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M2854-M2856

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2018

Collection Summary

Creator
Cleveland County Archives
Title
Collections held by the Cleveland County Archives (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1772 - 1988
Collection Number
M2854-M2856
Extent
43 items
Language of Materials
English
Repository
Australian Joint Copying Project
Sponsor
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.

Introduction

Scope and Contents

Records 1880-1950 of Middlesbrough Borough Clerk's Department, including arrangements for Australian cricket match 1880, photographs of sites or monuments associated with Capt. James Cook and celebrations of bicentenary of Cook's birth in 1928.

Papers 1834-1840 of Daniel Wheeler, including correspondence with missionaries in the Pacific and accounts of Wheeler's voyages to Australia and the Pacific.

Records 1865-1917 of Meek, Stubbs and Barnley, solicitors.

Papers 1930-1935 of Pennymen Family of Ormesby Hall, including account of voyages to Australia and Indonesia.

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 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref: http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1234)

Archival History

Material selectively filmed at the Cleveland County Archives, England, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1992 (AJCP Reels: M2854-M2856). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

Teesside Archives. Formerly Cleveland County Archives, Exchange House, 6 Marton Road, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS1 1DB, England.

For further information, see Teesside Archives (https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/leisure-events-libraries-and-hubs/teesside-archives/search-teesside-archives-catalogues).

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2353131] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Finding-Aid Notes

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.

Subjects

Australia; Cook, James, Captain; Cricket; Emigrant voyages; Meek, Stubbs and Barnley, solicitors; Middlesbrough, England; Missions and missionaries: Pacific Islands; Pennymen Family; Photographs; Solicitors; Wheeler, Daniel

Bibliography

Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 103, p.37.

Item Descriptions

Fonds CB/M/C. Council Records: Middlesbrough Borough Clerk's Department, 1904 - 1934

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2854.

Series 10. Photographs, 1904 - 1928

Photographs of Cook bicentenary birth celebrations, 1928 (File 10/5)

42 photographs, some identified on back and 16 copies of engravings of scenes in Tahiti.

Photographs include: Captain Cook monument at Kurnell, Sir George Fuller, Sir Hugh Bell and Sir C.J. Parr at grave of Captain Cook's family, speeches at Great Ayton at opening of celebrations, Sir C.J. Parr, New Zealand High Commissioner, speaking, Statute of Captain Cook at St Kilda, church at Great Ayton.

Press cuttings re erection of Cook's cottage in Melbourne (mounted on one page), 1904 (File 10/27/13)

Although listed, the items in this file were not filmed by the AJCP as the documents were too large to film.

Series 11. Programmes and Pamphlets, 1934

Souvenir of unveiling of the memorial to Captain James Cook, erected on the site formerly occupied by his cottage at Great Ayton, Yorks by Mrs R. Linton, wife of Victoria Agent General. (16p.) (printed), 15 October 1934 (File 11/26)

Pages 5-8 removed.

Series 19. Events, visits, functions, 1928

Souvenirs re Cook bicentenary, 1928 (File 19/5-23)

Includes: booklets, periodicals, correspondence, some Australian published material.

Filmed selectively.

Town Clerk (St Kilda) to Preston Kitchen, (Town Clerk, Middlesbrough) requesting copy of souvenir programme, 7 November 1928 (Item 5)
Minutes of meeting of General Executive Committee re Captain Cook Bicentenary Celebrations, (12p.), 1928, 28 June, 1 August 1928 (Item 6)
Minutes of meeting of Rotarians convened to discuss Captain Cook bicentenary celebrations on, 14 June 1928 (Item 7)

Milton Cafe, Saltburn (10p.)

E.H. Hiley-Peel James Cook Article/essay (9p. typescript with manuscript additions) (Item 12)
Souvenir issues of Whitby Gazette number 3713, 5 October 1928 (Item 13)

Although listed, this item was not filmed by the AJCP due to its fragile condition.

J. Fairfax-Blakeborough. Captain James Cook: an historical play, 1928 (Item 14)

Script and programme of performance by Marton and Great Ayton players.

(48p. and 4p.)

Descriptive catalogue of the Cook bi-centenary exhibition in the Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby. (10p. printed), 3 October 1928 - 1 November 1928 (Item 15)
Souvenir of the opening of the Stewart Park, Marton. (20p. printed), 23 May 1928 (Item 18)
Proof and drafts of souvenir booklet (97p.), 6 August 1928 (Item 19)

Includes: 6 August 1928 C.T. Forscutt (London) to Preston Kitchen that members of his party of voluntary workers in Empire Service are anxious to attend celebrations.

