John Holder Letter; John Holder; 17 February 1842; 1978.66.5

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Whanganui Regional Museum

Name/Title

John Holder Letter

About this object

This letter, dated 17 February 1842, is from Mr John Holder of London to his son William J Holder, and was sent first to an address in Wellington and then redirected to Whanganui where William had moved. The address is written on the last page with the remains of red sealing wax and fold marks evident where the letter was made into an envelope. John Holder wrote to his son that he has shipped, “… 200 round Dutch cheese in 4 boxes, 50 cheese in each box, marked W E H ... You will make the most you can of them, and the proceeds my dear boy make the best use you can of it, for your own advantage until I ask you for it, you will let me know how much you make of the cheese though it is but a small speculation, still if they pay well it will encourage me to send more, or some other goods we may think likely to pay well.” So, the father is concerned about his son having an income and is helping him by sending him saleable goods to keep him solvent. William later settled on a farm at Kaitoke near Whanganui. The Holder Family papers and photographs were donated to the Museum in 1978 and 1986, by different Holder descendants. They provide a record of their activities, work, family matters, business, farm management and of the Holder boys who crossed the seas to fight in the Great War, some of whom never returned.

Maker

John Holder

Maker Role

Writer

Date Made

17 February 1842

Place Made

England

Place Notes

London, England

Medium and Materials

Paper / ink / wax

Measurements

20 x 32 cm

Subject and Association Description

Shipping of Dutch cheese, advice for son

Object Type

Letter

Object number

1978.66.5

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Paul curtis holder 03 Aug 2017 20:51 PM,UTC

My father westell Henry Holder 'son of William Holder who's
Brother was i take it all black eddie catchpole holder. There father
Was Henry barber Holder am I correct. There is a grave in westport with
Harry Holder is he related at all any.any records on the holders
Would be great 'please email or phone 022948213

Paul curtis holder 03 Aug 2017 20:50 PM,UTC

My father westell Henry Holder 'son of William Holder who's
Brother was i take it all black eddie catchpole holder. There father
Was Henry barber Holder am I correct. There is a grave in westport with
Harry Holder is he related at all any.any records on the holders
Would be great 'please email or phone 022948213

Corey Leon Holder 06 Jun 2012 07:56 AM,UTC

Eldest son of Raymond Fountain Holder who is the son of Raymond Fountain Holder the son of Arthur Herbert Holder, son of William John Holder. Who is the son of John Holder.

Raymond Fountain Holder the 3rd 09 Mar 2012 13:28 PM,UTC

Son of Raymond fountaun Holder who is the son of Raymond Holder the son of Arthur Herbert Holder , son of William John Holder

William John Holder 27 Dec 2011 20:50 PM,UTC

my father raymond fountain the son of arthur herbert holder son of william john holder

Kim Williams 03 Dec 2009 02:43 AM,UTC

I am currently doing family research on William John Holder. Is it possible at some stage to view this collection?

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