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Created: December 1982
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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of the Swainson Family, National Library of Australia, MS 519, [box number and series and/or file number]'.
The letters, together with the pencil drawing, receipt and note about the correspondence were all copied for the Library with the permission of the owner, Right Honourable the Countess of Iddesleigh, Pynes, Exeter, 1959.
"In this letter is a particular account of his engagement with a Mr Bidwell in the grazing of sheep and cattle about 30 miles from Wellington".
With a copy of Major Richmond's letter dated 17 August 1846
Concerning William's schooling
Contradictory note on letter reads: "Copy of letter to Mr Chas Swainson.... to inform him of the arrival of little Edwin from Gibraltar".
Letter continued and sent by the ship Matilda 12 September 1841
Note on letter refers to two letters and date of 20 August 1843