Vaccination certificate & letter, Mary Clarissa Masters

New Zealand Government
Deans, Alice Maud
Production date
18 May 1865
09 Oct 1957

Object detail

Brief Description
(a) Vaccination certificate for Mary Clarissa Masters which reads: To the Father, Mother, or other person having the care, nurture or custody of Mary Clarissa Masters. I hereby give you notice and require you to have the said child Vaccinated forthwith, and if you neglect for Six Months from the birth of such child so to do, you are liable to a penalty of 40s. Dated 18 May 1865. Signed by T W Downs, Registrar of Births for the Picton District.

(b) A letter written by Mrs Alice M Deans accompanies the certificate. It explains both the situation in which it was issued (compulsory vaccination) and also in which it was donated to the museum. It also notes that Mary was actually born 9 May 1865.
Production date
18 May 1865
09 Oct 1957
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Blue & white paper; printed in black ink; handwritten in blue ink.
Height x Width: 167 x 210mm
Height x Width: 228 x 176mm
153 65 / 8, Inscription, Handwritten
Subject period
Subject date
18 May 1865
Credit line
gifted by Mrs Alice Maud Dean
Other number(s)
m57/39, 25502


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