Guide to the Papers of Geoffrey Dutton

MS 7285

National Library of Australia

Table of Contents

  1. Collection Summary
  2. Introduction
    1. Scope and Contents
    2. Conditions Governing Access
    3. Conditions Governing Use
    4. Preferred Citation
    5. Provenance
    6. Arrangement
    7. Related Materials
    8. Biographical Note
  3. Item Descriptions
    1. Series 1. Diaries and notebooks, 1948-92 (Restricted until 2007)
    2. Series 2. General and personal correspondence, 1940-98
    3. Series 3. Australian Letters: a quarterly of Australian writing and criticism, 1957-66
    4. Series 4. Penguin Books, 1961-76
    5. Series 5. Visiting Professor in English, Kansas State University, 1963
    6. Series 6. Sun Books, 1958-77
    7. Series 7. Adelaide Festival of the Arts, 1965-76
    8. Series 8. The Bulletin Literary Supplement, 1979-85
    9. Series 9. The Australian Literary Supplement, 1985-88
    10. Series 10. The Sydney Morning Herald Literary Supplement, 1988-89
    11. Series [unnumbered]. Published books
    12. Series 11. Founder of a city: the life of Colonel William Light, first Surveyor- General of the colony of South Australia (1960)
    13. Series 12. Russell Drysdale, 1964
    14. Series 13. The hero as murderer: the life of Edward John Eyre, Australian explorer and Governor of Jamaica, 1815-1901 (1967) and In search of Edward John Eyre (1981)
    15. Series 14. Australia's last explorer: Ernest Giles (1970)
    16. Series 15. White on black: the Australian Aborigine portrayed in art (1974)
    17. Series 16. Queen Emma of the South Seas (1976)
    18. Series 17. Republican Australia?, 1977
    19. Series 18. Patterns of Australia, 1980
    20. Series 19. The Australian heroes: a rousing roll call of 47 of Australia's greatest heroes and heroines, 1981
    21. Series 20. Impressions of Singapore, 1981
    22. Series 21. S. T Gill's Australia (1981)
    23. Series 22. The land beyond time: a modern exploration of Australia's north-west frontiers, 1984
    24. Series 23. Snow on the saltbush: the Australian literary experience (1984)
    25. Series 24. The Australian collection: Australia's greatest books, 1985
    26. Series 25. The squatters: an illustrated history of Australia's pastoral pioneers, 1985
    27. Series 26. Sun, sea, surf and sand: the myth of the beach, 1985
    28. Series 27. The innovators: the Sydney alternatives in the rise of modern art, literature and ideas, 1986
    29. Series 28. Kenneth Slessor: a biography, 1991
    30. Series 29. Flying low: a novel, 1992
    31. Series 30. A rare bird: Penguin Books in Australia, 1946-96, 1996
    32. Series 31. Other published books, 1950-94
    33. Series 32. Unpublished books, c. 1950s-96
    34. Series 33. Short stories
    35. Series 34. Poetry, 1959-98
    36. Series 35. Translations of Russian poems, 1968-95
    37. Series 36. Libretto 'The Magic Flute', 1989-93
    38. Series 37. Articles and reviews, 1955-95
    39. Series 38. Radio, television and film scripts
    40. Series 39. Lectures, 1940-93
    41. Series 40. Research files and other projects, 1898-1996
    42. Series 41. Business papers, 1965-90
    43. Series 42. Out in the open: an autobiography, 1994
    44. Series 43. Dutton family papers, 1922-1993
    45. Series 44. Photographs
    46. Series 45. Newspaper cuttings
    47. Series 46. Publications
    48. Series 47. Art works
  4. Online Items
  5. Related Documentation

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of Geoffrey Dutton
Date Range
1898-1998
Collection Number
MS 7285
Extent
23 metres (164 boxes, 4 security binders, 10 folio boxes, elephant folios)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, diaries and notebooks, manuscript drafts, photographs, research files, newspaper cuttings and other published material. They provide a near-comprehensive coverage of Dutton's public career as an author, poet, academic, editor, critic, publisher and journalist. The papers document Dutton's life as 'a man of letters' who was often researching and writing three or four books simultaneously, while at the same time compiling anthologies, editing magazines and attending conferences.

Dutton wrote or edited over 200 books, including poetry, fiction, biographies, art appreciation, art and literary history, travel books, novels for children and critical essays. Twenty of Dutton's published monographs are represented in the collection, along with many of his articles, reviews, short stories, poetry, radio and television scripts, lectures and other writings. The papers also offer considerable insights into Dutton's family life, and more generally, into Australian literary and cultural life in the period 1945-1998.

As a central figure in Australian literary life, Dutton's extensive correspondence stands as a major source for researchers studying the lives and writings of many other notable literary figures. In particular, substantial groups of letters of Patrick White, Russell Drysdale, David Campbell and Alister Kershaw feature amongst the correspondence. The Richard Aldington-Roy Campbell-Alister Kershaw sequence of letters offers valuable insights into Australian links with the European world of letters. Also of interest are papers documenting Dutton's association with the 'Angry Penguins' literary group during the 1940s, when he developed close friendships with the poets Donald Kerr, Paul Pfeiffer, Max Harris and Kershaw, and the painters Sidney Nolan and Arthur Boyd.

References: The Oxford companion to Australian literature (pp. 245-246; Who's who in Australia 1999 (p. 545)

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1357699).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Geoffrey Dutton, National Library of Australia, MS 7285, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

The papers were purchased in a number of instalments.  The bulk of the papers were received from Geoffrey Dutton between 1986 and 1998, with a further two small instalments received from his partner, Robin Lucas, in 2002 and 2003.

Arrangement

The collection was transferred to the Library in three major and several minor instalments between 1986 and 2003.

Prior to 1999, two main groups of the papers were described and arranged:

80 boxes from the first two 1986 consignments were processed in 1988

39 boxes (comprising five instalments received in 1991) were arranged in March 1992

In May 1999, the collection was reorganised to incorporate the third major and subsequent smaller additions, resulting in this finding aid and bearing new series and box arrangements and numbering.

In April 2002 a small instalment of papers was received. The papers have been added to the relevant series/file as follows: 2/163; 14/5; 30/35; 37/44; 43/109; 44/42.

In March 2003 a further small instalment of papers was received.  The papers have been added to the relevant series/file as follows:  2/164-168; 22/8; 32/40-44; 34/60-61; 37/45-46; 38/ 29-31; 40/55; 42/50; 43/110; 45/19. Note: four VHS cassette tapes of interviews of Geoffrey Dutton were not retained in the collection. Details are available from the Manuscripts Branch on request.

Pictures: a portrait of Dutton drawn by Nicholas von Bujdoss in 1968( PIC R11154 LOC 7522-A).

Oral History & Folklore: recordings of poetry readings made by Dutton in 1959 and 1967 (Oral DeB 61 and ORAL TRC 18); interviews with Dutton recorded in 1967, 1974 and 1986 (ORAL DeB 275, ORAL TRC 472 and ORAL TRC 2120); a collection of interviews undertaken by Dutton over a number of years with his literary associates (ORAL TRC 3133).

