Manuscripts

  • # 15247

CESAREO, Agostino

L’arte del navigare, con il regimento della Tramontana e del sole; e la vera regola et osservanza del flusso e reflusso delle acque sotto breve compendio ridotta.

    # 15247

    CESAREO, Agostino

    L’arte del navigare, con il regimento della Tramontana e del sole; e la vera regola et osservanza del flusso e reflusso delle acque sotto breve compendio ridotta.

    [No place], 1587. Manuscript, quarto; 66 leaves followed by 13 leaves with additions in a different hand, 8 full-page illustrations (including one of the Southern Cross constellation), 4 with volvelles (movable paper figures); with a dedication to Don Pietro Borgia, Prince of Squillace (d. c.1624), dated 1587, and an accompanying sonnet; contemporary limp vellum sewn …

  • # 15269

FRASER, Malcolm, KCMG (1834-1900)

Sir Malcolm Fraser, second Surveyor General, Colonial Secretary, Government Administrator and Lieutenant Governor of Western Australia; later Agent General for the Colony in the United Kingdom : an important archive of documents and correspondence, 1852-1898.

    # 15269

    FRASER, Malcolm, KCMG (1834-1900)

    Sir Malcolm Fraser, second Surveyor General, Colonial Secretary, Government Administrator and Lieutenant Governor of Western Australia; later Agent General for the Colony in the United Kingdom : an important archive of documents and correspondence, 1852-1898.

    Born in Gloucestershire in 1834, Malcolm Fraser emigrated to New Zealand after qualifying as a surveyor, where he held a series of government positions in Auckland, Christchurch and Hokitika from 1857 until 1869. In 1870 he emigrated to Western Australia. He was immediately appointed as the successor to John Septimus Roe, the Colony’s first Surveyor General, a position which …

  • # 15271

GREENWOOD, John; SPEAK, Henry

A small archive of letters relating to the Baptist community at Constitution Hill, Van Diemen’s Land, 1860-62.

$3,000.00

    # 15271

    GREENWOOD, John; SPEAK, Henry

    A small archive of letters relating to the Baptist community at Constitution Hill, Van Diemen’s Land, 1860-62.

    The unpublished letters in this recently discovered archive were written at Constitution Hill, north of Hobart Town, by John Greenwood (1778-1866), a devout Baptist and uncle of the noted early Tasmanian Baptist, Henry Speak. They are addressed to Greenwood’s former Baptist friends in New York State, where Greenwood had lived for a period earlier in his life after emigrating …

  • [ANTI-NAZISM; CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT] Eine Mauer um uns baue.
Anonymous artist; [WIECHERT, Ernst 1887-1950]
# 14903

    # 14903

    Anonymous artist; [WIECHERT, Ernst 1887-1950]

    [ANTI-NAZISM; CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT] Eine Mauer um uns baue.

    [Germany, circa 1937]. Calligraphic manuscript. Small folio (320 x 230 mm), original quarter cloth over papered boards with onlaid manuscript title to front 'Ernst Wiechert. Eine Mauer um uns Baue'; stitch bound; pp 44, calligraphic manuscript in red and black inks; scattered mild foxing, confined to the margins of the leaves; else fine. Ernst Wiechert …

  • Letters of opera singer Lucy Escott, sent from Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland to New York, 1863-64
ESCOTT, Lucy Evans (née Grant, 1828, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A. - 1895, France)
# 14867

    # 14867

    ESCOTT, Lucy Evans, née Grant (1828, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A. - 1895, France)

    Letters of opera singer Lucy Escott, sent from Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland to New York, 1863-64

    A group of 4 letters written by American opera singer Lucy Escott during the tour of William Saurin Lyster’s opera company to Australia and New Zealand in 1863-64, addressed to her brother Luther Grant in Dansville, New York; each letter is accompanied by its original envelope (postage stamps removed); due to the Civil War in …

  • Manuscript letter relating to 1930s Central Australian explorer Michael Terry
BARNARD, Charlotte; [TERRY, Michael, 1899-1981]
# 14909

