Bruce, George, 1778?-1819 : The life of a Greenwich pensioner by himself / compiled by Thomas Whitley

1806-1817, 1898
Bruce, George, 1778?-1819Whitley, Thomas, active 1898-1907

Title continues:`...being the memoirs of George Bruce, native of London and first European resident in New Zealand, upon whom on his adoption into the native race the rank of chief was conferred in 1806.' Includes lists of names of places, ships and persons incidental to the Bruce mss; plan of New South Wales, illustrations from books of aspects of Bruce's life, for example, drawing of Tippahee (Te Pahi), the `Lady Nelson' at Hunters River, buildings at Shadwell, Greenwich Hospital, and plan of buildings at Sydney. Whitley gives a commentary on the transcript at MS-0337 and includes notes on `Memoir of Duaterra, a late chief of New Zealand' by Samuel Marsden; letter from Mitchell to Bruce re the manuscripts (1898); copies of letter with enclosures from the Admiralty to Whitley; and notes by Whitley on aspects of the manuscript

Source of title - Transcribed

Other Titles - Cover title: New Zealand, George Bruce, 1806

Relationship complexity - See also MS-0337 for copy of the original manuscript which is in the Mitchell Library, New South Wales; and Micro-MS-0227 for further version in Mitchell Library, and Micro-MS-0533 for copy of version in the National Library of Australia

Written at Greenwich Hospital in 1817; this version compiled and abridged from the original manuscript in 1898

Quantity: 1 volume(s) (ca 80 leaves). 0.02 Linear Metres.

Physical Description: Holograph and printed matter (maps, illustrations) (26 cm; ½ brown calf, dark brown marbled boards)

Provenance: Compiled and abridged from original in 1898 by Whitley, then owner of the original

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original - Microfilm copies available in Katherine Mansfield Reading Room. Use MS-Copy-Micro-0538
1 volume(s) (ca 80 leaves), 0.02 Linear Metres, Autobiographies, Book illustrations, Manuscripts, Maps, Holograph and printed matter (maps, illustrations) (26 cm; ½ brown calf, dark brown marbled boards)
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