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Guide to the The United Family Gazette and envelope, 1840-1895

Abstract

Collection comprises a handwritten copy of the Gazette (11 pgs, handstitched), plus an envelope. The Gazette contained a personal and detailed account of the marriage of Charlotte Elizabeth Octavia Collinson (1817-1850) to Charles Stansfield Rawson (1812-1863). The writer of the account was unidentified, but was probably one of Collinson's sisters. There are sections on the bridesmaids, ceremony, cake, wedding breakfast, and other celebrations, as well as desciptions of various family members. Rawson lived at Nether Wasdale, Cumberland, and married Charlotte at Boldon Church on Feb. 18, 1840. Later, two of their sons went to Queensland, where they made a fortune in ranching and pioneered the settlement of Mckay. The envelope, postmarked 1895, is illustrated and addressed to E. Rawson, Imperial Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Title
The United Family Gazette and envelope 1840-1895
Language of Materials
English
Extent
0.1 linear feet
Location
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Collection Overview

Collection comprises a handwritten copy of the United Family Gazette (11 pgs, handstitched), plus an envelope. The Gazette contained a personal and detailed account of the marriage of Charlotte Elizabeth Octavia Collinson (1817-1850) to Charles Stansfield Rawson (1812-1863). The writer of the account was unidentified, but was probably one of Collinson's sisters. There are sections on the bridesmaids, ceremony, cake, wedding breakfast, and other celebrations, as well as desciptions of various family members. Rawson lived at Nether Wasdale, Cumberland, and married Charlotte at Boldon Church on Feb. 18, 1840. Later, two of their sons went to Queensland, where they made a fortune in ranching and pioneered the settlement of Mckay. The envelope, postmarked 1895, is illustrated and addressed to E. Rawson, Imperial Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland.

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Contents of the Collection

United Family Gazette, 1840
Folder 1
Illustrated envelope addressed to E. Rawson, Imperial Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland, 1895

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the The United Family Gazette and envelope, 1840-1895, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Purchase, 2009

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, July 2010

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, September 2010

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2009-0096

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.