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Papers of Edward and Benjamin Towle 1852-1858 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2692809
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Towle, Edward, 1820-
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1852-1858 
3 cm. (3 folders) 
Summary

Diaries and correspondence. The diaries were kept by Benjamin Towle, describing the journey from Liverpool to Australia in 1852, including comments about St Helena, where the ship berthed for coal on the Liverpool to Capetown leg of the journey; and a visit to Java and Singapore in 1853. The letters of Edward and Benjamin Towle to their mother and sister contain news from the goldfields at Creswick and Ballarat.

Partial contents
  • (1) An account of a visit to Java and Singapore from Australia
  • (2) An account of part of a journey to Australia in the Steamship "Great Britain", 1852: Liverpool to Capetown.
 
Biography/History

Edward and Benjamin Towle sailed on SS Great Britain for the Australian goldfields in 1852. Benjamin Towle died in Australia in 1853 and Edward Towle returned to England.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9576

Available also on microform at National Library of Australia: mfm M2345

Cited In

AJCP Handbook Part 8 Miscellaneous Series, 3rd ed.

Reproduction Photocopies and typescripts. 
Subjects Towle, Edward, 1820- -- Diaries.  |  Towle, Benjamin, 1818-1853.  |  Towle, Edward, 1820- -- Correspondence.  |  Great Britain (Ship)  |  Voyages and travels.  |  Ballarat (Vic.) -- History.  |  Saint Helena -- Description and travel.
Other authors/contributors Towle, Benjamin, 1818-1853

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