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Papers of Sir Timothy A. Coghlan, 1878-1959 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2619134
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Coghlan, T. A. (Timothy Augustine), 1855-1926
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1878-1959] 
2.01 m. (9 boxes) + 1 fol. box. 
Summary

MS 6335 comprises correspondence, letterbooks, 1906-1915, personal documents, invitations, programs, publications, newspaper cuttings, photographs, notebooks and a typescript autobiography. The family correspondence comprises many letters from Coghlan's wife Helen and his children Austin and Marjorie. The general correspondence, 1878-1926, includes letters to or from Sir Henry Parkes, Sir George Dibbs, Alfred Deakin, Sir Joseph Carruthers, B.R. Wise, R.E. O'Connor, Sir George Reid, Sir Charles Dilke, Andrew Fisher, W.W. Hughes, N.C. Lockyer, William Macleod, J.W. Holliman and J. Le Gay Brereton (9 boxes, 1 fol. box).

Biography/History

Statistican, public servant and writer. Timothy Augustine Coghlan was born in Sydney in 1855. He served as the first government statistician of New South Wales, 1886-1905, until appointed as New South Wales agent-general in London, 1905-1926. Coghlan was the author of Wealth and progress of New South Wales (1887), Labour and industry in Australia (1918) and many other works. He was also a member of many associations and government advisory bodies. Further biographical information at http://trove.nla.gov.au/people/617455

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 6335.

Also available on microfilm at the National Library of Australia Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room at mfm M 807-814. An "album of criminals", the original of which is not in MS 6335, is held at mfm M 828.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia, E39.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (4 p.) available in the Pictures and Manuscripts Reading Room. 
Subjects Coghlan, T. A. - (Timothy Augustine), - 1855-1926 - Archives.  |  Coghlan family - Archives.  |  Statisticians - New South Wales - Archives.  |  Government executives - New South Wales - Archives.  |  Economics historians - Australia - Archives.  |  New South Wales - Statistics, Vital.  |  Australia - Economic conditions - 1788-1900.  |  New South Wales - Officials and employees - Archives.
Time Coverage 1878-1959 
Occupation Statisticians.  |  Public officers.  |  Immigration agents.  |  Historians.
Other authors/contributors Coghlan family

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