Series I: Biographical/Personal, 1912-1962

Physical Location : Boxes 1-2.2

Scope and Content
The Biographical/Personal Series contains two cubic feet of materials, both published and unpublished, that document the life of Sir George Hubert Wilkins.

Box 1 / Folder 1
Address Books, Undated




Box 1 / Folder 2
Addresses and Business Cards, 1913-1958

Location: 127-1-1



Box 1 / Folder 3
Advertisement: "Lord Calvert Whiskey", undated

Location: 127-1-1



Box 1 / Folder 4
Articles: Wilkins, Sir George Hubert: stories about, 1920s-1930s

Location: 127-1-1



Box 1 / Folder 5
Articles: Wilkins, Sir George Hubert: stories about, 1940s

Location: 127-1-1



Box 1 / Folder 6
Articles: Wilkins, Sir George Hubert: stories about, 1950s-1960s




Box 1 / Folder 7
Australia: Bulletin: Australia, 1941, 1943, 1945-1947

Location: 127-1-1



Box 1 / Folder 8
Australia: General: Includes newsletters and information about Australia, 1931-1947

Location: 127-1-1



Box 1 / Folder 9
Australia: Handbook, 1941, 1957 and undated

Location: 127-1-1



Box 1 / Folder 10
Australia: Journal: Reveille, 1937-1939

Location: 127-1-1



Box 1 / Folder 11
Australia: Journal: Reveille, 1940-1942

Location: 127-1-1



Box 1 / Folder 12
Australia: Journal: Stand-To, 1950-1952, 1954

Location: 127-1-1



Box 1 / Folder 13
Australia: Reports: Climate and Rainfall of Australia, 1936, 1937, 1939

Location: 127-1-1



Box 1 / Folder 14
Australia: World War I service in the Australian Imperial Force: documents and an account of his experiences, 1919-1930 and undated

Location: 127-1-1



Box 1 / Folder 15
Australia: World War I service in the Australian Imperial Force: French-English dictionary, 1917




Box 1 / Folder 16
Autobiography: Manuscript, 1959

Location: 127-1-1

Scope and Content: This file contains the radio script for "True Adventure Thrills," also called "Thrills." According to author and Wilkins scholar Jeff Maynard, this is an autobiographical radio serial written by Wilkins in the 1950s. Though it follows the major events of Wilkins' life, it dramatized them with a great deal of fiction. Maynard describes it as "semi-fictitious, at best." (Source: Wings of Ice, by Jeff Maynard 2010.)


Box 1 / Folder 17
Autobiography: Notes of Sir George Hubert Wilkins, undated

Location: 127-1-1



Box 1 / Folder 18
Biographical Sketches: Wilkins, Sir George Hubert, 1930s-1980s and undated

Location: 127-1-1



Box 1 / Folder 19
Biographical Sketches: Wilkins, Sir George Hubert, published, 1928-1960 and undated




Box 1.1 / Folder 1
Biography: Chapters and Comments by Suzanne Wilkins, 1960 and undated

Location: 127-1-1



Box 1.1 / Folder 2
Biography: Manuscript of "Sir Hubert Wilkins," 1st draft, pages 1-140, undated




Box 1.1 / Folder 3
Biography: Manuscript of "Sir Hubert Wilkins," 1st draft, pages 141-272, undated




Box 1.1 / Folder 4
Biography: Manuscript of "Sir Hubert Wilkins," 2nd draft, pages 1-159, undated




Box 1.1 / Folder 5
Biography: Manuscript of "Sir Hubert Wilkins," 2nd draft, pages 160-269, undated




Box 1.1 / Folder 6
Biography: Manuscript of "Sir Hubert Wilkins: His World of Adventure," by Lowell Thomas, draft, chapters 1-10, undated




Box 1.1 / Folder 7
Biography: Manuscript "Sir Hubert Wilkins: His World of Adventure," by Lowell Thomas, draft, chapters 11-19 and 21, undated




Box 1.1 / Folder 8
Biography: Manuscript of "Sir Hubert Wilkins: His World of Adventure," by Lowell Thomas, edited draft, chapters 1-7, 1961

Location: 127-1-1



Box 1.1 / Folder 9
Biography: Manuscript of "Sir Hubert Wilkins: His World of Adventure," by Lowell Thomas, edited draft, chapters 8-14, 1961