Captain Cook Bi-centenary 1928 Souvenir of the Bi-centenary Celebrations arranged in the Cleveland District (24p. printed), 8 September 1928 - 27 October 1928 (Item 20)

Signed by attending dignitaries, including Sir George Fuller, Sir Chris Parr, C.T. Forscutt.

Includes: biography of Cook, programme of events, photographs of sites associated with Cook, rules for essay competition and list of books and newspaper cuttings relating to Cook in Middlesbrough Public Library.

Ephemeral material (7p.), 8 September 1928 (Item 21)

Includes: Car sticker; Admission ticket to tea at Stewart Park; Platform ticket to Public meeting at Town Hall.

20 Photographs of Cook sites or monuments, many identified on back, some duplicates (Item 22)

Includes: Cook statue in Mall, London; Marton Church; Entry in Baptism Register of baptism of James Cook; School, Great Ayton; Cook Statue, Whitby; Interior of old school room, Great Ayton.

Fonds CB/M/C (2). Council Records: Middlesbrough Borough Council Clerk's Department 2nd Deposit, 1772-c.1950

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2854.

Series 10. Photographs, c.1950

Seven postcard photographs of Captain Cook's landing place, Kurnell, showing Cook monument, Banks' memorial, Solander monument and Forby Sutherland monument, (n.d. c.1950) (File 10/47)

Series 19. Events, visits, functions, 1772 - 1938

Australian cricket match. (7p.), 1880 - 1938 (File 19/1)
Thomas Belk (Middlesbrough) to Preston Kitchen (Town Clerk) re cricket match between Australian XI and Middlesbrough on 5-7 July 1880, his memories of Murdoch and Spofforth, 24 November 1938 (Item)
Scorecard for the match and programme of Australian matches (Item)
W. Murdoch (Clifton) re Belk re arrangements for a match, 2 August 1880 (Item)
W. Murdoch (Sutherland) to Belk that he and Spofforth can not travel to Middlesbrough, 13 August 1880 (Item)
Captain Cook Bicentenary (5p.), January 1772 - December 1934 (File 19/2)
R. Lionel Foster (Folkestone) to Kitchen sending photograph copy of Cook letter in his possession, 14 December 1934 (Item)
James Cook (Ayton) to Captain W. Hammond (Hull) re renaming of ships, Drake to Resolution and Raleigh to Adventurer 'which in my opinion are much properer', 3 January 1772 (Item)

(photocopy).

Photograph of Captain Scott and Captain Black and other members of Royal Empire Society Towing Party outside Captain Cook's Cottage in Melbourne, October 1934 (Item)

(Identification on back, faint).

Fonds PR/GU. Parish Records: Guisborough, 1803

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2854.

Series 1/15. Overseers of the poor: Correspondence, August 1803

William Fenton (Portland, Langston Harbour) to Parish Officers requesting assistance so his wife and five children can go with him to Botany Bay. (2p.), 23 August 1803 (File 1/15/54)

Fonds U/ML. Deposited Collections: Middlesbrough Library Collection, 1833 - 1840

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reels M2855- M2856.

Biographical / Historical

Daniel Wheeler (1771-1840) served in the British Army and Navy before joining the Society of Friends in 1790. He was accepted as a minister in 1816. In 1833, accompanied by his son Charles, he left England on the ship Henry Freeling on a 'voyage of concern' to the Pacific. They visited Hobart and Sydney and then spent two years in the Pacific, staying at the Society Islands, Friendly Islands, Rarotonga and the Sandwich Islands. After again calling at Hobart and Sydney, they returned to London in 1838.

Series 1. Documents re Daniel Wheeler, March 1833 - June 1840

Loose extracts from the journal of Daniel Wheeler, Quaker missionary to Tahiti, and letters to friends, 24 May 1834 - 1838 (File 1/1)

Subjects include: conduct of other missionaries; trading with natives; voyaging round the islands; correspondence with missionaries in Friendly Islands; visit to Honolulu and other islands in Sandwich Islands; earthquake, 27 September 1836.

Includes: Letters written from Sydney Cove, Hobartown.

(588p., pagination erratic.)

Extracts from the letters and journal of Daniel Wheeler, 26 March 1833 - 29 June 1840 (File 1/2)

Includes: arrival at Van Diemen's Land, 10 September 1834; visits to Morea Island, Oahu, Bay of Islands, Sydney.

Filmed selectively. p.21-30, 1834-1837.

(61p.)

Extracts from Daniel Wheeler's journal, 30 August 1833 - 29 November 1833 (File 1/3)

Re departure of father, brother Charles and Cuthbert Wigham for Southseas (1p.)