    # 14909

    BARNARD, Charlotte; [TERRY, Michael, 1899-1981]

    Manuscript letter relating to 1930s Central Australian explorer Michael Terry

    Manuscript letter of Charlotte Barnard, widow of outback explorer and writer Michael Terry, addressed to Mrs. Hall, sister of Terry's fellow explorer during the early 1930s, the bushman Ben Nicker, informing her of Michael Terry's recent death; headed Mosman, NSW, December 28 1981; single sheet, small quarto, written on both sides; some silverfising at one …

  • [MELBOURNE BOOK TRADE] Receipts for purchases made by Australian bibliophile Rollo Hammett
N.H. SEWARD PTY. LTD.
# 14908

    # 14908

    N.H. SEWARD PTY. LTD.

    [MELBOURNE BOOK TRADE] Receipts for purchases made by Australian bibliophile Rollo Hammett

    1. Melbourne : Equity Trustees Company, [1948]. Franked receipt on company letterhead, 135 x 215 mm, manuscript date of 4 November 1948, being a receipt for £2, the ‘purchase money for 2 Volumes Capt. Cook’s second voyage’, paid into the trust account of M.J. Graves by legendary Melbourne bibliophile and collector Rollo Hammett; light creasing, else …

  • [MANUSCRIPT] Tratado de la Calidad de las Yervas Aniales y Piedras de sus Virtudes, huso, y efectos
Delgar, Martin
# 12784

    # 12784

    Delgar, Martin

    [MANUSCRIPT] Tratado de la Calidad de las Yervas Aniales y Piedras de sus Virtudes, huso, y efectos

    $27,500 USD que compuso el Cirujano Botanico Don Martin Delgar, lo saca a la publica luz, el DD. Phelipe Loyaza de la Vega, Decan de la Santa Yglecia Cathed. de la Paz en el Peru … a quien lo dedica. [Peru : between 1780 and 1800]. Manuscript in ink on laid paper; quarto, crimson morocco, …

  • Account of the steps taken, in England, with a view to the establishment of an academical
LANG, John Dunmore (1799-1878)
# 14501

    # 14448

    PEREIRA CRESPO, Lúcio Albino

    Abstract of the log of the “Mondego”, kept on the voyage of the Portuguese ambassador to Siam, 1859

    $12,500 USD Manuscript journal. Octavo (195 x 120 mm), original marbled papered card covers, first page with calligraphic title: Brigue “Mondego” de S. M. F. – Viagens: de Macáo a Siam.– de Siaõ a Singapore e de Singapore a Macáo. – De Janeiro a Maio – 1859. Lúcio Albino P[ereira] Crespo 2º Tenente da Armada; ff [37]; …

  • Massive Spanish manuscript choir book in Latin, with a Peruvian Credo
# 14447

    # 14447

    Anon.

    Massive Spanish manuscript choir book in Latin, with a Peruvian Credo

    [MANUSCRIPT – CHOIR BOOK]. [Graduale Romanum]. [Spain?, ca. 1700? with additions to at least 1767]. An extremely large manuscript choir book (75.5 x 57.5 x 15.5 cm) in black and red ink on sheepskin parchment, with plainchant music (5-line staves in red measuring 56 mm with square and diamond notes in black, mostly with a c-clef on …

  • [MANUSCRIPT] Etude philologique sur les inscriptions cunéiformes de l’Arménie
ROBERT, Louis de
# 14113

    # 14113

    ROBERT, Louis de

    [MANUSCRIPT] Etude philologique sur les inscriptions cunéiformes de l’Arménie

    [Trabzon, Turkey : 1874]. Manuscript in ink, folio, in original ribbon-tied gatherings, ff [1 title leaf], 131, most leaves written recto and verso, with transcriptions of Urartian cuneiform inscriptions accompanied by comparative examples in Assyrian cuneiform, Hebrew and Arabic throughout; the verso of the final leaf is inscribed and dated by the author Trébizonde [i.e. …

