Archive Collection Detail
Ernest Hastings Snow (1855-1946) was the third child of Charles Hastings Snow and Helen Clara Piers, early European settlers of Wellington. He married Charlotte Elizabeth Wiber in 1880. They had six children, most of whom were born in Palmerston North. Ernest went with three of his sons to fight in the Boer War. The young men remained there while Ernest returned to New Zealand. This sketchbook consists of pen and ink and watercolour drawings, press-clippings and coloured picture cards, and while most of the sketches would appear to be by Ernest, a few are by his father, Charles.