Sir Charles Todd : SUMMARY RECORD [PRG 630] • Mixed material

Letter of appointment

Letter of appointment

Copy of Colonial Secretary's letter of appointment of Charles Todd as Observer and Superintendent of Electric Telegraph on the nomination of Professor Airy and with the approval of the Secretary of State, effective from 22 February 1855 at a salary of two hundred pounds per annum.

Family letters

Family letters

Todd family letters comprising chiefly letters and fragments of letters written during Todd's absence on construction of the Overland Telegraph and comprising two letters from Charles Todd to sons Charles and Hedley and to Alice Todd to River Roper and Mount Margaret 1872, sixteen letters and fragments of letters from Alice Todd to Charles Todd, mainly written from the Observatory 1872-1894, a fragment and two letters from Alice Todd to Maude 1891-ca.1897 and three letters from Elizabeth to her father Charles Todd written from the Observatory 1872. Also a letter to his family in England describing his voyage to S.A. in the ship 'Irene'. For further information see Special List.

Toast list

Toast list

Toast list for reception and banquet to Charles Todd and men of the Overland Telegraph Construction Party dated 15 November 1872.

Certificate

Certificate

Certificate in Spanish, duly endorsed and sealed, confirming that Charles Todd, having fulfilled the necessary requirements and being eligible to join as a corresponding member, has been enrolled in the Montevideo Philatelic Centre dated 30 June 1881.

Diary of Charles Todd

Diary of Charles Todd

Diary of Charles Todd of a tour on the Continent and in England and of a voyage out to Australia.

Report by Sir Charles Todd

Report by Sir Charles Todd

Report by Sir Charles Todd recommending electric lighting of public buildings.

Letter from Sir Charles Todd

Letter from Sir Charles Todd

Letter written by Sir Charles Todd to signatories of a memorial. The memorial, addressed to Todd as PMG, concerns inconvenience of the mail service between Clare and Adelaide. 29 March 1870.

Lecture given by Sir Charles Todd

Lecture given by Sir Charles Todd

Lecture given by Sir Charles Todd on the Overland Telegraph.

History of submarine cables

History of submarine cables

Papers and notes on the history of submarine cables.

Addresses

Addresses

Addresses of welcome and congratulation on the completion of the Overland Telegraph.

Commission

Commission

Commission appointing Sir Charles Todd as observer and superintendent of telegraphs.

Menu

Menu

Menu of a banquet in honour of Sir Charles Todd, his officers and men, held in the Town Hall, Adelaide 1872.

Letter book

Letter book

Private letter book 1873-1877.

Letter from R.R. Knuckey

Letter from R.R. Knuckey

Letter written to Sir Charles Todd by R.R. Knuckey which describes the claim made by the late Alexander Hume of the Overland Telegraph, to have found a surviving member of Leichhart's party.

Letter from 'The Colonists'

Letter from 'The Colonists'

Original printed open letter addressed to 'Mr Chas. Todd, Officers and Men of the Overland Telegraph Construction Party' offering congratulations on finishing the work. The document is signed by Henry Ayers, CG Balk, Adolph HF Bartels, Wm Hy Charnock, Thos. Elder, GS Kingston, John Lindsay, John Morphett, James H Parr, John Souttar and James T Turnbull. Dated 15th November 1872. A photographic copy is also included.

Carriage clock presented to Sir Charles Todd

Carriage clock presented to Sir Charles Todd

Carriage clock, key and leather on wood travel case with inscription 'Presented to Sir Charles Todd on his 75th birthday by his colleagues of the Conference of Electrical Engineers of the Commonwealth' dated 7 July 1901. Views of the clock and travel case can be seen via the Browse link.