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Materials relating to Ian Macdonald

Materials relating to the life, education and naval career of Ian Macdonald. Some items were collected after his death by his brother Alistair Macdonald.

Macdonald, Ian C.R.

Correspondence: Personal

This subseries comprises correspondence regarding personal finances, letters from family and friends, solicitors, cards, and postcards

The tax inspector [novel] (1991)

This subseries consists of drafts, working notes, proofs, research material, publicity and correspondence relating to the novel The tax inspector, first published in 1991.

'Contacts' [novel] (1964-1965) (unpublished)

Two complete drafts, each 170 leaves, typescript and carbon typescript, in burgundy cardboard covers, Apr 1964 to May 1965. An extract from this unpublished novel 'Contacts' was published in Under Twenty-five: An Anthology, edited by Anne O'Donovan, Jayne Sanderson and Shane Porteous. Brisbane: Jacaranda Press, 1966. 34-36. The extract is a heavily edited version of leaves 99-117 of the drafts in this subseries. Newspaper cuttings of reviews of this extract are also in this subseries.

'The pleasure bird' (Exotic pleasures) [short story] (1979)

Typescript draft for 'The pleasure bird' (Exotic pleasures), yellow paper, with emendations including note of back of page 19 'Exotic pleasures 1st complete draft' and on the back of page 20 'The pleasure bird 1st complete draft'. Typescript draft for notes on Exotic pleasures, yellow paper, with emendations, and on first page is the title 'Notes for 2nd draft'. Undated. Exotic pleasures was published as The pleasure bird in Australian Playboy in September 1979.

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