A Man About Town by Sally Graham

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A Man About Town

The Letters of James Graham, Victorian Entrepreneur 1854-1864

Edited by Sally Graham

Melbourne University Press, 1998, [First Edition], lightly illustrated with b/w photographs, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0522848214

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'James Graham was on of the earliest pioneers to settle in Melbourne.  He arrived in 1839 at the age of twenty and, over a period of sixty years, wrote an enormous number of lively, detailed letters which paint a vivid picture of life in the growing town.  All these letters have been preserved in the extraordinary Graham collection, a treasure trove of our colonial history held in the Archives of the University of Melbourne.

The letters in A Man About Town cover the period from 1854, with Graham's departure on a visit to his parents in Scotland, to 1864 and his last Christmas at Banyule, Heidelberg.  They follow directly on from those of 1839-54 published in Pioneer Merchant.'