  • Document signed by Antoine Bruni d’Entrecasteaux, dated 8 May 1781
D'ENTRECASTEAUX, Antoine Bruni [Bruny] (1737-1793)
# 14146

    # 14146

    D'ENTRECASTEAUX, Antoine Bruni [Bruny] (1737-1793)

    Document signed by Antoine Bruni d’Entrecasteaux, dated 8 May 1781

    [Toulon : 8 May 1781]. Manuscript in black ink on single sheet of wove paper, 170 x 220 mm; document written by the lieutenant of the ship Castellan, signed lower left in brown ink 'Bruny Entrecasteaux' [French naval officer and explorer Bruni d'Entrecasteaux]; the document is in support of a sailor, Joseph Augustin Recours, who, whilst …

  • Manuscript letter by John Gladstones, an early photographer on the Victorian goldfields, 1858
GLADSTONES, John
# 14134

    # 14134

    GLADSTONES, John

    Manuscript letter by John Gladstones, an early photographer on the Victorian goldfields, 1858

    Entire letter addressed to James H. Gladstones, care of Messrs. Jones Loyd & Co. 43 Lothbury, London, bearing 1/- light blue octagonal imperforate Queen's head, cancelled with barred numeral “4” and with circular handstamp SANDHURST VICTORIA DC 14 58 in black; transit mark of MELBOURNE OC 16 58, and endorsed 'Per “Columbian” via Marseilles'; arrival …

  • [MILITARY] Appointment of Ensign John Vander Horst Rees to 90th Foot, 1855, signed by Queen Victoria
[REES, John Vander Horst , 1834-1908]
# 14232

    # 14232

    [REES, John Vander Horst , 1834-1908]

    [MILITARY] Appointment of Ensign John Vander Horst Rees to 90th Foot, 1855, signed by Queen Victoria

    Lithographed document with manuscript entries, 240 x 360 mm, dated at Windsor, 12 October 1855; signed by Queen Victoria at upper left; original seals intact; vertical fold lines, some browning; laid down on nineteenth century board. Official appointment of Ensign John Vander Horst Rees as Ensign in the 90th Regiment of Foot. Later commissioned as …

  • Cardinal Gilroy, Archbishop of Sydney : typed letter, signed, and autograph note, November 1960
GILROY, Thomas Newman, Cardinal (1896-1977)
# 14156

    # 14156

    GILROY, Thomas Newman, Cardinal (1896-1977)

    Cardinal Gilroy, Archbishop of Sydney : typed letter, signed, and autograph note, November 1960

    Typed letter, single quarto sheet, on letterhead of St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, with embossed seal of the Archbishop of Sydney, dated 26 November 1960, addressed to Rt. Rev. Mgr. Felice Cenci, Rector, Urban College de Propaganda Fide, Rome; a letter of introduction for Sir Edward Ford, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director of Public Health …

  • Nugget Coombs, Australian economist and public servant : typed letter, signed, September 1968
COOMBS, Herbert Cole "Nugget" (1906-1997)
# 14155

    # 14155

    COOMBS, Herbert Cole "Nugget" (1906-1997)

    Nugget Coombs, Australian economist and public servant : typed letter, signed, September 1968

    Typed letter, single octavo sheet, on letterhead of the Australian National University, Canberra, headed 'Chancellor' and dated 16 September 1968, addressed to Sir Edward Ford, Director, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney; 'Dear Ted, Many thanks for your telegram of congratulations on the occasion of my Installation as Chancellor'; signed in …

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    CABAY, Joseph (d. 1865)

    [NATIVE AMERICANA] Autograph calling card of Joseph Cabay (Ojibwe Nation), early 1860s

    Buff card, 90 x 53 mm; manuscript in ink verso: Kewakezhig = A Home in the Skies / Joseph Cabay; recto: 5 Tremont St. Boston. Very fine. Joseph Cabay was an Ojibwe chief from Saginaw Bay, Michigan. He moved to Boston in the early 1860s and married Mary Henderson, a missionary and author of Thirty-three …

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    # 1119

    EARLES, Chester (1821-1905)

