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Music of the Poets

Glenelg, South Australia, Australia

Eleonore D'Esterre-Keeling
Music of the poets: the musicians' birthday book / compiled by Eleonore D'Esterre-Keeling
[New York: Walter Scott Publishing Co., 1908]

Inscribed in old German by Immanuel Gotthold Reimann to his daughter Hilda Reimann. Below I.G. Reimann's signature is written: "Glenelg, 25. 12. -08; 9. 1. -09", Christmas 1908 and Hilda's birthday 1909”

Also included is a type written programme on a folded sheet of paper entitled "Evening of chamber music by students from the Elder Conservatorium ensemble class" which includes Miss H. Reimann's name. On the back of this paper is written: "With my best wishes for your future success Paul Default. Harold L.A. Whittle, Aug 2, 1912."Also has a cancelled bookplate printed with "Lyceum Club, Ex Libris" and written in black pen at the lower edge of the bookplate is "Presented by Miss Bobels 1992".

Immanuel founded the Adelaide College of Music in 1883, which was later integrated into the Elder Conservatorium. Hilda become a noted violinist

Bound collection of piano music

Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia

Henri Herz [and others]
Bound collection of piano music

Inscribed: "S. E. Alexander, Pt. Augusta"

Into the dead heart

Fulham, South Australia, Australia

Samuel Albert White
Into the dead heart: an ornithological trip through Central Australia
Adelaide: W.K. Thomas, 1914

Inscribed: To the Right Hon Sir. S Way Bart. Chief Justice & Lieut. Governor of South Australia with the kindest wishes from the writer. Wetunga [Weetunga, Fulham] 1/12/14 [1914]

White completed an ornithological survey of the whole of South Australia and the Northern Territory and was a central figure in the establishment of South Australian National Parks Fulham, South Australia, Australia

French without tears

St. Peter's, South Australia, Australia

Mrs Hugh Bell
French without tears. Book I: an elementary French reading book for the nursery and kindergarten
London: Edward Arnold, [1895?]

Inscribed: "Ada Langdon Bonython, Dryburgh House School, July 26th 1899"

Ada Langdon Bonython was the youngest daughter of John Langdon Bonython, formerly the proprietor and editor of The Advertiser

My Confession Book

North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

My confession book
London: Dow & Lester, [1910?]

Inscribed: Jessie Bergin, Finniss St Nth Adelaide, January 1911

Most pages have been completed, many by associates of the Adelaide Hospital. Signatures include those of Charleton Yeatman (House Surgeon) and Dr Harry C. Nott

The legend of Saint Ursula

Glen Osmond, South Australia, Australia

The legend of Saint Ursula and the virgin martyrs of Cologne: the text printed within engraved borders of scenes in the life of St. Ursula
London: J.C. Hotten, 1869

Inscribed: "Ursula Barr Smith, Glen Osmond, South Australia" (Ursula Hayward)

Ursula Hayward, formerly Ursula Barr Smith was the youngest daughter of Tom Elder Barr Smith. Ursula and her husband were given 100 acres of land from Tom Elder as a wedding gift, on which they built the ‘Jacobethan’-Style house which was known as Carrick Hill. Carrick Hill is now a heritage listed cultural tourist attraction and art gallery

Rare Books & Special Collections

The University of Adelaide
Rare Books & Special Collections
Level 1, Barr Smith Library
South Australia 5005


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