Guide to the Collections held by the Strathclyde Regional Archives (as filmed by the AJCP)


M2983 - M2994

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2019

Collection Summary

Strathclyde Regional Archives. Mitchell Library
Collections held by the Strathclyde Regional Archives (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1821 - 1935
Collection Number
M2983 - M2994
139 items
Language of Materials
Australian Joint Copying Project
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Scope and Contents

Papers 1889-1900 of Ebenezer McAlister relating to his estates in Glasgow and Singapore.

Agreement 1821 between Sir Thomas Brisbane and Hugh Crawford concerning Brisbane's debts.

Papers 1821-1828 of Robert and Thomas Crawford in Sydney and Hill End referring to voyage on Royal George, relations with Sir Thomas Brisbane, wool sales, farming, bushrangers and financial matters.

Papers 1849-1890 concerning estate of Andrew Bald of Nelson, New Zealand.

Minutebooks 1871-1891 of New Zealand and Australian Land Co.

Papers 1841-1921 of Maxwell Family of Nether Pollock including letters of Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson in Melbourne and Aymer Maxwell in Java and Johore.

Correspondence 1838-1877 of Stirling Family of Keir and Cawder referring to activities of John Stirling in New South Wales and Sir James Brooke in Sarawak.

Papers 1862-1935 of Isabella Gore-Booth, Susan Smith and other members of Smith Family including letters of Harry Parker, George Parker and others in New Zealand.

Papers 1864-1916 of Anderson Family including letters of Anna Anderson Mackie in Singapore. Manila and Batavia and Caleb Anderson in Castlemaine and Melbourne.

Papers 1876-1897 of George Houstoun including letters of Sir Arthur Gordon, Lord Glasgow and G.H. Reid.

Letters 1859-1885 of Robert Henry of Brisbane and Bundaberg to his family.

Journal 1864 of Miss S.A. Bray on voyage from Plymouth to Adelaide on City of Adelaide.

Diaries and papers 1893-1901 of Charles Cochrane-Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington, Governor of Queensland.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref:

Archival History

Material selectively filmed at the Strathclyde Regional Archives, Glasgow, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1993 (AJCP Reels: M2983-M2994). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

The Glasgow City Archive was known as the Strathclyde Regional Archives from 1975 to 1996 when the Archives transferred to the new Department of Libraries and Archives of Glasgow City Council, and reverted to its original title of Glasgow City Archives.

Existence and Location of Originals

Glasgow City Archive, Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, Scotland.

For more information see Glasgow City Archive. []

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

The following collections are also held by the Glasgow City Archive and were listed and filmed separately by the AJCP:

Aitken, Lilburn and Co. (M2679-M2682) [].

Harold M. Ford (M2995-M3032) [].

Finding-aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2019. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.

Pieces that were not filmed by the Australian Joint Copying Project have not been included in this Finding Aid.


Anderson Family; Anderson, Caleb; Australia; Bald, Andrew; Boyle, Sir David, 7th Earl Glasgow; Bray, S.A., Miss; Brisbane, Queensland; Brisbane, Sir Thomas M.; Brooke, Sir James; Bundaberg, Queensland; Bushrangers; Castlemaine, Victoria; City of Adelaide (ship); Cochrane-Baillie, Charles, 2nd Baron Lamington; Crawford, Hugh; Crawford, Robert; Crawford, Thomas (Hill End); Emigrant voyages; Glasgow, Scotland; Gordon, Sir Arthur, 1st Baron Stanmore; Gore-Booth, Isabella; Great Britain; Henry, Robert; Hill End, New South Wales; Houstoun, George; Sydney, New South Wales: immigration to; Adelaide, South Australia: immigration to; Java; Johore, Malaysia; Mackie, Anna A.; Manila, Philippines; Maxwell Family; Maxwell, Aymer; McAlister, Ebenezer; Melbourne, Victoria; Munro-Ferguson, Sir Ronald, 1st Viscount Novar; Nelson, New Zealand; Farms and farming: New South Wales; New South Wales; New Zealand; New Zealand and Australian Land Company; Parker, George; Parker, Harry; Plymouth, England; Photographs: Queensland; Govenors and Governors General: Queensland; Reid, Sir George H.; Royal George (ship); Sarawak; Singapore; Smith Family; Smith, Susan; Stirling Family (Scotland); Stirling, John; Wool and woolgrowing: Australia


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 441, p172.

Item Descriptions

Fonds T-AF. Anderson, Fife, Littlejohn and Co. Solicitors. Deposit, 1889 - 1900

1 item

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2983.

Series 167. Trust of Ebenezer McAlister, merchant of Glasgow and Singapore (279p.), 1889 - 1900

Copies of documents including minutes of meetings of executors, details of estate, cash expenditure and receipts in Singapore, list of curios, weapons etc removed from house and sold, balance statements.

Fonds T-ARD. Ardgowan Estate Records, 1796 - February 1854

12 items

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reels M2983-M2985.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Crawford (1799-1848) and Thomas Crawford (1803-1875) were the sons of Hugh Crawford, a lawyer at Greenock, Scotland. Hugh Crawford had many business dealings with Sir Thomas Brisbane, who was appointed governor of New South Wales in 1821. Robert Crawford accompanied Brisbane on the voyage to Sydney on the Royal George. He was principal clerk in the Colonial Secretary's Office until 1827 and built a fine house, Clyde Bank, in Sydney. He also owned 'Hillend', a property near Prospect named after his home in Scotland. He had four children by Mary Campbell before marrying Sarah Jones in 1832. Thomas Crawford sailed to Australia on the Triton in 1825. He settled near Wollombi in 1827 and married Mary Wiseman in 1832.

Series 1. Ardgowan Estates, 1796 - 12 June 1852

9 items
Subseries 1/6. Miscellaneous bundles, 1796 - 12 June 1852
9 items
Sir Thomas Brisbane loans, 13 April 1821 (File 1/6/238)
1 item

Filmed selectively.

Agreement between Sir Thomas Brisbane and Hugh Crawford, 13 April 1821 (Item [5])

Re payment of Sir Thomas Brisbane's debts on his appointment as Governor of NSW, and of money to Robert Crawford on his going to NSW. (6p.)

Robert and Thomas Crawford letters (250p.), 1822 - 1828 (File 1/6/293)

Letters from Robert and Thomas Crawford (Sydney, Hillend) to their father Hugh Crawford; and from John Curtis (London).

Subjects include: Thomas' and Robert's farming at Hillend; wool production; Robert's relations with the Governor 'after his treatment of me officially I cannot think of visiting Government House'; sending home a net used by the natives to carry possessions; Robert's men have been harbouring bushrangers; Thomas' voyage to NSW on Triton, 1825; Thomas' land at Coal River 'abounds with Emu and Kangaroo'; Brisbane's abilities 'He is no more able to carry on without Major Goulburn than he can fly…..the Govenor devotes all his time to the stars'; difficulties selling wool received from NSW on Triton in London; Robert's advice to Captain Barwick on settling in NSW 'the golden days are gone now', 1823.


Agricultural Society of NSW. Prospectus, list of subscribers and rules, 1822. (printed).

Robert Crawford (74p.), 1821 - 1828 (File 1/6/294)

Correspondence re his appointment as Principal Secretary to Government of NSW and his life in NSW.


List of stock, tools, farming and cooking utensils delivered in charge of Lewis Campbell, overseer on farm of Milton.

1826-09-27, Robert Crawford's memorial to Earl Bathurst re further grant of land in NSW.

1826-04-08, Invitation from Governor and Mrs Darling to a ball for His Majesty's birthday

1826-07-11, Robert Campbell (Colonial Secretary Office, Sydney) to Alexander McLeay re his salary

1821-1822, Sir Thomas Brisbane's account with Robert Crawford

1822, Seeds given to Botanic Gardens, Glasgow

[1822?] Ode on the expected arrival of His Most Gracious Majesty in Ireland 'composed by an unfortunate man who was transported from Ireland in Summer 1821 and arrived in the Isabella in the month of March 1822'

1821-08-16, Robert Campbell (Rio de Janeiro) to his father re voyage

Robert Crawford (118p.), 1821 - 1823 (File 1/6/295)

Letters from Robert on voyage to Sydney on Royal George and from Sydney; and from John Shaw (London) to Hugh Crawford.

Subjects include: the voyage; conditions on ship; Sir Thomas Brisbane plans to live at Parramatta; his lodgings in Pitt Street; impressions of Parramatta; prices; 'the natives of this colony are the most miserable of the human race'; religion; his appointment as assistant to Principal Clerk in Colonial Office; other government officials; his land grant; pays Atkinson £200 to resign his appointment as Principal Clerk in Colonial Office in Robert's favour; Brisbane rarely comes to Sydney from Parramatta.

Robert Crawford (84p.), 19 April 1821 - 17 May 1821 (File 1/6/297)

Letters from Robert in London and on board Royal George to his father, Hugh Crawford.

Subjects include: bidding his father farewell; preparations for sailing; visit to Covent Garden; meetings with Sir Thomas Brisbane; other members of Brisbane's party; his allowance of rum and wine and other supplies for the voyage; meals on board.

Robert Crawford (c.72p.), 1821 - 1825 (File 1/6/298)

Miscellaneous papers, correspondence, visiting cards, London theatre bills.


[A] Letters to Robert Crawford from Captain Pipper; Grace Knox (Elmfoot); J.Campbell (Sydney) congratulating him on appointment in office of Colonial Secretary; Sir Thomas Brisbane (Parramatta) re his salary.

[B] Letters from Robert Crawford to Campbell re offer of position and to his father introducing Dr Ramsay.

[C] 1821-07-11, Answers to queries in Mr McMorland's letter of re trade potential of NSW and emigration.

[D] 1825-05-21-1825-10-28, Journal of a voyage to NSW on board the Triton by Thomas Crawford.

Details of sailing from Leith; food; other passengers; weather; arrangements at table to prevent dishes rolling off; signalling other ships; visit to Santa Cruz; ceremonies of crossing the line; catching a shark and eating it 'strong rank food'; catching Cape Pigeons; crew's rations; sighting Mewstone Rock; docking at Hobart; beauty of countryside; snow on Mount Wellington; cannot walk out of town without being robbed by bushrangers; 'streets here are very dirty'; punishment of prisoners; activities of the two newspapers; 'Hobart town is something like Port Glasgow, when everything is through the town in a 'pig's whisper'; prisoners in jail attempt to escape on hearing that the soldiers are chasing bushrangers; voyage to Sydney taking prisoner accused of boat stealing; sighting native fires on land.

