CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1906
Nelson, Marlborough and Westland
Mr. C. White
Mr. CHATHAM WHITE was born at Warrington, Lancashire, England, and educated at the local grammar school. He was afterwards engaged as a bookseller and stationer for several years, five of which were spent with Messrs. Philip, Son and Nephew, Liverpool, the celebrated map printers. He landed in Nelson in 1897, and he and his brother subsequently took over their present business.