Hocken: Prince Of Collectors by Donald KerrHocken: Prince Of Collectors by Donald Kerr

Hocken: Prince Of Collectors

byDonald Kerr

Hardcover | September 1, 2015

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Dr. Thomas Morland Hocken (1836–1910) arrived in Dunedin in 1862 at the age of 26. Throughout his busy life as a medical practitioner he amassed books, manuscripts, sketches, maps, and photographs of early New Zealand. Much of his initial collecting focused on the early discovery narratives of James Cook, the writings of Rev. Samuel Marsden and his contemporaries, Edward Gibbon Wakefield and the New Zealand Company, and Maori, especially in the south. He gifted his collection to the University of Otago in 1910. In this magnificent piece of research, Donald Kerr examines Hocken’s collecting activities and his vital contribution to preserving the history of New Zealand’s early postcontact period.
Donald Kerr is the special collections librarian and codirector of the University of Otago Centre for the Book. He is the author of Amassing Treasures for All Times: Sir George Grey, Colonial Bookman and Collector and The Smell of Powder: A History of Duelling in New Zealand, and the editor of Enduring Legacy: Charles Brasch, Patron, P...
Title:Hocken: Prince Of CollectorsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:424 pages, 9.5 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Otago University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1877578665

ISBN - 13:9781877578663

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