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Maungaturoto (N.Z.) -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Reminiscences of a country blacksmith / written by Harold Curtis-Smith.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-A-230
Scope and Contents The first part of Reminiscences of a country blacksmith is autobiographical and covers the author's childhood and youth on a farm north of Auckland (an accompanying note tells us the author lived at Maungatoroto though the text speaks only of Northland). He begins work at his uncle's smithy, works for a time in the goldfields district at Paeroa, then returns to his home district in 1914 to buy the smithy from his uncle and set up business for...
Dates: [189?-1919].

Sir George Fowlds papers.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-A-17
Scope and Contents The bulk of the papers consist of the office records of a Cabinet minister, his earlier and later life being less fully documented. The correspondence covers family, business, political and social matters with a wide array of people in N.Z. and overseas, particularly the United Kingdom, U.S.A., and South Africa. His regular letters to his London friend T.W. Orr provide a commentary on George Fowlds's affairs and the N.Z. scene 1906-1918. There are some 40,000 letters, together with files of...
Dates: 1872 - 1934