Biographical Note

1922 Born 2 August, Anlaby, Kapunda, South Australia, son of H. H and Emily Dutton c. 1927-33 Privately tutored at home c. 1934-39 Educated Geelong Grammar School 1940 St Mark's College, University of Adelaide 1941-45 RAAF service 1944 Married Ninette Trott; publication of Nightflight and sunrise 1946-49 Bachelor of Arts, Oxford University 1950 Publication of The mortal and the marble Early 1950s Travelled extensively in Europe and overseas 1953 Publication of A long way south 1955-62 Senior Lecturer in English, University of Adelaide 1956 Publication of Africa in black and white 1957-68 Founding editor (with Max Harris) of Australian Letters : a quarterly of Australian writing and criticism 1958 Publication of Antipodes in shoes (awarded Grace Leven Prize) and States of the union 1958-61 Part-editor, annual poetry anthology Verse in Australia 1960 Commonwealth Fellow in Australian Literature, Leeds University; publication of Founder of a city: the life of Colonel William Light 1961 Editor, Australian book review; publication of Walt Whitman and Patrick White 1961-65 Editor, Penguin Australia 1962 Publication of Paintings of S. T Gill and Flowers and fury 1962-66 Editor, Australian writers and their work series 1963 Visiting Professor in English, Kansas State University 1964 Publication of Russell Drysdale and The literature of Australia 1965 Founded (with Brian Stonier) the paperback publishing firm Sun Books; publication (jointly) of Tisi and the yabby 1966 Publication of Australia and the monarchy, Modern Australian writing and Seal Bay (jointly) 1967 Publication of The hero as murderer: the life of Edward John Eyre, Poems soft and loud and On my island: poems (jointly) 1968 Publication of Tisi and the pageant, Andy and The vital decade (with Max Harris) 1968-70 Member, Australian Council for the Arts 1970 Publication of Australia's last explorer: Ernest Giles, Findings and keepings: selected poems, 1939-69 and Tamara 1972 Publication of Australia's censorship crisis (jointly) and New poems to 1972 1972-74 Member, Literature Board of the Australia Council 1974 Publication of White on black: the Australian Aborigine portrayed in art (awarded L. C Weickhardt Prize, 1978) 1976 Publication of Queen Emma of the South Seas and Australian verse from 1805-1976; awarded Order of Australia 1977 Publication of A body of words and Republican Australia? 1978 Publication of A taste of history: Geoffrey Dutton's South Australia 1980 Publication of The wedge-tailed eagle: stories and Patterns of Australia 1980-85 Editor, The Bulletin Literary Supplement 1981 Member, Libraries Board of South Australia; publication of Impressions of Singapore, The Australian heroes: a rousing roll call of 47 of Australia's greatest heroes and heroines and S. T Gill's Australia 1982 Publication of The eye opener, In search of Edward John Eyre and The prowler 1983-89 Left Adelaide and moved to Sydney 1984 Married Robin Lucas; publication of City life in old Australia, Snow on the saltbush, The heritage of Australian poetry and The land beyond time: a modern exploration of Australia's north-west frontiers (with John Olsen) 1985 Publication of The squatters, Selective affinities : new poems and Sun, sea, surf and sand: the myth of the beach 1985-88 Editor, The Australian Literary Supplement 1986 Publication of The innovators: the Sydney alternatives in the rise of modern art, literature and ideas and The book of Australian islands 1987 Publication of The Australian bedside book : a selection of writings from 'The Australian literary supplement' 1988 Publication of Waterways of Sydney: a sketchbook (with Cedric Emmanuel) 1988-89 Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald Literary Supplement 1989 Publication of Kanga Creek: Havelock Ellis in Australia and Images of Melbourne: a sketchbook (with Kay Stewart) 1989-91 Lived in Mudgee 1989-93 Prepared libretto for the Australian production of the 'The Magic Flute' 1991 Publication of The Picador Henry Lawson and Kenneth Slessor: a biography 1991-1996 Lived in the Glasshouse Mountains, Queensland, before moving to Melbourne 1992 Publication of Flying low: a novel, Artists' portraits and Country childhoods 1993 Publication of New and selected poems; received the FWA Christopher Brennan Award for poetry 1994 Publication of Out in the open: an autobiography and Kenneth Slessor: collected poems 1996 Publication of A rare bird: Penguin Books in Australia, 1946-96 1998 Died, Canberra, September 17

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Diaries and notebooks, 1948-92 (Restricted until 2007)

The diaries cover most of Dutton's adult life and record the great diversity of his activities and close association with and impressions of many notable Australians. The ten volumes contain about 1600 pages of small writing. The entries are not daily, but there are relatively few long breaks, except for the periods 1966-69 and 1977. The entries are extremely detailed and record Dutton's activities and conversations, give vivid impressions of people, and contain reflections, ideas and emotional outbursts. There are references to hundreds of well-known names in literature, the arts, politics and high society, in Australia, Britain and America. There are also detailed diaries of his visits to the Soviet Union, Romania, Germany and Singapore. Major crises in Dutton's life, such as his falling-out with Patrick White and the end of his first marriage, are documented. The diaries were a major source for Dutton's autobiography Out in the open (1994).

The notebooks contain notes of Dutton's research, his reading and people whom he met.

File 1. Diaries: 1948 - Box 1

File 2. Diaries: 1950-53 - Box 1

File 3. Diaries: September 1952-1955 - Box 1

File 4. Diaries: 1955-61 - Box 1

File 5. Diaries: 1962-74 - Box 1

File 6. Diaries: 1974-82 - Box 1

File 7. Diaries: 1982-86 - Box 1

File 8. Diaries: 1987-92 - Box 1

File 9. Diaries: 1966-67 (USSR) - Box 2

File 10. Diaries: c. 1970s (Romania and Germany) - Box 2

File 11. Diaries: 1989 (Singapore) and 1990 (London) - Box 2

File 12. Notebooks: 1940s-1950s - Box 2

File 13. Notebooks: c. 1950s-1960s - Box 2

File 14. Notebooks: c. 1980s ('Dutton archives') - Box 2

Series 2. General and personal correspondence, 1940-98

As a central figure in Australian literary life, Dutton's correspondence was extensive. In particular, substantial groups of letters of Patrick White, Russell Drysdale, David Campbell and Alister Kershaw feature among the correspondence.

For a list of other principal correspondents see Appendix 1. (Under related documents tab)

File 1. Letters to Geoffrey and Ninette Dutton (includes letters from Denison Deasey and Frank Kellaway), 1940-50 - Box 3

File 2-3. Letters from Henri Bastin concerning exhibitions, including exhibition catalogues and other papers, 1950-74 - Box 3

File 4. Letters to Geoffrey and Ninette Dutton, 1951-52 - Box 3

File 5. Letters from Alister Kershaw, 1951-61 - Box 3

File 6-8. Letters from Richard Aldington, 1951-62 - Box 3

File 9. Letters to Geoffrey and Ninette Dutton, 1953-54 - Box 3

File 10-11. Letters to Geoffrey and Ninette Dutton, 1955 - Box 4

File 12. Letters from 'Lizabetta'(Helen Bruce, sister of Ninette Dutton), c. 1955 - Box 4

File 13-14. Letters to Geoffrey and Ninette Dutton, 1956 - Box 4

File 15-16. Letters to Geoffrey and Ninette Dutton, 1957 - Box 4

File 17-20. Letters from Patrick White, 1957-82

File 21-22. Letters to Geoffrey and Ninette Dutton, 1958 - Box 5

File 23. Letters to Geoffrey and Ninette Dutton, 1959 - Box 5

File 24. Correspondence with F. W Cheshire Pty Ltd, 1959 - Box 5

File 25-26. Letters to Geoffrey and Ninette Dutton, 1960 - Box 5

File 27-28. Correspondence with authors and publisher regarding series Australian writers and their work, 1960-61. - Box 5

Correspondents include A. D Hope, Norman Lindsay, Manning Clark and Judah Waten.

