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Acland, John Barton Arundel (1823-1904)



  • Existence: 1823 - 1904


Barrister, sheep farmer, and politician. Sixth son of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 10th baronet of Killerton. Born in Killerton, studied law in London. Arrived in Lyttelton in October 1855 with C G Tripp, on the Royal Stuart. They ran sheep at Mount Peel, increasing their holding to about 250,000 acres, including Mount Peel, Mount Somers, Mount Possession and Orari Gorge. In 1862 they dissolved the partnership, and Acland retained the Mount Peel property. In 1860 he married Emily Weddell Harper. He was appointed to the Legislative Council in 1863, and was South Canterbury's representative for 34 years, as well as being involved in local body affairs.

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John Barton Acland letter

Identifier: Arch 0587
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a manuscript letter from John Barton Arundel Acland written in Orkney to Mr. Sandison in Shetland. The letter describes John Barton Acland's arrival in Canterbury and the setting up of Mount Peel and details of his life there.

Dates: 1857