Box 1.1 / Folder 10
Biography: Manuscript of "Sir Hubert Wilkins: His World of Adventure," by Lowell Thomas, edited draft, chapters 15-21, 1961




Box 1.1 / Folder 11
Biography: Manuscript of "Sir Hubert Wilkins: His World of Adventure," by Lowell Thomas, pages and chapters not included in published edition, undated

Location: 127-1-2



Box 1.2 / Folder 1
Certificate: Childhood Educational Awards, 1896,1899,1901, and undated




Box 1.2 / Folder 2
Certificate: Commission as a Second Lieutenant in the British Armed Forces, May 3, 1918




Box 1.2 / Folder 3
Certificate: Election as Fellow in the Royal Geographical Society, November 27, 1928




Box 1.2 / Folder 4
Certificate: from det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab, May 29, 1928




Box 1.2 / Folder 5
Certificate: Membership in the Adventurers' Club, August 22, 1928




Box 1.2 / Folder 6
Certificate: Florence Nightingale Institute of Honorables Award, May 12, 1929




Box 1.2 / Folder 7
Certificate: Gran Medalla de Oro from the Sociedad Geografica de Cuba, 1929




Box 1.2 / Folder 8
Certificate: Membership in the American Philosophical Society, April 25, 1930




Box 1.2 / Folder 9
Certificate: Membership in the International Adventurers, November 24, 1930




Box 1.2 / Folder 10
Certificate: Diploma de Medaglia D'Oro from the Societa Geografica Italiana, May 14, 1931




Box 1.2 / Folder 11
Certificate: Named as a Commendatore in dell'Ordine dei S.S. Maurizio e Lazzaro, May 25, 1932




Box 1.2 / Folder 12
Certificate: Membership in the International Society of Arts and Decoration, July 30, 1936




Box 1.2 / Folder 13
Certificate: Membership in the Association of American Geographers, 1937




Box 1.2 / Folder 14
Certificate: Hand-drawn birthday card, with poem written by J. Allan Dunn, containing the signatures of 34 members of the Explorers Club, November 4, 1938




Box 1.2 / Folder 15
Certificate: "Appreciation for Patriotic Service" from the U.S. War Department, February 27, 1946




Box 1.2 / Folder 16
Certificate: from Wien Alaska Airlines for crossing the Arctic Circle, July 24, 1957




Box 1.2 / Folder 17
Certificate: from Pan American Airlines for crossing the International Dateline, February 22, 1958




Box 1.2 / Folder 18
Certificate: U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps Certificate of Achievement, December 1, 1958




Box 1.2 / Folder 19
Certificate: Printed copy of the poem "The Lay of the Adelie Penguin," by Amory H. Waite, Jr., with hand-written inscription to Lady Suzanne Wilkins by the author, circa 1966




Box 1.2 / Folder 20
Certificate: Membership in the Guinea Pig Club of the Quartermaster Food and Container Institute for the Armed Forces, undated, circa 1940s




Box 1.2 / Folder 21
Certificate: from Pan American Airlines for crossing the Equator, undated, circa 1950s




Box 1.2 / Folder 22
Certificate: "commendation for Meritorious Civilian Service" from the U.S. War Department, undated, circa 1950s




Box 1.2 / Folder 23
Certificate: "In Memoriam" statement on the death of Sir Hubert Wilkins from Major General A.T. McNamara, U.S. Quartermaster General, undated, circa 1959




Box 1.2 / Folder 24
Certificate: "Personal Message" from the Prime Minister of New Zealand to Lady Hubert Wilkins for her service "during the war years 1939-1945", October 14, 1946




Box 1.1 / Folder 12
Chronologies of the Life of Sir Hubert Wilkins, circa 1920s-1950s




Box 1.1 / Folder 13
Class Notes: Electrical Engineering, 1908

Location: 127-1-2



Box 1.1 / Folder 14
Correspondence: Sir Hubert Wilkins with Suzanne Wilkins, 1930-1958

Location: 127-1-2



Box 1.1 / Folder 15
Death: Condolences/Statements Concerning, 1958-1959

Location: 127-1-2



Box 1.1 / Folder 16
Death Certificate: December 5, 1958: Postmortem Correspondence - Winston Ross to Mr. Walsh, 1958-1959

Location: 127-1-2



Box 1.1 / Folder 17
Diary, 1911

Location: 127-1-2



Box 1.1 / Folder 18
Diary: International Meeting of Transoceanic Flyers, Rome, 1932




