MS 6141

Papers of Bert and Tim Bailey



Scope and Content Note

Papers

1831-1967

Size: 6.4 metres (38 boxes + 6 folios + 1 elephant folio)

Available for reference

See MS 6304 for material added on 29/7/80.

The papers were donated to the Library by Doreen (Tim) Bailey in 1979. An addition of 27 boxes and 9 folio items was received in 1985, following the death of Doreen Bailey.

The collection includes scripts of at least 80 plays, such as The Squatter’s daughter and The Man from outback, as well as loose, untitled pages of playscripts and notebooks. Bert Bailey is most famously associated with the theatrical and film versions of On our selection, Dad and Dave come to town and Dad Rudd M.P. which are well documented here by scripts, stage directions, loose scripts, press cuttings, photographs and legal documents. Also featured are theatre programmes, posters and acting editions of plays. Press cuttings, printed matter and photographs include numerous theatre personalities. Personal and family correspondence and memorabilia are also included, notably an extensive collection of draft stories written by Doreen Bailey.


Biographical Note

Albert Edward (Bert) Bailey was born in Auckland, New Zealand on 11 June, 1868. He was the second son of Christopher Bailey (farmer) and his wife Harriette Adelaide (née Colgan, later McCathie). In about 1879 his mother remarried, moved to Sydney and founded a large drapery store. Bert was educated at the Cleveland Street Public School, then worked as a telegram boy and at a skating rink before entering vaudeville as a tambourine player and singer. In 1889, he joined Edmund Duggan Theatrical Company as a comedian in 1900. In1902 he married one of the Company’s actresses, Ivy Isobel Gorrick, daughter of Albert Gorrick, solicitor of Newcastle and Cecilia (Hillcoat) Gorrick. Their only child Doreen Cecilia Bailey was born in November 1902.

Together Edmund Duggan and Bert Bailey wrote The Squatter’s Daughter, a melodrama first produced by William Anderson in 1907. In 1910 Bailey produced a film version, with Duggan playing the bushranger Ben Hall and Bert himself playing a "new chum". [A 1933 sound copy of this film is held at ScreenSound Australia].

The partnership of Duggan and Bailey lasted for many years and was extremely productive. The plays they wrote (sometimes using the combined pseudonym of Albert Edmunds) included The Man from Outback (1909) and The Native Born. Their most popular success On Our Selection, based on the stories of Arthur Hoey Davis (pseudonym Steele Rudd), was first produced in 1912 and starred Bert Bailey as Dad Rudd. The play was presented regularly on the Australian stage until the 1930s. In 1920, Bert Bailey took the play to the Lyric Theatre, London.

To produce On Our Selection in 1912, Bailey went into partnership with Julius Grant. Basing their company at Anderson’s ‘Kings Theatre’, Melbourne, they became one of the strongest entrepreneurial teams in Australian Theatre.

In 1921, Bailey produced Jefferson Wins Through and in 1922 The Sentimental Bloke, based on the poem by C.J. Dennis. Bert Bailey later took the part of Ginger Mick.

In 1932, Bailey co-directed – with Ken G. Hall – and starred in a film version of On Our Selection for Cinesound Studio, Sydney. During this period (on 24 September 1932), Ivy (Gorrick) Bailey died. Bert and his daughter Doreen (Tim) left Australia for a short time and toured China and Japan in late 1932 and early 1933. On Our Selection achieved record box-office success and three spin-offs followed. All starred Bert Bailey as Dad Rudd and Fred McDonald as Dave. These films were Grandad Rudd (1935), Dad and Dave Come to Town (1938) and Dad Rudd MP (1940).

In 1938 Bert and Doreen undertook a promotional tour of New Zealand with Dad and Dave Come to Town. Bert finally retired in 1940. His hobbies included sailing and bowls and he was a member of the Savage Club, Melbourne, Tattersalls and Rose Bay Bowling Club. While working, Bert Bailey’s home base was a flat in Darlinghurst in Sydney, and he also owned a country house ‘Kendal Grange’, Lake Macquarie. He died on 30 March 1953 and was cremated with Anglican rites.

Doreen Bailey (affectionately known as Weet, Weetie or Tim) was born on 13 November 1902 and educated at the Catholic Ladies’ College, East Melbourne and at the Church of England College, Baker Street, London, England. Tim Bailey spent the years (until Bert Bailey’s death in 1953) as her father’s close companion, travelling with him on tours with travelling plays, on location to film sets and on his overseas tours. She was a prolific writer.

