Collection A14 - Henry Brune Atkinson : Botanical Papers

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AU TAS UTAS SPARC A14

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Henry Brune Atkinson : Botanical Papers

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  • c1920 -1946 (Creation)

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(1874-1960)

Biographical history

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. For more information see http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/atkinson-henry-brune-5080

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Miss Sheila H. Atkinson (through T.E. Burns & Dr. W.M. Curtis) 30 November 1971.

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These papers consist of his notes and sketches of orchids also letters, notes and articles received from other orchidologists.

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Open for consultation

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence.  For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact Special.Collections@utas.edu.au

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Original inventory and descriptive notes can be found at : https://eprints.utas.edu.au/10748/1/Atkinson_HenryBruneA14.pdf

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7 June 2017 HAE

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