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  • Title
    Edwin Wilson further literary papers, ca. 1977-2002
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 8730
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1977-2002
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    1.53 metres of textual material (9 boxes)

    Edwin Wilson spent his early years in the then isolated farming community of East Wardell (far north coast of New South Wales) in 1942, and was known as ‘Peter’ as a child.

    Wilson received a scholarship to Armidale Teachers’ College, and in 1962 he was appointed as a junior secondary science teacher, at The Forest High School, in Frenchs Forest. He studied part-time at the University of New South Wales, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Chemisty and Botany in 1968. On completing his studies, Edwin married Margaret Macintyre, and lectured at Armidale Teachers’ College (1968 – 1972).

    He returned to Sydney alone in 1972, and worked as an Education Officer at the Australian Museum. He married Cheryl Turnham in 1975. From 1980 he worked in Community Relations at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. On retirement from paid work at the end of 2002, Wilson worked with Phil Spence on a breeding program for cold-tolerance in show bench quality dendrobiums, using hybrids of high-altitude New Guinea ‘Latoria’ species.

    Edwin Wilson has published a number of books of poetry including Banyan (1982), Songs of the Forest (1990) and The Botanic Verses (1993).

    Personal website of Edwin Wilson, (accessed 21 September 2012)
  • Scope and Content
    Includes poetry, draft and annotated manuscripts (mainly typescript), correspondence, reviews, and reports.
    Box 1: includes Poetry of place a guide to ... Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain
    Box 2: includes The Wishing Tree
    Box 3: includes Songs of the Forest ; The Rose Garden ; Asteroid Belt ; Falling up into Verse
    Box 4: includes Woodbine Press
    Box 5: includes Discovering the Domain
    Box 6: includes Cosmos Seven
    Box 7: includes Mullumbimby Kid ; Botanical Verses
    Box 8: includes Wild Tamarind ; Anthology 1967-2002
    Box 9: includes Poetry General III
  • Source
    Presented by Edwin J. Wilson, May 2004
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve.
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Research & study copies allowed:
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: No publication without prior written approval of copyright holder
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Information upgraded as part of the Manuscripts Unprocessed eRecords Project 2012-2013
  • General note

    A detailed list is available from the Manuscripts Section.

    An earlier accession of Edwin Wilson's literary papers is located at MLMSS 4876
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