On 8 May 1954 she married Roland Montrose McLean. Tim had several of her children’s stories published by the Sydney Morning Herald.

The Pictorial Section of the National Library of Australia holds other Bailey material. See also Edmund Duggan’s collection at MS 6304.


Series List

Series / Title

1 Play Scripts
2 On Our Selection
3 Programmes and souvenirs
4 Photographs
5 Press cuttings and printed matter
6 Miscellaneous - includes correspondence
7 Theatrical photographs
8 Personal photographs and postcards
9 Plans for specifications for a Villa in Stonycreek Rd, Pymble NSW.
10 Coronation memorabilia
11 Newspaper clippings
12 Congratulatory messages, 1920
13 Scripts
14 Notebooks
15 Miscellaneous writings
16 Diary and newsletters re Norman Wallis
17 Legal and business documents and correspondence of Bert and Tim Bailey
18 Family and personal correspondence
19 Magic
20 Music scores
21 Papers kept separately
22 Family memorabilia
23 Menus and invitations
24 Advertising pamphlets and cards
25 Calendars, 1927 and 1968
26 Theatre programmes
27 War related documents
28 Travel brochures
29 Miscellaneous papers
30 Creative writing – Tim Bailey
31 Draft story by Roland McLean
32 Sketches and paintings
33 Recipes, 1919-1955
34 Addresses
35 Diary of Doreen (Weet) Bailey, 1920
36 Miscellaneous printed material
37 Maps
38 Sound recordings
39 Miscellaneous objects

