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Diary of Samuel Viveash

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 287

Scope and Contents

A typescript copy of Viveash's diary of his activities from his emigration to the Swan River in 1838 until September 1851, 229 pages. There is a brief introduction and index by Canon A. Burton, who arranged the preparation of the typescript.


  • Creation: 1934


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Biographical / Historical

Samuel Waterman Viveash, M.R.C.S. (1799-1880), was born on 15 February 1799. He married Susan Smith at Newington, Oxfordshire, in 1835, and emigrated to Swan River, Western Australia, in 1838. The couple lived on the Houghton estate on the Swan for a short period, and thereafter at Wexcombe and Ashby, raising a large family. Viveash died on 13 June 1880, and was buried in the churchyard at Middle Swan.


1 volume(s) (1 volume) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 81

Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 162.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Canon Burton, 1934.


Some extracts are quoted in Canon Burton's 'Life on the Swan 85 years ago' from the 'Western Australian Historical Society Journal', vol. I, part 2 (1928), pp. 20-28.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Viveash, Samuel Waterman, 1799-1880, doctor

Includes index.
2005-09-27 09:45:05+00:00
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