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AMASSING TREASURES FOR ALL TIMES: SIR GEORGE GREY, COLONIAL BOOKMAN AND COLLECTOR. Donald...
(Grey, George).

AMASSING TREASURES FOR ALL TIMES: SIR GEORGE GREY, COLONIAL BOOKMAN AND COLLECTOR.

Dunedin, New Zealand and New Castle, Delaware: Otago University Press and Oak Knoll Press, 2006. 6 x 9.25. hardcover, dust jacket. 352 pages. Sir George Grey, governor of New Zealand, South Australia and the Cape Colony, was an outstanding British colonial statesman in the nineteenth century. Less well known of Grey is that we he was also an obsessive collector of rare books and artifacts, which he selflessly bequeathed to the people he governed. Through..... READ MORE

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Foreword: Christopher de Hamel.................................7
Acknowledgments................................................9

I. Introduction...............................................13

Beginnings
2. Birth, Early Beginnings and the 'White Bear'...............21
3. Sandhurst and Ireland 35
4. 'Natural History is My Only Recreation Here...'............47

The End of an Apprenticeship
5. A 'National Loss' after Adelaide, South Australia..........61
6. Indigenous Language Collecting in New Zealand, 1845-53.....75
7. Collection and Dispersal...................................93

South Africa
8. Indigenous Language Collecting at the Cape, 1854-61.......113 
9. Procuring Black Letter Books and Poetry...................135
10. Cape Town's Munificent Gift..............................153

New Zealand
11. Boone's Catalogues of 1862 and 1863......................169
12. Kawau Island, England and Home Again, 1862-88............187
13. Private Library to Public Collection.....................205
14. A Rich Harvest from Local Sources of Supply..............219

The Legacy
15. Later Purchases and Presentation Copies..................235
16. The Grey Legacy..........................................251

Appendices...................................................257
References Used in Text......................................271
Bibliography.................................................273
Notes........................................................297
Index........................................................333