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Historical Material relating to Benjamin Carvosso, William Witt and the Methodist Church
Series Number:
Start Date:
12 Dec 1825
End Date:
22 Jun 1977
Tasmanian Archives
Creating Agency:
19 Apr 190511 Jul 1984
How to Use:
Copyright in items 1 to 7 has expired. Copyright in the work NS1384/1/8 will expire 70 years after the death date of the author.
Series notes:
Includes letters, memoirs of Mrs Carvosso by her husband, account of the life of William Witt, petition seeking permission to marry and several publications.

These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives
System of Arrangement:
This material was given to Rev Max Stansall by the widow of Rev Pearce Barber. The first 2 items relating to the Carvosso family and the extract from "Australia to Tasmania" seem to have been with the Carvosso family, as a note inside indicates that they were originally in the possession of E L Brassington, daughter of Joseph Hobart Carvosso (Emma Louise Brassington, formerly Carvosso).

Copy of a letter written by B. Carvosso to Mr Jonas Dobson a local preacher in the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion (At Leeds) concerning the death of his son who was executed at Hobart Town, VDL, for murder
A Memoir of Mrs Carvosso wife of Rev. B. Carvosso written by Rev. Carvosso. It comprises six small books that are contained within a red vellum binder and identified as a single item. It also includes a memo from E.L. Brassington about the provenance.
Manuscript extract from "Australia & Tasmania", Rev. Robert Young's Journal Native Institution at Mount Franklin. ND
An account of his life by William Witt, born 31 Jan 1814, married 7 Oct 1833. Miss Harriet Hannah Merry arrived in Tasmania per Royal George Feb 1837. The journal was commenced in 1844 and the last entry is for Jul 1867.
Petition of Elizabeth Oxenham and Richard Beaumont seeking permission to marry.
Letter: Samuel Horton Campbell Town to Douglas, Chief District Constable Campbell Town requesting that Matthew Adie (Ticket of Leave holder) be excused from Muster.
History of Horton College, Tasmania by one of the boys (photocopy only)
Midland Methodism, the story of a hundred years, 1836-1936 : Ross, Campbell Town, Oatlands, Horton College, Tasmania by Pearce B. Barber (photocopy only)
A Service for use at Ross Methodist Church to celebrate the occasion of the last Methodist state gathering prior to Church Union.