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Collection Summary

Creator
J. W. Davidson
Title
Papers of J. W. Davidson
Date Range
1886-1974
Collection Number
MS 5105
Extent
9.24 metres (66 boxes + 2 folios)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises a small amount of personal papers including a diary, correspondence, notes and drafts of articles and papers concerning his books Samoa mo Samoa and Peter Dillon of Vanikoro. The bulk of the collection comprises subject files containing publications, cuttings, photographs, correspondence, notes, and in some cases, original manuscripts relating to the South Pacific Commission, American Samoa, Fiji, Micronesia (USA) Nauru, New Zealand's island territories, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Western Samoa (1890-1973).

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn537821).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of J. W. Davidson, National Library of Australia, MS 5105, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the Library by Davidson's sister, Ruth Davidson, in November 1975. Additions were received in 1979 and 1980.

Other Form(s) Available

Boxes 22-25 are available on microform at mfm G20,816-20,819. Box 44 is available on microform at mfm G23,071.

Biographical Note

James Wightman was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1915. He was educated at Kelburn Primary School and Croydon School in Wellington, Hereworth School in Hawkes Bay and Waitaki Boys School in Otago. He was Professor of Pacific History, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, 1950-73, an eminent Pacific historian, and constitutional adviser to Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Western Samoa, American Micronesia and the Cook Islands. Davidson died in 1973.

Davidson's publications include Induced cultural change in the Pacific political organization (1961) Samoa mo Samoa: the emergence of the independent state of Western Samoa (1967) and Peter Dillon of Vanikoro: chevalier of the South Seas (1975).

Item Descriptions

Class. Original Consignment

Diary, 1951 (File) - Box 1

General correspondence, 1939-72 (File) - Box 1

Subject files including correspondence: Academic freedom, 1955 (File) - Box 1

Subject files including correspondence: Auckland conference, 1952 (File) - Box 1

Subject files including correspondence: Bandung conference/visit to Singapore, 1956 (File) - Box 1

Subject files including correspondence: Broadcasts, NZBC, 1963 (File) - Box 1

Subject files, including correspondence: Broadcasts, 1951-52 (File) - Box 1

Subject files, including correspondence: Inaugural lecture, 1956 (File) - Box 1

Subject files, including correspondence: Indo-China statement, 1954 (File) - Box 1

Subject files, including correspondence: Lectures, 1949/Government of dependent territories (File) - Box 1

Subject files, including correspondence: Price of political dependency (File) - Box 1

Subject files, including correspondence: Samuel Butler in New Zealand (File) - Box 1

Subject files, including correspondence: Talks (2 files) (File) - Box 1

Australian National University: Heathercote, R.L. personnel file (File) - Box 1

Australian National University: In-letters/departmental (File) - Box 1

Australian National University: Seminars (2 files) (File) - Box 1

Australian National University: Staff publications (File) - Box 1

Cambridge University: Accounts, letters, notes, n.d. (File) - Box 1A

Cambridge University: Exam paper, 1948 (File) - Box 1A

Cambridge University: Notebooks (5 items) (File) - Box 1A

Cambridge University: Photographs (File) - Box 1A

Notes, cards, research notes dating from his time at Cambridge University (File) - Box 2-5

Writings: Peter Dillon of Vanikoro Correspondence, 1953-73 (File) - Box 6-10

Writings: Peter Dillon of Vanikoro Notes; drafts, including some letters; galleys (File) - Box 6-10

Writings: Peter Dillon of Vanikoro Photocopies, maps (File) - Box 6-10

Writings: Samoa mo Samoa (File) - Box 11-12

Other writings: Australian dictionary of biography (File) - Box 13

Other writings: ANZAAS, 1952, 1957 (2 files) (File) - Box 13

Other writings: Beaglehole, J.C. (File) - Box 13

Other writings: Bomb tests (File) - Box 13

Other writings: Book of knowledge -Pacific Islands (File) - Box 13

Other writings: Cambridge modern history (File) - Box 13

Other writings: China, Japan and the Pacific (File) - Box 13

Other writings: Colonial government (File) - Box 13

Other writings: ‘Cook and the opening of the Pacific' (File) - Box 13

Other writings: Correspondence re publications, 1952-56 (File) - Box 13

Other writings: Gilson, Richard. Typescript - J.W.D. contributions (File) - Box 13

