Subseries Subseries 3 - Correspondence from 1965 to 1989.

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UQFL164-Series F-Subseries 3


Correspondence from 1965 to 1989.


  • 1965-1989. (Creation)

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5 folders

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Publicity material, letters from readers, critics, friends, publishers, literary agents, former school teachers, politicians, literary organizations, fellow writers, professional colleagues and general readers, mostly regarding the Booker Prize for Oscar & Lucinda.

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Box 33
Folder 7: Correspondence from 1965 to 1967, including reviews/reports on works by Peter Carey, rejection letters from publishers, and references about Peter Carey. Includes letters from Peter Carey's mother (8, 17 and 19 May 1967), accompanied by a photographic print of his mother's family.
Box 34
Folder 15: Correspondence and enclosures (including contracts) from 1988 to 1989 from production firms and others regarding Until the end of the world.
Folder 16: Correspondence regarding the United States edition of Oscar & Lucinda, 1988 to 1989.
Folder 17: Correspondence from 1988 to 1989, in large buff envelope (discarded) marked 'Correspondence'.
Box 35
Folder 1: Correspondence from 1986 to 1989, in large buff envelope (discarded) marked 'Letters from readers / and friends. Mostly about The Booker Prize' for Oscar & Lucinda.

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Box 33 Folder 7; Box 34 Folders 15-17; Box 35 Folder 1.

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Created, Linda Justo, 25-Jun-2020




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  • Box: UQFL164 Box 33
  • Box: UQFL164 Box 34
  • Box: UQFL164 Box 35