Item F649 - Letters, 1972-1973: Sydney, NSW to John Beston.

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F649

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Letters, 1972-1973: Sydney, NSW to John Beston.

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  • 1972-1973. (Creation)

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1 folder. ; 34 cm.

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(1912-1990)

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(1930-2018)

Biographical history

Academic John Beston was born in Gundagai, NSW, in 1930. He studied at the University of Sydney and Harvard University, before commencing post-doctoral research into the author Patrick White at the University of Queensland in 1970. He lived for much of his life in the United States where his wife, Rose Marie Beston (nee Beattie) also had an academic career. As well as work on Patrick White, Beston was a regular reviewer of Australian literature for the US press, and had an interest in literature in other languages, particularly French. He died in Coff's Harbour in 2018.

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Status changed to draft pending formal decision, 7 Apr 2020, Belinda Spinaze

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4 letters (photocopies) dated 5 July 1972, 17 Sept 1972, 20 Nov 1972 and 20 May 1973. Accompanied by typescript pages (2 l.) entitled 'The family background and literary career of Patrick White'.

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  • English

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Draft

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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