Series Description

Series 1 Play scripts

Folder

1 ‘Arkansas’ Typescript sent from America ‘Australia’ Typescript: New York
  ‘Back o’ the big scrub’ by Clarence Lee, Bulahdelah, N.S.W.
2 ‘Before the Gringoes came’ H.D. Cottrel, set around Balinas Bay Typescript: America
  ‘Ben my Chree’ Typed in London.
3-5 ‘Ben my Chree’ Play & parts & music parts. Oboe part has ‘Wilson Barrett’s Co’ written on cover in the same handwriting as the title.
6 ‘The Blue Grass king’ A romantic melodrama in five acts by Malcolm Stuart Taylor: America
  ‘Boss of Z Ranch’ Three Act Comedy Drama of Western life by Nelson Compston
  ‘Boy wanted’ Typescript: America
7 ‘The bush whackers’ Author unknown, set in Australia. Letter from Henry Fletcher to Bert Bailey in front cover
  ‘By Three Moon Creek’ Author unknown, scene: Central Queensland
8 ‘Cattle kin’ "Wallick’s Great American Drama"
  ‘Checkers’ Author unknown, set in America
  ‘Choice’ by "Telopea". Set in Australia. G.Wright C/- Wright and Apperly, 3 Spring St, Sydney (written inside cover)
9 ‘The convict and the girl’ Author unknown, set in America
  ‘The cowboy and the lady’ Author unknown, set in America
  ‘Dairy farm’ Author unknown, set in America
  ‘David Harum’ Author unknown, set in America
10 ‘Dr Bill’}
  ‘Dr Mclaren’} Set in ‘Grumpy’ (these are both parts not plays)
  ‘Daughter of Marcana’ Author unknown – not set in Australia
11 ‘Duncan McClure and the poor parson’ by Steele Rudd
12 ‘Fedora’ Act III only
  ‘The flying scud’ Part only
  ‘The fools revenge’ One scene only
  ‘From farm to factory’ by Ernest Lamson. Set in Arizona
13 ‘Gallipoli Bill’ by Arthur H. Adams
  ‘Playing the game’ Typescript : New York (Property of Allen Doone)
  ‘A gigantic liar’ by George Hoeg’. Typescript : New York
14 ‘The girl of his heart’ (missing?)
  ‘Go easy Mabel’ Parts only
15 ‘Go easy Mabel’ Parts only
16 ‘Go easy Mabel’ by Charles Goerge; set in New York
  ‘Grand Duchess’ Act II only; handwritten
17 ‘The great diamond robbery’ Typescript : New York – author unknown
  ‘The great John Ganton’ Set in Chicago – author unknown
  ‘Grumpy’ Parts only
18 ‘Hector Macdonald’ by J. Beresford, Fowler & Brooke Aldous
  ‘Homespun heart’ by Hal Reid. Set in America
  ‘The hookin ′o′ Sandy’ A Scottish comedy in three acts by T. Ross-Scott
  ‘House of a thousand candles’ Set in Indiana
19 ‘Jack and Jill’ Book by John Tiller; pantomime
  ‘The Jeffersons’ Parts only
  ‘Jefferson wins through’ by Vincent Rupert Douglas; The story of a Lancashire family
20 ‘Just a girl’ Set in Australia and England – Dramatisation by Charles Garvice from his book of the same name
21 ‘King and queen of gamblers’ by Owen Davis; typescript: New York – set in America
  ‘Knobs o’ Tennesee’} Authors unknown – both set in America ‘La Belle Maria’}
22 ‘The lady from Laramie’ or ‘The Cutest girl in town’ by Mark E. Swan Set in England
  ‘A lion’s heart’ Author unknown; set : France and New Caledonia
  ‘Little Alabama’ or ‘The girl slave’ – author unknown
  ‘Lord Chumley’ Author unknown; set in England
23 ‘The Little tenderfoot’ Four act comedy by Roy Foster – set in America
24 ‘Mahoney’s wedding’ Author unknown; set in America
  ‘Merchant of Venice’ Part only
  ‘Mrs McSweeney’ Parts only typescript : Sydney
  ‘Mrs Smith’ This is a part for David Garrick
25 ‘Mrs Webb’s waterhole’ by Clarence Lee, Maitland N.S.W.
  ‘My friend Jarlet’ Part only
  ‘O’Brien the contractor’ Author unknown: typescript : America
26 ‘The old farms’ Set in Australia
27 ‘Only a farmer’s daughter’ Comedy in five acts by Elliott Barnes; typescript : America
  ‘Other people’s money’ Author unknown; Set in Chicago
  ‘Our medical friend’ Part only
  ‘Playing the game’ Handwritten: set in new York: author unknown
28 ‘Plot and passion’ set in Chicago – author unknown
  ‘Posey from Poseyville’ Author unknown
  ‘The proposal’ handwritten; author known
  ‘A ragged hero’ Comedy-melodrama in four acts by Maurice J. Fielding
  ‘At risk of his life?’
29 ‘Smithy’ Screenplay by John Chandler and Alec Coppell based on an adaptation by Ken Hall and Max Afford. 1945 – Columbia Pictures
30 ‘Snobs and John’ or ‘John from Wollongong’ by Clarence Lee; Bourke N.S.W.
31 The squatter’s daughter by Bert Bailey & Edmund Duggan
  ‘A stranger in a strange land’ Set in England
  ‘Still waters run deep’ Incomplete
32 ‘The telegram’ Author unknown. Set in Australia
  ‘Tell it to me’ Not a play – seems to be a collection of "tall tales"
33 ‘That bloke Bert’ or ‘A bit of black velvet’ or ‘For the protection of bachelors’ by Clarence Lee, Bulahdelah N.S.W.
34 ‘Three of us’ } Author unknown, seems American ‘Uncle Josh’ }
‘What happened to Mary’ by Owen Davis
  Set in Delaware Bay Typescript: New York
35 ‘York State folks’ } Author unknown, seems American ‘A young wife’ }
36-42 Loose, untitled pages of playscripts & notebooks

Series 2 On Our Selection

43-54
and 1 folio bundle
Scripts, parts and stage directions, loose scripts, press cuttings and photographs.
Note: This script has been published. Edited by Helen Musa. Currency Press, 1984. National Library call number: N+ A822.3 B154ur

Series 3 Programmes and souvenirs

55-59 Many of Australia’s early theatres, and the actors who made them famous, are featured in souvenir programmes. Among these theatres are Her Majesty’s, the Theatre Royal, the Criterion, the Victoria and the Palace. Colourful posters advertise On our selection.
  Other momentoes include acting editions of plays performed by the Bert Bailey Dramatic Company.
  3 posters (1 x Lady of Lyons and 2 x On our selection) held in Map cabinet drawer 33.

Series 4 Photographs

60-64
and 1 folio bundle

There are several dozen photographs, mainly of Bert Bailey in his various character roles. Relatives and friends are included, particularly his daughter Doreen (Tim) Bailey. A number of Bailey’s co-stars are pictured in theatre costume.

Series 5 Press cuttings and printed matter

Folder 65-74
and 3 folio bundles

One volume contains issues of theatrical magazines with articles about Bert Bailey and his contemporaries. An issue of The Bulletin is dated November 30, 1895.
Issues of magazines and newspapers span Bailey’s theatrical career. Cuttings include articles about numerous Bailey productions as well as those of other companies.