File 29. Correspondence regarding Australian writers and their work, 1961-68 - Box 5

File 30. General correspondence, 1961 - Box 6

File 31. General correspondence, 1961-62 - Box 6

File 32. General correspondence, 1962 - Box 6

File 33. 'Miscellaneous treasures', being letters and cards from Mirka Mora, Helen Garner, Robie Macauley, George Baldessin and Yevgeny Yevtushenko, c. 1962-81 - Box 6

File 34. Personal and general correspondence, 1963 - Box 6

File 35-37. Correspondence and other papers regarding series 'Critical commentaries' for Australian schools, 1963-69 - Box 6

File 38-39. Personal and general correspondence, 1964 - Box 7

File 40-41. Correspondence with Collins and Fontana publishers, 1964-70 - Box 7

File 42-43. Personal and general correspondence, 1965 - Box 7

File 44-47. Personal and general correspondence, 1966 - Box 8

File 48-51. Personal and general correspondence, 1967 - Box 8

File 52. Letter of Sidney Nolan, 1967 - Box 8

File 53-54. Correspondence with Laurence Pollinger Ltd, 1967-73 - Box 8

File 55-58. Personal and general correspondence, 1968 - Box 9

File 59. Correspondence with Howard Moorepark (New York), 1968-70 - Box 9

File 60-62. Personal and general correspondence, 1969 - Box 9

File 63-65. Personal and general correspondence, 1970 - Box 10

File 66. Correspondence with Ure Smith Pty Ltd regarding book by Hal Missingham, 1970 - Box 10

File 67. Letters from Michael Dransfield, 1971-73 - Box 10

File 68-70. Personal and general correspondence, 1971 - Box 10

File 71-76. Copies of letters sent, 1971-75 - Box 11

File 77-79. General correspondence, 1972 - Box 11

File 80-83. General correspondence, 1973 - Box 12

File 84-87. General correspondence, 1974 - Box 12

File 88-90. General correspondence, 1975 - Box 13

File 92-95. General correspondence, 1976 - Box 13

File 96. Letters of congratulation regarding Order of Australia award, June 1976 - Box 13

File 97-100. Correspondence, 1977 - Box 14

File 101-3. Correspondence, 1978 - Box 14

File 104-5. Correspondence, 1979 - Box 14

File 106. Correspondence with Curtis Brown Pty Ltd and other publishers, 1979-91 - Box 15

File 107-10. Correspondence, 1980 - Box 15

File 111-15. Correspondence, 1981 - Box 16

File 116. Correspondence, 1981-82 - Box 15

File 117-20. Correspondence, 1982 - Box 16

File 121. Correspondence, 1994-95 - Box 17

File 122. Correspondence, 1983 - Box 17

File 123. Correspondence, 1984 - Box 17

File 124. Correspondence with Macmillan publishers, 1984-87 - Box 17

File 125-26. Correspondence, 1985 - Box 17

File 127-28. Correspondence, 1986 - Box 17

File 129. Correspondence with Vogue magazine and Ashton Scholastic, 1986-87 - Box 18

File 130. Correspondence, 1987 - Box 18

File 131-33. Correspondence, including letters from John Olsen, 1988 - Box 18

File 134-36. Correspondence, 1989 - Box 18

File 137. Letters out (copies of Dutton's letters), 1987-89 - Box 19

File 138. General correspondence, 1990 - Box 19

File 139. General correspondence, March-June 1990 - Box 19

File 140. General correspondence, September-December 1990 - Box 19

File 141. Correspondence relating to an anthology of Australian short stories edited for the Australia-Indonesia Institute, 1990-91 - Box 19

File 142-43. General correspondence, February-July 1991 - Box 19

File 144. General correspondence, August-October 1991 - Box 20

File 145. General correspondence, October 1991-March 1992 - Box 20

File 146. General correspondence, March-August 1992 - Box 20

File 147. General correspondence, June-November 1992 - Box 20

File 148. General correspondence, July 1992-January 1993 - Box 20

File 149. General correspondence, April-May 1993 - Box 20

File 150. General correspondence, June-October 1993 - Box 21

File 151. Correspondence regarding mispublication of photograph by The Courier-Mail, 1993 - Box 21

File 152. General correspondence, October 1993-January 1994 - Box 21

File 153. General correspondence, October 1993-October 1994 - Box 21

File 154. General correspondence, November 1993-February 1994 - Box 21

File 155-56. General correspondence, January-June 1994 - Box 21

File 157. General correspondence, November 1994-February 1995, together with letters from Lady Brookes to Helen Dutton (later Blackburn), 1945-49, 1969 - Box 21

File 158-59. General correspondence, 1994-98 - Box 21

File 160. Correspondence with the Edward A. Clark Center for Australian Studies, University of Texas, 1995-96 - Box 21

File 161. General correspondence, January-April 1996 - Box 21

File 162. Correspondence and clippings concerning Soviet spy allegations against Manning Clark, 1996-97 - Box 21

File 163. General correspondence, 1962-94 - Box 160

File 164-168. General correspondence, 1992-98 - Box 161

Series 3. Australian Letters: a quarterly of Australian writing and criticism, 1957-66

In 1957 Dutton and Max Harris founded the quarterly literary journal Australian letters. The series contains correspondence relating to the journal, drafts of articles, poems and short stories and financial papers. The correspondents include Ray Mathew, Kenneth Slessor, Douglas Stewart and David Campbell.

File 1-9. Correspondence, poems, articles, stories, 1957-66 - Box 23

File 10-11. Accounts, receipts, bank statements, 1957-66 - Box 24

File 12. Copy of Australian Letters, vol. 3, no. 4, June 1961, featuring Dutton's poem 'Night fishing' - Box 24

Series 4. Penguin Books, 1961-76

Dutton served as an editor at Penguin Books between 1961 and 1965. Filed in this series are correspondence, notes and minutes of editorial meetings relating to this period. The correspondents include Allan Martin, Penguin Books, Norman Lindsay, Judith Wright, Vincent Buckley, Ray Mathew, Dal Stivens, Manning Clark, Hal Porter, A.D. Hope, J.R. Stow, Russel Ward, R.D. FitzGerald, James McAuley and Henrietta Drake-Brockman.

File 1-10. Correspondence concerning Penguin and Pelican publications in Australia, 1961-63 - Box 24

File 11-13. Correspondence, January-December 1964 - Box 25

File 14. Correspondence, 1965 - Box 25

File 15. Minutes of editorial meetings, 1962-63 - Box 26

File 16. Miscellaneous notes, memorandum of agreement between Hal Porter and Penguin Books for The watcher on the cast iron balcony, together with some biographical material about Porter - Box 26

File 17-18. Correspondence, 1974-76 - Box 26

Series 5. Visiting Professor in English, Kansas State University, 1963

Letters from or correspondence with Max Harris, David Campbell, Ross McLaury, Robyn Davidson, Robie Macauley, Brian Stonier, Neville Meaney, Lawrence Daws and Vincent Buckley regarding activities in Australia, particularly business relating to Australian Letters and Penguin Books.

File 1. Letters received in Kansas (March-May) and London (May-August), 1963 - Box 26

File 2. Correspondence, articles, notes and drafts of poems and reviews by Geoffrey Dutton, 1963 - Box 26

Series 6. Sun Books, 1958-77

With Brian Stonier, Dutton co-founded the paperback arm of Macmillan under the name of Sun Books in 1965. He maintained his association with the company until 1977. The first original title published by Sun Books was Geoffrey Blainey's The tyranny of distance: how distance shaped Australia's history (1966). The first book was to have been Alan Moorehead's Cooper's Creek, but the British hardback publisher and literary agent insisted that the paperback rights be given to a British publisher. Artwork by Lawrence Daws for the cover of Cooper's Creek is included in this series. The Daws design of the Sun Books colophon led to a commercial design by Brian Sudgrove, which all Sun Books have carried ever since.

