Item F263 - Objects once owned by Mary Hannay Foott, 1893-1917

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Objects once owned by Mary Hannay Foott, 1893-1917


  • 1893-1917. (Creation)

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1 folder; 30 cm.

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Nancy Bonnin (née Crowe) worked at University of Queensland Library first in the 1940s and then from 1960-1982. While Fryer Librarian from 1965 to 1976, she oversaw the acquisition of the Father Leo Hayes Collection. She recorded oral histories with former University staff and students between 1979-1983 in preparation for the 1985 publication A place of light and learning: the University of Queensland’s first seventy-five years by Malcolm Thomis. In the same year her book, Katie Hume on the Darling Downs: a colonial marriage was published, drawing on Fryer Library’s 19th century collection of photographs and personal correspondence of Katie Hume and her husband Walter Cunningham Hume (1840–1921) surveyor and Chief Commissioner of Lands for Queensland.

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Includes photograph of Cecil Henry Foott, Thomas a Kempis' 'The Imitation of Christ', 'The Psalms and Church Hymnary', notebook, and 'Book of Common Prayer'.
Also a letter 1917 May 23 from Arthur Patrick Foott, donated by Patricia Foott.
Also includes correspondence between Nancy Bonnin and a number of people re: Mary Hannay Foott, 1968-1971. Includes photo showing Mary Hannay Foott with family in Bundaberg in 1915, with negative.
Also copy of obituary in News Mail, 1918 Oct 13.

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  • English

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For further material related to Mary Hannay Foote, see the Hayes collection (UQFL2/1018-1031 & 2770) and F264.

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Material from this collection has been cited in:
Clarke, Patricia. Queensland's first professional woman journalist: Mary Hannay Foott. Queensland History Journal, Vol. 22, No. 4, Mar 2014: 302-315.

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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