Letter, James Busby

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

Brief Description
A letter, dated 30 January 1840, 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.
Letter; (1) A replica of [32489]
(2) Has one sentence handwritten in ink on the reverse of (1)
Letter summoning chiefs to Waitangi.
(3) Is a relevant attachment to this letter, printed in English.
First Edition
Production date
30 Jan 1840
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Bifolium, letter printed in black ink on first page (of four) of a folded half-sheet of foolscap, the other pages blank
Length x Width: 200 x 163mm
Letter summoning chiefs to treaty of Waitangi, Inscription, Handwritten
GILLING / & / ALLFORD / 1830, Logo, Embossed
Subject date
30 Jan 1840
Credit line
gifted by Lady Florence Maclean
Other number(s)
44/11, 1884, 32491
Accession number


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