Capricornia CQ Collection

Archer family

The CQ Collection holds a number of manuscripts relating to the Archer family.

For more information on the contents of each manuscript, click on the catalogue links below. Some of the larger manuscripts will have descriptive lists as well.

MS B2/219 1 
Colin Archer: a memoir. [James Archer]. 1940 Typescript: Includes additional copy/brochure.
MS N15/219 2 
[Papers] 1992, Archer family

MS E10/606-608   [Note: A descriptive list available from this link.]
Archer Family. Pub. 1847-1982. 1859 Journal Colin Archer, 1853 diary Charles Archer, parliamentary papers, letters to Bill Nott, Family trees, index to Archer papers in Mitchell Library, 4 photo albums

MS G12/606 15-23   [Note: A descriptive list available from this link.]
Archer Family. Pub. 1862-1909. papers, photocopies, Archer & Mackenzie families
MS H6/606 24 
Alice Archer. Journal. Pub. 1886-1888. photocopy story of voyages Tilbury to Sydney 1886, life in Australia1887 and voyage back 1888.
MS W10/606 25  
Papers Robert A. Archer
MS R23/608 5-6 
Archer Family. Pub. 1871-1915. 2 books, 1871 record of droving sheep from Gracemere to Minnie Downs & New Testament Bible inscribed by Daisy Archer.

MS F1/634-636   [Note: A descriptive list available from this link.]
Archer Family. Pub. 1833-1975. 3 boxes, letters, photocopies, photographs, letter Ludwig Leichhardt to David Archer with photographs.


MS F12/678-679   [Note: A descriptive list available from this link.]
Archer Family papers. Pub. 1919-1963. 2 boxes, letters, photographs. 

MS G3/720-725   [Note: A descriptive list available from this link.]
Archer family. Papers 1908-1953. letters and papers of Alister Archer.
MS H13/917 1-8 
Archer family papers. Pub.1897-1949. correspondence re Torsdale, Laleham and Archer holdings. 
MS X8/917 9-16 
[Papers] [mostly correspondence received by Alister Archer]. Pub. 1944-1949. Letters, photos, re Torsdale & Laleham
MS J13/918 
Archer Family papers. Pub. 1833-1929. Microfilm of papers held in Mitchell.
MS N7/1917

MS U6/2038-2041   [Note: A descriptive list available from this link.]
Alister Archer. 1944-1953. Personal and business correspondence. 


MS N16/2295
Joan Archer watercolours [Watercolours of Gracemere, Emu Park and England] 191?


listing of Archer family members has been compiled using notations on photographs and information from the following references:

  • Archer, Paddy (1986) London to down under. Brisbane, Boolarong Publications.
  • Bird, J.T.S. (1904) The early history of Rockhampton. Rockhampton, The Morning Bulletin.
  • McDonald, Lorna (1981) Rockhampton; a history of city & district. St.Lucia, Univ. of Qld Press