The papers include the first draft manuscript of Peter Wilson: Colonial Surgeon and the final draft prior to editing. Also included is correspondence between members of the Wilson family, copies of letters to and from Wilson, the originals of which are held in the Alexander Turnbull Library and National Archives. Also notes on Alexander McShane and Peter Wilson by Alan Hayton.
Born in Napier, Gail Lambert (nee Henry) spent most of her childhood in Wanganui. After several years in Wellington and Christchurch she moved to Taranaki where she became involved in the Friends of the Taranaki Museum and the NZ Historic Places Trust. In 1981, she published her first book, Peter Wilson: Colonial Surgeon.
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  Box 1

Turnbull letters 1847 - 1870

Copies of letters from Alexander Turnbull Library are supplied for research purposes and may not be reproduced without the permission of Alexander Turnbull Library.

1. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to (?). 3 May 1847

2. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from P. Wilson to the Colonial Secretary (D. McLean). June 1848

3. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 25 Dec. 1848

4. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 22 Jan. 1849

5. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 19 Feb. 1849

6. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 4 Mar. 1849

7. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 27 Apr. 1849

8. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 7 May 1849

9. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 14 May 1849

10. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 23 May 1849

11. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 23 May 1849

12. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to (?) 7 June 1849?

13. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 22 June 1849? (part of letter)

14. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 22 June 1849

15. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 8 July 1849

16. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 1849?

17. Photocopy and typescript. Letter from H. A. Wilson to D. McLean. 15 July 1850

18. Typescript. Letter from H. A. Wilson to D. McLean. 18 Aug. 1850

19. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 13 Dec. 1850

20. Typescript. Letter from H. A. Wilson to D. McLean. 23 Dec. 1850

21. Typescript. Letter from H. A. Wilson to D. McLean. 17 Feb. 1851

22. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to Captain King, Resident Magistrate, New Plymouth. 8 Mar. 1851

23. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 3 Mar. 1851

24. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 31 July 1851

25. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from E. Wilson to P. Wilson. 8 Dec. 1851

26.Typescript. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 6 June 1852

27. Typescript. Letter from H. A. Wilson to Mrs McLean. 30 Aug. 1852

28. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 5 Apr. 1853

29. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. A. Wilson to D. McLean. 12 ? 1853

30. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 1 Aug. 1853

31. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. A. Wilson to D. McLean. 3 Apr. 1854

32. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 4 April 1854

33. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean.

12 Apr. 1854

34. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean 1 May 1854

35. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 1 May 1854

36. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 18 May 1854

37. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 19 May 1854

38. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 13 June 1854

39. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 13 June 1854

40. Photocopy and transcript. Poem written in 1854 by H. Wilson?

41. Photocopy. Part of a letter written by P. Wilson to D. McLean. 6 Aug. 1854?

42. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 6 Aug. 1854. Includes comment on the death of Rawiri.

43. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 20 May 1854

44. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 16 Dec. 1854

45. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from S. M. Mawby. 14 May 1855

46. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 14 April 1856

47. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 5 May 1856

48. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 28 July 1856

49. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 1 Sept. 1856

50. Photocopy and transcript. H. Wilson to D. McLean. 24, 27 Dec. 1856

51. Photocopy. P. Wilson to D. McLean. 8 Nov. 1856

52. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 9 Nov. 1856

53. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 21 Nov. 1856

54. Photocopy. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 22 Nov. 1856

55. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 27 Nov. 1856

56. Typescript. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 22 Dec. 1856

57. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 16 Dec? 1856

58. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson and part of letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 12 Feb. 1857

59. Typescript. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 19 Jan. 1857

60. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 19 Jan. 1857

61. Typescript. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 15 Feb. 1857

62. Typescript. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 13 Apr. 1857

63. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 13 Apr. 1857

64. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 2 Mar. 1857

65. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 9 May 1857

66. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 27 May 1857

67. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 20 Sept. 1857

68. Missing? (Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean, 17 Oct. 1857)

69. Photocopy. Copies of correspondence P. Wilson to J. N. Watt

70. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 20 Dec. 1857

71. Typescipt. Letters 1858. To Capt. Campbell, D. McLean, T. Chippendale, Rev. Dr Bruce, Mrs Emma Wilson, W. H. Ritchie, P. Imlay, William Pye from P. Wilson.

72. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 25 Jan. 1858

73. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 16 May 1858

74. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. Wilson to Mrs Gasgoiyne. 21 June 1858

75. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to Donald McLean's brother. 23 July 1858.

76. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 19 July 1858

77. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 29 Oct. 1858

78. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 1858? (p.1 & 2 missing)

79.Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 31 Aug. 1858?

80. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 4 Apr. 1859 (Original held in Puke Ariki collections) ARC2002-21

81. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 13 Nov. 1859

82. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 22 Aug. 1860

83. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 19 Sept. 1860

84. Photocopy. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 21 Nov. 1860

85. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 21 Mar. 1861

86. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 17 June 1861

87. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 26 June 1861

88. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 26 July 1861

89. Typescript. Letter from P. Wilson to D. McLean. 14 July 1861

90. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 17 Aug. 1861

91. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. Oct. 1861

92. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 10 Nov. 1860

93. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 9 Dec. 1861

94. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 3 June 1862

95. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 4 June 1862

96. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 5 Aug. 1862

97. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 1 Oct. 1862

98. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 16 Dec. 1862

99. Photocopy. Copy of a letter to the Under Secretary from P. Wilson. 14 Dec. 1862

100. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 22 Jan. 1863

101. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 15 Mar. 1863

102. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 13 Dec. 1863

103. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 26 Dec. 1863

104. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 23 Aug. 1864

105. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 3 Sept. 1866

106. Typescript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 18 Jan. 1867

107. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 1 Dec. 1868

108. Photocopy and transcript. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 3 Dec. 1868

109. Photocopy. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 29 April 1869

110. Photocopy. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 31 May 1869

111. Photocopy. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 13 Jan. 1870

112. Photocopy. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. Aug. 1870

113. Photocopy. Letter from H. Wilson to D. McLean. 25 Nov. 1870

  Box 2

Folder. Turnbull miscellaneous letters, not catalogued, includes copies of reviews for Gail Lambert's book Peter Wilson : Colonial Surgeon

Manuscript. Maps and book cover from the book Peter Wilson : Colonial Surgeon.

Letters and correction list for the book Peter Wilson : Colonial Surgeon.

Photos and letters associated with the manuscript for Peter Wilson : Colonial Surgeon.

Manuscript. A copy of the final draft of Peter Wilson : Colonial Surgeon. Signed by Gail Lambert 1982

Copies of letters from Alexander Turnbull Library are supplied for research purposes and may not be reproduced without the permission of Alexander Turnbull Library.

  Box 3

The irascible Scot : biography of Peter Wilson Colonial Surgeon.

Photographs and maps used in the publication.

  Box 4

Notebooks (3)

Photocopies of Wilson material, plus handwritten drafts from material held at Auckland Public Library and National Archives

Research and speech notes compiled by Dr. A. Hayton on Peter Wilson.

Photocopies of letters from Vic and Helen Warren to Alan Hayton re the Wilson Papers. Includes photographic negatives of a Moselle snuff box being presented to Helen Warren.

  Box 5

Folder 1. Photocopies of letters from Alexander McShane, Colonial Surgeon to the Colonial Secretary. Research notes on the Colonial Hospital.

Folder 2. Research notes on The Gables, The Colonial Hospital, New Plymouth. Photocopies of letters and maps, some from National Archives, New Zealand, letters re instruments contained in Wilson's medical chest, magazine and newspaper articles on The Gables, letters re the upgrading of the exterior of the building in 1982.

Exercise book. Bz. Research notes on Wanganui data

Exercise book. By. Research notes

Folder 3 / 4. Correspondence relating to the research for the book Peter Wilson : Colonial Surgeon.

Accession No
ARC2002-585

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