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Compton and Kirkwood

 Fonds — Box: 709/1
Identifier: coki


  • Creation: 1891?-1906?

Access and use

Access is freely available in 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.

Biographical / Historical

These archives were collected in 1973 by Les Cleveland, from the attic of a cottage at 62a Boulcott Street. Andrew Compton, afterwards Compton & Kirkwood, was a timber merchant and sash and door manufacturer in Boulcott Street, Wellington.

The records were found in a property formerly used by the firm and were considered to have research interest for architectural history, and as specimens of printing. They consist chiefly of trade literature, and have suffered some mould damage in the past. There is also a fragile and damaged copy of 'Rudiments of Curvilinear Design', by George Phillips.

A brief typed letter from Les Cleveland relating to the discovery and background of the archives is available in the paper finding aid. See also the entry for Compton Family.


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J C Beaglehole Room - archives and manuscripts
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Aisha Le Frantz
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Finding aid is written inEnglish
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Repository Details

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

P O Box 3438
Wellington 6140 New Zealand
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