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Human hair samples; Aug 1862; XHC.189.2

Human hair samples; Aug 1862; XHC.189.2
Human hair samples; Aug 1862; XHC.189.2Human hair samples; Aug 1862; XHC.189.2
Human hair samples
About this object
Two locks of blonde human hair; attached to paper, in three lines. The first line has the hand-written text 'Aged 5 years 1[?] month, and the initials H.D.A; the second line has the text 'Aged 3 years 8[?] months, and the initials E.T.A; the third line has the text 'Aged 1 year 6 weeks' and the initials F.E.A. The lock of hair from the third line is missing. Reverse of the paper reads 'For dear Fanny, August 4[?]th 1862.

The hair belonged to Harry Dunstan Atkinson, Edmund Tudor Atkinson, and Frances Elizabeth Atkinson, three of the four children of Sir Harry Atkinson and his first wife Amelia Jane Atkinson.

For more information about Hurworth Cottage, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

Date Made
Aug 1862
Medium and Materials
human hair; paper
Paper: 7.1 x 12.3cm
Credit Line
Collection of Hurworth Cottage, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
Object Type
Hair sample
Object number


Edmund Tudor Atkinson
Frances Elizabeth Atkinson
Harry Dunstan Atkinson

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