Box 1.1 / Folder 19
Diary, 1940-1945




Box 1.1 / Folder 20
Diary: "The Farm" in Pennsylvania, 1954-1955

Location: 127-1-2



Box 1.1 / Folder 21
Estate: of Sir George Hubert Wilkins: Settlement, 1958-1962

Location: 127-1-2



Box 1.1 / Folder 22
Family: Ancestors and Childhood, undated




Box 1.1 / Folder 23
Family: "A Souvenir of the Coronation of Their Majesties King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, August 1902," presented to George from his father Thomas W. Wilkins, 1902




Box 1.1 / Folder 24
Farm in Pennsylvania: Correspondence and Information about, 1939-1970




Box 1.1 / Folder 25
Flight Experience: Information on first, undated




Box 2 / Folder 1
Hearing Aid Information (Zenith), 1946-1957

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 2
Holiday Greeting Cards, 1930-1974

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 3
Holiday Greeting Cards, 1930-1974

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 4
Honors: from various organization, 1919-1954

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 5
Honors: The Adventurers Club: "Adventurers Medal for 1953", 1953

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 6
Honors: "The Explorers Club Medal", January 6, 1940

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 7
Identification Forms, 1912-1953

Location: 127-1-2

Scope and Content: Includes: Driver's Licenses 1912, 1923, 1932, 1938, 1957; US Government Transportation ID Card, 1946; Business Card - Gaumont Cinema Co., Ca. 1912; Mackay Radio and Telegraph, 1931; Application for Reentry Permit, August 30, 1947; Annual Address Report Form, January 10, 1953


Box 2 / Folder 8
Invitations, 1930-1958

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 9
Knighthood: Booklet "Concerning the Knight Bachelor", 1927




Box 2 / Folder 10
Man of Ice: The Life and Adventures of Sir Hubert Wilkins By Lowell Thomas: Summary of Manuscript, undated

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 11
Marriage (to Suzanne Bennett, August 30, 1929): Congratulations Messages, August 30 - September 4, 1929

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 12
Marriage Certificate: George H. Wilkins and Suzanne Bennett:Cleveland, Ohio, August 30, 1929

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 13
Medical: History, 1912-1949

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 14
Medical: Shoulder X-ray - Sydney, Australia, 1939

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 15
Memberships: Professional Organizations and Other Groups:Cards and Certificates, 1913

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 16
Memberships: Professional Organizations and Other Groups: Cards and Certificates, 1940s-1950s




Box 2 / Folder 17
Memberships: Professional Organizations and Other Groups: Cards and Certificates, undated




Box 2 / Folder 18
Memorial Service: USS Skate at North Pole, March 17, 1959, 1959-1960 and undated

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 19
Obituary - Articles concerning death, December 1958

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 20
Passports, 1919-1950s




Box 2 / Folder 21
Polar Exploration: Justification for, by Sir Hubert Wilkins, undated




Box 2 / Folder 22
Postcards - Blank (Folder 1 of 3), undated

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 23
Postcards - Blank (Folder 2 of 3), undated

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 24
Postcards - Blank (Folder 3 of 3), undated

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 25
Printed Material - Event Programs, Brochures, etc., 1920s-1950s

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2 / Folder 26
Radio-Television-Films: Correspondence concering, 1947-1957 and undated




Box 2 / Folder 27
Radio-Television-Films: "Adventure" program, October 24, 1954




Box 2 / Folder 28
Radio-Television-Films: "Chronoscope" program, CBS Television, September 8, 1954




Box 2 / Folder 29
Radio-Television-Films: "Exploring the Unknown," Mutual Broadcasting System, February 10, 1946




Box 2 / Folder 30
Radio-Television-Films: "Polar Exploration by Land, Air and Sea", 1958




Box 2 / Folder 31
Radio-Television-Films: "Spotlight on News" program about Sir Hubert Wilkins on the Graf Zeppelin, undated




Box 2 / Folder 32
Ross, Winston: Writings about Sir Hubert Wilkins, circa 1960s




Box 2 / Folder 33
Sir Hubert Wilkins: Trail Blazer of the Polar Skies By Norman Ellison, undated

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2.1 / Folder 1
Spirituality/ESP: Background Materials, 1930s-1950s




