Collection UQFL188 - Carlin Family Papers

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Carlin Family Papers


  • 1835-1974 (Creation)

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1 parcel.

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Oriel C. Morris (nee Flewell-Smith) was born on 21 October 1922, the daughter of Bernard and Mary Ethel Carlin 'Molly' Flewell-Smith (nee Darling). Her mother was the daughter of Charles Alfred and Ethel Maud 'Nettie' Darling (nee Carlin). Charles Alfred Darling was the son of South Australian merchant and grain exporter John Darling (1831-1905). Nettie Carlin was the daughter of Frederick Benjamin and Sarah Carlin (nee Brooke). The Carlins came to South Australia from London in 1847 and established themselves as storekeepers at Port Lincoln.
Oriel Flewell-Smith attended Ipswich Girls Grammar School. On 5 January 1944 she married Murrell Pinckney Morris, a US Army officer stationed in Brisbane. In 1945 she gained a medical degree from the University of Queensland. Following their move to the United States, Murrell Morris gained a PhD in Chemistry from LSU in Baton Rouge, Lousiana. From 1950 to 1959 the couple and their three daughters lived in Puerto Rico, where Oriel Morris practiced medicine in Mayaguez. In 1959 they moved to Arlington, Virginia. Two years later Oriel Morris completed a residency in internal medicine in Washington, DC and joined Group Health Association, where she practiced medicine for over 25 years. In retirement she enjoyed tennis, travel, cultural arts and family. She died on 2 September 2012.
For further information, see the obituary in Charleston Post & Courier, 5 September 2012.

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Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1849-1974
Collection previously titled as Oriel Morris Papers
Collection alternatively titled as: Oriel Morris Collection.

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The Carlin Family Papers contain the correspondence of Sarah Carlin (nee Brooke) and her husband Frederick Benjamin Carlin, their daughter Ethel Maud 'Nettie' Darling and her daughter Mary 'Molly' Flewell-Smith. The papers were collected together by Oriel C. Morris, the daughter of Mary Flewell-Smith.
The earliest correspondence contained here are letters from friends and family received by Sarah Brooke before her marriage to Frederick Benjamin Carlin. The Carlins emigrated to South Australia in ca. 1849 and the correspondence contains letters written and received by them and from their families in England, including letters Sarah Carlin sent to her parents William and Dinah Brooke. The papers also contain letters received by the Carlins daughter Ethel Maud 'Nettie' Darling (nee Carlin). This includes letters from her husband Charles Alfred Darling and her daughter Mary Ethel Carlin 'Molly' Flewell-Smith (nee Darling) . There is also some genealogical material compiled by Oriel Morris (nee Flewell-Smith) tracing the Carlin (1792-1850) ; The papers also contain a couple of unidentified photographs, Masonic membership certificates from London as well as a facsimile issue of the 'London Post' from 1745.

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  • English

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Revised, JH, 16-Apr-2020
Updated to reflect new housing, Amanda Main, 6-Dec-2019
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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  • Parcel: UQFL188, Parcel 1