Guide to the Papers of Lord Tennyson

MS 479

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of Lord Tennyson
Date Range
1895-1919
Collection Number
MS 479
Extent
2 metres (9 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

Papers of Hallam, 2nd Baron Tennyson; his wife Audrey Georgina Florence, Lady Tennyson; Alfred Aubrey Tennyson, 2nd son of Hallam; Zacyntha Boyle, mother of Lady Tennyson; and miscellaneous papers. The papers consist of diaries, commissions, secret despatches, family correspondence, correspondence relating to administration and defence, telegrams, drafts of speeches, accounts, newspaper cuttings, invitations, photographs and passports.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2245809).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Lord Tennyson, National Library of Australia, MS 479, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

On 1 May 1957 a letter from the President of the Senate was addressed to Harold Christopher, 4th Baron Tennyson, requesting the transfer of any papers relating to Hallam, 2nd Baron Tennyson and his periods of office as Governor of South Australia and Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. On 9 May 1957 Lord Tennyson replied, stating his willingness to transfer such papers as were available, and pointing out that although classed as 'heirlooms' there was no objection to them being placed in the Commonwealth National Library 'on permanent loan'. In March of 1958 the Liaison Officer of the National Library in London reported that he had inspected the material and that arrangements for its shipment to Australia had been made. The material was received into the National Library early in June 1958, and a letter of thanks was sent to Lord Tennyson on 12 June 1958.

Other papers of Lord Tennyson are held in the Manuscript Collection at MS 254, MS 1553, MS 1851, MS 1963, MS 2237 and MS 2409.

Biographical Note

Hallam, 2nd Baron Tennyson, was the oldest surviving son of Alfred, 1st Baron Tennyson, Poet Laureate, and Emily Tennyson (nee Sollwood). He was born at Twickenham on 11 August 1852, and educated at Marlborough College, Trinity College Cambridge, and the 'Inner Temple'. For many years he acted as his father's secretary, and following his father's death and his succeeding to the barony on 6 October 1892, he wrote a memoir of the poet. Later, as the 2nd Baron Tennyson, he was prepared to accept a colonial governorship - a fact which may not be unrelated to his father's interest in Imperial Federation. In 1899 he was appointed Governor and Commander-in-Chief of South Australia. He took up office on 10 April 1899, and continued in it until 17 July 1902 (from 1 January 1901 - the inauguration of the Australian Commonwealth - the designation 'Commander-in-Chief' was omitted from his title).

Lord Tennyson relinquished his position in South Australia in order to take up the appointment of Acting-Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, following the resignation of the 7th Earl of Hopetoun. Lord Tennyson served as Acting-Governor-General from17 July 1902 to 9 January 1903, from which latter date he was confirmed in the appointment. He continued to serve as Governor-General until 21 January 1904 when he returned to England. Lord Tennyson did not undertake any subsequent governorships, although in March 1903 he indicated his readiness to serve as the Governor-General of Canada, and in November 1905 he was offered the governorship of Madras. In 1901 while still in South Australia, Lord Tennyson was Deputy Governor of the Isle of Wight.

On 25 June 1884 Lord Tennyson married Audrey Georgiana Florence Boyle, daughter of Charles John Boyle and Zacyntha Boyle (née Moore), and had issue - 1. Lionel Hallam, born 7 November 1889, died 6 June 1951 (3rd Baron Tennyson) 2. Alfred Aubrey, born 2 May 1891, killed in action March 1918. 3. Harold Courtenay, born 27 April 1896, killed in action 29 January 1916.

Lady Tennyson died on 7 December 1916. Lord Tennyson married secondly, Mary Emily widow of Andrew Kinsman Hichens, and daughter of Charles Robert Princep, on 27 July 1918 (she died on 20 July 1931). Lord Tennyson died on 2 December 1928.

Lord Tennyson was created K.C.M.G. in 1899 and G.C.M.G. in 1903, and was made a Privy Councillor in 1905.

For additional biographical information, see the London Times of 3 December 1928, p.19, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage and Christopher Cunneen 'The role of Governor-General in Australia, 1901-1927' (PhD, Australian National University, 1973).

