2 Books, 2 Scholars seminar, Access Grid network @ Victoria, RB106, Tuesday 29 March 2011 – Sydney Shep, Di Dickson

Sydney Shep

Dr Sydney J Shep, Senior Lecturer in Print & Book Culture::The Printer, Wai-te-ata Press
A book, a bookplate, and a binding

Oeuvres d’Horace [The Works of Horace], Paris, 1887.
Edition of 500; this one hors de commerce.
Bound by Zaehnsdorf, London.

“The JCBR recently acquired an exquisite copy of the works of Horace, printed by the celebrated Parisian typographer and art printer Claude Motterroz, bound by the famous London firm Zaehnsdorf, and owned by New Zealand’s pre-eminent typographer and printer, Robert Coupland Harding. This talk offers one example of how to build a ‘Legacy Library’ out of the tantalising shards of a collector’s life.”

Di Dickson

Di Dickson, Appraisal project archivist
Papers of Mary Boyd

Dates covered: ca.1944-2003. Extent: ca.16 linear metres. Reference: Accession 2010/113.

“Not only was Mary Boyd a staff member for 40 years in the History Department at Victoria University, she was also a leading historian in the fields of race relations in New Zealand and of Pacific History, she wrote an award-winning history of Hastings, and served on the Waitangi Tribunal for ten years researching the validity of Maori land claims. Her papers contain a wide variety of research material and ephemera and include personal correspondence with many other notable figures of the time. She was a voracious reader and a writer with strong views, and she ensured that her material was left to the J C Beaglehole Room so that it could be used by future students and researchers. To quote Hon. Justice Durie in his letter of thanks from the Tribunal in 1999:
I admire you greatly for your stamina, and persistence in pursuit of that which is just.  It is a privilege for us that your name can now be carved with pride in the annals of the Waitangi Tribunal.
Her name is now also carved with pride in the collections of the JC Beaglehole Room.”

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