VAN DIEMENS LAND. Jane Pedder, c.1828. 18769



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Jane F. Pedder’ [in England], to Captain Smith of the Ship William Manning, asking him to add some Books, “viz. ½ a Dozen of Goldsmiths Geography for Children in Questions and Answers, and ½ a Dozen of Murrays Grammar Abridged”. 2 pp. 4 x 3 inches, with address leaf, in good condition. [Probably Brighton] 18 March [watermark 1828]. “The letter for my Son which you promised to take take charge of has been put into the Bag.” Jane Pedder (d.1864) was the sister of Sir John Lewes Pedder (1793-1859), Chief Justice of Van Diemen’s Land from 1824 (see Australian Dictionary of Biography).