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Barker, Samuel Delabere, 1841-1901

Collection | Ref # 34/50 | Held by Canterbury Museum

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Barker, Samuel Delabere, 1841-1901


Barker, Samuel Delabere, 1841-1901

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22 volumes

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Samuel Delabere Barker was the son of Dr Alfred Charles Barker and Emma Bacon. He arrived in Lyttelton on the Charlotte Jane in 1850 and attended Christ's College 1854-1865. He worked for Scaley's survey guard and then for the Union Bank.

He travelled overseas with E R Chudleigh before returning to New Zealand and renting a farm at Temuka. In 1887 he was appointed Librarian to the Supreme Court. He was also secretary to the St John Ambulance and the Dominion Board. He was a committee member of the Christchurch Beautifying Association. On October 1 1878 he married Francis Harriet Lean. They had seven children.

These albums of newspaper cuttings relate to New Zealand, England, the Boer War and the Christchurch Beautifying Association. Some cuttings pre-date S D Barker, and possibly belong to Dr A Barker. The final volume is compiled after S D Barker's death.

Newspaper cuttings

Dates covered:

1837 - 1924

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Not restricted

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