Other writings: Hakluyt Society (File) - Box 13

Other writings: ‘Lauaki Namulau'ulu Mamoe: a traditionalist in Samoan politics' (File) - Box 13

Other writings: ‘Leadership in Western Samoa' (File) - Box 13

Other writings: Miscellaneous articles (File) - Box 13

Pacific:. ‘Changing political role of Pacific Islands peoples' (File) - Box 14

Pacific:. ‘Preliminary report on the state of discovery in the (File) - Box 14

Pacific: at the death of Cook (1779)' (File) - Box 14

Pacific: ‘The Pacific and its peoples' (File) - Box 14

Pacific: ‘The Pacific in the Western World' (File) - Box 14

Pacific: ‘Politics in Polynesia'; Reviews (2 files) (File) - Box 14

American Samoa: Bill of rights, 1954 (File) - Box 15

American Samoa: Constitution, 1960 (File) - Box 15

American Samoa: Darden, J.R. Historical sketch of the naval administration of the government of American Samoa, 1900-1951 (File) - Box 15

American Samoa: Management survey of the government of American Samoa, 1951 (File) - Box 15

American Samoa: Miscellaneous. Mainly constitutional, 1912, 1918, 1954 (File) - Box 15

American Samoa: Public Health Department report, 1950 (File) - Box 15

American Samoa: Report on American Samoa for the fiscal year, 1949-50 (File) - Box 15

American Samoa: Report for the future political status study commission to the Eleventh Legislature, 1970. (File) - Box 15

Fiji: Constitution. Notes from Henderson (File) - Box 15

Fiji: Correspondence, 1960-62 (File) - Box 15

Fiji: Miscellaneous notes; see also Western Samoa, New Zealand, 1914-62, under ‘Visits' (File) - Box 15

Micronesia (U.S.A.): Index to numbered files. (File) - Box 16-19

Micronesia (U.S.A.): Numbered files: short titles: 1-42 (File) - Box 16-19

General information; National Geographic; Local newspapers, press releases, bulletins; Newspaper cuttings, 1968-70; 1971 -; Publications; Theses; Papers, addresses and articles; Joint resolutions; Senate resolutions; Report of committee on government organisation; public speeches, 1968, 1970-71; correspondence, 1971; U.N. annual reports, 1950, 1961-67; Annual reports to the Secretary of the Interior, 1964-66; Economic development; Land tenure; Political Status Commission. Meetings; Political Status Commission. Visit to Australia, 1969; Political Status Commission. Reports, 1964-67; Political Status Commission. Reports, 1968-9, 1972; Political Status Commission. Pamphlets; Political Status Commission delegation, 1969, 1970; Political Status Commission. Draft report; American Samoa [filedwith American Samoa, Box 15]; Political status delegation reports, 1970; Senate journals, 1970; House journals, 1970; Statements by Congress embers, 1970; Letters from Davidson re political status; Military-political report from H.M.S. Cormoron, 1914; U.S. Department of the Interior, 1970; U.S. delegations and Micronesia, May 1970; J.W. Davidson. Rough notes, 1970; Hana talks, Hawaii, 1971

Copies of telexes from the U.S. Embassy, Canberra, 1972-73: Miscellaneous reports of the Political Status Commission, copies of Highlights, articles by J.W. Davidson. (File) - Box 20-21

Nauru: British Commonwealth, U.N. and Nauru (File) - Box 22

Nauru: Constitution. Proceedings and working papers of the Constitutional convention, 1968; copies of the Constitution. (5 files) (File) - Box 23

