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Lot #254 - AN ORIGINAL DIRECTOR & EARLY CHAIRMAN OF B.H.P. - Duncan E. McBryde Illuminated presentation manuscript to McBryde dated March 1878

  • Auction House:
    Leski Auctions
  • Sale Name:
    Australian & Colonial
  • Sale Date:
    02 Dec 2018 ~ 12noon (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
    254
  • Lot Description:
    AN ORIGINAL DIRECTOR & EARLY CHAIRMAN OF B.H.P. - Duncan E. McBryde Illuminated presentation manuscript to McBryde dated March 1878
    Illuminated presentation manuscript to McBryde dated March 1878 from his "numerous friends in Bulla and the surrounding District..." expressing their "extreme regret" on the occasion of his departing the district. Lovely artwork and calligraphy by F. Whitehead & Co., Melbourne. Red leather binding, with gilt lettering and decoration, satin interior. 44.5 x 35cm.
  • Notes:
    McBryde (1854 – 1920) was born in Scotland and migrated to New South Wales in 1872. He was a farmer, and married Ellen Menzies in 1883. Around 1884 he relocated to Victoria, where he became a director of BHP; he was chairman of the company from 1895 to 1897. In 1891 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Council for North Western Province; he did not re-contest his seat in 1896, but returned to the Council in 1901, representing South Eastern Province. From 1908 to 1909 he was Minister for Public Health. McBryde retired in 1919, and died in Toorak in 1920.
  • Estimate:
    A$200 - 300
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Books & Manuscripts

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