Guide to the Miscellaneous Collections held by the Surrey Record Office (as filmed by the AJCP)



National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2019

Collection Summary

Miscellaneous Collections held by the Surrey Record Office (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1788 - 3 April 1934
Collection Number
105 items
Language of Materials
Australian Joint Copying Project
The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) online portal was created with the assistance of the Australian Public Service Modernisation Fund, 2017-2020. The National Library of Australia gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the other foundation AJCP partners, the State Library of New South Wales and The National Archives of the UK, and all other organisations which supported the work of the AJCP, the world's most extensive collaborative copying project, operating from 1948 to 1997.


Scope and Contents

This collection includes: a calendar of prisoners for Surrey Quarter Sessions at Newington Goal, March 1848-December 1853; Papers of the Goulburn Family of Beechworth, Papers of the Goulburn family; Records of the Ravensbury Estate; Papers of Ashtead Manor and the Howard Family; Papers of the Selwyn Family; Documents deposited by G.C.B. Poulter; Records of the Royal Philanthropic Society and Papers of the Farrer Family. The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, notes, annual reports and emigration records.

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 Surrey Record Office, Kingston upon Thames, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1983 (AJCP Reels: M1834-M1839). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

This collection was originally held by the Surrey Record Office, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, England. However, since the records were filmed the Surrey History Centre replaced the Surrey Record Office, the Guildford Muniment Room and the Surrey Local Studies Library.

Existence and Location of Originals

Surrey History Centre, Goldsworth Rd, Woking, Surrey, England.

For further information see: the Surrey Record Office [].

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 records of the Guildford Muniment Room of the Surrey Record Office (M1840) have been listed and filmed seperately. []

Finding Aid Note

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.


Australia; Australia: exploration; Australia: politics and government; Indigenous Australians: Queensland; Australian Labor Party; Boer War, South Africa (1899–1902); Burton, W., Judge; Chinese in Australia; Convicts; Douglass, H.G.; Eddy, E.J.; Emigration and Immigration: children; Exploration: Land; Farrer, Thomas, 2nd Baron; Gladstone, W.E.; Goulburn, Frederick, Lieut. Col.; Goulburn, Henry; Great Britain; Investment in Australia; Land: New South Wales; Maps, plans and charts: New South Wales; Meares, M.D.; Meehan, J.; Musgrave, Sir Anthony; New South Wales; New Zealand Co; Newington Gaol, England; Norton, James; Oxley, John J.W.M.; Peel, Sir Robert, 2nd Baronet; Politicians: Britain; Prisons: England; Quarter Sessions; Prisons; Queensland: politics and government ; Queensland; Royal Philanthropic Society School, Redhill, England; Shand, W., Judge; Shearers; Stanley, Edward S., Lord Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby; Strikes; Surrey Quarter Sessions; Toongabee, NSW; Townsville, Qld; Transportation of convicts


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 452, p. 177. []

Item Descriptions

Fonds QS. Quarter Sessions Records, 1848 - 1853

1 item

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M1834.

Calendar of prisoners for Surrey Quarter Sessions at Newington Gaol, March 1848 - December 1853 (File QS3/4/1)

The calendar lists the prisoners' names, ages, literacy, offences, and sentences. Many of them were sentenced to transportation. (1 volume)

Fonds Acc.319. Papers of Goulburn Family of Betchworth, 1788 - 1863

33 items

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M1835.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Goulburn (1784-1856), Tory M.P. 1807-1856, Under-Secretary for Colonies 1812-1821, Chief Secretary for Ireland 1821-1827, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1828-1830, Home Secretary 1834-1835, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1841-1846.

Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Goulburn (1788-1837), Colonial Secretary of N.S.W. 1820-1824.

