Dr Matthew Stephens

Research Librarian

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Matthew has been research librarian at the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection since 2004, and has developed a strong interest in the history of books and libraries in New South Wales. Unashamedly addicted to the historical research process, Matthew has written extensively about the British cross-dressing soldier, Hannah Snell, rediscovered the missing library of explorer, Ludwig Leichhardt, and completed a PhD on the early history of the Australian Museum Library. More recently, Matthew has been examining the personal book and sheet music collections in our properties at Sydney Living Museums and is looking forward to sharing further this fascinating world of our reading and music-making history.


Stories by Dr Matthew Stephens