MS 1945
Papers of Frank Dalby Davison



Summary

Creator: Davison, Frank Dalby, 1893-1970

Title: Papers of Frank Dalby Davison

Date range: 1859-1970

Reference number: MS 1945

Extent: 2m (13 boxes) + 1 folio item


Administrative Information

Access

Available for reference.

Provenance

The papers were donated to the Library by Davison in 1962. Two small additions were received in 1988 and 1994.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence with Davison’s mother and family, and letters from literary figures including Nettie and Vance Palmer, Kylie Tennant, Henry Handel Richardson, Walter Murdoch, Patrick White, Tom Inglis Moore, Marjorie Barnard, R. D. FitzGerald, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Xavier Herbert and others. The papers also include typescript drafts of some of his novels and some published novels inscribed to Davison from the authors. There is also an ABC television interview transcript with Davison conducted by Owen Webster and the unedited working script of an interview with Davison recorded in 1969, the text of a talk on Christopher Brennan by Hilary Lofting, war service documents, and Davison family photographs.

Organisation

The papers were organised into four series by Library staff.

Related Material

Other Davison Papers are held at MS 764 and MS 8825. Related material is held in the Owen Webster Papers at MS 4805; the Pixie O'Harris letters at MS 4805; the Kay Davison Papers at MS 5183.


Biographical Note

Frank Dalby Davison was born Frederick Douglas Davison in Hawthorn, Melbourne, on 23 June 1893. He was educated at Caulfield State School, leaving at the age of 12 to be a farm labourer. After 1909 Davison travelled in the United States, Canada and the West Indies. He served with the British Army in France during World War I and in 1915 married Agnes (Kay) Ede, by whom he had one son and one daughter.

In 1919 Davison returned to Australia and took up a selection on a soldier settlement farm near Injune, Queensland. The farm failed, and in 1923 Davison moved to Sydney where he worked in real estate and as an advertising manager for his father’s magazine, the Australian.

During the depression, Davison began writing full time, winning the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal for his novel Man-shy in 1931. His concern at the destruction of the Australian natural environment led to his stories Blue coast caravan (1935), ‘The wasteland’ (1935), and Children of the dark people (1936). Davison was awarded a Commonwealth Literary Fund Fellowship in 1939-1940.

Davison made political commentary through his writings "to reveal the Australian situation and to promote liberal democratic values." He saw literature as a means by which people might be helped to know themselves and their society as a necessary prelude to reform. He was active in the Fellowship of Australian Writers and formed a close working relationship with Marjorie Barnard and Flora Eldershaw. In 1938 he was appointed M.B.E. for his services to literature.

In 1944, Davison’s marriage was dissolved and he married Edna Marie McNab. The couple bought a farm ‘Folding Hills’ at Arthur’s Creek (Victoria) where he wrote his last major work, The white thorntree (1968).

Davison died in Melbourne on 24 May 1970.

References

Who’s who in Australia, 1968

The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2nd edition), 1994

Monash biographical dictionary of 20th century Australia 1994

Australian dictionary of biography vol. 13


Series Description

Series 1 Correspondence, 1859-1970

The series contains letters from Frank Dalby Davison to his mother comprising some 192 letters, 1945-1951. The letters are mainly of a domestic nature but also contain vivid descriptions of surroundings and people and of his social life in Melbourne, and later at Folding Hills, including meetings with Vance and Nettie Palmer, Flora Eldershaw, Ian Mair, Leonard Mann, Dal Stivens, Noel Counihan, Jossel Bergner and Vic O’Connor.

Other family correspondence includes letters by Edna Marie (wife of Davison) to his mother c. 1948; a letter to Davison from Doris Lister and Peter Davison ; letters to his daughter Doris and twenty-three letters to him from his mother being, in part, replies to his letters mentioned above.

The series also includes general correspondence, comprising 429 letters from 110 correspondents over the period 1925-1962, principally relating to literary matters. There are also congratulatory letters on Davison’s published works and correspondence on the Sydney 150th Anniversary competition.