Lord Bathurst to R. Darling, 10 September 1826 (File II/9/A. Box 32)

Malicious accusations by Sir John Jamison and others against Sir Thomas Brisbane and F. Goulburn regarding female convicts sent to Emu Plains establishment. (copy)

Papers relating to N.S.W., 1837 - 1863 (File II/9/A b. Box 32)

Papers of H. Goulburn and Colonel E. Goulburn concerning the properties and investments of F.Goulburn in N.S.W., particularly his properties at Wollongong. (c. 50 papers)

They include correspondence, powers of attorney, accounts, promissory notes and bills of exchange. Most of the letters are from Cambell and Co., the other correspondents being Reverend M.D. Meares, J. Norton, Law and Tindal. The debtors included H.G. Douglass, W. Cordeaux, W.C. Wentworth, S.Stephen and F. Stephen.

N.S.W. Colonial Secretary's Office. Account book, 1822 - 1824 (File II/9/E. Box 13)

In addition to accounts, the book contains copies of correspondence with H.G. Douglass, J. Oxley and the Australian Agricultural Company 1826-1836, and a list of books left unsold in N.S.W.

Papers relating to properties of F. Goulburn in New South Wales: correspondence and accounts, 1829 - 1855 (File II/9/E/i Box 13)

Concerning the agency of Reverend M.D. Meares and business transactions involving S. Stephen, H.G. Douglass, W. C. Wentworth and F. Stephen. The correpondents include Goulburn, Meares, S. Stephen, F. Stephen, J. Deas Thomson, J. Norton, W. Burton, F. Forbes and Campbell and Co.

Also includes correspondence between H. Goulburn and M.D. Meares, J. Norton and W. Burton. Concerning the disposal of F. Goulburn's investments in N.S.W.

Papers relating to properties of F. Goulburn in New South Wales: correspondence, 1826 - 1839 (File II/9/E/ii Box 13)

Includes:Letters from H.G. Douglass to F. Goulburn concerning events in N.S.W., investments, and referring to H. Dumaresq, W. Cordeaux, A. Macleay, J. Macarthur and W. Bland, 1826-1827.

F. Forbes to F. Goulburn, 25 July 1830, details affairs of N.S.W.; relations with R. Darling; attacks on judiciary; seeks his support with Sir George Murray. (copy)

Correspondence between H. Goulburn and H.G. Douglass concerning recall of F. Goulburn and his properties in N.S.W., 1834-1839.

Papers relating to properties of F. Goulburn in New South Wales: Agreements, accounts and receipts, 1826 - 1832 (File II/9/E/iii Box 13)

Includes agreement between F. Goulburn, W. Cordeaux and W.C. Wentworth (1826), agreement between H.G. Douglass and W. Buchanan (1828), and agreement between H.G. Douglass and F. Stephen (1828).

R. Peel to H. Goulburn, 12 August 1812 (File II/13. Box 35)

Duties of Under-Secretary at Colonial Office; refers to annexation of Batavia, Canadian legislation, Trinidad; lack of urgency with most colonial business. (12p.)

R. Peel to H. Goulburn, 10 April 1829 (File II/17. Box 39)

Unable to agree to mitigation of sentence of transportation on J. Morton.

F. Goulburn to H. Goulburn, 7 September 1829 (File II/17. Box 39)

N.S.W. newspapers; suffering of P. Hughes in N.S.W. due to error by Irish Government; urges that he be admitted freely into lunatic asylum.

S.M. Phillips (Home Office) to H. Goulburn, 20 October 1829 (File II/17. Box 39)

Government is unable to procure admission into asylum for P. Hughes.

Sir Robert Peel to Goulburn, [1843]-01-16 (File II/19. Box 41)

Use of warships as convict transports.

Sir Robert Peel to Goulburn, [1843]-10-30 (File II/19. Box 41)

Authorises exploration of central Australia by Captain. C. Sturt; hopes expedition will not be overburdened with costly instruments.

H. Goulburn to Lord Wellesley, 20 September 1822 (File II/21. Box 43)

Disagrees with Lloyd that there are insufficient grounds for transporting two convicts; outrages can only be suppressed by observance of curfew.

Lord Stanley to H. Goulburn, [1841]-09-26 (File II/23. Box 45)

The services of Sir Thomas Mitchell in discovering Australia Felix; inquiry about killing of natives.

Lord Stanley to H. Goulburn, 13 January 1842 (File II/23. Box 45)

Colonial bishoprics; establishment of bishopric in Van Diemen's Land.

