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Loose Material

Identifier: 2010-062

Scope and Contents

Contains a series of correspondence addressed to Angus McCurdy, regarding 'Magic Lanterns'.The correspondents include; E.S. Pegler 'Photo Supply Stores', the superintendent of the Department of Tourist and Health Resorts and James Bamforth of the Optical Lantern Slide Manufacturer. Also includes some correspondence concerning the purchase of a piano from F.J. Pinny in Wellington. A voting paper for the Upper Hutt Mayoral election (1933) is included with McCurdy being a candidate and a letter from H. Pauli and Co. discusses a 'Mr. Wilford' and why Pauli will not be voting for him (1907). Also includes two copies of 'The South Wairarapa Sentinel from January 24 and 25, 1965, and a poem titled "Fighting Mac" by Tam O'Shanter. The date range of the collection is c. 1906-1965.


  • 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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