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Sir John Ferguson collection of papers of John Fawkner, 1810-1869 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2232067
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Fawkner, John Pascoe, 1792-1869
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1810-1869] 
0.45 m. (1 box) + 1 folio box. 
Summary

The papers comprise legal documents such as agreements between Fawkner and Joseph Robins (1852), E. M. Sayers (1842), and Fred Hinton (1842); diaries (1859, 1860), a Rent Book (1866); insurance policies, receipts, invoices; petitions to Fawkner concerning the Amended Insolvency Bill (1867) and the Mining Law Amendment Bill (1865); and a few letters to Fawkner from town clerks, the Treasury Department, and the Melbourne Public Librarian, Augustus Tulk. A second group of papers consists of cuttings, photographs and factual accounts of Fawkner sent to Sir John Ferguson by Mrs A. E. Walsh, whose husband was related to Fawkner. In addition there are typescript notes on the Colder manuscripts (held in the La Trobe Library, Melbourne), issue no. 1 of The Freeholder and Convention Expositor (8 Jan 1858) and typescript extracts from Fawkner manuscripts also held in the La Trobe Library. Finally there is a large album (kept in folio run) containing early maps of Melbourne, receipts from sales of Fawkner's land, original copies of Vol. 1/no. 1 and Vol 1/no. 10 and two facsimile copies of Vol. 1/no. 2 of Fawkner's The Melbourne Advertiser (1838) and a copy of the Leader (June, 1862)(1 box, 1 folio box).

Biography/History

John Pascoe Fawkner arrived at Port Phillip Settlement in 1835 and established a store and hotel. Three years later he published the Melbourne Advertiser, in 1839 the Port Phillip Patriot, and in 1840 the Geelong Advertiser. From 1851 until his death in 1869, Fawkner was a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 3337.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-232701858

Source of Acquisition Sir John Ferguson Collection. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia C533

Subjects Fawkner, John Pascoe, 1792-1869 -- Archives.  |  Pioneers -- Victoria -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1810-1869 
Occupation Pioneers.

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