Lord Stanley to H. Goulburn, 23 June 1842 (File II/23. Box 45)

Claims of Colonel Burnett for reinstatement in Van Diemen's Land; need for infusion of new blood.

Lord Stanley to H. Goulburn, 15 October 1842 (File II/23. Box 45)

Returns extract from letter of Judge W. Burton on excessive labour costs and rampant land speculation in N.S.W.

Lord Stanley to H. Goulburn, 7 March 1844 (File II/23. Box 45)

Claims of New Zealand Company; role of R. FitzRoy as mediator between settlers and natives; danger of Company withholding compensation to natives; appointment of official to examine accounts and assets of company and make recommendations to Government.

Lord Stanley to H. Goulburn, 24 March 1844 (File II/23. Box 45)

Sends draft on New Zealand Company; must be prepared to break its Charter.

H. Goulburn to Lord Stanley, [1844]-03-27 (File II/23. Box 45)

Assistance to New Zealand Company. (draft)

Lord Stanley to H. Goulburn, 3 April 1844 (File II/23. Box 45)

Sends letter from New Zealand Company.

W.E. Gladstone to H. Goulburn, 7 September 1844 (File II/24. Box 46)

Understanding on Tahiti; imports of Javanese sugar on Dutch ships.

W.E. Gladstone to H. Goulburn, 17 December 1844 (File II/24. Box 46)

Admission of Java and Manila sugar.

W.E. Gladstone to H. Goulburn, 27 February 1846 (File II/24. Box 46)

Employment of convicts on irrigation works in Van Diemen's Land.

W.E. Gladstone to H. Goulburn, 26 March 1846 (File II/24. Box 46)

Openings for clerks in Australia.

S. Northcote to C. Pemberton, 30 April 1846 (File II/24. Box 46)

W.E. Gladstone has written to Sir Earley Wilmot about Colonel. Burnett of Van Diemen's Land.

W.E. Gladstone to H. Goulburn, 9 June 1846 (File II/24. Box 46)

Sends letter from C.J. La Trobe (Melbourne) on whereabouts of T. Holder Smith.

Lord Haddington to H. Goulburn, 12 June [n.y.] (File II/24. Box 46)

Sends paper on establishment of mail communications by steam in Pacific; growing importance of Pacific Station.

F. Goulburn to H. Goulburn, n.d. (File III/6. Box 61)

Suggests no further steps be taken about wife of convict in N.S.W.; House of Commons reports; family matters.

H. Goulburn. Notes on New South Wales (2p.), 1788 - 1839 (File III/9. Box 66)

J. Oxley. Manuscript map of part of N.S.W., 1817 (File III/10/12)

Showing Blue Mountains, Bathurst, Lachlan River, Macquarie River and whole coastline from Port Stephens to Port Phillip. 26" x 38".

J. Meehan. Plan of the Government Farm at Toongabee, 1 December 1817 (File III/10/13)

24" x 16".

Memoirs of H. Goulburn, 1812 - 1821 (File IV/6/9-13)

Colonial Office. (19p.)

Describes work at Colonial Office, balance between colonial and military duties, moves in Parliament to abolish Colonial Office, enjoyment of work, Trinidad, Ceylon, Ionian Islands, unfortunate visit of F. Goulburn to Jamaica and his appointment to N.S.W.

Fonds Acc.426. Papers of Goulburn Family, 1836 - 1840

2 items

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M1835.

C. Bowles (Tahiti) to C. Bowles, 5 November 1836 (File 16/9-10)

Voyage of H.M.S. Victor from India to Cocos Islands; J. Ross; meeting with officers of 4th Regiment at Sydney; Bay of Islands; Tahiti; Queen Pomare; G. Pritchard; Church services; monotony of life at sea; Captain. Crozier. (10p.)

W.E. Gladstone to H. Goulburn, 12 December 1840 (File 16/9-10)

Church Missionary Society; conduct of New Zealand missionaries; establishment of New Zealand Church Society.

Fonds 203. Papers of Ashtead Manor and Howard Family, 1833

1 item

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M1835.

Series 33. Miscellaneous Letters, 7 June 1833 - 9 July 1833

1 items

Filmed selectively.

