State Library of Victoria > La Trobe Journal

No 46 Spring 1991

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Select List of Accessions to the Australian Manuscripts Collection, 1987–1990

ALLIANCE Francaise Victoria.
Minute books, 1890–1953.
14cm.
Presented by C. Nettelbeck on behalf of the Alliance.
MS 12711
ANTONY, Ursula.
The unhappy hooker, [c. 1985?].
6.5cm.
Presented by the author.
Autobiographical reminiscences of Ms Antony's experiences in various countries, her migration to Australia and her work as a prostitute.
MS 12624
ASTRA Chamber Music Society.
Records 1951–1988.
125cm.
Presented by Ms Diane Shannon.
MS 12760
AUSTRALIAN Democrats.
Records, 1980–1988.
2.4m.
Presented by the Australian Democrats National Secretariat.
MS 12621
AUSTRALIAN Jewish Historical Society (Victorian branch).
Records, 1868–1974.
69cm.
On long term loan from the Society. Primary source material (minutes, etc.) of various Melbourne Jewish charitable bodies.
MS 9352a
AUSTRALIAN Literature Society.
Minute books, 1920–1982.
34cm.
Presented by Mrs. Alvie Egan.
The Society was founded in Melbourne in 1899 for the study and encouragement of Australian literature. Many well-known authors have served as office-bearers.
MS 12270
AUSTRALIAN Mercantile.
Records, 1870–1910.
6m.
Presented by Mr. Michael Grant on behalf of Australian Mercantile.
One of Australia's largest pastoral and finance companies.
MS 12649
BALFOUR, James.
Papers 1846–1913.
3.57m.
Presented by Mrs. J. W. Read.
Balfour was merchant, businessman, newspaper proprietor, landowner, Presbyterian layman, member of the Legislative Council, son-in-law and partner of James Henty, and family man.
MS 12237
BATEMAN, Edward La Trobe.
Letters 1869–1896.
6.8cm.
Presented by Mr. Patrick Corrigan.
Letters written chiefly from Scotland to Georgiana McCrae in Victoria. Also included is biographical material on Bateman, Mary Howitt, Alfred William Howitt and the Howitt family.
MS 12248
BELL, George.
Papers, 1914–1966.
30cm.
Presented by Mrs. Antoinette Niven.
Memorabilia, correspondence and writings of the prominent Melbourne artist and teacher. Includes a substantial correspondence with Russell Drysdale.
MS 12700
BOURKE, J. P.
Papers, c. 1880–1948.
17cm.
Presented by Mr. J. P. Bourke.
Principally records of the Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria.
MS 12224
CASEY family.
Papers, 1965–1981.
35cm.
Presented by Miss Pat Jarrett.
Itineraries, addresses, press cuttings, etc. of Lord and Lady Casey, collected by journalist Pat Jarrett, who worked as Lady Casey's secretary.
MS 12565
CHRISTIE, Det. Insp. John.
Scrapbook, 1897–1905.
3cm.
Transferred from State Library of Victoria book stack. Detective Christie's own scrapbook of the press coverage he received at the height of his colourful career.
MS 12720
CRESWICK, Henry.
Papers, 1841–1893.
11cm.
Presented by Mr. S. R. C. Wood.
Personal and business papers of a prominent wine merchant.
MS 12466
CRESWICK, William.
Prompt book for Bulwer Lytton's Richelieu, 1839.
1.4cm.
Purchased with the assistance of Mimi Colligan.
An annotated working copy, as used by the noted English Shakespearian actor William Creswick (1813–1888) who came to Australia in 1877.
MS 12308
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FAWKNER, John Pascoe.
Scrapbook.
10cm.
Transferred from State Library of Victoria book stack. Includes details of early settlement of Port Phillip; handwritten copies of several issues of the Melbourne advertiser; a letter from Fawkner to his father in Hobart Town, 1845, and a copy of the loyal address presented to HRH Prince Alfred by the Old Colonists of Victoria.
MS 12767
FITZGERALD, Robert David.
Heemskerck shoals.
2.2cm.
Purchased.
A collection of proof sheets with corrections of Fitzgerald's poem, printed and published by John T. Kirtley in 1949, together with other sheets bearing notes and annotations by Fitzgerald and Kirtley.
MS 12148
FRIENDS of the Earth.
Papers 1978–1986.
54cm.
Presented by Friends of the Earth.
Includes material on conservation and environmental issues, in particular uranium mining in Australia and the nuclear industry.
MS 12639
FRINGE Network Ltd.
Records.
518cm.
Presented by Fringe Network.
MS 12577
FULLERTON, Mary.
Diary 1938–1942.
2.5cm.
Presented by Miss Myrtle Wilson.
Written in England and describing domestic and social life of the period, including references to the progress of her writing and her correspondence with figures such as Miles Franklin and Vida Goldstein.
MS 12343
GEELONG and Portland Bay Immigration Society.
Papers 1845–1846.
0.9cm.
Presented by the Geelong Historical Records Centre.
Comprises correspondence, minutes, lists of immigrants and lists of subscribers.
MS 12232
HENTY, Agnes.
Diary, 1867.
2.9cm.
Transferred from the State Library of Victoria book stack.
Agnes Henty's diary comments on personalities, events and day-to-day activities while she was resident at “Findon”, Kew, and Warrayure station near Hamilton.
MS 12402
HIBBERD, Jack.
Papers, 1967–1985.
85cm.
