Item Item 11 - 'Too lovely for having long'

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UQFL80-Series E-Item 11


'Too lovely for having long'


  • 1950 (Creation)

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4 l. holograph.

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F.C. Francis was involved in the production of the musical comedy "Tangles". He was also a poet and became president of The Queensland Authors and Artists’ Association in 1950. He was a friend and correspondent of poet James Devaney.

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This poem was unfinished at the time of his death. There were a number of other holograph scraps amongst his papers. The version in Poems (1950) was compiled by Frank Francis according to his understanding of Devaney

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  • English

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Converted from PDF finding aid, Amanda Main, 21-Jan-2020.




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  • Box: UQFL80 Box 1