Item Descriptions

Class. PAPERS OF HALLAM, 2ND BARON TENNYSON Show allonly 1

Series 1. Commissions signed by Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, 1899-1902 Show allonly 1

File 1. Appointing Lord Tennyson Governor and Commander-in-Chief of South Australia on 18 February 1899 Show allonly 1
File 2. Appointing Lord Tennyson Governor of South Australia, 29 October 1900 Show allonly 1
File 3. Dormant commission appointed Lord Tennyson to administer the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia on 10 July 1901 Show allonly 1
File 4. Dormant commission appointing Lord Tennyson to administer the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia (Australian copy), 10 July 1901 Show allonly 1
File 5. Appointing Lord Tennyson Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Commonwealth of Australia, 3 December 1902 Show allonly 1

Series 2. Diaries, 1 Jan - 1 Dec 1903 Show allonly 1

Entries are both of a private and official nature, and cover part of Lord Tennyson's term of office as Governor of South Australia, and most of his term as Governor-General. Pinned to pages of the diaries were many letters received, drafts of letters sent, drafts of speeches, memoranda, newspaper cuttings, and a sketch. In order to preserve these items, as well as the diaries themselves, the extra items have been removed and maintained separately. So that the association of the diary entry and any item may not be lost, a note has been placed in the diary at every page from which items have been removed, showing what has been removed. In addition, each item so removed has been provided with a reference to the page and diary from which it was taken. Drafts of letters (and telegrams) occur within the diary entries themselves, and it should be noted that some of the dates on the extra items may be outside the period covered by the diaries themselves.

Indexes to letters received, drafts of letters sent, some of the telegrams and to other miscellaneous material in this series will be found in Appendix 1 (part A and B - under related documents tab).

File 1-4. Diaries Show allonly 1

Series 3. Secret despatches to the Secretary of State for Colonies, 17 Jul 1902 - 12 Jan 1904 Show allonly 1

Many of the despatches are in code, but with translation or paraphrase supplied. The despatches are in long-hand, but typed copies of enclosures have been inserted at appropriate pages. The volume is marked 'Private Despatches' on the spine and 'Secret Despatches' on page 1. The despatches cover a wide variety of official administration, recommendations and comments.

File 1. Secret despatches Show allonly 1

Series 4. Correspondence relating to the Secretary of the Executive Council and the conduct of the Governor-General's correspondence, 8 Jan 1903 - 23 Dec 1903 Show allonly 1

This series was maintained separately by Lord Tennyson and deals with the administrative arrangements relating to the Governor-General's despatches and his private secretary, a matter which led to some friction between Lord Tennyson and Sir Edmund Barton, the Prime Minister of Australia. Some other topics are dealt with in the correspondence.

For an index to this series, see Appendix 2. (under related documents tab) References to the Secretary of the Executive Council and the conduct of the Governor-General's correspondence will also be found in other series, notably Series 3.

File 1-14. Correspondence Show allonly 1

Series 5. Letters received, 2 Sep. 1895 - 31 March 1924 Show allonly 1

For an index to this series, see Appendix 3 (under related documents tab). Additional letters received and sent by Lord Tennyson will be found in Series 5, 17, 20, 21, 24, 38, and 50.

File 1-195. Letters received Show allonly 1

Series 6. Records relating to Australian military and naval defence, 1902 - 1903 Show allonly 1

File 1. Statement on naval defence of Australia. By G.S.C. [Sir George Sydenham Clarke, Governor of Victoria.] 28 August ? fo. 5p Show allonly 1
File 2. Copies of telegrams between the Prime Minister of Australia (Sir Edmund Barton) in England conferring with the Admiralty and War Office, and the acting Prime Minister in Australia on the subject of naval and military defence, 6 Jul 1902 - 15 Aug 1902. fo. 5p Show allonly 1
File 3. Letter from Maj.-Gen. Sir Edward Hutton, G.O.C. Australian Military Forces, to Lord Tennyson on the subject of military defence - 15 Jan 1903, 4to 3p., together with an enclosure by the same writer on same subject, dated Jan 1903, fo. 2p., and a file of printed items consisting of :- Show allonly 1

(a) Hutton, Maj.-Gen. Sir Edward The defence and defence power of Australia. Melb., Angus and Robertson [1902]. 100 p.

(b) Australia - Parliament House of Representatives. Military forces of the Commonwealth.[Melb.] Govt. Printer, 1902. fo. 8p.

(c) Australia - Parliament. Annual report upon the military forces of the Commonwealth of Australia.Melb.,Govt Printer, 1903. fo. 38p.

(d) Australia - Parliament. Military forces of the Commonwealth - Scheme of organisation ... [Melb.,Govt Printer] 1903. fo. 27p.

(e) Australia - Army. Peace and war establishments of the military forces of the Commonwealth of Australia. [Melb.,Govt Printer] 1902. 31p.

(f) Australia - Army. Tables showing the allotment of the whole of the existing units to the field forces and the garrison troops ...Melb.,Govt Printer, 1903. 20p.

