Weekes, Dr Henry

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Henry Weekes was appointed by the Plymouth Company of New Zealand as a surgeon in the settlement of New Plymouth. He travelled to New Plymouth on the 'William Bryan' in 1841, but stayed only a short time. He returned to New Zealand in 1845 for four years.
The papers include his diary, 1833-1840, covering the period of his study to become a surgeon; three family letters; papers relating to his purchase of land in New Plymouth; an authorised copy of the certificate of his marriage to Sarah Quartly, 1845; an account of his life on Puketutu entitled "My island in the Manukau", 1845-1849; documents relating to his travels in France and Chile; a diary of his voyage to New Zealand in the ship 'Kenilworth' in 1857; family trees for the Weekes, Coleridge and Bowden families; and booklets on the Weekes family and Puketutu Island.
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1. Letter to Dear Henry from J Weekes dated at Tiverton Dec 18 1839. Letter folded and sealed with a black wax seal. Addressed to Mr H Weekes, Surgeon, Wimbley. Postal cancellation Tiverton. (mss)

2. Letter to Dr Henry from J Weeks dated at Newport Nov 3 1840. Letter folded, seal missing. Addressed to Mr Henry Weekes, Surgeon, NZ House No 5 Octagon, Plymouth. Postal cancellation Barnstaple. (mss)

3. Letter to Dear Father from M (?) Weekes dated at Auburn, Upper California, May 21st 1850.Letter folded and sealed with red sealing wax. Seal is damaged. Addressed to J Weekes Esq, Newport, Barnstaple, Devon England. Several postal cancellations. (mss)

4. 'Diary of Dr Henry Weekes of Weekes Island, New Zealand. Died at Barnstaple 1896'. (1833-1840) Includes some illustrations in pen and ink

5. My Island in the Manakau. by Weekes (mss)

6.Certified copy of Marriage cetificate. Henry Weekes and Sarah Ann Quartly, 21st Jan 1845

7. New Zealand Land Order issued by the Plymouth Company dated 1st Oct 1840, in the favour of Henry Weeks

8. New Zealand Land Order issued by the Plymouth Company dated 19th Oct 1840, in the favour of Henry Weeks

9. New Zealand Land Order issued by the Plymouth Company dated 11th Nov 1840, in the favour of Henry Weeks

10. New Zealand Land Order issued by the Plymouth Company dated 11th Nov 1840, in the favour of Henry Weeks

11. Passport - Republica de Chile issued to Dr Don Henrique Weekes for passage through Panama, Guatamala and Chile

12. Passport - French, issued to Mr Henry Weeks 1836

13. Journal, Voyage to New Zealand in ship 'Kenilworth' from London 1856, by Henry Weekes (mss)

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14. Pedigree of Wykes of North Wyke from Westcote "View of Devon in 1630" (mss)

15. Family tree of Marke Wykes 1577 - 1832 (mss)

16. Weekes of Broadwood Kelly. Pedigree of Collateral line. (Compiled by R W Cotton) 1550 - 1914 (mss)

17. Weekes of Broadwood Kelly. (Copy of the H.V.[Herald's Visitation] 1620) (mss)

18. Family tree of Roger Bowden and Mary Leathland [Coleridge connection] 1719 - 1913

19. Part of the Colleridge Pedigree - from the story if a Devonsline House by W Coleridge 1719 - 1905 (mss)

20. Coleridge of Ottery Mary - Devon (compiled by W Coleridge). The Rev John Coleridge and Ann, daughter of Roger Bowden and Mary Leathland. 1727 - 1861 (mss)

21. The papers marked E O P and numbered 1 to inclusive contain extracts (chiefly verbatim) from a collection of genealogies M.ss relating to the Hole family belonging to E Davis ______ esq. R W Cotton 1852. Pedigree of Wykes of North Wyke - Devon. Compiled from the Earl's Visitation.... 1479 - (mss)

22. Family tree - William Wyles and Katherine Burnell 1377 - 1661 (mss)

23. Weekes family tree - 2 generations. (mss)

24. Wykes Coat of Arms. (mss)

25. Two seals fixed to small cards - John Rolleston Rector of Aston on Trent 1746. Seals show a profile of a man. (original)

26. Rolleston Hall - coloured print of.

27. Letter - Dear Madam from Coleridge, dated June 18 1908 re family history (mss)

28. Letter - Dear Mrs Warring, from Coleridge, dated Aug 17 1922 re family history (mss)

29. Photo album with images of various places in NZ. Including the Old House on Weekes' Island and a trip to Rotorua. C1907


30. The ancient Family of Wyke of North Wyke, Co Devon; by the Rev W Wkyes-Finch M.A.. J.P.(1903)

31. Richard Weekes, Gentleman at Arms and Prisoner in the Fleet. [Reprinted from an article by Ethel Lega-Weekes included in the Rev S Baring-Gould's Book of 'Devonshire Characters and Strange Events 1908].

32. Some Reminiscences of the Wykes of South Tawton and a few remarks upkn their residences by Rev W. H. Thorton M.A.. Reprinted from the Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science. Literature and Art 1897

33. Courtenay Arms at the Devon and Exeter Institution bt Ethel Lega-Weekes 1912

34. An Account of the Parish Church of St Andrews South Tawton, Devon and the Chapel of St Mary, South Zeal. by Charles. K. Burton M.A with an acknowledgement to Miss Ethel Lega-Weekes,. 1956

35. Puketutu Island in the Manukau, a brief comment, Historical and Legendary 1950

36. Newspaper "The New Zealander" Vol 4, No 311, published Auckland Wednesday May 23 1849. This newspaper advertises the sale of the Estate of Quartly Grange near Auckland, as Dr Weekes is about to return to England

37. Original contents list compiled by the NP Library at time of deposit

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