Personal friends, publishers and fellow Australian authors are among the correspondents who include Nettie Palmer (51 letters), Vance Palmer (41 letters), Kylie Tennant, Henry Handel Richardson, Walter Murdoch, Patrick White, Dal Stivens, Hal Porter, Tom Inglis Moore (13 letters), Ian Mudie, Miles Franklin, Xavier Herbert, Eleanor Dark, Marjorie Barnard, Gavin Casey, Hans Heysen and Elioth Gruener.

Also included is the text of a talk on Christopher Brennan by Hilary Lofting.

Folders

1-9 Correspondence, 1925-1959

10-20 Correspondence, 1960-1970

21 Undated correspondence

22 Correspondence, 1859-1889

23 Letters from Marjorie Barnard

24-26 Correspondence with Doris Mary

Series 2 Writings

Writings by Frank Dalby Davison including typescript drafts of books, and drafts and cuttings of stories and non-fiction articles.

Folders

1-5, 5a Final drafts of The white thorntree

6-17 Second draft The white thorntree

18-25 First draft The white thorntree

26-30 Drafts of part Book 3 (The white thorntree) (see also folders 35-38)

31 First draft Dusty

32 First draft Man-shy

33 ‘Crown lands ranger’

‘The intelligent pig’

‘Something wrong’

‘Flooring boards’

‘Something wrong’, 1933

‘Road to yesterday’

Unidentified draft

34 Poem by Chris Cordner

One act play ‘When she came back’

Non Fiction:

‘Henry Lawson country’

‘This little pig stayed home: a documentary and critical study of absenteeism among workers in Australian war industries’

‘Still waters of the west’, 1940 (2 xerox copies)

‘Snapshots’

35-38 Typescript of ‘Land of blue horses’, 1962, intended by Davison to be the first volume of The white thorntree (added 27 May 1988)

Series 3 Miscellaneous papers

Folders

1.Transcript of ABC Outside Broadcast television interview with Frank Dalby Davison conducted by Owen Webster (4 copies)

5 Dinner to honour Frank Dalby Davison on 12th November 1968 on the publication of his novel The white thorntree (includes speeches by Davison, Professor A. G. Austin, Ian Turner and A.A. Phillips)

6 War service documents – xerox copies and ‘Sword and Saddle’ (typescript)

7 Stella Bowen material and other papers

8 Diary by an unknown author annotated “Trip to England in the Bisley team by R.M.S. Rome”, May-Sept. 1898. Includes shooting scores, and references to family and articles submitted to The Age.

9 Davison family photographs:

Item

1 Tom Davison (married to Jane Brown)

2-3 Two of Jane (Brown) Davison: one as a girl of sixteen and the other as an old woman

4 Jane’s father, Frederick Brown. (Also father to Uncle Fred from America and Anne

5 Ann Brown, sister to Jane

6 Fred Davison (son of Tom and Jane) with two of his three sisters outside their home in Bernard Lane, Bendigo

7 John Watterson (father of Amelia Davison – Frank’s mother)

7a-8 Amelia Davison (Millie) shortly before her death and the other as a girl of twenty

9 Fred Davison at about fifty

10 Doris Davison (sister to Frank)

11 Frank Davison as a soldier in Belgium

12 Frank Davison with his sister Dulcie (as children)

13 Frank Davison aged three

14 Frank Davison as baby in pram with his first dog

15-17 Three of Frank Davison with horses

18 A woman riding a white horse. (profile)

19 Five women and a baby. (Inscribed ‘Bush fillies’ by Davison)

20 A group of men and women. The settlers.

21 A section of cotton crop

10 Original poster for a lecture by Davison at the Pakies Club, 1937 (folio) (added 24 October 1994)

Series 4 Books

Books collected by Davison.

