The Sir John Logan Campbell Trust
Under the will of Sir John Logan Campbell, apart from the many bequests, provision was made for annuities for his widow and for his daughter, Mrs Murray (later Mrs Humphreys). Failing issue of Mrs Murray, the trustees were directed to hand over the whole of the proceeds of the residuary estate to the trustees of Cornwall Park, to be invested by them, the net annual income arising therefrom to be distributed annually in “assisting charities, objects of public utility, or any other purpose having for its object the relief of distress, the alleviation of suffering, or educational, which in the absolute, unfettered discretion of the Cornwall Park trustees may be considered to carry out his intention, which was to assist every public movement of the aforesaid character in the provincial district of Auckland which, if he were alive, would in the opinion of the Cornwall Park trustees, have a claim upon his sympathies …“.
When Mrs Humphreys died in 1952, the Campbell estate passed to the trustees of Cornwall Park. The estate was valued at £400,000 and the. income accruing from this is £25,000 a year. This amount is allocated annually in accordance with what the trustees consider would be Campbell's wishes.
by Enid Annie Evans, B.A., A.L.A., Librarian, Auckland Institute and Museum.
- Campbell Papers (1841–1904) (MSS) Auckland Museum Library
- Reminiscences (to 1880), Campbell, J. L. (MSS), Auckland Museum Library
- Poenamo – Sketches of the Early Days of New Zealand, Campbell, J. L. (with an introduction by Stevens, J., 1952).