Correspondence written to Colonel F.G. Howard, 7 June 1833 - 9 July 1833 (File 177a-b)


Colonel H. Sorell (Paris) to Colonel F.G. Howard, 7 June 1833, Assistance of R. Hay when Sorell returned from Van Diemen's Land; seeks appointment for son in colonies, preferably as surveyor.

R. Hay to F.G. Howard, 9 July 1833, Little chance of appointment as Surveyor's Department being reduced; should apply directly to Lord Stanley.

Fonds 256. Papers of Selwyn Family, 1852 - 1855

1 item

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M1835.

Series 1. General Family Documents, November 1852 - August 1855

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Will and probate of William Selwyn of Richmond, 1852-11-17; 1855-08-07 (File 5)

Includes bequest of £5,000 and all his lands in Essex to his son Bishop G.A. Selwyn of New Zealand. Will dated 17 November 1852, probate dated 7 August. 1855.

Fonds 361. Documents deposited by G.C.B. Poulter, 1866

1 item

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M1835.

Series 14. Papers relating to properties in Chobham, January 1866

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Notes on heirs of James Stevens of Chobham, 22 January 1866 (File 28)

Refers to son James Stevens, transported to Western Australia for life. (1p.)

Fonds 2271. Records of Royal Philanthropic Society, 1843 - 1915

30 items

Conditions Governing Use

N.B. acknowledge Society too if used.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reels M1835-M1838.

Biographical / Historical

The Philanthropic Society was founded in 1788 to help homeless children in London. In 1792 it opened an institution for children convicted of crime or whose parents were convicts. In 1849 the school (for boys) was transferred to Redhill in Surrey. Most of the boys were committed to the school by magistrates and their expenses were paid for by local authorities. The School encouraged and helped many boys to emigrate, at first to Australia and later mainly to Canada.

Series 1. Annual Reports, 1851 - 1915

27 items

In addition to providing statistics on the number of pupils who had emigrated each year, every annual report contained a selection of letters, often slightly edited, from former pupils living in the colonies or America. These reports also include information relating to the pupils home lives, the status of their parents, previous occupations, as well as records of how many disciplinary actions were taken each year. From 1851 to 1871 the full reports have been filmed; after 1871 only the sections comprising letters from emigrants.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reels M1835-M1838.

Annual Report, 1851 (File 3)
Annual Report, 1852 (File 4)
Annual Report, 1853 (File 5)
Annual Report, 1854 (File 6)
Annual Report, 1856 (File 7)
Annual Report, 1857 (File 8)
Annual Report, 1858 (File 9)
Annual Report, 1859 (File 10)
Annual Report, 1860 - 1863 (File 11)
Annual Report, 1864 - 1867 (File 12)
Annual Report, 1868 - 1871 (File 16)
Annual Report, 1876 - 1879 (File 18)
Annual Report, 1880 (File 19)
Annual Report, 1891 (File 21)
Annual Report, 1892 (File 22)
Annual Report, 1893 (File 23)
Annual Report, 1894 (File 24)
Annual Report, 1895 (File 25)
Annual Report, 1896 (File 26)
Annual Report, 1897 (File 27)
Annual Report, 1898 (File 28)
Annual Report, 1900 - 1903 (File 29)
Annual Report, 1909 (File 31)
Annual Report, 1912 (File 32)
Annual Report, 1913 (File 33)
Annual Report, 1914 (File 35)
Annual Report, 1915 (File 36)

Series 33. Emigration, July 1843 - 1872

2 items

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M1838.

Certificate issued by Home Office stating that convict William Wiggins was living in prisoners' barracks, Hobart, 4 July 1843 (File 1)
Emigration letterbook, 1856 - 1872 (File 2)
6 items

The book contains detailed summaries of letters recieved from the colonies reporting on the movements and work of former pupils and referring to economic conditions. They include letters from the Society's agents, but most of the letters were written by the boys.

Filmed selectively.