(g) Typescript copy of memorandum: Sir Edward Hutton to the Minister of Defence on the subject of transcontinental railway to Kalgoorlie and its relation to defence, 14 May 1903. fo. 3p.

File 4. Minute by Maj.-Gen. Sir Edward Hutton to the Minister of Defence on the subject of a transcontinental railway and Australian defence, 14 May 1903. fo. 3p Show allonly 1

Series 7. Drafts of coded telegrams despatched and received, 19 Dec 1902 - 28 Nov 1903 Show allonly 1

These are official communications addressed principally to the Colonial Office in Great Britain, to State Governors, and to Commonwealth Prime Ministers and Ministers. Translations are supplied.

File 1-212. Drafts of coded telegrams Show allonly 1

Series 8. Telegrams received and drafts of telegrams sent, 15 May 1903 - 20 Jan 1904 Show allonly 1

This series includes some official communications, but is principally comprised of telegrams relating to personal and domestic affairs.

File 1-43. Telegrams received and drafts of telegrams sent Show allonly 1

Series 9. Telegrams received and drafts of telegrams sent between Lord Tennyson and Lord Northcote (3rd Governor-General of Australia), 8 Aug 1903 - 13 Jan 1904 Show allonly 1

These telegrams relate to Lord Northcote's arrival in Australia and to certain domestic arrangements between Lord Tennyson and Lord Northcote. Some of the telegrams are in the form of typescript copies, and some drafts are in code (translations supplied).

File 1-17. Telegrams received and drafts of telegrams sent Show allonly 1

Series 10. Miscellanea, 1900-1903 Show allonly 1

File 1. The salaries and expenditure of Australian Governors, n.d. fo. 13p. Ms. (probably compiled by Lord Tennyson) Show allonly 1
File 2. Library Conference Loan Exhibition [Adelaide]. List of articles lent by Lord Tennyson, 18 Sep 1900 - fo. lp Show allonly 1
File 3. Coded telegram from 'Agent' Adelaide to 'Manager London', 30 Jan 1901 Show allonly 1
File 4. Lord Tennyson's charity subscription lists for Sydney and Melbourne, Aug 1903. fo. 3p Show allonly 1

Series 11. Drafts of speeches Show allonly 1

The drafts are undated and over a variety of occasion. Drafts of other speeches will be found in other series, notably Series 2.

File 1-28. Draft speeches Show allonly 1

Series 12. Letters received and drafts of speeches relating to Lord Tennyson's visit to Ballarat, Victoria, 15 - 16 Oct 1903 Show allonly 1

Other material relating to this visit will be found in the drafts of speeches, Series 11.

File 1-4. Letters received and drafts of speeches relating to Lord Tennyson's visit to Ballarat Show allonly 1

Series 13. Receipted accounts, May 1902 - Jan 1904 Show allonly 1

These have been arranged in order of date of account (or of receipt if account date is not given). In some cases the accounts were already grouped in folders and this arrangement has been preserved, the individual accounts being arranged in the order shown on the outside of the folder.

Series 14. Shortages inventories, correspondence, and memoranda relating to Government House Melbourne and Government House Sydney, 1902-1904 Show allonly 1

This series also includes summaries of gas and electricity charges for Government House Sydney and Government House Melbourne for the period 1902-03.

File 1-6. Shortages inventories, correspondence, and memoranda relating to Government House Melbourne and Government House Sydney Show allonly 1

Series 15. Visitors' book, 16 April 1899 - 6 Dec 1903 Show allonly 1

This visitors' book was maintained at Government House Adelaide and Marble Hill (the South Australian summer residence), and at Government House Melbourne and Sydney. It includes periods when Lord Tennyson, as Governor-General, resided at Marble Hill, South Australia.

Comprises 1 volume (18 cm x 23 cm)

Series 16. Letters (personal) received from Lady Tennyson, 26 Jul - 8 Feb 1904 Show allonly 1

This series includes some undated and incomplete letters.

