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Letter from John Irvine to John Oliver, 23 January 1841

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Letter from John Irvine to John Oliver, 23 January 1841

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MLMSS 11298

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9qopK0p1

Letter from John Irvine to John Oliver, 23 January 1841

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Letter from John Irvine to John Oliver, 23 January 1841

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Letter from John Irvine to John Oliver, 23 January 1841

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Date

23 January 1841

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MLMSS 11298

Record Identifier

9qopK0p1
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0.01 metres of textual material - manuscript

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

Letter from John Irvine, Sydney, to John Oliver, Hawick, Scotland, 23 January 1841 describing the Australian Chess Club and life in the colony. Irvine also shares his opinion on the prospects of Oliver's son who was planning to migrate to Sydney, and warns against investing in the colony which was experiencing an economic depression at the time.

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Letter from John Irvine to John Oliver, 23 January 1841

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NOTES

Signature / Inscriptions

Signed: J. Irvine

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from Douglas Stewart Fine Books, December 2021

Administrative / Biographical history

John Irvine (1795-1844) was Assistant Commissary General for the Colony of New South Wales for four years until 1843 when he was reassigned to Hong Kong. Irvine died in Hong Kong on 1 February 1844.

Reference
Library correspondence file

The Australian Chess Club was formed in Sydney in 1840 and boasted some important Sydney identit...

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MLMSS 11298

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9qopK0p1

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9662521

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