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Correspondence from 1991 to 1994.

Correspondence, book jackets, publicity material, letters from readers, critics, friends, publishers, literary agents, students, literary organizations, fellow writers, professional colleagues and general readers.

Correspondence from 1992 to 1997.

Correspondence from publishers, journals, literary organisations, readers, school children about The big bazoohley, book covers, invitations, literary agents, other writers, reviews (sent by agents and publishers), personal letters.

Am I safe? (1988)

Two typescript drafts, with emendations: Yellow paper, 6 leaves; and white paper, 7 leaves. Published in Vogue Australia (August 1988) as Am I safe? Carey takes a walk on the dark side of the street.

'Sam's birth' and 'Sam's birthday' (A letter to our son) [article] (1988)

Letter written to Carey's son, Sam, about his experiences and feelings about his son and his birth. This file comprises: 4 drafts entitled 'Sam's Birthday'. Two are marked 2nd draft. A 5th draft is entitled 'Sams Birth'. Typescript and photocopies of typescript, one with handwritten emendations. Reprint of A Letter to Our Son from Granta where it was first published. This material originally in an envelope labelled: 'A Letter to our Son'- 2 drafts plus a revision titled 'Sam's Birth'(day)'. Letter from 'Nancy' with pp. 17-22.

From an alien to his second son (1993)

Two drafts of the article From an alien to his second son, published in HQ Magazine in 1993. One has 'First draft' written above title, with handwritten emendations, 6 leaves, undated. The other draft has 7 numbered leaves and is undated.

'History and denial'

Printout of draft, 7 leaves, 13 May 1994. Begins 'When my New York friends come back from Australia....'.

'A house in Queensland'

Printout date from footer 9/15/94, printout title #6, 10 leaves, begins 'The truth is - I wanted to live in Australia again, in a wide verandahed tropical house in Queensland', 15 Sep 1994.

'Port Douglas'

Five drafts. Three drafts with 11 leaves and undated. One draft entitled 'A tourist in my own country', 10 leaves, with some handwritten emendations, printout footer title '#6', printout foot date 24 Oct 1994. One draft, 10 leaves, 8 Sep 1995, with handwritten emendations, and (word processing) change tracking.This is an account of a house rented by Peter Carey, his wife and two children at Port Douglas.

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