Mrs Irvine’s Tasmanian Exhibition passes

This identity pass (recto and verso) to the Tasmanian International Exhibition, Launceston, 1891-1892, belonged to Jemima Frances Irvine, artist and conchologist. The verso bears the official government insignia of the Lion and Unicorn, biotica used on the British Royal Coat of Arms and retained until replaced in 1919 with two thylacines. For more information on Tasmanian State Emblems, visit the Tasmanian Parliamentary Library page. The … Continue reading Mrs Irvine’s Tasmanian Exhibition passes

Jemima Frances Irvine’s Gem Album of Tintypes

From © The Private Collection of John and Robyn McCullagh 2005-2010 ARR. This gem album containing 49 tintypes is probably from the estate of Jemima Frances IRVINE (1822-1920)* conchologist, artist, traveller and daughter of playwright David Burn, now part of The Private Collection of John and Robyn McCullagh. The album was manufactured by Gove & Allen, 324 George St. Sydney, Australia, and when closed measures … Continue reading Jemima Frances Irvine’s Gem Album of Tintypes

The Irvines

Jemima Frances Irvine (1822-1919) was a conchologist, traveller, artist and daughter of playwright David Burn. This ticket is an indication of her status as member and exhibitor as early as 1860, an involvement which continued with the Tasmanian Exhibitions through to the 1890s. This Billhead for Irvine & McEachern’s grocery business 1872 indicates her husband’s business before his early death. © The Private Collection of … Continue reading The Irvines

The Burn Family

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON THE BURN FAMILY Above: reprint 1892 of David Burn travelogue Below: Mrs Irvine’s photo in her gem album with signature Jemima Frances Irvine (nee Burn ) born England 1822, died at Evandale, Tasmania on 17th July, 1919, aged 98 years, was the only daughter of Jacobina and David Burn. The sheet of paper (ephemera) pictured above which reprints a section of her … Continue reading The Burn Family

Business seals from the Irvine Collection

Business seals Old Tasmanian (?) government and business letter seals originally from the collection of Tasmanian artist and conchologist Jemima Frances Irvine (nee Burn, 1822-1919). Notes by John and Robyn McCullagh: These are Govt office and business letter seals which have been cut out and pasted as per photo. The book contains 15 pages, all different designs and seals. There would be roughly 200 seals … Continue reading Business seals from the Irvine Collection

Pencil sketch from the Irvine Collection

A pencil sketch from the private collection of Tasmanian artist and conchologist Jemima Frances IRVINE (nee Burn) 1822-1919. Notes by John and Robyn McCullagh: ” … a pencil drawing size 10 x 7 cm. Unsigned.” © The Private Collection of John & Robyn McCullagh 2006 – 2007. ARR. Continue reading Pencil sketch from the Irvine Collection

Kookaburra painting from the Irvine Collection

A watercolour of kookaburras with some additional outlining from the private collection of Tasmanian artist and conchologist Jemima Frances IRVINE (nee Burn, 1822-1919). Notes by John & Robyn McCullagh: Size is 28 x 22 cm. This is in book form. Unsigned © The Private Collection of John & Robyn McCullagh 2006 -2007 ARR. Continue reading Kookaburra painting from the Irvine Collection