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Reminiscences of my life and times in Australia, [1877-1878] [manuscript]
Bib ID 2057694
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Lang, John Dunmore, 1799-1878
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description [1877-1878] 
4 cm. ; 1 v. 
Summary

The volume is a proof copy of a portion (p. 1-192) of John Dunmore Lang's autobiography written in 1877, the year before his death. This section, together with other parts of the autobiography, were published as 'Reminiscences of my life and times both in the church and state in Australia for upwards of fifty years', edited and with an introduction and notes by D.W.B. Baker (Melbourne, Heinemann, 1972). This proof copy corresponds to p. 20-173 of Baker's book and contains handwritten corrections and annotations by John Dunmore Lang (eg p. 6, 164) and his wife, Wilhelmina Lang (eg p. 19, 28, 42). The front cover is inscribed 'Folio 1 to 192 of Dr Lang's Work'. The volume is inscribed 'To Mifs Sophia Lyre, With Love, from Wilhelmina Dunmore Lang, Widow of Author, Sydney 9th November'

Biography/History

Clergyman, politician, educationist, immigration organiser, historian, anthropologist, journalist and gaolbird. Lang was born in Scotland on 25 August 1799, educated at Glasgow University and immigrated to Sydney in 1823 where he became the first Presbyterian minister. In 1827 Lang made the first of 9 return trips to England and in 1830 he married his cousin, Wilhelmina Mackie. Lang died in Sydney on 8 August 1878 after a controversial life of involvement with the church, education, immigration and politics. (Ref.: Australian Dictionary of Biography)

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: NLA MS 1670.

Related Material Associated materials: Additional manuscripts are located in Mitchell Library, Sydney. 
Subjects Lang, John Dunmore, 1799-1878 -- Archives.  |  Lang, Wilhelmina Dunmore -- Correspondence.
Time Coverage 1799-1878 

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