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  • /1 Holograph note re. medical education
  • /2 Holograph note MRI minutes appointed physician's assistant 1876.
  • /3 Holograph note MRI cuttings book, references to Wilkinson, including support for extension of MRI at Piccadilly.
  • /4 Holograph note, anecdote about Wilkinson's loss of an eye.
  • /5-8 Cutting cartoons of Wilkinson from Manchester Medical School Gazette three by Hamilton Irving 1902-3 and one by 'C.P.L.' 1906.
  • /9 Cutting article about Wilkinson with photo, Manchester Medical School Gazette June 1906.
  • /10 Cutting photo MRI group 1902.
  • /11 Cutting photo of Wilkinson.
  • /12 Medical Directory entry 1927.
  • /13 Draft of letter (by Bosdin Leech ) sent to Wilkinson for his eightieth birthday (24 May 1933), offering congratulations of former medical students (list attached).
  • /14 Cuttings Manchester Evening News and unidentified paper, articles on Wilkinson's ninetieth birthday, 1943.
  • /15 Letter from Wilkinson to Bosdin Leech , 20 March [1940], discusses health and domestic situation, thanks Leech for his friendship.
  • /16 Letter from Wilkinson to Bosdin Leech , 4 April 1941, discusses the illness and death of 'Minnie', his sister, with whom he lived.
  • /17 Letter Wilkinson to Bosdin Leech , 25 May 1942, discusses mutual health problems and work-load of his daughter which he considers too great; mentions billeting of airmen in Poynton where he lives, and various evidences of war; mentions Judson Bury and John Sutcliffe in passing.
  • /18 Letter from Wilkinson to EMB, 19 August 1942, discusses 'Wilkinson's ointment' about which Brockbank has written in the BMJ, and says to go down in posterity as the curer of an itch is not exactly the distinction I coveted . Discusses domestic details, mentions efforts to bring in funds for new MRI building and the unpleasant Murray affair; talks about his age and desire to live to ninety; fate of relatives caught up in the War, says Poynton full of American soldiers and war workers (includes envelope).
  • /19 Letter from Wilkinson to Bosdin Leech , 15 May 1943, hopes Bosdin Leech in good health, discusses own health, domestic and family details.
  • /20 Letter from Wilkinson to Bosdin Leech , 15 December 1943, discusses illness of his daughter, and other domestic details.
  • /21 Letter from Wilkinson to Bosdin Leech , 1 January 1944, thanks for his news, discusses illness of his daughter, Frances, and health and habits of other members of his family, thanks for information he provides about former colleagues, and discusses his own mortality.
  • /22 Cutting BMJ 8 August 1942, note by EMB on 'Wilkinson's ointment' (unguentum Wilkinsonii) used in treatment of scabies.
  • /23 Obituary Manchester Guardian 25 January 1945.
  • /24 Obituary BMJ 10 February 1945.
  • /25 Typescript obituary of Wilkinson.
  • /26 Letter, H. Geden Wilkinson to Bosdin Leech , 28 January 1945, discusses death of Dr Wilkinson, and explains Wilkinson did not wish to have a memorial service and wished to have his name removed from MRI former staff, which trusts Bosdin Leech will expedite at next board meeting.
  • /27 Cutting, BMJ 10 March 1945, letter from W.N. Goldsmith, who argues that 'Wilkinson's ointment' was in fact the creation of Dr J.F. Wilkinson.
  • /28 Biography from Brockbank, The Honorary Medical Staff of the Manchester Royal Infirmary, 1830-1948, (Manchester, 1965).
  • /29 Portrait photograph of Wilkinson in old age, mounted.
  • /30 Autograph signature.
  • /31 Cutting, letter from W. Bardsley Brash to Manchester Guardian about Wilkinson and the poet Francis Thompson, 3 February 1945.