Nauru: Finance Act, 1969-70: Miscellaneous (File) - Box 24

Nauru: Phosphate: ‘Report by Committee appointed to investigate the possibilities of rehabilitation of mined phosphate lands, 1966.' (File) - Box 24

Nauru: Press cuttings (File) - Box 24

Nauru: Public service (File) - Box 24

Nauru: U.N. resolutions, reports (File) - Box 24

Various topics, loose material: constitution, stamps and flags, copies of Pinnacle, Post, The Bulletin, The Observer, phosphate. (File) - Box 25

New Zealand: Exploration of N.Z. Coast (t/s notes) (File) - Box 26

New Zealand: Population statistics. Island territories, 1945 (File) - Box 26

New Zealand: New Zealand and her island territories (File) - Box 26

New Zealand: Reports. Department of Inland Territories, 1951-1958, 1960, 1962-64 (File) - Box 26

New Zealand: Reports. Department of Inland Territories: Cook Islands, Niue. Tokelau Islands. Western Samoa, 1954, 1956-1960, 1962-1963 (File) - Box 26

New Zealand: Reports. Department of Inland Territories: Tokelau Islands, 1951-1952 (File) - Box 26

Papua New Guinea: Constitutional planning committee (3 files) (File) - Box 27

Papua New Guinea: Guise, John. Guest of honour talk, 1963 (File) - Box 27

Papua New Guinea: Lecture notes (2 files) (File) - Box 27

Papua New Guinea: Working committee on self-government-status and citizenship (File) - Box 27

Papua New Guinea: Visit to Papua New Guinea, 1951 (File) - Box 27

Papua New Guinea: Wangani Seminar (File) - Box 27

Solomon Islands: Notes, roneoed articles (File) - Box 27

South Pacific Commission: Betham. Radio talk on S.P.C., Oct. Nov. 1961 (File) - Box 28

South Pacific Commission: S.P.C. conference, 1948, 1951, 1953, 1962, 1968, 1970 (File) - Box 28

Western Samoa: Pre 1900 (File) - Box 29

Western Samoa: Apia. Ordinances, regulations,, 1891-1900 (File) - Box 29

Western Samoa: Apia. Regulations for the Apia goal, 1891-1899 (File) - Box 29

Western Samoa: Ella, Samuel. The Ancient Samoan Government (File) - Box 29

Western Samoa: Gurr papers. Cuttings (File) - Box 29

Western Samoa: Gurr papers. Proclamations (File) - Box 29

Western Samoa: Malietoa. Papers relating to the government of Malietoa 1890- (File) - Box 29

Western Samoa: Tamarese. Papers on the Tamarese government, 1886 and German colony, 1890-1914 (File) - Box 29

Western Samoa: Articles in German, 1902-11 : O le Savali, 1907-14. Incomplete (8 files) (File) - Box 30

Western Samoa: Proclamations, ordinances (translations from German) (4 files) (File) - Box 30

Western Samoa: Samoanisches Gouvernementsblatt, Band iv, 1-54, 1911-13 (File) - Box 30

Western Samoa: Samoanische Zeitung, 1908-14 (File) - Box 30

Western Samoa: Solf, Wilhelm (File) - Box 30

New Zealand, 1914-62: Access to state documents. Memo, 1954 (File) - Box 31

New Zealand, 1914-62: Administrative structure (File) - Box 31

New Zealand, 1914-62: Agriculture, June 1950 (File) - Box 31

New Zealand, 1914-62: Apia. Entry of M.V. Samoa. Memo, 1950 (File) - Box 31

New Zealand, 1914-62: Boyan, P.H. ‘The Cooperative movement in New Ireland' (File) - Box 31

New Zealand, 1914-62: British military occupation of Samoa. Proclamations. Bound and indexed. Nos. 1-71, 1914-20 (File) - Box 31

New Zealand, 1914-62: British military occupation of Samoa - Logan. Regulations, etc. (File) - Box 31

