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  • Title
    Mort family archive, 1812-1994
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 7341
  • Level of description
  • Date

  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    2.15 metres of textual material (13 boxes) - manuscript, typescript, and printed

    Thomas Sutcliffe Mort (1816-1878) arrived in Sydney in 1838, followed by his younger brothers Henry (1818-1900) and James (died 1879). An older brother, William, stayed in Manchester. In 1841 Mort married Theresa Shepheard Laidley, daughter of James Laidley,and they had seven children, Laidley James, Edward Montague, sometimes known as Ted, William Edye, Alice, who married George Atkinson-Wills, Annie, who married Bishop Selwyn, Robert Sutcliffe, and Ernest, known as Jack, who married Ida Agnes Bruce. Theresa Mort died in 1869. Mort married in 1874 Marianne Elizabeth Macauley, with whom he had two sons, Macauley, known as Max, and Guy Sylvian.
  • Scope and Content
    Personal papers, 1835-1940
    Papers concerning Greenoakes, Darling Point, Sydney, 1856-1911, 1958, 1977-1986
    Genealogical papers, 1886-1994
    Business records, 1843-1987
    Printed material, 1812-1979
    Pictorial material, ca. 1865-
  • System of arrangement
    This collection consists of a number of manuscript and pictorial record series. You may navigate to a more detailed description of each series from this collection record
  • Source
    Presented by his children in memory of Charles Parker Laidley Mort (1918-1994) of Mudgee, NSW, February 2003
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and is usually available after 4pm on the next business day. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • General note

    The conservation of this collection has been supported by a member of the Mort Family, 2004.
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