DEATH OF MRS HELEN BOYD.
LIBERAL BEQUESTS TO THE CITY. An old Auckland identity in the person of Mrs Helen Boyd, relict of the late George Boyd, manufacturer of pottery and works of art, passed away suddenly on September 30 at her residence, Great North Road. The deceased lady lived a retired life, but she Avas very fond of flo Avers, and she exhibited at" local slioavs. We learn that Mrs Boyd has made in a most liberal manner bequests to the city. She has bequeathed to the City Council a number of outside vases for the Albert Park, and has desired her trustees (Mr Robert Keals, architect, and Messrs Mackechnie and Nicholson, solicitors) to expend £1000 in the purchase in Italy, which she once visited, of statuary to be placed in the park*. To the Auckland Institute and Museum she has bequeathed vases, brackets, figures, busts, and other works of pottery art. To the Art Gallery, marble busts, figures and pictures of NeAv Zealand scenery. She has also directed the trustees appointed by her will to expend £200 in the purchase of oil paintings by artists resident in the colony of New Zealand scenery and subjects, and to hand such painting's over to the authorities having the management of the Gallery. Legacies to relatives ancl friends are provided for. The residue of her estate is to be applied by the trustees in the support and education of an orphan child 'or children in some orphanage in or near the city of Auckland conducted under the Protestant religion. The bequests are very handsome indeed, and they will keep green in the memory the names of two estimable colonists in Mr and Mrs George Boyd.
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DEATH OF MRS HELEN BOYD., Auckland Star, Volume XXIX, Issue 254, 27 October 1898
DEATH OF MRS HELEN BOYD. Auckland Star, Volume XXIX, Issue 254, 27 October 1898
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