File 1-27. Letters (personal) received from Lady Tennyson Show allonly 1

Series 17. Drafts and copies of letters sent by Lord Tennyson, 6 Apr 1900 - 1 Dec 1903 Show allonly 1

Further drafts and copies of letters sent will be found in other series, notably Series 2. For an index to the letters in this series (i.e. Series 17) see Appendix 4. (under related documents tab)

File 1-12. Drafts and copies of letters sent by Lord Tennyson Show allonly 1

Series 18. Warrants of the Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, 1899-1903 Show allonly 1

File 1. Appointing Lord Tennyson Knight Commander, 16 Feb 1899. (With a covering letter from the Chancery dated 13 March 1899, and a printed copy of - The statutes of the most distinguished order of St. Michael and St. George. London, 1899) Show allonly 1
File 2. Appointing Lord Tennyson Knight Grand Cross, 6 June 1903 Show allonly 1
File 3. Dispensing with investiture as G.C.M.G., 6 June 1903. (With a covering letter from the Chancery dated 13 Aug 1903, and a copy of a letter from Lord Tennyson to the Chancery, dated 15 Sep 1903) Show allonly 1
File 4. To confer K.C.M.G. on Sir George Ruthven Le Hunte, 26 June 1903 Show allonly 1

Series 19. Newspaper cuttings, 1899 - 1900 Show allonly 1

These cuttings have been mounted on foolscap sheets in the National Library. They were originally maintained by Lord Tennyson in envelopes (and this order has been preserved) which he titled by subject as follows:-

File 1. Schools - Teaching [includes also MS drafts of a speech by Lord Tennyson, and a MS note by Lord Tennyson on South Australian schools) Show allonly 1
File 2. Duke of York - Cadets - Literary Societies Union [includes also MS draft of a speech by Lord Tennyson and cuttings relating to the Royal family] Show allonly 1
File 3. Petitions [but includes also material on Empire relations and loyalty] Show allonly 1
File 4. War [i.e. South African War] - Queen Show allonly 1
File 5. Technical education [includes MS note by Lord Tennyson] Show allonly 1
File 6. Libraries - New [South Australian] Art Gallery [includes MS note on books, by Lord Tennyson] Show allonly 1
File 7. [James] Martineau - Cricket [includes an article by G. E. Boxall on 'The evolution of Australia'] Show allonly 1
File 8. Commonwealth - War [i.e. South African War] - South Australia [includes MS note by Lord Tennyson on Australian military forces, and cuttings relating to the departure of Lord Brassey, the Governor of Victoria] Show allonly 1

Series 20. Newspaper cuttings, 1899 - 1903 Show allonly 1

For an index to the correspondence contained in this series, see Appendix 5. (under related documents tab)

File 1. Vol. I 3 Feb 1899 - 3 Mar 1900. This volume includes material on the South Australian Bushmen's Contingent, the arrival of Lord Tennyson in South Australia, as well as correspondence, telegrams, photographs, and theatrical programmes (38cm x 26cm x 6cm) Show allonly 1
File 2. Vol. II 4 Feb 1899 - 1 Dec 1903. This volume includes cuttings of speeches, material relating to South Australian politics, as well as correspondence, telegrams, and photographs (38cm x 26cm x 6cm) Show allonly 1
File 3. Vol. III Jan 1900 - Aug 1902. This volume includes cuttings relating to the South African War, the death of Queen Victoria, the Coronation of King Edward VII, and letters from Capt. S. Hubbe serving in South Africa with the South Australian Bushmen's Contingent (38cm x 26cm x 6cm) Show allonly 1

Series 21. Newspaper cuttings - 'Commonwealth' series, Feb 1900 - 18 Oct 1906 (+ 1 item of 15 March 1910) Show allonly 1

For an index to correspondence contained in this series, see Appendix 6. (under related documents tab)

File 1. Vol. I Feb 1900 - Nov 1902. This volume includes material relating to the inauguration of the Commonwealth of Australia, the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York to Adelaide, Lord Tennyson's appointment as Governor-General, as well as correspondence and photographs (38cm x 26cm x 3cm, Folio) Show allonly 1
File 2. Vol. II 20 Oct 1902 - 18 Oct 1906. This volume includes material relating to Lord Tennyson's return to England, as well as correspondence (plus one item dated 15 Mar 1910) (38cm x 26cm x 3cm, Folio) Show allonly 1

Series 22. Newspaper cuttings, 21 Oct 1902 - 14 Dec 1902 Show allonly 1

These cuttings were made by press cutting agencies in England, and the items relate to the announcement of Lord Tennyson's appointment as Governor-General. They have been arranged chronologically and then according to the newspaper title. One item relating to the subject of copyright (and dated 24 June 1889) is also included in this series.

File 1-71. Newspaper cuttings Show allonly 1

Series 23. Newspaper cuttings, 1901 - 1902 Show allonly 1

File 1. Volume of newspaper cuttings Show allonly 1

This volume contains cuttings relating to Adelaide colleges, cricket descriptions, and other material of a private nature (1 vol., 26cm x 36 x 4cm).