[E] 1821-04-24, Miscellaneous Papers - includes: list of Robert Crawford's stock, 1823, receipts, invoices, visiting cards, note on time difference between Sydney and Greenoch, play bills for Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 11 April 1821 and Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

Sapphire (c.30p.), 1853 - 1854 (File 1/6/417)

Correspondence between David Balderston (Greenoch) and Archibald Macgoun (London) re insurance and cargo of Sapphire on voyage to Australia.

Robert and Thomas Crawford (c.139p., some crossed and damaged letters), 1824 - 1848 (File 1/6/626)

Correspondence and miscellaneous papers re Robert and Thomas Crawford, Hillend NSW to father Hugh and brother David Crawford re their farming activities, conditions in the colony.

1824-07-17, Goulburn (Colonial Secretary Office, Sydney) to Peter McCallum (Sydney) re land grant

1828-02-10, Robert Crawford (Hillend) to father re his resignation, Thomas has gone to Hunter River on business

1828-09-19-1828-11-18, Thomas Crawford (Wallowbie) to father re death of Captain McKellar's wife by government servant

1830-12-19, Robert Crawford (Hillend) to David re death of father, accounts between them, other Scottish settlers

1848, Sir Thomas Brisbane (Largs) to Sir Charles Fitzroy (Sydney) re confirmation of Robert Crawford's land grant, his eligibility as Justice of Peace. (2 copies and 2 drafts)

1848-01-15, Colonial Office to Sir Thomas Brisbane recognising Robert Crawford's land grant

1848-03-01, Deposition by Robert Crawford in favour of David Crawford

1848-10, Letters to Sir Thomas Brisbane, Lord Grey

1848-11-29, David Crawford (Greenock) to W.C. Wentworth (Sydney) re sudden death of Robert Crawford in Edinburgh before his return to Sydney on Quintin Leitch (and copy)

1848-11-14, Drs James Miller and Andrew Good (Edinburgh) re death of Robert Crawford

1846-08-26, NSW Licence for Robert Crawford to occupy wastelands of the crown

n.d., List of Robert Crawford's body clothes

Miscellaneous legal papers, 1796 - 12 June 1852 (File 1/6/702)
3 items

Filmed selectively.

Thomas Crawford [Brouri Muir?] to David Crawford, 12 June 1852 (Item [1])

Introducing Reverend W. Purvis who has been sent to Scotland by the Synod to obtain clergymen and 'endeavoring to promote a stream of emigration of a superior class', refers to gold digging. (2p.)

The Telegraph: a consolatory epistle from Thomas Muir Esq. of Botany Bay to the Hon. Henry Erskine, Late Dean of Faculty (11p., printed), 1796 (Item [2])
William Shaw Stewart (Luskingtyre) to David Crawford, 26 August 1831 (Item [3])

With opinion on Robert Crawford's claims against the colonial government. (4p.)

Series 12. Greenock Shipping, June 1840 - February 1854

3 items
Subseries 12/4. Bargue Sappho, June 1840 - February 1854
3 items
Voyages book (114p.), June 1840 - February 1854 (File 12/4/2)

Details of accounts for voyages to Calcutta, China, Penang, Singapore, Melbourne.

Log book (163p.), 28 May 1850 - 9 June 1851 (File 12/4/3)

Log book for voyage to Penang, China, Manila, Cork, Greenock.

Details of course, winds, weather, remarks - crew duties, sails set, servings of 'lime duce', loading cargo.

Log book (145p.), 2 August 1851 - 1 July 1852 (File 12/4/4)

Log book for voyage to Penang, Singapore, Mauritius, Greenock.

Details of course, winds, weather, remarks - crew duties, sails set, speaking with other ships.

Includes: crew list.

Fonds T-BK. Bannatyne, Kirkwood and France, Solicitors. Deposit, 9 February 1844 - 9 May 1888

3 items

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2985.

SS Wybia Log book (122p.), 22 September 1887 - 9 May 1888 (File 147/1-2)

Log of voyage Glasgow to Launceston, kept by Archibald Duncan, Chief mate.

Details of: course, winds, weather, remarks - crew duties, sails set, sighting other ships, sighting King Island, taken into harbour by tug.

Series 176. Miscellaneous Papers, 9 February 1844 - 17 April 1860

2 items

Filmed selectively.

Deed between William Steuart of Sedgeby… and Neil Black, farmer of Glenormiston, Melbourne, 9 February 1844 (File 10)

Substituting T.K.Finlay as partner in Neil Black and Co in place of William Steuart. (2p.)

Commission to Peter Black, John B.Dill and James D.Hamilton, 17 April 1860 (File 11)

Writers of Glasgow to examine William Middleton Tennent of Well Park in connection with an action in High Court in Melbourne between John Raleigh and Frederick Cook. (2p.)

Fonds T-HB. W. and J.M.Hill Brown and Co, writers of Glasgow. Deposit, 1849 - 1905

5 items

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reels M2985-M2986.

Series 13. Andrew Bald Estate (160p.), 1849 - 1890

Correspondence, deeds, miscellaneous documents re death and estate of Andrew Bald, formerly of Nelson, NZ.


16 August 1861, Agreement between John Healey of Dunedin and Andrew Bald of Dunedin for pasturing Andrew Bald's sheep

18 December 1865, Will of Andrew Bald of Nelson

23 November 1882, Will of Andrew Bald of Devon

1883, Deed conveying land at Brook Street, Nelson from Andrew Bald of Glasgow to Percy B. Adams of Nelson

17 December 1867- 30 April 1890, Family correspondence, including nephew William A. Bald (Montreal) and niece Mary Ann Lacerte (Yamachiche, Quebec)

2 June 1889-17 June 1889, Henry Foquett (Ilfracombe) to Hill Brown and Co. re death and effects of Andrew Bald

1861-1889, Correspondence from Messrs Adams and Kingdon, solicitors Nelson, to Andrew Bald and Messrs Hill Brown re estate of Andrew Bald. Includes: Schedule of deeds [of property] belonging to Andrew Bald in possession of Messrs Adams and Kingdon

24 October 1889-26 July 1890, Correspondence from Messrs Coude Kingdom and Cotton (London) to Messrs Hill Brown and Co. (Glasgow) re estate of Andrew Bald.

1862-1865, Andrew Bald's account book with Union Bank of Australia

n.d., Notes on Andrew Bald's personal effects.

Series 47. William Easton, Miscellaneous Papers, 3 November 1870 - 28 December 1871

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Corned Beef, 3 November 1870 - 28 December 1871 (File)

Correspondence between David Buchan, (Melbourne) and W. Easton (Glasgow) re shipping corned beef to Glasgow.

Subjects include: shipment on Loch Leven; 'I have great faith in this trial turning out well'; meat consumption in Melbourne; floods causing delay to loading of Loch Leven; shares of Melbourne Meat Preservation Co.; effects of war in France on shares in meat companies; David is to join with his brother John in Estate Agency on retirement of his father; shipment on North Star; Easton advises him to send no more. (25p., some pressed copy letters)

47 also contains several letters from members of the Buchan family in Melbourne re their inheritance under the will of Alexander Innerarity, 1870.

Series 54. Marion Graham Henderson (12p.), 12 October 1859 - 8 November 1869

Marion Henderson (Melbourne) to Hill, dated 12 October 1859, 15 November 1859; 23 February 1865; 13 August 1868; 30 March 1869; 8 November 1869

Subjects include: passage out to Australia; drowning of a sailor; settled at Collingwood where housing is cheaper; depressed state of the colony; her marriage to a tinsmith; requests money due to her brother Robert; her two children.

Includes 3 June 1868-06-03, Margaret Ann Graham (London) to Hill re her inheritance from James Graham. (Some faint letters on blue paper)

Series 511. William Peter McGregor. Trust (118p.), 1899 - 1905

Copies of correspondence documents and accounts re estate of William Peter McGregor of Melbourne. Includes his will and list of his brother's family (Andrew MacGregor of Essendon).

Series 642/1-4. John Walker. Trust, 1868 - 1902

1 items
Correspondence and papers, 1868 - 1902 (File)

(358p., 107p., 348p., 68p.)

Copies of correspondence, minutes of meetings of trustees, documents (including will) of John Walker of Homebush, Qld. died 4 June 1879 at Port MacKay; references to his property in Queensland and Fort Cooper North Station.

Includes: Copies of correspondence between Messrs Gilchrist Watt and Co. (Sydney), Hill Brown and Co. (Glasgow), Charles Stuart Mein (Brisbane), B.D. Morehead (Brisbane), George F. Bridgeman (MacKay), re running the Queensland properties, 19 June 1879-30 June 1896.

Accounts of Fort Cooper North Station, June 1879-February 1891.

Fonds T-MH. Merchants House of Glasgow, c.1900

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2986.

Series 43. Unidentified survey of trading relations with the colonies and other foreign countries (48p.), c.1900

An alphabetical list of Glasgow merchants and their answers to questions giving details of address, nature of business, goods exported or imported, years in business, country business done with (includes: Australia and New Zealand, Straits Settlements); if trade has increased or decreased and attributed cause (examples given of German competition and Australian duties) and remedy, effects of tariff and shipping bounties on trade.

Very large document (17" x 29")

Fonds T-MJ. Messrs Mitchells, Johnstone and Co, Solicitors, Glasgow. Deposit, 1876 - 1903

1 items

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2986.

Series 227. Maud Moncrieff. Trust (109p.), 1876 - 1903

Copies of documents, minutes of trustee meetings and correspondence re trust established for Maud Moncrieff of Clunes, Melbourne, heir of William Honeyman Gillespie of Torbanehill.

Includes copies of correspondence with Mrs E. Pope (Clunes) mother of Maud Moncrieff re her daughter's inheritance and education and economic conditions in Australia.

Fonds T-MR. MacKenzie, Robertson and Co, Solicitors, Glasgow. Deposit, 1874 - 1931

2 items

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2986.

