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Letter Regarding The Australian Agricultural Company (AAC)

1840. On one sheet, folded, signed and dated “Oct 8/40” in ink, 19.7 x 25.1cm (paper). Creases and slight tears to edges, old folds, foxing and stains overall.

The paper is watermarked “R. Munn & Co. 1837.” Letter addressed to Hon. E.D. Thompson, regarding the AAC, a fund for religious education, and The Peel River and Liverpool Plains Land Grants.

Phillip Parker King, son of Phillip Gidley King (third governor of NSW), was a renowned hydrographer and one of the first Australian-born to reach eminence outside the colony. He became Commissioner of the Australian Agricultural Company in 1839. It was a difficult period for the company, as attempts were made to break the monopoly in coal mining. The Peel River and Liverpool Plains Land Grants had been major holdings of the company. Ref: ADB.

NB: State Library of NSW has a copy of this original letter in their collection.

Item #CL169-11

Price (AUD): $1,450.00  Other currencies

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