Yours Ever Sincerely J.R. Godley

Creator

Identifier

Hocken Pictorial Collections - 12,941
a262

Description

On mount in ink: T.M. Hocken. John Robert Godley was born in 1814 at Killigar, Ireland. Educated at harrow & Christchurch, Oxford. He then travelled extensively & in 1844 published his Letters from America marked by great ability & thought. This work attracted the attention of E.G. Wakefield with whom he formed a strong friendship & with him engaged in the founding of the Canterbury Settlement in 1848. In 1849 he sailed for Port Lyttelton to guide the infant fortunes of that scheme which he did with zeal & skill. In its after struggles & misfortunes his advice was of great value. Returning to England after three years’ absence he was appointed by his friend & brother-in-law, Mr Gladstone to the post of Under-Secretary of War which he held until his death on Nov 6, 1861. T.M.H.; label: Na Te Hakena Tenei Tiki.

Extent

140 x 100 mm

Medium

engraving with stipple on paper

Provenance

Dr T.M. Hocken’s Collection.

Files

a262.jpg

Citation

unknown, “Yours Ever Sincerely J.R. Godley,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 23, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/5165.