Table of Contents:
2 Birth, Early Beginnings and the 'White Bear'
3 Sandhurst and Ireland
4 'Natural history is my only recreation here'
5 A 'National Loss' after Adelaide, south Australia
6 Indigenous Language Collecting in New Zealand
7 Collection and Dispersal
8 Indigenous Language Collecting at the Cape
9 Procuring Black Letter Books and Poetry
10 Cape Town's Munificent Gift
11 Boone's Catalogues of 1862 and 1863
12 Kawau Island, England and Home Again, 1862 to 1888
13 Private Library to Public Collection
14 A Rich Harvest from Local Sources of Supply
15 Later Purchases and Presentation Copies
16 The Grey Legacy
About the Author:
Donald Jackson Kerr is Special Collections Librarian at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His doctoral thesis, from which this book is partly drawn, looked at Grey's strategies as a collector of rare books in the colonies he governed, and at the network of associations which he established with many of the prominent booksellers of his times. Dr Kerr was formerly Rare Books Librarian at the Auckland Public Library, which houses New Zealand's Grey Collection. He has recently edited a collection of essays called Enduring Legacy: Charles Brasch, Patron, Poet & Collector (Otago2003).
Publication date: 2006-10
Number of pages: 351