Presented by Mr. Jack Hibberd.
Includes scripts for Dimboola and A stretch of the imagination, and papers 1970–1975 of the Australian Performing Group.
MS 12269
IRVINE, Hans William Henry.
Papers, 1880–1947.
1.8m.
Purchased.
Irvine (1856–1922) was proprietor of the Great Western vineyards and his papers contain much primary source material on Victorian winemaking.
MS 12738
IRVING, Freda.
Papers 1932–1984.
110cm.
Presented by Mrs. Sheila Scott.
Freda Irving was one time editor of Woman's day and Australian women's weekly.
Also includes further papers of her sister, Sybil, first Colonel in Chief of the Australian Women's Army Service.
MS 12758
KIRTLEY, John T.
Fourteen letters to Harry F. Chaplin, May 1948 — December 1949.
1.9cm.
Purchased.
Primarily concerning the printing, at Kirtley's Mountainside Press, of R. D. Fitzgerald's poem Heemskerck Shoals.
MS 12147
LA TROBE, C. J.
Petition presented by the gold miners of Victoria, 1853.
13m long.
Presented by Dr. John Maurice Chapman.
Includes some 8,000 signatures, collected from all the Victorian gold-fields, petitioning against the diggers’ conditions, especially the 30 shillings monthly licence fee.
MS 12440
McCRAE family.
Inscribed volumes and association copies.
315 vols.
Presented jointly by Lady Cowper, Mrs. Harrington Morris and Mrs. R. A. McWilliam.
Items from the McCrae family library, of particular interest for their inscriptions and former owners.
MS 12312
MAURICE, Furnley.
Melbourne odes.
1cm.
Purchased.
Corrected page proofs of Frank Wilmot's 1934 volume of poetry.
MS 12713
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MELBOURNE Ladies’ Benevolent Society.
Minute books, 1850–1960.
1.84m.
Presented by the Society.
MS 12414
MUSGROVE, George.
Records, 1896–1905.
119cm.
Presented by Mr. J. Sullivan.
Business records of the theatrical entrepreneur George Musgrove (1854–1916), relating to various performances at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne.
MS 12450
NEILD, J. E.
Scrapbook, c.1875–1901.
10cm.
Purchased.
Compiled by the Melbourne doctor and theatre critic J. E. Neild (1824–1906), this contains printed items relating mostly to William Shakespeare and the Melbourne Shakespeare Society.
MS 12380
OLD Colonists’ Association.
Records, 1869–1966.
3m.
Presented by Mr. John Stewart, Secretary of the Association.
MS 12726
PIERSON, George Bush.
Log-book of the H.M.S. Electra, 9 September 1852 to 21 December 1854.
1cm.
Purchased.
Includes nautical information and details of duties performed by the crew, together with brief accounts of Governor La Trobe's departure for England on the Harbinger and Golden Age in May, 1853, and May, 1854, and the Electra's role during the Eureka uprising.
MS 12162
PITT, Marie Elizabeth Josephine.
Papers.
1.4cm.
Purchased.
Volume of papers relating to Marie Pitt and Bernard O'Dowd.
MS 12149
RANDELL, John Ormond.
Papers c.1895–1986.
3.29m.
Presented by Mr. Andrew Randell.
Includes correspondence, working files and card indexes, as well as manuscripts, relating to his published volumes Pastoral settlement in northern Victoria.
MS 12163
ROWE family.
Papers, 1839–1947.
1.7m.
Presented by Mrs. Philippa Ryan.
John Pearson Rowe (1810–1878) opened a pharmacy in Melbourne in 1840 and went on to manage several pastoral runs in North Eastern Victoria.
MS 12298
SOCIETY to Assist Persons of Education.
Records, 1884–1985.
1.2m.
Presented by the Society.
Since 1875, the Society has assisted educated people in reduced circumstances, through interest-free loans.
MS 12192
SPENCER, Albert Henry.
Papers, c. 1909–1970.
1.43m.
Purchased.
Albert Henry Spencer (1886–1971) was the antiquarian bookseller whose most enduring monument remains Melbourne's Hill of Content bookshop.
MS 12361
STEPHENSEN, Percy Reginald.
“Kookaburras and satyrs: some recollections of the Fanfrolico Press”.
1.2cm.
Purchased.
Includes uncorrected and corrected galley proofs, page paste-up from the galley proofs and some page proofs.
MS 12259
THAKE, Eric.
Letters to Maurice Callow.
0.3cm.
Presented by Mr. Maurice Callow.
Thake was a Melbourne graphic artist, designer and painter. His works are featured in a number of publications, most notably R. H. Croll's The bookplates of Eric Thake and the Gryphon Books 1978 publication The Eric Thake picture book.
MS 12642
TOMASETTI, Glen.
Thoroughly decent people.
17.5cm.
Purchased.
Material relating to Tomasetti's novel, including original draft, typescript, art work of dustjacket, correspondence, and book reviews from Australian and New Zealand newspapers 1976–1978.
MS 12472
VICTORIAN Council of Social Securities.
Records 1946–1986.
13.6m.
Presented by the Victorian Council of Social Securities.
MS 12648
VICTORIAN Horticultural Society.
Minute books, 1859–1911.
23cm.
Presented by the Society trustees.
MS 12921
WAGHORN, John F.
The Waghorn Collection of Victorian Post Office records 1837–1902.
96cm.
Presented by Mr. John F. Waghorn.
Also includes an index to Victoria's postmasters and postmistresses for the period.
MS 12179