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Charles Egerton letters to H.J. Allen.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-A-314

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of a folder of photocopies of letters written by Charles William Egerton to his friend H.J. Allen in India who was then teaching at Presidency College, Madras. The letters contain interesting insights into university life, New Zealand social circumstances and Egerton's family life. The eleven letters date from 1894 to 1916.


  • 1894 - 1916


Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted

Conditions Governing Use

No copying without the permission of Archives New Zealand.

Biographical / Historical

Charles William Egerton (1862-1939). Studied at Trinity College, Dublin and taught at Queen Margaret College, Glasgow before moving to New Zealand in 1894. Professor of English Language and Literature at Auckland University College from 1894 to 1933.


0.01 metres (1 folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Copied from National Archives, December 1983.

Existence and Location of Originals

Originals held at Archvies New Zealand as Series 8628 formerly EGERTON1.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, University of Auckland Repository

5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142 New Zealand