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Album of manuscripts of Australasian and Pacific interest collected by Rex Nan Kivell, 1722-1959 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1394637
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Description [1722-1959] 
0.12 m. (1 v.) 

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK4168.


Album of manuscript letters, deeds, wills, drafts, etc. of Australasian and Pacific interest. Represented in the collection are: James Cook; Admiral George Anson; R. Parkinson; Lord Robert Bingley; Sir John Jamieson; Barron Field; Lord Chatham; John Franklin; George III; John Gould; William Bligh; Thomas Forrest; Thomas Faber; T.L. Mitchell; George Bennet; Sir Joseph Banks; Lachlan Macquarie; General Thaddeus Kosciuszko; Robert Southey; Sir George Grey; Thomas Hustler; Sir Richard Westmacott; Bishop George A. Selwyn; John Williams; Henry Williams; John Manners; W.J. Hooker; J.B. Pentland; Captain Matthew Flinders; John Hammersley; Chas. Todd; R. Torrens; Elizabeth Fry; Florence Nightingale; Sir Henry Parkes; Prof. R. Owen; J.C. Patteson; Oscar Wilde; Rev. Thos. Vasey; C. Lindauer; George IV; Rex de C. Nan Kivell, John A. Ferguson; William Colenso; Lord Palmerston; William Gladstone; Lord John Russell; William Parry; Robert Falcon Scott; Chas. Fox; Theodore Roosevelt; Prince Albert; Queen Victoria; Walter Buller; Paul Gaughin; Chas. Heaphy; Captain Henry Kater; J.W. Whitehead; James Stack; W. Denison; J. Backhouse; Georg Forster; Thomas Pennant and others.

Manuscripts in the collection that relate to New Zealand include: autograph of Tawhiao, second Maori king and chief of Tainui tribes in the 1850s-1880s (item 48e); autograph of Kerewaro, a New Zealand chief of great influence (item 48f); letter of Papaihia Tamatoa (Pomare V) at Tahiti dated 20 July 1881 (item 49a); deed of transfer signed by several Maori chiefs for the transfer of land at Wellington, 2 July 1880 (items 97a-b); Maori letter of Hemi Tautai at Paihia to Colenso regarding trade on his ship, and mentioning blankets and equipment for his ship, 4 June 1844 (item 107b); A brief description of the unchristianized inhabitants of the islands of the Pacific by Rev. John Williams, 15 May 1836 (item 114a); six letters written by Colenso addressed to H. Hill, Inspector of Schools, Napier, 1883-1887 (items 118a-e) and 1895 (item 119), and, autograph of Hapimana Ngapiko, of Te Ati Awa, Taranaki, who visited Queen Victoria in May 1863 (item 151b).


Manuscript reference no.: MS 4246.

Title on spine: Early mss letters of Australasian interest: collection of Rex de C. Nan Kivell.

Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK4168.

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Includes some items in Maori, some in Tahitian, some in French.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (26 p.) available in the Special Collections Reading Room. 
Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Correspondence.  |  Bligh, William, 1754-1817 -- Correspondence.  |  Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820 -- Correspondence.  |  Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814 -- Correspondence.  |  Fry, Elizabeth Gurney, 1780-1845 -- Correspondence.  |  Parkes, Henry, Sir, 1815-1896 -- Correspondence.  |  Nan Kivell, Rex, 1898-1977 -- Correspondence.  |  Ferguson, John Alexander, 1881-1969 -- Correspondence.  |  Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Correspondence.  |  Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 -- Correspondence.  |  Field, Barron, 1786-1846 -- Correspondence.  |  Southey, Robert, 1774-1843 -- Correspondence.  |  Grey, George, Sir, 1812-1898 -- Correspondence.  |  Forster, Georg, 1754-1794 -- Correspondence.  |  Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798 -- Correspondence.  |  Colenso, William, 1811-1899 -- Correspondence.  |  Manuscripts -- Australasia.  |  Manuscripts -- Pacific Area.
Time Coverage 1722-1959 
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Early mss letters of Australasian interest : collection of Rex de C. Nan Kivell

Collection of Rex de C. Nan Kivell

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