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Administrative information
Provenance
Copyright Information
Scope and Content Note
Local Subject Headings
Description of Series

University of Sydney Library
Rare Books and Special Collections

Guide to the Mary Gilmore Papers, 1917 - 1968 (bulk 1940 - 1944)

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Descriptive Summary

Reference id: Mary Gilmore Papers
Title: Mary Gilmore Papers
Collection Dates: 1917 - 1963
Creator: Gilmore, Mary Cameron, 1865-1962
Language Represented: English
Repository: Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Sydney Library
Extent: 1 box
Genres and Forms: Material including manuscripts; typescripts; press clippings; photographs; correspondence; biographical notes; poetry.
Abstract: The Mary Gilmore Papers consist chiefly of correspondence and annotated typescripts of her poetry.

Administrative information

Provenance

Unknown

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.

Scope and Content Note

The Mary Gilmore Papers comprises manuscripts and typescript by Mary Gilmore and correspondence.

Local Subject Headings

Gilmore, Mary Cameron, Dame, 1865-1962.

Description of Series

Manucripts and typescripts

Box Envelope Contents
1 1 Mary Gilmore: biographical notes, undated
   Typescript, 5ff.
1 2 Donald Cameron and Marianne Beattie, undated
   Typescript, 7ff.
1 3 Recollections: Henry Lawson, undated
   Typescript, 3ff.
1 4 Mary Gilmore biographical notes, undated
   Typescript, 3ff. + 9ff.
1 5 Sketch of a letter to Mr. Hughes + signed carbon copy. 03/03/1940
   Typescript, 1ff. + manuscript, 2pp.
1 6 A birthday party in honour of Dame Mary Gilmour. [Programme]. 22/08/1942
   Leaflet, 3pp.

Correspondence

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1 7 35 replies to birthday party invitations addressed to Miss Eileen Buckley, Hon.Sec., Henry Lawson Literary Society.1942Bannan, Elizabeth M. Bennet, H.J. Broadfoot, E.C. Bunstek-Robinson, Hope M. (2) Cayley, Neville Cousins, W.G. Croll, R.H. (2) Downing, Brownie Drummond, D.H. Dunlea, T.V. Heathcote, Wyndham Hume, C.L. Johnston, Robert Jones, B.W.King, Mary Truby Lane, E.H. Lawson, Neil MacCallum, A. Macinante, Olivia Moore, Jay Moore, William Morrison, Douglas O'Leary, L. Peters, Charles H. Sawyer, E.M. Elizabeth Smith, Fargan Stone, Abbie Summers, George Watkins, G.W. Webb, Yvonne Whelan, Phil & Edith (2) Signature illegible
   Letters
1 8 10 autograph or typescript letters by Mary Gilmore to: 22/08/1942 Mr. Reeve 05/10/1928 Eileen ? 18/06/1942 Editor, Sunday Sun 28/08/1942 Mr. Cox 03/09/1942 Anon. [Last page only and name of recipient] 08/05/1943 Eileen Buckley 16/06/1943 President, Henry Lawson Literary Society 17/06/1943 Mr. Vincent 18/06/1943 Miss Buckley 22/09/1943 Manager, Perpetual Trustee Co. 01/06/1944
   Letters
1 10 Letters to Mary Gilmore or concerning her: Buckley, Eileen and Curtin, John; 1 letter and 2 telegrams about Mary Gilmore's autobiography 31/01/1942 - 01/01/1943 D?, Jean; 1 letter to Mary Gilmore 09/18/1942 Hayball, Doris; 1 letter to Mary Gilmore 14/08/1942 Moore, Ivy; 1 letter to Mary Gilmore 17/18/1942 Randwick Girls' High School; 1 letter to Mr. J. Vincent 06/12/1965
   Letters

Newspaper clippings

Box Envelope Contents
1 6 Seventy-seventh birthday. Sydney Morning Herald. 24/08/1942
   Newspaper clipping
1 15 8 newspaper clippings.1942-1962
   Newspaper clippings
1 16 Newspaper clippings about the death of Dame Mary Gilmore. December 1962
   Newspaper clippings
1 17 Assorted newspaper clippings. 1930 -1963
   Newspaper clippings

Miscellaneous

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1 11 Broadcast for Australian Labor Party. Station 2KY Women's session. 08/05/1941
   Typescript, 3pp.
1 12 Coronation Ode. [Names and addresses on verso] Undated
   Typescript, 5pp.
1 13 Speech by John Curtin in honour of Dame Mary Gilmore and her reply. Undated
   Typescript, 4pp.
1 14 Recollections : Henry Lawson. 10/02/1941
   Typescript, 3pp.
1 27 In memoriam Lucy Maria Cassidy. 26/02/1968
   Autograph book

Photographs

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1 18 Photographs. Undated
   Photographs. (5)

Poetry

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1 19 Hunger. Inscribed by Mary Gilmore. 12/12/1958
   Printed ephemera
1 19 No foe shall gather our harvest. (2 copies) Inscribed by Mary Gilmore. Christmas 1942 and 01/01/1943
   Printed ephemera
1 19 We stand four square. (2 copies) Inscribed by Mary Gilmore. 26/12/1942
   Printed ephemera
1 20 The Ancient. 23/08/1917
   Typescript
1 21 For Lucy Cassidy. 2 facsimiles of the autograph poem. 1961
   Facsimile
1 22 I buried a child. 17/02/1942
   Typescript with ms note
1 22 They were my boys. 10/11/1940
   Autograph
1 23 To Hugh McCrae. 19/11/1944
   Typescript with ms note
1 24 Verses by my little son Billy. 25/10/1943
   Autograph
1 25 Fourteen men. No date
   64 leaves of poetry, typescript with autograph. Press cuttings.
1 26 Nostalgia for beauty. 1p. No date
   Holograph ms.