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  • AU PMB MS 530
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  • 1894 - 1914

Bishop Wilson (1860-1941) was born in London. He was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he obtained his BA degree in 1883 and MA in 1886. He was ordained deacon in 1886 and priest in 1887. He was curate of Portsea, Portsmouth, from 1886 to 1891 and vicar of Moordown, Bournemouth, from 1891 to 1894. In the latter year he was appointed Bishop of Melanesia which post he held until 1911, when he was transferred to South Australia. He became Bishop of Bunbury, Western Australia, in 1917. An account by him of his work as Bishop of Melanesia appeared under the title of <I>The Wake of the Southern Cross</I> (London, 1932).

An account of the diarist's work as Bishop of Melanesia. Some of the material was used in The Wake of the Southern Cross. NOTE: No diary was available for microfilming for the period 2 November 1903 - 17 September 1904.

Reel 1: April 20 1894 - September 24 1901
Reel 2: September 25 1901 - September 26 1911; March 15 - October 7 1912 and entries for May, October and November, 1913. Followed by newspaper clippings from The Times Weekly, May 12, 1927 and miscellaneous notes.

Wilson, Cecil