Peter Kent papers

Series 1: Greeting cards (1900-1918)

Series number
1
Series title
Greeting cards
Date
1900-1918
Scope and content

Greeting cards from Peter Kent's relatives and friends.

Description
3 cards
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Items in this series:

Greeting card (1900-1918)

Unit ID
29868/1
Item title
Greeting card
Date
1900-1918
Scope and content

Postcard addressed to 'dear Peter with love from Ethel & Mabel'.
Hearty greetings; A prosperous new year from Sapphire Fields.

Ethel Worrall eldest daughter of Thomas Worrall, married George Roche in 1910. Ethel was Post Mistress at Rubyvale from 1908 to 1918. Her sister Alice was Post Mistress at Sapphire for 33 years (1909-1944).

Description
1 postcard
Additional format
Digital copy available

Greeting card (1900-1918)

Unit ID
29868/2
Item title
Greeting card
Date
1900-1918
Scope and content

Postcard from Connie to Peter wishing many happy returns of the day for his birthday.

Description
1 postcard
Additional format
Digital copy available

Greeting card (1900-1918)

Unit ID
29868/3
Item title
Greeting card
Date
1900-1918
Scope and content

Inscribed 'Best wishes to Mathias from brother Julius & Ella'

Julius and his wife Ella Altschwager.

Description
1 card
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Series 2: Correspondence (1910-1918)

Series number
2
Series title
Correspondence
Date
1910-1918
Scope and content

Letters written to Peter Kent [Matthias Altschwager] from his family in Norway, Germany, New York and South America, as well as items from acquaintances in Brisbane and Longreach, Queensland.

Some of the correspondence is written in Norwegian.

Description
17 letters, cards
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Items in this series:

Postcard (15 April 1910)

Unit ID
29868/4
Item title
Postcard
Date
15 April 1910
Scope and content

To Peter Kent, Longreach, from his friend Amy Andrew. The postcard shows their property in Blackall under flood.

Amy Andrew (nee Worrall 1894-1957) married Norman Andrew, well-borer

Author / Creator
Andrew, Amy, 1894-1957
Description
1 card
Additional format
Digital copy available

Postcard (24 February 1912)

Unit ID
29868/5
Item title
Postcard
Date
24 February 1912
Scope and content

To Peter Kent, Longreach, [aka Matthias] from his niece Hanna Altschwager, Venezuela, who writes of how she likes life in the tropics.

Hanna Altschwager, daughter of Carl Gustav Altschwager & Alette Mantels.

Author / Creator
Altschwager, Hanna, 1884-1960
Description
1 card
Additional format
Digital copy available

Postcard (11 March 1913)

Unit ID
29868/6
Item title
Postcard
Date
11 March 1913
Scope and content

To Peter Kent, from his sister Cathinca Irgens, 'Villa Ly', Norway. [In Norwegian]

Author / Creator
Irgens, Cathinca, 1845-1928
Description
1 card
Additional format
Digital copy available

Postcard (23 March 1913)

Unit ID
29868/7
Item title
Postcard
Date
23 March 1913
Scope and content

To Peter Kent, Longreach, from his nephew Kjeld Irgens, 'Ly', Norway. The card he has sent shows the first of 'their' ships being launched, "The Kristianfjord'. Kjeld is at home at present but will soon leave for Kritiania and England.

Kjeld Stub IRGENS (26 May 1879-26 August 1963)

From 1913 onwards, Kjeld Irgens worked for the Norwegian America Line (NAL) shipping company, in 1918 assuming command of the passenger ship SS Stavangerfjord.

Author / Creator
Irgens, Kjeld Stub, 1879-1963
Description
1 postcard
Additional format
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Letter (2 May 1913)

Unit ID
29868/8
Item title
Letter
Date
2 May 1913
Scope and content

To Matthias [Peter] from his sister-in-law Alette Altschwager, Bergedorf, Hamburg, Germany. She writes of her concern for his brother Julius and sister Cathinca.

Author / Creator
Altschwager, Alette (-1917)
Description
1 letter
Additional format
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Postcard (29 November 1914)

Unit ID
29868/9
Item title
Postcard
Date
29 November 1914
Scope and content

To Peter Kent, from his friend Amy Andrew (nee Worrall), Blackall, the card is also a photograph of her daughter, Norma Jean, 7 1/2 months old.