Extracts from Daniel Wheeler's letters, 13 May 1836 - 16 August 1837 (File 1/4)

Re reception by natives (1p.)

Circumstances of Cuthbert Wigham not proceeding with Daniel Wheeler on his visit to the inhabitants of the Southsea Islands. (4p.), n.d. (File 1/11)

Series 2. Letters, January 1834 - December 1840

Letters from Daniel Wheeler (Mother Bank, off Portsmouth, Rio de Janeiro, Hobart, Sydney Cove, Moorea, Norfolk Island, Tahiti, Oahu) to his 'dear cousins' Isabel and John Kitching, 10 January 1834 - 29 December 1840 (File 2/12)

Subjects include: voyage in Henry Freeling; sending extracts from his journal; life on board 'Our little floating prison'; relations with Cuthbert Wigham; journeys in Southseas; other missionaries; news of friends in Hobart; trading with the natives.

(62p., some damaged pages and incomplete letters, some items may be undated).

Letters from Daniel Wheeler (Henry Freeling at sea, Hobart, Tahiti, Moorea, Sydney) to William Manley, 14 March 1834 - 10 June 1837 (File 2/13)

Subjects include: voyage to Australia; news of James Backhouse and George Washington Walker; meetings held in Hobart; visits to Southsea Islands; mission work on the Islands; George Pritchard; barter rates with the natives.

(42p., some damaged pages)

Parts of letters written by Daniel Wheeler in Southseas (10p.), n.d. (File 2/14)
Daniel Wheeler (no place) to James Backhouse, preparations for voyage, 1 March 1834 (File 2/15)

Fonds U/MSB (2). Deposited Collections: Meek, Stubbs and Barnley, Solicitors 2nd Deposit, 1865 - 1917

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2856.

Transfer of mortgage from John Wilson of Table Cape, Launceston, farmer, formerly of Nether Silton, Yorkshire (2p.), 3 August 1865 (File 28)

Power of attorney granted by Harold Hopkins of Spit Junction, Mosman to his mother Hannah Isabella Taylor and covering letter from Bank of Liverpool, Middlesbrough (4p.), 16 April 1917 (File 95)

Fonds U/MSB (3). Deposited Collections: Meek, Stubbs and Barnley, Solicitors 3rd Deposit, 1907

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2856.

Series 72. Miscellaneous papers, July 1907 - August 1907

Draft on Union Bank of Australia for Arthur Kay for £805-12-1d, 26 July 1907 (File)
Draft on Bank of New South Wales for Charles Kay £199-15s, 1 August 1907 (File)

Fonds U/OME (2). Deposited Collections: Owners of Middlesbrough Estate 2nd Deposit, 1868

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2856.

Series 5. Title Deeds, July 1868

Transfer of mortgage by John Thomas Roberts of Wagga Wagga, merchant. (2p.), 25 July 1868 (File 5/486)

Fonds U/PEN. Deposited Collections: Pennyman Family of Ormesby Hall, 1912 - 1958

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2856.

Biographical / Historical

The Pennyman Family bought the manor of Ormesby, near Middlesbrough, in about 1600. Sir James Pennyman (1608-1679) was created a baronet in 1664, but the baronetcy became extinct on the death of Sir William Pennyman in 1852. Ormesby Hall was inherited by a distant relative, James Worsley, who assumed the name Pennyman. His grandson, James Beaumont Worsley Pennyman (1883-1961), was educated at Eton and Cambridge University and enlisted in the King's Own Scottish Borders Regiment. He was seriously wounded in World War I and spent the rest of his life at Ormesby Hall. He married Ruth Knight, a poet and playwright, in 1926.

Series 1. Title Deeds, April 1912

Draft conveyance from Peter Moores of Auckland, New Zealand to James Worsley Pennyman. (4p.), 8 April 1912 (File 1/24)

Series 7. Personal Records, November 1930 - December 1935

Letters from James Beaumont Worsley Pennyman (Prinz der Nederland at sea, Colombo, off Sumatra, Batavia, Bandoeng, Bali, Samarang) to his mother, 16 November 1930 - 31 March 1931 (File 7/130)

Subjects include: arrangements for the voyage; sea sickness; Suez canal; 'Buddism' in Ceylon; sightseeing in Ceylon; visit to Padang; Singapore Harbour; Dutch society at Batavia; flight to Bandoeng in Fokker monoplane; climate; 'natives look most happy and contented'; native dress; agriculture; Bali 'a paradise unspoilt (Yet)'; Balinese people; scenery; English and Dutch society at Samarang; visit to Fire Mountain volcano; purchasing Batik at Government Pawn shop; visit to stud farm of Volz.

Includes: Itinerary/notes on places visited. (5p.)

