Guide to the Papers of John M Fitzsimmons (as filmed by the AJCP)



National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2018

Collection Summary

Fitzsimons, John
Papers of John M Fitzsimmons (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1841 - 1871
Collection Number
1 item
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

Letters of John Fitzsimmons (d. 1860) and his daughter Kate Tooth. All the letters of Fitzsimmons have crossed writing and are of very poor legibility.

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-23 September 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref:

Archival History

Filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP Reel: M437). Original microfilm digitised as part of the NLA AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

National Library of Australia, Canberra. Collection Reference: MS 515. For further information see John M Fitzsimmons at the National Library of Australia (

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.

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 2018. 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.


Agriculture; crosshatched Hartley, New South Wales; Sydney


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 168, p. 61

Item Descriptions

Correspondence of John Fitzsimmons (NSW) and Kate Tooth (Sydney), 1841 - 1871 (File 1)

Five letters 1841-47 from John Fitzsimmons (d. 1860), surgeon, to his brother Lawrence Fitzsimmons (Dublin), written from Hartley, New South Wales, mainly discussing family matters but also commenting on unemployment in the colony.

One letter, 1871, from his daughter Kate Tooth (Sydney) concerning the death of her father and family matters. Six receipts and small notes including one about James Slatterly and another about the burial of Elizabeth Faulks.