Feaver family

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Circa 1900-1986
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.

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Circa 1900-1986
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  Part 1

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.

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