New Zealand, 1914-62: Broadcasting committee, 1950 (File) - Box 31

New Zealand, 1914-62: Cabinet papers, miscellaneous, 1959 (File) - Box 31

New Zealand, 1914-62: Cabinet. Inauguration of Cabinet Government, Oct. 1959 (File) - Box 31

New Zealand, 1914-62: Citizenship. Approval of new status, 1956, 1960 (File) - Box 31

New Zealand, 1914-62: Civil list amendment bill. Miscellaneous papers, 1949 (File) - Box 31

New Zealand, 1914-62: Correspondence, 1914-21. Gurr, Tate, Allen, etc. Some typescript copies, some originals. (File) - Box 31

New Zealand, 1914-62: Cuttings. Miscellaneous topics (11 files) (File) - Box 31

Davidson, J.W., articles, notes, with some related correspondence re Western Samoa, 1952. (20 files) (File) - Box 32

New Zealand, 1914-62: Departmental reports. Miscellaneous, 1949-50 (File) - Box 32

New Zealand, 1914-62: Diary, directory and guide. Western Samoa, 1924 (File) - Box 32

New Zealand, 1914-62: Economic development (5 files) (File) - Box 32

New Zealand, 1914-62: Education (File) - Box 32

New Zealand, 1914-62: Electorates (File) - Box 32

New Zealand, 1914-62: Electoral roles, 1926, 1948, 1954 (File) - Box 32

New Zealand, 1914-62: Ethnology. Notes from British military occupation. Files. (File) - Box 32

New Zealand, 1914-62: Executive and legislative government. Miscellaneous papers. (File) - Box 32

New Zealand, 1914-62: Executive Council. Constitution and procedure, 1951 (File) - Box 32

New Zealand, 1914-62: Executive Council. Cuttings from Samoa Bulletin 1954 (File) - Box 32

New Zealand, 1914-62: Executive Council Associate Members. (File) - Box 32

New Zealand, 1914-62: Finance committee, minutes, May 1950 (File) - Box 32

New Zealand, 1914-62: Foreign credits (File) - Box 32

New Zealand, 1914-62: Furnas, J.C. Text of chapter relating to Western Samoa, 1947 (File) - Box 32

Gazettes, 1961 and index, 1960-61 (File) - Box 33

Glover, P.W. ‘Some considerations on the problem of self-government for Samoa', 1947 (File) - Box 33

Grattan. ‘The political structure of Western Samoa', 1947 (File) - Box 33

Griffin, H.S. Papers, 1916-23. Includes originals (File) - Box 33

Gurr, Edwin. Land claims, 1919-24 (File) - Box 33

Gurr, Edwin. Articles for publication. (File) - Box 33

Hamilton, W.M. and L.I. Grange. The soils and agriculture of Western Samoa, 1938 (File) - Box 33

Health and medicine. Memo typescript copy, 1949 (File) - Box 33

Knightly and Moors. Notes by J.W. Davidson, 1954 (File) - Box 33

Land and title courts. Printed material and notes by the Court President, C.C. Marsack, 1958 (File) - Box 33

Legal status, 1947-49 (File) - Box 33

Legislation for Western Samoa. Note of 24 July 1947 (File) - Box 33

Legislative Assembly of Western Samoa - Bills - explanatory memos, drafts, debates, elections, Fono of Faipule proceedings, addresses, orndinaces, regulations, reports, etc 1947-61 (File) - Box 33-38

New Zealand, 1914-62: Legislative council. Debates. 3rd session, 1946 (File) - Box 38

New Zealand, 1914-62: Library, preservation of records, etc. Memo, 1949-50 (File) - Box 38

Local government, 1950-55 (File) - Box 39

Commission of inquiry into district and village government. Reports, questionnaire, correspondence, minutes of the district and Village Government Board (27 files)

London Missionary Society. Microfilm on Samoa. (File) - Box 39

McKay, C. Paper on self-government for Western Samoa, 1947 (File) - Box 39

Malietoa, L. ‘The Samoan woman in the last 30 years.' (File) - Box 39

Martin, J.R. ‘Representative institutions in Western Samoa during the mandate, 1910-46'. Notes. (File) - Box 39

