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The collection consists of correspondence between family members, friends and business associates; political notes; post cards; published material; press cuttings.
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1988344).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 De Salis Family, National Library of Australia, MS 7989, [series and/or file number]'.
See MS 2623 for the Family Tree.
See also MS 2656 for the Papers of Pierce Galliard Smith.
Leopold Fabius Dietegan Fane de Salis (1816-1898) migrated to Australia in 1840 with his brother-in-law. He married Charlotte MacDonald in 1844 and had five children; Leopold William (1845-1930) who married Jeanette Caroline Armstrong in 1895; Rodolph (1841-1876); George Arthur Charles (1852-1932) who married Mary St Irving Galliard Smith in 1878; Henry Gubert (1858-1931); Nina who married William Farrer. Leopold acquired large pastoral interests including Darbalara Station which he bought in 1840 and which he sold in 1855 when he moved higher up the Murrumbidgee to Cuppacumbalong, Tharwa. He lost extensive holdings in Queensland in the 1892 crisis. He was Member of the Legislative Council 1874-1898 in the Queanbeyan District. Leopold William was MLA 1872-1874 and George Fane de Salis was MLA 1885-1885.
1882 Bernard McTiernan to James McTiernan
1881 Mary McTiernan to J.&B. McTiernan
1872 William Roohan to Hugh McTiernan
1870 Thomas Wilson to William Roohan
1895 William Cosgrove and another, to William Lenane
1865 William Lenehan Jr. to Thomas Wilson
1860 Charles Bolt to William Lenane
1859 W. O'Neill to C. Bolt
1866 T. Kennedy to J. Maher
1858 Land Purchase document. William O'Neill
1901 Supplementary abstract of Title of William Lenane
1862 Michael Commins to William Lenehan Jr.
1879 Indemnity. George MacDonell to Hon. Leopold Fane de Salis M.L.C.; Indenture agreement. The Scottish Australian Investment Co. Ltd to Hon. Leopold Fane de Salis M.L.C. 1879
1883 James Gray to Leopold Fane de Salis
1881 Thomas Long to Leopold Fane de Salis
1886 Kurts to G. Fane de Salis
1887 T. Warner to L. Fane de Salis
1890 T. Gale to L. Fane de Salis
Some concern land and wool sales.
Box 17 contains letters of sympathy on death of Eric Fane de Salis who was killed in action during World War 1.
Other letters may be with Mary Fane de Salis (nee Smith) Series 3.
Covered in maroon cloth with school emblem. Inside cover has bookplate: given to E.G. De Salis June 1908 for a mathematic prize
Covered in maroon cloth with bookplate stating 'Prize for hard work E.G. de Salis Xmas 1907'
Probably collected by George de Salis) dated early 1900s to 1950s on matters such as taxation, land and farming.
Some articles refer to William Farrer. There are also some handwritten notes.
Note: much of the material is in poor condition.
Pages from a book belonging to Leopold Fane de Salis, damaged at Darbalara during Gundagai flood in 1852.
Newspaper cuttings in large volume with some handwritten notes.
Note: 1-6 are in very poor condition.