papers, 1846-1910, including school exercise books, 1851, share certificates, 1872-1893, legal judgements, an account of the shipwreck of the 'City of Sydney', 6 Nov. 1862, in which he was involved, herd book, 1884-1910 and other papers concerning Tomago Estate. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/12)

    V. PAPERS OF LADY WINDEYER, 1854-1911
    A. Correspondence, 1854-1911, including a letter to her sister, Anne Jane Bolton, 19 Nov. 1875. Correspondents include Mrs John Dunmore Lang, 1891, Lucy Osburn, 1884-1893, Rose Scott, 1891-1911, Henry Parkes, 1887, Annie Besant, 1894, and deal with women's suffrage, 1891, the Exhibition of Women's Industries and Centenary Fair, 1888, with letters written by competitors in French and Italian and the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/13 (Request Microfilm: CY 2643); MLMSS 186/14 (Request Microfilm: CY 2644); MLMSS 186/15 (Request Microfilm: CY 2645))

    B. Miscellaneous papers, 1888-1918, including poems by Lady Windeyer, biographical notes by Margaret Windeyer, certificates (4) concerning the Exhibition of Women's Industries, 1888, and certificates (3) won at agricultural shows, 1907-1909. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/16)

    VI. PAPERS OF MARGARET WINDEYER, 1885-1939
    A. Correspondence, 1885-1939, and miscellaneous papers, 1892-1903, including records of the Womanhood Suffrage League and an essay entitled 'Librarianship as a profession for women'. Correspondents include Lucy Osburn, 1886, A. Dewey, 1894-1913, Rose Scott, 1894-1897, B. Grimshaw, 1907-1911, Mary Gilmore, 1914, and Georgina King, 1914-1922. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/17 (Request Microfilm: CY 2646); MLMSS 186/18 (Request Microfilm: CY 2647))

    B. Certificates, 1893-1938, including one from New York State Library School signed by Melvil Dewey, 1900. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/19X)

    VII. PAPERS OF JANE WINDEYER, 1872-1946
    A. Letters received, 1872-1946, 'An Old House' written by Jane Windeyer, 1943, with a bookplate showing the interior of Tomago House and loose items from the scrapbook. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/20)

    B. 'Scrap book of Newspaper Notices, compiled by Jane Windeyer', using an account book kept by a great-uncle at Groombridge Place, Kent, England, 1857-1937, including family letters, 1897-1912. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/20)

    VIII. PAPERS OF RICHARD WINDEYER, 1899-1921
    Includes a letter from his son, Richard Michael Windeyer, and receipts concerning Tomago Estate, 1899-1900. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/20)

    IX. PAPERS OF ANNE JANE BOLTON, 1872-1901
    Includes verses, letters received, 1872-1901, and biographical notes by Jane Windeyer with related letter, 28 Dec. 1922. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/20)

    X. INCIDENTAL PAPERS, 1838-1943 (Call No.: MLMSS 186/21)
    Box 21 includes a contents list for incidental papers in Box 21, and a list, compiled by A.W. Martin, of correspondence between Sir Henry Parkes and Sir William Charles Windeyer in MLMSS 186/8-11.
  • Source
    Donated by Miss Margaret Windeyer and Miss Jane Windeyer, 1929 to 1947, and by Mr Richard Windeyer in 1944.
  • Description source

    Information upgraded from Manuscripts Leaf Catalogue No. 1 (1-247C) as part of the eRecords Project, 2010-2011
  • General note

    This collection was listed on PICMAN in 2005 as part of the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in NSW 1856-2006 Project.

    This collection includes pictorial material at Pic.Acc.3974

    This collection includes maps located at M Ser 4 000/1 MLMSS 186/Maps 1-15
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