Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967

England-based antique dealer, collector of New Zealand and Pacific material. Born Wellington, 17 December 1906, son of Henry Arthur Webster. Educated at Wellington College; did clerical work before taking up a farm in the King Country. Went to London 1936, working in a factory until 1939. He was made a Captain towards the end of his war service. In 1944 married New Zealand nurse Leila Mossman. In 1945 began to collect Maori antiquities, and later New Zealand and Pacific books, manuscripts, paintings, drawings and prints. (Encyclopaedia of New Zealand Vol 1, p 590; Who's Who in New Zealand, 10th edition 1971). The Alexander Turnbull Library purchased his remaining collection of books, paintings, prints, and manuscripts in 1970 from dealer Maggs Brothers, after his death in London.

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Date: 1827-1856 By: Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: Eph-D-WEBSTER-2 Description: Includes: Surrey Rotunda. Miss Lucinda Smith benefit, 6 July 1827 - includes scenes from "School for scandal", ... "The duenna", "A Bavarian girl", "Exchange...
Date: 1835 - 1845 By: Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: A-013-060 Description: Half-length portrait of Lord Brougham. He was a Director of the New Zealand Company and Brougham Street, Wellington, was named for him Quantity: 1 b&w art p...
Date: 1831 - 1834 By: Woodman, B, active 1830s; Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: A-013-030 Description: Half-length portrait of Anglican clergyman, Rev Basil Woodd Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s). Physical Description: Engraving, black and white 325 x 229 mm
Date: 1830-1889 By: Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: Eph-D-WEBSTER-1 Description: Includes: Royal Clarence Theatre of Arts. ... Diorama... Polar seas and regions ... "The golden galley" ... Miss Fannie Leclercq. J Howe, printer, 3 Scale-La...
Date: [not after 1800] By: Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: MSR-41 Description: Discusses the couplets composed by the Indian mystic, Kabir. Text within borders ruled in blue, yellow and red. Some text in red. Copy lacks numbered leave...
Eruera Tihema Tirikatene with Mr KA Webster and Mr Anderton, at Parliament, Wellington
Date: 25 Jul 1959 From: Evening post (Newspaper. 1865-2002) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper Ref: EP/1959/2574-F Description: Photograph taken for the Evening Post newspaper of Wellington by an unidentified staff photographer. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Descrip...
Date: 1963-1964 From: Binney, Judith Te Tomairangi o te Aroha (Dame), 1940-2011: Collection Ref: MS-Papers-11115-137C Description: Correspondence relating to biography of Thomas Kendall, some but not all correspondents are identified Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Sa'di, [[Bustan] [Be Etmam Resid Noskheye Boustan Fi Tasannof Hazrat-e Sheikh Saadi Shirazi]
Date: [not after 1649?] By: Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967; Maggs Brothers (Firm) Ref: MSR-40 Description: Bustan in Persian means 'flower-garden' and the Bustan of Sa'di is a composition of stories and maxims each representing a flower in this garden. Bustan of S...
Date: 1879 - 1892 By: Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: Eph-D-POLITICS-1892-01 Description: Galley proof of a column from an unnamed newspaper from 1892, giving what purports to be the true story of why Ballance resigned thirteen years previously, i...
Date: 1900 By: Stop-the-War Committee (London, England); Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: Eph-A-WAR-SA-1900-07 Description: Flyer published in London protesting against the South African War. Two copies held. Quantity: 1 b&w photo-mechanical print(s). Physical Description: Offs...
By: Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: Micro-MS-0313-0317 Description: Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s).
Date: 1790 - 1767 By: Cook, James, 1728-1779; Parkinson, Sydney, 1745-1771; Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: A-111-005-1-a Description: Side and front views of carved clubs and stabbing weapons, including patu, mere and other weapons, as well as a hei tiki On the lower part of a sheet bearin...
Date: 1820 - 1840 By: Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: A-131-019 Description: Shows a ruined archway and a few other surrounding structures. The site is alongside the sea, with a castle wall and castle on the top of a hill behind it A...
Date: 1875 By: Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: Eph-B-POLITICS-1875-02 Description: Proof text of a newspaper article concerning Dr Buller and his candidature for the Manawatu Electorate. The article favours Dr Buller against Mr Featherston...
Date: 1876 By: Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: Eph-B-POLITICS-1876-01 Description: Proof text of a newspaper column regarding secular education (Dr Buller's preference) as opposed to Christian-based denominational education (as preferred by...
Date: 1864 By: Creighton & Scales (Firm); Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: Eph-A-OPERA-1864-01 Description: Libretto of Verdi's opera. Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s). Physical Description: Booklet of 24 pages, 186 x 123 mm. Provenance: Previously part of the colle...
Date: 1850 - 1880 By: Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: A-052-004/008 Description: Family crests and initials of William Stirling Maxwell. One set of decorated initials includes the family crest behind, and the motto Gang forward poco a poc...
Date: 1834-1866 By: Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: qMS-0794 Description: Papers from various sources. (1) Letters about FitzRoy's naval career including Admiralty to Sir Graham Eden Hamond, 3 December 1834, informing him that Fitz...
Date: 1860 By: Pulman, George, 1827-1871; Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: A-015-027 Description: Shows Partington's windmill, St. Paul's Church, Wesleyan Chapel, Bond store, Commercial Bay; ships in harbour. Extended Title - Auckland, the capital of New...
Dhikr Managib al-Sultan Muhammed Aurank Zib
Date: 1134 [1722] By: Aurangzeb, Emperor of Hindustan, 1618-1707; Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: MSR-29 Description: Illuminated Arabic manuscript. An enumeration of the acts of piety of the Sultan Aurangzib, and his observance of the tenets of the Muslim faith Source of t...