Author / Creator
Andrew, Amy, 1894-1957
Description
1 Postcard
Additional format
Digital copy available

Postcard (1908-1918)

Unit ID
29868/10
Item title
Postcard
Date
1908-1918
Scope and content

Photographic postcard showing the oil-carrying steam-ship the 'Texas', launched in 1908. 

Description
1 postcard
Additional format
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Letter (1900-1918)

Unit ID
29868/11
Item title
Letter
Date
1900-1918
Scope and content

To Matthias [Peter] from his niece Hanna Altschwager in Hamburg. She writes from Germany, having recently returned from Venezuela, she asks about life in Longreach, Queensland.

Hanna Altschwager, daughter of Carl Gustav Altschwager & Alette Mantels.

Author / Creator
Altschwager, Hanna, 1884-1960
Description
1 letter
Additional format
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Letter (8 December 1916)

Unit ID
29868/12
Item title
Letter
Date
8 December 1916
Scope and content

To Peter Kent from his sister-in-law Ella, New York reflecting on the war and gives news of his family.

Author / Creator
Altschwager, Ella
Description
1 letter
Additional format
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Letter (15 July 1917)

Unit ID
29868/13
Item title
Letter
Date
15 July 1917
Scope and content

To Peter Kent from neighbour Amy Andrew (nee Worrall), Blackall, reflecting on local war casualties.

Author / Creator
Andrew, Amy, 1894-1957
Description
1 letter
Additional format
Digital copy available

Letter (18 December 1917)

Unit ID
29868/14
Item title
Letter
Date
18 December 1917
Scope and content

To Matthias [Peter] from his niece Jenny Irgens, Kristiania, Norway. [In Norwegian]

Author / Creator
Irgens, Jenny Cathinka Borthen, 1889-
Description
1 letter
Additional format
Digital copy available

Letter (18 December 1917)

Unit ID
29868/15
Item title
Letter
Date
18 December 1917
Scope and content

To Matthias [Peter] from his niece Jenny Irgens, Kristiania, Norway. [In Norwegian]

Author / Creator
Irgens, Jenny Cathinka Borthen, 1889-
Description
1 letter
Additional format
Digital copy available

Letter (12 January 1918)

Unit ID
29868/16
Item title
Letter
Date
12 January 1918
Scope and content

To Peter Kent from Lily Ryan, Brisbane, giving family news, she asks if he misses the sea.

Lily Ryan (nee Worrall 1874-1964) married Owen John Ryan, Killed in action 11 September 1917.
Children: Vincent Herbert, Nellie, Clem Joseph.

Author / Creator
Ryan, Lily, 1874-1964
Description
1 letter
Additional format
Digital copy available

Letter (23 April 1918)

Unit ID
29868/17
Item title
Letter
Date
23 April 1918
Scope and content

To Matthias [Peter] from his sister Cathinca Irgens, in Bergen, Norway. [In Norwegian]

Author / Creator
Irgens, Cathinca, 1845-1928
Description
1 letter
Additional format
Digital copy available

Letter (17 October 1918)

Unit ID
29868/18
Item title
Letter
Date
17 October 1918
Scope and content

To Peter from Rachel Worrall, Blackall, Queensland. She writes of family activities and their mutual friend Tom Holland who was killed in action in June that year.

Rachel Worrall, widow of Thomas Worrall, who died 1913

Author / Creator
Worrall, Rachel
Description
1 letter
Additional format
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Letter (11 October 1918)

Unit ID
29868/19
Item title
Letter
Date
11 October 1918
Scope and content

To Matthias [Peter] from his sister Cathinca Irgens, at her family home 'Villa Ly', Norway. [In Norwegian]

Author / Creator
Irgens, Cathinca, 1845-1928
Description
1 letter
Additional format
Digital copy available

Letter (6 November 1918)

Unit ID
29868/20
Item title
Letter
Date
6 November 1918
Scope and content

To Peter Kent from Rachel Worrall, Blackall, Queensland. She notes that he has not received her earlier letters, she relies on the neighbours children to post them for her.

