Researching at the Wellesley Historical Society

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Benjamin Laird

For the past six weeks I have been researching the Denton family collection at the Wellesley Historical Society. The collection is immense and so, unfortunately, I was not able to view all the documents related to William Denton in detail. That is a task that would take a significantly longer time commitment, because the Dentons kept seemingly every piece of paper and small object related to their lives: correspondence, diaries, artefacts, slides, business and legal documents and even posters and tickets from William Denton’s lectures.

I have had expected and unexpected finds while trying to create a fuller picture of Denton’s life. Among the documents I found were Alfred Deakin’s letters to William Denton (letters from Denton to Deakin are with the Papers of Alfred Deakin at the National Library of Australia), allowing me a clearer sense of their relationship and common interests. Of course, there may ...

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1883-05-11 11/5/83 Dear W Denton Alfred Deakin William Denton Letter
1882-09-14 14/9/82 Dear W Denton Alfred Deakin William Denton Letter
1882-09-19 19/9/82 Dear W Denton Alfred Deakin William Denton Letter
1883-01-25 25/1/83 Dear W Denton Alfred Deakin William Denton Letter
1883-02-16 Australian Museum, Sydney, 16 Feb 1883 Sutherland Sinclair William Denton Letter

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