Amassing Treasures for All Times: Sir George Grey, Colonial Bookman and Collector
"Sir George Grey, governor of New Zealand, South Australia and the Cape Colony, was an outstanding British colonial statesman in the nineteenth century." "Brilliant and inscrutable, Grey, who was in contact with key Victorians from Darwin to Whately throughout his life, played a central role in overseeing the development of British colonies into politically autonomous entities." "Less well known of Grey is that he was an obsessive collector of rare books and artefacts, which he selflessly bequeathed to the people he governed, establishing 'Grey Collections' in Cape Town and Auckland." "This study, written by a former librarian of the Auckland collection, reveals the genius and magnanimity of an increasingly controversial figure, demonstrating the complex humanity underlying his apparent remoteness. It is the first study on Grey of its kind."--BOOK JACKET.
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Aboriginal Adelaide Angas April Auckland City Libraries Auckland Grey Collection Bernard Quaritch Bible Bibliographical book collector Book of Hours books and manuscripts bookseller Boone British Cape Town Cape Town Grey catalogue century Charles Cited City Libraries NZ Colenso College colonial contains copy cost dealer December dialects edition Edward Edward Shillington England English entry fifteenth-century Folio George Fife Angas gift GL:NZ GNZ MSS Governor Grammar Grey's Henry Ibid included incunabula interest ISTC James Journal July June Kawau Island later letter Library of South London Maori Maori language Maori-language medieval manuscripts missionary MMSS Museum native natural history NLSA November October Papers philological Public Library published purchased Reverend Richard Richard Whately Robert Royal Sandhurst sent Shillington Sir George Grey Sir John Society South Africa South African Library South Australia Thomas Town Grey Collection translation vellum volumes Voyage Wellington Western Australia Whately Wilhelm Bleek William wrote Zealand