Collection UQFL28 - Philp Family Papers

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Philp Family Papers


  • 1874-1920 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

2 boxes, 2 parcels.

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Biographical history

Together with the Burns family, the Philp family established Burns Philp (properly Burns, Philp & Co, Limited), a major Australian shipping line and merchant that operated in the South Pacific. The family included Sir Robert Philp (1851-1922) and his first wife Jessie Bannister (nee Campbell). They had two sons and five daughters. After the death of Jessie Philp, Robert Philp married Wilhelmina Fraser (nee Munro).

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1874-1920
Collection alternatively titled as: Philp family Collection.
Contains materials previously cited as: Album of Queensland flood views, 1893.

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Scope and content

Correspondence between Jessie & Robert Philp, and others; diaries; London theatre programmes and rowing regatta programmes; realia, albums (2 albums of postcards and one album of Queensland Flood 1893 views); family papers including marriage certificate, and brief history of Burns, Philp & Co. Ltd.

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

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Language of material

  • English

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Uploaded finding aid

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Existence and location of copies

View images from Album of Queensland Flood Views, 1893 via UQ eSpace [link]

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OCLC Number

223869294 ; 1096597695

Libraries Australia ID

25365237 ; 63005048

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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