Series 268. Patrick Park Mclndoe. Marriage Trust (158p.), 1878 - 1931

Copies of documents (including marriage settlement), minutes of trustees' meetings, council's opinion and correspondence re marriage trust of Patrick Park Maclndoe of Melbourne and Lamberta Robertina Gemmell of St Kilda.

Includes: Copies of correspondence with Messrs Abbott and Beckett (Melbourne) re Lamberta Mclndoe's remarriage in 1903 to John Black of Balaklava, SA.

Opinion and judgement and special court case re the terms of the settlement on Mrs MacIndoe's remarriage, 1903.

Series 430. John Tennant Wallace. Trust (79p.), 1874 - 1903

Copies of documents (including will), correspondence, minutes of trustees' meetings, accounts re trust of John Tennant Wallace of Haldon Station, McKenzie County, NZ.

Fonds T-MS. MacLay, Murray and Spens, Solicitors, Glasgow. Deposit, 1871 - 1891

3 items

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2987.

Series 325/1-3. New Zealand and Australian Land Company Ltd. Debenture Trust, 1871 - 1891

3 items
General minute book (123p.), 1871 - 1881 (File 1)

Minutes of general meetings of holders of mortgage debentures granted by the New Zealand and Australian Land Co. Ltd. of Glasgow.

Includes details: of holders of mortgage debentures; prices of land; schedules of lands proposed to be released from mortgage for purpose of sale.

Trustees minute book (78p.), 1871 - 1885 (File 2)

Minutes of meetings of the trustees for the mortgage debenture holders of New Zealand and Australian Land Co. Ltd.

Subjects include: formation of townships on company land in Otago; accounts; Edendale township; land bought by Oamaru Water Works; land taken by Dunedin Corporation for waterworks; reconveyance of land.

Trustees minute book (166p.), 1881 - 1891 (File 3)

Minutes of meetings of trustees for the mortgage debenture holders of New Zealand and Australian Land Co Ltd and documents.


1869 Dead of agreement and declaration of trust.

1880 Agreement and declaration of trust

1891 Report by Walter Mackenzie; accountant of Glasgow on the company, its history, lands conveyed and released, dates of repayment of mortgage debentures, winding up.

Fonds T-PM. Maxwell Family of Nether Pollok, 1820 - 1956

13 items

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2988.

Biographical / Historical

Sir William Stirling (1818-1878), 9th Baronet (succeeded 1865), took the name Stirling-Maxwell when he succeeded to the Maxwell baronetcy. He was a member of the House of Commons (1852-1868, 1874-1878) and Chancellor of Glasgow University (1875-1878). He was also an art historian, bibliographer and art collector. His son Sir John Maxwell Stirling-Maxwell (1866-1956), 10th Baronet (succeeded 1878) was a member of the House of Commons (1895-1906) and served on various public bodies, including the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland, the Ancient Monuments Board and the Forestry Commission.

Series 117. Papers of Sir John Maxwell, 9th Baronet, 26 August 1841

1 item

Biographical / Historical

Sir John Maxwell (1791-1865), 9th Baronet. MP for Renfrewshire, 1818-1830 and for Lanarkshire, 1833-1837.

Dated correspondence, 26 August 1841 (File 117/1)
1 item

Filmed selectively.

Circular letter from William Morrison, chairman of a meeting, held at Philosophical Hall Paisley, of the Unemployed Operatives intending to emigrate to Port Phillip or Sydney, 26 August 1841 (Item 355)

Re subscription to provide intending migrants with necessities. (2p., printed)

Series 119. Papers of Sir William Stirling Maxwell, January 1857

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Biographical / Historical

Sir William Stirling Maxwell (-1878) succeeded his uncle Sir John Maxwell and took name Stirling Maxwell.

Countess of Leven and Melville (Melville) to her daughter Elizabeth, January 1857 (File 4)

Family news; letter received from Georgiana Kess (?)' at the diggings and in spite of murders and robberies, says she prefers the bush life to Melbourne.' (6p.)

Series 120. Papers of Lady Susan Leslie Melville, 24 March 1865

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Biographical / Historical

Lady Susan Leslie Melville, younger sister of Lady Anna Stirling-Maxwell.

Adelaide Ross (London), [1865]-03-24 (File 5)

Re emigration of 'good girls' to Queensland and Canada. (4p.)

Includes: United Englishwoman's Emigration Association, Queensland. (Leaflet 3). n.d. (18p.)

Series 122. Papers of Sir John Stirling Maxwell, 3 February 1892 - 15 October 1921

10 items

Biographical / Historical

Sir John Stirling Maxwell (1866-1956) succeeded to Pollok on death of his father in 1878, Conservative MP for Glasgow, College Division 1895-1906. He married Ann Christian Maxwell (d.1937) in 1901; they had one daughter Anne born 1906.

Subseries 122/1. Correspondence, 3 February 1892 - 15 October 1921
10 items
Correspondence, 3 February 1892 (File 122/1/5)
1 item

Filmed selectively.

William Bridgeman (Lake Mauipuri), 1892-02-03 [i.e. 1893] (Item)

Re his impressions of South Africa; arrival in New Zealand, journey through hot springs; Lake Taupo; met Governor at Dunedin; 'anything scotch is very acceptable at Dunedin'; dinner for Lord Glasgow; government land policies. (8p.)

Correspondence, 30 September 1907 (File 122/1/24)
1 item

Filmed selectively.

Aymer Maxwell (Java), 30 September 1907 (Item)

Thanking him for money; fertility of Java; attractiveness of Javanese. (4p.)

Correspondence, 24 December 1914 (File 122/1/30)
1 item

Filmed selectively.

R. Munro Ferguson (Australia), 24 December 1914 (Item)

Re war news; the double dissolution; opinions of the politicians; 'their finance frightens me but their troops should frighten the Germans. They look like veterans'. (4p.)

Correspondence, 16 January 1915 - 10 November 1915 (File 122/1/31)
4 items

Filmed selectively.

R. Munro Ferguson (Australia), 16 January 1915 (Item)

Re Australian troops 'recruits come in at the rate of about 400 a day'. (4p.)

R. Munro Ferguson (Australia), 7 July 1915 (Item)

Re Dardanelles campaign; recruitment. (4p.)

R. Munro Ferguson (Government House): re recruitment. (2p.), 24 September 1915 (Item)
L. Maxse (London), 10 November 1915 (Item)

Re General Monro's report on Dardanelles.

Correspondence, 11 June 1916 - 8 October 1916 (File 122/1/32)
2 items

Filmed selectively.

R. Munro Ferguson (Australia), 8 October 1916 (Item)

Re Australia's land settlement scheme for discharged soldiers. (3p.)

R. Munro Ferguson (Government House), 11 June 1916 (Item)

Re War news; opinion of Hughes. (7p.)

Correspondence, 23 January 1917 - 24 September 1917 (File 122/1/33)
4 items

Filmed selectively.

R. Munro Ferguson (Australia), 24 September 1917 (Item)

Re Australian forestry. (3p.)

R. Munro Ferguson (Australia), 23 January 1917 (Item)

Re Australian settlement scheme 'here it is the fad of the moment'; timber trade; touring camps; threat from Japan; 'Mr Hughes is 1st rate'. (6p.)

R. Munro Ferguson (Australia), 4 March 1917 (Item)

Re their life in Australia 'one can start ideas'. (4p.)

R. Munro Ferguson (Government House), 31 July 1917 (Item)

Re planting timber in Scotland.

Correspondence, 5 February 1918 - 28 October 1919 (File 122/1/34)
5 items

Filmed selectively.

R. Munro Ferguson (Melbourne), 5 February 1918 (Item)

Re soldier settlement. (2p.)

R. Munro Ferguson (Melbourne), 12 April 1918 (Item)

Re conscription; recruiting conference. (4p.)

R. Munro Ferguson (Government House): re timber. (2p.), 27 March 1919 (Item)
R. Munro Ferguson (Australia), 8 May 1919 (Item)

Re soldier settlement scheme. (5p.)

R. Munro Ferguson (Australia): re Scottish land owning. (4p.), 28 October 1919 (Item)
Correspondence, 15 October 1921 (File 122/1/35)
1 item

Filmed selectively.

Town Clerk (Dunedin), 15 October 1921 (Item)

Acknowledging receipt of collection of Rhododendrons for the Botanic Gardens. (1p.)

Correspondence of Lady Christian Stirling Maxwell, 1 November 1907 - 1 March 1908 (File 122/1/44)
1 item

Filmed selectively.

Letters from Aymer Maxwell (Java, Johore, Bangkok) to his sister, Lady Stirling Maxwell, 1907-11-01 - 1908-03-01; 19 July [n.y.]; September [n.y.] (Item Folder 2)

Subjects include: voyage on Sultan; tea estates at Soekaboemi; diet of the Dutch; Tjilangla tea estate; rubber estates; voyage on Selangor, Straits of Malacca; Port Dickson; prosecuting ruffians who broke into shop on Pulai estate; Bangkok social life; Queen's Garden Party, Bangkok; precarious state of the rubber estate; Sikh soldier searching for runaway coolies; Bingley's expertise. (36p.)

Lectures and articles, November 1917 (File 122/4)
1 item

Filmed selectively.

'Eucalyptus Fergusoni' (Bloodwood-bark Ironbark) excerpt from a paper read before Royal Society, NSW. by R.T.Baker. (1p., printed), November 1917 (Item 2)

Fonds T-SK. Stirling Family of Keir and Cawder, 6 November 1838 - 1 January 1877

26 items

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2988.

Biographical / Historical

The Keir estate near Stirling was acquired by the Stirling Family in 1448. Archibald Stirling (1769-1847) lived in Jamaica for many years, having inherited estates from his uncle. Edward Stirling (1804-1873), who was an illegitimate son of Archibald Stirling, arrived in South Australia in 1839 and acquired pastoral properties in the Mount Lofty Ranges and near Lake Alexandrina. He was a partner in the firm of Elder, Stirling & Company, which financed the Wallaroo and Moonta copper mines, and a member of the South Australian Legislative Council (1855-1865). His brother Sir William Maxwell- Stirling (1818-1878), 9th Baronet, inherited Keir House on the death of their father.

Series 13. Miscellaneous correspondence, 6 November 1838 - 28 June 1846

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Edward Stirling to Archibald Stirling (father), 6 November 1838 - 28 June 1846 (File 13/13)
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E.S. (Glasgow) on receipt of £1000 to go to Australia. (2p.), 6 November 1838 (Item 1)
E.S. (Strath Albyn, SA), 29 December 1845 (Item 2)

Re sheep farming, sheep lost to disease; his engagement; asks for money. (4p.)