Mau. Pamphlets, newspaper articles. (File) - Box 39

Mercer, J.H. ‘Land and people in Western Samoa'. (File) - Box 39

Miscellaneous. (File) - Box 39

Native land development committee, 1923-34 (File) - Box 39

Samoan national anthem. Words and music (File) - Box 39

New Zealand. Acts of Parliament relating to Western Samoa (File) - Box 40

Annual reports to the N.Z. Parliament 1922, 1925-28, 1930, 1932-34, 1936-41, 1945-55, 1957, 1959 (File) - Box 40

Annual reports to the U.N. 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1960. (File) - Box 41

Ordinances, regulations, 1920-57 (4 files) (File) - Box 41

Reports, miscellaneous. Education, trade, commerce, estimates, Luxford inquest (8 files) (File) - Box 41

New Zealand acceptance of Samoan aspirations (File) - Box 42

O le Savali 1915, 1917, 1921, 1931 (4 files) (File) - Box 42

Osborne, A.G., R.T.G. Patrick and High Commissioner interview, 1949 (File) - Box 42

Peoples Party (File) - Box 42

Parliamentary procedure - 1949 (File) - Box 42

Political development, 1961 (File) - Box 42

Political future of the Trust Territory, 1959 (File) - Box 42

Public Service Board of Appeal (File) - Box 42

Public Service Commission. Papers, 1950 (File) - Box 42

Public works Department Reports, papers, 1955 (File) - Box 42

Registry of cooperative societies (File) - Box 42

Self-Government. Statement by the N.Z. Prime minister, 1953 (File) - Box 42

Skerrett Royal Commission on Western Samoa, 1929 (File) - Box 42

Social conditions (File) - Box 42

Steinberger, A.B. in Samoa. (File) - Box 42

Taxation. Department committee on tax and tariffs, 1954 (File) - Box 42

Treasury instructions for the control of expenditure (File) - Box 42

Trust estates corporation. Report and balance sheet, 1959 (File) - Box 43

United Nations (27 files) (File) - Box 43

Visit to Samoa and Fiji, 1954 (File) - Box 43

Visit to Falealili, 1954 (File) - Box 43

Voeleker, Colonel F.W. Inquiry into barge sinking, Upolu, 1948 (File) - Box 43

Voeleker, Colonel F.W. Confidential reports, 1947-49 (File) - Box 43

Voting bill, 1961 (File) - Box 43

New Zealand: Webb, T. Meeting with the Council of State, the Legislative Assembly and the Fono, 1952 (File) - Box 43

New Zealand: Working Committee on Self-government, constitutional convention (35 files) (File) - Box 44-45

Independent Western Samoa, 1962: Aitman, C.C. ‘The development of Samoan independence'. (File) - Box 46

Independent Western Samoa, 1962: Ala'ilima, F.C. (et al.) ‘Consensus and ballot in a Western Samoan election campaign', 1964 (File) - Box 46

Independent Western Samoa, 1962: Bank of Samoa. Letter (t/s copy) to Samoana (File) - Box 46

Independent Western Samoa, 1962: Correspondence, 1963-65 (File) - Box 46

Independent Western Samoa, 1962: Davidson, J.W. Correspondence, articles, 1960-63 (File) - Box 46

Independent Western Samoa, 1962: External affairs, cable, 25 Feb. 1970 (File) - Box 46

Independent Western Samoa, 1962: Fairbairn, I. ‘Some aspects of the problem of economic development in Western Samoa', 1964 (File) - Box 46

Independent Western Samoa, 1962: Gazettes, 1962-64, 1967 (File) - Box 46

Independent Western Samoa, 1962: Griffin, John. ‘Fa a Samoa faces the world', 1968 (File) - Box 46

