Archives and Manuscripts

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Significant collections of archives and manuscripts relating to Charles Joseph La Trobe are held in the following organisations:

Australian Manuscripts Collection, State Library Victoria
Charles Joseph La Trobe in the State Library: a bibliography
The Charles Joseph La Trobe Archive: an Overview
Index to the Gipps-La Trobe correspondence


Archives de l’Etat, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
A copy of most of the original papers relating to the La Trobe family is held in the Australian Manuscripts Collection, State Library Victoria. Link to Archives de l’Etat, Neuchâtel


Public Record Office, Victoria
VPRS 4 Inward Registered Correspondence - Police Magistrate, Port Phillip District
_____ Folder No: 91 1839/188 C. J. La Trobe Minute Book & Diary from 1 Oct to Nov 1839. Transcript
VPRS 10  Inward Registered Correspondence to the Superintendent of Port Phillip District, relating to Aboriginal Affairs               Guide
VPRS 19  Inward Registered Correspondence - Superintendent, Port Phillip District
VPRS 19  INDEX  Royal Historical Society of Victoria (Search 'Latrobe' as one word)
VPRS 20  Inward Registered Confidential Correspondence – Superintendent, Port Phillip District
VPRS 1189 Inward Registered Correspondence - Colonial Secretary’s Office
Other series                     Timeline through letters                       Transcripts


Royal Historical Society of Victoria  Miscellaneous papers re La Trobe, Charles Joseph (1801-1875); letters and other items throughout the Manuscript Collection.     La Trobe letters


State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales
Superintendent of the Port Phillip District       Alternative link


The National Archives (formerly Public Record Office) U.K.
A copy of records relating to Australia and the Pacific, published by the Australian Joint Copying Project (and held in State Library Victoria on microfilm) is currently being digitised. 
PRO series  Miscellaneous series  The National Archives


University of Melbourne Archives
Graham Bros & Co. records      Finding aid        La Trobe manuscripts (incl. C.A. La Trobe)


University of Melbourne, Trinity College, Leeper Library
Rusden manuscripts      La Trobe letters



For further details on archives and manuscripts refer to:

Reilly, Dianne. La Trobe: the Making of a Governor. Melbourne University Publishing, 2006. Bibliography: archives and manuscripts, pp.268-270.

McCaughey, J. Davis, Naomi Perkins and Angus Trumble. Victoria’s Colonial Governors, 1839-1900. Carlton, Vic., The Miegunyah Press, 1993. Archival collections, pp.333-422.


Works by La Trobe

Works about La Trobe