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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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 17 January 2021)