Guide to the Papers of E. L Grant Wilson
National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record
- E. L Grant Wilson
- Papers of E. L Grant Wilson
- Date Range
- Collection Number
- MS 4950
- 0.7 metres (various)
- Language of Materials
- National Library of Australia
Scope and Content
The collection consists of letters from a number of literary figures including Havelock Ellis and C.G. Jung, correspondence between E.L. Grant Watson and his mother while he was in Australia during the early part of this century, and letters from his friend, Ida; photographs; newspaper cuttings; texts of broadcast talks given by E.L. Grant Watson in the 1940s and a talk about him given in 1955; typed drafts of published and unpublished poems, novels, short stories and his autobiography; copies of some of his nature books and essays, novels and scientific works. Also includes correspondence between Dorothy Green, Katherine Grant Watson and daughter Josephine, and a manuscript copy of Katherine Grant Watson's autobiography, 'Between two worlds'.
Conditions Governing Access
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1109622).
Conditions Governing Use
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of E. L Grant Wilson, National Library of Australia, MS 4950, [series and/or file number]'.
The collection was donated to the Library in numerous instalments between 1975 and 2002.
Papers of Paul Brennan are held at NLA MS 8116.
See: Introduction to Descent of spirit: writings of E.L. Grant Watson / edited by Dorothy Green (Sydney: Primavera Press, 1990).
With the Australian Aborigines (London: Philip and Son, 1930)
Deliverance (New York: Knopf, 1920) - with corrections
Walking with fancy (London: Country Life, 1943)
The Leaves return (London: Country Life, 1947) - with clippings of reviews pasted on endpapers
Profitable wonders: some problems of plant and animal life (London: Country Life, 1949)
Shadow and sunlight: a romance of the tropics (London: Cape, 1921)
English country (London: Cape, 1924)
Moses: the Lord of the prophets (London: Thornton Butterworth, 1929)
The Common earth (London: Dent, 1932)
It's up to you (London: Noel Douglas, 1933)
Mysteries of natural history (New York: Stokes, 1937)
Moonlight in Ur: a romance (London: Noel Douglas, 1932)
A Mighty man of valour (London: Duckworth, 1939)
Man and his universe (London: Hutchinson, )
Wonders of natural history (London: Pleiades, 1947) - with reviews pasted on endpapers.
Nature's changing course (London: Hutchinson, 1961)
Animals in splendour (London: John Baker, 1967)
Moods of earth and sky (New York: Boni and Liveright, n.d.)
After this darkness (3 folders)
The Silver axe: some folk tales and their meanings, an interpretation
The Gilgamesh epic
Land and spirit
Between two men
Moses and the shepherd
For better or for worse
The Renegade hero and the anima
Man out of the sea
The Serpent in Eden
The Four sacred ones and other poems
The Island [Play]
A Meditation on some of the apocryphal sayings of Jesus
Encounter with Dr Jung
Herman Melville as philosopher and poet
The Four sacred women and other verses, n.d.
Melville's testament of acceptance, New England quarterly, 1933 (reprinted 1974)
Moby Dick, London mercury, 1920 (reprinted 1974)
Facts at variance with the theorof organic evolution,
Transactions of The Victoria Institute, 1931.
Transformation of the immature, British homeopathic journal, 1969
All that is not my own, British homeopathic journal, 1962
The Serpent, British homeopathic journal, 1958
Calling West Africa: why study ... science?
Neither devil nor infidel
Herman Melville as philosopher and poet
Books and people: Herman Melville's poems