Daintree Family Archive
This collection of personal and official letters, notes, illustrations of family trees, reminiscences and personal effects are from the Daintree family, with some references to Richard Daintree (1832-1878) and his wife Lettice Agnes. References to the Foot or Foote family as far back as the sixteenth century also form an integral part of this collection. Richard Daintree was a pioneering Australian geologist and photographer and in particular, Daintree was the first government geologist for North Queensland, discovering coal seams and gold fields. Several features in North Queensland have been named after Richard Daintree including Daintree National Park, Daintree Rainforest, Daintree Reef, Daintree River and the town of Daintree. Note that this archive retains the collection's original cataloguing/numbering system. Researchers are encouraged to also see 'Daintree, Richard (1832-1878)' at Bright Sparcs Archival and Heritage Sources, http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/archives/P000343a.htm. This lists other universities' Richard Daintree and family-related records.
Archive Location: 425L-M, Folios 508
DCDM01/ Envelope addressed to J.Y. Daintree, Flat 77, Home Court House, Exeter
DCDM02/ To Bella – Dublin, February 1862
DCDM03/ Envelope marked 'Contents: - 1 Enlarged photo from R.D.'s glass negative; 6 photos of Daintree River & town; 1 Coloured view folder of Townsville (p. 31)'
DCDM04/ 'Notes on The Family of Foot, of Berwick St John, Co. Wilts.' (Salisbury, 1896)
DCDM05/ In Loving Memory of Mary Gurson, 4th June 1878
DCDM06/ Alfred [Knethil?] Foot married Mary Eleanor Madden
DCDM07/ Hand-written notes birth dates of various family members
DCDM08/ Hand-drawn family tree that begins with surname Perham
DCDM09/ Hand-drawn family tree that begins with William Spear of Inruchton
DCDM10 /Hand-drawn family tree that begins with Henry Foot
DCDM11/ Hand-written note about Sir Edward James Foote (1767-1833)
DCDM12/ Hand-written note titled ‘Return of owners of land 1673’, referring to Foot family and Cornwall
DCDM13/ Hand-written family tree titled ‘American Footes'
DCDM14/ Envelope [empty] headed ‘Miss Daintree, 2 Lodge Terrace, Tiverton, Devon’ and next to it heading ‘Foot family’; posted April 1939
DCDM15/ Hand-written family tree headed 'I. Henry Foot of [Gaston?] Donhead, Wilts.'
DCDM16/ Hand-written family tree headed 'I. Henry Foot 1651-1721'
DCDM17/ Hand-written family tree headed 'I. Henry Foot 1651-1721 m. Elizabeth Mansfield'
DCDM18/ Hand-written family tree headed 'I. Henry Foot 1651-1721 m. Elizabeth Mansfield'. On right hand side, 'John Foot m. Dorothy Hunt (Hundred of Chalk) Jan. 3rd 1560'.
DCDM19/ Hand-written summaries of family members' births and deaths
DCDM20a/ Hand-written summaries of family members' births and deaths
DCDM20b/ Hand-written summaries of family members' births and deaths
DCDM21/ Hand-written list headed 'Church-Wardens'
DCDM22/ Typed short note headed 'Samuel Foot the actor'
DCDM23/ Hand-written note headed 'Richard Foote son of John Foote'
DCDM24/ Hand-written note headed 'Samuel M.P. for Tiverton'
DCDM25/ Typed poem headed 'New Year. 1882' and signed 'A.D.'
DCDM26/ Short untitled poem with opening line ‘Death what is it? Annihilation?’
DCDM27/ Typed note headed ‘New Year. 1882’ and signed ‘A.D.’
DCDM28/ Application form for ‘The League of Friends of the Tiverton Hospitals’
DCDM29/ Original newspaper cutting article [undated]: ‘£25,000 for Hospitals: Large Bequests to London Charities’
DCDM30/ Original newspaper cutting, letter to the editor: ‘Blundering on Immigration’, Daily Telegraph, April 20 1974
DCDM31/ Original newspaper cutting, letter to the editor: ‘1,000 per cent increase’, Daily Telegraph, April 23 [1974?]
