Halcombe, Edith Stanway
An account of the ascent of Mount Egmont with Sir William Fox, the climbing party consisting of Arthur Standish (Mayor of New Plymouth), Mrs Edith Stanway Halcombe, Miss Standish, Miss Saddler and Harry Peters, their guide. (See Scanlan, A.B. 'Egmont: the story of a mountain'. Wellington, 1961. pp. 69-70.)
Edith Stanway Halcombe (1844-1903) was the daughter of naturalist and artist William Swainson, and a competent and versatile artist herself, working in watercolour and oils. She produced numerous lithograph scenes including for her husband A.N.F. Halcombe's publication The Fielding Settlement, Manchester Block, Manawatu, published in 1878. Edith also made illustrations of Sir William Fox's ascent of Mount Egmont in 1890, one of the climbing party. A series of paintings by Edith are also held by Puke Ariki. One shows the camp from which the ascent took place (A86.399) and the others various scenes around Taranaki.
1. Journal. The mountain trip with Sir W. Fox. An account of the ascent of Mt Egmont with Sir William Fox, the party consisting of Arthur Standish (Mayor of New Plymouth), Mrs E.S. Halcombe, Miss Standish, Miss Saddler, and Harry Peters, the guide. 1890.
2. Transcript of the journal.