Best, Elsdon, 1856-1931

Peehi, 1856-1931, Te Pehi, 1856-1931

Farm worker, soldier, sawmiller, health inspector, ethnographer, writer. Best known for his large series of writings about traditional Maori society. See E W G Craig "Man of the mist" (1964), and DNZB (Vol 2, 1870-1900, p39-40)

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Polynesian Society circular by Stephenson Percy Smith
Date: 19 June 1891 From: Polynesian Society: Records By: Smith, Stephenson Percy, 1840-1922 Ref: MS-Papers-1187-125-1 Description: Printed circular with the heading 'The Polynesian Society', by Stephenson Percy Smith, dated 41 Tinakori Road, Wellington, 19 June 1891. Circular outlines th...
Date: [1987] From: Stratford, Peter : Epsom Trust collection Ref: MS-Papers-11750-35 Description: Printed matter relating to research on Maori warfare. Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: [1800-1987] From: Stratford, Peter : Epsom Trust collection Ref: MS-Papers-11750-36 Description: Printed matter relating to research on Maori warfare including articles about Hongi Hika and The Treaty of Waitangi. Also typescript draft of Maori Warfare b...
Date: 1940-1969 Ref: Eph-A-BOOK-1940/1969 Description: Includes: 1940: F L Combs. "Little Ann & what to do with her" [1940]. Order form 1941: Wellington Club of Printing House Craftsmen. "History of printing in N...
Date: 1902 From: Cowan, James, 1870-1943 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-11310-152 Description: Letter from Elsdon Best to James Cowan, dated 17 August 1902. Mentions his research in forest lore and also the building of a fighting pa at 'Matatua' [Mataa...
Date: Oct 2002 From: Binney, Judith Te Tomairangi o te Aroha (Dame), 1940-2011: Collection Ref: 35mm-96745-96776 Description: Colour negatives from five rolls of film taken by Binney in Oct 2002, showing images taken in the Ureweras. Corresponding prints are at PAColl-9928-20. Image...
Date: Oct 2002 From: Binney, Judith Te Tomairangi o te Aroha (Dame), 1940-2011: Collection Ref: PAColl-9928-20 Description: Colour prints from five rolls of film taken by Binney in Oct 2002, showing images taken in the Ureweras. Corresponding negatives are at 35mm-96745-96776-F Im...
Date: 1883-1929 From: Cowan family: Collection Ref: MS-Papers-11946-138 Description: Seven publications that belonged to Henry Stowell, some annotated. - 'Auckland Free Public Library. Address delivered by Sir George Grey, K. C. B., at the ...
Date: [1910s?] Ref: MS-Papers-12107-1 Description: Notebook with two sections, which include two different sets of handwriting. The first section of the notebook is a transcription of Alfred Domett's 1872 epi...
Date: 2016 Ref: MS-Papers-12198-2 Description: Two publications assembled/compiled by Alice Hunt and published by Manuia Books, Palmerston North, 2016: - 'Samoa, 1917. Dear Mr Best ~ Letters written 1917-...
Date: 1896-1898 From: Polynesian Society: Records Ref: MS-Papers-1187-028 Description: Contains galley proofs for various articles on the Urewera region and people by Best. Most are under the name `Tuhoe'. Also included is a scrap of paper in S...
Date: [19-]-1940 From: Stowell, Henry Matthew, 1859-1944 :Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0062-42 Description: Includes an exercise book `Whangai Makariri' which contains information on land sales, whakapapa, purchases and prices; typescript on land claim of the Ngati...
Date: 1857 By: Te Naonao Paramena, active 1857-1885 Ref: MS-Papers-1658 Description: Written in Maori from Heretaunga, with note in Elsdon Best's hand inside upper cover Contains details of the accident, where Te Naonao cut his foot with an a...
Date: 30 May 1899 Ref: MS-Papers-0057-100 Description: Finding Aids: See inventory for full description of contents of this folder.
Date: 1897 By: Sturtevant, George Neville, 1858-1937 Ref: E-141-q-014 Description: Waikaremoana Lake surrounded by bush-clad hills Used as an illustration in Best, Elsdon 'Waikaremoana' (1897) Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - Signed: ...
Maori songs given by Kereoma Tuwhawhakia of Whanga-nui
Date: nd From: Best, Elsdon, 1856-1931 : Papers By: Best, Elsdon, 1856-1931 Ref: MS-0196 Description: Quantity: 1 volume(s) (68 pages). Physical Description: Mss (photocopy) (17 cm; ¼ red morocco, red cloth)
Date: 1909-1923 From: Maori Purposes Fund Board : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0189-004 Description: Contains letters and telegrams concerning political issues and polticians; also contains newspaper clippings about allegations of electoral fraud in the West...
Date: 1913-1928 From: McEwen, Jock Malcolm, 1915-2010: Papers Ref: MSX-5357 Description: Annotated and indexed articles from the Transactions of the New Zealand Institute and the Journal of the Polynesian Society, listed under Other Titles Other...
Date: 1911-1930 By: Lee, Ina, active 1908-1931; Spicer, Eleanor Juliet, 1876-1958 Ref: MSX-9528 Description: Sketchbook with signatures, inscriptions, watercolours, ink drawings, and items pasted in: - Design in pencil, black ink, red and black watercolour on paper,...
Date: 1905 - 1930 By: Best, Elsdon, 1856-1931 Ref: MapColl-832.47ee/[pre1840]/Acc.47912 Description: Three panels from part of a cadastral map of the Paikakariki survey district mounted on linen. The area extends from Paremata north to Whareroa, and west to ...