- 1874-1920 (Creation)
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2 boxes, 2 parcels.
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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).
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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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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View images from Album of Queensland Flood Views, 1893 via UQ eSpace [link]
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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.