MS 1946

Papers of C.S. (Charles Studdy) Daley (1887-1966)



Scope and Content Note

Creator: Daley, C.S. (Charles Studdy), 1887-1966

Title: Papers

Date range: 1878-1966

Reference number: MS 1946

Extent: 10.24m. (64 boxes) + 3 folio items

Administrative Information

Access: Available for reference

Provenance: The collection was donated to the Library by Mr G. Daley in 1967.

The papers are in four main sections :-

  1. Official and semi-official papers concerning the administration of Canberra 1913-52 covering the work of the Federal Capital Advisory Committee 1921-4, the Federal Capital Commission 1924-30, the period of the Civic Administrator 1930-32, and the Civil Administration Branch of the Department of the Interior 1932-52.
  2. Personal papers of Charles Studdy Daley including correspondence, writings, and papers relating to various societies and committees.
  3. Records of the Canberra Musical Society, 1928-54. Also includes minute books of the Society of Arts and Literature.
  4. Papers of Charles Daley, father of C.S. Daley, consisting mainly of galley proofs and manuscripts drafts and copies of his publications and addresses.

Related Material

A radio broadcast on the development of Canberra by C.S. Daley is held at MS 8310.

Separated Material

Some material from the Daley Papers is held by the Map Section and Pictorial Section of the Library (see series description for details).


Biographical Note

July 4 1887 Born in Melbourne

1905 Joined the Public Works Branch of Department of Home Affairs

1921-24 Secretary, Federal Capital Advisory Committee

1924-30 Secretary, Federal Capital Commission

1930-32 Civic Administrator, Federal Capital Territory Branch, Department of Home Affairs.

1930-32 Chairman, A.C.T. Advisory Council

1930-58 Member of Canberra University College

1932-52 Assistant Secretary, Department of Interior

1932-53 President, Canberra Musical Society

1939-52 Executive member, National Planning and Development Committee

1944-52 Chairman, A.C.T. Advisory Council

1951 Director of A.C.T. Jubilee Celebrations

1955-66 (?) Chairman of Committee on Cultural Development

1954-66 Member of A.C.T. Advisory Committee for the Australian Broadcasting Commission

1966 Died in Canberra

Charles Daley(1859-1947), father of Charles Studdy Daley, was both a schoolteacher and author.


Series List

A. Material dealing with the administration of Canberra Series

Title

1 Correspondence and other papers, 1913-52

2 Maps and plans

3 Committee on Cultural Development, 1955-66

4 Government reports

B. Personal papers

Series/ Title

5 Correspondence and other papers, 1899-1966

6 Diaries, 1916-65

7 Notes and writings

8 Press cuttings, 1911-66

9 Pamphlets and magazines

10 Photographs

11 Lantern slides and tapes

12 Miscellaneous

C. Records of the Canberra Musical Society, 1928-54

Series/Title

13 Correspondence, programs etc.

14 Photographs of celebrities

15 Minute books etc.

D. Records of the Society of Art and Literature

Series/Title

16 Minute books, 1927-38

E. Papers of Charles Daley (1859-1947)

Series/Title

17 Writings

18 Maps and plans of Victoria

19 Photographs

20 Miscellaneous


Series Description

Folder

A. Material dealing with the administration of Canberra

Series 1 Correspondence and other papers, 1913-52

This group consists of original files of the various consecutive administrative bodies of the A.C.T., which have been preserved intact, plus a large number of loose papers that have been arranged chronologically. The material covers all aspects of the administration of Canberra.

Folders 1-76

Series 2 Maps and plans

Maps and plans of Canberra.

Folder 77 (held in Pictorial Section).

Series 3 Committee on Cultural Development, 1955-66

Folders 78-90 Records of the Committee on Cultural Development

Series 4 Government reports

Includes minutes of Senate Select Committee on the Development of Canberra, 1955.

Folders 91-95

B. Personal Papers

Series 5 Correspondence and other papers, 1899-1966

Folder

96-135 Correspondence and other papers, including circulars, reports, bills and receipts, copies of addresses given by various people. The material arrived in the form of several separate bundles, plus a smaller quantity of loose papers, 1899-1966.

136 Applications for positions, 1916-30

137 Papers concerning chartered Institute of Secretaries, 1926-35

138-141 Papers concerning Daley’s overseas trip, 1953

142 Correspondence re payment for concert reviews, 1960-64

143 Papers re Committee on Fluoridation

144-155 Papers relating to various Canberra societies, namely Arts Council, Y.M.C.A., Rotary, Orchestral Society, Chamber Music Society, Classical Association, Historical Society, Eisteddfod Society, Boy Scouts, Dante Alighieri Society, Society Arts and Literature, 1951 Federal Congress on Regional and Town Planning.

156-165 Papers relating to Canberra Day celebrations, 1959-65

166-181 Papers relating to ANZAAS meetings, 1911, 1935, 1939, 1949, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1965

182-194 Papers relating to the Australian Broadcasting Commission Advisory Committee, 1955-66

Series 6 Diaries, 1916-65

Desk and pocket diaries, 1916-65 (with gaps).