Sydney, 1856 - 1868 (Item ff. 1-38)
Adelaide, 1856 - 1872 (Item ff. 61-83)
Victoria, 1856 - 1865 (Item ff. 91-113)
New Zealand, 1858 - 1865 (Item ff. 261-266)
Van Diemen's Land, 1858 - 1859 (Item ff. 341-342)
Western Australia, 1858 - 1870 (Item ff. 401-404)

Series 36. Expenditure, 1854 - 1861

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M1838.

Working ledger: emigration, 1854 - 1861 (File 3)

The ledger lists the names of emigrants, dates of emigration, ship, destination (including Sydney, Melbourne, Geelong, Adelaide, Hobart, Swan River, Otago), cost of maintenance, rent, passage money, outfit (clothes, utensils, books), bedding, cash on landing, and expenses from Redhill to the port of embarkation. (143p.)

Fonds 2572. Papers of the Farrer Family, 1886 - 1934

30 items


Originally filmed on AJCP reels M1838-M1839.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Cecil Farrer (1859-1940), 2nd Baron Farrer (succeeded 1899), worked for several railway companies, authority on railway management, Chairman of Home Counties Liberal Federation, Surrey County Councillor 1908-1928.

Series 1. Letterbooks, December 1886 - April 1934

30 items

Filmed selectively.

W. Shand (Brisbane) to T.C. Farrer, December 1886 - October 1887 (File 1/14)

Voyage to Australia via Suez; first impressions of Australia; land speculation; wages; Governors; life at Government House, Brisbane; Sir William Clarke; admittance to Queensland Bar; Australian accent; dullness of people; exclusion of 'coloured' labour; travels in Darling Downs and N.S.W.; railways; visitors to Brisbane; lodgings. (7 letters)

W. Shand (Brisbane) to T.C. Farrer, December 1887 - October 1888 (File 1/15)

Family affairs; problems of rural settlers in Australia; village settlement schemes; Queensland elections; work at Bar; exclusion of Chinese from Queensland; colonial prejudice against English emigrants; B.R. Wise; visit of Sir Anthony Musgrave to New Guinea; social events; visit of Lord Normanby; Sir Thomas McIlwraith and Sir Samuel Griffith; illness and death of uncle, Sir Anthony Musgrave. (7 letters)

E. Eddy (Sydney) to T.C. Farrer, 6 November 1888 (File 1/15)

B.R. Wise; inspection of N.S.W. railways.

Correspondence of T.C. Farrer, 1888-12 - 1889-10; 1896-06-28 (File 1/16)

Correspondents include W. Shand (Brisbane) and E. Eddy (Sydney).

Subjects include: Plans for travels; departure of Musgraves; holiday in Blue Mountains; legal work; visitors to Brisbane; horse-riding; attitude to Indigenous Australians; Sir Henry Norman; work as parliamentary draughtsman; political situation; drought; new Australian Consolidation engines and gauges.

Correspondence of T.C. Farrer, August 1889 - August 1890 (File 1/17)

Correspondents include W. Shand (Brisbane) and E.J. Eddy (Sydney).

Subjects include:Lady Bell and family; drafting work; death of Farrer's brother; mutual friends; holiday in Tasmania, including Port Arthur; Federal Convention; visitors to Brisbane; Agricultural Show; Sir Thomas McIlwraith; Coalition Government; lodgings, Robbery under Arms.; developments in N.S.W. railways; opening of Hawkesbury River bridge.

Correspondence of T.C. Farrer, November 1890 - December 1891 (File 1/18)

Correspondents include W. Shand and E.J. Eddy (Sydney).

Subjects include: Mutual friends; distate for colonial democracy; Melbourne Cup; weather; holiday in New England; shearers' strike; legal work; engines; proposed visit to England and the Chief Justice.

W. Shand (Brisbane) to T.C. Farrer, 12 February 1892 (File 1/19)

A holiday in New Zealand; E.J. Eddy and mutual friends.

Correspondence of T.C. Farrer, June 1892 - October 1892 (File 1/20)

Correspondents include E.J. Eddy (Sydney) and W. Shand (Brisbane).

Subjects include: Eddy's return to N.S.W.; B.R. Wise; Farrer's marriage; locomotives; N.S.W. railways; court case; Chief Justice and mutual friends.

