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Elder, J.R., Dr : Transcriptions relating to Rev. Thomas Kendall

Collection | Ref # ARC-0400 | Held by Hocken Collections - Uare Taoka o Hakena

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Elder, J.R., Dr : Transcriptions relating to Rev. Thomas Kendall


Elder, John Rawson, Prof., 1880-1962

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0.04 linear metres

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Kendall was a Church Missionary Society missionary, orthographer and linguist. He founded the Rangihoua Mission in the northern Bay of Islands, with fellow settlers William Hall and John King. Kendall is best known for his 'Grammar of the New Zealand language'. He was dismissed from the Church Missionary Society by Samuel Marsden in 1823, on charges of adultery, and left New Zealand in 1825. He then spent two years in Valparaiso, Chile, as a clergyman attached to the British consulate. He returned to Australia in 1827, where he was given a land grant in Ulladulla, New South Wales.
The transcripts were used by Elder for his book 'Marsden's lieutenants', Dunedin [N.Z.]: Coulls Somerville Wilkie and A.H. Reed for the Otago University Council, 1934.

Scope and contents:

This collection includes transcripts of Kendall's journals and correspondence with the Church Missionary Society. The originals may be found in ARC-0031. Also included are transcriptions of Kendall family correspondence.

Dates covered:

1813 - 1953

Access conditions:

Not restricted.

Finding aids:

Listed on the 'Hakena' archives and manuscripts catalogue.

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Bay Of Islands


Iwi (tribe):

Nga Puhi


Missionaries · Anglican Church

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