General Assembly Library, The Monro collection presented by Lady Hector.
When the Monro Collection arrived at the University of Otago in 1929, it was accompanied with this catalogue, which had been compiled by staff at the General Assembly Library in Wellington, where it is said the Collection had resided since 1907. The story of how the Collection came to be here at Otago is dusted with intrigue and lost details, but it is clear that it originally came to New Zealand with David Monro. David was the younger of two medically qualified sons of Tertius, and was better known in New Zealand as a Speaker in the House of Representatives in 1861. On his death, the Collection was bequeathed to David's son-in-law Sir James Hector Monro. It was James' son Dr Charles Monro Hector, an Otago medical graduate, who was instrumental in transferring the Collection from the General Assembly Library to the Otago Medical School. This document forms the basis of the current arrangement of the Collection in the Medical Library.
General Assembly Library, The Monro collection presented by Lady Hector. Wellington: Government Print, 1916.