Independent Western Samoa, 1962: Harbour project, 1964-65 (File) - Box 46

Independent Western Samoa, 1962: Independence celebrations, 1961-64 (File) - Box 46

Legislative Assembly: Acts and ordinances and orders in council. Printed Bills. Explanatory memoranda, roneoed (File) - Box 47-49

Legislative Assembly: Debates, 1968, 1970 (File) - Box 47-49

Legislative Assembly: Estimates, 1962-72 (File) - Box 47-49

Legislative Assembly: Minutes, 1962-71; index, 1962 (File) - Box 47-49

Legislative Assembly: Order papers, 1962-72 (File) - Box 47-49

Reports (Sessional and parliamentary papers) 1961-72 [see also box 52] (File) - Box 50-51

Speeches, statements, parliamentary papers (File) - Box 50-51

Treaties, reports., 1962-67 (File) - Box 52

Samoan Bulletin, notes, 1962-64 (File) - Box 52

Visits, 1972 (File) - Box 52

Weekly newsletter, 1973 (File) - Box 52

Miscellaneous: Africa (File) - Box 53

Miscellaneous: Christian, F.W. papers. Notes (4 files) (File) - Box 53

Miscellaneous: Centre Documentaire pour l'oceanie. Serie: Rapports et documents. Roneoed (File) - Box 53

Miscellaneous: Gilson, R.P. Correspondence, notes (3 files) (File) - Box 53

Miscellaneous: Gordon, Sir Arthur. Notes on Knapland's article for Historical Studies (File) - Box 53

Miscellaneous: Hawaii (File) - Box 53

Miscellaneous: Maps (File) - Box 53

Miscellaneous: New Caledonia (File) - Box 53

Miscellaneous: Nutrilite Products Incorporated (File) - Box 53

Miscellaneous: Pacific historical records survey (File) - Box 53

Miscellaneous: Pamphlets, reports (File) - Box 53

Miscellaneous: Photographs (File) - Box 53

Miscellaneous: Politics (File) - Box 53

Miscellaneous: Taylor, R.M.S. ‘Aborigines and Maori' (File) - Box 53

Class. Consignments added early 1980

1953 White Paper and Constitutional Convention of 1954. Papers relating to meetings on Development Plan, 1953-54 (File) - Box 54

M. Boyd. Notes (File) - Box 54

Notes on Samoa (File) - Box 54

The Solomons (File) - Box 54

Notebook. Index cards. Bibliography of Pacific Islands portraits (Canberra, 1973). Morrell's bibliography and black and white plates. (File) - Box 54

Index cards and notes (File) - Box 54

Peculiarities of colonial government (File) - Box 54

Notes on Tonga (File) - Box 54

Miscellaneous talks (File) - Box 54

Notes on Honolulu (File) - Box 54

Government of Dependent Territories. MS notes (File) - Box 54

Article on Samuel Butler. Two photos of Davidson (File) - Box 54

Three medals commemorating the independence of the Republic of Nauru. One Cook Islands commemorative one dollar coin (File) - Box 54

‘1954 Constitutional Convention of Western Samoa: papers and proceedings' (File) - Box 55

Photograph mounted on cardboard (File) - Box 55

Reports and articles (File) - Box 55

Water resources of the Tuross Valley: survey of thirty two N.S.W. river valleys (Report no. 20, August 1970) (File) - Box 55

Manuscript on Micronesia (File) - Box 55

Bougainville copper (File) - Box 55

Notes on Samoa. ‘In defence of Darwin' by Derek Freeman. ‘The new balance of power in Asia and the Pacific' by Hedley Bull. ‘The politics of Melanesia'. New Guinea and Australia, the Pacific and South-east Asia (Vol. 5, no. 1, Mar.-Apr. 1970) (File) - Box 55

Miscellaneous notes: Notes on Samoa (File) - Box 56

Miscellaneous notes: Chronology of events following the death of Malietoa Laupepa, 22 August 1898 (File) - Box 56

