Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 1, Issue 5, December 1961
However, he wished to point out that it had all along been recognised that, for the safe custody of such treasures as the Bett Collection and Miss Julie Tomlinson's silver, a damp-proof and fire-proof building was necessary.
It would also have to be internally lighted, have no windows and be specially ventilated. No building in Nelson at present would meet those conditions.
Such a building would be constructed alongside Isel and in such a position that it would in no way spoil the view of the present homestead or the park.