Guide to the Papers of George Kershaw (as filmed by the AJCP)



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Created: 2018

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Memorandum book kept by George Kershaw in England and New South Wales, 1840 - 1855 (File 1)

The memoranda are written in an 1836 memoranda book issued by the London stationers and publishers J. & F. Harwood. Kershaw appears to have been a compulsive recorder of his daily life. In addition to using the volume for two skeletal diaries in 1841 and 1849, he recorded his employment, rents, purchases, cash payments, lectures attended, and the births, deaths and marriages of family members. The various memoranda are not in a single chronological sequence and it would seem that Kershaw initially left many pages blank and filled them in as time passed...