Nathan, Matthew, Sir, 1862-1939

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Sir Matthew Nathan (1862-1939) served as Governor of Queensland from December 1920 until 1925. During his term, he travelled extensively around Queensland. He also visited the southern states in 1922. He actively supported the boy and girl guide movements, sought to promote British immigration to Queensland and took an interest in the study of the Great Barrier Reef. He served as Chancellor of the University of Queensland 1922-26. He retired to his house at West Coker, Somerset and was high sheriff of the county to 1934.He died at West Coker on 18 April 1939. A portion of his library was donated to the John Oxley Library after World War II. [Reference: Australian Dictionary of Biography]

From the description of 7077 Sir Matthew Nathan Business Cards. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 755760225

Sir Matthew Nathan was Governor of Queensland from 1920 to 1925. He was also Chancellor of the University of Queensland from 1922 to 1926. His interests during his governorship of Queensland included local history and the origin of Queensland place names.

From the description of Letter, 1923 Dec. 11 [manuscript] : Government House, Brisbane, to W.J. Gall. 1923. (The University of Queensland Library). WorldCat record id: 62539860

From the description of Letter [manuscript] : Government House, Brisbane, to W.J. Gall. 1923. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 224487124

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creatorOf Wood, Evelyn, Sir, 1838-1919. Autograph letter signed : Harlow, to Sir M[atthew] Nathan, [no year] Jan. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers of Sir Matthew Nathan, KCMG (1862-1939), 1868-1939 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
creatorOf Nathan, Matthew, Sir, 1862-1939. Autograph letter signed : London, to T.J. Cobden Sanderson, 1913 Jul. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Nathan, Matthew Nathan Sir. OM84-46 Sir Matthew Nathan Records. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Watt, Thomas, Sir, 1857-1947. Autograph letter signed : London, to Sir Matthew [Nathan], [no year] Aug. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Nathan, Matthew, Sir, 1862-1939. Letter, 1923 Dec. 11 [manuscript] : Government House, Brisbane, to W.J. Gall. University of Queensland, UQ Library
creatorOf Nathan, Matthew. 7077 Sir Matthew Nathan Business Cards. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Du Maurier, Guy Louis Busson, 1865-1915. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Sir Matthew [Nathan], [n.d.] "Monday." Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Saunders, Charles James Renault, Sir, 1857-1931. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Sir Matthew [Nathan], 1909 Aug. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hobhouse, Charles Edward Henry, Sir, 4th bart., 1862-1941. Autograph letter signed : Cowes, Isle of Wight, to Matthew Nathan, 1909 Sept. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Nathan, Matthew Sir, 1862-1939. Letter [manuscript] : Government House, Brisbane, to W.J. Gall. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Papers of Sir Matthew Nathan, 1884-1938 The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House
creatorOf Durand, Henry Mortimer, Sir, 1850-1924. Typewritten letter signed : Lenox, Mass., to Sir Matthew Nathan, 1906 Sept. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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Birth 1862-01-03

Death 1939-04-18

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