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The founders of Canterbury : Volume I. Being letters from the late Edward Gibbon Wakefield to the late John Robert Godley, and to other well-known helpers in the foundation of the settlement of Canterbury in New Zealand.

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  • Other Name

    E.G. Wakefield's letters (Alternate title)

    Founders of Canterbury (Alternate title)

  • Description

    "Assembled by E.J. Wakefield to prove the leading role of his father in fostering the Canterbury Association and ensuring its success. The work was in part a reply to Fitzgerald's claims on behalf of Godley in his edition of the latter's writings and speeches [A selection from the writings and speeches of John Robert Godley / collected and edited by James Edward Fitzgerald. Bagnall no. 2146]. E.J.W. selection is of his father's letters to those who also involved from Nov.

    1847 to Oct. 1950, chiefly Abel Smith, Adderley, Godley, Rintoul, Baring, Bellairs (who was promised a baronetcy if he settled), Lord Lyttelton, Fitzgerald, Swell, etc. Still an interesting and significant collection in which the editor in abbreviating the originals appears not to have willfully distorted the meanings. In the introduction. E.J. W. who as always, over emphasised his own role, promised a second part of letters to his father if demand and subscriptions warranted. They apparently did not but Hocken's suggestion that the sequel's non appearance was due to the destruction of letters because of their many disagreeable references to well-known people disregards the eidtor's increasing physical inability, from this period on, to look after either his father's papers or his own"--Bagnall, 5795

  • Other Id

    DU436.8 WAK 1868 (Library of Congress Call Number)

    93527 (Cat ID)

    93297 (Presto content ID)

  • Department

Images and documents

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  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    The founders of Canterbury : Volume I. Being letters from the late Edward Gibbon Wakefield to the late John Robert Godley, and to other well-known helpers in the foundation of the settlement of Canterbury in New Zealand.
  • Other Name

    E.G. Wakefield's letters (Alternate title)

    Founders of Canterbury (Alternate title)

  • Contributor/Publisher
    Stevens and Co., High Street, Christchurch, New Zeland
  • Physical Description

    xvi, 352 pages ; 21 cm

  • Language
    English
  • Collection
  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
  • Member Object

    1 item in this collection. View all items.

  • Related Object Notes
    MS-2000-5 Catalogue of the Mackelvie Collection of Books and Pamphlets
    MUS-1995-38-86 Museum correspondence - Mackelvie, James Tannock
    N5297 CAT Catalogue of the Mackelvie Collection for Auckland, New Zealand
  • Subject Category
  • Public Access Text

    [Keywords: Wakefield, Edward Gibbon, 1796-1862--Correspondence; Godley, John Robert, 1814-1861--Correspondence; Fitzgerald, James Edward, 1818-1896--Correspondences; Lyttelton, George William Lyttelton, 1817-1876--Correspondence; Lyttelton, George William Lyttelton, 1817-1876; Canterbury (N.Z.)--Colonisation]

    Editor's preface signed; E.J. Wakefield Edited by E.J. Wakefield "Printed at the 'Press' Office, Cashel Street, Christchurch"-- List of subscribers: p. xv-xvi Note to the subscribers tipped in on p. [iii] Hocken, page 257.

  • Associated Notes

    https://books.google.co.nz/books?id=Uz1cAAAAcAAJ

    Full text available through Google Books (Accessed 23.6.2022)

  • Collection Type
    Reserve Collection
  • Last Update
    19 Dec 2023
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