Item

1 Australian writers speak

2 Marjorie Barnard – Macquarie’s world

3 M. Barnard Eldershaw – The life and times of Captain John Piper

4 M. Barnard Eldershaw – Phillip of Australia

5 M. Barnard Eldershaw – Essays in Australia fiction

6 Herbert Basedow – Knights of the boomerang

7 Herbert Basedow – The Australian Aboriginal

8 Barbara Baynton – Bush studies

9 C. E. W. Bean – Anzac to Amiens

10 C. E. W. Bean – The ‘Dreadnought’ of the Darling

11 C. E. W. Bean – On the wool track

12 Stella Bowen – Drawn from life

13 Gavin S. Casey – It’s harder for girls

14 Peter Cowan – Drift

15 Dymphna Cusack – Jungfrau

16 Sydney de Loghe – The straits impregnable

17 Mary and Elizabeth Durack – All-about

18 Miles Franklin – All that swagger

19 Miles Franklin: a tribute

20 Robert D. FitzGerald – Moonlight acre

21 Brian Fitzpatrick – The Australian people, 1788-1945

22 A. P. Elkin – The Australian Aborigines

23 Mary Gilmore – Old days, old ways

24 Frank Hardy – Power without glory

25 Xavier Herbert – Capricornia

26 Eve Langley – The pea-pickers

27 Charles Kingsford-Smith – Story of “Southern Cross” trans Pacific flight 1928

28 D. H. Lawrence and M. L. Skinner – The boy in the bush

29 Henry Lawson – On the track : and Over the sliprails

30 Henry Lawson – The country I come from

31 Henry Lawson – Joe Wilson and his mates

32 J.T. Lang – The great Australian bust

33 Frederick T. Macartney – Australian literary essays

34 Frederick T. Macartney – Furnley Maurice

35 Hugh McCrae – Story-book only

36 Hugh McCrae – Colombine

37 Leonard Mann – Flesh in armour

38 Alan Marshall – These are my people

39 Martin Mills (Martin Boyd) – The Montforts

40 William Moore and T. Inglis Moore (eds) – Best Australian one-act plays

41 John Shaw Neilson – Collected poems

42 Nettie Palmer – Talking it over

43 Nettie Palmer – Fourteen years

44 Vance Palmer – The world of men

45 Vance Palmer – The black horse

46 Vance Palmer – Louis Esson and the Australian theatre

47 Lloyd Ross – William Lane and the Australian Labor movement

48 Steele Rudd – On our selection

49 P.R. Stephensen – The foundations of culture in Australia

50 Sydney Tomholt – Bleak dawn and other plays

51 Price Warung – Tales of the early Australian days

52 Henry Handel Richardson – Ultima thule

53 Henry Handel Richardson – The way home


NAME INDEX CORRESPONDENCE

All letters in the collection have been name-indexed. The number before the solidus (/) refers to the series while the number after the solidus refers to the item itself. Underlining indicates authorship and non-underlining receipt of a letter. Since the majority of the letters were written to Davison, they are indexed only under the name of the author and not under that of Davison.