    [MANUSCRIPT] Four autograph letters signed by the colonial artist Chester Earles, 1856-57

    4 letters, 7 pp (each 178 x 110 mm), tipped on to one old album page. Fine condition. A series of four letters, written when Earles was still resident in London (2 Gower Street), to Henry Mogford, organiser of exhibitions at the Crystal Palace. Earles refers to his paintings 'At the Foot of the Cross', …

  • Saul Bellow : manuscript letter, signed, circa 1960.
BELLOW, Saul (1915-2005)

# 3085

    # 3085

    BELLOW, Saul (1915-2005)

    Saul Bellow : autograph letter, signed, circa 1960.

    A RARE MANUSCRIPT LETTER WRITTEN BY PULITZER AND NOBEL PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR SAUL BELLOW TO FELLOW WRITER, THOMAS BERGER. Octavo sheet, on letterhead of the literary magazine The Noble Savage, manuscript in pen, dated 6/29, to the American writer Thomas Berger (1924-), urging him to contribute to The Noble Savage, signed Saul Bellow.  In the Spring …

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    # 2049

    [TASMANIA; MELBOURNE] Archive of ephemera relating to Robert William Nutt, lawyer and politician

    Robert William Nutt (1813-1891) was one of Van Diemen's Land's pre-eminent early lawyers, practicing in partnership with Gamaliel Butler in Hobart Town in the 1840s. He was also a Member of the Legislative Council of Van Diemen's Land for 1851-52. In the late 1850s he relocated to Melbourne to work with James Hunter Ross, one …

  • Manuscript map of Australia, circa 1840
Anon.
# 13905

    # 13905

    Anon.

    Manuscript map of Australia, circa 1840

    Pen and ink and watercolour on paper, 220 x 270 mm, sheet 245 x 350 mm; unmounted; an early pencilled inscription in the right hand margin reads: “3 or 400 miles North of Sidney, Clarence River on which is the Station Bolivia”; verso with a near contemporary newspaper cutting laid down, referring to a recent …

  • Sir Joseph Banks : autograph letter, signed
BANKS, Joseph, Sir (1743-1820)
# 13932

    # 13932

    BANKS, Joseph, Sir (1743-1820)

    Sir Joseph Banks : autograph letter, signed

    Manuscript in brown ink on octavo sheet of wove paper, 155 x 115 mm, headed Soho Square Augt .19 1814, to an unknown recipient regarding the clearance of a consignment for Banks by the Customs House in London; signed at the foot Jos. Banks; tipped onto later backing sheet; fine. “My dear Sir, accept my …

  • Sir Thomas Mitchell, explorer and surveyor : autograph letter, signed, to E.J. Bennett.
MITCHELL, Thomas Livingstone, Sir (1792-1855)
# 14010

    # 14010

    MITCHELL, Thomas Livingstone, Sir (1792-1855)

    Sir Thomas Mitchell, explorer and surveyor : autograph letter, signed, to E.J. Bennett.

    1855, 26 July. Surveyor-General’s Office, Sydney; [2] pp, folio. Official letter from the Surveyor-General of New South Wales, Sir Thomas Mitchell, to the newly appointed Assistant Surveyor-General, E.J.Bennett, regarding three circulars that have been sent to Bennett in error, and assuring him that he should not concern himself  with their content; written in Mitchell’s own …

  • Admiral Dupetit-Thouars : autograph letter signed, dated June 1845
DUPETIT-THOUARS, Abel Aubert (1793-1864)
# 13799

    # 13799

    DUPETIT-THOUARS, Abel Aubert (1793-1864)

    Admiral Dupetit-Thouars : autograph letter signed, dated June 1845

    Manuscript in brown ink, single sheet, folding to form [4] sides, small octavo; written on 2 sides; headed Paris, le 5 Juin 1845, a note from Admiral Dupetit-Thouars to the publisher Baudry requesting copies of a course in philosophy; signed at the foot 'A. Du Petit Thouars'; address and postal markings to the last side; …