File 1. Correspondence and press release concerning formation of Sun Books, February-May 1965 - Box 26

File 2. Correspondence, notes, reports and author and title lists, 1965 - Box 26

File 3-9. Copies of letters sent, May-December 1965 - Box 27

File 10. Correspondence and notes, together with photographs from Pakistan, Caucasus and Iran, 1965 - Box 27

File 11-12. Correspondence, 1965-68 - Box 28

File 13-22. Correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports and notes, January-December 1966 - Box 28

File 23-28. Correspondence, minutes of editorial meetings, sales reports, January-December 1967, including suggestions for an 'annual day of poetry' - Box 29

File 29-33. Correspondence, minutes of meetings, sales reports, January-December, 1968 - Box 30

File 34-40. Correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, January-December 1969 - Box 30

File 41-45. Correspondence, reports, accounts, January-December 1970 - Box 31

File 46-50. Correspondence, reports, accounts, January-December 1971 - Box 32

File 51-54. Correspondence, reports, accounts, 1972 - Box 32

File 55. Page proofs, photocopies of papers regarding an overseas trip by Robert McKay, summary of discussions with authors and publishers, October 1972 - Box 33

File 56-61. Correspondence, January-December 1973, including Macmillan Company correspondence, minutes of editorial meetings, publishing forecast, reports, memos and notes - Box 33

File 62. Correspondence, minutes of meetings, memos, 1974 - Box 33

File 63. Correspondence, minutes of meetings, memos, Sun Books publication program, 1975 - Box 34

File 64. Correspondence, minutes of meetings, memos, 1976-77 - Box 34

File 65. 'Sun Books personal file' with annotations by Dutton, typescript 'Sunday and now' by P. Draffin; draft poems by various authors, printed material, 1958-71 - Box 34

File 66. Correspondence and typescripts relating to stories by V. Aksyonov, 1968 - Box 34

File 67. Correspondence concerning unpublished anthology 'The Australian Snob', 1969-70 - Box 34

File 68. Correspondence and cuttings regarding censorship and publication of Australia's censorship crisis (1970), 1969 - Box 34

File 69-70. Sun Books new titles and copies of letters, 1966-68 - Box 34

File 71. 'Clifton Pugh' notes and essay, some correspondence with Brian Stonier and Clifton Pugh, lists of illustrations, 1968 - Box 34

File 72. Art work by Lawrence Daws for the cover of Alan Moorehead's Cooper's Creek - Folio-Box 1

Series 7. Adelaide Festival of the Arts, 1965-76

Geoffrey Dutton was one of the key people involved in the establishment of the Adelaide Festival of the Arts and its Writers' Week in 1960, set up in association with the Fellowship of Australian Writers, the Commonwealth Literary Fund and the University of Adelaide. The series includes minutes of the Literature Committee (later Writers' Week Committee) meetings, correspondence, notes, news cuttings, memoranda, copies of letters sent, programs and accounts. The correspondence includes invitations to participate, and arrangements for seminars, events and exhibitions, and various administrative matters. Other committee members included Hedley Brideson, Ian Mudie, Colin Thiele, C. J Horne and Graham Rowlands. Guests invited to Writers' Week included Bella Akhmadulina, James Baldwin, Alister Kershaw, Shirley Hazzard, Allen Ginsberg, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, John Updike, Sumner Locke Elliott, Edna O'Brien and Andre Veznesensky.

File 1. Papers, 1962-77, including correspondence, photograph of 1962 Writer's Week, papers relating to Literature Committee meetings, notes and printed matter - Box 35

File 2. 1966 Adelaide Festival of the Arts Literature Committee meetings, 1965-66 - Box 35

File 3. 1968 and 1970 Adelaide Festival of the Arts Literature Committee meetings, 1968-70 - Box 35

File 4. 1972 Writer's Week Committee meetings, 1971 - Box 35

File 5. 1974 Writer's Week Committee meetings, 1972 - Box 35

File 6-7. 1976 Writers Week Committee meetings, 1974-75 - Box 35

File 8. 1976 Writers Week Correspondence, 1974-76 - Box 35

File 9-11. 1976 Writers Week correspondence, 1975-76 - Box 36

File 12-15. 1976 Writers Week copies of letters sent, 1975-76 - Box 36

File 16. 1976 Writers Week information, 1976 - Box 36

File 17. 1976 Writers Week programs, accounts and related correspondence, 1975

Series 8. The Bulletin Literary Supplement, 1979-85

Dutton was the editor of The Bulletin Literary Supplement between 1980 and 1985, while his wife, Robin Lucas, was the unofficial deputy editor, read of all submissions and looked after the correspondence. The series includes correspondence with contributors, writers including Clement Semmler, Dame Mary Durack, Nicholas Jose, Angelo Loukakis, Tim Winton, Kate Llewellyn, Frank Kellaway, Christopher Koch, David Foster, Marjorie Pizer, J. M Couper, Les Murray, R. F Brissenden, Kate Grenville, David Brooks, Nicholas Hasluck, Olga Masters, Michael Wilding, Stephen Murray-Smith, Thomas Shapcott and Marian Eldridge.

File 1. Correspondence, 1979-81 - Box 37

File 2. Correspondence, 1980 - Box 37

File 3. Correspondence, 1981 - Box 37

File 4-5. Correspondence, 1980-81 - Box 37

File 6. Correspondence, 1980-84 - Box 37

File 7. Correspondence and humorous anecdotes for publication, 1981-82 - Box 37

File 8. Correspondence, 1982-83 - Box 37

File 9. Correspondence, 1984 - Box 38

File 10-16. Articles, reviews, typescripts, notes, c. 1979-84 - Box 38

File 17. Poems tendered for publication, c. 1979-83 - Box 39

File 18-20. Card indexes to The Bulletin Literary Supplement - Box 39

Series 9. The Australian Literary Supplement, 1985-88

Dutton took up the editorship of the quarterly The Australian Literary Supplement in 1985, a position he held until 1988. His wife, Robin Lucas, was the unofficial deputy editor, read all submissions and looked after the correspondence. In 1987 he produced The Australian bedside book: a selection of writings from The Australian Literary Supplement. As editor, Dutton corresponded with or received letters from contributors including Michael Sharkey, Clement Semmler, Don Laycock, Garry Disher, Marian Eldridge, Vincent Serventy, Julia Osborne, Helen Garner, Bruce Dawe, Roland Robinson, Margaret Diesendorf, Margaret Barbalet, Marion Halligan, Morris Lurie, John Tranter, Tim Winton, Humphrey McQueen, David Parker, Elizabeth Jolley, Suzanne Edgar, Nancy Cato, Tim Curnow, Graham Rowlands, Beverley Farmer, R. F Brissenden, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, David Brooks, Catherine Hoffman, Gwen Harwood, Michael Wilding, Bruce Hanna, Kate Grenville, Dame Mary Durack, Bruce Dawe, Murray Bail, Morris Lurie, Thomas Shapcott, Jennifer Maiden and Eric Rolls.

File 1-2. Correspondence, 1985 - Box 40

File 3. Correspondence, 1986 - Box 40

File 4. Correspondence, 1986-87 - Box 40

File 5-7. Correspondence, 1987-88 - Box 40

Series 10. The Sydney Morning Herald Literary Supplement, 1988-89

Dutton was editor of The Sydney Morning Herald Literary Supplement for two years from 1988 to 1989. His wife, Robin Lucas, was again the unofficial deputy editor. She read all submissions and looked after the correspondence. Contributors included Morris Lurie, Laurie Duggan, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, John Bechervaise, Beverley Farmer, Christopher Koch, Maslyn Williams, Bruce Dawe, Jennifer Maiden, Gwen Harwood, Kevin Osborne, Terry Tredea, Pacita Alexander, Les Murray and Dorothy Porter.

