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Accounts of two journeys made in 1853 to Otaki, and in 1854 to Auckland, recounted in later life. Leaves embossed with official Government House seal and written on both sides (J.C. Beaglehole Room Card Catalogue entry)
The collection consists of 9 letters from Maria Nicholson to her cousin Elizabeth Hall, dated between March 1859 and October 1861. The letters describe her voyage on the 'Eclipse' and her observations on life and events here in New Zealand.