George Samuel Graham - Papers
- 75/13 (Registration Number)
- MS-120 (Reference Number)
- 71/34 (Registration Number)
- 72/36 (Registration Number)
- 77/57 (Registration Number)
Materials relating to many aspects of Maori history and culture, especially the Auckland area. Includes letters, newspaper articles and other publications. The collection has been arranged into five series and a detailed inventory, created by Jenifer Curnow, containing descriptions at item level is available.
- Generally this collection is open access. The only restrictions are as follows: (Access Notes)
- (1) - Copyright, (Access Notes)
- (4) - Originals to be issued only when a surrogate is not available. (Access Notes)
- (2) - Letters from living persons which require the writer's written permission, (Access Notes)
- (3) - M97, M99 and N37 which require the permission of the Librarian, and (Access Notes)
Graham, George Samuel. Papers. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. MS-120.
- George Samuel Graham was born in Auckland, the son of James Bannatyne Graham and grandson of George Graham, M.H.R. for Newton (1861-69). In 1912 he married Takurangi (Kahupeka) of Ngati Whanaunga, and in 1935 he married Mare of Ngati Mahuta. Graham's lifelong interest in, collecting of, empathy with and championship of Maori history, language, culture and artefacts began at an early age, and he published widely in the Journal of the Polynesian Society and metropolitan and local newspapers between 1890 and 1950.
- DNZB entry: http://dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/default.asp?Find_Quick.asp?PersonEssay=4G17
- George Graham's papers are held in Auckland Libraries' Sir George Gray Special Collections and in the Auckland War Memorial Museum Library, with the latter holding the greater part.
- A tentative draft bibliography was prepared by David R. Simmons in 1978–79. Further work was done on this bibliography by Jeff Sissons in 1980–81, who interfiled the holdings of both libraries. In 1993, Jenifer Curnow prepared a new inventory to provide a more comprehensive and consistent guide to the papers held in the Museum Library.
- M 99 (Te Akarana Maori Association Minute Books) -- The earlier minute book, 1926–27, is held at MS-2002-113.
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