Turnbull Library Record — Vol. 40, 2007

Articles in the 2007 issue included:

Margaret … On the retirement of Margaret Calder as Chief Librarian, 19 March 2007. Philip Rainer pays tribute to the departing Chief Librarian after 16 years at the Turnbull.

Collectors, Ownership, and Inspiration. Lydia Wevers discusses the ‘visionary and obsessive’ activity which was the theme of the National Library “Collect” exhibition that opened on 14 December 2006.

The Trinity, their Collections, and the Future. Donald Jackson Kerr. The text of a talk (presented on 8 February 2007) surveying three notable collectors: Sir George Grey, Dr Thomas Morland Hocken, and Alexander Turnbull.

Jeremiah Purcell O’Reily and James Ambrose Story: Two Nineteenth-Century Collectors and their New Zealand Connection. Ruth Lightbourne explains what these two private collections contained, and how their books came to the Turnbull Library.

The Confessions of an Obsessive Collector. Walter Cook. The text of a talk given at ‘Obsessive Collectors’, an event held during the National Library “Collect” exhibition, on 1 March 2007.

The Sixth Man. Ian Fraser. The text of an address to launch James McNeish’s book, The Sixth Man: The Extraordinary Life of Paddy Costello, on 13 September 2007.