ADAMSON, Bartlett 1/99 , 1/115:53
ANDERSON, Donald 1/1931-2
ANDERSON, Hugh 1/1358
ANDREN, R.R. 1/2420-2
ARMFIELD, Joan 1/2539-40
ARMSTRONG, David Prof 1/1441, 1/1494, 1/1520, 1/2089, 1/2217, 1/2259-60, 1/2468
ARNOLD, Victor 1/115:87
ASHTON, George 1/192
AUROUSSEAU, Marcel 1/68
AUSTIN, Albert G. Prof 1/1297-8, 1/1429, 1/2334
BADGER, Colin 1/1677, 1/1684
BAKER, Kate 1/72, 1/115:92, 1/220
BALL, Katherine 1/2507
BARACCHI, Betty 1/203, 1/1821, 1/2777
BARNARD, Marjorie 1/63, 1/74-5, 1/86, 1/115-115A-C, 1/115:94, 1/2431, 1/2570-1
BARNES, John Prof 1/1311-2, 1/1321-2, 1/1816, 1/1839-40, 1/1860, 1/2054, 1/2127-8, 1/2139, 1/2140, 1/2152, 1/2171, 1/2411
BARRETT, Margaret 1/2484
BARRY, Sir John Vincent 1/1281, 1/1289, 1/1295, 1/1305, 1/1324, 1/1373, 1/1375, 1/1497, 1/1534, 1/1539-40, 1/1556-9, 1/1573, 1/1586, 1/1595-601, 1/1604, 1/1605, 1/1616, 1/1724, 1/1805, 1/1810, 1/2230
BARTON, Hilton 1/170-2, 1/176-8, 1/195-6, 1/198-200, 1/204-5, 1/206-8, 1/209-10, 1/211, 1/216, 1/1257-8, 1259-60, 1/1262
BARTHOLOMEW, E.E 1/1049, 1/1050
BECHERVAISE, John 1/2262
BEDFORD, Ruth M. 1/14
BENJAMIN, Betty 1/2427
BIRD, Nancy 1/1500
BIRTLES, B. 1/115:57-60
BLAINEY, Ann 1/2569
BLAINEY, Geoffrey N. Prof. 1/2398
BLAIR, Jim 1/1702
BLACKMAN, Lance 1/2517
BLAKELEY, Fred 1/115:29, 1/115:31, 1/115:43, 1/115:45, 1/115:51-2, 1/115:54-5, 1/115:56, 1/115:68
BOTSMAN, Peter B. 1/2273
BOWEN, Mollie 1/2053
BRADLEY, John 1/2527
BRADY, E.J. 1/83-4
BRAND, Mona 1/2514
BRIGHT-HOLMES, John 1/2129
BROOKMAN, Suzanne 1/1542, 1/1543-6, 1/1982-4, 1/993-6, 1/2012-6, 1/2038A-E, 1/2038 F-K, 1/2047-51, 1/2063-5, 1/2074-5, 1/2078-80, 1/2081-4, 1/2211-4, 1/2231-2, 1/2285, 1/2305-7
BUNNY, Dean 1/1470, 1/1471, 1/1472, 1/2491
BUNNY, Rupert 1/115:63
BURNS, Robert 1/1425
CASEY, Gavin 1/912
CHISHOLM, G. 1/2035
CHRAMBACH, F. C. 1/115:93
CHRISTESEN, Clement B. 1/875, 1/1240-1, 1/1244, 1/1245-7, 1/1248-9, 1/1250, 1/1251, 1/1264, 1/1337, 1/1763, 1/1769, 1/1772, 1/1836, 1/1841, 1/1842-3, 1/2146, 1/2149-50, 1/2155, 1/2215-6, 1/2401
CHRISTESEN, Nina 1/2573
CLARK, Dorothy 1/1487-8, 1652
