- 1902-1971 (Creation)
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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.
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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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.