Rachel Worrall, widow of Thomas who died 1913

Author / Creator
Worrall, Rachel
Description
1 letter
Additional format
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Series 3: Personal items (1917-1919)

Series number
3
Series title
Personal items
Date
1917-1919
Scope and content

Savings pass book and leather satchel which belonged to Peter Kent, while living and working in Queensland, until his death in 1919.

Description
2 items
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Items in this series:

Savings book (1917-1918)

Unit ID
29868/21
Item title
Savings book
Date
1917-1918
Scope and content

Queensland Government Savings Bank, pass-book in the name of Peter Kent, caretaker. Includes envelope.

Peter Kent's last employer was the Longreach Council, as caretaker for the standpipe.

Description
1 bank book
Additional format
Digital copy available

Satchel (undated)

Unit ID
29868/22
Item title
Satchel
Date
undated
Scope and content

Leather satchel or saddle pocket, etched with 'P. Kent' fastened at the front with a leather strap and metal buckle. 

Description
1 bag
220 x 180 mm
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Series 4: Photographs (1880-1918)

Series number
4
Series title
Photographs
Date
1880-1918
Scope and content

Photographs received by Peter Kent [aka Mattias Altschwager] from both family and friends. Principally the items are from family in Norway and Germany, some images are captioned.

Description
27 photographs
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Conditions of use
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Items in this series:

Peter Kent (1880-1900)

Unit ID
29868/23
Item title
Peter Kent
Date
1880-1900
Scope and content

Studio portrait, most likely of Peter Kent [aka Matthias Altschwager] taken by Mann studios, Queensland.

Author / Creator
Mann Studios
Description
1 photograph (on cabinet card mount)
110 x 165 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Peter Kent (1900-1919)

Unit ID
29868/24
Item title
Peter Kent
Date
1900-1919
Scope and content

Studio portrait, most likely of Peter Kent [aka Matthias Altschwager] taken by W.E. Perroux, Longreach.

Author / Creator
W.E. Perroux, Longreach
Description
1 photograph (on cabinet card mount )
130 x 185 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Carl Gustav Altschwager (1860-1890)

Unit ID
29868/25
Item title
Carl Gustav Altschwager
Date
1860-1890
Scope and content

Portrait of man in naval uniform, most likely Peter Kent's brother Carl Altschwager. The mount is imprinted with 'W.HRAU'

Carl Gustav Altschwager (1843-1897)

 

Description
1 photograph (on cabinet card mount )
110 x 116 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Altschwager Family (1910-1917)

Unit ID
29868/26
Item title
Altschwager Family
Date
1910-1917
Scope and content

Group portrait of Alette Altschwager and family. Identified left to right: Olaf, Helga, Alette, Oscar, Einar, Bruno, and Hanna; taken by Benque & Kindermann, Hamburg.

  • Alette Altschwager nee Mantels (1854-1917)
  • Bruno Altschwager (1877-1910)
  • Oscar Altschwager (1879-1958)
  • Einar Altschwager (1881-1956)
  • Hanna Altschwager (1884-1960)
  • Helga Altschwager (1890-1959)
  • Olaf Altschwager b.1892
Author / Creator
Benque & Kinderman, Hamburg
Description
1 photograph (on cabinet card mount )
160 x 100 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Alette Altschwager (1890-1910)

Unit ID
29868/27
Item title
Alette Altschwager
Date
1890-1910
Scope and content

Studio portrait of Alette Altschwager, sister-in-law to Peter Kent, taken by Heinrich Sparr Wandsbek, Schlosstrasse 44, Berlin

Author / Creator
Heinrich Sparr, Berlin
Description
1 photograph (on cabinet card mount)
105 x 165 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Helga and Hanna Altschwager (1906-1907)

Unit ID
29868/28
Item title
Helga and Hanna Altschwager
Date
1906-1907
Scope and content

Studio portrait of sisters Helga and Hanna Altschwager, taken by Heinrich Sparr Wandsbek, Schlosstrasse 44, Berlin. Item includes envelope addressed to Peter Kent, Muttaburra Reserve, Muttaburra, dated 18 December 1907.

Author / Creator
Heinrich Sparr, Berlin
Description
1 photograph (on cabinet card mount)
105 x 165 mm

Irgens Family (1900-1917)

Unit ID
29868/29
Item title
Irgens Family
Date
1900-1917
Scope and content

Irgens family portrait taken in the garden of their home 'Villa Ly' in Norway, annotated by Cathinka Irgens, left to right: Harald, Jenny, mig [Cathinka], Kjeld, Kristine, Haakon, Ole, Marie.