Charles Stirling (Strath Albyn, River Angus), 1 August 1846 (Item 3)

Re moving sheep to new run; Mr. Grote's legacy on death of mother. (3p. extract)

E.S. (Strathalbyn), 3 February 1846 (Item 4)

Re drawing bills on his father's name; lost more sheep. (4p.)

Campbell and Co. (Glasgow): re bills of exchange. (2p.), 9 May 1846 (Item 5)
Archibald Stirling to [Edward], 28 June 1846 (Item 6)

Re the bills of exchange 'you had no right to draw on me'. (4p.)

Series 29. Correspondence of Sir William Stirling Maxwell, 19 November 1840 - 1 January 1877

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Correspondence, 19 November 1840 - 10 February 1846 (File 29/4)
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John Stirling (Posthumous, off Bahia), 19 November 1840 (Item 27)

Re voyage, seasickness, birds sighted, reading. (4p.)

John Stirling (Sydney), 17 August 1844 (Item 65)

Re loosing money in Bank of Australia; new position as Sergeant at Arms to Legislative Council; ways of influencing a new Governor in his favour. (5p.)

Lord Euston (Wakefield Lodge), [1846]-02-10 (Item 127)

Re introduction for [John Stirling] to Sir Charles Fitzroy. (4p.)

Correspondence, 11 September 1847 - 25 July 1849 (File 29/5)
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R.W. Grey (, 14 March 1848 (Item 36)

That no vacancy in the customs in Sydney.

John Stirling (Sydney), 11 September 1847 (Item 85)

Thanks William for introduction to Sir Charles Fitzroy; 'they made some sad blunders in society when they first arrived which created great disturbances'. (3p.)

John Stirling (Sydney), 25 July 1849 (Item 297)

Thanking him for his kindness; Captain Erskine's cruise among 'cannibal islands'; excise laws. (4p.)

Correspondence, 23 December 1850 - 9 January 1854 (File 29/6)
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John Stirling (Sydney), 23 December 1850 (Item 32)

Thanks Sir William for using his influence with Lord Euston, as a result Sir Charles Fitzroy has promoted him; news of 'our friend Erskine'. (4p.)

John Stirling (Sydney), 12 June 1851 (Item 33)

Re appointment of Sir Charles Fitzroy as 'Governor General of all Her Majesty's Australian Provinces'; discovery of gold; sending 2 sons home with Erskine. (8p.)

Charles Stirling (London), 7 August 1852 (Item 132)

Requesting loan on going to Adelaide; booked passage with Mr. Grote on Cleopatra. (3p.)

William Stirling (Keir) to Charles, 9 August 1852 (Item)

That cannot lend him money. (2p., draft.)

Charles Stirling (London), 27 August 1852 (Item 133)

That Alexander Morrison is informed on Australia. (2p.)

Eliza Stirling (Clydehaugh), [1852]-01-14 (Item 135)

Thanking William for interest in John's boys. (4p.)

John Stirling (Sydney), 1 April 1852 (Item 138)

Re future of his sons; importance of 'English education'; problems caused by discovery of gold; farming prospects; squatters. (6p.)

John Stirling (Sydney), 3 May 1852 (Item 139-140)

That appointed Agent for the Church and School Estates by Sir Charles Fitzroy, requests William uses his influence to get appointment confirmed by Secretary of State. (8p.)

John Stirling (Sydney), 20 June 1852 (Item 141)

Re prosperity of Victoria; gold.

John Stirling (Sydney), 24 February 1853 (Item 214)

Re his appointments; possibility of responsible government; prosperity of the colony. (8p.)

Lady Matilda Maxwell, n.d. (Item 279)

That she has given Mrs McDougall £100 for her mission to Borneo. (4p., part letter)

John Stirling (Sydney), 9 January 1854 (Item 324)

That has been appointed Acting Auditor General with a seat in the Legislative Council; French occupation of New Caledonia.

Correspondence, [1857] (File 29/7)
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Eliza Stirling (Edinburgh), n.d. [1857] (Item 258)

That John has started sheep farming venture with Andrew Bonar at Moreton Bay. (2p., faint)

Eliza Stirling (Born Castle), n.d. [1857] (Item 259)

Re death of one of John's sons. (1p., faint)

Correspondence, 28 February 1861 (File 29/11)
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Julia Lockwood (Brighton), 28 February 1861 (Item 104)

Requesting Governorship of Southwest Australia for Charles Keith Falconer. (8p.)

Correspondence, 4 March 1863 - 9 December 1863 (File 29/13)
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C.T. Grant (London), 2 May 1863 (Item 17)

Re return of Sir James Brooke to Sarawak. (1p.)

J. Brooke Brooke (Dorking), 12 May 1863 - 9 December 1863 (Item 18-24)

Re situation in Sarawak and relations with his uncle. (60p.). A statement regarding Sarawak by J.Brooke Brooke. (34p., printed)

J. Grant (Bridge of Carn), 1 May 1863 (Item 124)

Re activities of Sir James Brooke in Sarawak. (6p.)

C. Stirling (Edinburgh), 1863-03-04; 1863-03-20 (Item 294-5)

Re sending money to Hannah Hamilton in Australia. (8p.)

Correspondence, 12 March 1864 - 8 April 1864 (File 29/14)
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J. Brooke Brooke (London, Dorking), 12 March 1864 - 8 April 1864 (Item 27-32)

Requesting W.S. ask a question in Parliament about Sir James Brooke's activities; the appointment of a consul in Sarawak; John Abel Smith's endeavour to form a new company to take over the Borneo company. (25p.)

Correspondence, 17 June 1871 (File 29/21)
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H. Hamilton (Fitzroy), 17 June 1871 (Item 181)

With news of her children; requesting subscription for new church. (4p.)

Correspondence, 7 November 1872 - 1 October 1873 (File 29/23)
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David Blair (Melbourne), 7 November 1872 (Item 13)

Requesting a copy of W. Stirling's privately printed catalogue Raisoumee of the Anas, which he will present to the Melbourne Public Library. (3p.)

Duke of Buccleuch (Dalhuith), 17 June 1873 (Item 23)

Re Colonial Church Bill. (1 p.)

Henry Sheffield (Public Library, Melbourne), 1 October 1873 (Item 460)

Acknowledging receipt of two books. (2p.)

Correspondence, 1 June 1874 (File 29/24)
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William Anderson (Wellington), 1 June 1874 (Item 7)

Re his meeting with W.S. 22 years ago; has had a varied life in New Zealand; gold mining for 13 years; manager of wholesale store. (14p.)

Correspondence, 4 September 1875 (File 29/25)
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David Carnegie (Stronvar), 4 September 1875 (Item 33)

Enclosing: John Sawers (Gothenburg) to Carnegie, 20 August 1875, news of his sons, John and William, in their sheep farming venture at Bundabulla, Darling River; John is manager of a New Zealand Bank in Wellington; quantity of wool produced. (8p.)

Correspondence, 14 January 1876 (File 29/26)
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John Sawers (Gothenburg), 14 January 1876 (Item 287)

Re mortgage on his son's sheep run as security for loan. (4p.)

Correspondence removed from main sequence, 18 February 1873 (File 29/28)
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J.E. Alexander (Bridge of Allan), 18 February 1873 (Item 126)

Re his proposed book 'Bush fighting', a history of the Maori wars. (4p.)

Letters marked 'to be placed in sorted packets', 17 October 1856 - 14 August 1857 (File 29/29)
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Eliza Stirling (Kenmuir), 14 April 1857 (Item 19)

Re John's situation in Australia.(2p., faint)

John Stirling (Sydney), 17 October 1856 (Item 20)

Introducing his neighbour Mr Bloxsome. (1p.)

John Stirling (Sydney), 22 January 1857 (Item 21)

Re his treatment at hands of new representative assembly; new postal service. (4p.)

John Stirling (Sydney), 9 March 1857 (Item 22)

Re effects of new government, 'the truth is they want to make room for their own friends in all the appointments'; his sheep station at Moreton Bay. (6p.)

Estate correspondence, 21 May 1856 (File 29/35)
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R.T. Girdwood (Bridge of Allan), 21 May 1856 (Item 346)

Offers to supply information on Australasian colonies. (1p.)

Literature and Art: letters of thanks for Songs of the Holy Land, 9 March 1848 (File 29/48)
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C.M. Stirling (Kippenross), n.d. [January/February 1848] (Item 28)

That John wishes to obtain post of Clerk to Legislative Council in Sydney. (2p.)

William Stirling (Glasgow), 9 March 1848 (Item 29)

That John has written about position in Customs House at Sydney. (4p.)

Letters from C.H. Wilson, 3 October 1874 (File 29/63)
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Charles Heath Wilson (Florence), 3 October 1874 (Item 16)

Re death of Walter Campbell in New Zealand from exposure. (3p.)

Public business, 17 February 1853 - 22 February 1853 (File 29/85)
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S. Walcott (Colonial Land and Emigration Office), 22 February 1853 (Item 193)

Re memorial of Alexander Kemp and others, desiring passages to Australia. (1p.)

D. Robertson Williamson (Creiff), 17 February 1853 (Item 201)

Re desire of local people to go to Australia. (2p.)

Public business, 1855 (File 29/86)
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Jane Bright (Sterling), [n.y.]-12-14 (Item 14)

Re her son George in the Colonial Office, Melbourne.(4p.)

Jane Bright (Sterling), [n.y.]-12-17 (Item 15)

That emigrated with family in 1853. (8p.)

Public business, 11 January 1859 - December 1859 (File 29/88)
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Elliot (Colonial Office), December 1859 (Item 47)

That Emigration Agency at Stirling is filled by Emigration Commissioners. (4p.)

John Grant (Bridge of Carn), 26 January 1859 (Item 60)

Re situation in Sarawak. (4p.) Encloses copy of William Seymour Fitzgerald (Foreign Office) to Sir James Brooke, 11 January 1859, re protection of British Crown over Sarawak. (2p.)

