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Letter to John Beston, 1972

  • F1482
  • Item
  • 1972

Letter 10 Sept 1972 to John Beston declining to comment on the work of Patrick White, discussing Australian writers and their work in general.

Herbert, Xavier, 1901-1984

From my notebook, 1950

  • F274
  • Item
  • 1950

Page of aphorisms from a notebook.
Also a letter 17 Nov 1943 to Walter Stone re: a new edition of 'Such is Life' and her biography of Joseph Furphy.

Franklin, Miles, 1879-1954

Papers, 1948-1965

  • F596
  • Item
  • 1948-1965.

Contents includes:
596a: Letter from E.F. Bozman of J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd. to Val Vallis 1960 Jul 29 re possible titles for inclusion in J.M. Dent's series of Australian classics in Everyman's Library;
596b: Val Vallis's reply 1960 Nov 2;
596c: Memorandum of agreement 1948 Mar 12 between Val Vallis and Angus and Robertson Ltd. of Sydney;
596d: Poem 'December Sunday, Hyde Park, London' with explanatory note by author;
596e: Poems: 'The jerry-builder', 'Venture at Outer Rock', 'For this, the tide', 'To a poet, begetting', 'The mullet-smoker', 'High tide by night', 'Song for a moonlit night';
596f: Poem 'The mullet-smoker';
596g: Poem 'Tea at four', also entitled 'Old lady at 3:30' and '3:30';
596h: Poem 'Wave-break' with 5 work-sheets showing its development, prepared in response to a request from the Lockwood Memorial Library, University of Buffalo (poem subsequently published in The Bulletin 1952 Dec 31 and included in 'Australian poetry 1953');
596i: Radio script: 'A discussion of the main characteristics of Australian poetry', senior school broadcast script, 1965 Jun;
596j: Radio script: 'The Australian short story', secondary school broadcast script, 1953 Mar 30.
Titles: December Sunday, Hyde Park, London.-- The jerry-builder.-- Venture at Outer Rock.-- For this, the tide.-- To a poet, begetting.-- The mullet-smoker.-- High tide by night.-- Song for a moonlit night.-- Tea at four.-- Wave-break.
Correspondence with J.M. Dent and Sons re Everyman's Library of Australian classics, memorandum of agreement with Angus and Robertson in 1948, drafts of poems and radio scripts.

Vallis, Val, 1916-2014


7 bound volumes containing copies of essays published in the Mackay Daily Mercury. Topics cover many fields but the predominant interests are literature and astronomy.
1 volume containing an index to the essays.

Tinder [novel] (2002)

This series contains drafts, notes, newspaper cuttings, research material and correspondence. Tinder [novel], published by Scribner in 2002, had several working titles: 'The fire lovers', 'Fire in the hand', and 'Zippo : a cautionary tale'. Set in Katoomba and narrated by the central character, Graham, it follows his sexual awakening.

Laurie Hergenhan Papers

  • UQFL384
  • Collection
  • 1975-2004

Correspondence and related material collected during Prof. Hergenhan's tenure as editor of Australian Literary Studies (ALS), editor of the Australian Authors Series for the University of Queensland Press and as Director of the Australian Studies Centre at the University of Queensland.

Hergenhan, Laurie

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