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Jacobs, Philip Acland (1873–1963)

Philip Jacobs, n.d.

Philip Jacobs, n.d.

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Notes taken from his autobiography, A Lawyer Tells (F. W. Cheshire, Melbourne) published in 1949.

p 2 His second name, Acland, is derived from Acland St in St Kilda. His parents were living in a house in the street at the time of his birth.

p 5 The family went to England in 1882 aboard the Sorata.

p 17 Philip returned to Australia at the age of 15.

p 34 While a student at Ormond College he wrote under the nom de plume 'Calamus'.

p 40 He was a law reporter for the Argus newspaper and the Argus Law Reports from 1895 to 1900.

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'Jacobs, Philip Acland (1873–1963)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/jacobs-philip-acland-20179/text31787, accessed 27 January 2021.

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Philip Jacobs, n.d.

Philip Jacobs, n.d.

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