DCDM32/ Certificate awarded to Caroline Daintree, aged 13, on obtaining Second Class in Physiography examination, 1886
DCDM33/ ‘Almanack, For 1841’
DCDM34/ Typed document headed ‘Richard Daintree Cosmopolite and Lettice Agnes Daintree his wife, with resulting records’
DCDM35/ Announcement of baby’s birth, David Richard John, dated 2 December, 1940
DCDM36/ Typed document headed ‘Marriage’; various marriages in the family
DCDM37/ Hand-written document headed ‘Pedigree of the Daintree Family’
DCDM38/ Hand-drawn family tree headed ‘John ? Daintree = (Alice Disborough?)
DCDM39/ Hand-drawn family tree headed ‘Dodson Family’
DCDM40/ Hand-drawn family tree headed ‘Berry Dodson’
DCDM41/ Hand-written notes headed ‘Rich? Daintree, C.M.G., F.G.S.’
DCDM42/ Hand-written family tree notes headed 'Daintree Family'
DCDM43/ Hand-drawn family tree headed 'Daintree Pedigree (Female Side)'
DCDM44/ Hand-drawn family tree headed 'John ? Daintree m. (Alice Desborough?)....5th July 1579'
DCDM45/ Hand-drawn family tree headed 'Daintree Pedigree (female side)'
DCDM46/ Hand-drawn family tree headed ‘Berry Dodson’
DCDM47/ Hand-written notes headed ‘My son Berry Dodson b. July 8. 1772’
DCDM56/ Typed document headed ‘From Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries 1922’
DCDM57/ Typed document headed ‘St Clements (where the Foote family had property)’
DCDM58/ Typed document headed ‘(b) American “Foote” Family’
DCDM59/ Typed document headed ‘”Foote” tablet in St Peter’s Church, Tiverton’
DCDM60/ Hand-written notes headed ‘Reminiscences of Mrs Richard Daintree’
DCDM61/ Hand-written letter addressed to Lorna, December 18, 1914
DCDM62/ Typed document headed ‘Richard Daintree. C.M.G., F.G.S. Dec. 1831-June 1878’
DCDM63/ Hand-written letter dated 23 December, 1860; with note inscribed ‘letters to and from Richard and Lettice Daintree; 3 pages needed'
DCDM64/ Short hand-written letter from Colonial Office, dated 21 March, 1876
DCDM65/ Hand-written letter from the Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, dated 13 August, 1878
DCDM66/ Note reading ‘letters of condolence; 5 pages needed’ [item is missing]
DCDM67/ Typed letter headed ‘South Africa General Mission’, to Rev. Claud Daintree, dated 17 July, 1941 [2 copies]
DCDM68/ Typed letter from Church Missionary Society to Mr Daintree, dated 17 July, 1941 [2 copies]
DCDM69/ Typed summary headed ‘Church Missionary Society’, signed by W. Wilson Cash, General Secretary [no date] [2 copies]
DCDM70/ Hand-written letter on Maryvale Station, Via Charters Towers letterhead, to Miss M. Daintree, dated 16 May, 1944
DCDM71a/ Short typed letter from D.A. Bishop to Joan, dated 9 March, 1968
DCDM71b/ Short typed note headed ‘‘Richard Daintree; a Photographic Memoir’ by Dr. O.G. Bolton of Monash University’
DCDM72/ Empty envelope addressed to Miss J. Daintree, The Laurels’; and accompanying note ‘letters to Miss Joan Daintree; 4 pages needed’ [item missing]
DCDM73/ Hand-written letter addressed to [Missie?] from Harry D. Daintree, dated 13 October, 1922
DCDM74/ Hand-written letter address to Joan, dated 7 May, 1974
DCDM75a & b/ Typed letter to Joan from Madge in San Diego, California, dated 17 February, 1974
DCDM76/ Typed letter to Joan from Madge in San Diego, California, dated 30 November, 1975
DCDM77/ Envelope addressed to Miss Joan Daintree of Devonshire, England
DCDM78/ Long, horizontally presented family tree showing ancestry of Daintree family's line of descent
DCDM79/ Newspaper cutting 'In Memoriam: Mrs. Daintree', Tiverton Gazette & East Devon Herald [?], dated 2 November, 1915
DCDM80/ Newspaper cutting 'A Tivertonian in Australia: Interesting Experiences', Tiverton Gazette & East Devon Herald, dated 24 November, 1925
DCDM81/ Newspaper cutting 'A Tivertonian in Australia: Interesting Experiences. Second Instalment', Tiverton Gazette & East Devon Herald, dated 1 December, 1925
DCDM82/ Newspaper cutting 'A Tivertonian in Australia: Interesting Experiences. Concluding Instalment', Tiverton Gazette & East Devon Herald, undated [December, 1925?]
