Copy of Letter

Busby, James
Colenso, William
Production date
30 Jan 1840
Current rights
Public Domain
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Object detail

Brief Description
Copy of a letter. The original letter, dated 30 January 1840, was printed privately by William Colenso on behalf of James Busby, inviting chiefs to Waitangi for a hui to meet the newly arrived Consul Captain William Hobson. The text is written in Māori.
Printed at bottom is 'Copy of letter summoning Chiefs to attend the Treaty of Waitangi'
Production date
30 Jan 1840
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
One sheet of grey paper printed in black ink.
Length x Width: 207 x 152mm
H.B. ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, Stamp, Stamped
(crown), Logo, Embossed
Subject date
30 Jan 1840
Other number(s)
4088, 32490


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