Mitchell Collection

The Mitchell Collection of Wakefield family papers belonged to Mary Priscilla Mitchell (1907-2007) who was known as Priscilla. She was the great-great-niece of Edward Gibbon Wakefield and last descendent of Daniel Wakefield his brother. She lived in Totnes, South Devon but visited New Zealand regularly and funded scholarships and other initiatives in connection with the Wakefield family. Like her namesake she was involved in many philanthropic activities. In her obituary, written by Philip Temple, it is stated the Wakefield family papers will one day reside in the Alexander Turnbull Library. Source: ‘Priscilla had ties to NZ’ Dominion Post, 29 November 2007, B 9.

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