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1179036
  • Title
    Volume 10: Elizabeth Macarthur journal and correspondence, 1789-1840
  • Call number
    SAFE/A 2906 (Safe 1/398)
  • Level of description
    item
  • Date

    1789-1840
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    1179036
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    0.14 metres of textual material (1 volume in 8 fascicules and 1 folder, cased) - manuscript and typescript
  • Scope and Content
    Includes journal of Mrs Elizabeth Macarthur on voyage to New South Wales, 13 Nov 1789-14 Apr 1790 (15 pages, finishing at the Cape, the last sheet torn in half); correspondence, 1791-1840. A number of letters include a postscript by the younger Elizabeth Macarthur; some brief notes on Mrs Macarthur's parentage and relatives (Hatherley/Veale families).

    Correspondence includes a letter from Mrs Macarthur to Bridget Kingdon, dated Sydney, 7 Mar 1791; two letters from B. [Bridget?] Kingdon at Bridgerule, 23 Aug 1796 and 15 Sept 1799; Mrs Macarthur's original letters to her children, 1823-1840; one letter to her husband, undated, but probably written in December 1830; letter from G. Blaxcell to Elizabeth Macarthur, 29 May 1809, and a copy of her reply in her own handwriting, 30 May 1809.

    Typed copies of some of the less legible (cross-hatched) letters written by Mrs Macarthur, 1824-1839, are inserted at the end of the volume.
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright - This collection has multiple rights owners
    Research & study copies allowed: Author has been deceased for more than 50 years
    Approval for publication required:
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder
  • General note

    A note by Monica Flower (Mitchell Library officer) following the notes on Mrs Macarthur's parentage and relatives stated: "The preceding page contains notes by C. H. Kingdon (niece or nephew of Miss Eliza Kingdon, god-daughter and correspondent of Mrs Macarthur); it contains some errors M. F. 4.8.1947".

    A printed copy of Elizabeth Macarthur's journal of her voyage to New South Wales, 13 Nov 1789-14 Apr 1790 is included in S. Macarthur Onslow (ed.), Some early records of the Macarthurs of Camden (Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1914).

    The journal and some letters are published in The journal & letters of Elizabeth Macarthur 1789-1798 / introduced and transcribed by Joy N. Hughes (Glebe, N.S.W. : Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 1984), which includes "all the known writings of Elizabeth Macarthur for the period 1789-1798" (Introduction, p. 5).

    Microfilm copy available at CY 940
  • Alphanumeric designations

    Macarthur family papers 1789-1930 [First collection] : vol. 10
  • Attributions / conjectures

    "The letter 7 March 1791 is thought to have been copied by her [Elizabeth Macarthur's] daughter Emmeline from the original." -- The journal & letters of Elizabeth Macarthur 1789-1798 / introduced and transcribed by Joy N. Hughes. Glebe, N.S.W. : Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 1984, p. 5.
  • Conservation note

    Preservation of this item was made possible through the generous support of Maple-Brown Family Charitable Foundation
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