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Loose inwards and outwards correspondence belonging to Fred Butler. Covers the period 1930-1980. No index has been made.
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Two inwards correspondence books compiled by Fred Butler with correspondence he had received. Volume one (titled on spine 'Letters 1') covers the period 1917 - 3 September 1932 and volume two (titled on spine 'Letters 2') covers the period 26 September 1932 - 2 February 1934. Both volumes have a one page index at the beginning of each book listing correspondence received from (in alphabetical order by surname) and the corresponding page.
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Letter book belonging to Fred Butler kept for correspondence transcribed between 3 January 1932 to 24 July 1934.
A full digital transcript of the book is available.
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A collection of scrapbooks known as the '1200 series' containing family tree information. Volumes 1210 - 1213 contains family trees from the first ships; Brougham, William Bryan, Amelia Thompson, Regina, Oriental, Timandra, Blenheim and Essex. Three more volumes contain family trees from the ships Halcione, Chile and Avalanche.
Volume 1200 includes an alphabetical index to the 1200 series.
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The Clere family arrived in Taranaki in 1877 on board the ship 'Furniture trained as an architect in England prior to coming to New Zealand and after initially settling in Wellington, Frederick came to Taranaki in the early 1880s living for a while in New Plymouth, Hawera and Patea. By 1883 he was in Wanganui and then later returned to Wellington where he lived until his death in 1952
With research assistance from Susan MacLean of Wanganui, David Luke has written this essay about the life of his maternal grandfather Frederick de Jersey Clere. As Clere was an architect, it focuses on houses he occupied and/or owned and includes photos of houses still standing in the early 1990s.
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