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Gideon Smales - Papers, 1822 - 1971

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  • Description

    Box 1: Letters and papers

    Folders 1 - 6 -- Inward correspondence (arranged chronologically), 1841 - 1867. [see hardcopy inventory for details]

    Folders 7 - 8 -- Outward correspondence (arranged chronologically), 1842 - 1859. [see hardcopy inventory for details]

    Folders 9 - 10 -- Other correspondence (arranged chronologically): Letters from others to Reverends J.H. Bumby, N. Turner, W. Wallis, John Hobbs, and Mrs Smales (nee Bumby), 1838 - 1845. [see hardcopy inventory for details]

    Box 2: Letters and papers

    Folders 11 - 13 -- Inward correspondence (in Maori): Includes one from Wiremu Tamihana, waiata, incantations for kumara planting, grammar notebook and loose notes.

    Box 3: Letters and papers

    Folder 14 -- Subscription and other lists.

    Folder 15 -- Minutes of Annual District Meetings, 10 February 1853 - 22 November 1852.

    Folder 16 -- Accounts (unsorted) relating to England and Australia, c. 1839 - 1867; and New Zealand [1846 - 1850?]

    Folder 17 -- Accounts (unsorted) relating to New Zealand, c. 1853 - 1896.

    Folder 18 -- Accounts (unsorted) relating to New Zealand, c. 1853 - 1896.

    Box 4: Miscellaneous papers, plans, maps

    Folder 19 -- Miscellaneous papers.

    Folder 20 -- Maps and plans.

    Folder 21 -- Maps and plans.

    Box 5: Printed pamphlets, notebooks

    Folder 22 -- Printed pamphlets, circulars, flyers, etc. [FRAGILE]

    Folder 23 -- Printed pamphlets, circulars, flyers, etc. [FRAGILE]

    Folder 24 -- 'Hints on Missions', by James Douglas, 1822, belonging to Reverend J.H. Bumby, dated 182[?5]

    Folder 25 -- Notebook which belonged to Reverend J.H. Bumby.

    Folder 26 -- Book of prayers (handwritten). Bound volume belonging to Reverend J.H. Bumby, saved from Smales box in upturned canoe at the time of his drowning at Thames.

    Folder 27 -- Exercise book belonging to Mary Anna Smales, 1863. [Acc. No. 72/21]

    Folder 28 -- Two shopping lists of purchases by Mary Anna Smales. [Acc. No. 72/21]

    Folder 29 -- Handwritten articles for the New Zealand Herald (Exercise Book) from March 1893 to October 1894. [Acc. No. 72/21]

    Box 6: Notebooks and diaries

    Folder 30 -- Gideon Smale's journal of voyage in 'Triton' from Bristol, England, to Hokianga, New Zealand, 1839 - 1840. [Acc. No. 72/21]

    Folder 31 -- Journal of trip from Hokianga to Bay of Islands, 1840. [Acc. No. 72/21]

    Folder 32 -- Journal of trip from Hokianga to Aotea Mission Station and return. [Acc. No. 72/21]

    Folder 33 -- Journal of voyage from England to New Zealand, August - December 1859. [Acc. No. 72/21]

    Folder 34 -- Notes and draft letters before, during and after a voyage from New Zealand to England aboard the 'Sussex' in 1859. [Acc. No. 72/21]

    Folder 35 -- Notebook for 1860. [Acc. No. 72/21]

    Folder 36 -- Extracts from the log of the 'Northumberland', Auckland to London, 1862. [Acc. No. 72/21]

    Folder 37 -- Journal of voyage from Auckland to San Francisco aboard the 'Nebraska' en route to England, 1871. [Acc. No. 72/21]

    Folder 38 -- Notes concerning Mrs A.E.D. Grant, youngest daughter of Rev. Gideon Smales, 1817 - 1894. [Acc No. 71/18]

    Folder 39 -- Notes on and incidental to 'The Church Avenue', its environs [by] G.H.D. Grant, 3 March 1971, [and] programme of 'A Re-dedication Service' and the dedication of 'The Church Avenue', St John's Church, East Tamaki. [Acc No. 71/18]

    Folder 40 -- 'Waste Book', Mangugnu, 1839. [Acc. No. 72/21]

  • Other Id

    MS-530 (Reference Number)

    1663 (Presto content ID)

    20559 (DBTextworks system ID)

    68/5 (Registration number)

    71/18 (Registration number)

    72/21 (Registration number)

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Catalogue

  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Gideon Smales - Papers, 1822 - 1971
  • Primary Maker
  • Date
    1822-1971
  • Physical Description

    6 x boxes (40 folders)

  • Language
    Te Reo Māori
    English
  • Level of Current Record
    Parent
  • Public Access Text

    'He parana mo te ra tapu' (A Lord's day plan), 1856-57, removed from Folder 23, Box 5, 7 May 1996. [FRAGILE]. See Ephemera collection (Ref. No. EPH-PT-16-3)

  • Subject Notes
    Gideon Smales was a Wesleyan missionary who arrived in the Hokianga in 1840 and was involved in mission work there among local Maori, including Wairau, Aotea and Porirua from 1840 to 1856. He negotiated between Te Rauparaha and Wakefield. Smales retired to East Tamaki.
  • Last Update
    07 Jun 2024
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