Series 6 Miscellaneous

Folder 75 +

Correspondence, prescriptions, recipes, music scores, maps,

1 folio bundle

sketches and caricatures.

Added 29 July 1980

4 folders, 1 folio. This material has been placed in a new collection, MS 6304. Contains Souvenir programs, photographs, playscripts for ‘The squatter’s daughter’, ‘The man from outback’, ‘My mate’, ‘A spirit of the bush’, folio -1 (torn) photograph, wigs

Series 7 Theatrical photographs

There are several hundred photographs in this series. The majority are of Bert Bailey and the casts of various productions of which he was a member. Many are taken in costumes. Also in the series are "stills" of the films On our selection (1932), Grandad Rudd (1935), Dad and Dave come to town (1938), Dad Rudd M.P. (1940) and individual photographs of Bert Bailey in costume. There are also photographs of colleagues in the theatre world and "behind the scenes" photographs "on location".

Bag

1

Album of photographs and newspaper clippings (1940) about Dad Rudd M.P. including a diary kept while on location (probably by Tim Bailey).

2

Individual photographs of Bert Bailey in various character poses.

3

Photographs of Bert Bailey and casts in various character poses.

4

Theatre audience

5

On location

6

Cinesound stills

7

Photograph of William Anderson of the William Anderson Theatre Company.

8

Bert Bailey and Julius Grant

Series 8 Personal photographs and postcards

This series comprises personal photographs of family and friends, including snapshots of pets, places and photographs taken while travelling. It also includes photographic postcards collected while travelling.

Bag

9 and 10

Commercially produced photographs for general distribution - some autographed.

11

Postcards and envelopes of travels – Australia, Ceylon (Sri-Lanka), China, Egypt, Great Britain, Hawaii, Hong Kong, New Zealand – some annotated.

12

Postcards of Japan – kept separately in a black wallet – from tour 1932 – 1933.

13

Family photograph album kept by Tim Bailey. Includes autographs.

14

Photograph album of tour of New Zealand in 1938 with Dad and Dave comes to town. Includes photographs of the Napier Earthquake of 1931.

15

Family photograph album kept by Tim Bailey 1918–22.

16

Photograph album – South-East Asia.

17

Photograph album – Kendal Grange, Lake Macquarie and individual photographs of Kendal Grange and Glen Ayr.

18

Photograph album – Lake Macquarie c.1900

19

Photograph album; boat trip – Asia

20

Family photograph album c.1925

21

Photographs from a brown envelope marked "Miss T.Bailey, ‘Neptuna’, develop and print 7 films"

22

Cinesound executive and visiting American, Adolph Zukor with Bert Bailey

23

Family photographs of Bert Bailey, Ivy Isobel (Gorrick) Bailey and Doreen Cecilia (Tim) Bailey.

24

Group photographs including either Bert Bailey and/or Tim Bailey (See also – Box 34: framed photograph of Bert Bailey and associates).

25

Personal photographs of Tim Bailey

26

Personal photographs of Bert Bailey

27

McCathie family photographs

(Folio run)

 

28

Photographs of Ivy Isobel (Gorrick) Bailey with various family members.

29

Photographs of Gorrick and Hillcoat family members

30

Miscellaneous family photographs

31

Negatives

32

Proofs

33-35

Photographs of people – unidentified

+ folio

 

36 + folio

Photographs of various places and ships, identified. (See also Box 34 – framed photograph of ‘Tim B’; panoramic photograph of Hong Kong and panoramic photograph [presumably of Sydney pre – 1932] – folio box 4)

37

Photographs (unannotated) of miscellaneous places, ships and pets (See also Box 34 – framed photograph – lady with cat, house)

38

Photograph of the headstone of the grave of Harriette Adelaide McCathie (formerly Bailey, née Colgan) – mother of Bert Bailey

Series 9

(Folio)

Plans and specifications for a villa in Stonycreek Road. Pymble, N.S.W., for Bert Bailey on behalf of Mrs McCathie

Series 10 Coronation memorabilia

Bag 39

1.Programme of the Coronation of King William IV and Queen Adelaide on 8 September 1831

 

2.Bells Weekly Messenger, 11 September 1831 covering the coronation, and the annotated wrapper which enclosed the newspaper in the mail.

Series 11 Newspaper clippings

Bag 40

Newspaper scrapbook, owned by Tim Bailey, includes clippings of her publications printed in newspapers.

