Guide to the Guide to Collections held by the Hertfordshire Record Office (as filmed by the AJCP)
National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record
- Hertfordshire Record Office
- Collections held by the Hertfordshire Record Office (as filmed by the AJCP)
- Date Range
- 1797 - 1922
- Collection Number
- 40 items
- 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
Quarter Sessions records 1797-1841 including lists of convicts transported from Hertfordshire.
Digswell Parish records 1917-21 comprising admission and discharge book and photograph album of Numbers 4 and 5 Australian Auxiliary Hospitals, Welwyn, and minute-book of Digswell Australian War Memorial Committee.
Correspondence 1846-58 of Hertford Meeting of Society of Friends concerning work of Society in Australia.
Papers 1893 concerning world tour of Mrs F.C. Hanbury.
Minutes 1852-54 of Board of New South Wales Gold Mines.
Papers 1823-1922 of Leake Family, including letters 1831-36 of H.M. Leake in Sydney, and letters 1900 of Vice-Admiral Francis Leake of HMS Bramble in Singapore, Borneo and Sarawak.
Letters 1874 of Arthur Giles-Puller describing travels in Australia, including meetings with Bishop A. Short and Charles Pearson, and visit to Queensland sugar plantation.
Correspondence 1839-53 of Edenborough Family concerning business activities of Horatio Edenborough of Goulburn and Sydney, and economic conditions in the colony.
Letters 1866-68 of W. Rasche in Melbourne.
Letters 1860-64 of C.D.R. Ward and Anne Ward of Wellington referring to Maori War and property and financial matters.
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.
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)
Filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1981. (AJCP reel M1176). Original microfilm digitised as part of the NLA AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.
Existence and Location of Originals
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies. Formerly Hertfordshire Record Office, County Hall, Hertford, England.
For more information see Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies [https://archives.hertfordshire.gov.uk/].
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-vn2250183] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.
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.
The identifiers used in this finding aid were accurate at the time of filming. They have been kept to preserve the historical context of the collection.
Australia; England; New Zealand Wars; Short, Augustus, Bishop.
Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 217, p81.
Convicts; Hertfordshire Quarter Sessions; Quarter Sessions.
Digswell Australian War Memorial Committee; Digswell Parish, England; Hospitals; Photographs; Welwyn, England.
Album of photographs of Nos.4 and 5 Australian Auxilliary Hospitals.
Society of Friends.
16 letters concerning the work of the Society in South Australia, members of the Hertford Meeting living in Australia, difficulties in communications between Hertford and Australia, travelling Friends in New Zealand and Tasmania, marriages, and the departure of Friends for Hobart. The correspondents include Joseph May (Mt. Baker), Margaret Phillips (Adelaide), E. May (Adelaide), J. Ellis, W. Pollard, E. Gupper (Nottingham) and G.W. Walker (Hobart).
Hanbury, F.C., Mrs; Melbourne, Victoria.
Confirms execution of indentures of release concerning property at Stanley Hill and bond of indemnity.
New South Wales Gold Mines.
Borneo; Bramble, HMS (Ship); Leake Family; Leake, Francis, Vice-Admiral; Leake, H.M.; Sarawak; Singapore.
Biographical / Historical
Henry Martin Leake was appointed a lieutenant in the Royal Navy in 1814. Retired on half-pay, he sailed to Sydney with his three sons in 1832.
Bills of exchange drawn by H.M. Leake (85023-26) and notes by George M. Leake of sums paid out to his son Henry M. Leake and his wife Clara (85027-30).
Financial difficulties; farming in Australia; future plans.
Correspondence of W. Plunkett, C. Crespigny and C. Calvert (Christchurch), 1859 - 1860 (File 85947-50)
Concerning emigration of W. Plunkett to New Zealand on the Clontarf and his death on the voyage.
Acknowledges letter; speech of W.M. Hughes: he should be at head of Imperial Parliament; progress of War.
Giles-Puller, Arthur; Melbourne, Victoria; Pearson, Charles H.; Sugar Industry and Trade: Australia; Sydney, New South Wales.
The letters describe his voyage to Australia on the Pera, his visit to Adelaide and meeting with Bishop Short, the prosperity of Adelaide and Melbourne, the activities of his cousin Charles Pearson, the journey overland from Melbourne to Sydney, N.S.W. - Victorian rivalry, the land question in Queensland, a visit to a sugar plantation, Pacific labourers, impressions of Queenslanders, plans to return to England.
Sydney, New South Wales; Edenborough Family; Edenborough, Horatio; Goulburn, New South Wales; New South Wales: economic conditions.
Biographical / Historical
Henry Edenborough (1812-1855), the son of Samuel and Sarah Edenborough, was employed by the East India Company before migrating with his wife to New South Wales in 1840. They settled at Wollogorang near Goulburn, returning to England in 1854. Henry's younger brother Horatio also spent a few years in New South Wales.
Correspondence of Henry Edenborough (Sydney), Horatio Edenborough (Jerry's Plains, Goulburn, Sydney), Samuel Edenborough, E. Kitson (Goulburn), G. Griffiths (Sydney), D. McLeod (Gundaroo), C. Jackson (Gundaroo) and J. Ogle (Sydney) concerning Horatio's financial transactions, debts, legal expenses, the loan of a horse, prices, the depression in N.S.W., his descision to return to England in 1845, family matters and disputes, wool sales, and the lack of material comforts in N.S.W.
Melbourne, Victoria; Sydney, New South Wales.
Land: New Zealand; Ward, Anne; Ward, C.D.R.; Wellington, New Zealand.
Biographical / Historical
Charles Dudley Robert Ward (1827-1913), the son of Sir George Ward, was educated at Rugby and Wadham College, Oxford. He was called to the Bar in 1853 and he migrated to New Zealand in 1855. In the following year he was elected to Parliament, but resigned in 1858. In 1864 he was appointed resident magistrate at Wellington and for the next forty years held a series of judicial posts in various provinces of New Zealand.
Seven letters of C.D.R. Ward and Anne Ward of Wellington and S. Ward of London to W.T. Longbourne, 1860 - 1864 (File F4)
Concerning notarial seal, growth of Dudley Ward's law practice, the likely effects of the Torrens Conveyancing Act, the Maori War, the Loan Act passed by the Province of Nelson, financial matters, and the decision to make Wellington the Capital of New Zealand.