Series 24. Newspaper cuttings, 1902 Show allonly 1

For and index to correspondence contained in this series, see Appendix 7. (under related documents tab)

File 1. Volume of newspaper cuttings Show allonly 1

This volume contains cuttings from English papers relating to Lord Tennyson as Governor-General of Australia. Also included in the volume are telegrams and letters, principally relating to Lord Tennyson's appointment as Governor-General of Australia, covering the period 22 Sep 1902 - 20 Dec 1902 (1 vol., 31cm x 24cm x 2cm).

Series 25. Invitations (printed) to Lord and Lady Tennyson to attend inaugural Commonwealth celebrations in Melbourne, 1901 Show allonly 1

File 1. From the Government of Victoria to attend the celebrations in Melbourne, n.d. 31cm x 36cm Show allonly 1
File 2. From the Government of Victoria to attend a Conversazione, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 7 May 1901. 31cm x 36cm Show allonly 1
File 3. From Ministers of State for Australia to attend the opening of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, Exhibition, Melbourne, 9 May 1901. 31cm x 36cm Show allonly 1
File 4. From Ministers of State for Australia to attend an evening reception, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 9 May 1901. 31cm x 36cm Show allonly 1
File 5. From the Government of Victoria to attend a Royal Review, Flemington, 10 May 1901. 31cm x 36cm Show allonly 1

Series 26. Parliamentary addresses to Lord Tennyson, 1903 Show allonly 1

File 1. Farewell address from Members of the House of Representatives on the occasion of Lord Tennyson's impending departure. Melbourne, 21 Oct 1903. Printed on parchment (41 x 38cm) Show allonly 1
File 2. Farewell address from Members of the Senate on the occasion of Lord Tennyson's impending departure from Australia. Melbourne, [21 Oct] 1903. Printed on parchment (23cm x 38cm) Show allonly 1

Series 27. Illuminated addresses presented to Lord Tennyson, 1899?-1903 Show allonly 1

File 1. Address of welcome from children of Convent of Mercy Schools, Adelaide, n.d. 23cm x 33cm Show allonly 1
File 2. Loyal address from City of Melbourne upon the occasion of Lord Tennyson being appointed Governor-General of Australia. Melbourne, 1 Dec 1902. 38cm x 28cm Show allonly 1
File 3. Address of welcome from Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales at the third annual Commonwealth Exhibition of the Society. Sydney, April 1903. (Unsigned) 33cm x 47cm Show allonly 1
File 4. Address of welcome from South Street Debating Society and Literary Institute on the occasion of the National Esteddfod of 1903. Ballarat, 23 Oct 1903. 38cm x 47cm Show allonly 1
File 5. Address of welcome from the City of Perth on the occasion of a visit by Lord Tennyson. Perth, 15 Dec 1903. 41cm x 48cm Show allonly 1

Series 28. Musical and literary manuscripts Show allonly 1

File 1. An Australian Commonwealth prayer. Words by Lord Tennyson, music by J. Summers. Perth, Western Australia, 1901. 9p Show allonly 1
File 2. Valedictory verses to Lord Tennyson. By John Cocks. North Sydney, 10 Dec 1903. lp Show allonly 1

Series 29. Miscellaneous printed material Show allonly 1

For and index to items in this series, see Appendix 8. (under related documents tab)

File 1-25. Miscellaneous printed material Show allonly 1

Series 30. Printed material relating to the State Bank of South Australia and to state advances, 1895 - 1900 Show allonly 1

This series includes copies of acts of the South Australian Parliament, regulations made under acts, forms, tables, financial statements and publicity matter.

File 1-19. Printed material relating to the State Bank of South Australia and to state advances Show allonly 1

Series 31. Photograph albums, 1899 - 1912 Show allonly 1

This series is held by the Pictorial Section.

File 1. Album of photographs of public and domestic occasions in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, including vice-regal residences and interiors. 97 photographs. n.d. 31cm x 26cm x 2cm Show allonly 1
File 2. Album of photographs taken at and near Oodnadatta and in the far north of South Australia. 44 photographs (approximately quarter plate). 1912. 21cm x 26cm Show allonly 1
File 3. Album of photographs of Aborigines - half length portraits of adult males and females. 48 photographs. n.d. 23cm x 18cm x 5cm Show allonly 1
File 4. Album of photographs of Aborigines - principally head and shoulder studies of adult males and females. 61 photographs (approximately quarter plate). n.d. 28cm x 23cm x 3cm Show allonly 1
File 5. Album of photographs of Aborigines - principally of ceremonies. Annotated by Lord Tennyson. 76 photographs (approximately quarter plate). n.d. 18cm x 23cm x 3cm Show allonly 1
File 6. Album of photographs of Kuring-Gai Chase, New South Wales. 54 photographs. 1903. 28cm x 42cm x 5cm Show allonly 1

Series 32. Photographs and other illustrated material Show allonly 1

This series is held by the Pictorial Section.