Folder

76

Newspaper clippings

77

Newspaper clippings

78

Newspaper clippings of articles written by A.S. and T.J. Henry.

79

Biographical newspaper clippings, Bert Bailey and Edmund Duggan, 1930s and 1940s.

80

Sydney Morning Herald, 27 February 1973

81

Newspaper clippings kept separately in enclosed envelope.

82

Newspaper clippings from clipping service on Bert Bailey.

 

Also includes clippings on World War I, obituaries etc.

83

Sunday Times (Sydney) 29 May 1892

84

T.V. magazines 1971, 1972 with articles on Dad and Dave

Series 12 Congratulatory messages

Folder 85 Telegrams and letters of congratulation on the opening of On our selection at the Lyric Theatre, London, on 24 August 1920.

Series 13 Scripts

Folder

86

Scripts – On our selection and Our story

87

Scripts – Granddad Rudd

88

Scripts – Granddad Rudd, includes costume list

89

Scripts – Granddad Rudd

90

Scripts – Granddad Rudd

91

Script – Granddad Rudd includes shooting schedule and interiors.

92

Script – ‘The man from the outback’

93

Script – ‘Native born’

94

Photocopy of the original production script of On our selection by Bert Bailey and Edmund Duggan – copied at NIDA.

95

Script, shooting schedule and working progress schedule Dad Rudd M.P.

96

Script Dad and Dave come to town

97

Pantomine script ‘Sinbad the sailor’ also several pages of On our selection, ‘Cash’, ‘Dad & Carlton’, ‘Possessions’ by Neil F. Grant and other miscellaneous pages.

Note:

Other scripts are contained in Series 14 – Notebooks

Series 14 Notebooks

 

Writings of both Bert Bailey and Tim Bailey are contained in a series of 56 notebooks.

 

Script – ‘The piano pushers’ by Will Collinson

Volume

2-3

Scripts – ‘Wolf woman’ by Arthur Stringer

4

Bridge scorer in a leather case

5

Various ideas and jokes

6

A collection of poetry and sayings

7

Script – ‘Album of photographs’

8

Notes on ‘Cards’

9

Diary of Bert Bailey 1927

10

By Roly Maclean

11

Diary of Tim Bailey

12

Diary ofTim Bailey, 1919

13 –14

French exercises

15

Diary 1932 (probably Tim Bailey’s)

16

Quotations

Folder

17

Addresses

18

Housekeeping book

19

Gardening etc.

20-24

Travel diaries of Tim Bailey

25-42

18 notebooks containing writings by Tim Bailey

43

Notebook owned by Isa Stewart (6th Class)

44

Calendar/diary 1945

45

Miscellaneous writings

46

Act 4 ‘The barn’

47

Account book belonging to Bert Bailey 1912

48

Diary, 1917

49-56

8 notebooks containing various writings of Tim Bailey

Series 15 Miscellaneous writings

Folder

98

Manuscript prose – various authors

 

- ‘The art of slang slinging’

 

- ‘Men are like fish’, untitled

99

Poetry – includes:

 

‘From Mt Eliza, Perth’ by Annie Heatherington Mark

 

‘How things’ by T.E. Grattan-Smith

 

‘Bais-l’abbe’ – May 1918 (near Villers-Bretonneux) by V.A.F.

 

‘The Persian kitty’ Author unknown

 

‘Why is a woman like the United Nations’ Author unknown

 

‘C’est Paris’ Author unknown

 

‘To a lady seen from a train’ Author unknown

 

‘Green’ Hetty B. Scriptgiessen

 

‘An old house and garden’ by David Morton

 

‘Hands’

 

‘Once’

 

‘On a little child’

 

‘Little austere Annie’

 

‘We shall not sleep’

 

- The stockman (untitled)

 

- Edward and Mrs Simpson (2 copies – untitled)

Series 16 Diary and newsletters of Norman Willis

Folder

100

Published diary of Norman Wallis

101

Newsletters from Norman Wallis, 1958

Series 17 Legal and business documents and correspondence of Bert and Tim Bailey

Folder

102

Certificate of marriage; Indenture between A.H. Davis (Steele Rudd) and Bert Bailey/Julius Grant giving Bailey and Grant exclusive performing and producing rights to On our selection (1925); Agreement (1907) between Edmund Duggan/Bert Bailey and William Anderson giving William Anderson exclusive performing rights to The squatter’s daughter; Performance rights agreements between Bailey/Grant and others for less well-known plays; Agreement (1912) between A.H. Davis (Steele Rudd) and Bert Bailey giving Bert Bailey right to produce a dramatic version of On our selection; various accounts to do with On our selection. Also includes sundry Gorrick family legal documents.

