Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Parkin mss., 1900-1928, are letters from Thomas Parkin, British ornithologist, from prominent ornithologists, artists, novelists, statesmen, playwrights and authors. They deal chiefly with ornithological matters, but other subjects are discussed which include World War I, British occupation of India and a tablet to the memory of Matilda Barbara Betham Edwards, 1836-1919, poet and novelist, on Villa Julia, High Wickham, Hastings, 1919-1921.

Among the correspondents are Maria Rebecca Audubon, Frederick Britten Austin, Lewis Saul Benjamin, Arthur Granville Bradley, William Speirs Bruce, Cyril James Davenport, Henry Eeles Dresser, Paul Dukas, Henry Wemyss Feilden, Moreton Frewen, Dorothy Furniss, Sir Stephen Gaselee, Sarah Grand, Sir Thomas Wolseley Haig, Frederic Harrison, Samuel Hope Morley Hollenden, 1st baron, Andrew Alexander Irvine, Francis Edward James, Sheila Kaye-Smith, Coulson Kernahan, Richard Orton Prowse, Clement King Shorter, Laurence Austine Waddell, Godfrey V. Webster, Hugh Whistler, Harry Forbes Witherby.

Collection size: 125 items

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