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Richard Clemens

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

A series of handwritten and typed poetry either by or collected by Richard ‘Dick’ Clemens, and a letter of correspondence from his daughter Anne Nithe. The poems reflect New Zealand back country culture, love, drinking and revelry. Also includes some racy greeting cards. The correspondence with Anne Nithe gives the only referable date of the collection as November 8, 1976. She also gives Clemens’ lifespan, 1885-1960.


  • Creation: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

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Repository Details

Part of the Tapuaka Heritage & Archive Collections - JC Beaglehole Reading Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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