Guide to the Papers of the De Salis Family

MS 7989

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of the De Salis Family
Date Range
c. 1840-c.1930
Collection Number
MS 7989
Extent
8 metres (55 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence between family members, friends and business associates; political notes; post cards; published material; press cuttings.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1988344).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 the De Salis Family, National Library of Australia, MS 7989, [series and/or file number]'.

See MS 2623 for the Family Tree.

See also MS 2656 for the Papers of Pierce Galliard Smith.

Biographical Note

Leopold Fabius Dietegan Fane de Salis (1816-1898) migrated to Australia in 1840 with his brother-in-law. He married Charlotte MacDonald in 1844 and had five children; Leopold William (1845-1930) who married Jeanette Caroline Armstrong in 1895; Rodolph (1841-1876); George Arthur Charles (1852-1932) who married Mary St Irving Galliard Smith in 1878; Henry Gubert (1858-1931); Nina who married William Farrer. Leopold acquired large pastoral interests including Darbalara Station which he bought in 1840 and which he sold in 1855 when he moved higher up the Murrumbidgee to Cuppacumbalong, Tharwa. He lost extensive holdings in Queensland in the 1892 crisis. He was Member of the Legislative Council 1874-1898 in the Queanbeyan District. Leopold William was MLA 1872-1874 and George Fane de Salis was MLA 1885-1885.

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Papers of Leopold Fane de Salis, 1816-1898 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Insurance documents - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Land conveyance and indenture documents, including the following conveyance Documents: - Box 1 Show allonly 1

1882 Bernard McTiernan to James McTiernan

1881 Mary McTiernan to J.&B. McTiernan

1872 William Roohan to Hugh McTiernan

1870 Thomas Wilson to William Roohan

1895 William Cosgrove and another, to William Lenane

1865 William Lenehan Jr. to Thomas Wilson

1860 Charles Bolt to William Lenane

1859 W. O'Neill to C. Bolt

1866 T. Kennedy to J. Maher

1858 Land Purchase document. William O'Neill

1901 Supplementary abstract of Title of William Lenane

1862 Michael Commins to William Lenehan Jr.

1879 Indemnity. George MacDonell to Hon. Leopold Fane de Salis M.L.C.; Indenture agreement. The Scottish Australian Investment Co. Ltd to Hon. Leopold Fane de Salis M.L.C. 1879

1883 James Gray to Leopold Fane de Salis

1881 Thomas Long to Leopold Fane de Salis

File [Unnumbered]. Agreement between Pastoralists' Federal Council and the Amalgamated Shearers' Union of Australasia, 7 August 1891 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Map of N.S.W. issued by Pastures Protection Board of Braidwood - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Conveyance Documents - Box 1 Show allonly 1

1886 Kurts to G. Fane de Salis

1887 T. Warner to L. Fane de Salis

1890 T. Gale to L. Fane de Salis

File [Unnumbered]. Mortgage Documents. 1896 T. Tong to E.F. Foster - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Letters of Administration. 1886 Thomas Warner - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. 1857 Grant by purchase to William O'Neill - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage. DE SALIS, COUNT (de Salis) - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. 1890 Agreement between Leopold and George - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Bank books for Messrs de Salis and Smith 1860, 1871-1872, 1872, 1877-1884, 1884, 1885-1890, 1866-1871, 1838-1866, 1873-1876, 1866 and 1859-1893 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Accounts, receipts and related letters, 1866-1897 - Box 3-4 Show allonly 1

Some concern land and wool sales.

File [Unnumbered]. Political notes and press clippings - Box 5-11 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Some correspondence - Box 5-11 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Meteorological records kept by Leopold Fane de Salis - Box 5-11 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Notes referring to issues of a non-political nature on the subject of land purchase laws, meat and wheat exports and wool - Box 5-11 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Papers created while a Member of the Legislative Assembly 1864-1869 and Legislative Council 1874-1898 (he was also a Magistrate from 1844) - Box 5-11 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Papers concerning land purchase and some correspondence - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Mainly letters to Leopold concerning business, including correspondence regarding survey of Runs - Box 13-14 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Agreement with Rev. Smith and de Salis Brothers 1880 - Box 13-14 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Letters from Henry Parkes; letters from family - Box 13-14 Show allonly 1

Series 2. Papers of George Fane de Salis Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Family letters to George, Father, Dad or Papa - Box 15-16 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Business letters to George (may include some family letters) - Box 17-23 Show allonly 1

Box 17 contains letters of sympathy on death of Eric Fane de Salis who was killed in action during World War 1.

Series 3. Papers of Mary Fane de Salis (nee Smith) Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Letters addressed to Mary Smith from School friends 1868; letters from family members - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Letters from family and friends; some business letters - Box 25-28 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Letters addressed to 'Marie', but actually sent to Mary. Most are from her sister Emily - Box 29-30 Show allonly 1

Series 4. Letters to Charlotte Fane de Salis Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Letters to Charlotte, mostly from family and friends. Some are addressed to Lottie - Box 31 Show allonly 1

Series 5. Letters to Mary Fane de Salis Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Letters to May Fane de Salis, mostly from family and friends - Box 32 Show allonly 1

Series 6. Letters to Emily Fane de Salis Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Letters to Emily Fane de Salis, mostly from family and friends - Box 33 Show allonly 1

Series 7. Letters to Mina Farrer (nee de Salis) Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Letters to Nina Farrer (nee de Salis) with some letters to William Farrer - Box 34 Show allonly 1

Series 8. Family Correspondence Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Letters to Mary de Salis, daughter of George and Mary Fane de Salis - Box 35 Show allonly 1

Other letters may be with Mary Fane de Salis (nee Smith) Series 3.