John Stirling (Windham Club), n.d. (Item 166)

Enclosing a draft of his case against the Legislative Council; hopes for compensation for loss of office. (4p., enclosure wanting)

H. Drummond Wolff (Colonial Office), 6 April 1859 (Item 206)

Re case of John Stirling. (2p.)

Public business, 4 November 1875 (File 29/92)
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Francis Eddington (Melbourne), 4 November 1875 (Item 113)

Re his pension from service in 1st 14th Regiment of Foot.

Public business, 1 April 1874 - 1 January 1877 (File 29/93)
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Captain Thomas Buchanan (Bridge of Allan), 21 February 1874 - 13 May 1874 (Item 14-20)

Re position at Penang. (18p.)

Lord Carnarvon (Colonial Office): re Captain Buchanan. (2p.), 2 March 1874 (Item 21)
J. Ormanney (Colonial Office), 11 March 1874 (Item 28)

That Captain Buchanan needs to be familiar with Malay language. (2p.)

C.T. Grant (Bridge of Earn), 1 January 1877 (Item 68)

Re James Brooke Cruickshank 'an able administrator amongst the natives in Borneo'. (4p.)

Allan MacPherson (Blairgowrie), 1876-04-01; 1876-04-16 (Item 216-7)

Re abolition of law of Hypothec; recommends enactment of NSW law 'Act to give a preferable lieu on wool from season to season, and to make mortgages of sheep, cattle and horses valid'; his membership of NSW Legislative Council. (8p.)

Public business, 22 February 1876 - 8 March 1876 (File 29/95)
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C.H. Ainslie (London), 1876-02-22; [1876]-03-08 (Item 4-5)

Re obtaining a colonial governorship. (8p.)

Lord Carnarvon (Colonial Office), 1 March 1876 (Item 5A)

That no vacancies amongst Governorships; 'promotion [in Colonial Service] goes on from the lower to higher ranks and it is difficult to introduce outsiders except in peculiar circumstances'. (2p.)

Miscellaneous, 15 July 1871 - 1 August 1871 (File 29/98)
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J.Carment (McEwen and Carment, Edinburgh), 1871-07-15; 1871-07-25; 1871-07-26, 1871-07-27; 1871-08-01 (Item 367-371)

Re method of sending loan to Mr Sawers' sons in Australia. (11p.)

Sir James Brooke, 31 July 1852 - 28 June 1858 (File 29/102)
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Extract from speech or article?. (1p.), 31 July 1852 (Item 1)
J. Brooke (London) to Lord Grey, 11 February 1858 (Item 2)

Re future government of Sarawak. (2p.)

'The Settlement at Sarawak: proceedings at Manchester'. The Times. (3p., printed extract), 23 April 1858 (Item 3)
J.Grant (Kilgraston), 28 June 1858 (Item 4)

Re protection of Sarawak: Lord Derby's opinion; activities of pirates; his son Charles in S.E.Asia. (16p.)

Notes on Sarawak for Lord Claredon, n.d. (Item 5)

Alternative solutions to problems of future government; position of the natives; 'the objects of the government heretofore have been to raise the natives, to lead them, to teach them their just rights as a People and to give them a share in framing and administering the laws under which they live. The same general principles should in future be maintained.' (4p.)

Wrapper (Item 6)

Fonds TD 1. Smith of Jordanhill Collection, 5 December 1855 - 1935

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Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reels M2988-M2991.

Biographical / Historical

James Smith (1782-1867) of Jordanhill in Glasgow was a merchant, antiquarian, geologist and architect. His son Archibald Smith (1813-1872) was a barrister and mathematician. In 1859 he edited The journal of a voyage to Australia, by William Scoresby, in which he set out the exact formula for the effect of the iron of a ship on the compass. In 1853 Smith married Susan Emma Parker (1835-1915), the daughter of the barrister Sir James Parker (1803-1852). Her brothers Harry Rainy Parker (1837-1912), George Babington Parker (1839-1915) and James Edward Parker (1842?-1928) all migrated to New Zealand in about 1860-1861. George Parker was a member of the New Zealand Parliament in 1871-1875.

Series 233-391. Correspondence of James Parker Smith, 1903

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James Parker Smith (1864-1930) was son of Archibald Smith (1813-1872) and Susan Emma Parker (1835-1913).

Correspondence, 1903 (File 373)

Re erection of memorial to soldiers from the colonies and India who fell in the South African War (29p). Includes: variant inscriptions and letters from R.C. Jebb.

Series 448-478. Correspondence of Isabella Gore Booth (nee Smith), 19 January 1862 - 15 July 1876

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Isabella Gore Booth (nee Smith),(1814-1879), sister of Archibald Smith, married Henry Gore Booth in 1834.

Correspondence from Robert and Reginald Gore Booth in Shanghai, and Singapore, 19 January 1862 - 15 July 1876 (File 470)
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[Edmund Gore Booth?] (Hong Kong) to Isabella, 19 January 1862 (Item)

Re voyage from Singapore; tiger shooting in Singapore; 'Singapore is not a bad sort of place, but is very flat and very hot and has some fine buildings'. (8p.)

Reginald Gore Booth (Penang, Singapore, Manila) to his mother. (64p.), 15 May 1874 - 8 May 1876 (Item)

Subjects include: voyage on Zambesi to Penang 'this full of cockroaches...I could not stand troops of cockroaches walking over me in the night time'; his house 'Leonie Hill'; his working companions Campbell and Wilson; Chinese in office; 'there are all sorts of queer insects here against which I wage a perpetual warfare'; learning Malay; Islamic practices; decline in China trade; his health; his position in the House at Manila.

Reginald Gore Booth (Singapore) to his sister Cally, 15 July 1876 (Item)

Re life in Singapore; the cathedral. (8p.)

Series 673-686. Correspondence of Isabella Gore Booth (nee Smith) and family, 29 May 1874 - 5 June 1876

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Family correspondence, 5 June 1876 (File 681)
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Nellie Levick (Sydney) to Isabella Gore Booth (Liverpool), [1876]-06-05 (Item)

Re winter weather; insects; 'spiders and ants I rather admire for their perseverance'; amusements; 'Sydney is really not far behind the old country in most things'; Mrs Scott Siddons' performance in Romeo and Juliet; expecting visit from Mrs Herbert Levick from Fiji. (8p., faint). Includes: photograph of Mrs Hamilton and baby Walter.

Correspondence of Gore Booth Brothers, 29 May 1874 - 24 November 1875 (File 685)
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Reginald Gore Booth (Singapore) to brother Henry, 29 May 1874 (Item [3])

Re life in Singapore; the cathedral; local insects; Mangostine. (2p., transcript)

Reginald (Singapore) to sister Bella, 25 June 1874 (Item [4])

Re robbery; local fruit and flowers. (1p., transcript)

Reginald (Singapore) to his mother, 24 November 1875 (Item [5])

That leaving Singapore for his health. (1p., transcript.)

Series 707-713. Miscellaneous papers of the Smith family, 1935

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Nellie Levick, nee Hamilton. Her reminiscences of family matters etc. (10p., one copy only), 1935 (File 712)

Memories of Nellie Levick's (b.1848) early life in Scotland and London; friendship with Levicks; marriage to Percy Levick and emigration to Sydney to look after family business at Sydney, Herbert in Fiji, Florrie Levick's marriage to Mr Owen, Supreme Court Judge; her daughter, Gwen's marriage.

Series 744-842. Correspondence of Archibald Smith, Scientific, 5 December 1855 - 12 November 1859

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Edward Sabine to Dr Scoresby, [1855]-12-05 (File 766)

Re his voyage [to Australia to carry out magnetic observations]; equipment. (2p.)

Duke of Argyll (Trentham) to Dr Scoresby, 19 December 1855 (File 767)

Re introductions to the Governors of the Australian colonies. (3p.)

Archibald Smith (London) to Dr Scoresby, 27 December 1855 (File 768)

Sending good wishes for the voyage; compasses of Royal Charter. (5p.)

G.B. Airy (Ipswich) to Dr Scoresby, 11 January 1856 (File 769)

Re compasses and ships magnetism. (4p.)

G.B.Airy (Greenwich) to Dr Scoresby, 6 September 1856 (File 771)

Congratulations on his observations. (4p.)

James R. Napier (Glasgow) to Archibald Smith, 17 October 1859 (File 781)

Re compass deviation on Royal Charter on voyage from Melbourne. (4p.)

Correspondence between Archibald Smith and G.B. Airy, 9 November 1859 - 12 November 1859 (File 782/1-4)

Re Airy's criticism of Smith's introduction to Scoresby's voyage. (11 p., 782/4 in shorthand)

Series 850-972. Correspondence of Susan Emma Smith, 20 February 1860 - 3 January 1885

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Correspondence of Susan Emma Smith, 25 June 1860 - 25 August 1860 (File 910)
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Harry R. Parker (Lower Murray, NSW) to Susan, 25 June 1860 (Item)

Re mustering cattle; discovery of gold on Snowy River; 'the two colonies are fighting about gold duties and levying taxes on goods crossing the Murray'; quality of food. (6p.)

Harry R. Parker to Susan, 25 August 1860 (Item)

Re possibility of George going out to Australia. (1p.) (letters at back of bundle)

Correspondence of Susan Emma Smith, 11 May 1877 (File 926)
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Charles S. Parker (London) to cousin Susan, 11 May 1877 (Item)

Re lending money to her brother Harry Parker. (8p.)

Correspondence of Susan Emma Smith, 7 April 1879 (File 928)
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Harry R. Parker (Rothley Temple Loughborough) to Susan, 7 April 1879 (Item)

Re return to family home; paying off liabilities in New Zealand. (8p.)

Correspondence of Susan Emma Smith, 21 April 1882 (File 934)
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Marian Frances Parker (W[ellington?]) to Susan, 21 April 1882 (Item)

Re death of her father; visit to Okara - sailing on harbour; the International Exhibition 'New Zealand really does herself great credit by her exhibits'. (4p.)

Correspondence of Susan Emma Smith, 25 April 1884 - 15 August 1884 (File 938)
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M.F. Parker (W[ellington?]) to Susan, 25 April 1884 (Item)

Re health of children; planning trip to England. (4p.)

James Edward Parker [New Zealand] to Susan, 15 August 1884 (Item)

Re health of children; intending to visit England in November. (4p.)

