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Series:
Early Life of James Smith and Discovery of Tin at Mount Bischoff
Series Number:
Access:
Open
Start Date:
01 Jul 1947
Source:
Tasmanian Archives
Creating Agency:
01 Jul 182715 Jun 1897

25 Jul 188130 May 1969
How to Use:
These records are part of the Launceston Manuscript Collection and can only be viewed in Launceston.
Series notes:
Comprises a copy of a nine-page typescript by Ronald Edgar Smith (1881-1969) of biographical information on his father James "Philosopher" Smith and his discovery of tin at Mount Bischoff in December 1871. Includes a two-page covering letter addressed to the Mitchell Library, Sydney, and a newspaper article "Bischoff for sale".

These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives
Items:


Typed letter dated 11 July 1947 from R E Smith to Librarian, Mitchell Library, Macquarie Street, Sydney, re Mt Bischoff Tin Mine, Tasmania. Includes handwritten note "Copy for Public Library, Launceston, 28.8.47".
Copy of typescript of notes by Ronald Edgar Smith on his father "Early life of James Smith and discovery of tin at Mount Bischoff".
Newspaper article with title "Bischoff for sale". From The Examiner, 18 October 1947, page 4.