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Acland, John Barton Arundel


John Barton Arundel Acland was the 6th son of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, of Killerton in Devon. In 1855 John Acland arrived in Canterbury on the Mary Stuart, with his business partner, Charles George Tripp. They were the first white men to explore the uplands of the Rangitata, as this letter explains. They established Mount Peel Station, which became Acland's property after the partnership was dissolved in 1862, and is still in the hands of the Acland family, descendants of John and his wife Emily Harper, who were married in 1860. At the time of this letter John Acland was visiting England to fulfil a promise to his family. He left Canterbury in March 1857 and returned in January 1859.

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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