File F3533 - Letter from James O'Neil Mayne to William Alfred Jolly.

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Letter from James O'Neil Mayne to William Alfred Jolly.


  • 1927 (Creation)

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One of the University of Queensland's first and most significant benefactors, Dr James O'Neil Mayne and his younger sister, Mary Emelia Mayne, made the University's move to its current St Lucia site possible with donations amounting to sixty thousand pounds between 1927 and 1929. The money paved the way for the Brisbane City Council to resume 110 hectares of farming land at St Lucia for the University.

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Donated by Redland Museum

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Handwritten letter from James O'Neil Mayne to 'My dear Mr Mayor', William Alfred Jolly, thanking him for a photograph of St Lucia and discussing his aspirations for the University site. Double sided letter on 1 sheet, 16 cm, on 'Moorlands. Toowong' letterhead. Signed by James Mayne. Dated 22 Nov 1927. Accompanied by press cuttings about the donation of the letter to the Fryer Library by Redland Museum.

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  • English

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Revised, Linda Justo, 18-Nov-2021. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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