Diary of Edmund Henry Lenthal Swifte


Title

Diary of Edmund Henry Lenthal Swifte

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Description

Diary of Edmund Henry Lenthal Swifte, that includes, ledgers, illustrations and historical notes.

Edmund Henry Lenthal Swifte was the grandson of Edmund Lewis Lenthal Swifte (cousin of Jonathan Swift) and son to Theophilus Godwin Swifte.

Edmund Henry Lenthal Swifte corssed Bass Strait and made his way to Ballarat in 1864. A farmer, financier and mine manager in Ballarat, Edmund was a founding member of the Australian Natives' Association, established to provide health benefits for native born Australians among other functions.

The diary has an illustration of a coat of arms titled, "Stultos sperno tacens sed vigilax."

Includes presentation inscription on title page: "EHL. Swifte a present from Simon Madden." Simon Madden was Edmund's brother in law.

Contains several inscriptions in Pitman shorthand.

Language

English

Type

Medium

Extent

1 diary with drawings. 32 cm

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No known copyright restrictions

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rb-jswift-006.pdf

Citation

Swifte, Edmund Henry Lenthal, 1841 - 1906, “Diary of Edmund Henry Lenthal Swifte,” Monash Collections Online, accessed February 16, 2019, http://repository.monash.edu/items/show/39501

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