Extracts from family letters, 5 January 1860 - 3 January 1885 (File 973/12)

Correspondents include: Harry R. Parker, George Babbington Parker, Susan E. Smith, Margaret Parker, A. Caldwell, John Babbington, Louisa Hamilton.

Subjects include: Family news, illness, social news, meeting Queen Victoria, Charles Darwin's books, voyage to Australia, other passengers on board, visit to Egypt, entertainment and photographs.

Series 1063-1065. Correspondence of Charles Stewart Parker MP, 6 October 1873 - 12 May 1877

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Charles Stewart Parker MP (1829-1910)

From cousin, Susan E. Parker Smith, 6 October 1873 - 12 May 1877 (File 1063)
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S.E. Smith (Weybridge), 6 October 1873 (Item)

Re lending money to Harry Parker. (8p.)

S.E. Smith (Putney), 11 May 1877 - 12 May 1877 (Item)

Re money raised on the Temple for Harry. (10p.)

Series 1144-1150. Smith family correspondence, 15 February 1860 - 25 August 1912

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Subseries 1145. Correspondence of Isabella Smith, (Gore Booth), 29 February 1868
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William Cunninghame Smith (Timaru) to Isabella Gore Booth, 29 February 1868 (File)

Re news that son Edmund has joined Robert in China, better prospects there than in New Zealand; lower wool prices. (4p.)

Subseries 1155-1157. Correspondence of Susan E.Smith from her brothers, 15 February 1860 - 25 August 1912
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Letters from Harry R. Parker (Pera, Suez, Benares, Yowen Hill, Christchurch, Omeo, Dunedin, Waitaki, Waitangi Waihau, Waimate, Temple Rothley Loughborough), 1860-02-15 - 1885-11-24; 1912-08-25 (File 1155)

Subjects include: voyage on Pera; other passengers 'are not of the first order'; tiresomeness of overland route; Aden; fine sunsets; staying on Danglish's sheep station 130 miles from Melbourne; the diggings; extracting gold; profitability of Victorian stations; looking for a station in New Zealand; bad roads in Otago; voyage on Omeo to Melbourne; has bought a run from Pike on Waitangi River; Christmas in Otago; stock on the run and labourers; plan of house; diggings at Inapeka drawing all farm hands; shearing 'fancy having about twenty ruffians to look after for a month'; buying cattle; unsuitability of Queensland appointment; visit from Bishop; training a horse for Timaru races; visit to England 1863/1864; new mail arrangements; effects of wet summer; price of wool; marriage to Emily Kitchener; birth of son, 1871; meeting of New Zealand synod 'who seem to devote themselves to persecuting poor Bishop Jenner'; change in partnership with brothers; buying land and borrowing money; George in attendance on Governor; deprived of large portion of run by freeholders; business and family matters after return to Temple Rothley, 1877-1912. (226p., some faint letters).

Letters from George B.Parker in New Zealand, 11 January 1861 - 8 June 1896 (File 1156)
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Five folders, some faint and crossed letters, some incomplete.

Letters from George B. Parker: Folder 1 (Orwell, Melbourne, Waitangi, Dunedin, Christchurch, Waihoa. (172p.), 11 January 1861 - 16 December 1864 (Item)

Subjects include:

Journal of voyage on Orwell, 11 January - 3 May 1861, Plymouth to Melbourne; other passengers; weather; entertainments; service in the cuddy taken by Captain and second mate 'I never knew people read so fast as they do'; acting trial scene in Pickwick; other ships; dancing muffin man on deck; 'we go on day after day in precisely the same way'; Melbourne Club 'pretty uncomfortable' 'Danglish is a decidely clever man and very amusing'; calling on Governor; society in Melbourne; arrival at Harry's run at Waitangi; the house; life on the run; 'shearing is our great event'; neighbours; 'sheep I am happy to say are animals that look after themseleves entirely'; appointed inspector of cattle for the district; prevelance of gossip; the American Civil War; their financial position; foolishness of diggers leaving guaranteed employment and going off into the mountains with no provisions; Timaru races; Harry's trip to England in 1863; suffering from 'colonial fever'; moving to new house; planning voyage to England via South America; opera in Christchurch with Lucy Escott performing; Edward's impressions of New Zealand 'much more civilised than he expected'.

Letters from George B. Parker: Folder 2 (Greenock; Atrato, Tobaga, Waitiu, Waimate, Melbourne, Oamaru, Christchurch, Waihou.) (118p.), 11 April 1866 - 30 November 1867 (Item Folder 2)

Subjects include:

Visit to Scotland; voyage to Tabaga on Atrato 'a splendid vessel', 2 August - 30 August 1866; lack of coals; voyage on Ruahine from Panama, September 1866; quarrels between neighbours; electing a road board; demand for produce from west coast diggings; new domestic staff, 'what awfully high wages this must sound in England'; visit to Melbourne; hunting kangaroos 'rather slow after English hunting'; walking with the Governor; W.Cunningham Smith to go to the North Island to look for a run; provincial politics; intends to stand for Timaru in General Assembly.

Letters from George B. Parker: Folder 3 (Waihou, Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Francaise Le Duchayler, Cook's Archipelago, Waimate) (78p.), 18 January 1868 - 24 November 1869 (Item Folder 3)

Subjects include: acting as steward of the races; washing the sheep before shearing; building a sheep dip; bad floods - lost 200 sheep; shooting of Duke of Edinburgh in Sydney by Fenians; Young Osborne's debts; poor treatment afforded Bishop of Otago; invitation from Duke of Edinburgh to sail in Galatea in southseas; meeting the Duke in Canterbury; voyage to Tahiti 'the country is the most beautiful'; the climate; expeditions on shore with the Duke and other officers; differences between French and English ships; Harry's marriage; some fortunes made at Thames diggings; Australian opinion of Duke of Edinburgh 'Australia is horribly Yankee in its style. I wonder when we shall be annexed to the United States'; beneficial future effects of meat preserving; Gisborne Baddington going to gold fields; rich discoveries near Auckland; Harry's return from England.

Letters from George B. Parker: Folder 4 (Christchurch, Waihou, Wellington, Timaru, Canterbury, Waimate) (100p.), 22 January 1870 - 24 November 1873 (Item Folder 4)

Subjects include:

Visit from flying squadron; oak trees he planted doing well; his views are more sanguine than Harry's; his selection for the Legislative Council; wet weather damage; in Christchurch for Provincial Council meetings 'we play at House of Commons'; making speeches; visit to Banks' peninsula 'the scenery is lovely, very like the west of Scotland'; schemes for raising money for railways; election to Assembly in Wellington; Harry and Millie's situation; business at Assembly in Wellington 'My fellow members are a greenish lot especially the men who represent gold fields'; the Education Bill and denominational schools; rise in wool prices; believes Titchborne 'is the man'; Trollope's visit to Canterbury 'I am afraid he will give a very bad account of the place'; his station at Sherwood, Timaru bought from Perring; touring his district courting voters; his political duties; opinion of Sir George Bowen 'lucky to get the great prize of Victoria, he is a great humbug and a snob, but as far as entertaining goes very good'; with Governor at Mount Cook glaciers; tired of politics; buying more land; disagreeable session of Assembly 'bad government and a disorganised opposition'; Ned's health; Sir James and Lady Fergusson 'he has a keen eye for shortcomings'.

Letters from George B. Parker: Folder 5 (Christchurch, Westport, Timaru, Dunedin, Melbourne and Sydney, Irawaddy, Parthia, San Francisco, Australia, Canterbury, Marseilles, Mentone, Melton Mowbray, New York. (116p.), 1874-01-09 - [1896?]-06-08 (Item Folder 5)

Subjects include:

Plans to return home, 'the hope [of returning to England] deferred makes good colonists'; Sir James Fergusson 'a capital Governor'; cruise on west coast; Milford Sound; floods in Christchurch; his involvement in Legislative Assembly and Provincial Council; Harry's affairs; farming; planning new house; trip to Queenstown 'well worth seeing'; American expedition at Queenstown, [Transit of Venus]; Professor Peters; poor American instruments; differences between the American and English parties 'the English Party was drilled at Greenwich for about a year'; clouds prevent observation (letter of 14 January 1875); Stafford's speech about him (press cutting); trip home in 1876 via Australia; friends in Melbourne; voyage on Irawaddy 'very good food'; return to New Zealand via USA, 1878; other passengers on Parthia to New York; train trip from Niagara to San Francisco; voyage across Pacific on Australia; gales; other passengers 'a cosmopolitan widow…then there is the inevitable bore - a New York banker'; selling his land 'I was not to know that everyone would go mad about land and I could only put it at a price at which sane men might be expected to buy'; birth of daughter to Ned; possible fraud on sale of his land; return to England in 1878; visit to France, 1879; visit to Ned and Fanny in Christchurch in 1880; visits to France; family affairs.

Letters from James Edward and Marion Frances Parker (Waitangi, Oamaru, Waimate, The Trap, Wales, Waimate, W[ellington?], Ravenscroft, Newcastle), 11 May 1864 - 31 January 1894 (File 1157)

Subjects include: trip with Harry up country to Erskine's Station; George's popularity; planting fruit trees; enlarging the woolshed; George's return from England; high taxation 'it all goes into the pockets of the North Island people who reap a benefit from this horrid war. I wish they had to fight their own battles'; visit to Charles Perring and Angus Macdonald; obtaining land in North Island from Maoris; Harry's wedding; wool market; land policy; effects of the weather; South Canterbury Amateur Athletic Club meeting; cultivating land; visit to Wales with wife, Fanny, (Marion Frances Sandbach) 1876; return to New Zealand; 'the piano is universally admired for beauty of tone'; news of children; merino wool of 5 years growth; Synod meeting; opening of Cathedral; quality of New Zealand meat; wrecks in Timaru harbour 'nine or ten lives lost'; International Exhibition 'the Christchurch people are a good deal pleased to turn up their noses at it'; return to England in 1885; sale of family home Temple Rothley; Millie's extravagances. (120p., some letters incomplete).

Series 1167-1179. Cartes de visite, c.1869-1888

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Photographs of Harry Parker, George Parker, Edward Parker, Fanny Sandbach Parker, Wiremu Tamihana, New Zealand, Mrs L.C.King aged 73 in 1879, Sydney. (16 photographs), c.1869-1888 (File 1177)

Fonds TD 35. A.G. Manrea, P. Henderson and Co. Deposit, 1826 - 1952

2 items

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Details of Paddy Henderson Fleet (55p., typescript), 1826 - 1952 (File 1)

Notes on various ships, includes date of construction, where built, route engaged on, whether sold or wrecked.

