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Birks family papers, chiefly letters received from Susannah Watson, 1857-1883

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Birks family papers, chiefly letters received from Susannah Watson, 1857-1883

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MLMSS 6010

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1Jkop8DY

Birks family papers, chiefly letters received from Susannah Watson, 1857-1883

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Birks family papers, chiefly letters received from Susannah Watson, 1857-1883

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Birks family papers, chiefly letters received from Susannah Watson, 1857-1883

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Date

1857 - 1883

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MLMSS 6010

Record Identifier

1Jkop8DY
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0.02 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript

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Fonds

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Out of copyright

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Issue Copy

Microfilm : CY 3575, frames 26-133 (MLMSS 6010)

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Contents

23 manuscript letters, most on single leaves with franked envelopes, written between 28 June 1857 and 10 April 1883 to members of the Birks family in Nottinghamshire, England. 15 of the letters are from Susannah Watson of New South Wales to her daughter Mary Ann Birks. Writing from various places in the Southern Tablelands including Braidwood, Shoa...

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Birks family papers, chiefly letters received from Susannah Watson, 1857-1883

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CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from Sotheby's, London, July 1995

Exhibited in

Women Transported : Life in Australia's Convict Female Factories

Administrative / Biographical history

The Birks family of Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, included Abraham and his wife Mary Ann, née Watson. Mary Ann’s mother, Susannah Watson, had been convicted of stealing in 1828 at Nottingham Quarter Sessions and sentenced to transportation for 14 years. She arrived in the colony of New South Wales in 1829 on board the ‘Princess Royal’ and remained in New South Wales until her death in 1877.

Reference:
The Female Factory Online. “Susannah Watson”. Accessed 20 October 2020. https://femalefactoryonline.org
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MLMSS 6010

Record Identifier

1Jkop8DY

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95300

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