Envelope; 08 Oct 1869; XHC.187



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Envelope; addressed to 'A S Atkinson Esq / Supreme Court Office / Wellington', with a stamped postmark dated 8 October 1869. Written on the top is 'H. R. Richmond / Oct 28 '69'. On the reverse are two postmarked stamps, one reading 'NELSON / NEW ZEALAND / OC 30 / 69' and 'WELLINGTON / NZ / [?] / 69'.

A S (Arthur Samuel) Atkinson, a journalist, politician, and lawyer, was brother of Harry Atkinson, the builder and first inhabitant of Hurworth Cottage. H R (Henry Robert) Richmond was brother of James Crowe Richmond and William Richmond. The two were related by marriage and belonged to the group known as ‘the Mob’ (comprised of members of the Richmond, Atkinson, and Hursthouse families), who settled in Taranaki in the 1850s. Many of the Mob fled to Nelson in 1860 to escape the Taranaki Land Wars.

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Date Made

08 Oct 1869

Medium and Materials



8 x 13.8cm

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Collection of Hurworth Cottage, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

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