Collection UQFL79 - Bell Family Papers

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Bell Family Papers


  • ca.1845-ca. 2019 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

7 boxes, 1 album, 2 parcels, 1 oversize folder

Context area

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Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, [ca.1845]-2001
Collection alternatively titled as: Bell Family Collection.

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Content and structure area

Scope and content

Photographs, correspondence, diaries, journals, newspaper cuttings, personal papers relating to the Bell Family, Jimbour Station, various Bell Family properties, Jimbour House, and its occupants.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Intellectual arrangement does not match physical arrangement. This collection has been rearranged in 2021 to move photographs to separate housing. Box, folder and item numbering from previous years not indicated in the 2021 rearrangement.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright applies.
Pre-1955 photographs: copyright expired.

Language of material

  • Australian Language
  • English

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Related units of description

Related manuscript material held in UQFL68 Charles Wilfred Russell Papers

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Publication note

This collection has been cited in: Schmidt, Robyn Joanne (1973). Joshua P. Bell as a reflection of the pure merinos in Queensland 1860-1880. Honours Thesis, The University of Queensland, School of History, Politics, Religion & Classics.

Notes area


Material in this collection may contain culturally sensitive words or descriptions.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are warned that this collection may contain images of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased.

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Libraries Australia ID

63004934 ; 21260402

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, SJB, 18-Nov-2022.
Revised, Linda Justo, 18-Nov-2022, 16-Nov-2022. Revised, Linda Justo, 18-Aug-2021. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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Physical storage

  • Box: UQFL79 Box 1
  • Box: UQFL79 Box 2
  • Box: UQFL79 Box 3
  • Box: UQFL79 Box 4
  • Box: UQFL79 Box 5
  • Box: UQFL79 Box 6
  • Box: UQFL79 Box 7
  • Oversize folder: UQFL79 Oversize folder 1
  • Parcel: UQFL79 Parcel 1
  • Parcel: UQFL79 Parcel 2
  • Album: UQFL79 Album 1