DCDM87/ Award to Richard Daintree from Science and Art Department of the Committee of Council on Education. South Kensington Museum, dated 1876
DCDM90/ Memorial Record of the Late A. Daintree of Mowbray, died 8 July, 1981 aged 80
DCDM92/ Renshaw's Diary & Almanack for 1886, No. 1
DCDM95/ Diary, signed by Bessie Daintree, dated January 1880; on cover 'Day Unto Day, An Illuminated Diary'
DCDM96/ The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments (Cambridge, 1884)
DCDM97/ 'A Year Book of Gifts and Graces', signed by Bessie Daintree, dated February 1879
DCDM98/ Photograph Album with Daintree family members, late nineteenth century; prefaced with legend 'Royal Photographic Studio Mr Jabez Hughes, Photographer to the Queen and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Arcade. Ryde. Isle of Wight'
DCM01/ Medallion with Prince Albert of Wales on front; on back legend 'London Annual International Exhibition of All Fine Arts Industries and Inventions'
DCM02/ Piece of velvet with accompanying note: ‘A scrap of velvet from Mrs R. Daintree’s court dress! Preserved by her daughter Ethel!’
DCM03/ Book with inscription 'Blotter' on cover, and inside is inscription 'Foot Family: My great grandmother (Foot) Married Richard Daintree'; includes hand-written letter addressed to Miss Daintree, dated 30 October, 1915; and 3 preserved leaves
Folder marked ‘Various loose envelopes’
DCPH02/ Richard Daintree
DCPH03/ Great-grandmother Lettice Agnes Foot
DCPH04/ Mary Daintree - Richard's daughter
DCPH05/ Grandmother Daintree nee (Jessie Schofield)
DCPH06/ Great Aunt Mary - Richard Daintree's daughter (Ethel Mary and Bessie - the 3 Tiverton Daintrees)
DCPH07/ A.R.L. Daintree. Photo taken at 2 Lodge Terrace, Tiverton, Devon
DCPH08/ Mary, Ethel and Bessie at Lodge Terrace, Tiverton. Left to Right: Ethel, Bessie and Mary
DCPH09/ The sitting room at 2 Lodge Terrace, Tiverton (now Old Road, Tiv) showing my Great-Grandmother
DCPH10/ Left to right: Harrym Mary and Alfred Ridley Lambart. Back garden of 2 Lodge Tce, Tiverton
DCPH11/ Great Aunt Alice Maud's children - she married in South Africa (Richard Daintree's grandchildren)
DCPH12/ AR Daintree going for his afternoon ride on his first charger 'Butterfly'
DCPH13/ AR Daintree on active service in Germany, World War 1
DCPH14/ Caroline Ethel Daintree
DCPH15/ Lolworth Farm, Cambridgeshire. The Daintrees' farm
DCPH16/ Lolworth Farm, Cambridgeshire. Home of Richard and son Harry Daintree
DCPH17/ Lolworth Grange, Cambridge. The Farm now belongs to one of the Colleges and is used by them, I believe. Joan Daintree. Uncle Harry's Farm
DCPH18/ Lolworth Farm, Cambridgeshire. The Daintrees' farm
DCPH19/ Alfred Ridley Lambart - on active duty in Germany, World War 1
DCPH20/ Alfred Ridley Lambart - middle row, first on left [dated 30 August, 1918]
DCPH21/ Postcard showing Fore St. and Town Hall, Tiverton
DCPH22/ Gold mining scene [?] - unidentified
DCPH23/ Young girl in studio portrait - unidentified
DCPH24/ Two young girls - unidentified
DCPH25/ Man in military uniform - unidentified
DCPH27/ Richard Daintree's wife (nee Foot)
DCPH28/ Woman in studio portrait - unidentified
DCPH29/ Woman in studio portrait - unidentified
DCPH30/ Gertrude Mary Daintree
DCPH31/ Grandfather Alfred Daintree and Jessie. Boy on left: A.R.L. Daintree
DCPH32/ My great aunts and cousin Jack.Children of Richard Daintree taken at Lodge Terrace, Tiverton
DCPH34/ Woman in studio portrait - unidentified
DCPH35/ Woman in studio portrait - unidentified [duplicate of above]
DCPH36/ Honorable A.G. Lambart
DCPH49/ Framed portrait of Richard Daintree
DCPH50/ Framed portrait of Lettice Daintree
Set of colour negatives
Copies of photographs DCPH2-DCPH50