John Rae - Letterbook, 1840-1854

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Record title

John Rae - Letterbook, 1840-1854

Call numbers

MLMSS 6998

Record identifier

YRlZ8lVn

John Rae - Letterbook, 1840-1854

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John Rae - Letterbook, 1840-1854

Full title

John Rae - Letterbook, 1840-1854

Author / Creator

Date

1840-1854

Call Numbers

MLMSS 6998

Record Identifier

YRlZ8lVn
Physical Description

Contents

1 box - 0.1 Meters

Textual Records - (manuscript)

Other Descriptions

Level of description

Fonds

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Issue Copy

Microfilm : CY 4131, frames 1-761 (MLMSS 6998)

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

A copy press letterbook containing copies of letters sent by John Rae, 16 May 1840-20 July 1854. Most of the letters are addressed to his parents and brothers and sisters in Aberdeen, Scotland. In these letters Rae writes about his personal affairs, his lectures at the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, his experiments with various photographic tec...

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

John Rae - Letterbook, 1840-1854

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

Author / Creator

NOTES

General note

The letterbook is inscribed inside the front cover: 'John Rae accountant Sydney 1840'. Some pages have been removed, and references to the missing letters have been removed from the index.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Acquired from Hordern House in 2000

Administrative / Biographical history

John Rae (1813-1900), public servant, author, artist and photographer, was born in Aberdeen in 1813. After an early career in the law, he came to Australia in 1839 as secretary and accountant to the North British Australasian Loan and Investment Company. In 1843 Rae became the first full-time town clerk of Sydney, a position he held until 1857. Fro...

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PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

MLMSS 6998

Record Identifier

YRlZ8lVn

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/YRlZ8lVn

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Reference code

404539

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