Diary written by F. G. Gibbs covering the period between 25 Nov 1909 – 2 Jan 1910. F. G. Gibbs was a community leader in Nelson who was involved in the development of many Nelson institutions. This diary is part of a larger collection of diaries and papers, AG 85.
Frederick Giles Gibbs; Oct 1866; 16 Jan 1953
F G Gibbs, 1866-1953, was a well known schoolmaster at Nelson College and then Headmaster of Central School, 1893-1923, and advisor to Thomas Cawthron, a botanist and community leader. He was heavily involved in The Royal Society of New Zealand Astronomical branch and the Nelson observatory. F.G. Gibbs had charge of the Atkinson Observatory from 1905 onwards. He was closely involved with the Nelson Institute and the development of the Nelson Provincial Museum as well as the Nelson Historical Society, the Nelson School of Music, the Nelson Provincial Progress League and the Bishop Suter Art Gallery. He had investments in many mineral ventures within the Province. He remained a bachelor.
He died on the 16th January 1953.
F G Gibbs - Diaries
Other reference numbers
Gibbs, F.G. 1909-1910. Diary 19: 25.11.07 - 31.12.09. Nelson Provincial Museum, Research Library & Archive, A657.19.