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Reference to index of the botanical papers of Henry Brune Atkinson (1874-1960)

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Atkinson, Henry Brune (2010) Reference to index of the botanical papers of Henry Brune Atkinson (1874-1960). University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Archdeacon Henry Brune Atkinson (1874-1960), clergyman and orchidologist, was the son of Rev. Henry D. Atkinson of Stanley and Sarah Ann (Ward). He was educated at Stanley State School, Launceston Church Grammar School and the University of Tasmania (BA 1899). He was ordained an Anglican priest in 1902 and served as Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Hobart and Archdeacon of Launceston and Darwin. From 1919 to 1925 he was Vice-Warden of the University Senate. He collected many specimens of orchid from Tasmania and some from NSW, Victoria and New Zealand. These were given to the Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston by his daughter. Rev. Atkinson married Helen Bertha Knight of Christ Church, New Zealand, in 1905 and they had one daughter, Sheila.
These papers consist of his notes and sketches of orchids and letters, notes and articles received from other orchidologists: James Hamlyn Willis (1910-), Government Botanist Melbourne Botanic Gardens and editor of Victorian Naturalist, William Henry Nicholls (1885-1951) orchidologist of Victoria whose Orchids of Australia was published posthumously, and Rev. Herman Montague Rucher Rupp (1872-1956) clergyman and botanist of NSW. The papers were received in folders in a portfolio
- Private Deposit A14

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, van diemens land, social history, history, colony, colonial, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, index,
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Other Special Collections
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University of Tasmania Library, Special and Rare Materials Collection - Private Deposit A14

Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 03:39
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2013 04:41
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