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James Rutherford papers.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-A-42

Scope and Contents

Lecture notes; typescripts of books and articles; research notes; transcripts of early family and personal papers; inventories and transcripts of Colonial Office despatches. The more important papers are: (a) Auckland Provincial Centennial Council. Historical Research Committee. Records, 1936-1939. 30 cms. A collection of minutes, correspondence and working papers, collected by Rutherford who was a member. (b) Clendon, James Reddy, 1801-72. Papers, 1840-72. 30 items. Includes Clendon's census of the Bay of Islands district, 1846. Transcribed by Rutherford from originals now in the Auckland Public Library. (c) Dillon, Constantine A., 1813-53. Letters, 1843-9, to his mother and sister describing events in the Nelson settlement, notably the Wairau massacre, 1843. 11 items. Transcript (typewritten). (d) Hobbs, John, 1800-83. Papers, 1824-1900. 70 items. Mainly letters between missionaries and the Wesleyan Missionary Society. Transcripts by Rutherford of the originals in the possession (1937) of Mrs A.W.B. Powell, Auckland. (e) Mair, Gilbert, 1799-1857. Papers, 1839-57. Papers, 1839-74. 100 items. Transcripts by Rutherford of originals in the possession (1938) of Mr G. Mair, Torbay, Auckland. (f) Russell, Andrew H. Expedition chiefly by canoe and foot from Auckland to the Hot Lakes, Pink Terraces and Lake Taupo in the year 1850. 48 leaves. Typewritten transcript of the original in the possession (1939) of commander G.H. Denniston, London. (g) Sewell, Henry. Journal, 1852-66. 2 v. in 7. Carbon copies of typescript.


  • 1926 - 1963


Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted

Biographical / Historical

James Rutherford (1906-1963) was Professor of History at Auckland University between 1933-1963.


2.9 metres (29 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Original collection purchased from Mrs R. Rutherford, 1963. Additional material donated by Judith Binney, History, June 2005.

Inventory of the James Rutherford papers.
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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