Collier, James

Education

Student United College 1863-1864 Gk. 1; Lat. 1; Eng. Lit. 1864-1865 Gk. 2; Lat. 2; Math. 1 1865-1866 M. Phil.; Gk. 3; Lat. 3; Math. 2; Anat. & Physiol. 1866-1867 N. Phil.; Log.; Math. 1.

Merit in bursary comp., gratis tickets, 1863.

Birth/childhood

Born 12.7.1846 son of James Collier, handloom weaver, Dunfermline and Jane Dickson.

Career

Clerk to Erskine Beveridge 1858.

Also at Edinburgh University - medical student 1868 - 1869.

Journalist on Scotsman 1870. Assistant to Herbert Spencer. Parliamentary Librarian, Wellington, New Zealand 1885 - 1895. Settled as an author in Sydney 1895.

Publications including Bibliography of New Zealand.

The Literature Relating to New Zealand: a Bibliography. (Wellington: Didsbury, 1889)

Death

Died Manly, Sydney [Australia] 21.6.1925.

Sources

  • UYUC400:2 & 20.11.1863
  • UYUC540
  • UYUC560:2.11.1863
  • A.D.B.
  • Correspondence in 1879 with N. B. Nairn