The collection of correspondence, papers, photographs and artefacts of the Dalton family were transferred by Mrs Gwen Hamment, daughter of the late William Dalton of 'Riversdale' Scone (1897-1974), and grand daughter of Captain John Dalton (1833 -1912), to the Archives, Rare Books and Special Collections Unit of the University of Newcastle in June 1999. Supplementary material was deposited by Mrs Gwen Hamment in March 2001.
The papers comprise a range of archival "treasures", documents, photographs and artefacts across three generations of family members and includes diary and ship's log books (1866-1870) and naval artefacts (1862-1913) of Captain John Dalton; illuminated addresses and certificates of schoolmaster James Dalton (c1835 - 1909); war time correspondence (1916 - 1919) and WWI photo albums of William Dalton; diary (1909 -1912) of James Dalton (1883-1917); printed works (1800-1990); family photographic albums, garments and handicrafts.
A finding aid for the Dalton family papers, photographs and artefacts is available as a PDF file.
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