This book is an exhaustive look at the life and career of one of the last century's most interesting and accomplished educators. Widely admired in his own day, Wilson has been largely forgotten. This collection reappraises his contribution to many fields of endeavour and to the development of the University of Toronto. As well as his own life and work, the authors examine aspects of Victorian culture and science through the prism of the career of this most interesting and accomplished educator. The volume also includes a chronology of Wilson's life and a comprehensive bibliography of his published and unpublished writings.