File F3866 - Lindsay Family Handmade Booklets

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Lindsay Family Handmade Booklets


  • 1920 (Creation)

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4 booklets.

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John ('Jack') Lindsay was born on 20 October 1900 in East Melbourne. Son of Victorian-born Norman Lindsay and his first wife Kathleen Agatha, née Parkinson. After his parents separated in 1909 his mother took him and his brothers Raymond and Philip to Brisbane. During this time he spent much time in the Elkington household. He earned scholarships to Brisbane Grammar School and University of Queensland (BA Hon, 1921). He was an autobiographer/memoirist, biographer, book publisher, communist, historian, literary critic and novelist. He died on 8 March 1990 in Cambridge, England.

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Writer of historical fiction, son of Norman Lindsay and brother of Jack Lindsay.

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Raymond Lindsay was born in 1903. Second child of Victorian-born Norman Lindsay and his first wife Kathleen Agatha, née Parkinson. After his parents separated in 1909 his mother took him and his brothers Jack and Philip to Brisbane. He was an artist, art critic and journalist. He died on 12 June 1960.

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Comprised of four handmade booklets by Jack, Philip and Ray Lindsay.
• Handmade booklet titled “Imaginary Conversation at the Mermaid, circa 1605”, written, edited, printed, etc by J. Lindsay, [13] pages, 9 x 9.5 cm. The dialogue in the book is between William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Thomas Dekker.
• Handmade booklet titled “The toy soldier : a romance of Toyland” by Philip Lindsay, illustrations by Ray Lindsay, a playlet in three acts, [20] leaves, 19 cm, 1920. Inscribed on verso of half title page: “To Mrs Parnell from Ray and Phil”. [Warning: contains content that may offend].
• Handmade booklet created by Jack Lindsay of the poem about his father, title Norman Lindsay written by Arthur H Adams, [10] pages, 9 x 8 cm, undated. Inscribed on inside cover: “To Mrs Parnell”.
• Handmade booklet most likely written by Jack Lindsay, of the poem “VekovAya TishinA” by Nikolay Nekrasov with a translation on the second leaf, [2] leaves, 13 x 18 cm, undated.

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English
  • Russian

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Warning: contains content that may offend.

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Created, Linda Justo, 25-May-2023.




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