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Wellington Philosophical Society

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Wellington Philosophical Society


Wellington Philosophical Society

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0.5 linear metres

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Wellington Philosophical Society was reconstituted in 1867 from the defunct New Zealand Society. James Hector was active in promoting the re-establishment of the Society and a meeting was held of the original New Zealand Society Trustees which agreed to the re establishment. The first meeting also agreed to a change of name to the Philosophical Society and incorporation with the New Zealand Institute. Hector was deeply involved with the administration of the Philosophical Society for many years.

Please note that while in theory this agency administered a specific function in its own right during this period that in reality it was administered by James Hector (later Sir James) through the offices of the Colonial Museum

MU000094 Colonial Museum inwards correspondence 1871-83

MU000095 Colonial Museum inwards correspondence 1883-1913

MU000210 General files 1906-34

MU000277 Routine Accounts 1871-1903

MU000280 Council Minute book 1881-1904.

MU000281 Library and Journal accession register 1882-95.

Dates covered:

1868 - Circa 1934

Access conditions:

No restrictions

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