  • Autograph manuscript note by Bougainville on the “savages” of North America
BOUGAINVILLE, Louis-Antoine, Comte de (1729-1811)
# 13775

    # 13775

    BOUGAINVILLE, Louis-Antoine, Comte de (1729-1811)

    Autograph manuscript note by Bougainville on the “savages” of North America

    Circa 1801. Ink on watermarked wove paper, sheet 120 x 185 mm, folded and written on the first side only, in Bougainville's hand; clean and legible; the document is housed in an old portfolio of the Charavay auction house, Paris, marked in pencil Bougainville. Note ut. Sur les “Sauvages de l'Amerique septentrionale”. In 1801 the famous …

  • Florence Nightingale : autograph letter concerning a manuscript on the Aborigines of New South Wales
NIGHTINGALE, Florence (1820-1910)
# 13789

    # 13789

    NIGHTINGALE, Florence (1820-1910)

    Florence Nightingale : autograph letter concerning a manuscript on the Aborigines of New South Wales

    [London, October 1864]. Manuscript letter in the hand of Florence Nightingale, ink on single quarto sheet of wove paper with black mourning border, folded to form [4] sides 200 x 135 mm, written on two sides, headed London Oct. 5 / 64. and signed in full at the foot Florence Nightingale; the letter with short split …

  • [CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT] From Gallipoli.
[MASEFIELD, John, 1878-1967] Artist unknown.
# 12390

    # 12390

    [MASEFIELD, John, 1878-1967] ; Artist unknown.

    [CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT] From Gallipoli.

    [United Kingdom, c.1930]. Large octavo, original full dark blue morocco binding with triple gilt rule and ornament, spines with raised bands and lettered in gilt; inner boards with gilt rule; calligraphic manuscript in red, black and gold ink on vellum, [11] pages, each page with decorative borders in red, black and gold; the text comprises …

  • [OPERA] Ada Crossley : autograph letter, signed. To a fan about a fan.
CROSSLEY, Ada Jemima (1871-1929)
# 13935

    # 13935

    CROSSLEY, Ada Jemima (1871-1929)

    [OPERA] Ada Crossley : autograph letter, signed. To a fan about a fan.

    [Sydney : September, 1903]. Manuscript in ink, written on [2] sides of octavo size notepaper with the embossed letterhead of The Australia Hotel, Sydney; old horizontal fold; fine.  “Dear Miss Fox, Many warm thanks for your kind letter. With pleasure I will sign your fan – if you will leave it at the office. With …

  • [NAPOLEONIC WARS] Sir John Moore : autograph letter, signed
MOORE, John, Lieutenant-General (1761-1809)
# 13931

    # 13931

    MOORE, John, Lieutenant-General (1761-1809)

    [NAPOLEONIC WARS] Sir John Moore : autograph letter, signed

    Manuscript in brown ink on single quarto sheet of wove paper with watermarked date 1804, 215 x 190 mm, sent from the War Office, 25 October 1805, to an unknown recipient warning “that the objection to your publishing the precise Stations of the British Forces still subsists in full force.”; signed at the foot J. …

  • Ship’s logs for six consecutive voyages of the Carlisle Castle between London and Melbourne, 1885-87
PORTMAN, Arthur F.B.
# 13843

    # 13843

    PORTMAN, Arthur F.B.

    Ship’s log for six consecutive voyages of the Carlisle Castle between London and Melbourne, 1885-87

    Small quarto size notebook, limp flush-cut cloth (spine repaired with tape), approximately [140] pages of manuscript entries, comprising the abstract log kept by 2nd Mate Arthur Portman for each of six voyages of the cargo and passenger ship Carlisle Castle: London to Melbourne, May-August 1885; Melbourne to London, November 1885-February 1886; London to Melbourne, March-August 1886; Melbourne …

  • Manuscript poem about the non-availability of alcohol, possibly written in Changi POW Camp
Anon.
# 13853

    # 13853

    Anon.

