Bruce, George, 1778?-1819 : The life of a Greenwich pensioner, presented to John Dyer, secretary to Greenwich Hospital

Date
1806-1817, 1907
By
Bruce, George, 1778?-1819Whitley, Thomas, active 1898-1907
Ref
MS-0337
Description

Bruce describes his experiences in the Bay of Islands, where, as possibly the first white resident he was tattooed and married the daughter of the chief, Te Pahi; he describes Maori customs, lists ships visiting New Zealand

Includes extract in A H Turnbull's hand of letter from Macquarie to the Under-Secretary of State concerning Bruce (1814) from `Historical records of New Zealand' vol 1 (1908); and part of letter from the Mitchell Library concerning the various Bruce manuscripts

Source of title - Transcribed title

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

Relationship complexity - See also MS-0336 another copy of Bruce's reminiscences, compiled and abridged by Thomas Whitley; also available, Micro-MS-0227 of original in Mitchell Library and Micro-MS-0533 of original in National Library of Australia

Quantity: 1 volume(s) (113 leaves). 0.02 Linear Metres.

Physical Description: Holograph (25 cm; ½ brown calf, light brown marbled boards)

Provenance: This copy, made by Thomas Whitley in 1907, is a transcript of original manuscript, dictated by Bruce

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original - Microfilm copies available in Katherine Mansfield Reading Room. Use MS-Copy-Micro-0538
Format
1 volume(s) (113 leaves), 0.02 Linear Metres, Autobiographies, Transcriptions (Documents), Manuscripts, Holograph (25 cm; ½ brown calf, light brown marbled boards)
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