Papers [manuscript].


Barton, Edmund, 1849-1920. Papers [manuscript].

Papers [manuscript].

Papers, 1887-1919; with family papers, 1832-1867. Vol. ML MSS. 249/1: Index to correspondents compiled in the Mitchell Library. 8ff. Vol. ML MSS. 249/2: I William Barton, the elder, 1832-1845 Mainly letters received, re land and share dealings, mortgages. II William Barton, the younger, 1852-1867 Mainly correspondence re his work at Major's Creek, N.S.W., for Sheppard and Alger, 1852-1853. Vol. ML MSS. 249/3: III Sir Edmund Barton, 1887-1919. Correspondence, 1887-1919, mainly re political affairs in New South Wales, 1887-1901, the federation movement, legal affairs, 1903-1919, and personal matters. Correspondents include Sir Henry Parkes, 1887-1895 and Sir George Richard Dibbs, 1892. Vol. ML MSS. 249/4: Continuation of above, 1901-1919, being mainly personal letters with some re legal matters, 1903-1919. Vol. ML MSS. 249/5 : Miscellaneous papers, 1868-1902. MS. typescript, carbon typescript and printed. Include legal opinions, notes re federation, newscuttings re political affairs, 1887-1902.

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Barton, Edmund, 1849-1920 (person)

Sir Edmund Barton (1849-1920) was the first Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia, having previously been a leading advocate of Federation and one of the draftsmen of the Australian Constitution. He served as Prime Minister from 1 January 1901 until 23 September 1903, and then resigned to become the senior puisne judge of the newly-established High Court of Australia. From the description of Papers of Sir Edmund Barton [manuscript]. 1827-1940. (Libraries Australia). WorldCa...