Correspondence between Esther Hodge and Michael Turnbull

Scope and Content

Consists of:

* correspondence on following themes: women's ordination; women in politics; problems of writing New Zealand history; television and radio programmes and books

* correspondence about Michael's publications

* correspondence between Michael and Polly Toynbee re Esther's autobiography dated 17 Mar 1987

* letter from Rev Margaret Mabbs (Esther's friend) to Michael re Esther's death (dated 30 Dec 1994)

* letter from Margaret Mabbs to Hilary (Michael's wife) re Michael's death (dated 30 Jan 1998). Michael died on 28 Jan 1998.

* two photographs (one of Esther's garden and one of Esther in a car)

* carbon copy typescript of Chapter 5 'Women in politics' from 'A woman-orientated woman' by Esther Hodge