Miscellaneous notes: Extract of report upon the condition of the Samoan Islands (File) - Box 56

Miscellaneous notes: Correspondence, 1945-72 (File) - Box 56

Miscellaneous notes: Notes and articles on Papua New Guinea (File) - Box 56

Miscellaneous notes: Papua New Guinea (File) - Box 56

Miscellaneous notes: New Guinea (File) - Box 56

Photograph mounted on cardboard (File) - Box 57

Photocopies (File) - Box 57

Articles on Samoa by Davidson (File) - Box 57

Articles on New Zealand (File) - Box 57

Lauaki (File) - Box 57

Notes, articles and journals (File) - Box 57

Miscellaneous notes (File) - Box 57

Maps (File) - Box 57

Abel Tasman (File) - Box 57

Water resources of the Clyde Valley: survey of thirty two N.S.W. river valleys (Report no. 21, September 1970) (File) - Box 58

1949 diary (File) - Box 58

Miscellaneous articles and addresses, including ‘Cook as seaman' by Alan Villiers (File) - Box 58

Articles on Asia-Pacific history (File) - Box 58

Miscellaneous notes (File) - Box 58

Printed periodicals and reports (File) - Box 58

Photocopies (File) - Box 58

Photographs of New Caledonia and the New Hebrides. Photocopies (File) - Box 58

Beaglehole: Cook (2 folders) (File) - Box 59

District rural development plan (File) - Box 59

Papers on social conditions, 1889-1900 (File) - Box 59

‘A history of Tonga' by Blanc. Chart of Government in Western Samoa (File) - Box 59

A history of New Zealand anthropology during the nineteenth century / J.M. Booth (File) - Box 59

Papers on general history to 1889 (File) - Box 59

Notes and articles on Papua New Guinea (File) - Box 59

Maps, newspaper cuttings and publications (File) - Box 59

Notes on Papua New Guinea (File) - Box 59

Mau of Pule (File) - Box 59

1950 diary (File) - Box 59

Proceedings of the 1st ASPAC Seminar on the Promotion of Cultural and Social Cooperation for the Asian and Pacific Region, May 19-23, 1969, Seoul (File) - Box 59

The story of Booloominbah (File) - Box 59

Class. Consignment added 25 June 1980

Articles on Davidson (File) - Box 60

Cigarette card album (File) - Box 60

Stamps and cigarette card album (File) - Box 60

‘Scandinavian settlement in New Zealand' by J.W. Davidson (File) - Box 60

Letters of condolence on Davidson's death, 1973-74 (File) - Box 60

‘European penetration of the South Pacific, 1779-1842' by J.W. Davidson (St. John's College, May 1942) (File) - Box 60

Articles and correspondence (File) - Box 61

Articles and lecture notes (File) - Box 61

Report of the Commission of Enquiry, Samoa, 1950 (File) - Box 61

Notebooks, notes and cuttings (File) - Box 61

Miscellaneous printed matter (File) - Box 61

Miscellaneous items (File) - Box 61

Articles and lecture notes (File) - Box 61

Photographs (File) - Box 61

O le Fa'avae o le Malo Tuto'atasi o Samoa I SisifoErewhon, Erewhon revisited / Samuel Butler (File) - Box 61

O le Fa'avae o le Malo Tuto'atasi o Samoa I Sisifo South Pacific bulletin (First quarter 1968, and, Second and Fourth quarters 1971) (File) - Box 61

Micronesia reporter (Third quarter 1970) (File) - Box 61

The Cambridge history of the British Empire. Vol. VII, Pt. 1, Australia (File) - Box 62

Sweet Cork of thee / by Robert Gibbings (File) - Box 62

An introduction to Samoan custom / by F.J.H. Grattan (File) - Box 62

The complete works of William Shakespeare / edited by W.J. Craig (File) - Box 62

The lost possessions of England: essays in Imperial history / by Walter Frewen Lord (File) - Box 62