File 1-7. 7 Photographs of Government House, Melbourne (one annotated by Lord Tennyson). c.1903. Each 18cm x 23cm Show allonly 1
File 8-12. 5 Photographs relating to the unveiling of a memorial tablet to commemorate the centenary of the visit of Capt. Matthew Flinders to Encounter Bay, 1902: Show allonly 1

(a) 2 Photographs of the tablet at the Bluff, Victor Harbour, each 20cm x 28cm, 1902.

(b) Photograph of Encounter Bay looking towards the Bluff, 1902, 21cm x 28cm

(c) Photograph of the causeway, Victor Harbour, 1902, 21cm x 28 cm

(d) Photograph of the breakwater, Victor Harbour, 1902, 21cm x 28cm

File 13-15. 3 Photographs relating to the unveiling of a memorial tablet on Flinders' Column, Mount Lofty, South Australia, to commemorate the centenary of Capt. Matthew Flinders' discovery and naming of Mount Lofty in 1902: Show allonly 1

(a) Photograph of Flinders' Column, 1902, 21cm x 28cm

(b) Photograph of unveiling tablet on Flinders' Column, 1902, 18cm x 23cm

(c) Photograph of tablet on Flinders' column, 1902, 13cm x 18cm

File 16. Panoramic photograph of North Adelaide from a point near North Terrace, c. 1900. 26cm x 36cm Show allonly 1
File 17. Photograph of the interior of Government House, Adelaide, showing stained glass windows, c.1901. 15cm x 20cm Show allonly 1
File 18. Photograph of members of the South Australian Bushmen's Contingent drawn up before the Town Hall, Adelaide, with Lord Tennyson arriving to review them, c. 1900. 18cm x 15 ½ Show allonly 1
File 19. Photograph of Lord Tennyson unveiling a tablet on Flinders' Column, Mount Lofty, South Australia, commemorating the centenary of the discovery and naming of Mount Lofty by Capt. Matthew Flinders, 1902. 8cm x 28cm Show allonly 1
File 20. Photograph of Alfred, 1st Baron Tennyson. 13cm x 10cm Show allonly 1
File 21. Photograph of kangaroos. 10cm x 11cm Show allonly 1
File 22. Half-tone reproduction of Calle Face Hotel, Colombo, n.d. 5cm x 8cm Show allonly 1
File 23. Wild flowers from the Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia. Booklet of 13 water-colour sketches, n.d. 14p. 17½ x 12½cm Show allonly 1
File 24. Line reproduction of the Tennyson coat of arms. 10cm x 12 ½cm Show allonly 1
File 25. Autograph of Lord Alfred Tennyson on fly-leaf (?) of A book of golden deeds. Lond., MacMillan, 1876. (Fly-leaf, and title page only, present) Show allonly 1
File 26. Group portrait of Hallam, 2nd Baron Tennyson and Lady Tennyson, together with Lord Richard Plantagenet Nevill, ... Photograph, n.d. 25 ½ x 35 ½cm Show allonly 1
File 27. Unidentified portrait. Photograph, n.d. 14cm x 10cm Show allonly 1
File 28. Photograph of a cloistered walk?, n.d. 23cm x 28cm Show allonly 1
File 29. Unidentified photograph., n.d. 15 ½ x 20 ½cm Show allonly 1

Series 33. Passports issued to Hallam, 2nd Baron Tennyson, and Audrey Georgiana Florence, Lady Tennyson, 21 Jan 1915 Show allonly 1

These passports carry a photograph of Lord and Lady Tennyson.

File 1-2. Passports Show allonly 1

Series 34. Tennyson medal - specimen (boxed) Show allonly 1

In 1900 Hallam, 2nd Baron Tennyson presented the sum of £100 to the University of Adelaide to provide medals as awards for English Literature at the Public Examinations. The gift provided for the award of a gold medal for Leaving Honours standard, and silver medals each for Leaving and Intermediate standard examinations. The awards continue to be made.

