Scrap album; Clara Webster (nee Clendon) (1866-1889); c. 1880s; XCH.771

Name/Title

Scrap album

Maker

Clara Webster (nee Clendon) (1866-1889)

Maker Role

Creator

About this object

This scrap book belonged to Clara Emily Clendon who filled it with collected pieces of greeting cards, coloured pieces of paper and ‘swaps’ (cards decorated with various images). Clara was also very interested in poetry and used this book to write some of her own poems.

Clara was born on 14 April 1866 and was the daughter of Captain James Reddy and Jane Takotowi Clendon (nee Cochrane). She grew up at Clendon House, located in Rawene (previously known as Herd’s Point) in the Hokianga region. Clara had seven brothers and sisters as well as six older step-siblings from her father’s first marriage. The younger Clendon children were taught by a governess, Mrs Bennett, whom they shared with the children of Spencer von Sturmer, a local resident magistrate. Their school was an attic room under the gables of Clendon House.

On 19 February 1885, Clara married Andrew Webster at Herd’s Point Church in Hokianga. They had three children: Frederick, James Reddy and Edith May.

For more information about the Clendon family and Clendon House, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

Medium and Materials

Paper, cloth and cardboard

Measurements

54 x 18 x 3cm

Date Made

c. 1880s

Subject and Association Keywords

Girlhood

Credit Line

Collection of Clendon House, Heritage New Zealand Historic Pouhere Taonga

Object Type

Book

Object number

XCH.771

Rights

All rights reserved

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