CLARK, Robert 1/1293-4, 1/1301, 1/1309-10, 1/1332-4, 1/1336, 1/1344-5, 1/1346-8, 1/1349-50, 1/1353-4, 1/1/1359-60, 1/1361-2, 1/1363-4, 1/1369, 1/1385, 1/1388, 1/1399-401, 1/1403, 1/1404-5, 1/419-23, 1/1432-4, 1/1442-5, 1/1449-53, 1/1463, 1/1476-9, 1/1483-5, 1535-8, 1/1565-8, 1/1580-1, 1/1591-2, 1/1617-9, 1/1645-6, 1/1649, 1/1671-5, 1/1736-40, 1/1764, 1/1777-80, 1/1846-9, 1/1863-4, 1/1869-72, 1/1893-6, 1/1904-7, 1/1921, 1/1922-3, 1/1937-9, 1/1971-2, 1/1976-8, 1/200-3, 1/2022-6, 1/2096-100, 1/2156-8, 1/2179-81, 1/2218, 1/2222-5, 1/2235-8, 1/2250, 1/2263-4, 1/2297-301, 1/2438-40, 1/2572
CLARK, Stephen 1/1999, 1/2092, 1/2101, 1/2137-8, 1/2162, 1/2184-5, 1/2251, 1/2482-3
COLLINGS, Geoffrey 1/1662-3
CORDNER, Christopher 1/2356, 1/2521
CORDNER, Jenny 1/2506
COUNIHAN, Noel 1/119, 1/2557
COUSINS, W. G. 1/55, 1/77, 1/80, 1/215, 1/217
COWAN, Peter 1/1370, 1/1789, 1/2289, 1/2290, 1/2415, 1/2416, 1/2558
CRANEY, Colvin 1/1968
CRANEY, Doreen 1/1969
CROSS, Zora 1/79, 1/85, 1/91
CROWLEY, Desmond Dr 1/1381, 1/1495, 1/1533, 1/1551, 1/1555, 1/1594
CUGLEY, Bob 1/2114A, 1/2114B, 1/2304, 1/2313, 1/2332, 1/2355
CUMMING, J 1/239, 1/244-8, 1/249-55, 1/259-65, 1/266-7
CUMMINGS, W.R. 1/2319
CURLEWIS, Ethel 1/100, 1/101, 1/102 see Turner Ethel
CUSACK, Dymphna 1/115Q, 1/115:39, 1/115:44, 1/115 :73-4, 1/118-9, 1/1630, 1/1815, 1/2186, 1/2188-96, 1/2197, 1/2574, 1/2575-6
DALE, Frank 1/2457
DALE, John 1/2577
DALLEY, Clair 1/2578
DALLEY, John 1/10, 1/12, 1/13, 1/39
DARK, Eleanor 1/127
DAVIES, Shirley 1/2314, 1/2317
DAVIS, Beatrice 1/191A, 1/221, 1/1221, 1/270-1, 1/1272, 1/1299, 1/1308, 1/1343, 1/1365-6, 1/1367, 1/1386, 1/1427, 1/1428, 1/1430, 1/1456, 1/1457-8, 1/1501, 1/1507, 1/1508, 1/1509, 1/1510, 1/1588, 1/1606, 1/1624, 1/1626, 1/1643, 1/1653, 1/1655, 1/1657-8, 1/1662-3, 1/1667-8, 1/1685, 1/1694, 1/1708, 1709-10, 1/1715-6, 1/1741, 1/1761, 1/1773, 1/1774, 1/1796, 1/1831, 1/1838, 1/1861, 1/1883, 1/1890, 1/1918, 1/1920, 1/1926, 1/1934, 1/1947, 1/1958-9, 1/1960, 1/1973, 1/1974, 1/1979, 1/1986, 1/1987, 1/2008, 1/2017, 1/2020, 1/2021, 1/2034, 1/2059, 1/2060, 1/2067, 1/2068, 1/2112, 1/2117, 1/2119, 1/2120, 1/2124, 1/2141, 1/2173, 1/2198, 1/2229, 1/2249, 1/2275, 1/2283, 1/2308-9, 1/2472
DAVISON, Amelia 1/271-2, 1/274-5, 1/276, 1/277-80, 1/281-3, 1/291-2, 1/293-5, 1/296-8, 1/301-2, 1/303-6, 1/308-10, 1/311-14, 1/315-7, 1/318, 1/319-22, 1/323-26, 1/327-30, 1/331-34, 1/335-7, 1/338-41, 1/342-5, 1/346-7, 1/348, 1/349-52, 1/353-6, 1/358-61, 1/362, 1/363, 1/364-5, 1/366-9, 1/369A-D, 1/370-3, 1/374-7, 1/378-81, 1/382-5, 1/392-5, 1/396-9, 1/400-3, 1/408-12, 1/413-5, 1/416-9, 1/420-23, 1/424-7, 