Reverend William Ridley papers, 1824 - 1891

Metadata

Place
Sydney
Moreton Bay
Subject
Category
Creator
Ridley, William
Current holder
Link
Series number
DLMSQ 165
Item number
93QVxDv1
Access rights
Request at location
Country of origin
Language
Period of reference
1824 to 1891
Description from source
Item 01: Notebook titled ' Hartford End. Family Scenes at Hartford End, Felstead, Essex, England', 1858, 1824 being reminiscences of Ridley's childhood and youth.
Item 02: Notebook: 'The Moreton Bay Aborigines' Friends Society. Journal of Missionary Labours', 1855-56, 1864 and 'Narrative of Labours among the Aborigines of Australia', 1853-1855, mostly concerned with preaching tours of the east coast and districts between Sydney and Moreton Bay. Also includes 'Eight Months on the Manning River', 1859 comprising a list of Baptisms, 1858-1860, a list of families visited by Ridley and some anecdotes about them.
Item 03: 'The Aborigines of Australia. A Lecture by Wm. Ridley M.A.', 14 September 1864.
Item 04: 'Kamilaroi Grammar and Vocabulary', 1855.
Item 05: 'The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Saints at Colossae. A Translation and Commentary', ca. 1864, and 'The Revelation of Jesus Christ (new Translation: begun 22 April 1866)'.
Item 06: Sermon Notes, 1875-1876, mainly in shorthand and Greek.
Item 07: Miscellaneous notes, 1868-1876 including 'Questions proposed by the Directors of the London Missionary Society with William Ridley's answers'.
Item 08 & Item 09: Chinese language notebooks, 1877-1878. Include first sentences, translations, word comparisons and grammar. Chinese characters with short hand equivalents.
Item 10: Ridley's degrees and certificates: B.A., University of London, 1839; Certificate of Honour in Classics, University of London, 1839; Certificate of Ordination as a Presbyterian Minister, 1850; M.A., University of Sydney, 1864.
Item 11: Notebook containing population statistics of the Australian colonies and New Zealand, 1871-1891, compiled by Ridley's son, William Ridley.
Item 12: Newscuttings found loose in Item 11, 1888-1890, undated.
Physical format
Manuscripts
Notebook
Newspapers
Certificates
Secondary languages
Australian languages