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Joseph Burney Trapp (1925–2005) by Mary Price, c. 1976 © Warburg Institute

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Trapp, Joseph Burney (1925–2005), librarian, historian, and literary scholar, was born at Carterton in the southern part of North Island, New Zealand, on 16 July 1925, the son of (Henry Mansfield) Burney Trapp and his wife, Frances Melanie, née Wolters. His maternal grandfather had founded the agency for distributing and registering land tenure, which his father had joined. As a boy he went to ...