1/428-32, 1/433-7, 1/438-42, 1/443-52, 1/458-61, 1/462-5, 1/466-9, 1/474-7, 1/478-80, 1/481-5, 1/486-91, 1/492-4, 1/495-8, 1/499-502, 1/503-7, 1/508-10, 1/511-13, 1/514-8, 1/519-20, 1/521-7, 1/528-32, 1/533-7, 1/538-40, 1/541-4, 1/545-9, 1/550-3, 1/554-8, 1/559-62, 1/563-8, 1/569-71, 1/573-7, 1/578-81, 1/582-7, 1/588, 1/589-93, 1/595-601, 1/602-4, 1/605-7, 1/609-10, 1/611-14, 1/616-9, 1/620-5, 1/626-32, 1/633-9, 1/642-6, 1/648-50, 1/651-7, 1/658-63, 1/664-8, 1/669-74, 1/675-80, 1/682-7, 1/688, 1/691-4, 1/695-700, 1/701-5, 1/706-11, 1/712-3, 1/714-8, 1/719-23, 1/724-8, 1/729-30, 1/731-36, 1/737-9, 1/740, 1/742-5, 1/746-9, 1/750-2, 1/753-5, 1/756-60, 1/761-6, 1/767-70, 1/771-3, 1/774-7, 1/778-9, 1/780-6, 1/787-8, 1/790-3, 1/794-8, 1/800-5, 1/806-12, 1/813-5, 1/817-9, 1/820-3, 1/837-8, 1/840-6, 1/848-9, 1/850-2, 1/853-8, 1/859-62, 1/863-7, 1/1/868-74, 1/876-8, 1/879, 1/880, 1/886-9, 1/890-5, 1/896-8, 1/899-902, 1/903-5, 1/906-8, 1/909-11, 1/913-5, 1/917-9, 1/920-2, 1/923-5, 1/926-8, 1/929-30, 1/931-2, 1/933-5, 1/936-8, 1/939-41, 1/942-3, 1/944-6, 1/947, 1/948-50, 1/951-3, 1/954, 1/955-7, 1/958-9, 1/196-3, 1/964-7, 1/968-71, 1/972-5, 1/976-9, 1/980-3, 1/984-6, 1/987-8, 1/989-90, 1/991-6, 1/997, 1/998-100, 1/1001-4, 1/1005-8, 1/1009-12, 1/1013-16, 1/1017-20, 1/1021-25, 1/1026-30, 1031-5, 1/1036-9, 1040-3, 1/1044, 1/1052-7, 1068-71, 1/1072-5, 1/1076-9, 1/1080-3, 1/1084-7, 1/1088-9, 1/1090, 1/1091-2, 1/1093-4, 1/1095-8, 1/1099-101, 1/1102-5, 1/1106-10, 1/1122, 1/1123-4, 1/1125-6, 1/1127-9, 1/1130-3, 1/1133-5, 1/1146-9, 1/1166-9, 1/1170-4, 1/2579
DAVISON, Edna Marie 1/240, 1/470, 1/1064-7, 1/1140-2, 1/1218, 1/1222-4, 1/1323, 1/1981, 1/2346, 1/2449, 1/2453, 1/2455, 1/2456, 1/2457, 1/2458, 1/2459, 1/2460, 1/2462, 1/2463, 1/2464, 1/2465, 1/2466-7, 1/2468, 1/2469, 1/2470, 1/2471, 1/2472, 1/2473, 1/2474, 1/2475, 1/2476, 1/2477, 1/2478, 1/2479, 1/2480, 1/2481, 1/2482-3, 1/2484-5, 1/2486, 1/2487, 1/2489, 1/2490, 1/2491, 1/2492, 1/2493, 1/2494, 1/2495, 1/2496-8, 1/2499, 1/2500, 1/2501, 1/2502-4, 1/2505, 1/2506, 1/2507, 1/2508, 1/2509, 1/2510, 1/2511, 1/2512, 1/2513, 1/2514, 1/2515, 1/2516, 1/2517, 1/2518, 1/2519, 1/2520, 1/2521, 1/2522-3, 1/2524, 1/2526, 1/2527, 1/2528, 1/2529, 1/2531-2, 1/2533-6, 1/2537-8, 1/2541-4, 1/2545, 1/2546, 1/2547-8, 1/2549-50, 1/2551, 1/2552, 1/2553, 1/2554, 1/2555, 1/2556, 1/2557, 1/2558, 1/2559, 1/2560-1, 1/2562, 1/2563, 1/2564, 1/2565-8, 1/2569, 1/2704, 1/2723, 1/2724, 1/2731, 1/2733, 1/2752, 1/2774
