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  • Title
    'Wanted, a Governess' in Australia; 'Wanted a Governess' in England, ca. 1850-1854 / Florence Claxton
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  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1850-1854
  • Type of material
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  • Physical Description
    2 drawings - pencil - 14 x 18.8 cm and 14 x 19.6 cm; laid on 2 pages, 20 x 24.6 cm and 20 x 24.5 cm
  • Finding Aids
    Research notes available in Mitchell Library Reading Room , PXn 758 -
  • Description source

    Information transferred from Pictures Card Catalogue as part of the eRecords Project, 2008-2009.
  • General note

    The sketches form a pair; the pages on which the sketches are pasted were originally sewn into a volume.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 997294
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Each sketch is signed at lower right.
    Each sketch is titled in ink on page at upper centre.
    Further inscription on page beneath first sketch: (overworked wife to settler reading English NewsP) 'Distressed Governesses indeed - oh don't tell me -/ I'd find plenty for em to do'.
    Further inscription on page beneath second sketch: (Jeames [?] with highbred indifference) 'Please yer La'ship were quite full up to the Breakfast room/ and lib'ry and theres more young wimmin in the 'All'
  • Date note

    Dated approximately from the Claxton family's period in Australia. Notes on dating are included in PXn 758
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