The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Edgar, Peter Maxwell
Edgar, Peter Maxwell, M.R.C.V.S., Veterinary Surgeon, Victoria Avenue, Wanganui. Mr Edgar was born in Daventry, Northamptonshire, England, in the year 1868, and is a brother to Dr. Edgar, of Napier. He was educated at Daventry Grammar School, afterwards spent six years on his uncle's farm, and then studied for his profession at the Royal Dicks Veterinary College, Edinburgh, where he graduated M.R.C.V.S. in the year 1895. Mr Edgar then practised for some time in different parts of England. In 1897 he entered the service of the Cape Government, and remained in South Africa for nearly two years. He returned to England in 1898, and was for a time with Mr C. H. Golledge, Sherborne, Dorset. Subsequently he accepted an appointment under the New Zealand Government, and in 1899 came to the Dominion. During the South African Boer war he went with the 4th Contingent, and on returning was appointed by the Government to examine remounts for the later contingents. In 1902 Mr Edgar settled in Wanganui, and, in conjunction with his present practice, is a temporary veterinary officer to the Government. He is also veterinary officer to the Wanganui Jockey Club and the Agricultural Association of Manawatu and Wanganui. In 1900 Mr Edgar married Miss Maud Thompson, third daughter of Mr Arthur Rayne Thompson, Bedford, England. Mrs. Edgar died in September, 1904, at Crow-borough, Sussex, England.