Includes many ships on New Zealand route eg: Lady Douglas, Robert Henderson, Wm Davie; Helen Denny 'on the New Zealand trade she was a favourite for many years'; Agnes Muir, Jessie Readman, Otago, Oamaru, Canterbury 'a great favourite with New Zealand emigrants'; Taranaki.

Passenger lists of sailing and steam ships belonging to P. Henderson and Co., voyages from the Clyde to Australia and New Zealand, with emigrants. (194p.), 1871 - 1880 (File 2)

Details of: name, address, occupation, age, payment.

Ships include: Christian McAusland, 1871; Agnes Muir, 1871; City of Dunedin, 1872; William Davie, 1873; Otago, 1873; Wild Deer, n.d.; Timaru, 1876; Drumclog, 1877; Oamaru, 1877; Wellington, 1878; Napier, 1879; Nelson, 1880.

Fonds TD 57. J.D. Dunn and Co. Glasgow, 6 January 1931 - 27 March 1935

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Shipbrokers 1909-1968

Australian Grain fixtures, 6 January 1931 - 7 October 1931 (File 3)

Abstracted (7p.). Includes details of ship and price.

John Kilgour and Co. Ltd. (London) to Messrs James D. Dunn and Co. (Glasgow), 27 March 1935 (File 5)

Re freight, cooperation on the Australian grain trade. (3p.)

Fonds TD 96. List of Cases for Trial, Glasgow Spring Circuit (324p, printed), April 1825

Details of: name, crime, date of trial, indictment, list of witnesses. Verdict and sentences, including transportation have been written in. Assizes for Lanarkshire, Dunbartonshire, and Renfrewshire.

Archival History

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Fonds TD 217. Scott Frew Hunter Family, 1 September 1862 - 8 September 1862

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Robert Ewing (Helensburgh) to sister [Jane Hunter], 1 September 1862 (File 34)

Re cost of going to New Zealand. (3p.)

Robert Ewing (Helensburgh) to sister [Jane Hunter], 8 September 1862 (File 35)

Re voyage to Dunedin. (2p.)

Fonds TD 230. Anderson and Watkins Family, 30 April 1864 - 25 February 1916

6 items

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Series 3. Frederick Anderson Correspondence, 25 September 1885 - 16 January 1914

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Frederick Anderson (Chusan, Daneuirke, Napier) to his sister M.E. Anderson (Glasgow). (49p.), 25 September 1885 - 16 January 1914 (File)

Subjects include: voyage on Chusan; commissions for roofing iron; hardships; 'larrikinism' - two boys taking a horse and trap out over the hills; labour troubles; his health.

Series 7. Anna D. Anderson Mackie Correspondence, 30 April 1864 - 2 February 1876

Anna D. Anderson Mackie (Glasgow, Alexandria, Peru, Poonah, Singapore, Manila, Batavia) to members of her family. (1388p., some poor quality letters).

Subjects include: voyage to Alexandria; other passengers; Galle; visiting Hannays in Singapore, 'a really pretty place'; social affairs; society in Manila; celebration and proclamation of New King of Spain; procession for Corpus Christi; dinner parties; mosquitoes and cockroaches; house furnishings; opening of English shop by Mr Spring; purchases made by King of Cambodia during visit, 'it is said he spent 16 thousand dollars'; visit to Mrs Price, Santa Anna; visit of Grand Duke Alexis of Russia to Manilla, February 1873; visit to Singapore, October - December 1873; eight day voyage back to Manila due to strong monsoon; earthquake shocks, February 1874, 'the bed shaking in the most unpleasant way'; reception for new Governor, June 1874; visit to Batavia, and Singapore, July - September 1874; plants bought in Java; plans to travel back to Britain.

Series 16. Miscellaneous, 28 November 1873 - 2 October 1874

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M.J. MacArthur (Singapore) to M.E. Anderson, 28 November 1873 (File)

Re birth of baby; arrival of new Governor; 'the last Governor was not at all popular and no one regretted his departure'. (4p.)

Jeannie MacArthur (Singapore) to Mrs Anderson, 2 October 1874 (File)

Re visit from James and Anna [Mackie]; climate. (4p.)

Series 18. Charles Connor Correspondence, 9 April 1911 - 25 February 1916

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Charles Connor (Napier) to Miss Anderson. (25p.), 9 April 1911 - 25 February 1916 (File)

Subjects include: Frederick Anderson's hospitalization; Frederick's health; money spent on Frederick; his removal to Mrs Stow's lodgings; Frederick suffers a stroke and makes his will.

Series 19. Caleb Anderson Correspondence, 9 May 1864 - 20 April 1874

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Caleb Anderson (Rio de Janeiro, Castlemaine, Melbourne) to his cousins. (54p.), 9 May 1864 - 20 April 1874 (File)

Subjects include: Voyage from Hobson's Bay; coaling at Rio; sighting ice berg; arrival of Reverend John Anderson and Alexander Anderson by Royal Standard; formed Castlemaine Pastoral Company; buying sheep in Brisbane to take to Leichard or Albert Rivers, 'this is quite new country'; sending money for his brother Allan; plans to visit Scotland; good prospects for the colony.

Fonds TD 263. Houstoun of Johnstone, 9 June 1876 - 3 November 1897

7 items

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Series 108-158. Papers of George Ludovic Houstoun, 9 June 1876 - 3 November 1897

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George Ludovic Houstoun (1846-1931), 6th Laird of Johnstone (succeeded 1862), was educated at Rugby School and Queen's College, Cambridge. He was deputy lieutenant of Renfrewshire (1873-1922). The Australian politician and prime minister Sir George Houston Reid (1845-1918), who was born in Johnstone, was named after George Houstoun (1810-1843), the son of the 4th Laird of Johnstone.

Sir Arthur Gordon (Nasova, London) to Dr George Turner (Samoa). (22p.), 1876-06-09; 1876-12-27; 1877-02-18; 1877-06-30; 1877-08-17 (incomplete), 1878-12-05 (File 108)

Subjects include: German intentions in Samoa; British interests; news of armed expedition having left San Francisco for Samoa to reinstate Steinberger; thanks Turner for sending German communication 'of considerable moment'; no suitable ship for him to travel to Samoa; awaiting Queen's answer to the petition.

John Gorrie (Levuka) to Turner, 1879-06-10; 1879-07-03 (File)

Re desire of Samoa for treaty with England; arrangements for Sir Arthur Gordon's voyage to Pango Pango. (16p.)

Lord Glasgow (Wellington) to Houstoun, 17 August 1893 (File 114)

Thanking him for The problem of National Unity; party politics in New Zealand; 'I refrain from expressing any opinions on the party I have just alluded to as it would not be decorous to speak of them as I would like to do'. (4p.)

G.H. Reid (Sydney) to Houstoun, 20 May 1894 (File 116)

Re general election; 'I am about to enter on a great battle to restore free trade in this country'. (4p.)

J. Henniker Straton (Frederich der Grosse, Genoa) to Houstoun, 8 October 1897 (File 129)

That on way to Australia. (2p.)

G.H. Reid (Sydney) to Houstoun, 3 November 1897 (File 130)

Re his visit to Johnstone; 'Scotch people out here were very pleased at the great warmth of the reception given me'; vote of censure. (2p.)

Series 264-313. Additional deposits, 4 June 1889

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Correspondence from colleagues in Colonial Office, 4 June 1889 (File 298)
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Dr George Turner (Glasgow) to Houstoun, 4 June 1889 (Item)

Re Samoa; his paper on Samoa has been sent to political quarters and published in Scottish Geographical Magazine May issue; mistake made by Sir John Thurston in admitting the 'preponderance' of German interests; Sir Arthur Gordon's actions in 1879. (6p.)

Fonds TD 336. George Smith of Tradeston. Records, 25 May 1854 - 22 June 1857

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William Smith (Melbourne) to Mother, 22 June 1857 (File 1)

That returning home. Written on News letter of Australasia no. XII, June 1857 (2p.)

Cheque to George Smith on Adams and Co. Express, Melbourne. (1p.), 25 May 1854 (File 2)

Fonds TD 467. Documents found in tenement in Rose Street Glasgow, 24 November 1859 - 3 November 1884

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Robert Henry (Glasgow) to parents, 24 November 1859 (File 5)

That signed on Rangatira bound for Sydney. (3p.)

Robert Henry (Goodna) to brother George, 1 October 1869 (File 6)

Re prospects for Queensland 'all we want here now is any quantity of Capitalists to take up the land and grow cotton and sugar and other tropical products'; lost money in a Building Society run by Mrs Cochrane; his house 'built of rough slabbs'. (2p.)

Robert Henry (Goodna) to brother William: family news. (3p.), 26 January 1872 (File 7)

Robert Henry (Goodna) to brother William, 2 October 1872 (File 8)

Re Thomas Cochrane and family going to tin mines discovered in January; his lack of schooling. (4p., incomplete)

Robert Henry (Goodna) to William: with family news. (4p.), 18 March 1873 (File 9)

Robert Henry (South Brisbane) to parents: sending them money. (2p.), 2 December 1878 (File 16)

L.G. Henry (South Brisbane) to Mother, 17 June 1879 (File 17)

Sending money; her children. (2p.)

Robert Henry (Brisbane) to parents, 10 October 1879 (File 19)

Re visit from brother, Charles, going on to New Zealand (2p.)

Robert Henry (South Brisbane) to William, 22 December 1879 (File 20)

That Charles settled in Auckland (2p.)

Robert Henry (South Brisbane) to William, 9 August 1880 (File 21)

That lost job in pilot service; 'trade is very dull'; building trade in Queensland 'nearly all the houses are built of wood very shaky places most of them'. (4p.)

Robert Henry (South Brisbane) to brother George, 9 August 1880 (File 22)

Re depression in Queensland; Charles dislikes New Zealand; Sandy Butter's attempt to float a company to work a quartz reef. (4p.)

Robert Henry (South Brisbane) to William, 11 April 1881 (File 23)

Re new job as master; local housing 'everybody builds according to their means'. (4p.)

