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Charles Joseph La Trobe collection of illuminated addresses

Identifier(s): MS 10106

 Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises eleven addresses presented to La Trobe on his appointment as Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria, 15 July 1851; and ten addresses presented on the occasion of his departure from Victoria, 6 May 1854. They were presented by government bodies, societies, churches, and professional groups. The collection also includes a copy of addresses reprinted from the Victorian Government gazette, 9 May 1854.

Dates

  • 1851-1854

Restrictions

Available for reference.

Biographical Information

Charles Joseph La Trobe was Superintendent of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales from 1839 to 1851, and Lieutenant-Governor of the new colony of Victoria from separation in 1851 until his departure from Australia in 1854. He was influential in many of Melbourne's government bodies and one of a number of eminent figures keen to foster the development of cultural institutions in Melbourne.

Extent

60 cm.

Language

English

Provenance

More information may be available about the provenance of this collection.Contact the Library for more information
Title
Guide to the Charles Joseph La Trobe collection of illuminated addresses
Status
Completed
Author
Greg Gerrand
Dates
2009
Description rules
Aacr2, Lcsh
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository details

Part of the Australian Manuscripts Collection, State Library Victoria Repository

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