Manuscripts and archives are located in Sir George Grey Special Collections, level 2, Central City Library, 44 Lorne Street, Auckland.
The New Zealand manuscript collection relates particularly to Auckland and Northland, from the 19th century through to the present day. Current collecting concentrates on performing arts, social action and community groups, music, literary papers, women’s organisations, Maori collections and personal papers and diaries.
The Grey manuscript collection consists of manuscripts collected or produced by Sir George Grey. The material relates to his political and colonial career, both in and outside New Zealand, and his interest in languages. Included in this collection are manuscripts by Captain James Cook and Sir Joseph Banks, writings by satirist Peter Pindar and material about Madagascar.
The Grey Māori manuscripts and letters consist of material written in the Māori language, reflecting Grey’s philological and cultural interests, as well as his political alliances.
The Grey letter collection consists of about 3,000 letters written mostly to Sir George Grey, but occasionally to other correspondents both in and outside New Zealand. There are also a few letters written by Grey.
Medieval and Eastern manuscripts are described on the library catalogue.We have 69 collections in The Community Archive (with a total of 262 items) »