Letter, Ridley Latimer and Frances Mary Simcox née Colenso

Simcox, Frances Mary
Colenso, Ridley Latimer
Production date
12 May 1851
Current rights
Public Domain

Object detail

Brief Description
Letter, Ridley Latimer and Frances Mary Simcox née Colenso.

a) A letter written in Māori from Ridley Latimer and Frances Mary Colenso to their father, Reverend William Colenso. The children write that they are longing for their father to come back home and that their mother is making medicine for the sick.
b) A translation of the letter by Bruce Biggs, handwritten in pencil on University of Auckland letterhead paper.
Production date
12 May 1851
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Letter: Handwritten on paper with black ink. There is a red seal which has been broken attached to the paper.
Manuscript: Handwritten on paper with pencil.
Letter: Height x Width: 135 x 160mm
Translation: Height x Width: 174 x 205mm
Subject period
Subject date
12 May 1851
Credit line
gifted by Christopher Parr
Other number(s)
2011/34/4, 2011/34/4, 72392
Accession number


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