[NEW SOUTH WALES] Manuscript letter written by a young female convict, Elizabeth Morris, sent to her father from Chester Gaol while awaiting transportation for life. 5 November, 1833; [and] a letter from the Governor of the Gaol, advising Elizabeth’s father on how he should present two petitions to have his daughter pardoned to his local MP. 24 January, 1834.
I. Folded letter sheet. Small quarto bifolium (207 x 160 mm), laid paper watermarked ‘Dewdney & Tremlett 1832’; manuscript in ink,  pp; headed ‘Chester, Nov 5th’, the letter is written in the hand of Elizabeth Cheatham (Morris), whilst in the Chester City Gaol where she was being held pending removal to the hulks prior …
FIRESIDE GAME COMPANY
Cincinnati, Ohio : The Fireside Game Company, 1896. Card game comprising a set of 52 cards (plus one spare “blank” card) with attractively designed chromolithograped backs, the fronts with maps and brief statistical information for each of the States of the Union; in the original box (93 x 66 x 20 mm), with the original folding …
[ROUPELL, William, 1831-1909]
Life and Confession of William Roupell, the Convict Forger and Perjurer. Written by himself. In Horsemonger-Lane Gaol, Surrey … Never before published.
London : printed by J. Samuels, 6 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, [1862?]. Chapbook, 185 x 130 mm, 16 pp; old vertical and horizontal folds, a small perforation at their intersection (which affects all pages but without loss of text), the first page with moderate foxing to the first few pages, else contents very good. …
[COMPTROLLER-GENERAL OF CONVICTS]
[TASMANIA] Convict record of Thomas Watson, sentenced at the Gloucester Assizes in August 1833 to 7 years transportation to Van Diemen’s Land; arrived on the John Barry, August 1834; remained in penal servitude until July 1845.
Single parchment sheet, 300 x 250 mm; manuscript in ink, densely written across 1 1/2 pages, the entries covering the period August 1834 to July 1845, written in many different hands and in different locations in Van Diemen’s Land; the prisoner’s physical description and background are entered in the upper margin recto, and beside it …
BEATTIE, John Watt (1859-1930)
Governor Davey’s Proclamation to the Aborigines, 1816. Presented to the Museum by Mr. A. Bolter, 1867.
[Circa 1890]. [Title from image]. Albumen print photograph of a lithograph held in the collection of the Tasmanian Museum; 260 x 180 mm, blind stamped J. W. Beattie, Photographer, Hobart at lower left; laid down recto of a leaf removed from a 19th-century album; some short edge tears and light foxing at top edge, otherwise in …
[VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. COLLECTOR OF INTERNAL REVENUE]
[TASMANIA; WINE] Licence issued to Messrs. Henty & Company, Launceston, in pursuance of An Act for the Licensing of Wholesale Dealers in Wine and Sprituous Liquors. January 1842.
[Hobart Town : s.n.], 1842. Foolscap folio, 330 x 200 mm, letterpress printed recto only on laid paper with Britannia watermark; the manuscript entries record the successful application by Messrs. Henty & Co., Launceston, for a licence ‘to be a Dealer, under the said Act, In Wine and in Brandy, Rum, Gin, Whiskey, Cordials, and …
MURDOCH, Peter (1795-1871); FORSTER, Matthew (1796-1846)
[TASMANIA; POLICE] Manuscript letter from the Police Magistrate at Richmond, Peter Murdoch, to the Chief Magistrate of Police in Van Diemen’s Land, alleging that six local constables have obtained rations from him by deception. June 1834.
Foolscap folio bifolium, 320 x 205 mm, manuscript in ink on laid paper watermarked ‘Clarke & Co. 1831’, 1 1/2 pages; autograph letter signed by Peter Murdoch, Chief Magistrate of Police at Richmond, addressed to the Chief Magistrate of Police in Van Diemen’s Land (Matthew Forster) in Hobart Town, headed ‘Richmond Police Office 16 June 1834’; …
[COMPTROLLER-GENERAL OF CONVICTS]
[TASMANIA] Convict record of John Jones, sentenced at the Lancaster Quarter Session in July 1837 to transportation for life to Van Diemen’s Land; arrived on the Neptune, January 1838; remained in penal servitude until April 1844.
