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  • Title
    Alfred H. Stephen scrapbook, 1837-1916, [compiled 4 February 1872]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 3236
  • Level of description
  • Date

    1837-1916 [compiled 4 February 1872]
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    0.09 metres of textual material (1 box) - manuscript, carbon typescript, clippings

    Alfred Farish Hindmarsh Stephen, was the third son of George Milner Stephen (1812-1894), Colonial Secretary of South Australia, and a grandson of John Stephen (1771-1833).

    Born in 1844 Heligoland, and educated in Dresden, Germany, he studied law in Melbourne and took up a position with the Oriental Bank. He was stationed at Araluen and later at Braidwood, and subsequently went to New Caledonia, where he represented his father's interests in a gold-mining venture at Manghine, north of Noumea.

    He joined the Government service as mining registrar at Gulgong, later transferring to the audit-office, where he became inspector and officer in charge of land revenue audits.

    In 1903 he retired, and purchased a property at Pokolbin, where he established a vineyard. He died 18 April 1928 in Maitland, New South Wales.

    'MR. A. P. H. STEPHEN.', The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 April 1928, page 13, viewed 25 January 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16459520
  • Scope and Content
    Scrapbook consists of clippings, letters, printed ephemera, photographs and sketches compiled by Alfred H. Stephen as indicated by the handwritten inscription on the first page of the scrapbook.

    Contents include typescript letter addressed To the Honourable George Milner Stephen Esq., Colonial Secretary, late Acting Governor of South Australia from residents of South Australia dated 18 October 1838, manuscript letter from the Duke of Manchester undated, printed ephemera from Dresden and social life in Germany, a family tree, newspaper clippings relating to the Stephen family and George Milner Stephen's faith healing and gold mining, obituary of Sir Alfred Stephen from The Mail, London, 1894, sketches signed by various members of the Stephen family including 'A. Stephen' and G.M.S (possibly by George Milner Stephen), 1855-1857
  • Description source

    Information upgraded from Manuscripts Leaf Catalogue No. 1 (2-250C) as part of the eRecords Project, 2010-2011
  • General note

    This collection was listed in 2005 as part of the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in NSW 1856-2006 Project.
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    "Alfred H Stephen, from the three sisters, Melbourne, February 4th 1872"--Title page
  • Attributions / conjectures

    Formerly attributed to Sir Alfred Stephen (1802–1894). Attribution questioned by a researcher. There are many indications in the scrapbook that it belonged to Alfred Farish Hindmarsh Stephen (1844-1928). It contains many references to his father George Milner Stephen (1812-1894) and a clipping of the obituary of Sir Alfred Stephen (1802-1894).
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