The Family travel book, 1864-1902

ImageSummary Subtitled: The Family Sketch book. Being a record of excursions of interest made by various members of the family.

Contents include handwritten accounts and copies of letters recounting local and international trips and journeys mostly made in the 1870s, 1880s and 1890s by the Bridge and Griffin families. Local outings include trips to the Peninsula, Lake Ellesmere and Leeston, Hanmer Springs, Waimakariri Gorge Bridge, as well as Lake Ohau and Mount Cook. Journeys further afield include London, Melbourne and Brussels.

Collection location Archive 334

Publication information Unpublished

Additional information

In 1850 Charles Joseph Bridge came to Lyttelton on the Randolph. He returned to England in 1854 to marry Elizabeth Frances Hastings. They farmed at what is now Opawa until 1862, when they moved to farm at Southbridge. Charles Hastings Bridge, known as Hastings, eldest son of Charles and Elizabeth, married Marian (or Marion) Griffin (donor of the family papers) in 1880. Charles Hastings Bridge died in 1935, and Marion in 1941.

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This material has been digitised from the Archives and Manuscripts collection of Christchurch City Libraries.