Series 12: James Hassall, letter book, 1827-1846, 1862-1870

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Provenance Note

Microfilm copy available at CY 2129, frames 215-303. Digitised from the microfilm copy in 2019.

Background Note

Letter book of James Hassall, being manuscript copies of letters sent and copies of some letters received, mainly concerning business matters and transactions. Letters are written from Parramatta and later 'Matavai'. The last few letters in the volume are from 'Wotong Vale' in Victoria, some sent or received after the death of James Hassall in 1862. Letters discuss business matters including the sale of bales of wool from James Hassall's properties, usually shipped to an agent in London and sold at auction; the sale, purchase, and leasing of property; copies of an application for convict labour; listing of properties owned by James Hassall (1836); listing of convicts currently employed by Hassall, including the convict's name, ship, and trade or occupation; and copies of letters concerning financial transactions. The end of the volume contains narrow portions of each page used as butts for receipts or vouchers issued to individuals for goods and services; each butt includes a number, name, amount, goods or service, and date of issue (1844-1846).

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Hassall Document 12
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