Class. PAPERS OF AUDREY GEORGIANA FLORENCE, LADY TENNYSON, 1900-1909 Show allonly 1

Series 35. Letters received, 31 Aug 1900 - 27 Jul 1908 Show allonly 1

For an index to items in this series, see Appendix 9.(under related documents tab)

File 1-26. Letters received Show allonly 1

Series 36. Letters and telegrams received from Robert Barr Smith (Adelaide business-man, pastoralist, and philanthropist) and his wife Joanna Show allonly 1

The letters are principally from Joanna Barr Smith, and are largely undated (but 3 are of the year 1909). Further letters from Joanna and Robert Barr Smith will be found in other series in the papers of Lady Tennyson.

For an index to items in this series, see Appendix 10. (under related documents tab)

File 1-31. Letters and telegrams received from Robert Barr Smith Show allonly 1

Series 37. Drafts and copies of letters sent by Lady Tennyson, 1902 - 1903 Show allonly 1

For an index to items in this series, see Appendix 11. (under related documents tab)

File 1-4. Drafts and copies of letters sent by Lady Tennyson Show allonly 1

Series 38. Correspondence, newspaper cuttings, and other printed material relating to the establishment of the Queen Victoria Maternity Hospital, Rose Park, South Australia, 7 Dec 1900 - 23 May 1903 Show allonly 1

The Queen Victoria Maternity Hospital was suggested by Lady Tennyson, and it was originally intended to call the hospital the Lady Tennyson Home. The death of Queen Victoria led to the suggestion that the Queen's name be used, to which Lady Tennyson agreed. The foundation stone of the building was laid in 1901 by the Duke of Cornwall and York (later King George V), and the hospital was opened by Lady Tennyson in 1902.

For an index to the letters contained in the volume, see Appendix 12. (under related documents tab)

File 1. 1 vol. 30½ x 10½ x 3cm (Folio) Show allonly 1

The volume contains correspondence, circular letters, and photographs.

Series 39. Decorated letter (in embroidered silk cover) addressed to Lady Tennyson, 24 Dec 1902 Show allonly 1

File 1. 1 vol. 33cm x 41cm x 1cm (Folio) Show allonly 1

This item accompanied the gift of a necklet to Lady Tennyson by some of her women friends in South Australia. It carries the signatures (or names) of these women.

Class. PAPERS OF ALFRED AUBREY TENNYSON, 2ND SON OF LORD TENNYSON, 1900-1904 Show allonly 1

Series 40. Diaries, 1 Jan 1900 - 11 Jan 1904 Show allonly 1

Some miscellaneous material has been included in the diaries, e.g. theatrical programmes and sports day programmes, and one letter from Diment (?) Farringford Farm, Isle of Wight, to the Hon. Lionel Hallam Tennyson, dated 14 Jan 1902. At the time he maintained these diaries, Alfred Aubrey Tennyson's age ranged from 9 years to 12 years. Most of the entries are devoted, naturally, to children's activities, but references to such topics as reviews and processions may have a wider significance.

File 1-4. Diaries Show allonly 1

Class. PAPERS OF ZACYNTHA BOYLE (WIFE OF CHARLES JOHN BOYLE), MOTHER OF LADY TENNYSON, 1899-1903 Show allonly 1

Series 41. Letters received from Lady Tennyson, in Australia, Feb 1899 - 29 Dec 1903 Show allonly 1

The letters in this series give a most detailed account of the life of Lord and Lady Tennyson in Australia, and include comment on Australian life and personalities.

File 1-262. Letters received from Lady Tennyson Show allonly 1

Series 42. Letters received from Hallam, 2nd Baron Tennyson, in Australia Show allonly 1

The two letters are dated 30 Jan 1899 and 8 April 1900, and largely personal in content.

File 1-2. Letters received from Hallam, 2nd Baron Tennyson Show allonly 1

Series 43. Letters received from her daughter-in-law, Eleanor Margaret Boyle (widow of Captain Cecil William Boyle) while on a visit to Australia. 22 Mar 1903 (?) - 16 June 1903 Show allonly 1

These letters are personal and descriptive.

File 1-10. Letters received from her daughter-in-law, Eleanor Margaret Boyle (widow of Captain Cecil William Boyle) Show allonly 1

Series 44. Letters received from her grand-daughter, Dorothea Cecil Boyle while on a visit to Australia, 22 Mar 1903 - 26 Apr 1903 Show allonly 1

These letters are personal and descriptive.

File 1-7. Letters received from her grand-daughter, Dorothea Cecil Boyle while on a visit to Australia Show allonly 1

Series 45. Letters received from her grand-daughter, Elisabeth Adeline Cecil Boyle, while on a visit to Australia Show allonly 1

There are personal and descriptive letters. Only one is dated, 5 April 1903.

