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Letter by Ludwig Leichhardt to Emmeline Macarthur, 1846 Oct. 12 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1504452
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Leichhardt, Ludwig, 1813-1848
 
Description [1846] 
2 p. 
Summary

The letter to Miss Macarthur was written the day before Leichhardt left Stroud, N.S.W., on the first stage of his 500 mile journey to the Gulf of Carpentaria. Leichhardt warmly thanks Miss Macarthur for her kindness and entreats her to remember him in her prayers. Miss Macarthur, writing some years after Leichhardt's disappearance, has annotated the letter in her own hand, with reflections on the 1846-1847 expedition and that of 1848 before which she made her last contact with Leichhardt.

Biography/History

Emmeline Maria was the youngest daughter of Hannibal Macarthur of Parramatta. In 1847 she married George F. Leslie of Canning Downs. A few years after Leslie's death in 1860 she again married, to Captain Vigant De Falbe of the Danish Navy. She claimed to be the last woman to see Leichhardt before his final journey.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 2788.

Xerox copy.

Subjects Leichhardt, Ludwig, 1813-1848 -- Correspondence.  |  Macarthur, Emmeline Maria, 1828-1911 -- Correspondence.  |  Explorers -- Australia -- Correspondence.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration.
Time Coverage 1846 
Occupation Explorers.
Other authors/contributors Macarthur, Emmeline Maria, 1828-1911

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