103

Legal documents and accounts of Tim Bailey

 

Includes: passports; copy of marriage certificate; correspondence relating to a fire in a Melbourne warehouse owned by Tim Bailey

104

Legal documents and correspondence – Tim Bailey

 

Includes: birth certificate, investment correspondence etc.

105

Contents of navy blue document case

106

Business correspondence of Bert Bailey, 1915-33

107

Business correspondence of Bert Bailey, 1935-47

Series 18 Family and personal correspondence

Folder

108

Personal correspondence of Bert Bailey and Ivy (Gorrick) Bailey, together with family trees

109

Family correspondence (addressed as such although some authors unknown)

110

Correspondence and clippings relating to the death of Jack Bailey (Bert's brother) in New Zealand in 1927.

111

Draft letters to Rol McLean from Tim Bailey

112

Draft letters to Dr Ross from Tim Bailey

113

Letters sent by Tim Bailey

114

Drafts of letters sent by Tim Bailey

115

Letters to Tim Bailey (see also Bag enclosed in Box 27)

Series 19 Magic

Folder 116

Magic Trick and notebooks on magic and gags, assorted playing cards.

Series 20 Music scores

Bag 41

Printed music score

Folder 117

Manuscript music scores – includes ‘Laugh away care’ which has been sung onto a sound-recording within the collection (folio run) by Tim Bailey

Series 21 Papers kept separately

Among the papers were a number of wallets with contents intact. It was decided to leave these as they were, in case the context was important.

Folder

118

Contents of large black lockable wallet includes photographs, letter; theatre brochures; Tourist brochures and certificate, also 2 copies of ‘The Specialist’ by Charles (Chic) Sale.

119

Green wallet and contents

 

Black wallet

120

Contents of black wallet (above)

121

Small black leather wallet and contents

Bag 42

 

(folio run)

Writing case belonging to Bert Bailey and monogrammed DAD

Bag 43

Folder – use unknown, monogrammed A.E.B.

Series 22 Family memorabilia

Bag 44

Gorrick family memorabilia

Bag 45
(folio run)

1st prize certificate – deck tennis from T.S.S. Nieuw-Zealand won by Miss D. Bailey and Mrs C.S. Byrnes

Series 23 Menus and invitations

Folder 122

Menus and invitations

Series 24 Advertising pamphlets and cards

Folder 123

Theatre advertising

(bagged)

Sundry advertising pamphlets and cards

Folder 124

Business cards

Series 25 Calendars, 1927 and 1968

Folder 124

Series 26 Theatre programmes

Folder 125

Theatre programmes including: The squatter’s daughter, ‘Patsy’, On our selection, Roméo et Juliette by Theatre National de L’Opera, Paris, Cinderella, pantomine.

Series 27 War related documents

Folder 126

Folder contains ration tickets, Ward Commandant Air Raid Report Forms and a list of Sector Wardens attached to Sector post 373, Darlinghurst

Series 28 Travel brochures

Folder 127

Series 29 Miscellaneous papers

Bag 46

This series includes library lists, knitting patterns, wallet, Mahjong scorer, unused Christmas cards etc.

Series 30 Creative writing – Tim Bailey

Draft stories –

Folder

128

‘The story that might have happened’

 

‘Some Melbourne streets’

 

‘Tango, the pup’

 

‘Sauce for the gander’

 

‘The distant shore’

 

‘Story about old dark’ – untitled

 

‘From my grandmother’s diary’

 

‘God and the little girl’

 

Criticism of Richard III, Embassy Theatre, Sydney, 1956

 

Extracts from the ‘Young ladies treasure book’

 

‘A man – a maid – and a dog’

 

‘The Charleston’

129

Draft stories –

 

‘As hillmen desire their hills’

 

‘Keeping myself on ice’

 

‘The chirpings of a cheerful soul’

 

‘A morning with the fishermen’

 

‘Impersonal appearances’

 

‘Duty or love’

 

‘Bright years’

 

‘The sleeping beauty of the north’

 

‘The little woman without a home’

 

The story of a little girl growing up in Melbourne – untitled

 

‘There is always the sky’

 

‘Pan plays his pipes’

 

‘Pierettes roses’

130

Draft story – ‘On location with a film unit’

131

Draft stories – "He thought that power and success were the greatest things in life…" – untitled