File 1. Correspondence, 1988-89 - Box 41

File 2. Correspondence and typescript short stories and poems from Brian Hallett, Beverley Farmer, Michael Wilding, Jeffrey Smart, David Martin and Nene Gare, 1988-89 - Box 41

File 3. Correspondence and articles, 1988-89 - Box 41

Series [unnumbered]. Published books

Amongst the array of Dutton's published works were seven volumes of verse, four novels, a collection of short stories, critical studies on Walt Whitman and Patrick White, three historical biographies, three art studies, three travel books, three stories for children and a book of verse for young people. Equally prodigious as an editor, his work in this field includes a volume of critical essays, two verse anthologies, two collections of verse and prose, two volumes of essays on republicanism, and another on censorship in Australia. Dutton also published critical essays, articles and reviews, together with translations of the Russian poets Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Bella Akhmadulina.

Series 11. Founder of a city: the life of Colonel William Light, first Surveyor- General of the colony of South Australia (1960)

A biography of Colonel Light, surveyor-general of South Australia and the founder of Adelaide. The book was first published in Melbourne by Cheshire in 1960. It was later published in Adelaide by Rigby in 1971 and 1984 and, as Colonel William Light: founder of a city in 1991 by the Melbourne University Press.

The series includes correspondence, notes, drafts and research material.

File 1-3. Correspondence re research, research material, bibliographical notes, 1954-55 - Box 41

File 4. Article by Dutton 'William Light: founder of Adelaide'; handwritten draft manuscript, research notes and photographs relating to Light and the Light family, 1955-74 - Box 41

File 5. Notebook containing draft manuscript of original edition - Box 41

File 6-7. Handwritten draft Chapters 1-8 of original edition - Box 42

File 8-9. Typescript Chapters 9-20 of original edition - Box 42

File 10-11. Manuscripts, notes, cuttings and correspondence with Melbourne University Press relating to the 1971 and 1991 editions, 1989-90 - Box 42

File 12. Marked copy, 1960 edition - Box 42

File 13-15. Annotated typescript, 1991 revised edition - Box 43

File 16-20. Galley proofs, 1991 revised edition - Box 43

File 21. Bibliography and index, 1991 revised edition - Box 44

Series 12. Russell Drysdale, 1964

The biography of the artist, Russell Drysdale, was published as part of the World of Art Library Series by Thames and Hudson in 1964, 1969 and 1981 and by Angus & Robertson in 1981.

The series includes a transcript of an interview with Drysdale, correspondence and notes.

File 1. Transcript of interview with Drysdale, 1961 - Box 44

File 2-3. Correspondence re research, letters of permission, notes, 1963-64 - Box 44

File 4. Notes, catalogues of paintings by Drysdale [n.d] - Box 44

File 5. Galley proofs, 1964 - Box 44

File 6. Correspondence with publisher relating to paperback edition, 1968 - Box 44

Series 13. The hero as murderer: the life of Edward John Eyre, Australian explorer and Governor of Jamaica, 1815-1901 (1967) and In search of Edward John Eyre (1981)

Dutton published two books on the life of the Australian explorer Edward John Eyre. The hero as murderer: the life of Edward John Eyre, Australian explorer and Governor of Jamaica, 1815-1901 was published by Collins in 1967 and Penguin in 1977. In search of Edward John Eyre was published by Macmillan in 1981.

The series includes typescripts, research material and some correspondence.

File 1-2. 'The hero as murderer' typescript pages 1-421 - Box 45

File 3-4. 'In search of Edward John Eyre' typescript pages 1-277 - Box 45

File 5-6. Research material including photocopies of the original ms 1806 held by the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney - Box 45

File 7. Notes, research material and related correspondence, 1963-69 - Box 46

File 8. Notes, research material and related correspondence, 1964 - Box 46

File 9. Preface, notes, research material and related correspondence, 1964 - Box 46

File 10. Notes, research material and correspondence regarding the proposal for a film on the life of Eyre by Lobascher Film Productions, 1967-70 - Box 46

File 11. Book reviews and newspaper cuttings, 1968 - Box 46

File 12. Research material on Eyre (photocopies) - Folio-Box 1

File 13. Photographs - Box 46

File 14. Slides - Box 46

Series 14. Australia's last explorer: Ernest Giles (1970)

Dutton's biography of Ernest Giles, explorer of Central Australia, was published in London by Faber in 1970 and in Adelaide by Rigby in 1974.

File 1. Research notes and related correspondence, 1966-68 - Box 47

File 2-3. Handwritten draft - Box 47

File 4. Photographs - Box 47

File 5. Letter and article from G. W Symes, relating to an error in the book, 1971 - Box 160

Series 15. White on black: the Australian Aborigine portrayed in art (1974)

A book which deals with the portrayal of Aborigines by European artists, including T.R. Browne, Thomas Watling, Nicolas Petit, Joseph Lycett, Augustus Earle, John Glover, Benjamin Diterau, S.T. Gill, Tom Roberts, Charles Blackman and Brett Whiteley. Melbourne : Macmillan in association with the Art Gallery Board of South Australia, 1974.

The series comprises mostly of photographs.

File 1-5. Correspondence re research, photocopied notes, photographs, lists of paintings, 1972-73 - Box 47

File 6. Photographs and illustrations - Box 48

File 7. Photographic negatives - Box 48

Series 16. Queen Emma of the South Seas (1976)

A novel, based on the life of Emma (1850-1913) consort of King Kamehameha IV of Hawaii. It was published by Macmillan in 1976 and Sun Books in 1988.

The series includes research material and drafts.

File 1. Correspondence relating to research, 1974-75 - Box 48

File 2. Notes and research material - Box 48

File 3-5. Research material (arranged alphabetically) - Box 48

File 6-9. Typescript, pages 1-288 - Box 49

File 10-11. Typescript, pages 1-287 - Box 49

File 12-14. Notebooks containing handwritten draft entitled 'My Sister Queen Emma' - Box 50

File 15. Correspondence with Queen Emma Productions re film rights, including a typescript screenplay by Rob and Ann Chapman and Petru Popescu, 1979-81 - Box 50

File 16. Photographs and papers regarding proposed screenplay - Box 50

File 17-18. Notebooks with research notes and draft chapters for 1988 edition - Box 50

Series 17. Republican Australia?, 1977

A book of essays edited by Dutton and published in Melbourne by Sun Books in 1977.

The correspondents include Jim McClelland, Les Murray, Brian Stonier, Gareth Evans, Judith Wright, A.J. Grassby, Sandra Jobson, Jo Bjelke Peterson, Don Chipp, Donald Horne, Allan Reid, Beatrice Faust and Sir Zelman Cowan.

File 1-3. Corrected typescript - Box 51

File 4. Correspondence re contributions, notes and typescript drafts of preface and some contributions, 1967-77, 1986 - Box 51

File 5. Illustrative matter and newspaper cuttings, 1959-87 - Box 51

Series 18. Patterns of Australia, 1980

An Australian travel book written by Dutton and illustrated with photographs by Hari Peccinotti. It was published in Melbourne by Macmillan in association with Mobil Oil in 1980.

