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Letter from James Butchart to Cecilia and Isabella Butchart, August 6, 1844
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written by James Butchart, fl. 1841-1853, in James Butchart Collection, of University of Melbourne. Archives , 8 page(s)
Story of being lost in the bush; is glad to hear that his family is migrating; tells them what to bring, and what to do on board; should get rid of Scots accent if they wish for jobs as governesses.
written by James Butchart, fl. 1841-1853, in James Butchart Collection, of University of Melbourne. Archives , 8 page(s)
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Letter from James Butchart to George Butchart, December 10, 1843
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written by James Butchart, fl. 1841-1853, in James Butchart Collection, of University of Melbourne. Archives (10 December 1843) , 6 page(s)
Shearing and shearers; wages; bush furniture; food; continuing insolvencies in town; methods of conducting money matters;. saved £49 in the last year (out of a wage of 50); mentions that they had thought of migrating to America; low cost of living in Victoria - prices of meat, wheat, tea and sugar; visit of Sir J...
written by James Butchart, fl. 1841-1853, in James Butchart Collection, of University of Melbourne. Archives (10 December 1843) , 6 page(s)
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Letter from James Butchart to George Butchart, February 1, 1845
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written by James Butchart, fl. 1841-1853, in James Butchart Collection, of University of Melbourne. Archives , 6 page(s)
Is upset that his family has apparently been deterred from migrating by something which James said in a letter; has bought and sold some sheep; wages; weather; grass fires; prices low; what they should bring if migrating.
written by James Butchart, fl. 1841-1853, in James Butchart Collection, of University of Melbourne. Archives , 6 page(s)
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Letter from James Butchart to George Butchart, September 4, 1842
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written by James Butchart, fl. 1841-1853, in James Butchart Collection, of University of Melbourne. Archives , 2 page(s)
More about the depression; may be his own master in four or five years; description of aborigines and their way of life; has been offered an overseer's job; has had no word from home yet.
written by James Butchart, fl. 1841-1853, in James Butchart Collection, of University of Melbourne. Archives , 2 page(s)
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Letter from James Butchart to Robert Butchart, May 5, 1844
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written by James Butchart, fl. 1841-1853, in James Butchart Collection, of University of Melbourne. Archives , 4 page(s)
Again urges his father to migrate; sheep prices rising because of the boiling-down system; may go to New Zealand when his term with Hepburn expires; squatters all annoyed at Gipp's proposed new licensing regulation.
written by James Butchart, fl. 1841-1853, in James Butchart Collection, of University of Melbourne. Archives , 4 page(s)
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Letter from James Butchart to Robert Butchart, October 23, 1842
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written by James Butchart, fl. 1841-1853, in James Butchart Collection, of University of Melbourne. Archives (23 October 1842) , 4 page(s)
Details of Capt. Hepburn's offer of a job, and his property; still no word from home.
written by James Butchart, fl. 1841-1853, in James Butchart Collection, of University of Melbourne. Archives (23 October 1842) , 4 page(s)
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Letter from James Butchart to Robert Butchart, September 24, 1843
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written by James Butchart, fl. 1841-1853, in James Butchart Collection, of University of Melbourne. Archives (24 September 1843) , 6 page(s)
Discusses the possibility of his father's emigrating; prospects; prices; estimates how much it would cost to stock a run and live for a year, what the following year's expenses would be, etc.; fortune-seekers bad for the colony; state of Hepburn's property; James now has 24 men working under him.
written by James Butchart, fl. 1841-1853, in James Butchart Collection, of University of Melbourne. Archives (24 September 1843) , 6 page(s)
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