National Library of Australia

<< Previous record  /  Next record >>
Record 4 of 28
You must be logged in to Tag Records
Papers of John Davies, 1875-1896 [manuscript]
Bib ID 720129
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Davies, John 1839-1896
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1875-1896] 
16 cm. 
Summary

The collection consists of a small amount of personal correspondence and documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, miscellaneous manuscript items, invitations and programmes. The correspondence and invitations in part concern Davies' association with a number of societies and organisations in Sydney, including the United Grand Lodge of N.S.W., the Grand Division of Sons of Temperance and the International Exhibition of 1879. The remainder includes congratulatory letters on Davies' award of a C.M.G. in 1880, five letters from Henry Parkes, several from L. W. Wallington, Governor Carrington's A.D.C., and one in Carrington's own hand. The papers also contain some handwritten poetry (including "The bounding kangaroo" and "Colonial athletes"); programmes, etc. relating to the celebration of Queen Victoria's Jubilee in June 1887; and two printed texts of speeches by Henry Parkes.

Biography/History

Alderman of Sydney, a member of N.S.W. Legislative Council, and was associated with the organisation of international exhibitions. Freemason. Created a C.M.G. in 1880.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 3484.

Source of Acquisition Sir John Ferguson Collection. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia C557

Subjects Davies, John 1839-1896 -- Archives  |  Politicians -- New South Wales -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1875-1896 
Occupation State and Territory politicians.

Online

    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.