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John Richardson letter

Identifier: Arch 0766
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a letter from John Richardson to his brother in Scotland, concerning his marriage, life in Woolston, and other matters.

Dates: 1899

John Richardson shipboard diary

Identifier: Arch 0358
Scope and Contents An unfinished diary by John Richardson (1846-1927) mainly written on board the West Australian, which sailed from Edinburgh to Wellington in 1864. The diary begins with John leaving Edinburgh on the 12th March and finishes unexpectedly on the 2nd May 1864 (it did not arrive in port until July 1st). The diary also includes song lyrics at the beginning of the volume. The handwriting is wonderfully clear and the diary contains an interesting account of day to day life upon the ship....
Dates: 1796-1906

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