File [Unnumbered]. Letters to William Fane de Salis; Henry Fane de Salis; Eric and Mrs E.C. de Salis; Rodolph Fane de Salis; Charlie Fane de Salis and Nina Fane de Salis, daughter of George and Mary Fane de Salis - Box 35 Show allonly 1

Series 9. Miscellaneous Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Prescriptions, remedies, recipes, map of Gundagai, letters found in books, parts of letters and letters to unidentified people - Box 36 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Photographs, Queanbeyan Aborigines - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Prayer book - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Dance programmes - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Menus - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Handwritten poems - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Letters to MacDonald - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Autographs - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Telegrams - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Mementoes - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Flockowners Diary 1918 - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Bookplate for Charlotte Fane de Salis - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Accounts and notes (1 Ledger) 1851 - Box 37 Show allonly 1

Series 10. Press Cuttings Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Press cuttings - Box 39 Show allonly 1

Series 11. Post Cards and Greeting Cards Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Post cards and greetings cards - Box 40 Show allonly 1

Series 12. Published Books Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Kennedy's handbook of Scottish song with the melodies. Melbourne: Stillwell and Knight, 1872 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. The King Who Walked With God. Orange: Central Western Daily, 1939 (with inscription to Charlotte, Mary, Nina and Em, dated 1952) - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Official programme, New South Wales National Regatta Anniversary Day, 26th January 1886 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Visitors' guide to Bath and District by electric car and motor bus issued by the Bath Electric Tramways Co. Ltd - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. New South Wales: her commerce and resources by G.W. Griffin. Sydney: Charles Potter, 1888 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. New South Wales: the Mother colony of the Australias. Sydney: Charles Potter, 1896 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. The soldiers' poems, The Dardanelles and other verses by C.N. Hutchinson. Sydney: The Central Press - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. The Queens Hotel, Kandy, Ceylon - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Australian Ballads: the Canterbury poets, edited by William Sharp. Walter Scott Publishing Co - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. The Charm of Whistler. London: T.C. AND E.C. Fack, (inscription to Charlotte) - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. The little dream by John Galsworthy. London: Duckworth Co. (inscription to 'Dear Charlotte with best Xmas wishes from Una and Ros, Xmas 1911') - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Rules, c., of the NSW Polo Association 1898 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Picturesque London. Marshall, Hamilton, Kent Co. (inscription to 'Miss de Salis ... 1911') - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Catalogue of publications by W.M. Power Westmister Victoria Gallery, 1908 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. The Charm of Leighton. London: T.C. - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Slate drawings. Belding Bros Co's - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Fables and moral maxims in verse and prose, selected by Anne Parker. London: John W. Parker, 1835 (inscription to 'Emily Phillippa Davies ... 8th birthday') - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Sacred songs and solos and New hymns and solos, compiled and sung by Ira D. Sankey. London: Morgan Scott - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Narrative hymns for village schools. London: Joseph Masters, 1861 (inscription 'Emily E.G. Smith, St John's Parsonage, Canberra) - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Records of the raids. London: Society for promoting Christian knowledge, 1918 (inscription Charlotte de Salis from ...) - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. History of the Bunhill Fields Burial Ground. London: Charles Skipper East, 1893 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. The nature lovers' note book by Eric Pochin. Leicester: The Brockhampton Book Company (belonged to M.F. de Salis) - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Rafferty, king of Australia by Sandy McTavish. Melbourne, 1931 (inscription 'The Misses de Salis from ...') - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. The Pacific and you by R.C. Blumer and E.C. Rowland. Sydney: The Australian Board of Missions, 1943 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. By air to battle : the official account of the British Airborne Divisions. London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1945 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Tender grass for Christ's lambs by W. Weldon Champneys. London: Wertheim and MacIntosh, 1848 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Edinburgh: official guide by John Menzies Co - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. The letters of Rachel Henning with forty pen drawings by Norman Lindsay, introduction by David Adams. Sydney: Bulletin Newspaper Co - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. The coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, approved souvenir programme, 1952 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Madame Tussaud's exhibition guide by GeoAugustus Sala. London: Baker Street Station - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. The harvest of the years Houghton Mifflin Company, 1927 (inscription 'Mrs Farrer from Angus Robertson') - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. The climbs of NormanNerunda by May NormanNerunda. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Tent life in Tiger Land and sport and work on the Nepal frontier, by James James Inglis. Sydney: A. Hutchinson Son, 1888 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. The art of marine painting in oil colours by J.W. Carmichael. London: Windsor and Newton - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. In your hands Australian by C.E.W. Bean. London: Cassell Company, 1918 (inscribed "with kind regards from C.E.W. Bean") - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Australian museums : hints for collectors of geological and mineralogical specimens by F. Rattle. Sydney: Charles Potter, 1887 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Mrs Beeton's shilling cookery book with more than 600 recipes by Isabella Beeton. London: Ward Lock Co. (inscribed 'E.P. Smith July 1989') - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Animals by Harrison Weir and other artists (has 'Emily' on cover) - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Sketchbook of trees (cover missing) Blackie Son - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Hutchinson's Popular and illustrated dog encyclopaedia, volume one, AFo edited by Walter Hutchinson. London: Hutchinson Co - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. The Canberran: the magazine of the Canberra Grammar School, Canberra. Vol.3, no.11 Sept. 1933; no.4, 1934; no.6, 1936; no.7, 1937 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. The new review, Vol.15, no.87, Aug. 1896 (cover missing) - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Pearson's magazine, Vol.4, Sept. 1897 no.21 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Tell us another, or funniest shooting and fishing stores ever told on earth or flying by Rowland Oliver S.M - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. The Englishwoman's domestic magazine, Vols.1, 5-7, 1858, 1862-1864 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. The Works of Harrison Ainsworth III, Windsor Castle. London: George Routledge Sons - Box 43 Show allonly 1