 

‘Janey’

 

‘Notes on The wanderer’ – see also Series 12

 

Notebooks

 

‘Spring Passes By’

 

‘Virture’

 

‘Going on a Yacht’

 

‘The Man Aint Born’

 

‘This Day I Dreamed’

 

‘The Rivals’

 

‘The House by the Lake’

132

Draft stories –

 

‘Going shopping’

 

‘Going to a beauty salon’

 

‘The nature of drama’

 

‘Going to the cultural drama’

 

‘The simple woman – the story of a woman who loved a garden’

 

‘The sad garden’

 

‘The dark harbour’

 

‘Going on the harbour’

133

Draft stories – miscellaneous pages

134

Draft stories – miscellaneous pages

135

Draft stories – miscellaneous pages

136

Draft stories – miscellaneous pages

137

Draft story – ‘Pins and needles’

138

Draft story – ‘Pins and needles’

139

Draft story – ‘Tok in spring’

140

Draft story – ‘Tok in spring’

141

Draft story – ‘Tok in spring’

142

Draft story – ‘Bright bullion’

143

Notes on travel

144

Poetry by Tim Bailey

145

Children’s stories – includes:

+ Bag located
behind folder in Box 31

‘The adventures of the Faldoodle family’

‘The Buzzoowoo’

‘Selina Spriggens, sparrow & spinster’

 

‘The princess who lost her voice’

Folder 146

Children’s stories – includes:

+ Bag located

‘The enchanted isle’

behind folder

‘The pan and the snippy-snup-snap’

in Box 32

‘The tale of the tiny tree’

 

‘The little plain tree’

 

‘The tippity-top of the tree’

 

‘The little minute and the sky god’

 

‘Mulunga, the moon boy’

 

‘Who was the poodlepot’

 

‘The ginger cat and the poodle pot’

 

‘The tale of a tree’

 

‘The naughty elves’

 

‘Story of the wattle’

147

Children’s stories – includes:

 

‘Gypsy-gypsy’

 

‘The cat Cuthbert’

 

‘The little girl with the elves feet’

 

‘St Swithin’s day’

 

‘The fairy who lived opposite’

148

Children’s stories – includes

 

‘A bus romance’

 

‘Book of mine’

 

Timsart

 

‘The gardens’

 

‘Miss Celephane Crust’s cruise’

149

Draft story – ‘The little beach’

150

Draft stories ‘I was his wife’

 

Analysis of the Australian people – untitled.

Series 31 Draft story by Roland McLean

Folder 151

Draft story – ‘Departure’

Series 32 Sketches & paintings

Folder 152

Sketches and paintings belonging to Tim Bailey

Series 33 Recipes, 1919-1955

Folders 153-4

Series 34 Addresses

Bag 47

Addresses (see also address book in Series 14 – Notebooks)

Series 35 Diary of Doreen (Weet) Bailey, 1920

Folder 155

Titled ‘A flapper’s diary’

Series 36 Miscellaneous printed material

 

Includes –

 

Legend walk by Melbourne Ward

 

Reprint article:
‘Melbourne Ward’ from Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of N.S.W. Feb 24, 1967 (obituary of Melbourne Ward)

 

Doreen by C.J. Dennis

 

Whizz-bang petrol motors

 

Great prayers of Famous Men

 

Neptune Neptunus no.58

 

English as she is taught

 

Brook’s pocket book of pronunciations

 

How to use and enjoy a freezer

 

How to use a Corona Four Portable Typewriter

 

Australian powerboat Vol.24, No.12, Sept 10, 1946

 

Omar Khăyyám

 

The art of delivery by Maxwell Walker, Bowlers Handbook No.1

 

Wheeler’s review Spring 1963

 

The land of summer glee by Alice C. Wilkinson (poor condition)

 

Tot’s tales by Cue

 

The charm of Sydney by Sydney Ure Smith / Bertram Stevens

 

Etchings and Engravings, Historical and Decorative by Early & Modern Masters no.523, Haggs Bros., London, 1929 (poor condition)

 

Francis Holland (Church of England) School, Clarence Gate

 

Regents Park N.W. Information Booklet

 

Destination Circular Quay – a pictorial review of Sydney’s tramcars

 

New Traffic Arrangements for approaches to [Sydney]

 

Harbour Bridge…from 11 a.m. 2 July 1959 D.M.R.