(96p., some letters in pencil). Some items are undated.

Biographical / Historical

James Beaumont Worsley Pennyman (1883-1961).

[J.B.W. Pennyman] (Bintang) to Mother re climate, fauna, visited by Pere Francois, French priest. (2p., part letter), 9 December 1935 (File 7/133)
J.B.W. Pennyman (Rapallo, Samarang, SS Insulinde) to Pritchett (Estate Manager), 25 November 1930 - 1 April 1931 (File 7/135)

Subjects include: journey across Europe; voyage to Colombo, delights of Ceylon; accommodation in East Indies; 'Delightful week' in Samarang.

(17p.)

Series 11. Schemes and organisations, July 1958

Filmed selectively.

Hungarian refugees, July 1958 (File 11/17)

From black ledger 'Hungarian accounts'

Elizabeth Kevi (Girraween, NSW) to Mr and Mrs Pennyman, 10 July 1958 (Item)

Re voyage to Australia on Groote Beer, job with railways, learning English. (2p.) (loose at front of ledger)

Fonds U/PEN (3). Deposited Collections: Pennyman Family of Ormesby Hall 3rd Deposit, n.d.

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2856.

Biographical / Historical

The Pennyman Family bought the manor of Ormesby, near Middlesbrough, in about 1600. Sir James Pennyman (1608-1679) was created a baronet in 1664, but the baronetcy became extinct on the death of Sir William Pennyman in 1852. Ormesby Hall was inherited by a distant relative, James Worsley, who assumed the name Pennyman. His grandson, James Beaumont Worsley Pennyman (1883-1961), was educated at Eton and Cambridge University and enlisted in the King's Own Scottish Borders Regiment. He was seriously wounded in World War I and spent the rest of his life at Ormesby Hall. He married Ruth Knight, a poet and playwright, in 1926.

Series 28. Photographs, n.d.

Album of photographs taken during East Indies trip, n.d. (File 28/64)

Fonds U/PF. Deposited Collections: Priest Furnaces, 1962 - 1965

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2856.

Series 3. Correspondence, January 1962 - December 1965

Correspondence with Pacific Steel Ltd (Otahuhu, NZ), 16 January 1962 - 23 December 1965 (File 3/435)

Subjects include: orders for equipment for furnaces, specifications, shipping details, visit by Mr Vose, General Manager of Ceramics Division of Winstone Products (New Zealand) Ltd; problems with reheating steel furnaces. (108p.)

Fonds U/PK. Deposited Collections: Preston Kitchen Collection, 1930 - 1933

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2856.

Biographical / Historical

Preston Kitchen was town clerk of Middlesbrough in the early twentieth century. Charles Foster, who visited New Zealand in 1879, was the brother of Mrs Joseph Carter, who settled in Middlesbrough in 1883.

Series 76. Captain Cook Souvenirs, 3 May 1930

Souvenir booklet 160th anniversary of the landing of Captain Cook at Kurnell, 3 May 1930 (File)

Includes: press cuttings, photographs, booklet. Photographs include: Cook statute at Hyde Park, Cape Banks, Endeavour River, South Head Botany Bay.

(15p.)

Series 77. Captain James Cook: snapshots of a romantic life by James R. Grogson, 1933

Script of a play broadcast in 1933. (52p. typescript)

Fonds U/S. Deposited Collections: Miscellaneous Items, 1879 - 1988

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2856.

Programme of 10th Captain Cook Birthday Celebrations. (1p.), 23 October 1983 (File 516)

Charles Foster's Journal of voyage to New Zealand, 21 August 1879 - November 1879 (File 786)

Details include: sightseeing in London; boarding Afghan; confusion on board as ship is converted to take passengers; weather; other passengers; St Vincent; Capetown; soldiers in Capetown; visit to Adelaide, 'a nice place'; transship to New Zealand 'we have fresh meat three times everyday'; Hobart; impressions of New Zealand; economic conditions; 'Berry's pamphlet has done a deal of harm'; Christchurch.

(8p., typescript, photocopy)

Programme for Captain Cook Birthday Festival Week. (2p.), 1988 (File 856)

Fonds U/SG. Deposited Collections: Skelton and Gilling Estate Mining Records, 1905 - 1912

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2856.

Series 7. Reports and accounts of Mining Companies, October 1905 - July 1912

Town Properties of Western Australia (1905) Ltd: Report of Directors (4p.), 12 October 1905 (File 7/8)

Empty envelopes contained in this file were not filmed by the AJCP.

Directors report and statement of accounts of Town Properties of Western Australia (1905) Ltd. (9p.), 31 July 1912 (File 7/9)

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