Friends of the Alexander Turnbull Library lecture (20th October)

The Alexander Turnbull Library invites you to their online lecture on Wednesday 20 October at 5.30pm.

“What became of the Samuel Joseph family” by Simon Nathan

The large and boisterous Samuel Joseph family feature in two of Katherine Mansfield’s best known short stories, “Prelude” and “At the Bay”. KM made little attempt at disguise – they are the children of Amelia and Walter Nathan, who lived next door to the Beauchamp family in Tinakori Road when KM was a small girl.

Wellington writer & science historian Simon Nathan is a grandson of Walter Nathan, who was the business partner of KM’s father, Sir Harold Beauchamp. Simon has uncovered a fascinating story, tracing the relationship between the two families and revealing the rather different lives of the children.

This is an online Zoom meeting, so is open to anyone with an internet connection. Click on link:

The session begins at 5.30pm, until approximately 6.45pm. Questions may be submitted during the presentation, using the “CHAT” feature.