File 1-2. Correspondence with Mobil Oil, handwritten draft, research material, 1978 - Box 51

File 3-4. Original typescript, Chapters 1-6 - Box 51

File 5-7. Draft typescripts - Box 52

File 8-10. Notes, newspaper cuttings, correspondence re research and publication, 1978 - Box 52

Series 19. The Australian heroes: a rousing roll call of 47 of Australia's greatest heroes and heroines, 1981

A tribute by Dutton to Australian heroes and heroines such as Henry Lawson, Daisy Bates, Nellie Melba, 'Breaker' Morant, Truganini, Gough Whitlam, Billy Hughes, Archbishop Mannix and others. Each chapter is written in prose, verse and songs. London: Angus & Robertson, 1981.

File 1. Correspondence with Angus Robertson, research material and draft of introduction, 1978-79 - Box 52

File 2-5. Notes and photocopied research material - Box 53

Series 20. Impressions of Singapore, 1981

A travel book written by Dutton and illustrated with photographs by Hari Peccinotti. It was published in Melbourne by Macmillan, in association with Mobil Oil, in 1981.

File 1. Correspondence with Mobil Oil, notes and material relating to publication, 1979-80 - Box 54

File 2-3. Notes, research material and newspaper cuttings from Geoffrey Dutton's concertina file, A-Z - Box 54

File 4. Typescript, Chapters 2 and 4 - Box 54

Series 21. S. T Gill's Australia (1981)

A critical study of the works of Australia's goldfield artist, S. T Gill. It was published in Melbourne by Macmillan in 1981.

File 1. Handwritten draft - Box 54

File 2. Typescript - Box 54

File 3-4. Correspondence with art galleries and libraries regarding Gill's paintings, notes, research material and lists of paintings - Box 54

File 5. Lists of illustrations, captions and photographs - Box 54

Series 22. The land beyond time: a modern exploration of Australia's north-west frontiers, 1984

The book is the story of a journey through the north-west of Western Australia as seen through five different perspectives: those of John Olsen, Geoffrey Dutton, Dame Mary Durack, Vincent Serventy and Alex Bortignon. It is illustrated with paintings and drawings by John Olsen and a few photographs.

The series includes diary, notes and drafts.

File 1. Diary July-September 1982 and two handwritten poems - Box 54

File 2-4. Notes and printed material relating to Western Australia; typescript drafts including 'It could only happen in Broome' by Dutton, 1977-82 - Box 54

File 5. Handwritten draft 'Bungles for LBT' - Box 55

File 6. Typescript draft 'Like nowhere else' (preliminary title) - Box 55

File 7. Handwritten draft - Box 55

File 8. Correspondence regarding a proposal to republish the book, 1997 - Box 161

Series 23. Snow on the saltbush: the Australian literary experience (1984)

Dutton's series of lectures on the 'The credibility of Australian literature' given at the Australian National University (in Series 39) were used as a basis for this book. It was published by Viking in 1984.

File 1-3. Edited typescript - Box 55

File 4-11. Typescript, Chapters 1-18 - Box 56

File 12-16. Typescript, Chapters 1-18 - Box 57

File 17-18. Correspondence regarding research, 1978-80, together with a research report on the history of Australian literature by Patricia Costigan, 1980 - Box 57

File 19-20. Notebooks (4) - Box 58

File 21. Notes for Chapters 7-8, report on colonial booksellers up until WWI - Box 58

File 22. Notes for Chapters 17-18 - Box 58

File 23-24. Correspondence with Penguin and others re permissions, lists of illustrations, index and draft chapters - Box 58

File 25. Writers' questionnaire - Box 58

File 26. Photographs and negatives - Box 59

File 27. Radio broadcasts, printed matter, newspaper cuttings - Box 59

Series 24. The Australian collection: Australia's greatest books, 1985

A volume containing extracts from what were, in Dutton's opinion, Australia's greatest books. They include Ralph Rashleigh by the convict James Tucker, Robbery under arms by Rolph Bolderwood, My brilliant career by Miles Franklin, Capriconia by Xavier Herbert, Lucinda Brayford by Martin Boyd, Alien son by Judah Waten, Storm boy by Colin Thiele, The year of living dangerously by Christopher Koch and The transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard.

The series include correspondence, notes and other papers. The correspondents include Christopher Christopher Koch, Patrica Wrightson, Eric Rolls, Nene Gare, Geoffrey Blainey, Olaf Ruhen, Thomas Hungerford, Thea Astley, Donald Charlwood, Roger McDonald, Kenneth Cook, Ivan Southall, Peter Mathers, Helen Garner, Hugh Stretton, Murray Bail, Peter Carey, Jessica Anderson and Morris Lurie.

File 1-3. Correspondence, 1983-84, notes and biographical sketches - Box 59

File 4-5. Notes and writings - Box 59

File 6. Biographies and works of Jessica Anderson, Thea Astley, Murray Bail, C. E. W Bean and Louis Becke - Box 60

File 7. Biographies and works of Geoffrey Blainey, Rolf Boldrewood, Martin Boyd, Robin Boyd, Russell Braddon and Mary Grant Bruce - Box 60

File 8. Biographies and works of Peter Carey, David Carnegie, Donald Charlwood, Manning Clark and Marcus Clarke - Box 60

File 9. Biographies and works of Kenneth Cook, Dymphna Cusack, Eleanor Dark, Frank Dalby Davison, Mary Durack, M. Barnard Eldershaw, Sumner Locke Elliott, H. V Evatt and Edward John Eyre - Box 60

File 10. Biographies and works of A. B Facey, George Farwell, David Foster, Miles Franklin, Joseph Furphy, Nene Gare, Helen Garner, May Gibbs, Ernest Giles and Aeneas Gunn - Box 60

File 11. Biographies and works of Frank Hardy, William Gosse Hay, Shirley Hazzard, Rachel Henning, Xavier Herbert and Donald Horne - Box 60

File 12. Biographies and works of Tom Hungerford, Eve Langley, Henry Lawson, Joan Lindsay, Norman Lindsay, Lennie Lower and Morris Lurie - Box 60

File 13. Biographies and works of Ian Idriess, David Ireland, Charmian Johnston, George Johnston, Christopher Koch and Thomas Keneally - Box 60

File 14. Biographies and works of Roger McDonald, Jack McLaren, Frederic Manning, David Malouf, Alan Marshall, Peter Mathers, Douglas Mawson, Alan Moorehead and Frank Moorhouse - Box 61

File 15. Biographies and works of D'Arcy Niland, John O'Grady, Vance Palmer, Ruth Park, Cyril Pearl, Ethel Pedley, Brian Penton, Hal Porter, Katharine Susannah Prichard and Francis Ratcliffe - Box 61

File 16. Biographies and works of Henry Handel Richardson, Eric Rolls, Tom Ronan and Steele Rudd - Box 61

File 17. Biographies and works of Olaf Ruhen, Vincent Serventy, Ivan Southall, Christina Stead, Louis Stone, Randolph Stow, Hugh Stretton and Charles Stuart - Box 61

File 18. Biographies and works of Watkin Tench, Kylie Tennant, Colin Thiele, Ethel Turner, James Tucker, Arthur Upfield, S. A Wakefield, Russel Ward, Judah Waten, Myrtle Rose White, Patrick White and Patricia Wrightson - Box 61

File 19-31. Notebooks containing biographical material - Box 62

Series 25. The squatters: an illustrated history of Australia's pastoral pioneers, 1985

An illustrated history of Australian pastoral pioneers. It was first published by Currey O'Neil in 1985 and was later published by Viking O'Neil in 1989 with a subtitle 'an illustrated history of Australia's pioneers'.

The series include notes, drafts, research material and cuttings.