Robert Henry (Resolute, Wide Bay) to William, 10 May 1884 (File 25)

Re debts to Building Society; eldest daughter Effie appointed pupil teacher in State School for £16-00 per annum until she is 14, then £20-00; he is master of Resolute, owned by timber merchants in Bundaberg. (4p.)

Robert Henry (Resolute, Bundaberg) to William, 3 November 1884 (File 26)

Re birth of son, Clement; effects of drought. (3p.)

Robert Henry (Bundaberg) to William: re family news. (2p., damaged), [1885?]-08-07 (File 28)

Photograph of three children of Robert Henry taken by Mathewson, Brisbane, n.d. (File 30)

Fonds TD 512. MacLellan Family, Records, 22 May 1879 - 27 December 1879

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The Glasgow Rubber Works were founded in 1871 by George MacLellan (1846-1880) and after his early death were carried on by his brother Peter MacLellan. The plant and stock of George MacLellan & Company were acquired by Turner Brothers Asbestos Company in 1961.

George MacLellan (Lusitania, Adelaide, Sydney, City of Sydney, Auckland, Christchurch, City of New York) to brother Peter MacLellan, partners in George MacLellan and Co. Ltd. India Rubber manufacturers, Glasgow Rubber Works, Maryhill, 22 May 1879 - 27 December 1879 (File 5-16)

Subjects include: prices for goods; complaints from Adelaide customers that hoses and belting perish; voyage out; visit to Cape Town; death of one of second cabin passengers; 'Adelaide is a very nice little town of about 6 000 inhabitants'; the Everards; Brisbane; business contacts; 'the Exhibition is in a very backward state'; voyage to New Zealand; problems with packaging; orders from Hudson, Sydney, James Blackwood and others; importance of timber trade in Auckland and need for India rubber belting; business in Auckland and Dunedin. (32p.)

Fonds TD 522. Miss S.A. Bray. Journal, 11 August 1864 - 7 November 1864

Diary kept by Miss S.A. Bray during maiden voyage of City of Adelaide, Plymouth to Adelaide. (45p., photocopy, poor in places).

Subjects include: leaving England; weather; service in cabin; sighting Teneriffe; sighting other vessels; flying fish; dancing; ceremonies of crossing the line; sailors catch a shark; rough weather 'cabins are very wet…we were obliged to sit on the table and on the backs of the seats while the water was being baled out'; attending sailors' service; lunar rainbow; King George's Sound; addresses of thanks presented to Captain Bruce and Doctor Nason.

Archival History

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Fonds TD 825. John Hardie and Co. Records, 1876 - 1922

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Biographical / Historical

The five ships owned by the Clutha Shipping Company of Glasgow were taken over by John Hardie & Sons in 1885. Between 1882 and 1924 the company owned 27 ships, most of which were steel barques.

Book of sailings, 1876 - 1909 (File 1)

Details of voyages of John Hardie and Co ships.

Including: Loch Marnock, Loch Murren, Orthes, Talavera, Brambletye, Corunna, on voyages to Australia. (88p., faint in places, some blank pages.)


Press cutting re wreck of Inchmarnock on Yorke Point, 7 February 1880.

List of ships loading at Newcastle, NSW, 1878-1902.

Sailing ship movements, 1909 - 1922 (File 2)

Details of voyages, length of passage, master, whether sold or wrecked.

Including: Chiltonford, Clevedon; Haugomont, Kildalton, Killoran, Vimeira, on voyages to Australia. (41p.)

Fonds TD 931. Thomas Laing. Photograph album, 1935

One hundred and sixty six photographs, identified, of Australia, New Zealand and family and friends in Australia and Britain, c.1929-1933.

Subjects include: war memorial, Brisbane; landing jetty, Norfolk Island; Kingston, Norfolk Island; war memorial, Norfolk Island; Port Arthur; River Yarra; Admiralty steps, Auckland; Australia firing 8' guns; divine service aboard Australia; firing torpedoes,Australia; Canberra in tow; shaved head division, Australia, 1932; RAN survey camp Molle Island, Great Barrier Reef; natives at Port Moresby; Samaria; seaplane on Australia; natives of Rennell Island; Trafalgar Day celebrations in Melbourne; building shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, 1932; torpedo practice at Jervis Bay; Hobart; Russell; children in pool at Rotorua; Dunedin; church at Ataroa; Wellington; Maoris; trolley bus Christchurch; native quarter Suva.

Archival History

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Biographical / Historical

Thomas Laing was born in 1905, he emigrated to Australia in 1919 and joined the Royal Australian Navy, serving as steward on Canberra and Australia. He returned to Glasgow c.1949.

Fonds TD 949. Thomas Brownlie. Records, 16 June 1858

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Builder, industrialist, ship owner.

Profit and loss account of Sir William Eyre on first voyage to and from Melbourne, (3p.), 16 June 1858 (File 21)

Fonds TD 1029. Cochrane - Baillie Family of Lamington. Papers, 1893 - 1901

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Series 38-42. Papers of 2nd Baron Lamington, 1893 - 1901

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Charles Wallace Alexander Napier Cochrane-Baillie (1860-1940), succeeded his father, the politician and author Alexander Baillie Cochrane, as the 2nd Baron Lamington in 1890. He served as Governor of Queensland, 1896-1901 and travelled widely in Queensland and New Guinea. He was Governor of Bombay, 1903-1907 and Commissioner of the British Relief Unit in Syria in 1919. There are additional Lamington papers at Duke University Library, Durham N.C.

Subseries 38. Diaries and Journals, 1901
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Diary, 1901 (File 38/17)

Daily entries re activities as Governor and voyage across Pacific home.

Subjects include: proclamation of Commonwealth in Cathedral, 'crowds soberly enthusiastic'; Sir J.Dickson's funeral; parade of Imperial contingent; Queen's death; Council meetings; visit to Gold Creek Reservoir; shipping horses to South Africa; federal elections; Rockhampton; visit to Melbourne; 'cheered at Ballangana by a party of Queenslanders from South Africa under Captain Harris'; met Lady Ranfurly in Sydney; called on Governor General in Melbourne 'even he seems bothered by number of royal suite'; service in Cathedral; 'Duchess spoke a good deal to me'; train to Brisbane; royal visit to Brisbane and Darling Downs; opening new wing of deaf and dumb unit; presenting medals to S.A.contingent; leaving Queensland 'I very sorry to leave. Nelson says a better send off than ever Norman's'; volcanoes on Bligh Island; Honolulu; Vancouver. (370p.)

Subseries 46. Papers of 2nd Lady Lamington, 1896 - 1898
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Victor's and Gem's Scrapbook, 1896 - 1898 (File 46/3)

Press cuttings telegrams, correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, re births of children to Lord and Lady Lamington in Queensland, (c.30p.)

Includes: Telegram that Queen agrees to be godmother to Victor Alexander, 23 August 1896.

Press cuttings re baptism in St. John's cathedral.

Correspondence from Queensland Blind, Deaf and Dumb Institution; Hospital for Sick Children; Sir Samuel Griffith (Brisbane); Hugh Nelson (Brisbane); Fortitude Valley Women's Christian Temperance Union Benevolent Society.

Subseries 48-51. Lamington Family papers, c.1893-1900
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Diaries, sketchbooks and press cuttings, c.1893-1900 (File 50)
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Scrapbook, c.1893-1900 (Item 50/3)

Cuttings from Scottish and Australian papers, correspondence and memorabilia, c.1893-1900. (c100p.)

Subjects include: Lord Lamington's marriage, appointment as Governor of Queensland, visit to Townsville, vice regal receptions; arrival in Brisbane; banquet on 21 January 1896 held in Lamington's honour in London; Australian federation.

Fonds TD 1113. J. and W. Campbell. Papers, 1843 - 1876

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Biographical / Historical

Sir James Campbell (1790-1876) and his brother William Campbell established a drapery and warehouse business at the Saltmarket in Glasgow in 1817. The company moved to Candleriggs Street in 1823 and in 1856 it opened an even larger building in Ingram Street. Campbell's son, James Alexander Cambell (1825-1908) was a partner in the business and a Conservative member of the House of Commons (1880-1906). Another son, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (1836-1908), was a Liberal parliamentarian and prime minister of Britain in 1905-1908.

Series. Papers, correspondence and accounts with trading partners in Canada and Australia (c.259p), 1843 - 1876


Order from Charles Williamson and Co., Melbourne to J. and W. Campbell, 1847-06-22

Account of sales of bales of wool from Sea Queen from Adelaide, 1851-06-12

Accounts of sales of tallow from Maid of Auckland from Adelaide, 1851-07-18

Account of sales of bales of wool from Adelaide from Adelaide, 1852-06

Account of sales of box of gold dust from Enchanter from Melbourne, 1852-06-28

Account of sale of gold from Postumous, 1852-07-14

Account of sale of gold from Australian, 1853-01-25

Goods bought from J. and W. Campbell by Messrs James Stewart & Co. Sydney, 1855-11-19

Account of sale of gold from Ballarat, 1854-02-16

Joseph Thomson (Sydney) to Campbells re settlement of affairs of Stewart and Co., 1854-11-20

Bogle Kerr and Co. (Glasgow) to John Guthrie (Dunse) re settlement of a bill, 1855-01-03

John Guthrie (Dunse) to Bogle Kerr and Co. re his brother's affairs, 1855-02-02

John Guthrie (Dunse) to Campbell re his brother David's financial affairs, 1855-02-02

[unknown] (London) to Campbell re Guthrie, 1855-02-28

R.Slater (London) to Campbells re Guthrie, 1855-03-30

G. Wigram Allen (Sydney) to Campbells re Stewart and Co., 1855-09-05

R.F. Macgeorge (Edinburgh) to Campbell re complaints from Adelaide, 1856-06-14

A.M. Macgeorge (Adelaide) to Sir James Campbell re news of his father's return to Adelaide, 1856-05-21

Campbells (Glasgow) to A.A. Butler (Hobart) re his order for goods, 1856-08-19

James Campbell (Glasgow) to Alen MacGeorge (Adelaide) re private conversation with his father, the position of the MacGeorge firm, 1856-09-03

Allen and Bowden (Sydney) to Campbells re Stewart and Co., 1856-09-20 enclosing, G. Wigram Allen (Sydney) to Campbell re Stewart and Co., 1855-11-05.