    Manuscript poem about the non-availability of alcohol, possibly written in Changi POW Camp

    [Between 1942 and 1945?]. Manuscript in ink on a rectangular piece of thickish brown paper, 108 x 155 mm; verso with later annotation in pen in spidery handwriting Changi; numerous old fold lines indicating the paper was originally folded into a tiny rough square, approximately 45 x 40 mm; some foxing and staining and a …

  • Manuscript map of Australia, 1830-1835
Anon.
# 13681

    # 13681

    Anon.

    Manuscript map of Australia, 1830-1835

    Ink and wash on paper, 180 x 270 mm (sheet), verso blank; unmounted; a few toning spots, else fine condition. An attractive and relatively early manuscript map showing Australia and Van Diemen's Land, as well as Papua and parts of the Malay and Bismarck archipelagos. It was most likely drawn by a young student as …

  • Manuscript map of Australia and New Zealand, dated 1890
LEARD, Lizzie
# 13586

    # 13586

    LEARD, Lizzie

    Manuscript map of Australia and New Zealand, dated 1890

    Pen and ink on paper, 175 x 215 mm (sheet), signed and dated in lower margin “Lizzie Leard, Mar. 8th / 90”; verso blank; unmounted; some mild wear and a tiny amount of foxing to the edges, but a very well preserved example of a late nineteenth century child's map excercise.  A neatly executed map …

  • [CONVICTS; MANUSCRIPT] An atlas to Guthrie’s geographical grammar
# 1330

    # 1330

    [CONVICTS; MANUSCRIPT] An atlas to Guthrie’s geographical grammar

    [WITH A CONTEMPORARY TRANSPORTATION MANUSCRIPT ANNOTATION]. London : Barnard and Farley, 1815. Small octavo, contemporary half calf over marbled boards (very worn), title, one engraving of the Armillary Sphere, a defective copy with only 12 out of 30 hand coloured maps, free endpaper with lengthy pencilled inscription which reads as follows: Capt. Rd. Howlett sailed …

  • Dupetit-Thouars : autograph letter signed, dated October 1841
DUPETIT-THOUARS, Abel Aubert (1793-1864)
# 12252

    # 12252

    DUPETIT-THOUARS, Abel Aubert (1793-1864)

    Dupetit-Thouars : autograph letter signed, dated October 1841

    Single sheet, folding to form [4] sides, small octavo, manuscript in brown ink, headed Paris, 30 Octobre 1841, a note from Admiral Dupetit-Thouars to General Hecquet [1787-1872], advising him that he will soon receive the latest volumes of Dupetit-Thouars' monumental work Voyage autour du monde sur la frégate la Vénus, pendant les annees 1836-1839 (published by Casimir Gide …

  • Illustrated letterhead of The IXL Stove Works, Geelong
E. BLACKWELL & SON.
# 12542

    # 12542

    E. BLACKWELL & SON.

    Illustrated letterhead of The IXL Stove Works, Geelong

    Geelong : E. Blackwell & Son, IXL Stove Manufacturers and Patentee, [1906]. Letterhead with lithographed illustration, 250 x 185 mm (sheet), a manuscript business letter apologizing for delivery of a stove lacking a “name plate”; original folds; in fine condition. 

  • [DUMONT D’URVILLE] Vincendon-Dumoulin : autograph letter signed, to Casimir Gide, circa 1842
VINCENDON-DUMOULIN, Clément Adrien (1811-1858)
# 12253

    # 12253

    VINCENDON-DUMOULIN, Clément Adrien (1811-1858)

    [DUMONT D’URVILLE] Vincendon-Dumoulin : autograph letter signed, to Casimir Gide, circa 1842

    Single sheet, octavo, manuscript in brown ink, written on one side only, undated but probably 1842, a note from the hydrographer Vincendon-Dumoulin to Dumont d'Urville's publisher, Casimir Gide, suggesting an amendment to one of the maps in the fourth volume of Dumont d'Urville's Voyage au Pôle Sud (Vincendon-Dumoulin was the editor of the work, published in …

  • [MARITIME] Manuscript documents relating to the prize San Cristoforo, captured by HMS Anson, 1804

# 5668

    # 5668

    [GEORGE III]

