Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918

Turnbull, A H, 1868-1918

Born in Wellington, New Zealand on 14 September 1868. Merchant, bibliophile, and collector who amassed the largest private library in New Zealand at the time, consisting of over 55,000 books, and also thousands of paintings, drawings, prints, maps, pamphlets, manuscripts, periodicals and newspapers. After his death in 1918 and bequest of his collection to the Crown, the Alexander Turnbull Library was established in 1920.

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Date: 1915 By: Burn, Gerald Maurice, 1862-1945; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: D-017-009-a Description: A partially broadside, partially frontal view of the ship New Zealand, probably in the English Channel Uncoloured version of D-017-008. Inscriptions: Recto...
Date: 1850 By: Fowles, Joseph, 1810-1878; Willis, F (Mr), active 1850; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: B-053-013 Description: Shows the ceremony of turning the first turf. Also shows carriages, men riding horses, flags, and a crowd of spectators watching the ceremony. Quantity: 1 b...
Date: 1850 - 1860 By: Lloyd, Henry Grant, 1830-1904; Walton, W L, active 1834-1855; M & N Hanhart (Firm); Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: B-053-003 Description: Shows men working on the wharf, barrels, boats, and packing cases. Quantity: 1 colour art print(s). Physical Description: Coloured lithograph on sheet 384 ...
Date: 1830 By: Huggins, William John, 1781-1845; Duncan, Edward, 1803-1882; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: B-053-005 Description: Shows Captain Stirling's exploring party of March, 1827. Shows Aborigines in the foreground; also kangaroos, a grass tree, other trees and black swans Other...
Date: 1902 By: Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: qMS-2047 Description: Privately printed book. Includes letters to Turnbull, and 1 page of ms notes by him Quantity: 1 volume(s) (8, 20, 5 pages). Physical Description: Printed m...
Date: 1887 By: Pritchett, Robert Taylor, 1823-1907; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: E-022-q Description: Original sketches made to illustrate Lady Annie Brassey's book The last voyage, 1886-1887, published by Longmans, 1889. Sketches made in Port Said, Australia...
Bothamley, Grafton : Photograph of the Iorangi crew, East Bay
Date: 1902 By: Bothamley, Grafton Francis, 1880-1956 Ref: PAColl-4258 Description: Photograph of the crew of the Iorangi at East Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, 1902. Left to right the names are: J Swan, W Jackson, Bert Stirling, B Martin, A ...
From: Various artists :[New Zealand and Australian bookplates collected by Johannes Andersen. 1800-1900s]. By: Andersen, Albert, active 1900s; Aris, Bernard Ford, 1887-1977; Barnett, Percy Neville, 1881-1953; Birmingham, Karna Marea, 1900-1987; Black, Dorrit, 1891-1951; Crane, Walter, 1845-1915; Feint, Adrian, 1894-1971; Holloway, Ronald, 1909-2003; Larsen, M F, active 1900s; Lindsay, Lionel Arthur (Sir), 1874-1961; Lindsay, Norman Alfred William, 1879-1969; McMillan, David, active 1900s; Perrottet, George David, 1890-1971; Rule, Percival Watts, 1889-1953; Smart, active 1900s; Taylor, Ernest Mervyn, 1906-1964; Woollaston, Mountford Tosswill (Sir), 1910-1998 Ref: BOOKPLATES-Andersen-05 Description: Contains bookplates made for: Anonymous (riders, moon, hilltop castle); S R Phippard 1950 (by Dorrit F Black showing judge and lawyers); Clare Clinton 1929 (...
Date: 1789 By: Gillray, James, 1757-1815; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: C-034-008 Description: A chaotic orgy reflecting the politics and new attitudes to religion and philosophy of late eighteenth century England and France. A huge Leviathan (depicted...
Date: 1871-1918 By: Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: MS-Papers-0057 Description: Inward correspondence, dealing chiefly with book collecting; notes for a bibliography of the Pacific Islands; catalogue cards for Turnbull's Maori language c...
Strutt, William, 1825-1915 :Taranaki [showing Mount Egmont from the country in the vicinity of New Plymouth] 1856
Date: 1856 By: Strutt, William, 1825-1915; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: G-695 Description: A group of Maori in the foreground, dressed partly in Maori, partly in European clothing. They are seated in cleared farmland, with cattle to the right, shee...
Date: 1880 By: Horsburgh, John, 1835-1924; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: G-668 Description: Standing full-length portrait of a young woman, formally dressed, in an interior setting. Shows Isabella Turnbull, older sister of Alexander Turnbull. Painte...
Date: 1860 By: Hatton, Walter Scarlett, 1873-1938; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: B-078-008 Description: View from near the shore, across the town towards Marsland Stockade Copied from a wood engraving entitled Taranaki (New Plymouth), the village capital of th...
Woolner, Thomas 1825-1892 :Gov. Latrobe, first governor of Victoria. 1853.
Date: 1853 By: Woolner, Thomas, 1825-1892; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: Curios-027-005 Description: Profile silhouette portrait in bronze Other Titles - Governor La Trobe Title from verso Quantity: 1 curio(s). Physical Description: Metal relief, 270 mm ...
Artist unknown :S. S. Huia aground. [ca 1900?]
Date: 1895 - 1889 - 1903 By: Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: G-490 Description: The steam ship and topsail schooner Huia aground on a beach in New Zealand. A wharf is visible in the background, along with rock formations at the foot of r...
Hatton, Walter Scarlett, 1873-1938 :Laying the foundation stone of the Odd Fellows' Hall at Wellington, New Zealand 1859
Date: 1859 By: Hatton, Walter Scarlett, 1873-1938; Fox, William, 1812-1893; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: B-078-015 Description: View looking north along the beachline (now the corner of Lambton Quay and Grey Street) with houses along the left of the view and a large group of people st...
Date: 1840-1842, [1900-1915] From: Early Maori Imprint Project : Items transferred from the Printed Collections Ref: MSX-5173 Description: Printer's proofs of `Ko tetahi wahi o te pukapuka tuarua a Mohi o Ekoruhe. He mea wakamaori no te reo Hiperu', published at Paihia at the mission press by Wi...
Cleveley, James fl 1776-1780 :[View of Charlotte Sound in New Zealand in the South Seas. [i. e. Matavai Bay, Tahiti, 1779]. Drawn on the spot by James Cleveley, painted by John Clevely, London. F. Jukes aquatt. London, Thomas Martyn, 1788]
Date: 1778 - 1788 - 1779 By: Cleveley, James, active 1776-1780; Cleveley, John, 1747-1786; Jukes, Francis, 1745-1812; Thomas Martyn (Firm); Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: G-462 Description: Title a misnomer for Matavai Bay, Tahiti. Shows Captain Cook with Tahitians on the beach, Tahitian dwellings, canoes and Cook's 2 ships, the Resolution and ...
Date: 1900 - 1909 From: Morris & Company :[Designs for furniture and textiles of Morris & Company Ltd. ca 1909] By: Morris & Company (London, England) Ref: B-024-015 Description: The details of a complete carpet square, showing William Morris's 'Holland Park' carpet, designed in 1883. Designs sent to A Turnbull by Morris & Co. Acco...
[Webber, John] ca 1751-1793. :Drums Otaheite. Idols Sandwich Isles. Paddles. Altar. [After John Webber by Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg]
Date: 1785? By: Webber, John, 1751-1793; Loutherbourg, Philippe Jacques de, 1740-1812; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: B-091-009 Description: Sketches of two Tahitian drums, basket-work and side and front views of a feather god-figures of Hawaii (Ku, God of War), a wooden temple god figure, and a ...