Story: Inheritance

Book bequest (2nd of 3)

Book bequest

At the time of his death in 1953, Whāngārei pharmacist Frank Reed had the largest collection of books and manuscripts relating to French writer Alexandre Dumas outside of France. He stipulated that his collection was to go to the Auckland Library after his death.

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Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 7-C1943

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How to cite this page:

Ann Dupuis, 'Inheritance - Wills, trusts and bequests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 October 2021)

Story by Ann Dupuis, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 3 Oct 2018