    [MARITIME] Manuscript documents relating to the prize San Cristoforo, captured by HMS Anson, 1804

    The Spanish ship San Cristoforo was captured in the Mediterranean by HMS Anson, under the command of William Cracraft, on December 8 1804. She was carrying a cargo of hides and other products from Montevideo in the New World and was bound for Barcelona. The Anson was at the time acting independently of the rest …

  • G. Kenney, Originator of Apostolic Oratory, Impromptu Speaking, and Speaking Plainly for Stammerers.
KENNEY, G.
# 12113

    # 12113

    KENNEY, G.

    G. Kenney, Originator of Apostolic Oratory, Impromptu Speaking, and Speaking Plainly for Stammerers.

    [Melbourne : G. Kenny, 1917]. Manuscript letter on the illustrated letterhead of G. Kenney, Originator of Apostolic Oratory, Impromptu Speaking, and Speaking Plainly for Stammerers. Furlong's Music Studio, Royal Arcade, Melbourne, single quarto sheet, dated Sept. 1 1917, addressed to a client, Mr. H.G. Monot of Castlemaine, the letter containing Kenney's advice and encouragement, such …

  • [TEXTILES] École Municipale de Tissage [et de Broderie] de Lyon
POULAT, Emile; POULAT, Yves
# 11858

    # 11858

    POULAT, Emile; POULAT, Yves

    [TEXTILES] École Municipale de Tissage [et de Broderie] de Lyon

    Three manuscripts on the theory and practice of fabric manufacture (weaving and embroidery), compiled by two generations of scholar-workers studying at the renowned L'École municipale de tissage et de broderie de Lyon; the first volume, by Emile Poulat, titled Cours de théorie 1908-1909; the second and third volumes, by his son Yves Poulat, titled Cours de théorie …

  • [WIMMERA; EDUCATION] Certificate of Exemption from Compulsory Attendance.
VICTORIA. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.
# 11989

    # 11989

    VICTORIA. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

    [WIMMERA; EDUCATION] Certificate of Exemption from Compulsory Attendance.

    I hereby certify that Martha McFarlane has been educated up to the standard of education required by “The Education Act 1890.” Dated at Kellalac this 10th day of April A.D. 1895. N.A. Cavanagh, Inspector. Melbourne : Govt. Printer, 1895. Printed slip with manuscript entries, 105 x 140 mm, in good condition. The 1890 Act called …

  • Melbourner Deutscher Turn Verein. 71 Latrobe Street East.
DEUTSCHE TURNVEREIN MELBOURNE.
# 11301

    # 11301

    DEUTSCHE TURNVEREIN MELBOURNE.

    Melbourner Deutscher Turn Verein. 71 Latrobe Street East.

    … After the conclusion of last year's most sucessful series of Concerts held in connection with the Melbourner Deutscher Turn Verein, I take this opportunity of conveying my warmest thanks for your kind and voluntary services, to which the success of the Entertainments was mainly due … Your obedient servant, William Wiesbaden, Hon. Sec. January 1882. …

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    # 11283

    CAVERHILL, Jane Blackwood (née MACK)

    “Early life in Australia”, 1840 to 1889. Copy of journal written by Mrs. John Caverhill, née Mack

    Head of title: Greenburn, Reston, Berwickshire. 2nd October, 1881. [U.K. : circa 1920]. Disbound typed manuscript, recto only of 23 quarto leaves, preceded by a typed title page, the final page with typed explanation “Written by my Mother, Jane Blackwood Mack, who married John Caverhill, eldest son of William Cavehill Crichness Duns and Helen Caverhill née Mack …

  • Samuel Raymond Esq. deputy Sheriff of Port Phillip ... to William J. Sugden.
PORT PHILLIP. SUPREME COURT.
# 11190

    # 11190

    PORT PHILLIP. SUPREME COURT.

    Samuel Raymond Esq. deputy Sheriff of Port Phillip … to William J. Sugden.

