Collection RS60 - Barnard Family Papers

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Barnard Family Papers


  • 1813-1838 (Creation)

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6 files

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James Barnard (1809 - 1897) was the son of John George Barnard of Blackfriars, London, a printer and, a freeman of the City of London Company of Stationers. James was apprenticed to his father to learn the printing trade in 1825. In 1838 he was appointed Government Printer , VDL. and arrived in Hobart with his wife and sister on the Pyramus in March 1839. He lived and worked in Macquarie Street (Surrey House). As well as a daughter, Emily, he had three sons, James, Henry Sultzer and Charles E. born in Tasmania. He was a member of the Royal Society of Tasmania for 56 years and seldom missed a meeting. He assisted in the establishment of the Tasmanian Museum and Public Library, and was the first chairman of the Queen's Domain Committee, and for many years a member of the Church of England Synod

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Collection consists of letters and other personal documents belonging to John and James Barnard

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

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