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The ship on the coin

  • F307
  • File
  • 1973

Typescript, with handwritten additions. Working draft of the novel The ship on the coin ( 'The New Cleopatra'), published in 1972 by University of Queensland Press. Accompanied by a covering letter to the Fryer Librarian, dated 19 Feb 1973. Also included is the first sketch for a poem, later published in The Autobiography of a Gorgon.

Hall, Rodney, 1935-

Letters, Grace Perry and Rodney Hall

  • F311
  • File
  • 1966

Two letters to Grace Perry, one letter from Grace Perry to Rodney Hall, and one letter from Rodney Hall to the Fryer Librarian. Includes: Two signed, typescript letters, dated 18 Jan 1966 and 25 Jan 1966 to to Grace Perry regarding the publication of Eyewitness : poems, written by Rodney Hall ; letter dated 13 Jan 1966 to Rodney Hall from Grace Perry, on letterhead of South Head Press, on same topic ; and letter dated 2 Apr 1972 from Rodney Hall to Fryer Librarian donating the three letters to the library.

Hall, Rodney, 1935-

Archibald Ernest Edgar Pearse Papers

  • F473
  • File
  • [1930?] -1973.

2 poems : 'To England : 1919' (2 leaves), 'Epilogue to war poems' (3 leaves); one article, "Addendum to tape-recording made by me for the Fryer Memorial Library at Queensland University on 26.11.73' (1 leaf). Article concerns P.R. Stephensen and accusations of treason against him and leaders of the Australia First Movement.

Pearse, Archibald Ernest Edgar, 1897-1987

Mura ngulaig

  • F680
  • File
  • 1972

Two volume book, printed by B. & A. Simpson and Young Bani, privately produced at Mabuiag, Torres Strait, 1972, for sale to schoolchildren and interested adults. Written in Mabuiag dialect. Parts 1 and 2. Part 1 accompanied by information about Buddy Simpson from the donor ( 2 pages on 1 leaf, handwritten). Titles: Mura ngulaig : Ngath nin ngurpaik and Mura ngulaig II : Na ngath lak nin ngurpaik.

Simpson, Buddy

Florence Elizabeth James-Wallace photograph albums

  • F831
  • File
  • 1915-1916.

Two photograph albums containing 167 photographs. Includes photographs of Luxor, Cairo, Australian military hospitals in Egypt, Anzac beach, Australian military hospitals and personnel on Lemnos Island off Gallipoli, and Queenslanders who served in No. 3, Australian General Hospital, Australian Army Medical Corps. James-Wallace and nurses of the 3AGH were photographed by Private Albert William Savage, from whom it is said James-Wallace purchased 116 photographs. Handwritten captions with each photograph. Second album labelled: 'Lemnos Photos.'

James-Wallace, Florence Elizabeth, 1886-1970

McGregor scrapbooks

  • F422
  • File
  • 1880-1923

Four scrapbooks containing Australian and English literary and historical material of the late 19th century. Includes original photographs; a telegram from Wm Tasker to John McGregor, solicitor, announcing the capture of the Kenniff Brothers (Patrick Kenniff and James Kenniff), dated 1902 (located in volume three); newspaper cuttings from, mostly, unidentified newspapers with poetry and some articles. The articles include: 'Our Men of Mark', Daily Observer, 188-? (v.1) ; and 'Where the pelican builds' by Mary Hannay Foott (signed holograph with comments about poem) (located in volume three). Most of the material in the scrapbooks is from before Katharine was born and is most likely created by one or both of her parents, John George McGregor, solicitor, and Catherine Elizabeth, née Ferguson. The last scrapbook contains: newspaper cuttings of results from University of Queensland students which include Katharine's, from the early 1920s as well as articles written by Jon Michie; a letter from Isabel Michie (dated 31 Jul 1946) thanking Katharine for her letter after the death of her husband John Michie; a carbon copy typescript letter by John McGregor (dated 7 Jan 1920) to his agent in Edinburgh which mentions among other things that he is sending a copy of book of poems by Henry Lawson (whom John McGregor met in a bookseller's shop in Sydney); a note to John McGregor from Littleton Groom (dated 10 Jan 1924); and a letter to Miss McGregor (dated 26 Mar 1971) from Eric Davis (the youngest son of Arthur Davis).

McGregor, John George, 1868-1928

Papers relating to Archibald Meston

  • F437
  • File
  • 1895?-1917

This file has three items:

  1. Carbon copy typescript, 4 leaves, of a letter to the editor [of The Daily Mail] by Archibald Meston where he comments on Randolph Bedford being on the Queensland Legislative Council, dated 16 May 1917.
  2. Typescript of two leaves, of an extract from Archibald Meston's book 'Geographic history of Queensland - page 175', titled 'Charles Fraser'. The book was published in 1895. This extract described the activities of Charles Fraser, a botanist who was sent to Brisbane in 1828. [This material contains culturally sensitive depictions of Indigenous people.]
  3. Poem by Archibald Meston When Murphy comes : Advance of Kuropatkin Murphy to the relief of Port Arthur Morgan, 2 leaves handwritten, signed and 2 leaves typescript, both have footer Daily Mail, 1904 June 14.

Meston, Archibald, 1851-1924

Diary of a Turkish soldier who fought at Gallipoli

  • F592
  • File
  • 1916

Diary is handwritten in Ottoman Turkish script. Includes lists of German words with Turkish equivalents. Accompanied by information about the provenance and contents of the diary (9 leaves).

Refik, Bey, 1895-

Burkitt Family Papers

  • F640
  • File
  • 1865-1898

Holograph and typescript. Burkitt Family papers, photographs, sketches, newspaper clippings. Also Slater's Queensland Almanac for 1882 with manuscript diary notes. Photographs including Cooktown, the Queensland Government steam yacht Lucinda, and ships Griffin and Sea Breeze.

Burkitt family

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