Description
1 photograph (mounted)
165 x 110 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Julius Altschwager (1880)

Unit ID
29868/30
Item title
Julius Altschwager
Date
1880
Scope and content

Studio portrait of Julius August Pederson Altschwager taken by Clifford of Philadelphia. Inscribed on rear 'received from Julius in 1880' 

Author / Creator
Clifford, Philadeliphia
Description
1 photograph (on cabinet card mount)
105 x 165 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Photograph (1870-1890)

Unit ID
29868/31
Item title
Photograph
Date
1870-1890
Scope and content

Studio portrait of unidentified male, taken by Wischmann's photographiske Atelier, Christiania.

Author / Creator
Carl Christian Wischmann, Norway
Description
1 photograph (on cabinet card mount)
100 x 60 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Altschwager brothers (1857)

Unit ID
29868/32
Item title
Altschwager brothers
Date
1857
Scope and content

Studio portrait of brothers Bruno, Einar and Oscar Altschwager.
Left to right: Bruno, age 19; Einar, age 13 1/2; Oscar, age 17. Birth dates inscribed on rear: Bruno 9/2 1876; Oscar 9/1 1877, Einar 13/9 1881 - three nephews of Peter Kent.

Author / Creator
Benque & Kindermann, Hamburg
Description
1 photograph (on carte de viste mount)
60 x 100 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Jens Irgens (1870-1882)

Unit ID
29868/33
Item title
Jens Irgens
Date
1870-1882
Scope and content

Studio portrait of unidentified male, possibly Jens Stub Irgens, taken by Josephine Grundseth's Efterfolgere, Lillehamer, Norway.

Jens Stub Irgens (1836-1908)

[Image dated from existence of Josephine Grundseth's studio in Lillehamer before she moved the US in 1882]

Author / Creator
Josephine Grundseth, Lillehamer
Description
1 photograph (on carte de viste mount)
60 x 100 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Photograph (1900-1918)

Unit ID
29868/34
Item title
Photograph
Date
1900-1918
Scope and content

Studio portrait of unidentified female, taken by Norland, Bergen, Norway.

Author / Creator
Norland, Bergen
Description
1 photograph (on carte de viste mount)
60 x 100 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Photograph (1900-1919)

Unit ID
29868/35
Item title
Photograph
Date
1900-1919
Scope and content

Family portrait [unidentified] likely to have been taken in Queensland, note dirt floor and dog [ghost] on left.

Description
1 photograph (on cabinet card mount)
110 x 165 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Kjeld Irgens (1900-1919)

Unit ID
29868/36
Item title
Kjeld Irgens
Date
1900-1919
Scope and content

Studio portrait of male in naval uniform, highly likely to be Kjeld Irgens, Norway

Kjeld Stub Irgens (1879-1963) commanded American and Norwegian vessels and is featured in the book "Between Quisling and the King", by Truls Synnestvedt. He was later Minister for Shipping in Norway during the Second World War, but was later tried and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for collaboration.
Irgens married Dagmar Johannesen in 1920 (1890-1925); Anna Meyn in 1927 (1899-1931); and later Ann Hagelin (1886-1953).

Author / Creator
Wilhelm Wittusen, Horten
Description
1 photograph (on carte de viste mount)
60 x 100 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Altschwager Family (1915-1919)

Unit ID
29868/37
Item title
Altschwager Family
Date
1915-1919
Scope and content

Studio portrait of the Altschwager family. Identified are: seated Alette Altschwager, standing her two daughters, left: Hanna, right: Helga.

The item is in two pieces.

Description
1 photograph
150 x 105 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Ella Altschwager (1900-1919)

Unit ID
29868/38
Item title
Ella Altschwager
Date
1900-1919
Scope and content

Studio portrait of unidentified female, possibly Ella Altschwager wife of Julius Altschwager, taken by Gardner & Company, Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York.

Author / Creator
Gardner & Company, New York
Description
1 photograph (on cabinet card mount)
105 x 160 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Alette Altschwager (1915-1917)

Unit ID
29868/39
Item title
Alette Altschwager
Date
1915-1917
Scope and content

Studio portrait of Alette Altschwager, sister-in-law to Peter Kent, taken by Norland, Bergen, Norway.

