File F3847 - Kathleen Campbell-Brown Papers

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F3847

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Kathleen Campbell-Brown Papers

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  • 1969-1985 (Creation)

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1 folder

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(1903-1996)

Biographical history

Kathleen Campbell-Brown was born on 10 June 1903 in England. The family migrated to Queensland in 1911 and settled in Spring Hill, Brisbane. Kathleen earned one of 20 scholarships to attend the University of Queensland (UQ) in 1921. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with honours in classics in 1924 and in 1949 she received her Master of Arts. Campbell-Brown lectured in French at the Univesity of Queensland for almost 30 years, from 1945 to 1973. She was active in starting the UQ Staff and Graduates Club and the Staff House had the Kathleen Room named in her honour. She was friends with Karl and Gertrude Langer. A grotesque by Rhyl Hinwood of Kathleen Campbell-Brown is in the Great Court of UQ. Kathleen Campbell-Brown died on 18 April 1996 in Stafford, Brisbane. A bequest from Leslie Campbell-Brown, her sister, established the Kathleen Campbell-Brown French studies scholarship (University of Queensland) in 2011.

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These papers contain corresondence to Kathleen Campbell-Brown, material relating to the Mary Alexis Macmillan Memorial Fund, the use of interest from the fund to purchase material for the Fryer Library, and material relating to Karl and Gertrude Langer. The papers can be divided into papers relating to the Mary Alexis Macmillan Memorial Fund and papers relating to Karl and Gertrude Langer.
Mary Alexis Macmillan Fund:
Correspondence relating to the Mary Alexis Macmillan Memorial Fund:
• Aerograms, four, from Kathleen L Fryer (cousin of John Denis Fryer), Ipswich, Suffolk, 1970. –
• Betty Patterson, Moorooka, writing about the Mary Alexis Macmillan Memorial Fund, 1970. –
• University Legal Officer, regarding tax deductions of money donated to the fund, 1970. –
• Copy of letter from the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation regarding the John Hardie Lavery Fund and the Mary Alexis Macmillian Memorial Fund, 1970. –
• Alumni Association, inviting Campbell-Brown to the Fryer Library to the handing over by the Committee of the books purchased with the first instalment of interest from the Fund, 24 Nov 1970. –
• Elizabeth S Gilmore, Springsure, 1971. –
• F.D.O. Fielding, University Librarian, with an accompanying list of new books bought from the Fund for the Fryer Library, 29 Sep 1971. –
• Margaret O’Hagan, Senior Librarian, Fryer Library regarding the lithographic negatives for the motif designed for the Mary Alexis Macmillan Memorial Collection book-plate, 23 Jul 1976. –

Papers relating to the Mary Alexis Macmillan Memorial Fund:
• Typescript, Queensland Association of University Women regarding the Fund, by K. Campbell-Brown, Convenor, 2 leaves, 13 Nov 1969. –
• Handwritten note regarding the fund on University of Queensland letterhead, 2 leaves, [undated]. –
• Typescript report, duplicated copy, regarding the establishment of the Fund, signed by Ruth George, for the Committee, 1969. –
• Typescript, 2 copies, both with handwritten emendations, titled “The Mary Alexis Macmillan Memorial Fund”, which includes information about the design of the bookplate to accompany material purchased from the Fund; attached is a handwritten note “article prepared for Courier Mail. It appeared quite different. Monday 19 Nov 1970 KCB”. --
• Newspaper cuttings relating to John Denis Fryer and the Mary Alexis Macmillan memorial Fund, 1970. –
• Letter from C.O.B. Wilson to the Fryer Librarian with a donation to the fund, 19 Nov 1970. –
• Four foolscap leaves, duplicated, listing donations to the Fund, 1970. –
• Enveloped address to Miss K. Campbell-Brown Dept of French, Main Building, with ‘Bookplate’ handwritten on front. It contained: a memorandum to Miss Campbell-Brown, returning the bookplate and a spare print for reproduction in the December Alumni News, signed by Susan Addison, Public Relations and Alumni Office; bookplate reproduction; bookplate; handwritten note with the name of the plant – Xanthorrhoea.
• Bookplate mockup: Drawing by Karl Langer and the wording for the bookplate, stuck together and pasted to the back cover of the manilla folder.

Papers relating to Karl and Gertrude Langer
• Letter from K Langer to the Mayor of Toulouse (in French), 1963. –
• Typescript, ‘Tribute to Dr. Karl Langer’, by Gareth E. Roberts, 2 leaves, accompanied by 2 b&w photographs of Karl Langer, 11 x 9 cm, ca. 1969. --
• Letter, handwritten, 2 leaves, to Mrs [sic] Campbell-Brown, from [indecipherable] Rosse, regarding death of Karl Langer, 23 Nov 1969. –
• Minutes of the Inaugural meeting of the Karl and Gertrude Langer Memorial Committee, 17 Jan 1985. –
• Photocopy of handwritten draft, 4 leaves, for ‘Folio of paintings’, with envelope with initials K.C.B., [undated]. –
• Newspaper cuttings. –
• Article by Betty Churcher from Art and Australia about Gertrude Langer, accompanied by two letters, Nov 1993. –
• Two Christmas cards from Karl and Gertrude Langer to Kathleen Campbell-Brown. --
• Postcard Karl and Gertrude Langer to Kathleen Campbell-Brown. –
• 5 negatives in envelope with ‘for Fryer Library’ handwritten on front. –
• 5 b&w photographs: 2 of Karl Langer, 2 of a church, and 1 of the view of the fountain in the lakes at the University of Queensland St. Lucia Campus.

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  • English

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991014262096903131

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Created, Linda Justo, 7-Sep-2021.

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