File 1. Drafts and notes - Box 63

File 2-3. Typescript, Chapters 1-7 - Box 63

File 4-6. Notes, research material, newspaper cuttings - Box 63

File 7. Notes and cuttings - Box 64

Series 26. Sun, sea, surf and sand: the myth of the beach, 1985

The book looks at many aspects of the long relationships of Australians with the beach, which began with Aborigines before the arrival of the white man. Dutton's evocative text is complemented by poems and extracts from novels and other prose books about the beach and over 150 paintings, drawings and photographs. It was published by Oxford University Press in 1985.

File 1. Typescript - Box 64

File 2-7. Correspondence and draft manuscripts - Box 64

File 8. Illustrations - Folio-Box 1

Series 27. The innovators: the Sydney alternatives in the rise of modern art, literature and ideas, 1986

In the introduction, Dutton wrote that he attempts 'to give some account of how modernism in the arts was generated in Sydney, and of the sympathy and hostility with which it was received'. It was published by Macmillan in 1986.

The series includes notes, correspondents and typescripts. The correspondents include Hal Missingham, John Olsen and Douglas Stewart.

File 1. Notes and correspondence, A-F - Box 65

File 2. Notes and correspondence, H-L - Box 65

File 3. Notes and correspondence, M - Box 66

File 4. Notes and correspondence, N-R - Box 66

File 5. Notes and correspondence, S - Box 66

File 6. Notes and correspondence, T, W and miscellaneous - Box 66

File 7. Notes and correspondence, 1983-85 - Box 66

File 8-15. Typescripts - Box 67

File 16. Miscellaneous pages - Box 67

File 17-23. Typescripts - Box 68

File 24. Illustrations - Folio-Box 1

Series 28. Kenneth Slessor: a biography, 1991

In 1987 Dutton began researching the life of the Australian poet Kenneth Slessor, resulting in a biography which was published by Viking Books in 1991. To assist in the preparation of the book, Dutton was given custody of a number of papers belonging to the Slessor family (Folders 28-39). Of particular interest are the numerous photographs, a notebook and writings on China of Robert Slessor (Kenneth's father), together with pencil sketches by and of family members. A copy of a 1939 edition of Five bells, inscribed by Kenneth Slessor to Ronald McCuaig and later presented as a gift by McCuaig to Dutton, is filed in file 27. Also included in this series are papers relating to Dutton's involvement with the 'Kenneth Slessor' ABC radio program (broadcast 1991), and a seminar 'Kenneth Slessor remembered', held at the National Library of Australia on 25 May 1991.

File 1. Correspondence, including letters from John Tranter, Herbert Jaffa, Dennis Haskell, Tom McKay, Clement Semmler, Roland Robinson, Maslyn Williams and Ronald McCuaig, 1987-89 - Box 69

File 2-5. Typescript manuscript - Box 69

File 6-8. Typescript copy - Box 69

File 9-11. Typescript manuscript - Box 70

File 12. Corrected copy - Box 70

File 13. Reviews of the biography, and a photograph of Slessor as a war correspondent - Box 70

File 14-15. Transcripts of interviews by Dutton of associates of Slessor for a 1991 segment of 'Helicon', an Australian Broadcasting Commission Radio National program, 1987-91 - Box 71

Interviewees include Ronald McCuaig, David Rowbotham, A. W Sheppard, Geoffrey Lehmann, Christopher Koch, Maslyn Williams, Nancy Keesing, David McNicoll and Robin Slessor.[IJ1]

File 16. Transcript of interview with Vivian Smith, 1991 - Box 71

File 17. Permission forms from interviewees, 1987-88 - Box 71

File 18. Draft script and research notes for 'Kenneth Slessor' ABC radio program - Box 71

File 19. Notes and papers relating to 'Kenneth Slessor Remembered' seminar, National Library of Australia, 25 May 1991 - Box 71

File 20. Research notes and related correspondence with Vane Lindsey, Christopher Koch, Rosemary Dobson, George Molnar, Bruce Dawe, Colin Thiele, H. P Heseltine, Nancy Keesing and Ian Fitchett, 1987 - Box 71

File 21-22. Research notes - Box 72

File 23-24. Research notes and correspondence, filed A-Z - Box 72

Correspondents include Allan Ashbolt, Geoffrey Blainey, C. B Christesen, Vida Horn, Dennis Haskell, Rodney Hall, Les Murray, Stephen Murray-Smith, Ronald McCuaig, Robin Slessor, Vane Lindsey, Sylvia Lawson, Paul Slessor, Gwen Harwood, Clement Semmler, Stuart Lee, Kylie Tennant and Maslyn Williams.

File 25. Articles and papers about Slessor, including issues of Southerly, and leaflet describing Sydney Chinese Food Society, c. 1950s - Box 72

File 26. Biographical articles, obituaries, 1971-85 - Box 72

File 27. Sea-serpent skin bound edition of Five Bells. Sydney: Frank C. Johnson, 1939 (Volume formerly belonging to Ronald McCuaig and subsequently given as a gift to Dutton, inscribed by Slessor and McCuaig) - Box 73

File 28. Correspondence, biographical articles and obituaries, 1939-86, including letters from Clement Semmler and pencil sketches by a Slessor family member (I. Slessor?), c. 1882 - Box 73

File 29. Original and copied Slessor family photographs, c. 1890s-1978 - Box 73

File 30. Slessor family papers, c. 1899-1980, including notes relating to E. H. P Slessor and Robert Slessor, will of Marian Schloesser, The sheep stealer and other verses by Maud Slessor (1924, two copies), photographs - Box 73

File 31. Original Slessor family photographs, c. 1880s-1988 - Box 73

File 32. Slessor family and other papers, 1906-84, including reference for Robert Slessor, family tree, notes on 'Five bells' - Box 73

File 33. Original Slessor family photographs, c. 1890s-1970s - Box 74

File 34. Original and copied Slessor family photographs, c. 1940s-1960s - Box 74

File 35. Original Slessor family photographs, 1953-78 - Box 74

File 36. Reproductions of Slessor family photographs and other illustrative matter - Box 74

File 37. Index book for The Sun leaders, 1957 (formerly belonging to Kenneth Slessor) - Box 74

File 38-39. Notebook of Robert Slessor, 1936; stories and articles by Robert Slessor on China, 1921-36, including caricature of Robert Slessor by Carl Slessor (1887?) - Box 74

Series 29. Flying low: a novel, 1992

Flying low is a revised edition of Dutton's novel Andy (1968), and is based on Dutton's own experiences as a pilot in World War II. The novel was published in 1992 by University of Queensland Press.

File 1. Typescript, correspondence with Tim Curnow and Clare Foster, reviews and galley proofs, 1991-92 - Box 75

File 2. Galley proofs - Box 75

File 3-7. Original manuscript - Box 75

Series 30. A rare bird: Penguin Books in Australia, 1946-96, 1996

Dutton was the founding editor of Penguin Australia. In 1995 he was commissioned to write the history of the Penguin Books Australia's first fifty years, from 1946 to 1996. The series includes drafts and transcripts of interviews.

