Last updated: 2 June 2009

Stiles, Robert William, c1866-1947

Collection | Ref # AG 372 | Held by The Nelson Provincial Museum

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Stiles, Robert William, c1866-1947


Stiles, Robert William, c1866-1947

Level of description:



1 box

Reference number:

AG 372

Former NRAM reference number:



Robert William Stiles died, aged 81 years old, on 12 February 1947 and is buried at Wakapuaka Cemetery. Robert Stiles was involved in military activities over a long period and rose to the rank of Major by 1914. He was involved in publishing in Nelson initially with "The Colonist" newspaper. After the demsie of "The Colonist" in 1920 he took over the printing part of the Colonist's work with the firm R W Stiles and Co. He was at the old "Colonist's" premises in Rutherford St from 1914, opened a shop in 1932, then moved to Bridge Street in 1960.

See: Subject Files Businesses Nelson p6 + 70.

The papers include sports ephemera and pamphlets, Nelson Savage Club programmes and poetry, Boer War and World War 1 ephemera and 1 letter, and Nelson Voluntary Militia certificates etc.


Dates covered:

1882 - 1943

Access conditions:

Not restricted

Finding aids:

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