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A Life of J. C. Beaglehole: New Zealand Scholar

2. Manuscript Sources

2. Manuscript Sources

After JCB's death a number of boxes of papers from his study, including a lot of material relating to his work on Cook, were given to the Alexander Turnbull Library. A large amount more, including family letters, remained in the family's keeping. Other important sources for this biography held by the Turnbull Library are the Janet Paul Papers (especially the letters JCB wrote to her between 1945 and 1971), and the papers of R.M. Campbell, F.A. de la Mare, and J.W. Heenan. I have also found material in the Turnbull's holdings of papers of J.S. Beaglehole, Dan Davin, R.H. Hooper, George Jackson, E.H. McCormick, Ian Milner, F.L. Page, Mount Cook School, the Mutual Improvement Societies, the Wellington Co-operative Book Society, and the Wellington Chamber Music Society. From its oral history collection I have used the interviews with Elsie Beaglehole, Challis Hooper, and Amy Ward.

The J.C. Beaglehole Room in the Victoria University Library has a small amount of J.C. Beaglehole manuscript material. It also holds the papers of Ernest and Pearl Beaglehole; of F.L.W. Wood as head of the department of history from 1935 to 1969; further records of Mount Cook School; and the records of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs. JCB's letters to Downie Stewart are in the Downie Stewart Papers in the Hocken Library, University of Otago, Dunedin; those to Ruth Ross (together with carbon copies of many of hers to him) are in the Ruth Ross Collection in the Auckland War Memorial Museum Library; those to Willis Airey are in the Willis Airey Papers, University of Auckland Library. Jill Trevelyan sent me copies of a number of letters from JCB to Toss Woollaston, from the Woollaston Archive, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

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From the State Library of New South Wales, I have used material from JCB's correspondence with the library, in its archives, and from the papers of Phyllis Mander Jones, and Professor Bernard Smith. The Bishop Museum in Honolulu kindly sent me copies of a number of Beaglehole letters held in its archives. In the New Zealand National Archives I have made use of the records of the Department of Internal Affairs, and in the New Zealand Historic Places Trust a number of files relating to its early years.

Two collections of letters have been of tremendous value in writing this biography. Mark Richmond sent me copies of the surviving correspondence between his father, Norman Richmond, and JCB. And Professor Glyndwr Williams retrieved and passed on to me a box of Hakluyt Society correspondence, largely consisting of the letters from JCB to R.A. Skelton.

Perhaps not surprisingly, many of JCB's correspondents carefully kept his letters, and I have profited considerably by their willingness to make these available to me. They include members of the family: Giles and Jenny Beaglehole, Diana Beaglehole, Mary Beaven, Peter Beaglehole and Betty Beaglehole (who also sent me copies of JCB's letters to his brother Keith). Others who have given or lent me letters to copy include Vivienne Bogle, Mary Boyd, R.M. Campbell, Professor Kenneth Dutton (letters from JCB to Ian Henning), Jule Einhorn, Natalie Goodall (from Tierra del Fuego), Marsden Horden, Kate Lawler (correspondence with her father, A.G.B. Fisher), Ilse Jacoby, Kathleen McKay, Donald S. Marshall, Rolf du Rietz, Helen Wallis, Professor F.L.W. Wood and Sir Edgar Williams.