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DOYLE, D.A 1/2450
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DUNCAN, Catherine 1/189
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DUTTON, Ninette 1/1575-6, 1/2592-4
EATON George B. 1/76, 1/2702
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ELLIS, M.H. 1/115:42, 1/115:75
ESSON, Hilda 1/115:71-2, 1/240, 1/241A, 1/2607-8, 1/2609, 1/2610-13
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FANNING, Pauline 1/2172, 1/2174, 1/2274, 1/2276, 1/2282, 1/2325, 1/2393, 1/2526
FARWELL, George 1/1473
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GRANT, Joan E. 1/1845
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GRAY, John S. 1/1509
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PORTER, Hal 1/1589-90, 1/1698-9, 1/1806-7, 1/2244
PREECE, John L. 1/23-25, 1/32-35, 1/40-42
PRICE, Doris Mary 1/190-1, 1/218, 1/307, 1/470, 1/471, 1/828-30, 1/1054-6, 1/1057-9, 1/1060-2, 1/1120-1, 1/1132, 1/1136, 1/1137-9, 1/1140-2, 1/1150-1, 1/1152-4, 1/1158-60, 1/1161-3, 1/1164-5, 1/1175-7, 1/1183-5, 1/1186-9, 1/1194-7, 1/1/1201-5, 1/1207-9, 1/1215-6, 1/1227, 1/1228-9, 1/1253-6, 1/1265-8, 1/1273-5, 1/1276-7, 1/1290-2, 1/1313-6, 1/1326-8, 1/1340-2, 1/1372, 1/1412, 1/1413, 1/1440, 1/1454-5, 1/1498-9, 1/1620-1, 1/1632, 1/1636, 1/1647-8, 1/1659-60, 1/1680-2, 1/1691-2, 1/1742-4, 1/1756-7, 1/1758, 1/1762, 1/1787-8, 1/1797-9, 1/1828-9, 1/1948-50, 1/1951-3, 1/1957, 1/1975, 1/1981, 1/2093-4, 1/2126, 1/2165-6, 1/2167A, 1/2168, 1/2183, 1/2199-202, 1/2203, 1/2227, 1/2228, 1/2335, 1/2341, 1/2346, 1/2381, 1/2541-4
PRICHARD, Katharine Susannah 1/115:35-6
PROVIS, D.W. 1/2436
PRYOR, Lances A. 1/2511
PUSH, Marlene 1/1900-3, 1/2360-1, 1/2565-8, 1/2738, 1/2739-45
REES, Coralie Clark 1/1404-7, 1/2537-8, 1/2746, 1/2747, 1/2748, 1/2749-51, 1/2752
REES, Leslie Clark 1/1307, 1/1941, 1/2533-6, 1/2753, 1/2754, 1/2755, 1/2756, 1/2757
REID, Ian W. 1/2169-70, 1/2175-6
REYNOLDS, Paul R. 1/215
RIBUSCH, Dolia 1/884, 1/2758-9
RIBUSCH, Rosa 1/2456-7
RICHARDSON, Henry Handel 1/115:27
ROBERTSON, Connie 1/2760
ROBERTSON, Majorie 1/219