File 1-2. Letters received from her grand-daughter, Elisabeth Adeline Cecil Boyle Show allonly 1

Series 46. Letters received from her grandsons, Lionel Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Aubrey Tennyson, and Harold Courtenay Tennyson, 9 Mar - 7 Jul 1903 Show allonly 1

A number of these letters are in French, and one is in German. The letters are personal and descriptive.

Series 47. Correspondence relating to the provision of comforts and clothing for South Australian contingents in South Africa, 1900 Show allonly 1

This series includes letters written by Lady Tennyson in Adelaide, Sir John Cockburn (South Australia Agent-General) in London, and Major C. J. Reade and Captain F. H. Howland in South Australia. Zacyntha Boyle, together with her daughter, Lady Tennyson, played some part in providing comforts for South African soldiers in the South African War.

File 1-7. Correspondence relating to the provision of comforts and clothing for South Australian contingents in South Africa Show allonly 1

Class. MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS, 1887-1916 Show allonly 1

Series 48. Letters, 1889-1904 Show allonly 1

File 1. Lady Tennyson to 'Nell' [Eleanor Margaret Boyle ?], 1900 Show allonly 1
File 2. Lady Tennyson to her brother Lionel Richard Cavendish Boyle, 6 June 1889 Show allonly 1
File 3. Lady Tennyson to Mrs Edwardes (milliner), 23 May 1900 Show allonly 1
File 4. Alfred Aubrey Tennyson to his uncle, Ernest Boyle, 22 Jan 1904 Show allonly 1
File 5. Lionel Hallam Tennyson to Mlle. Dussant (governess). In French. n.d Show allonly 1
File 6. Unidentified letter. Addressed from Huntercombe Manor, Maidenhead, 24 May? Show allonly 1
File 7. Letter from Women's Literary Society, 250 Pitt St., Sydney, n.d. No addressee given Show allonly 1

Series 49. Typescript extracts and paraphrases of letters written by Lady Tennyson, ca.1899 - 1903 Show allonly 1

This series also includes some biographical and connecting narrative material - possibly by Lord Tennyson who had made some notes on the original letters of Lady Tennyson. For note on Lady Tennyson's letters by Herbert Warren (?), President of Magdalen College, Oxford, see MS 479/5/1.

Series 50. Typescript copies of letters received by Hallam, 2nd Baron Tennyson on the death of Lady Tennyson, Dec 1916 Show allonly 1

For an index to items in this series, see Appendix 13. (under related documents tab)

File 1-8. Typescript copies of letters received by Hallam, 2nd Baron Tennyson on the death of Lady Tennyson Show allonly 1

Series 51. Letters from Sir Henry Parkes to Alfred, 1st Baron Tennyson, and to Emily, Lady Tennyson Show allonly 1

This series also includes one printed item, viz. Sir Henry Parkes, a pamphlet of 4p. published in Sydney, giving details of his political career. For other Tennyson-Parkes associations, see MS 479/2, diary for 1903, p.21, and MS 479/2/331.

File 1. Letter to Alfred, 1st Baron Tennyson, 7 Dec 1887. Sydney. Sir Henry Parkes plans a visit to England and hopes to see Lord Tennyson Show allonly 1
File 2. Letter to Emily, Lady Tennyson, 26 Aug 1894. Sydney. Sir Henry Parkes describes a recent election in New South Wales (first under single member electorate system), comments on the Federation movement and personal matters Show allonly 1
File 3. Letter to Emily, Lady Tennyson, 10 Sep 1894. Sydney. Sir Henry Parkes' comments on New South Wales politics and on losing Premiership to George Reid Show allonly 1

Series 52. Correspondence relating to the taxing of the Governor-General's salary Show allonly 1

File 1. Searcy, Arthur. Deputy Commissioner of Taxes for S.A. to Lord Tennyson, 9 July 1903. 1p Show allonly 1
File 2. Way, Sir Samuel to Lord Tennyson, Montefiore, North Adelaide, 31 July 1903. 4p Show allonly 1
File 3. Secretary to Lord Tennyson to Arthur Searcy, Deputy Commissioner for Taxes. Sydney, 13 August 1903. 2p Show allonly 1
File 4. Searcy, Arthur. Deputy Commissioner of Taxes for S. A. to Lord Tennyson. Adelaide, 18 August 1903. 1p. Includes four income tax assessment notices dated 1903 Show allonly 1
File 5. Receipt for Lord Tennyson from the South Australian Land and Income Tax Office, 26 August 1903. 1p Show allonly 1
File 6. Le Hunte, Sir George to Lord Tennyson. Adelaide, 16 September 1903. 1p Show allonly 1