Story: Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh

Alexander Turnbull with his brother and a friend

Alexander Turnbull with his brother and a friend

Alexander Turnbull's interest in collecting not only books and manuscripts but Maori and Pacific Island artefacts is evident in this photograph of him, his brother Robert (left) and friend E. F. Hadfield (centre) relaxing in a living room at the Turnbull home, 'Elibank', in the 1890s.

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How to cite this page:

J. E. Traue. 'Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2t53/turnbull-alexander-horsburgh (accessed 14 December 2019)