Papers of Dr. Philip G. E. Wigley (d. 1982)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 237 Coll-135
  • Dates of Creation
      20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      17 box-files, 10 boxes (unsorted material, 6 linear metres).
  • Location

Scope and Content

The papers consist of seminar papers, tutorial notes, lectures and lecture notes relating to Canadian History courses, and other studies and research.Within the unsorted material are many files and indexes.

Administrative / Biographical History

Philip George Edward Wigley took his B.A. degree at Toronto University with First Class Honours in modern history, and then graduated from Cambridge University with a Master of Arts degree in 1966. In 1971 he became a Lecturer in Canadian History and Edinburgh University, at the History Department. Wigley assisted in the planning of the Centre for Canadian Studies at the University, and for a time he edited the Edinburgh University. Centre of Canadian Studies. Seminar Papers series. Wigley's other published works include Canada and the transition to Commonwealth: British-Canadian relations, 1917-1926 (1977) and also, in collaboration with another, The First British Commonwealth: essays in honour of Nicholas Mansergh (1980). Dr. Philip George Edward Wigley died in a climbing accident near Callendar, Perthshire, on 7 March 1982.



Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Papers received from Centre of Canadian Studies, March 2000, Accession no. E.2000.8.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Obituary. University of Edinburgh journal. Vol. 30. 1981-1982. p.330. Edinburgh: The University of Edinburgh Graduates' Association, 1982.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.

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