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Extensive efforts by scholars over the years have failed to trace Torrens 's papers. Direct descendants have been contacted without success.


WILLIAM HENRY ARCHER, three letters, 1847-1864. Archer papers, National Library of Australia, MS. 71.

HENRY PETER BROUGHAM, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, 14 letters, 1831-1860. Brougham papers, UCL

BENJAMIN DISRAELI, Earl of Beaconsfield, 11 letters, 1847-1850. Disraeli papers, NRA 0842.

SIR JAMES GRAHAM, copies of several letters, n. d. Graham papers, NRA 2634.

JOHN GEORGE LAMBTON, 1st Earl of Durham, five letters, 1831-1839. Lambton papers, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand .

SAMUEL JONES LOYD, Baron Overstone, 60 letters, 1847-1863. Overstone papers, London UL, MS. 804.

SIR ROBERT PEEL, nine items, 1841-1845. BL Add. MSS. 40486-40557.

SIR JOHN GEORGE SHAW-LEFEVRE, four letters, 1837 and n.d. Shaw-Lefevre papers, House of Lords RO

EDWARD GIBBON WAKEFIELD, three items, 1839. Lambton papers, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington , New Zealand .

SIR ROBERT JOHN WILMOT-HORTON, 20 letters, 1826-1831. Catton collection, Derby Borough Library.

CHARLES WOOD 1st Viscount Halifax, ten letters, 1848-1860. Hickleton papers, NRA 8128.

Printed Material

LIONEL CHARLES ROBBINS, Robert Torrens and the Evolution of Classical Economics ( London, 1958).

New Palgrave; ODNB; Boase III 991; ESS XVI 652; IESS XVI 105.