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Travel journals for Italy, 1816-1818, and France and Italy, 1836; letters to members of the family, manuscript articles and other papers, 1816-1841. Many letters to Catherine Torlesse, 1824-1852. Wakefield and Torlesse papers.1

12 letters between Wakefield and various correspondents, 1830-1850. Copies of Wakefield family correspondence from collections in other libraries, 1837-1854. Minute book and letter book of the New Zealand Association, 1837-1838, the latter containing out-letters by Wakefield. Mitchell Library, Sydney, New South Wales.

Various letters of Wakefield, to different correspondents. Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Copies of a few items of family correspondence relevant to Wakefield . BL Add. MS. 35261.

Annotated copies of settlements, bonds and related correspondence, 1817-1827, resulting from his marriage. Lockwood Estate papers, Essex RO

Papers relating to his attempt to trace Thomas Berkely Bond in Paris , 1825-1828. Archives Nationales, Paris. (Microfilm in Archives Dept., Public Library of South Australia, Adelaide.)

Seven letters to various correspondents, 1823-1851. City of Wellington Public Library, New Zealand.


HENRY SAMUEL CHAPMAN, two letters, 1842. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand, MS. papers 53.

JAMES EDWARD FITZGERALD, 59 letters 1849-1852. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand, MS. papers 64.

LOUIS HIPPOLYTE LA FONTAINE, three letters, 1838-1843. La Fontaine papers, Municipal Library, Montreal.

WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE, four items, 1836-1851. BL Add. MSS. 44355-44370.

HENRY GEORGE GREY, 3rd Earl Grey, three items, 1831-1837. Grey of Howick papers, Durham DP

ROWLAND HILL, two letters, 1834. BL Add. MS. 38109.

JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT, two letters, 1834. BL Add. MSS. 38109, 38523.

JOHN GEORGE LAMBTON, 1st Earl of Durham, eight letters, 1838-1839. Durham papers, Naational Archives of Canada

JOHN GEORGE LAMBTON, 1st Earl of Durham, ten letters, 1837­1839. Lambton papers, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand .

GEORGE WILLIAM LYTTELTON, 4th Baron Lyttelton, 36 letters, 1850-1854. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand, MS. papers 222.

DENIS BENJAMIN VIGER, two letters, 1842. Viger papers, National Archives of Canada

GEORGE FREDERICK YOUNG, three letters, 1849. Royal Commonwealth Society, London, MS. 89.

Printed Material

The Collected Works of Edward Gibbon Wakefield , ed. M. F. Lloyd Prichard (Glasgow and London, 1968).

PAUL BLOOMFIELD, Edward Gibbon Wakefield: Builder of the British Commonwealth ( London, 1961).

New Palgrave; ODNB; Boase III 1129; ESS xv 322.

Portraits: BL(P); NPG; Canterbury Museum, New Zealand.