Box 2.1 / Folder 2
Spirituality/ESP: CBS Radio Program "Strange as it Seems" on the ESP search for a Soviet pilot in 1937, December 12, 1940




Box 2.1 / Folder 3
Spirituality/ESP: Correspondence, 1931-1956




Box 2.1 / Folder 4
Spirituality/ESP: Levanevsky, search for the Soviet pilot, 1937




Box 2.1 / Folder 5
Spirituality/ESP: Sherman, Harold: Agreement with Sir Hubert Wilkins on extra sensory perception tests, October 15, 1937




Box 2.1 / Folder 6
Spirituality/ESP: Sherman, Harold: Correspondence with Sir Hubert Wilkins, 1937-1958




Box 2.1 / Folder 7
Spirituality/ESP: Sherman, Harold: Correspondence with Suzanne Wilkins, 1958-1962




Box 2.1 / Folder 8
Spirituality/ESP: Sherman, Harold: "North pole, Inc." a musical comedy based on a story by Sir Hubert Wilkins, undated




Box 2.1 / Folder 9
Spirituality/ESP: Sherman, Harold: "Thoughts Through Space," paperback edition, 1973




Box 2.1 / Folder 10
Spirituality/ESP: Sherman, Harold: " thoughts Through Space," book excerpts, 1942 and 1954




Box 2.1 / Folder 11
Spirituality/ESP: Sherman, Harold: "Thoughts Through Space," correspondence and legal documents, circa 1940s and 1960




Box 2.1 / Folder 12
Spirituality/ESP: Sherman, Harold: "Wilkins-Sherman Special ESP Test", 1937-1938




Box 2.1 / Folder 13
Spirituality/ESP: Sherman, Harold: Writings and Promotional Materials, circa 1930s-1960s




Box 2.1 / Folder 14
Spirituality/ESP: Urantia Brotherhood: Correspondence and Related Documents, 1955-1958, 1976, 1988 and undated




Box 2.1 / Folder 15
Spirituality/ESP: Urantia Brotherhood: Urantia Notebook complied by Sir Hubert Wilkins, parts A to M, circa 1940s




Box 2.1 / Folder 16
Spirituality/ESP: Urantia Brotherhood: Urantia Notebook complied by Sir Hubert Wilkins, parts N to Z, circa 1940s




Box 2.1 / Folder 17
Spirituality/ESP: Urantia Brotherhood: Urantia Notebook complied by Sir Hubert Wilkins, transcription by Saska Praamsma and Matthew Block, draft, undated




Box 2.1 / Folder 18
Spirituality/ESP: Urantia Brotherhood: Urantia Notebook complied by Sir Hubert Wilkins, transcription by Saska Praamsma and Matthew Block, published edition, 2015




Box 2.1 / Folder 19
Spirituality/ESP: Writings by Sir Hubert Wilkins, undated




Box 2.1 / Folder 20
Stamps and Postal Covers: Correspondence about the auction of, 1954-1958




Box 2.1 / Folder 21
Teeth X-rays: Sir Hubert Wilkins, September 14, 1938

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2.1 / Folder 22
Television Program: "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas: The Arctic," script, June 1957




Box 2.1 / Folder 23
"Thrills": Biographical Program on the Life of Sir Hubert Wilkins, undated




Box 2.1 / Folder 24
Wilkins Arctic Test Chamber - The United States Army: Dedication, 1960

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2.1 / Folder 25
Wilkins, Henry (Father): Estate, 1939

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2.1 / Folder 26
Will-" Last Will and Testament": Wilkins, Sir George Hubert, June 11, 1952

Location: 127-1-2



Box 2.1 / Folder 27
World War I: Writings about by Sir Hubert Wilkins, undated




Box 2.1 / Folder 28
World War I: "Australian War Photographs: A Pictorial Record from November 1917 to the End of the War," edited by Captain Geo. H. Wilkins, M.C., 1919




Box 2.1 / Folder 29
World War I: "From the Australian Front: Xmas, 1917", 1917




Box 2.2 / Folder 1
Scrapbook: Satirical "Cold Cash for (blank) Dealers Through Amazing Merchandising and Publicity Possibilities," Artists Syndicate of America, Lester Lee, 1937




Box 2.2 / Folder 2
Scrapbook: "Fair & Colder: A Series of Radio Programs Especially Prepared to Promote the Sales of 'blank'," satirical look at the life of Sir Hubert Wilkins, CBS, undated, circa 1940s