The study of Pacific history / J.W. Davidson (2 copies) (File) - Box 62

ANU historical journal (Vol. 9, December 1972) (File) - Box 62

Work and life on Raroia: an acculturation study from the Tuamotu group, French Oceania / Bengt Danielsson (File) - Box 62

The journal of Pacific history (Vol. 8, 1973) (File) - Box 62

Over the reefs / by Robert Gibbings (File) - Box 62

1972-76 Members of the Third House of Assembly, Papua New Guinea (File) - Box 62

Pacific Islands monthly (Vol. 44, no. 5, May 1973) (File) - Box 62

‘Carnation your cooking', Supplement to Pacific Islands monthly, May 1973 (File) - Box 62

Iorana!: a Tahitian journal / by Robert Gibbings (File) - Box 62

The lost empires of the modern world: essays in Imperial history / by Walter Frewen Lord (File) - Box 62

Vestes (Vol. III, no. 4, December 1960) (File) - Box 62

‘Public lectures: Post-independence relations between Papua New Guinea and Australia' (File) - Box 62

A perspective in history and art from ancient times: Pakistan (File) - Box 62

Photograph of a Samoan child (File) - Box 62

Photograph of Aggie Gray, of Apia, Western Samoa (File) - Box 63

Photograph taken at Asian Studies Conference, Philadelphia, 1951 (File) - Box 63

Degree of Master of Arts (History) in 1937, University of New (File) - Box 63

Zealand, awarded to James W. Davidson (File) - Box 63

Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, 31 October 1942, awarded to James W. Davidson (File) - Box 63

Quentin Durward / by Sir Walter Scott (File) - Box 63

The romance of the mighty deep / by Agnes Giberne (File) - Box 63

The complete works of William Wordsworth / with introduction and notes by Charles Kennett Burrow (File) - Box 63

The shadow line: a confession / Joseph Conrad (File) - Box 63

The Holy Bible (File) - Box 63

The poetical works of Robert Burns / edited by J. Logie Robertson (File) - Box 63

The Northern Rhodesian Legislative Council / by J.W. Davidson (File) - Box 63

History of Waitaki Boys' High School, 1883-33 / by K.C. McDonald (File) - Box 63

Cambridge / by John Steegmann (File) - Box 63

Poems of Robert Browing (London: Henry Frowde, 1907) (File) - Box 63

Collegium Divi Johannis Evangelistae, 1511-11 (Cambridge:University Press, 1911) (File) - Box 63

Radio and television listener, May 24, 1971, November 29, 1975 (File) - Folio-Box Folio Box (No. ?)

Photograph of Davidson taken “30 years ago” (as of 1979), when he received his MA (S. P. Andrew Studio, Wellington) (File) - Folio-Box Folio Box (No. ?)

Photograph of Davidson, undated (File) - Folio-Box Folio Box (No. ?)

Photograph taken at Victoria University, Wellington, 1939 (File) - Folio-Box Folio Box (No. ?)

Photograph of class at Cambridge University, 1938 (File) - Folio-Box Folio Box (No. ?)

‘James Wightman Davidson memorial book' (File) - Folio-Box Folio Box (No. ?)

Class. Consignment added 17 July 1980

The majority of personal correspondence is from Davidson to his mother. There are also letters from Davidson to his father and to his sister, Ruth.

Personal correspondence(10 folders), 1938-41 (File) - Box 64

Personal correspondence (12 folders), 1942-51 (File) - Box 65

Personal correspondence (7 folders), 1952-73 (File) - Box 66

Undated correspondence (1 folder) (File) - Box 66

Photographs, newspaper clippings, personal documents (1 folder) (File) - Box 66

Ancient voyagers in the Pacific / Andrew Sharp ( Penguin, 1957) and Human types: an introduction to social anthropology / Raymond Firth (Mentor, 1958) (1 folder) (File) - Box 66

Class. Consignment added 12 August 1980

Correspondence. Photographs. Booklet. Lecture and article by Davidson (1 folder)., 1940-1974 (File) - Box 66


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