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John Ernest Greenham Diaries

  • F1063
  • File
  • 1895-1916

Three diaries handwritten by John Ernest Greenham. The diaries are primarily accounts of his 10 months of travel in 1895.

Volume one has the title on the first page of the diary: 'Impressions of a Colonial : to be read without criticism'. This diary is of his voyage from Ipswich to London via Colombo and Suez Canal aboard the H.M.S. Ophir, from 20 March to 7 May 1895. Records his impressions of the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide during the voyage. On cover on bound volume: Students notebook; 70 leaves ; 21 cm.

Volume two has the title on the first page of the diary: 'Another innocent very much abroad : not to be read critically'. This diary is of his travels from London to Naples. It is handwritten in a commercially produced bound notebook; 256 pages ; 23 cm.

Volume three has the title on the first page of the diary: 'Palestine - Naples (continued) and trip to Australia'; on the verso of this title page is: 'To be read without criticism'. This volume gives an account of his time spent in 'The Holy Land' ; 106 pages ; 25 cm. Inserted at hand numbered pages 54 and 55 is a small sheet of music notation, 16 x 24 cm, dated 25.11.08. Inserted between hand numbered pages 56 and 57 are: 2 pages with handwritten list of names; 2 pages, folded in half with handwriting; and an incomplete envelope addressed to Greenham. Between handwritten pages 60 to 106 there is a list of organ solos performed by Ernest between February 1902 and August 1916.

Greenham, John Ernest, 1871-1917

Frank Gordon McKean letters

  • F1070
  • File
  • 1862-1867.

Letters to Frank Gordon McKean who left Elgen, Scotland in 1862 for Queensland. Includes examples of cross writing. Accompanying handwritten notes, on three leaves, by John Sutherlandlist the letters. Correspondence includes:
• Letter of introduction give to Frank from Alexander Munro to his brother Douglas Munro, a resident of Queensland;
• Anne Gordon of Elgen, his aunt;
• F. S. McKean, father of Frank;
• letters from Alexander Raff;
• Robert Mitchell;
• a letter from James Cook, Invercargill N.A. to Mrs McKean, which was forwarded to Frank;
• Charles B. Barff;
• letters from John R. Barff;
• portion of a letter from his mother;
• letter from John Fenwick forwarding mail from Mrs McKean (on the reverse is a circular issued by John Fenwish & Co, Brisbane 5 December 1864)

There are envelopes, partial and whole, most of which are addressed to Frank Gordon.

McKean, Frank Gordon

Conditional pardon and doll's chest of drawers

  • F1092
  • File
  • 1842 - 1844

Conditional pardon for Thomas Clarke, signed by Governor Gipps and registered on August 8, 1843 and a set of doll's drawers made by Clarke.

Clarke, Thomas

Letters from Emily Coungeau to Edith Mary England

  • F1291
  • File
  • 1927-1928.

Two handwritten letters with the address of Bribie Island, Moreton Bay, dated 1 Dec 1927 and 4 Feb 1928 to Edith Mary England, literary and personal. Letter of 1927 contains some biographical details.

Coungeau, E. (Emily), 1860-1936

Brisbane Shakespeare Society Miscellaneous Papers

  • F1460
  • File
  • 1923-1951.

Programmes, syllabi, correspondence, and circulars. Includes letter to J.J. Stable appointing him President of the Society (1923 Aug 4).

Brisbane Shakespeare Society

Diaries Of Allan William Nash

  • F1512
  • File
  • 1909-1915.

Three diaries written by Allan Nash from 1909 to 1915. Diary of 1909 and first part of 1914, records Allan Nash's daily life as a teacher and working on the farm in Gympie, Queensland. Diary of 1914 (second part) records Allan Nash's enlistment and training with 2nd Australian Light Horse, and their departure from Brisbane and landing in Egypt. Diary of 1915 records their deployment from Egypt to Gallipoli, landing there on 12 May 1915, and events at Gallipoli up till Allan Nash's death on 29 June 1915. This diary includes a few personal papers, and card from Mrs A W Nash of thanks for sympathy in loss of Major Allan Nash.

Nash, Allan William, 1879-1915

Blue rain

  • F1560
  • File
  • 1939-1987

Typescript poem by Ian Scott McDowall written before his death in 1945.
Accompanied by two leaves with brief notes about the author, by the donor, Kath Watson; written in or before 1987.

McDowall, Ian Scott, 1922-1945.

Prefatory sonnet [and] Christmas at the officers' mess (anniversary of Eureka stockade)

  • F1565
  • File
  • 1939-1945

Unpublished, two handwritten poems by John Manifold, undated. Accompanied by a typescript note from Kath Watson, signed, about the poems and their author, dated July 1979. Kath notes that she thought the poems were written when Manifold was serving in the British Army, somewhere in Africa.

Manifold, J. S. (John Streeter), 1915-1985

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