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James Murphy's letter

With this handwritten note, Leichhardt’s friend James Murphy deposited Leichhardt’s relics at the Australian Museum in 1853. Australian Museum Archives AMS7/N53

James King
© Australian Museum



Strawberry Hills
20th September 1853

To the Trustees of the Australian Museum

Dr Leichhardt having left in my charge a number of boxes containing specimens of natural history, books etc -- and as I am shortly removing to the country, I am desirous of obtaining permission to deposit them in the Museum for safety.

I am gentlemen,
Your obedient servant,
James Murphy


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