Single parchment sheet, 330 x 200 mm; manuscript in ink, densely written on 1 page, the entries covering the period January 1838 to April 1844, written in several different hands and in different locations in Van Diemen’s Land; the prisoner’s physical description and background are entered in the upper margin recto; light staining and rubbing …
WENTWORTH, D'Arcy (jun.) (1793-1861)
[TASMANIA; POLICE; CONVICTS] Information and Complaint of William Campbell and John Riley, assigned servants to John Knight of King’s Meadows, and of fellow convict John McAlister, testifying against the convict Edward Silvey for the theft food, clothing and tools from Knight. Launceston, December 1840.
Foolscap folio, 320 x 200 mm, manuscript in ink on laid paper watermarked ‘Newton 1838’, 8 pages, original ribbon tie; the sworn testimonies of William Campbell and John Riley, assigned servants of John Knight, and of the convict John McAlister, in the case against fellow convict Edward Silvey (aka Selvey), a prisoner who stands accused …
CLARK, John; [FRIEND, Charles] [McGINNIS, James] [BICKERDIKE, Ruth] [FRANKS, William]
[TASMANIA; POLICE; CONVICTS] Record of summons for James McGinnes for a charge brought by the Chief District Constable, for allowing a transported female convict to unlawfully remain on his premises. Launceston, June 1836.
[Hobart Town : s.n.], 1836. Foolscap folio, 335 x 210 mm, letterpress printed recto only on laid paper watermarked ‘Harris & Tremlett 1834’; headed ‘Information. Van Diemen’s Land (To wit.)’ and dated 25 June 1836, the manuscript entries record that on 22 June, at Launceston, Charles Friend, the Chief District Constable, informed John Clark Esq., …
FORSTER, Matthew (1796-1846)
[TASMANIA; POLICE; CONVICTS] Manuscript letter from the Chief Magistrate of Police in Van Diemen’s Land, to the Police Magistrate at Richmond, re. directions given by the Colonial Secretary for keeping prisoner records. April 1833.
Foolscap folio, 320 x 200 mm, manuscript in ink on laid paper watermarked ‘J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1828’, 2 pages; written in a clerical hand and signed at the foot ‘M. Forster, CPM’ (Matthew Forster, Chief Police Magistrate), headed ‘Circular. Police Office, Hobart, 23rd April 1833’, addressed to ‘The Police Magistrate, Richmond’ (William Thomas Parramore); …
ELLIS, William H.; SHALVEY, James; GORDON, James (1779-1842)
[TASMANIA; POLICE; CONVICTS] Manuscript letter from William H. Ellis, Hobart Town, to the Chief Magistrate of Police of Van Diemen’s Land, seeking reimbursement for providing a member of the convict Field Police with clothing. April 1831.
Foolscap folio, 335 x 210 mm, manuscript in ink on laid paper watermarked ‘Gilling & Alford 1828’; 1 page autograph letter signed by William H. Ellis, headed Hobart Town, 11 August 1831, addressed to James Gordon Esq., Chief Police Magistrate: ‘I most respectfully request you will be pleased to stop from Constable Shalvey’s Salary the …
[GREAT BRITAIN. PARLIAMENT]
[TRANSPORTATION] An Act for the effectual Transportation of Felons and other Offenders ; and to authorize the Removal of Prisoners in certain Cases ; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.
[Drop-head title with coat of arms at head of text]. London : Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1784. Foolscap folio, 320 x 200 mm, disbound, pp 907-919, [1 blank], [1 colophon], [1 blank]; first leaf with toning to bottom margin, else a fine copy. The Transportation, etc. Act 1784 (24 Geo. 3 c. …
[Hobart Town : s.n., circa 1836]. Foolscap folio, 315 x 200 mm, letterpress printed recto only on laid paper with watermark ‘W. Warren 1836’; a colonial Government licence ‘to keep an Inn or a Public House … and to sell and retail therein Ale, Beer, and other Malt Liquors, and Wines, Cider, Ginger Beer, Spruce …
[VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. PRINCIPAL SUPERINTENDENT OF CONVICTS]
[TASMANIA; CONVICTS] Two printed sheets bearing six unused Ticket of Leave Passports. Van Diemen’s Land, 1850.
[Hobart Town : Police Office, 1850]. Foolscap folio bifolium, 340 x 205 mm, disbound, printed on  sides; each recto with the front sections of three Ticket of Leave Passports; headed Police Office. 185[-], these were to be completed in manuscript by the relevant authority under the sub-headings District, Date, Name, Ship, Date of Ticket …
Circa 1880. Two albumen print photographs, each in very large format 265 x 330 mm, mounted recto and verso of an album leaf of thick card from an Anson Bros. portfolio, with the studio’s imprint ‘Anson Bros. Hobart’ and printed calligraphic captions in the lower margins; both albumen prints in fine condition with good tonal …