Alette Altschwager nee Mantels (1854-1917)

Author / Creator
Norland, Bergen
Description
1 studio portrait
Additional format
Digital copy available

Alette Altschwager (1880-1885)

Unit ID
29868/40
Item title
Alette Altschwager
Date
1880-1885
Scope and content

Studio portrait of Alette Altschwager, sister-in-law to Peter Kent, taken by Mimi Frellsen, Christiania.

Alette Altschwager nee Mantels (1854-1917)

Author / Creator
Mimi Frellsen, Christiania
Description
1 photograph (on carte de viste mount)
60 x 100 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Alette Altschwager (May 1884)

Unit ID
29868/41
Item title
Alette Altschwager
Date
May 1884
Scope and content

Studio portrait of Alette Altschwager and daughter Hanna. Inscribed on rear "Taken May 1884. My dear wife Alette and little Hanna born 7/1 1884" 

  • Alette Altschwager nee Mantels (1854-1917)
  • Hanna Altschwager (1884-1960)
Author / Creator
Emilie Bieber, Hamburg
Description
1 photograph (on carte de viste mount)
60 x 100 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Hanna and Helga Altschwager (1895-1915)

Unit ID
29868/42
Item title
Hanna and Helga Altschwager
Date
1895-1915
Scope and content

Studio portrait of two unidentified girls, most likely to be sisters Hanna and Helga Altschwager.

Hanna Altschwager (1884-1960); Helga Altschwager (1890-1959)

Description
1 photograph (on carte de viste mount)
60 x 100 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Olaf Altschwager (1910-1919)

Unit ID
29868/43
Item title
Olaf Altschwager
Date
1910-1919
Scope and content

Studio portrait of Olaf Altschwager taken by Heinrich Sparr, Wandsbek, Germany

Olaf Altschwager b.1892

Author / Creator
Heinrich Sparr, Wandsbek
Description
1 photograph (on carte de viste mount)
60 x 100 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Photograph (1900-1919)

Unit ID
29868/44
Item title
Photograph
Date
1900-1919
Scope and content

Studio portrait of unidentified young man, taken by Arnt Engen, Trondhiem, Norway

Author / Creator
Arnt Engen, Trondhiem
Description
1 photograph (on carte de viste mount)
60 x 100 mm
Additional format
Digital copies available

Photograph (1915-1919)

Unit ID
29868/45
Item title
Photograph
Date
1915-1919
Scope and content

Studio portrait of unidentified family, which relates to the portrait in Item 44. Taken by Eivind Enger, Kristiania.

Author / Creator
Eivind Enger, Kristiania
Description
1 photograph (on carte de viste mount)
100 x 60 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Photograph (1910-1919)

Unit ID
29868/46
Item title
Photograph
Date
1910-1919
Scope and content

Studio portrait of unidentified male, taken by Emilie Bieber, Germany.

Author / Creator
Emilie Bieber, Germany
Description
1 photograph (on carte de viste mount)
60 x 100 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Irgens Family (1910-1919)

Unit ID
29868/47
Item title
Irgens Family
Date
1910-1919
Scope and content

Family group taken in the garden of the Irgens family home "Villa Ly" in Norway. Identifed: Cathinka Irgens (nee Altschwager) seated left.

Description
1 photograph
120 x 90 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Villa Lyden, Norway (1910-1919)

Unit ID
29868/48
Item title
Villa Lyden, Norway
Date
1910-1919
Scope and content

Distant view of Irgens family home 'Ly or 'Villa Lyden', Norway.

Description
1 photographic postcard
130 x 85 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Norma Jean Andrew (1915-1918)

Unit ID
29868/49
Item title
Norma Jean Andrew
Date
1915-1918
Scope and content

Young girl pulling cart and doll, probably Norma Jean Andrew, daughter of Amy Andrew (nee Worrall) who resided in Blackall.

Description
1 photograph
110 x 70 mm
Additional format
Digital copy available

Photograph (undated)

Unit ID
29868/50
Item title
Photograph
Date
undated
Scope and content

Portrait of unidentified female, possibly taken in Queensland.

Description
1 photograph
65 x 100 mm
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