Guy Scholefield

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Guy Hardy Scholefield CMG OBE (17 June 1877 – 19 July 1963) was a New Zealand journalist, historian, archivist, librarian and editor, known primarily as the compiler of the 1940 version of the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. He was born in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand on 17 June 1877, and died in Wellington on 19 July 1963.[1]

Educated at Tokomairiro District High School,[1] he was the second chief parliamentary librarian and succeeded Charles Wilson.[2] Together with Emil Schwabe, he edited the 1908 edition of Who's who in New Zealand and the western Pacific.[1]

In the 1919 King's Birthday Honours, Scholefield was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.[3] He was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in the 1948 New Year Honours, in recognition of his services as parliamentary librarian and national archivist.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Scholefield, Guy; Schwabe, Emil, eds. (1908). Who's who in New Zealand and the western Pacific (1st ed.). Masterton: Guy Scholefield. 
  • Scholefield, Guy, ed. (1925) [First published in 1908]. Who's who in New Zealand and the western Pacific (2nd ed.). Masterton: Guy Scholefield. 
  • Scholefield, Guy (1925) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record (2nd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. 
  • Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. 
  • Scholefield, Guy, ed. (1940). A Dictionary of New Zealand Biography : A–L (PDF) I. Wellington: Department of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  • Scholefield, Guy, ed. (1940). A Dictionary of New Zealand Biography : M–Addenda (PDF) II. Wellington: Department of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Porter, Frances. "Scholefield, Guy Hardy". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Parliamentary Librarian". Auckland Star LVII (110). 11 May 1926. p. 9. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 31422. p. 8088. 27 June 1919. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 38162. p. 43. 1 January 1948. Retrieved 14 February 2015.

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