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Table of Contents
Titlepage
Descriptive Summary
Administrative Information
Provenance
Access
Copyright Information
Preferred Citation
Biographical Notes
Scope and Content Note
Local Subject Headings
Description of Series
Manucripts and Typescripts Series
Correspondence Series

University of Sydney Library
Rare Books and Special Collections

Guide to the Rex Armitage Collection, ca. 1931

© University of Sydney Library 2007


Descriptive Summary

Collection Number: RB003
Title: Rex Armitage Collection
Collection Dates: circa 1931
Creator: Colin Berckelman
Languages Represented: English
Extent: 2 boxes
Repository: University of Sydney Library, Rare Books and Special Collections
Abstract: The Rex Armitage Collection comprises manuscripts by the Australian author Rex Armitage

Administrative Information

Provenance

Colin Berckelman

Access

The Rex Armitage Collection is available for research in the Rare Books and Special Collections reading room, Fisher Library.

Copyright Information

The status of copyright of materials described in this guide and other collections of papers in the custody of the University of Sydney Library is governed by copyright law in Australia. Special provisions, access conditions and restrictions apply governing the use of, photoduplication or publication of the items described. Readers should consult with Rare Books and Special Collections Library staff for further information concerning these conditions.

Preferred Citation

Rex Armitage Collection, Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Sydney Library.

Biographical Notes

Rex T. Armitage was born in Sydney. He was educated at Sydney Grammar School and later worked as a jackeroo, wool-classer and public servant. After serving in the Australian Army during the Second World War he joined the Salvation Army for 9 years.

Scope and Content Note

The Rex Armitage Collection comprises manuscripts and a typescript by Rex Armitage and correspondence. Most of the material is undated, with the exception of a short story published in Smith's Weekly in 1931.

Local Subject Headings

Irwin, Rex.

Description of Series

Manucripts and Typescripts Series

Manucripts and Typescripts Series

Box Contents
1 I Beat Both Drink and Dope: the Authentic Autobiography of a Drunkard and Drug Addict who made a Complete Recovery, undated
   Manuscript, 1203 pages
1 The Girl in Pyjamas, or, Neumonics, 1931
   Manuscript, 7 pages
   Published in Smith's Weekly, 1931
1 Mick O'Brien's Dream, undated
   Manuscript, 21 pages
   Written under the pseudonym George Bostock
1 Drunkards Can Be Cured, undated
   Manuscript, 222 pages
   Written under the pseudonym A.V. McKinnon
1 The Warm Two Million, undated
   Manuscript, 334 pages, 5 volumes
   Written under the pseudonym Allan R. Stuart
1 The Warm Two Million, undated
   Typescript, 257 pages
2 I've More to Confess (The Next Twenty Five Years), undated
   Manuscript, 1822 pages

Correspondence Series

Correspondence Series

2 Correspondence, undated
   29 letters