Collection RS25 - Boyes: Diaries and letters of G.T.W.B. Boyes

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Boyes: Diaries and letters of G.T.W.B. Boyes


  • 1823-1858 (Creation)

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13 diaries + microfilm & 3 files

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George Thomas William Blamey Boyes (1787-1853), public servant and diarist, was born probably at Stubbington, Hampshire, England, the son of George Thomas Boyes of Winchester. After education by various private tutors, in 1809 he took his first public post in the Commissariat Department of the army. From 1810 to 1815 he served under Wellington in the Peninsular war.
In 1818 Boyes married Mary Ediss. In 1823 the Treasury appointed him deputy assistant commissary general in New South Wales. For more information see :

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Presented to the Royal Society of Tasmania j by C.E. Boyes 1941-6.

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Collection consists of handwritten diaries and personal family correspondence. The Boyes diaries are detailed and include waspish comment on his contemporaries. His letters to his wife are also informative.

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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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W. D. Hudspeth, Hudspeth Memorial Volume: An Introduction to the Diaries of the Rev. Robert Knopwood, A.M., and G.T.W.B. Boyes (Hob, 1954) -

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R. Crossland, ‘The Boyes Diaries’, Papers and Proceedings (Tasmanian Historical Research Association), vol 3, no 3, May 1954, pp 46-51

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The diaries and letters of G.T.W.B. Boyes. Volume 1. 1820-1832 / edited by Peter Chapman.

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G. T. W. B. Boyes letters (State Library of New South Wales).

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HE Apr.2020




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