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Original manuscript titled 'Mr Dampier's Jewel'....
Wingen, Hunter Valley: 1921. Graphite manuscript, 210 leaves measuring 224 x 175 mm., well preserved in the original presentation binding of full polished black roan with gilt lettering. Unpublished manuscript on William Dampier. Original manuscript of a fictional tale based on the life of William Dampier, from the pen of Hunter Valley pastoralist William Edward Abbott (1844-1924).It appears this manuscript passed from William Edward to his nephew John Henry Abbott, who in turn presented it to fellow pastoralist Henry White. The front endpaper is inscribed as follows: 'To H.L. White, Belltrees with the compliments of J.H.M. Abbott July 30, 1921. This volume contains the original rough MS of my uncles 'Mr Dampier's Jewel' which was written at Murrulla, Wingen, in May and June 1921'.William Abbott was one of the most successful and influential graziers of his generation. He took control of the family run at Wingen at 16 years of age, and over years of indefatigable labour transformed it into a pre-eminent pastoral property of New South Wales by the close of the nineteenth century. A wide and curious reader, Abbot 'would drink tea and lace his conversation with quotations from the Bible and Shakespeare'. We have no evidence this manuscript was ever published.The life and times of Dampier held an enduring fascination for members of the Abbott family. Indeed, William's nephew John Henry, himself a successful author, published a book titled The Story of William Dampier (Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1911)....
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