Edward Arthur Wilson Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains illustrations, color separations, and proofs for three books illustrated by Edward A. Wilson: Clipper Ship Days, The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The collection also contains one color art print titled "The Thames."
- Creation: circa 1949-circa 1952
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
Edward A. Wilson was born on March 4, 1886 in Glasgow, Scotland. He came to the United States in 1893. He was an illustrator and artist, with art studios in New York and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He illustrated over seventy books, many of them classics and stories about the sea, including limited editions of Robinson Crusoe, Treasure Islandand Around the World in 80 Days. He passed away on October 2, 1970, at the age of 84.
Biographical Source: "Edward A(rthur) Wilson (1886-1970)." Something About the Author. Vol. 38. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1985.
.73 Cubic Feet (2 flat boxes)
Language of Materials
Collection contains illustrative materials for three books illustrated by Edward Arthur Wilson, and one miscellaneous art print.
Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title with miscellaneous print listed at the end.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Edward A. Wilson.
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Genre / Form
- Edward Arthur Wilson Papers, circa 1949-circa 1952
- Karen Spilman
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- September 2023: Collection reprocessed and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library