Volume 81: Emmeline Falbe letters, 1860-1894, and recollections, 1909

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Emmeline Maria Macarthur, daughter of Hannibal H. Macarthur married, first George F. Leslie, who died March 3, 1860, and secondly, in 1865, Vigant M. de Falbe, captain in the Danish Navy, who died early in 1872.

By her second marriage she had two sons, viz. Christian, born June 21, 1866, and William Vigant, born November 10, 1867.

She visited Australia in 1869 with her husband and children, and left Sydney in November of that year. She did not use the name De Falbe, but signed her letters E. M. Falbe or Emmeline Falbe.

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Recollections by Emmeline de Falbe daughter of Hannibal H. Macarthur, (she married 1st. George Leslie 2nd. Vigant de Falbe)

(1909) For some years past when I have alluded to my happy ideal childhood and youth in Australia; friends have said, "Why don't you write all that you have been telling us of your experiences of a long and varied life?" In reply I have felt that I neither possessed talent or inclination to attempt to write from memory, but recently, when old age, and loneliness have come upon me- it may prove occupation, if not an interest to me. Such notes must be fragmentary, not in chronological order, and without literary merit; but they will be at least a true record of facts ond impressions of early life and surroundings with verified dates. As I have outlived the friends and companions of my youth, I hope no one can be hurt by the mention of names which must appear in a personal record, and few live who would attempt to identify the actors in past Colonial history where actual names will not be given. I have often regretted that in thoughtless youth I did not ask my Father for many details of his family history and eventful life, and further, that I did not profit more from the Society met with in my dear old home, where "Australia incognito attracted many most enlightened explorers and visitors, and where all who were worthy met with ready welcome at the Vineyard, so called as the spot on which great vines were first planted; now called "Subiaco, a convent on the Paramatta River.

[handwritten] x N.B. Although referred to as 'de Falbe' by members of the Macarthur Family, his lady signed her letters E. M. Falbe or Emmeline Falbe.

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