Bothamley family: Papers and photographs
- Bothamley family; Reid, Hester Elizabeth, 1896-Bothamley, Arthur Thomas, 1846-1938
A collection of papers and photographs accumulated by members of the Bothamley family.
Manuscript materials comprise mainly inwards correspondence from New Zealand political leaders, Governors-General, and other well known persons (including three letters from Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull, written between 1908-1910); greeting cards; clippings of signatures taken from letters; invitations; a volume of verse by John Rigg; and printed ephemera.
Photographic materials comprise loose black and white photographs relating to Henry Jackson and Sir James Hector and family; three photograph albums, and a film negative showing Tauwhitinui Pā.
Members of the Bothamley family had close connection to the New Zealand Parliament over many years. Arthur Thomas Bothamley began working in the Legislative Council in 1871, and served as the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod 1892-1937. His sons Charles Mildmay Bothamley and Grafton Francis Bothamley both served as clerks of the House and of Parliament. Charles Mildmay also worked for W and G Turnbull circa 1909; and Grafton Francis was a personal friend of Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull.
Quantity: 2 folder(s). 3 album(s). 1 b&w original negative(s). 38 b&w original photographic print(s). 20 b&w original photographic print(s) (mounted on card) in one box.
Physical Description: Photograph albums, loose black and white photographic prints, annotated and typescript letters and envelopes (soem with stamps), greeting cards, notes, and printed ephemera
Provenance: Phyllis Lucinda Bothamley, daughter of Arthur Thomas and Elizabeth Bothamley, had an interest in autographs, and may have originally collected the manuscript materials in this collection. They and the photographic materials were in possession of her sister Mrs Hester Elizabeth Reid prior to donation to the Library.
Transfers: Donated with manuscript material see MS-Papers-0603. - One loose print of a Māori village scene was extracted from this collection by the Library for use in the file prints catalogue, and is now housed at Library reference PAColl-5671-43..
Processing information: The materials in this collection were previously split into separate collections. As they are of the same provenance a new collection description was created in November 2018.
Not all names are indexed in this collection.
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Alternative form available: Copy negative at 1/2-075309
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- 2 folder(s), 3 album(s), 1 b&w original negative(s), 38 b&w original photographic print(s), 20 b&w original photographic print(s) (mounted on card) in one box, Ephemera, Family papers, Manuscripts, Photographs, Photograph albums, loose black and white photographic prints, annotated and typescript letters and envelopes (soem with stamps), greeting cards, notes, and printed ephemera
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