Samuel Russell Feaver (1878-1946) came to New Zealand from England in 1895 with his family, settling in Opunake. During his life he was a farmer, pharmacist, veterinary surgeon and photographer.
A collection of papers including poetry, genealogical notes and an open letter by Samuel Russell Feaver regarding family matters etc.
1) Poetry Irish Jubilee. Typescript by Pat Rogers with apologies to Sam Feaver for errors and omissions. 1 page.
2) Poetry The hour is late... by Helena Feaver (photocopy of mss). 2 pages.
3) Cartoon with explanation (photocopy of original drawing).
4) Poetry The Teapot Bearer by Samuel Russell Feaver (photocopy of mss). 1 page
5) Notes - Sam Feaver (photocopy of mss). 1 page
6) Confessions and Reflections - An Open Letter written by Samuel Feaver 1908 (photocopy of mss). 41 pages.
7) Genealogical notes (photocopy of mss). 5 pages.
8) Samuel R Feaver's obituary 1946 (photocopy of newspaper clipping). 1 page.
9) Feaver family - names and dates of death (photocopy of mss). 1 page.
10) Mss Notes of the sphynx (sic) (photocopy of mss). 1 page.
11) Poetry - Ode to the Night Nurse (photocopy of mss). 1 page.
12) Letter - to Mary from Dad Nov 1944 (photocopy of mss). 3 pages.
13) Poetry - A Talk to the Children by Dr Elizabeth Gunn by Samuel Russell Feaver (photocopy of mss). 2 pages.
14) Poetry - reflections on the impending County Council Elections by Samuel Russell Feaver (photocopy of mss). 4 pages.
15) Poetry - Breakers Ahead October 1920. A poem about harbour development by Samuel Russell Feaver (photocopy of mss). 3 pages.
16) A collection of Poetry by Samuel Russell Feaver. Titles include: A Tempest in a teapot; The Manners of the Mean; Elegy on a Summer House (photocopy of mss). 16 pages.
17) Descendants gather for reunion. Newspaper article, Taranaki Daily News 3 June 1986.
18) Link with the Past - Passing of a Settler, late Mr John Feaver (photocopy of mss transcript). 9 pages.
19) Short account of the arrival of the Feaver Family in New Zealand by Richard Feaver (photocopy of mss). 9 pages.
20) Card dated 3 August 1904. Inscribed 'With Mr and Mrs S. R. Feaver's compliments'.
21) Poetry - The Sphinx knows all things (photocopy). 1 page.