RODERICK, Colin 1/1230, 1/1390-1, 1/1395-6, 1/1398, 1/1402, 1/1408-9, 1/1446, 1/1482, 1/1496, 1/1502-3, 1/1548-9, 1/1560, 1/1563, 1/1577-8, 1/1610-11, 1/614-5, 1/1640, 1/1644, 1/1654, 1/1684, 1/1695, 1/1703-4, 1/1790, 1/1886-8, 1/1892, 1/1898, 1/1916, 1/1924-5, 1/2351, 1/2378-9
ROSS, Roslyn 1/2326
ROSE, Innes 1/2125
RUHEN, Olaf 1/2612-3, 1/2462
RYAN, Peter 1/1666, 1/1728, 1/1729, 1/1730-1, 1/1751, 1/1752, 1/1785-6
SAYERS, Stuart 1/1791, 1/1818, 1/1819, 1/2009, 1/2011, 1/2018, 1/2019, 1/2038, 1/2144, 1/2147, 1/2239, 1/2429, 1/2430, 1/2564
SEMMENS, Kel 1/1669A, 1/2226A, 1/2277-8, 1/2423
SENBERGS, Jan 1/2455
SERLE, A. Geoffrey 1/2490
SHANAHAN, John 1/2114E
SHAW, Mollie Turner 1/2269A, 1/2333, 1/2377, 1/2494
SIMS, Annie 1/2554
SLESSOR, Kenneth 1/2066, 1/2242
SMART, Richard 1/2312, 1/2313, 1/2345, 1/2349, 1/2350, 1/2353, 1/2357, 1/2372, 1/2382, 1/2407-8, 1/2409, 1/2410, 1/2425, 1/2426, 1/2428, 1/2476
SMITH, Maurice Temple 1/2132
SMITH, Sydney Ure 1/115:89, 1/115:99
SMITH, Vivian B. 1/1980, 1/1988, 1/2039, 1/2052, 1/2324, 1/2406
STEPHENSEN, P.R. 1/43
STEWART, Douglas 1/1956
STIVENS, Dal 1/115:88, 1/2469, 1/2761, 1/2762
STUART, Dan 1/1464-5
STUART, Kathie 1/1867-8, 1/2347-8, 1/2545
SULLIVAN, G.E. 1/1306
SUMNER, John 1/2107, 1/2110-1, 1/2113, 1/2115, 1/2512, 1/2513, 1/2528, 1/2551, 1/2562
TENNANT, Kylie 1/1269, 1/2763
THIELE, Colin 1/1753
THOMAS, Kathleen Kyffin 1/2055-8, 1/2069-71, 1/2072-3, 1/2085-7, 1/2145
TIERNEY, John 1/2764-71
TOMHOLT, Sydney 1/1192-3, 1/1776, 1/1813-4, 1/2037, 1/2091, 1/2445, 1/2446, 1/2489, 1/2772
TURNER, Albert 1/2475
TURNER, Ethel 1/100, 1/101, 1/102
TURNER, Ian 1/2773
WATEN, Judah 1/1286, 1/1633, 1/1875, 1/1879, 1/1919
WATT, Nate 1/1642
WATWELL, Jan 1/2459
WEBSTER, Owen 1/2234-5, 1/2399-400, 1/2477, 1/2563
WHITE Harold L. (later Sir Harold) 1/115:2-3, 1/1827, 1/2177A, 1/2316, 1/2344
WHITE, Jim 1/2321-2, 1/2323, 1/2371
WHITE, Patrick 1/1282
WHITE, Derek 1/2774
WILKES, G. A. Prof 1/2284, 1/2291, 1/2294, 1/2295-6,
WILLS, Dulcie 1/1880-1, 1/2254-5
YOUNG, Arthur L. 1/2245-6, 1/2247-8, 1/2337-9, 1/2340, 1/2480
UNDENTIFIED 1/1720, 1/1835, 1/2161, 1/2454, 1/2461, 1/2479, 1/2481, 1/2502-4, 1/2546, 1/2776


Box List

Box Series Folder/piece
1 1 1-6a
2   7-15
3   16-26
4 2 1-5a
5   6-15
6   16-25
7   26-34
8 3 1-9
9 4 1-11
10   12-23
11   24-36
12   37-51
13   52-53
13 1 24-26 (closed)
13 2 35-38 (1988 addition)
September 2001
Last updated December 2002