Folder 195.

Series 7 Notes and writings

Folder

196-207 (i) Development of Canberra

208-212 (ii) Concert reviews

213-215 (iii) Music

216 (iv) Church services

217 (v) Poems and limericks

218-219 (vi) Miscellaneous (not all written by Daley)

Series 8 Press cuttings, 1911-66

Folders 220-243

Series 9 Pamphlets and magazines

Folder

244-246 (i) Architecture and town planning

247 (ii) Travel guides

248-251 (iii) Programs

252-258 (iv) Others

Series 10 Photographs

Folders 259-267 (held in Pictorial Section)

Series 11 Lantern slides and tapes

Lantern slides, negatives, and tapes (8 small boxes)

Folders 268-275 (held in Pictorial Section)

Series 12 Miscellaneous

Folder

276-281 Invitations, 1922-66

282-284 Certificates

285 Name cards

286 Other cards

287 Correspondence, Canberra Women’s Hockey Association, 1946

288 Collection of envelopes addressed to Lord Mayor of Canberra

289 Cheque book and savings bank book

290 Reproductions of drawings of various buildings (held in Pictorial Section)

291, 293 Miscellaneous papers (empty folders etc.)

291 1 pencil sketch (held in Pictorial Section)

C. Records of Canberra Musical Society, 1928-54

Series 13 Correspondence, programs and other papers, 1928-54

This group consists of original bundles and loose papers divided into years.

Folders 294-417

Series 14 Photographs of celebrities

Folder 418 (held in Pictorial Section)

Series 15 Minute books etc

Folder

419 Minute books, 1928-46

420 Cash books, 1937-48

421 Members books, 1937-47

422 Copies of constitution

D. Records of the Society of Arts and Literature

Series 16 Minute books, 1927-38

Folders 423-4. Also minute book of Dramatic Section, 1929

E. Papers of Charles Daley (1859-1947)

Series 17 Writings

Folder

425-435 Drafts for The story of Gippsland

436-439 Drafts for ‘Victoria: the first century’

440 Draft for biography of Ferdinand Von Mueller

441-442 Draft for biography of W. W. Froggard

443 Writings on Shakespeare

444 Radio broadcasts, 1929-30

445-464 Miscellaneous prose writings

465 Prose writings by other authors

466-470 Poems

Series 18 Maps and plans mainly of Victoria

Folder 471 (held in Map Section)

Series 19 Photographs

Held in Pictorial Section

Folder

472 (i) relating to The story of Gippsland

473-477 (ii) others

Series 20 Miscellaneous

Folder

478 Postcards (some correspondence included)

479-486 Correspondence 1878-1947

487 Legal and other documents

488 Papers concerning 1914 meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

489 Material concerning the opening of the Federal Parliament in Canberra, 1927

490 Material relating to Shakespearian societies

491 Miscellaneous pamphlets

492-493 Certificates

494-495 Drawings and diagrams executed by Daley
Held in Pictorial Section

496-497 Reproductions of drawings and paintings
Held in Pictorial Section

498 Newspaper cuttings

499 Women’s Evangelical Guild report, 1911 (Melbourne)

500 Miscellaneous tickets, cards

501 Miscellaneous programs, notes

502 Scrap book

503 Autograph book

504 Birthday book

505-506 Various wood samples
(held in Pictorial Section)

507 1 small box of badges
(held in Pictorial Section)

508 1 small box of miscellaneous items
(held in Pictorial Section)

Box
Series
Folders
1
1
1-12
2
1
13-21
3
1
22-31
4
1
32-39
5
1
40-49
6
1
50-59
7
1
60-69
8
1
70-76
9
3
78-90
10
4
91
11
4
92
12
4
93
13
4
94
14
4
95
15
5
96-110
16
5
111-125
17
5
126-135
18
5
136-143
19
5
144-155
20
5
156-165
21
5
166-173
22
5
174-181
23
5
182-194
24
6
195
25
7
196-205
26
7
206-210
27
7
211-212
28
7
213-217
29
7, 8
218-228
30
8
229-243
31
9
244
32
9
246-247
33
9
248-251
34
9
252-257
35
9
258
36
12
276-286
37
12

287-291
(note 290-292 missing)

38
13
294-298
39
13
299-303
40
13
304-309
41
13
310-312
42
13
313-315
43
13
316-320
44
13
321-325
45
13
326-328
46
13
329-335
47
13
336-400
48
13
401-407
49
13
408-411
50
13
412-416
51
13, 15
417-419
52
15
420-422
53
16
423-424
54
17
425-428
55
17
429-435
56
17
436-442
57
17
443-451
58
17
452-457
59
17
458-465
60
17
466-472
61
20
478-489
62
20
490-491
63
20
492-493
64
20
498-504

 

1968