    Foolscap folio, single sheet with manuscript entries, a warrant on Fieri Facias In Assumpsit empowering William Johnson Sugden [Sheriff's Bailiff] to recover £106 10/- 3d from Joseph Gardiner Mack [innkeeper, Woolpack Inn, Corio] owed to the plaintiff, Henry George Ashurst [merchant, Queen's Wharf]; dated 7th May 1842; embossed court seal at lower right; signed by …

  • Samuel Raymond Esq. deputy Sheriff of Port Phillip ... to William J. Sugden.
PORT PHILLIP. SUPREME COURT.
# 11189

    # 11189

    PORT PHILLIP. SUPREME COURT.

    Samuel Raymond Esq. deputy Sheriff of Port Phillip … to William J. Sugden.

    Foolscap folio, single sheet with manuscript entries, a warrant on Fieri Facias In Assumpsit empowering William Johnson Sugden [Sheriff's Bailiff] to recover £142 7/- 7d from Peter Scott [butcher, Bourke Street] owed to the plaintiffs, Arthur and Cecil Birch [settlers, Seven Hills, Loddon River]; dated 7th January 1842; embossed court seal at lower right; signed …

  • Samuel Raymond Esq. deputy Sheriff of Port Phillip ... to William J. Sugden.
PORT PHILLIP. SUPREME COURT.
# 11188

    # 11188

    PORT PHILLIP. SUPREME COURT.

    Samuel Raymond Esq. deputy Sheriff of Port Phillip … to William J. Sugden.

    Foolscap folio, single sheet with manuscript entries, a warrant on Fieri Facias In Assumpsit empowering William Johnson Sugden [Sheriff's Bailiff] to recover £108 13/- 3 1/2d from E.D.F. Hamilton [settler, Moorabool, Geelong] owed to the plaintiff, James Purves [landholder, Swanston Street]; dated 13th May 1842; embossed court seal at lower right; signed by Raymond and …

  • [MANUSCRIPT] Valedictory poem written by a young man emigrating to Australia in 1872
BOYES, Alexander
# 10267

    # 10267

    BOYES, A. [Alexander?]

    [TASMANIA; MANUSCRIPT] Valedictory poem written by a young man to his sweetheart, 1872

    Manuscript in ink, single foolscap sheet of wove paper with Britannia and crown watermark, written on both sides, recto with pen, pencil and wash illustration and calligraphic title at the head Remember Me / Written & com/sd By A. Boyes to S.A.W. July/72; original folds with some short tears, mild corner creasing, but complete, clean and …

  • Railway Hotel, Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria, Australia : manuscript accounts book, 1870-72
[DICKMANN, H.A.]

# 9826

    # 9826

    [DICKMANN, H.A.]

    Railway Hotel, Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria, Australia : manuscript accounts book, 1870-72

    Octavo, contemporary vellum boards (upper board detached, boards heavily rubbed and lacking backstrip, old tape marks, one half of brass clasp still attached at fore-edge), upper board inscribed in contemporary hand Railway Hotel Swan Street Richmond Victoria Australia from 21 Novmbr 1870 to 12 April 1872 by H.A. Dickmann Proprietor Book 1225, marbled endpapers and …

  • Brilliant lies (inscribed copy)
WILLIAMSON, David

# 9848

    # 9849

    WILLIAMSON, David

    Brilliant lies (Williamson’s own inscribed copy of the opening night programme)

    Small quarto, 240 x 145 mm, illustrated stiff wrappers (mild creasing), inscribed by the playwright on the title page 'I certify that this program is the one I used on the opening night performance in Melbourne on Sat. May 29th 1993. David Williamson'; accompanied by a holograph letter from Williamson to writer and film-maker Irina …

  • Tasmanian letters : 1824-1852
RICHARDS, Jack

# 9206

    # 9206

    RICHARDS, Jack

    Tasmanian letters : 1824-1852

    Christchurch, N.Z. : [The author], 1955. First edition. Small quarto, cloth backed papered boards, roneo printed, 36 pp (printed one side only), illustrated, a fine copy of this scholarly study of Tasmania's early postal history.