Collection UQFL6 - A. Sparks Proprietry Limited Records

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A. Sparks Proprietry Limited Records


  • 1887-1971 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

13 boxes, 2 parcels.

Context area

Name of creator

(ca. 1880-ca. 1969)

Administrative history

A. Sparkes Pty. Ltd. registered as a Joint Stock Company (certificate of registration no 73 of 1922). The company owned Manumbar Station via Kinkombi, Kilkivan from the 1880s; and a number of butcher shops in Leichhardt Street, Spring Hill, and Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley up to the 1960s.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Records, 1887-1971
Collection alternatively titled as: A. Sparkes Pty Ltd. Collection.

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Scope and content

Diaries, financial records, stock records, correspondence, photos and some miscellaneous printed material.
The diaries record daily work done at the Station; weather and rainfall records are also sometimes included.
The financial and other records relate to both the station and the butcheries.

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System of arrangement

Series A: Diaries
Series B: Financial records
Series C: Stock records
Series D: Correspondence etc.
Series E: Miscellaneous records
Series F: Miscellaneous papers
Series G: Publications leaflets, etc.

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Unrestricted access.

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Language of material

  • English

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Letter book showing some memoranda of agreement is badly damaged.

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Libraries Australia ID

21260500 ; 63004977

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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