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Papers of Percy J. Marks, 1793-1942 (bulk 1813-1936) [manuscript]
Bib ID 1598482
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Marks, Percy J. (Percy Joseph)
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1793-1942] 
0.4 m. (2 boxes) + 1 folio box + 1 security binder. 
Summary

The collection is composed of the following items: 1. Various newspaper clippings (ca. 1930s) dealing with Australian currency and the Union Bank of Australia. 2. Book by Coleman P. Hyman, published in 1893, entitled: "An account of the coins, coinages and currency of Australasia". Interspersed between the book's pages are newspaper articles and photocopied examples of early Australian notes and currency. 3. Photographs and glass negatives of early Australian notes and currency. 4. Album entitled: "Early Australian paper currency notes (originals and photographs) exhibited by Percy J. Marks" and the manuscript "Australian paper currencies" by Marks (NLA has 3 copies of the latter).

Collection content continued: 5. Correspondence to and from various publishing houses pertaining to the publication of his manuscript. Also present are various other letters. 6. Box of medals (most from N.S.W. and Great Britain, some dating from 1878 to the First World War) and commemorative coins (one celebrating the opening of the first Federal Parliament in 1901 by the Duke and Duchess of York and another, the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge).

Biography/History

Lawyer, numismatist and founding President of the Jewish Historical Society. Died 1941.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 1537.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-244988964

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Marks, Percy J. (Percy Joseph) -- Archives.  |  Union Bank of Australia -- History.  |  Australia. Parliament -- Anniversaries, etc.  |  Paper money -- Australia -- History.  |  Promissory notes -- Australia -- Specimens.  |  Paper money -- Fiji -- Levuka.  |  Paper money -- Tasmania.  |  Coinage -- Australia -- History.  |  Coins, Australian -- History.  |  Money -- Australia -- History.  |  Bank notes -- Australia -- History.  |  Medals -- Great Britain.  |  Medals -- New South Wales.  |  Commemorative coins -- Australia.  |  Merchants -- Tasmania.  |  Merchants -- New South Wales.  |  Sydney Harbour Bridge (Sydney, N.S.W.) -- Anniversaries, etc.
Time Coverage 1793-1942 
Occupation Authors.
Other authors/contributors Hyman, Coleman P
Also Titled

Account of the coins, coinages and currency of Australasia

Early Australian paper currency notes (original and photographs) exhibited by Percy J. Marks

Australian paper currencies

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