Collection UQFL36 - Sir Leslie Orme Wilson Papers

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Sir Leslie Orme Wilson Papers


  • 1900-1955 (Creation)

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12 boxes, 30 parcels.

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Biographical history

Sir Leslie Orme Wilson, soldier, politician and governor, was born in London in 1876. He became a soldier in the Royal Marine Light Infantry, and progressed to Captain in 1901. He was awarded the Queen's Medal with 5 clasps and the Distinguished Service Order after being wounded in the South African war. In 1913 he won the seat of Reading and joined the House of Commons in 1914. Following service in Gallipoli and being wounded in France during World War I, he was appointed GCIE and became governor of Bombay in 1923. He made contributions to education and voluntary institutions, and was appointed GCSI in 1929. In 1932 he became governor of Queensland. He was awarded an honorary LL.D. from the University of Queensland in 1935, and in 1937 was appointed G.C.M.G. In 1946 he left office He died in England in 1955.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1900-1955
Collection alternatively titled as: Sir Leslie Orme Wilson Collection.

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Scope and content

Personal and official correspondence incoming and outgoing; personal papers; unfinished autobiography; appointment and memorandum books 1946-1955; diaries; photographs; manuscripts with notes on tours; newspaper cuttings.

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Unrestricted access.

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Copyright expired.

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  • English

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OCLC Number

223092584 ; 1096583982

Libraries Australia ID

22197496 ; 45220064 ; 63005076

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Revised, Linda Justo, 25-Oct-2022. Revised, AM, 04-Mar-2020. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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