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423254
  • Title
    Curr family papers and station records, 1838-1937
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 2286
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    423254
  • Issue Copy
    : MLMSS 2286/3X: 'Australian Comparative Vocabulary' 1881 & 'Comparative Vocabulary of Australian Languages' 1884)
    Partly Digitised : Box 3X only selected for digitisation
  • Physical Description
    2 boxes and 1 outsize box (containing 3 bound volumes)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Edward Alexander Curr, born 1892, is the great grandson of Edward Morrison Curr, who arrived in Tasmania in 1820, transferring his interests to Victoria in 1842. His son, Edward Micklethwaite, was a student in France in 1838 and published works on the languages of Australian Aborigines. His son was Edward Micklethwaite Vaughan Curr, born c.1855
  • Scope and Content
    Papers of Curr family, chiefly Edward Micklethwaite Curr

    BOXES 1 & 2
    1838 Journal kept in France (partly in French) also used as a stores record 1847 and a journal July 2-Aug. 4, 1856 of a droving trip from the Tocumwal station in Wide Bay district to Melbourne, and Misc. papers. Other Papers: Letter 30/10/1856, agreements, receipts 1856, Letter 1888 to Charles Curr, Letter book of Edward Curr, Murrumbogie, 18-1--5, Misc. letters, 1895, 1905-1906, receipts 1897, agreement 1896; Ledgers: Ringwood 1905, 1926-1927, 1931-1937, Murrumbogie 1907-1908, 1910, Trundle 1919-1920, Murrumbogie 1923-1924, Bedooba, Cobar Aug. 1889-Sept. 1892 and then used as Day Book for Ringwood, 1906-1908; Scrap book c.1891-c.1905

    BOX 3X
    Volume 1: Australian Comparative Vocabulary by Edward M. Curr, 1881 (bound ms.)
    Volume 2: Comparative Vocabulary of Australian Languages by Edward M. Curr, 1884 (bound ms.)
    Volume 3: The Australian Race : its origins, languages, customs (Vol. 4) by Edward M. Curr, 1887 (bound ms. and loose printed map of Australia with ms. annotations)
  • Source
    Presented by Mr & Mrs E. A. Curr, 2 December 1971
  • General note

    Microfilm copy available at CY 3401 (frames 1 - 101: MLMSS 2286/3X: 'Australian Comparative Vocabulary' 1881 & 'Comparative Vocabulary of Australian Languages' 1884)
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