Human 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.

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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


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