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Daphne Mayo Papers Lahey, Vida, 1882-1968
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Vida Lahey : artist

Original typescript manuscript of biography of Vida Lahey. The cover has a b&w photograph of Vida Lahey painting with the caption 'Vida Lahey M.B.E.'. This article written for a literary competition of the Society of Women Writers of N.S.W. in 1969. Daphne Mayo wrote it under the pyseudoynm 'Lilian MacArthur' (a combinaton of her first name and the second name of her father, William MacArthur Mayo). It gives an account of Vida Lahey's family history, her artist development, her art, her involvement in encouraging art in Queensland and art for children.

Draft of biography of Vida Lahey in pen carbon book

Written in a Quill Pen Carbon Book is the carbon copy handwritten draft of the biography of Vida Lahey by Daphne Mayo. Original pages have been removed. Orginal and carbon copy page numbers 1 and 2 missing; carbon copy pages span from page 3 to page 26, with some emendations. It is a draft of an article written for the Society of Women Writers Of NSW Literary Competition, in 1969, by "Lilian MacArthur". On page 100 are notes by Daphne Mayo include length of time to read, suggested amendments to the text and possible reference to Vida Lahey's daily routine.

Notes for the biography of Vida Lahey

Handwritten notes for the biography of Vida Lahey by Daphne Mayo. The notes are written on scraps of paper, envelopes (addressed to Daphne Mayo), and paper. It includes 6 pages of typescript, with handwritten emendations, entitled 'The development of Art in Queensland'. Vida Lahey wrote this article for the Exhibition of Queensland art : catalogue : Queensland National Art Gallery, Brisbane, 10th September to 7th October, 1951. On one envelope there is a draft of a letter by Mayo to Mavis asking her to read and criticise her article on Vida which isn't finished and was not typed (a requirement for submission). There is one sheet of paper with a brief account of Daphne Mayo's life: mentioning her studies; travels; the Godfrey Rivers Bequest (and the purchase of 'The Cypriot' by Dobell); the Queensland Art Fund; and the raising of funds to match the Darnell bequest and the impacts of that task.

Portrait bust of Vida Lahey

Life sized portrait bust of Vida Lahey in plaster, painted brown. Lahey is wearing a tied scarf. Not signed or dated. Vida Lahey visited Mayo at her Sydney Studio in George Street in late 1957 when sittings were made.

Writings of Vida Lahey

Two folders of handwritten notes, in pencil, determined to be by Vida Lahey.

Lahey, Vida, 1882-1968