Thomas Townshend, first Viscount Sydney, letter received from John Shortland, 19 August 1797

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Thomas Townshend, first Viscount Sydney, letter received from John Shortland, 19 August 1797

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SAFE/MLMSS 6702 (Safe 1/191)

Record identifier

1wNWkL0n

Thomas Townshend, first Viscount Sydney, letter received from John Shortland, 19 August 1797

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Thomas Townshend, first Viscount Sydney, letter received from John Shortland, 19 August 1797

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Thomas Townshend, first Viscount Sydney, letter received from John Shortland, 19 August 1797

Date

19 August 1797

Call Numbers

SAFE/MLMSS 6702 (Safe 1/191)

Record Identifier

1wNWkL0n
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0.05 metres of textual material (1 box) - manuscript

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Contents

Autograph letter to Viscount Sydney signed by John Shortland, H.M.S. Reliance, Sydney Cove, 19 August 1797. In this seven page letter Shortland describes the visit, in 1796, of the Reliance and the Supply to the Cape of Good Hope where he and other officers bought supplies for the New South Wales colony including sheep, cattle and horses. He commen...

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Thomas Townshend, first Viscount Sydney, letter received from John Shortland, 19 August 1797

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NOTES

General note

The original letter is written on paper 22 x 18cm. A transcription of the letter, made in 1999, is available at MLMSS 6920.

Digital order no:Album ID : 823212

Microfilm copy available at CY 3991, frames 1-14

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from Christie's London, 29 April 1999

Administrative / Biographical history

John Shortland (1769-1810) arrived with the First Fleet as master's mate on the Sirius. His position was procured by his father (John Shortland, 1739-1803), naval agent to the transports, who also sailed with the Fleet. After five years Shortland went back to England, returning in 1795 as first lieutenant on the Reliance which brought newly appoint...

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SAFE/MLMSS 6702 (Safe 1/191)

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1wNWkL0n

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