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Love, adventure and… pet hair? Joanna Turnbull’s autograph album in the Alexander Turnbull Library

Audrey Waugh will highlight some of the wonders found in Joanna Turnbull’s autograph album from the Manuscripts and Archives collection.

Treasures in an autograph album

Come along to hear Audrey Waugh, Research Librarian Manuscripts discuss the many treasures that can be found in Joanna Turnbull’s autograph album. Autograph albums are books, loose-leaf binders, or other volumes containing blank leaves, on which people have written sentiments, quotations, or signatures.

Joanna Turnbull’s autograph album is a wonderful example of this aide memoire. From pet hair to poems, flower cuttings to flowering romance, maiden to marriage this album captures the essence of Joanna Turnbull’s younger years.

About the speaker

Audrey Waugh is the Research Librarian, Manuscripts in the Alexander Turnbull Library’s Research Enquiries team. She has a history degree and a Master of Information Studies specialising in libraries and archives from Victoria University of Wellington. Her day to day involves helping people connect to manuscript collections in the reading room and through the Ask A Librarian service.

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Floor to ceiling bookshelves, men and women librarians reading and looking at the shelves.
Pacific stack room, and staff, Alexander Turnbull Library, Bowen Street, Wellington. Alexander Turnbull Library :Negatives of items in the Library's collections. Ref: 1/2-005716-F. Alexander Turnbull Library.