Atkinson, Arthur Samuel, 1833-1902

Journalist, lawyer, philologist, astronomer, naturalist. Member of the group of Atkinson, Richmond and Hursthouse families who settled at New Plymouth in the 1840s and 1850s. Atkinson (aged 19) arrived at New Plymouth in 1853 on the vessel "Sir Edward Paget" and married Jane Maria Richmond (28 years), whom he had met on board, in 1854. They had five children: Margaret (b 1856, died at birth); Edith Emily (b 1858); Ruth (b 1861); Arthur Richmond (b 1863) and Alice Mabel (b 1864). He was frequently away from home, either as a military volunteer (with the Bushrangers) during the Taranaki Wars of the 1860s, or as an MP in Auckland or Wellington. They moved to Nelson in 1868 where Atkinson became a lawyer and worked for Judge C W Richmond; he later went into partnership with Charles Yates Fell. Atkinson pre-deceased his wife by thirteen years and she continued to live at their home "Fairfield" until her death in 1914. See DNZB (Vol 2, 1870-1900, p13-14)

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Date: 1885-1892 Description: The Aryo-Semitic Maori by Atkinson, read before the Nelson Philsophical Society 1 Nov 1885, bound in with `Notes on the Maori-Polyensian comparative dictiona...
Date: Jul-Sep 1872 From: Hall, John (Sir), 1824-1907 : Papers Description: Identified persons entered under Name; also includes letter from [?] F H Hull or Hutt, Fairburn Mangani; and telegram from Miller of Oamaru Quantity: 1 fold...
Date: 1882 From: Atkinson, Harry Albert (Sir), 1831-1892 : Papers Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s). Finding Aids: Piece-level inventory available.
Atkinson, Arthur Samuel 1833-1902 : Diary
Date: 5 Nov 1863-31 Mar 1865 By: Atkinson, Arthur Samuel, 1833-1902 Description: Diary comprises a daily account of Atkinson's activities including his readings of Virgil and Caesar; travels around New Zealand; weather reports and person...
Date: 1848-1849 From: Richmond-Atkinson family : Papers Description: Quantity: 1 volume(s). Finding Aids: Inventory available.
Date: 1887-1895 From: Mantell family : Papers
Date: Dec 1865-1866 From: Atkinson, Harry Albert (Sir), 1831-1892 : Papers Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s). Finding Aids: Piece-level inventory available.
Portrait of Arthur Samuel Atkinson (1833-1902).
Date: 1860 From: Richmond and Atkinson families :Photographs, cabinet cards, cartes de visite, ambrotypes, and daguerreotypes of the Richmond and Atkinson families Description: Portrait of Arthur Samuel Atkinson (1833-1902) photographed by an unknown photographer in 1860. Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s). Physical De...
Date: 2 May 1862 [transcribed ca 1864] From: Atkinson, Arthur Samuel, 1833-1902 : Maori letters from Taranaki By: Atkinson, Arthur Samuel, 1833-1902 Description: MS copy of fMS-Papers-2327-13-01 by A S Atkinson. Consists of a report of meetings at Rangiuru and Poutoko on April 27-30 1862. Original report written at Pa...
Date: 1841-1894 Description: Scholefield called this series 'Discards. No numbers were allotted to these. The word `Discard' has been added to the description to identify them. The first...