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1007484
  • Title
    Series 02: Glass negatives of headstones in Devonshire Street Cemetery, Sydney, and other cemeteries, ca. 1900-1914 / Mrs. Arthur George Foster
  • Call number
    ON 146/nos. 330-485
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    ca. 1900-1914
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    1007484
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    143 negatives - various sizes - glass
  • Scope and Content
    330-472. Photographs taken by Mrs Foster prior to the demolition of the Devonshire St Cemetery. The glass negatives were arranged in alphabetical order by Mr Foster according to a name on a headstone, then numbered for each initial letter. Thus B1 B2 etc, C1, C2 etc. The letters A, E are missing. It should be noted that each negative was assigned the name on one headstone, although several adjacent headstones may be visible. Some of the additional names have been included.

    330. Bent, Ellis (B1)
    331. Boggis, Elizabeth (B2)
    332. Bunker, Mrs (B3)
    333. Britten, Thomas (B4)
    334. Bird, Isaac (B5)
    335. Baily, Emma (B6)
    336. Bray, Charles (B7)
    337. Bull, Henry [Emily Catherine Bull, Henry Capel] (B8)
    338. Butts, William [John Jacobs, William Aylingl] (B9)
    339. Butts, Sarah [Sarah Elizabeth Palmer Butts, Thomas Charles Butts, Stephen Joseph Palmer Buttsl] (B10) (damaged)
    340. Beckford, Elizabeth (B11)
    341. Blackman, John (B12)
    342. Bradley, S & E [Samuel and Easter. Mary Martin] (B13)
    343. Bloodsworth, George [Francis Cox, Edwaard Stone] (B14)
    344. Blaxland, Elizabeth (B15)
    345. Burdekin, Thomas (B16)
    346. Baptist, John Thomas (B16)
    347. Bunn, Capt. (B18)
    348. Balcombe, William (B19)
    349. Clark, Mrs Daniel (C1) (Missing)
    350. Campbell, Robert (C2)
    351. Copeland, Joseph (C6) [Samuel Tilley]
    352a. Carrod, Maria Ann (C3) [William Carrod, Eleanor Cork]
    352b. Carrod, Maria Ann (C3) [Eleanor Cork, George Bond, Anthoney Junquey, John Cadman, Hannah Hensen]
    353. Cooper, Elizabeth, (C4) (Robert Cooper, Sarah Cooper)
    354. Cluve, Mary Jane Sanders (C5)
    355. Carmichael, John (C7)
    356. Cullen, Mary Jane (C8)
    357. Cuthill, Alex (C9)
    358. Curran, Mary (C10)
    359. Clamp, William (C11) [Thomas Chandler, Charles Jackson, Michael Leahy]
    360. Chitinden, Elizabeth (C12)
    361. Chapman, Catherine (C13) [Mary Ann Barr, Frances Pegg]
    362. Cooper, Hannah (C14)
    363. Cape, William (C15) missing
    364. Cunningham, Allan (C16) two missing
    365. Crossley, George (C17) two missing
    366. Dowling, Sir James (D1) missing
    367. (D2) missing
    368. Dunn, Thomas (D3) [Rose Dunn, Eliza Ann Dunn]
    369. (D4) missing
    370. D'Hotman, Madam M.M. (D5)
    371. Devine, Nicholas (D6)
    372. Dalley, John (D7)
    373. Doyle, Patrick (D8)
    374. Driver, Richard (D9) (George Cunningham)
    375. Forbes, F.E.B. (F1) [Francis Ewen Baily Forbes, Jane Henrietta Forbes, Mary Ann Forbes]
    376. Flower, Sarah, E (F2)
    377. Forbes, Sir F. (F3)
    378. Graves, George (G1) (copy)
    379. Goodwin, John (G2)
    380. Gooseberry Queen (G3)
    381. Hill, Rev Richard (H1)
    382. Howe, George. Tomb of George Howe, first Government Printer buried in the same tomb with Mr Edward Wills (H2)
    383. O'Hara, Capt (H3) broken
    384. Hayms (H4) broken
    385. Harris, John (H5)
    386. Harding, Henry (H6) [John Cadman, William Lovegrove, Sarah Perry]
    387. Henderson, Dr John (H7)
    388a. Iredale, Lancelot (I1)
    388b. Iredale, Lancelot (I1)
    389. Jones, Samuel Perry (J1) broken
    390a. Johnston's Trees, Annandale (J2) broken
    390b. Johnston's Trees, Annandale (J2) broken
    391. Jenkins James (J3) broken
    392. Jones, Robert (J4) broken
    393. Jackson, William (J5) broken
    394. Kough, George Edward (K1)
    395. Lewin, J.W. (L1)
    396. Lloyd, Catharine (L2) [Nathaniel Lloyd]
    397a. Lepton, Samuel (L3)
    397b. Lepton, Samuel (L3)
    398. Leighton, John (L4)
    399. Lord, Simeon (L5)
    400. Lea, W.B. (L6)
    401. Leburn, Joseph (L7)
    402. Lyster, Rosalie D. (L8
    403. Lovegrove, William (L9)
    404. Laidley, Eliza James (L10)
    405. McPherson, Jessy (M1) missing
    406. Mitchell, Charles (M2)
    407a. Minchin, William (M3)
    407b. Minchin, William (M3)
    408. Madden, Mary (M4)
    409a. Mileham, James (M6)
    409b. Mileham, James (M6)
    410. McEvoy, Mary (M5) [Hugh McEvoy]
    411a. Mintz, Frances (M7)
