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New Zealand paintings of Alfred Hands

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 306

Scope and Contents

Seven framed watercolours of New Zealand scenes.


  • Creation: 1881 - 1887


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Biographical / Historical

The Revd Alfred Watson Hands (1849-1927) was Vicar of Geraldine, New Zealand, 1880-1887. He married Emily Agnes, daughter of Henry James Blyth, in 1881, and returned to England in 1887.


1 archive box(es) (1 box) : watercolour

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Former / Other Reference

MSS 89

Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 174; MSS Addenda, vol. III.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance of the collection is unknown.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927, architect, numismatist and clergyman

Includes index.
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Repository Details

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