W. Shand (Brisbane) to T.C. Farrer, March 1893 - September 1893 (File 1/21)

Mutual friends; visit to northern Queensland; Lord Farrer; birth of Farrer's son and plans to visit Japan. (4 letters)

Correspondence of T.C. Farrer, October 1893 - September 1894 (File 1/22)

Correspondents include: W. Shand and E.J. Eddy.

Subjects include: Sir Henry Norman; visit to New Zealand; legal work; shearers' strike; nostalgia for England; economic depression; payment of MPs; chaos in Victorian Railways; locomotives; inspection of Tasmanian railways; International Railway Congress.

Correspondence of T.C. Farrer, March 1895 - September 1895 (File 1/23)

Correspondents include W. Shand (Brisbane) and E.J. Eddy (Sydney).

Subjects include: Mutual friends; plans to visit England and Europe; visit to Melbourne; Test cricket; formation of Labor Party in Queensland; electric railways and Farrer's family.

W. Shand to T.C. Farrer, February 1896 - June 1896 (File 1/24)

Visit to Europe. (2 letters)

W. Shand (Brisbane) to T.C. Farrer, November 1896 - July 1897 (File 1/25)

Visit to England; Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Australia; visit to Rockhampton and Mount Morgan; visit of Premiers to London; death of E.J. Eddy and a visit to Sydney. (2 letters)

F. Dalton to T.C. Farrer, 1 July 1897 (File 1/25)

Requests article for Times on life of E.J. Eddy, Chief Commissioner of Railways in N.S.W.

T.C. Farrer. Notes on life of E.J. Eddy (1851-1897) (File 1/25)
W. Shand (Brisbane) to T.C. Farrer, February 1898 - August 1898 (File 1/26)

Illness; bi-metallism and the death of Farrer's wife. (2 letters)

W. Shand (Brisbane) to T.C. Farrer, 22 January 1899 (File 1/27)

Holiday in Snowy Mountains; Mt. Kosciusko; B.R. Wise.

W. Shand (Brisbane) to T.C. Farrer, n.d. (File 1/28)

Introduces Brisbane barrister..

W. Shand (Brisbane) to Lord Farrer, 8 April 1900 (File 1/29)

Boer War; unexpected quality of colonial soldiers and the loyalty of Australians.

C.H. Chomley to Lord Farrer, 1 June 1904 (File 1/39)

Departure from England; commission to write history of Australia; activities of Labor Party in Australia and an interest in becoming a M.P.

W. Shand (Townsville) to Farrer, 28 November 1909 (File 1/56)

Appointment as judge; life in Townsville; Japanese servants; isolation of Shand's position; responsibilities of a judge and Lord Chelmsford.

Lord Farrer. Note concerning offer by L. Harcourt of Governorship of Victoria, November 1913 (File 1/64)
W. Shand (London) to Lord Farrer, 6 April 1914 (File 1/65)

Visit to England and medical treatment.

R.W. Jeans (London) to Lord Farrer, 7 April 1921 (File 1/81)

Thanks to shareholders of Bank of Australasia for testimonial on retirement.

Bessie Farrer to Lord Farrer, [1924]-07-03 (File 1/84)

Query of John Farrer in N.S.W. about family connections in Westmoreland; his inventions.

Molly Spring-Rice (Brisbane) to Lord Farrer, 19 September 1924 (File 1/84)

Meeting with Judge Shand and travels in Australia.

Mrs F.H. Archer Taylor (Meckering, W.A.) to Lord Farrer, 11 October 1932 (File 1/92)

Contrast between affluent students and impoverished farmers; misconceptions about Australia; scarcity of Australian aborigines; calibre of pioneers.

Lucy Farrer to Lord Farrer, [1932]-11-18 (File 1/92)

Account of visit to Malaya and economic stagnation.

W. Shand to Lord Farrer, 4 February 1934 (File 1/94)

Visit of Oliver Farrer to Queensland; Farrer's health; foreign exchanges and the possiblity of visiting England by plane.

Oliver Farrer to Lord Farrer, 3 April 1934 (File 1/94)

Visit to New Zealand and voyage across Pacific.