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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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: 1913-1943 By: Christie, Henry Maynard, 1876-1946 Ref: MS-Papers-2772 Description: These papers consist of drafts of Christie's articles, letters from Best and Roger Duff of the Canterbury Museum and some photographs of archaeological and h...
Date: 30 May 1899 From: Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0057-100 Description: Finding Aids: See inventory for full description of contents of this folder.
Date: 1895-1929 From: Donne, Thomas Edward, 1860-1945 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1387-12 Description: Inward Correspondence - letter from Elsdon Best - on verso is a letter from Robley to Donne. Letters from James Cowan - Oswald Crawford, London, fragment of...
Elsdon Best
Date: 1931 From: S P Andrew Ltd :Portrait negatives Ref: 1/1-018778-F Description: Elsdon Best, photographed in 1931 by Stanley Polkinghorne Andrew. Note on back of file print reads: "Detail from 43389 1/2 (c/n 117951) which includes his w...
Maori man and woman lighting a fire
Date: [ca 1920s] By: Best, Elsdon, 1856-1931 Ref: 1/2-110670-F Description: Maori man and woman lighting a fire, circa 1920s. Taken by an unidentified photographer. Inscriptions: Photographer's title on negative - bottom left - 1402...
Date: ca 1903-ca 1930 From: Craig, Elsdon Walter Grant, 1917-1980 :Photographs Ref: PAColl-8066-06 Description: Pages from a family album which includes groups of Maori and four images taken at Koriniti. There are group photographs of Victoria University College stude...
Date: 1914-1929 From: Australian Joint Copying Project : Miscellaneous Series microfilm Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-20-2626 Description: Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s).
Date: [ca 1908-1920] From: Australian Joint Copying Project : Miscellaneous Series microfilm Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-20-2622 Description: Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s).
Date: 1921-1959 From: Pacific Manuscripts Bureau : Records of the Pacific Area Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-08-0028 Description: Comprises over 100 letters with correspondents, many of them prominent ethnolgists and linguists, mainly on Tongan topics. Includes copy of speech made by Qu...
Date: 1891-1930 From: Australian Joint Copying Project : Miscellaneous Series microfilm Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-20-2759 Description: Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s).
Date: [ca 1887-1894?] From: Polynesian Society: Records Ref: MS-Papers-1187-016 Description: Contains notes written or collected by Best on Asian alphabets, and customs, religious ideas and ancient civilizations of the Philippines Quantity: 1 folder...
Date: 1912 From: Polynesian Society: Records Ref: MS-Papers-1187-240 Description: Comprises manuscripts of the following papers (in publication order): A Levard `The Tahitian verson of Tafa'i (or Tawhaki)'; Hare Hongi `Whiro and Toi'; Sid...
Date: 1895 From: Polynesian Society: Records Ref: MS-Papers-1187-027 Description: Most pages unused. Contains material from Hori Ropiha and Tarakawa about Tamatea, the ancestor of Ngati Kahungunu, Ngati Ira whakapapa, copies of text from `...
Date: 1897 From: Polynesian Society: Records Ref: MS-Papers-1187-033 Description: Contains notes in Maori and shorthand on pages numbered 23-49 with an enclosed letter from T H Tarakawa, 24 Sep 1897; galley sheets of `Sketches from Tuhoe l...
Date: [ca 1896-1898] From: Polynesian Society: Records Ref: MS-Papers-1187-031 Description: Contains rough notes, some in shorthand, mostly in Maori. Included is correspondence to S P Smith and a letter from Pio to Te Pehi (Best), Puketapu, Te Teko,...
Date: [ca 1897] From: Polynesian Society: Records Ref: MS-Papers-1187-032 Description: Contains notes postmarked 19 Aug 1897, mainly in English largely concerning the history of the Te Whaiti wars, with a covering note from Best saying `am send...
Date: [189-?-1902?] From: Polynesian Society: Records Ref: MS-Papers-1187-029 Description: Contains rough notes, some in shorthand, mostly in Maori. One section has a note in S P Smith's hand saying it was recorded on 26 Aug 1902. Includes two pape...
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: 1896-[1897?] From: Polynesian Society: Records Ref: MS-Papers-1187-018 Description: Contains waiata and haka numbered 218-373 in S P Smith's hand. Enclosed is one sheet in Best's hand titled `Tangi mo Rangiuia na Te Matorohanga' Quantity: 1...