Edward Meryon Wilson: Scrapbook

Scope and Content

The scrapbook contains reviews, press cuttings and invitation cards. The reviews cover Wilson's books, Gregora: the solitudes, 1931, and the revised edition, 1966; Some aspects of Spanish literary history, 1967; and (with F.J. Norton) Two Spanish verse chap-books, 1969. There are also further reviews, and letters by Wilson and others, on Spanish books. The cuttings describe Hispanic Studies; the discovery of Leonardo Da Vinci manuscripts in Spain, 1967; obituaries; and Westmorland, Cumbria, especially with regard to Wilson's brother, Paul N. Wilson, the last Lord Lieutenant of Westmorland. The invitation cards relate to honours dinners and engagements, some of which are also described in the press cuttings, including Wilson's appointment as a Fellow of the British Academy (F.B.A.), 1964.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Meryon Wilson (1906-1977), Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge; Professor of Spanish.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by E.M. Wilson's literary executor, 1990.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue. The scrapbook also contains an index, compiled by Wilson.