Collection UQFL382 - James McCourt Papers

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James McCourt Papers


  • 1902-1971 (Creation)

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3 boxes.

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Biographical history

James McCourt is a noted collector of books and literary ephemera. In the 1970s he developed a special interest in the Australian poet Christopher Brennan and spent several years researching Brennan's life and poetry. He is also interested in Captain Cook and eighteenth century voyages of exploration.

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Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1902-1971
Collection alternatively titled as: James McCourt Collection.

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Correspondence relating to James Harold Hornibrook's research into his family history; correspondence relating to Hornibrook's involvement with the State Library of Queensland; correspondence, typescripts and a speech relating to Hornibrook's research for his book 'Bibliography of Queensland Verse' (1953); correspondence and published material relating to James McCourt's research into the poet Christopher Brennan; correspondence relating to McCourt's interests in Australian literature and the printing trade; manuscripts by Dorothea Mackellar. E.J. Brady, Vance Palmer, Mary Gilmore, James Devaney and Thomas Shapcott; theatre and concert programs, art exhibition catalogues and other ephemera.

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Hornibrook, J. H. (1953). Bibliography of Queensland verse with biographical notes. Brisbane : A.H.Tucker.

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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