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  • Person:

    : Bourcicault, Arthur Smith, Mr. (brother of Dion Boucicault)

    : Boucicault, Charlotte, Mrs. (nee Clark or Clarke, wife of Arthur Bourcicault)

    : Boucicault, Dion, Jr., Mr., 1859-1929 (Son of playwright Dion Boucicault and stage actress Agnes Robertson)

    : Brough, Robert, Mr.

    : Boucicault, Leslie Beaufort, Mr. (son of Arthur Boucicault)

    : Boucicault, Maud Glennie, Mrs. (wife of Leslie Beaufort Boucicault)

    : Boucicault, Pauline, Miss (daughter of Arthur Bourcicault?)

    : Boucicault, Mary, Miss (daughter of Arthur Bourcicault?)

    : Boucicault, Cyril, Mr. (son of Arthur Boucicault)

    : Bourcicault, Nina, Miss (daughter of Arthur Bourcicault and wife of William Knox D'Arcy)

    : D'Arcy, William Knox, Mr., 1849-1917

    : Norton, Charles, Brigadier-General (husband of Mary Boucicault)

  • Date:

    21.12.1964

    16.5.1956

  • Brief description:

    Material relating to Dion's Boucicault's brother, Arthur Smith Bou(r)cicault, and his family, who were resident in Australia. (Arthur Smith Boucicault is sometimes referred to as Arthur Leslie Boucicault -- it is not clear which is correct.) There is also material relating to William Knox D'Arcy, who married Arthur Boucicault's daughter Nina (Ernestine?).

    item 1 -- 1 letter from the Librarian of Oxley Memorial Library, Brisbane, in relation to enquiries about the activities of the Boucicault family in Australia; the letter provides some information about Dion Boucicault's brother Arthur Smith Bourcicault and his journalistic activities, and about his daughter Nina's marriage to William Knox D'Arcy; it also mentions Dion Boucicault Jr.'s theatrical career in Australia and his partnership with Robert Brough, mostly with reference to John Kardoss's A Brief History of the Australian Theatre;

    item 2 -- 1 letter from Maud Glennie Boucicault, wife of Leslie Beaufort Boucicault, the eldest son of Arthur Boucicault, giving some details of Arthur Boucicault's children, their marriages, and whether they had children;

    item 3 -- 2 letters from the Honorary Secretary of the Society of Australian Genealogists in response to requests for information about Arthur Boucicault's family; she provides Calthrop with contact details for a Mr. Nutting, who she believes is a grandson of Arthur Boucicault (Nina Boucicault's first husband was a Mr. Nutting);

    item 4 -- 1 letter from Donald Nutting informing Christopher Calthrop that he is not the grandson of Arthur Boucicault, but providing Calthrop with the addresses of all the Nuttings in Brisbane;

    item 5 -- 1 letter from a grandson of William Knox D'Arcy from his first marriage providing a rough date of his grandfather's marriage to Arthur Boucicault's daughter Nina and promising more detailed information about the date and place of the wedding;

    item 6 -- photocopy of a newspaper article from the Sydney Daily Mirror, Monday, December 21, 1964, about the Mt. Morgan gold mine through which William Knox D'Arcy, who married Arthur Smith Bourcicault's daughter Nina, made his fortune;

    item 7 -- photocopy of a newspaper article from the Western Mail (a Welsh newspaper?), 16th May 1956 or 1958, titled "The man who made Llandarcy"; this is about William Knox D'Arcy and his involvement in the Middle Eastern oil industry (Llandarcy was a Welsh village built to accomodate BP workers);

  • Identifier: UKC-CALB-BIO.F205511

Further Details

  • Accession Number: F205511
  • Organisation:

    Oxley Memorial Library, Public Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

    Northern Argus (Newspaper), Rockhampton, Australia

    Gympie Miner (Newspaper), Gympie, Australia

    Society of Australian Genealogists, Sydney, Australia

    Mount Morgan gold mine, Rockhampton, Australia

    Anglo-Perisan Oil Company

    British Petroleum (BP)

  • Associated people:

    : Bourcicault, Arthur Smith, Mr. (brother of Dion Boucicault)

    : Boucicault, Charlotte, Mrs. (nee Clark or Clarke, wife of Arthur Bourcicault)

    : Boucicault, Dion, Jr., Mr., 1859-1929 (Son of playwright Dion Boucicault and stage actress Agnes Robertson)

    : Brough, Robert, Mr.

    : Boucicault, Leslie Beaufort, Mr. (son of Arthur Boucicault)

    : Boucicault, Maud Glennie, Mrs. (wife of Leslie Beaufort Boucicault)

    : Boucicault, Pauline, Miss (daughter of Arthur Bourcicault?)

    : Boucicault, Mary, Miss (daughter of Arthur Bourcicault?)

    : Boucicault, Cyril, Mr. (son of Arthur Boucicault)

    : Bourcicault, Nina, Miss (daughter of Arthur Bourcicault and wife of William Knox D'Arcy)

    : D'Arcy, William Knox, Mr., 1849-1917

    : Norton, Charles, Brigadier-General (husband of Mary Boucicault)

  • Description level: 4
  • Language: English
  • Identity code: UKC/CALB/BIO : F205511
  • Location: Special Collections' Store
  • Part:

    Boucicault Collection

    Calthrop Boucicault Collection

  • Condition: 2
  • Physicaldescript summary: 7 items
  • Date:

    21.12.1964

    16.5.1956

  • Recordcreation note: The letters are from the following correspondents -- Jas. L. Stapleton, State Librarian, Oxley Memorial Library, Brisbane; Maud Glennie Boucicault (wife of Leslie Beufort Boucicault, son of Arthur Boucicault); Mrs. A. J. Gray, Hon. Research Secretary, Society of Australian Genealogists, Sydney, Australia; Donald Nutting, St. Yves, New South Wales; Norman D'Arcy (grandson of William Knox D'Arcy);
  • Repository: Special Collections, University of Kent at Canterbury

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