Weekes, Henry

Production date
1840-1850
1840-1849
1850-1859
Description
Weekes first arrived in New Zealand in 1841, as surgeon to the New Zealand Company, in the 'William Bryan'. He went to California in 1848, returning to New Zealand, 1863-65, to serve in the Land Wars, and went back to England in 1871.
The collection includes Weekes Journal Voyage in the Barque William Bryan from Plymouth to New Zealand, 1840-41. A further four volumes of journals and manuscripts are 'My Island'; the voyage from Plymouth to New Zealand in the 'William Bryan' 1840-41; 'First Establishment of the New Plymouth Colony pioneering etc...' and 'Progress of the Colony at Taranaki'.

Object detail

Production date
1840-1850
1840-1849
1850-1859
Classification
Item list

  Box

1. Journal. Title. Journal of common things. Voyage in the Barque William Bryan from Plymouth to New Zealand, 1840-41.

2. Folder. Transcript. Voyage in the Barque William Bryan from Plymouth to New Zealand, 1840-41.

3. Manuscript. First establishment of the New Plymouth Colony, pioneering etc. 1841.

4. Manuscript. Progress of the colony at Taranaki. 1842.

5. Folder. Transcript. First establishment of the New Plymouth Colony, pioneering etc. 1841. Progress of the colony at Taranaki. 1842.]

6. Journal of common things. The observations of thermometer etc. taken at 10 o'clock a.m., Bar. etc. at 12. 1840.

7. Transcript. Journal of common things. 1840.

8. Manuscript. "My island." Undated.

9. Manuscript. "My wish to have a look at the West Coast of South America..." Undated.

10. Letter. To Henry Weekes from Thomas Woollcombe, Secretary of the Plymouth Company. 9 Nov.1840.

11. Folder. Sketches (2p) Mining in California. Plan of the managements for passengers in the William Bryan (from memory).

  Digital files

PDF scan item 5 as listed above.

Accession number
ARC2001-129
Collection type
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