Covered in maroon cloth with school emblem. Inside cover has bookplate: given to E.G. De Salis June 1908 for a mathematic prize

File [Unnumbered]. On heroes, hero workship and the heroic in history by Thomas Carlyle. George Routledge Sons - Box 43 Show allonly 1

Covered in maroon cloth with bookplate stating 'Prize for hard work E.G. de Salis Xmas 1907'

File [Unnumbered]. Ladies Treasury plate from Jan. 1881 - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Ladies Treasury, Jan.-Nov. 1882; Jan., Feb., May, Aug. 1883; Apr., Oct., Nov., Dec. 1886; Jan.-June, Aug.-Dec. 1885 - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Ladies Treasury, Jan.-Dec. 1865, Jan.-Dec.1876 - Box 46 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Ladies Treasury, Jan.-Feb. Apr.-July, Sept.-Dec. 1879; Jan.-Nov. 1877; Jan.-May, July-Dec. 1880; 1878 (plates for Aug., Sept. Nov. missing) - Box 47 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Annotated copy of Crown Lands Bill, 1883 - Box 48-50 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Newspaper clippings - Box 48-50 Show allonly 1

Probably collected by George de Salis) dated early 1900s to 1950s on matters such as taxation, land and farming.

Some articles refer to William Farrer. There are also some handwritten notes.

Note: much of the material is in poor condition.

File [Unnumbered]. Anzac bulletin, no.75, June 1918 - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Home chat, no.293, 1900 - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. London and North Western time tables, 1894 - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Complete guide to Tasmania, 1920 (very poor condition) - Box 51 Show allonly 1

Pages from a book belonging to Leopold Fane de Salis, damaged at Darbalara during Gundagai flood in 1852.

File [Unnumbered]. The Weekly Times book of patterns. Melbourne (no cover) - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Scrap Book with poems and press cuttings - Box 51 Show allonly 1

Newspaper cuttings in large volume with some handwritten notes.

File [Unnumbered]. Maroon volume of newspaper cuttings (cover damaged) - Box 52 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. The Land Act, 1897; Engineering and Electrical Exhibition, 1897; A manual of the licensing law, 1883; Abstract - Meteorological Observations, 1871; Handbook of information for intending settlers of British New Guinea, 1892; The Crown Lands Alienation Act, 1861-1880; The Crown Lands Act of 1884; Impounding Law amendment Act, 1881 - Box 53 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Various printed pamphlets and booklets - Box 54 Show allonly 1

File [Unnumbered]. Drawing books - Box 55 Show allonly 1

Series 13. Folio items Show allonly 1

Note: 1-6 are in very poor condition.

File 1. Cauppacbalong Day Book, 1852-1861 - Box 55? Show allonly 1

File 2. Ration A/C Tharwa, 1879-1892 - Box 55? Show allonly 1

File 3. Ledger, 1851. Dabalara Station, Junee Station, Oura (near Wagga) - Box 55? Show allonly 1

File 4. Cauppacumbalong, 1869-1878 - Box 55? Show allonly 1

File 5. Darbalara property near Gundagai. House and contents in Gundagai Flood, 1852. Day book dated 1845-1849 - Box 55? Show allonly 1

File 6. Letterbook. Cuppacumbalong, 1856-1860 - Box 55? Show allonly 1

File 7. Nina Farrer's Flower book - Box 55? Show allonly 1

File 8. Newspaper clippings, 1914 - Box 55? Show allonly 1

File 9. Rainfall observations, 1885-1899 - Box 55? Show allonly 1

File 10. Scrap album, 1877. Photographs - Box 55? Show allonly 1

File 11. Photographs of George Fane de Salis and May Fane de Salis - Box 55? Show allonly 1

File 12. Framed photograph of William Farrer in Cambridge Rifles Regiment and framed group photograph - Box 55? Show allonly 1