The collection was bequeathed to the people of Tasmania by Henry Allport in 1966. Relevant manuscripts are infrequently added to the collection.
Geografische en culturele context
Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid
Officer in charge: Manager, State Library and Archive Service See also: State Library of Tasmania - W L Crowther Library
Records management and collecting policies
The content of the manuscripts collection is generally nineteenth-century Tasmanian, with an emphasis on the Allport family. The collection is largely as it was when bequeathed by Henry Allport. Manuscripts are infrequently added to the collection, but rare and significant items may be acquired if they meet the Library's Collection Development Policy.
Allport family: personal papers (5m).
Dobson, John: professional (legal) papers, c.1834-1860 (3m).
Quantity: 20m. References:
The Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts. Hobart, State Library of Tasmania, 1993.
Winter, G (ed) Tasmanian insights: essays in honour of Geoffrey Thomas Stilwell. Hobart, State Library of Tasmania, 1992.