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Papers of Sir Josiah Symon, 1820-1959 (bulk 1860-1939) [manuscript]
Bib ID 2261011
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Symon, Josiah, Sir, 1846-1934
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1820-1959] 
23.05 m. (53 boxes) + 10 fol. boxes + 9 elephant fol. items. 

Collection of correspondence, memoranda, notes, cuttings, publications covering every phase of Symon's life: his legal practice, political career in S.A., involvement in Federation & the Federal Conventions & the Senate. Papers reflect his literary, educational, social and philanthropic interests, & include his published addresses as a Shakespearian scholar, his assoc. with the Universities of Sydney & Adelaide & the S.A. State Library, & his benevolent interests, Stirling, Scotland. Correspondents include Richard Baker, Edmund Barton, J. Langdon Bonython, James Boucaut, Lord Bruce, Joseph Chamberlain, J.C. Clemons, Joseph Cook, William Cullen, Alfred Deakin, Hugh Denison, John Downer, Andrew Fisher, John Forrest, Simon Fraser, Henry L. Galway, Robert Garran, Thomas Glassey, David Gordon, John Gordon, Lord Gowrie, Albert J. Gould, Samuel Griffith, Henry Gilbert, Ernest Holme, W.M. Hughes, William Irvine, Isaac Isaacs, C.C. Kingston, John Latham, Sidney Lee, Charles Lucas, P.J. Lynch, Mungo MacCallum, Edward Mitchell, George Murray, J.C. Neild, Alice Northcote, Lord Novar, R.E. O'Connor, George Pearce, George Pitt, Grenfell Price, E. Pulsford, H.R. Purnell, George Reid, William Sowden & Samuel Way.


Symon emigrated to South Australia from Scotland in 1866, studied law, admitted to S.A. Bar 1871 where he practised until 1923. Member S.A. House of Assembly, 1881-87; Attorney-General 1881; Member Federal Convention 1897-98; Senator for S.A. 1901-13, Attorney-General, 1904-05.


Manuscript reference no.: MS 1736.

Associated materials: Papers of the Symon Family, 1873-1998 (bulk 1860-1939) MS 10061 and Papers of Elizabeth Dyer relating to Sir Josiah Symon, 1897-1955 MS 10369.

Selected items are also available as microfilm.

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Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; C428.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Symon, Josiah, Sir, 1846-1934 -- Archives.  |  Lawyers -- South Australia -- Archives.  |  Politicians -- South Australia -- Archives.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1901-1914.  |  South Australia -- Politics and government -- 1851-1891.
Time Coverage 1820-1959 
Occupation Federal politicians.  |  Lawyers.  |  State politicians.

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