    411b. Mintz, Frances (M7)
    412. Marsden, Samuel (M8) [Elizabeth Marsden, Josiah Allen Betts, Martha Betts] [St. Johns Cemetery, Parramatta, N.S.W.]
    413a. McDonald, Hugh (M9)
    413b. McDonald, Hugh (M9)
    414. Murphy, Stephen (M10)
    415. McGee, Mary (M11) [Lone grave site, James Hardie Factory, Camelia, N.S.W.]
    416. Martin, William (M12) [George Watson]
    417. Murray, Richard (M13) [John Murray, Abby Clarke]
    418. Moran, James (M14) [Mary Bray]
    419. Meyrick, Joseph (M15) [Inscribed by his nephew John Meyrick Roberts]
    420. Nugent, Richard (N1)
    421. Nichols, Isaac (N2)
    422. Ovens, Georgine (O1)
    423. Oliver, William (O2)
    424a. Prior, Thomas (P1) [John Fisher]
    424b. Prior, Thomas (P1) [John Fisher, Hannah Vernon]
    425a. Putland, John (P2)
    425b. Putland, John (P2)
    426. Pettit, Isaac (P3)
    427. Prosser, Peter (P4) [Solomon Lewis]
    428. Pawley, George (P5)
    429. Potts, John Hyde (P6)
    430. Parker, Sophia (P7)
    431. Parkes, Mary (P8)
    432. Reibey, Mrs Mary (R1) missing
    433a. Reibey, Mr Thomas (R2) [Mary Reibey, Alice Wills]
    433b. Reibey, Mr Thomas (R2) [Mary Reibey, Alice Wills]
    434. Robison, E. A. (R3)
    435. Redman, J. S. (R4)
    436. Ryan, Dennis (R5)
    437. Rose, Rosanna (R6) [Anthony Richardson] [St. Johns Cemetery, Wilberforce, N.S.W.]
    438. Riley, Edward (R7) [St. Johns Cemetery, Wilberforce, N.S.W.]
    439. Reibey, Thomas. Epitaph seen in a book at the Mitchell Library (R8)
    440a. Ramsay, David (R9)
    440b. Ramsay, David (R9)
    440c. Ramsay, David (R9) [Sarah Lord]
    441. Rodius, Harriet (R10)
    442. Shepherd, Thomas (S1)
    443. Squire, James (S3)
    444. Smith, William (S3)
    445. Stephen, John (S4)
    446. Stewart, Robert (S5) [Mary Stewart]
    447. Shea, Darby (S6) [Elizabeth Kempster]
    448. Shepherd, Thomas (S7)
    449. Salter, Samuel (S8) missing
    450a. Sampson, John
    450b. Sheldon, Henry Terry
    451. Thornton, Samuel (T1)
    452. Tyrrill, William (T2)
    453. Tollis, William (T3)
    454. Templeton, William (T4)
    455. Terry, Samuel (T5)
    456a. Thompson, Andrew (T6) [St. Matthews Cemetery, Windsor, N.S.W.]
    456b. Thompson, Andrew (T6) [St. Matthews Cemetery, Windsor, N.S.W.]
    457. Therry, Venerable John Joseph (T7)
    458. Taber, Thomas (T8)
    459. Trace, John (T9)
    460. Underwood, Joseph (U1)
    461. Wale, William (W1) missing
    462. Windeyer, William (W2) missing
    463. Wilshire, William (W3) missing
    464. Woolcott, William (W4) missing
    465. Wooller, Samuel (W5) missing
    466. Wilson, Caleb (W6) missing
    467. Ward, John (W7) missing
    468. Williamson, John (W9) missing
    469. Wills, Thomas (W10) missing
    470. Yardley, William (W8) missing
    471. Sandhills Cemetery, looking towards Elizabeth Street, Strawberry Hills
    472. Sandhills Cemetery, headstones crated and stamped for moving
    473. Tomb in which 17 bodies were interred in 1836, having been discovered on the Island of Aureed in Torres Strait, where they were slain by natives after the wreck of the bark "Charles Eaton"
    474. George Street, west side, between Globe and Little Essex Streets 26/2/1912 [no. 147, Grubb, butcher]
    478. Dawn Office, 155 Phillip Street, Louisa Lawson, proprietress
    479. Copy of Margaret Catchpole's letter to Mrs Cobbold just before her transportation, dated 25 May 1801, headed "Ipswich Gaol, previous to her departure for Botany Bay, 1801"
    480. Sandhills Cemetery. Bryer, John and Ellen
    481. Sandhills Cemetery. Brow, John
    482. Unidentified
    483. Milestone? (possibly Watson's Bay)
    484. Corner of the Sandhills Cemetery, with Elizabeth Street in the background



  • Source
    Pic.Acc.2141
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Finding Aids
    Partial original contents list by Mrs. A. G. Foster at PXn 860
  • Description source

    Contents list compiled by Prof. Marjorie Jacobs, University of Sydney, 1991.
    Location of headstones for nos. 412, 415, 437-438, and 456a-b provided by Library reader, May 2018.
  • General note

    Photographic prints from the negatives of headstones in Devonshire Street Cemetery, 1900-1901 are at Mitchell Library call no. PXB 768.
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    One box and 2 box lids have Australian Historical Society donation stickers attached inscribed 'Donated by Mrs G. G. Foster, August/Sep. 1925', and are signed by the Hon. Secretary.
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