 

Catalogue of prices for used Australasian stamps (April 1900)

 

Statutes – Convent General and Great Priory

 

Catalogue: The Burdekin House Exhibition. October 8th till December 21st, 1929

Series 37 Maps

Map cabinet drawer

- Europe, annotated

- Philippines, Patco Airlines Routes

 

- Lake Macquarie, inscribed by D.H. Watkins

Series 38 Sound recordings

(Folio run)

3 records – 78 rpm

 

1) ‘Where the bee sucks’ – ‘Laugh away care / Happy birthday ballad selection’

 

2,3) ‘Big Ola and Rosalil/Clair de Lune Peter’ (Manuscript of ‘Laugh away care’ is contained in Series 20 Box 27 Folder 117)

Series 39 Miscellaneous objects

Box 34

Brown file Pencil sketch – Beadle ’44

 

Small brush Framed photograph – ‘Tim B’

 

Black frame Film rolling apparatus

 

Commemorative photograph George VI and Queen Elizabeth (metal)

 

Framed photograph – Bailey and associates

 

Framed photograph – lady with cat

 

Framed photograph – house

Box 35

Rubber stamp – "Grandad Rudd a/c"

 

Oval wooden stand

 

Bill clips (2)

 

Yacht pennant

 

Torch?

 

Handles and straps

 

Metal cannister and lids (2)

 

Leather writing case – embossed

 

Wooden writing case and matching letter opener – embossed

Box 36

Stereoscope Cloth wallet

 

Placemat Tool - mandrill?

 

Fan Scissors

 

Trophy Brush

 

Pin-cushion Letter opener

 

Key in wallet Chopstick

 

(3) Frame backs Gold plastic wallet

 

Chest X-ray (folio run)

Box 37

Braid

 

Bottle, empty, labelled ‘Commercial Pure Liquid Gum’

Box 38

Braid, silk scarf, cushion cover

List of articles in folio run

Series 8

McCathie family photographs / panorama – Sydney pre-1932

Series 9

Plans – House Stonycreek Rd, Pymble N.S.W. built by Bert

 

Bailey on behalf of Mrs McCathie

Series 10

Programme – Coronation of William IV and Queen Adelaide

 

Newspaper – Bells Weekly Messenger, 11 September, 1831 giving an account of the coronation.

Series 21

Writing case belonging to Bert Bailey and monogrammed

Series 22

1st Prize certificate – deck tennis – Tim Bailey

 

Prize banner from Royal Melbourne Yacht Club for Bellive

Series 32

Sketches, paintings and illustrations

Series 37

Maps

Series 38

Sound recordings

 

Outsize Photographs
Include - Japanese garden

 

- Bellive (2) – Yacht owned by Bert Bailey

 

- Person – name inscribed but illegible

Added 15 November 1985

Series 39

Autographed certificate from the Melbourne Savage Club 1912.

 

Autographed menu 1921


Box list

Box

Series

Folder

1

1

1-6

2

1

7-13

3

1

14-20

4

1

21-27

5

1

28-35

6

1

36-42

7

2

43-51

8

2

52-54

 

3

55-58

9

3

59

 

4

60-64

10

5

65-70

11

5

71-74

 

6

75

   

Bag

12

7

1-8

13

8

9-14

14

8

15-19

15

8

20-25

16

8

26-32

17

8

33-36

18

8

37-38

18

9

38a

18

10

39

 

11

40

   

Folder

 

11

76-77

19

11

78-84

20

12

85

 

13

86-91

21

13

92-97

   

Volumes

22

14

2-16

23

14

17-42

24

14

43-56

   

Folder

 

15

98-99

 

16

100

25

16

101

 

17

102-106

26

17

107

 

18

108-113

27

18

114-115

 

19

116

27

20

117

28

21

118-121

   

Bag

28

21

43

 

22

44

   

Folder

28

23

122

 

24

123-124

 

25

124

 

26

125

29

27

126

 

28

127

 

29

bag 46

 

30

folder 129-131

30

30

132-138

31

30

139-145

 

30

+ bag (not numbered)

32

30

folder 146-150

 

30

+ bag (not numbered)

 

31

folder 151

 

32

152

33

33

153-4

 

34

bag 47

 

35

folder 155

 

36

loose papers

34-38

39

 
     

Folio box

   

1

2

 

2

5

 

3

5

 

4

2, 4, 8, 32, 39

 

5

10, 21, 22, 28, 38

 

Map cabinet drawer no.33

3, 9, 22, 37

 
1979; Addition 1985
Retyped January 2000. Revised December 2007