Bett, Francis Arnot Blackader, 1873-1957

Doctor and Nelson-based collector of historical material. Commonly known as Dr F A Bett. He was the medical superintendent at Nelson Hospital in 1903. In 1907 he set up a practice with Doctors Andrew and Lewis.

Married Jessie Isabella Andrew in 1910. Served as a medical practioner in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force; service number WWI 3/1807. travelled on hospital ship 'Maheno'.

After World War I he began collecting materials relating to the history of Nelson province and philately which became the Bett Collection, a core part othe holdings of the Nelson Provincial Museum.

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Date: 1836-1957 By: Bett, Francis Arnot Blackader, 1873-1957 Ref: Micro-MS-0508 Description: Correspondence with descendants of early settlers, historians and other researchers; his birth certificate, medical qualifications etc; copies of historical ...
Date: 1855-1873 By: Alexander Turnbull Library Ref: MS-Group-1376 Description: Source of title - Transcribed Quantity: 2 folder(s). 0.02 Linear Metres. Physical Description: Mss, printed matter (copy) Processing information: In-house...
Date: 1839 By: Chaffers, Edward Main, 1806-1845; Bett, Francis Arnot Blackader, 1873-1957 Ref: MapColl-830gbba/1839/Acc.131 Description: Depicts the lower half of North Island from approximately Hamilton to Gisborne, referred to as Province of North Durham, also the top half of South Island fr...
Date: 1790 - 1793 By: Webber, John, 1751-1793; Bett, Francis Arnot Blackader, 1873-1957; Lyndham, H Saxe, active 1939 Ref: B-091-005 Description: The body of a Tahitian chief lying on a bier under a double layer of sheltering roofs with open sides. A man stands at the head end, removing or replacing a ...
Date: 1790 - 1777 - 1793 By: Webber, John, 1751-1793; Bett, Francis Arnot Blackader, 1873-1957; Lyndham, H Saxe, active 1939 Ref: B-091-006 Description: Shows the ships Resolution and Discovery moored in a bay backed by high volcanic rock structures and surrounded by Tahitian canoes. A coconut tree and sever...
Date: 1790 - 1777 - 1793 By: Webber, John, 1751-1793; Bett, Francis Arnot Blackader, 1873-1957; Lyndham, H Saxe, active 1939 Ref: B-091-004 Description: Shows the Vaitepiha River on the Taiarapu Peninsula, Tahiti, 1777. A Tahitian man and woman stand on flat land to the left, a river in the centre. On the ...
Date: 1928-1952 By: Bett, Francis Arnot Blackader, 1873-1957 Ref: Micro-MS-0791 Description: Prospectuses, balance-sheets, reports, and correspondence between F H Wise, Managing Director, and Dr Bett. Papers of the Holmdale Investment Company Ltd. R...
Date: 1901-1904 By: Briffault, Robert, 1876-1948 Ref: MS-Papers-3173 Description: Letters from Briffault, written from Denniston, about his life as a doctor on the West Coast, and also one from Auckland Other - Formerly Misc MS 399 Quant...
Date: [ca 1860s-1880s] By: Bett, Francis Arnot Blackader, 1873-1957 Ref: PAColl-7528 Description: Copy negatives of photographs and sketches in the Bett album. The photographs are: view of Alexandra; two views of Thames Street, Oamaru showing shops such...
Date: 1915 From: S P Andrew Ltd :Portrait negatives Ref: 1/1-013556-G Description: Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).
Date: 1946-1969 From: Paul, Janet Elaine (Dame), 1919-2004 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-5640-018 Description: Includes typescript draft of J C Beaglehole's review of new Symphony Orchestra, 14 April 1947, prepared for the `NZ Listener' Quantity: 1 folder(s). Physic...
Date: Aug 1835 By: Domett, Alfred (Hon), 1811-1887; Renwick, Adeline, -1870 Ref: qMS-0613 Description: A scrap album containing one or two sketches by Domett, including one of Tom's whaling station at Porirua, a few lines in his writing, the beginning of a tra...
Date: 1 Dec 1945 By: Bett, Francis Arnot Blackader, 1873-1957 Ref: MS-Papers-3461 Description: Referring to Charles Robert Thatcher's visit to Nelson in the 1860s Quantity: 1 folder(s) (1 leaf). 0.01 Linear Metres. Physical Description: Typescript P...
Date: ca 1930s By: Bett, Francis Arnot Blackader, 1873-1957 Ref: PAColl-4252 Description: J Burnett Esq's certificate of honorary membership of Nelson School of Arts dated the 17th Day of August 1868. Signed by T Hodgson, Principal and H Lantry L...
Date: 1914-1920 By: Bett, Francis Arnot Blackader, 1873-1957 Ref: Micro-MS-0808 Description: Records of charges to patients in his medical practice Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s) (ca 130 pages). Physical Description: Positive microfilm
Date: 1842-1856 By: Bett, Francis Arnot Blackader, 1873-1957 Ref: Micro-MS-0807 Description: Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s) positive (ca 130 frames).
Date: [ca 1956-1963] By: Mackersey, Ivan James, 1903-1993 Ref: MS-Papers-10699 Description: Notebook containing an inventory of volumes one and two of the stamp albums of Dr F D Bett lodged in the Turnbull Library; Also four letters : From the Turnb...
Date: 1855-1873 By: Bett, Francis Arnot Blackader, 1873-1957 Ref: Vault-1/2 Description: Two albums of New Zealand covers, with mss annotations. At the front of the first volume is correspondence between Bett, the Controller of Dominion Archives ...
Date: 1926-1956 From: Bett, Francis Arnot Blackader, 1873-1957 : Papers By: Bett, Francis Arnot Blackader, 1873-1957 Ref: Micro-MS-0508-1 Description: Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s).
Date: [1952-1959] From: Lawlor, Patrick Anthony, 1893-1979 : Further papers Ref: 86-105-061 Description: Described as file of the original letters received from writers and others regarding Lawlor's `Books and bookmen'; identified persons entered under Name. Als...