Series 533 - Reverend Shirley and Beatrice Baker's papers on Tonga

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AU ANUA 533

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Reverend Shirley and Beatrice Baker's papers on Tonga

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  • 1849 - 1950 (Creation)

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7 boxes

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The papers mainly document Reverend Baker's career and also includes Tongan government documents such as the Treaty of Friendship between Tonga and Great Britain 1879, government newspapers, circulars, decrees and reports published in the 19th century. The deposit includes correspondence, diaries, Tongan texts, dictionary, genealogies, publications, mission and church related papers, press cuttings, a memoir by Beatrice Baker and photographs.

Series:
Items 1 - 5 == Correspondence-out: press-copy letters, 1873 - 1880
Items 6 - 87 == Correspondence-in: 1849, 1860 - 1913, 1950
Items 188 - 226 == Articles, reports, diaries, notes, texts and other documents, c1879 - 1906
Items 227 - 232 == Vocabulary, Words and Meanings, Dictionary, nd
Items 233 - 235 == Genealogies, nd
Items 236 - 247 == Mission and Church Related Papers, 1874 - 1890
Items 248 - 255 == Documents relating to Government and Kingdom of Tonga, 1879 - 1900
Items 256 - 297 == Tongan Government Publications
Items 298 - 317A == Other printed material relating to Tonga, 1863-1951
Items 318 - 329 == Tonga: An historical collection from voyages and discoveries with explanatory remarks, by Beatrice Baker, nd
Items 330 - 339 == Memoirs of the Reverend Shirley Waldemar Baker, by Beatrice Baker, 1922-1951
Items 340 - 348 == Extracts: transcripts of various documents, 1876 - 1885
Items 349 - 370 == Press Cuttings, 1879 - 1911
Items 371 - 379 == Miscellaneous Papers, 1860-1932
Items 380 - 383 == Photographs, nd

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The collection has been microfilmed by the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau (PAMBU) as PMB 1203, http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au.virtual.anu.edu.au/pambu/reels/manuscripts/PMB1203.PDF

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The collection has been microfilmed by the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau (PAMBU) as PMB 1203 and is available through PMB member libraries or by purchasing directly from the PAMBU - http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au.virtual.anu.edu.au/pambu

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Entered from deposit description on 28 May 2013 ; updated by Christine Bryan on 27 October 2015

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