Guide to the Papers of A. de Righi


MS 1048

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Collection Summary

A. de Righi
Papers of A. de Righi
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 1048
0.03 metres (1 folder)
Language of Materials
National Library of Australia


Scope and Contents

The letters, which mainly concern land disputes and other property matters, were collected by Mr A. de Right, who lent them to the Library for copying purposes. The fifteen authors are principally landholders writing in the 1840's to local Commissioners of Crown lands concerning their property leases.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record ( for the access conditions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of A. de Righi, National Library of Australia, MS 1048, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Item Descriptions

Geo. Crawley, River Murray, to Messrs Bear Son, Melbourne, 22/1/1845: concerning Sale of Cattle to be arranged (Item 1)

Crisp and Ford to H.W.H. Smythe, Commissioner of Crown Lands, Goulburn, 25/3/1846: concerning alleged infringement of property boundary. (Item 3)

Chas. Burnett Seymour to H.W.H. Smyth, 16/5/1846: application for permission to erect out-station huts. (Item 5)

Abraham Batty, Ovens River, to H.W.H. Smythe, 21/6/1846; dispute over adjacent property. (Item 6)

Ewen [Tolmie] Seymour, to H.W.H. Smythe, 17/7/1846 application for slaughtering licence and land lease. (Item 9)

T. and F. Marshall, Goulburn, to H.W.H. Smythe, 6/8/1847; complaint concerning land allotment. (Item 15)

William [Garde], so H.W.H. Smythe, 11/8/1847: complaint against encroaching neighbour. Enclosed letter of protest to Jus. Brock - signed [Garde] [Peroff]. (Item 16)

K. Campbell, Sydney, to H.W.H. Smythe, 20/8/1847: request to transfer station to another Manager (Curlewis Campbell). (Item 17)

H. Ramsay [Scamell], Avenel, to H.W.H. Smythe, 31/7/1847: authority for occupancy of station near Avenel. (Item 18)

J[ohn] von Stieglitz, Ballance, to F.A. Powlett, Commissioner of Crown Lands, 19/3/1849: refuting property claim of neighbour. (Item 27)

James Carmichael to Supt. C.J. Latrobe, 23/4/1849: protest against licensing of his own run. (Item 29)

J[ohn] von Stieglitz to F.A. Powlett, 19/10/1849: application for lease to adjacent land. (Item 30)

Fredk. Griffin to Robert Hoddle, Melbourne, 21/12/1848: application for lease of nearby property. (Item 32)

[Doyle] Argyle to Geo. Higginbotham, Melbourne, 5/5/1857: return of documents. (Item 33)

J. Sheahan to W. Piper, Commissioner of Crown Lands, 15/7/1853: request for licence application details: (Item 37)

S. Smart, Adelaide, to Geo. Johnston, Dublin, 10/10/1848: report on absconding employee. Fredk. Bayne. (Item A)

S. Smart, Adelaide, to Geo. Johnston, Dublin, 25/9/1849: further report on absconder. (Item B)