Campbell And Child Family Ephemera, Sydney
Campbell And Child Family Ephemera, Sydney
Campbell And Child Family Ephemera, Sydney
Campbell And Child Family Ephemera, Sydney
Campbell And Child Family Ephemera, Sydney
Campbell And Child Family Ephemera, Sydney
Campbell And Child Family Ephemera, Sydney
Campbell And Child Family Ephemera, Sydney
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Campbell And Child Family Ephemera, Sydney

c1840s-1870s. Group of five items comprising a colour lithograph valentine’s card addressed in ink and postmarked “General Post Office, Sydney, Feb. 17, 1840”, William Campbell’s visiting card, a newspaper cutting of an obituary, an ambrotype and a miniature oil portrait, most items accompanied by typed caption slips, sizes from 3 x 2.4cm to 23.1 x 18.9cm. Tears, creases to card; ambrotype accompanied only by brass mat (no case); surface loss, crazing to miniature.

The valentine’s card was sent by William Campbell to Martha Bean. The obituary is for William Campbell and his wife Martha, of Redfern, aged 32 and 31 “leaving four children, the eldest only 6 years of age.” William Campbell migrated to Australia from County Antrim, Ireland, in the 1830s, and was a solicitor in the Criminal Crown Solicitors office in Pitt St, Sydney. He married Martha Bean 1845; they both died in June 1852, and were survived by four children. In 1875, their daughter Augusta Mary Georgia Campbell married Henry George Child (Jnr), pictured as a boy with his father in the ambrotype, and as a grown man in the miniature. Additional information appears on accompanying slips.

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Item #CL174-13

Price (AUD): $3,300.00  Other currencies

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