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William [Bailey] Baker - "Notes on Treaty of Waitangi"

documentary heritage
  • Description

    On the last page (page 4) Baker makes the following remark: "The Treaty of Waitangi I remember had a narrow escape at the burning of the Public Offices at Auckland in 1841. I was then Clk. [Clerk] of Records in the Col. Secs. Off. [Colonial Secretary's Office] and I arrived at the fire just in time to save that and the Seal of the Colony from being burned and carried them to Felton Mathew's house (subsequently where Col. Wynyard lived).

    I afterwards fastened the different copies of the Treaty together and put them into the iron safe in the Col. Secs. off in which they have been kept ever since".

  • Other Id

    MS-22-39 (Reference Number)

    13500 (Presto content ID)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    William [Bailey] Baker - "Notes on Treaty of Waitangi"
  • Primary Maker
  • Physical Description

    1 x bound typescript volume ; 4 leaves ; 333 x 207 mm

  • Level of Current Record
  • Is Part Of
  • Public Access Text

    Duplicate copy of item held at MS-22-38.

  • Subject Notes
    William Bailey Baker was the eldest son of Reverend Charles Baker.
  • Copyright
    No known copyright restrictions
  • Last Update
    11 Oct 2023
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