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Draft of biography of Vida Lahey

Handwritten draft of the biography of Vida Lahey by Daphne Mayo. This is a draft of an article written for the Society of Women Writers Of NSW Literary Competition, in 1969, by "Lilian MacArthur". Contains original pages from Quill Pen Carbon Book numbering 1-26.

Daphne : Nov 1937 to Nov 1940

Daphne : Nov 1937 to Nov 1940 written on cover of All Schools exercise book. First page has name and address list including Daphne Mayo's address in Sydney and Fulham Road in London. Exercise book used as a ledger to record transactions for the rental property consisting of 3 flats, a cottage, studio and tennis court, associated expenses, money banked, names of the tennants, weekly rent. Some of these records can be attributed to her parents, mostly likely her father, Bill Mayo, as Daphne was in Europe in the late 1930s. From 14 August 1938 the cottage is rented to 'Mayo'. The Studio to rented to Vida from September 1938.

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.

City scape

Oil on paper on card. With pencil notation 'lighter grey pathways in the water".

Daphne Mayo Sydney Studio, volume 1

Daphne Mayo's Sydney Studio at 231 George Street was reclaimed by the Sydney Cove Development Authority in 1981. Queensland Trustees Limited, who had power of attorney for Mayo, engaged Judith McKay to direct the sorting and dispersal of the Sydney Studio from 29 June to 8 July 1981. Mayo had been a tenant of the building since 1940 and retained this studio after her move back to Brisbane. She was the last tenant to leave the building. This album is volume one of a two volume set of photograph albums complied by Judith McKay detailing the contents of the studio and the packing of contents. Photographs by Jacqueline Macnaughtan and Tim Collis-Bird.

McKay, Judith, 1949-

Hand study

Pencil on paper. Hand study (63 x 48 cm), window mounted (86 x 63 cm), which formed part of the Queensland Art Gallery Exhibition Daphne Mayo : let there be sculpture, Nov 2011 to Jan 2012.

Draft letters in pen carbon manifold book

Croxley pen and pencil carbon book. Includes: handwritten lists on back of front cover and first page; and 4 draft letters to: The Secretary, British Medical Association, Queensland Branch (20 Jun 1928); Letter to Amor Ltd (?) (23 Jun 1928); Letter to Chiurazzi (foundry in Naples) (23 Jun 1928); Letter to the Secretary, National Art Collections Fund (21 Jun 1928).

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