File 1-11. Draft typescripts - Box 76

File 12. Facsimile message from Kay Ronai regarding appointment of John Michie as manager of Penguin Australia, 1996, together with draft typescript - Box 77

File 13. Draft typescript - Box 77

File 14. Draft typescript with comments by Brian Johns - Box 77

File 15. Draft typescript with comments by John Hooker - Box 77

File 16. Draft typescript with comments by Bob Sessions, Hilary McPhee and John Hooker - Box 77

File 17-23. Draft typescript - Box 78

File 24. Corrected proofs - Folio-Box 1

File 25. Concertina file containing correspondence and research files - Folio-Box 2

File 26. Publicity material and reviews, 1996 - Box 79

File 27. Concertina file containing transcripts of interviews - Box 79

File 28-29. 28 sound cassettes of interviews recorded as research material for the book; 1 computer disk (3.5") with transcripts of the interviews - Box 80

Item 1. Andrew Porter. Trade services manager [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000298
Item 2. Brian Johns [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000299
Item 3. Side A Ian Templeman. Side B Frank Thomson (1) [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000300
Item 4. Brian Stonier [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000301
Item 5. Jackie Yowell [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000302
Item 6. Peter Field [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000303
Item 7. Hilary McPhee [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000304
Item 8. Peter Hyde [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000305
Item 9. John Hooker [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000306
Item 10. Side A John Hooker 3 [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000307
Item 11. Side A Julie Watts, Side B Margaret Barrett [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000308
Item 12. Penguin History Interviews 1 Di Gribble, Frank Thompson 2 [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000309
Item 13. Paul Jennings [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000310
Item 14. Paul Jennings [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000311
Item 15. John Strike (side A), George Dale (side B) [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000312
Item 16. Corrie De Klign (?Klijn) [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000313
Item 17. Kay Ronai 1 and 2 [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000314
Item 18. Anne Summers (side A), Rose Creswell (side B, crossed out) [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000315
Item 19. John Elkin [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000316
Item 20. Bruce Sims - Penguin Tape [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000317
Item 21. Geoffrey Dutton I/VS for Penguin History. Side A George Smith, Side B John Curtain [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000170
Item 22. Pat Adam - Chu's marketing mgr [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000171
Item 23. Terry Moloney, Tim Curnow [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000172
Item 24. Dave Foster [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000173
Item 25. Richard Walsh, Ed Campion [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000174
Item 26. Jo Bramble [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000366
Item 27. John Bryson, Roseanne Turner [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000367
Item 28. Bob Sessions [cassette tape], c.1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000368

File 30. Thirteen microcassette tapes containing interviews recorded as research material for the book - Box 80

Item 29. Reg Ford interview with Kay Ronai, Penguin History, A Rare Bird, Geoff Dutton [microcassette], 1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000369
Item 30. Kay Onai interviews Graeme Base for 'A Rare Bird' [microcassette], 1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000370
Item 31. Erica Irving 9/2/96 [microcassette], 1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000371
Item 32. Paul Jennings 13/2/96 [microcassette], 1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000372
Item 33. [untitled] Tapes of interviews by Kay Ronai with Penguin staff & authors [microcassette], 1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000373
Item 34. [untitled] Tapes of interviews by Kay Ronai with Penguin staff & authors [microcassette], 1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000374
Item 35. [untitled] Tapes of interviews by Kay Ronai with Penguin staff & authors [microcassette], 1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000375
Item 36. [untitled] Tapes of interviews by Kay Ronai with Penguin staff & authors [microcassette], 1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000376
Item 37. [untitled] Tapes of interviews by Kay Ronai with Penguin staff & authors [microcassette], 1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000377
Item 38. [untitled] Tapes of interviews by Kay Ronai with Penguin staff & authors [microcassette], 1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000378
Item 39. [untitled] Tapes of interviews by Kay Ronai with Penguin staff & authors [microcassette], 1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000379
Item 40. [untitled] Tapes of interviews by Kay Ronai with Penguin staff & authors [microcassette], 1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000380
Item 41. [untitled] Tapes of interviews by Kay Ronai with Penguin staff & authors [microcassette], 1996 - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000381

File 31. Eight computer disks (3.5") containing interview transcripts, together a with covering letter, 1996 - Box 80

File 32-34. Transcripts of interviews - Box 80

File 35. Eight computer disks (3.5") containing transcripts of interviews, 1995 - Box 160

Series 31. Other published books, 1950-94

This series comprises published writings, written and edited by Dutton, and arranged chronologically by date of first publication. Publications represented in this series include:

The mortal and the marble (London: Chapman & Hall, 1950): The mortal and the marble is a novel written by Dutton. The series includes manuscripts and typescripts. For related material (such as agreement with publisher and proposed film adaptation) see also Series 37.

A long way south (London: Chapman & Hall, 1953): A long way south comprises an account of Dutton's journey by car from London to Australia, through Europe, the Middle East, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka, in the early 1950s.

Africa in black and white (London: Chapman & Hall, 1956): Africa in black and white concerns travels through Africa.

States of the union (London: Chapman & Hall, 1958): Dutton wrote in the preface that 'This book is based on the people, places and ideas my wife and I encountered in the course of a car journey through the USA' in the 1950s.

Patrick White (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1961): The book, which is part of the 'Australian writers and their work' series, gives a brief account of Patrick White, a survey of his works and a critical assessment of his place in Australian literary history.

Modern Australian writing: The books contains a collection of short stories and poems by Australian authors and poets edited by Geoffrey Dutton. The contributors include Judith Wright, Patrick White, Rosemary Dobson, David Campbell, Max Harris, James McAuley, A.D. Hope and Randolph Stow.

Andy (London: Collins, 1968): A revised edition of the novel Andy was published as Flying low in 1992. For papers relating to the later edition see Series 29.

Tamara: A novel published in London by Collins in 1970.

A taste of history: Geoffrey Dutton's South Australia: A history of South Australia based on a series of television program of the same name made for the ABC. It was published in Adelaide by Rigby in 1978.

The wedge-tailed eagle: stories: A collection of short stories. It was first published by Macmillan in 1980 and was reissued by Sun Books in 1983.

City life in old Australia: A pictorial history published by Currey O'Neil in 1984.

The book of Australian islands (South Melbourne: Macmillan, 1986): The book contains chapters written by 16 Australians, under the general editorship of Geoffrey Dutton, about their special islands. The contributors include Mark O'Connor, Margaret Hazzard, Nancy Keesing, Stephen Murray-Smith, Manning Clark, Geoffrey Dutton and Vincent Serventy.

The Australian bedside book: a selection of writings from 'The Australian Literary Supplement' , edited by Geoffrey Dutton (South Melbourne: Macmillan, 1987): Dutton was editor of The Australian Literary Supplement from 1985 to 1988.

Waterways of Sydney: a sketchbook: The book contains short texts of places on the Sydney's waterfront, including Lady Bay, Vaucluse Bay, Nielsen Park, Glebe Point, Tarban Creek, Middle Harbour, Berowa Waters and Port Hacking. It is illustrated with drawings by Cedric Emmanuel.

Images of Melbourne: a sketchbook, drawings by Kay Stewart; text by Geoffrey Dutton (Ferntree Gully: Houghton Mifflin, 1989): The book contains brief descriptions of well known places in Melbourne, including Flinders Street Station, Yarra River, Old Melbourne Gaol, Mietta's, Meat Market Craft Centre, Victorian Tapestry Workshop, St Patrick's Cathedral, Royal Arcade, Victorian Arts Centre and Lygon Street.

File 1-2. The mortal and the marble (London: Chapman Hall, 1950): Notebooks containing handwritten draft manuscript - Box 81

File 3-4. The mortal and the marble (London: Chapman Hall, 1950): Handwritten and typescript draft manuscript and notes - Box 81

File 5-6. A long way south (London: Chapman Hall, 1953): Typescript manuscript and photographs - Box 82

File 7-8. Africa in black and white (London: Chapman Hall, 1956): Handwritten draft manuscript, with preface by Roy Campbell, together with memorandum of agreement, 1955 - Box 82

File 9-10. States of the union (London: Chapman Hall, 1958): Typescript manuscript - Box 83

File 11. Patrick White (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1961): Discussion notes, reviews of Patrick White's books and other research material, 1961-71 - Box 83

File 12. Patrick White (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1961): Correspondence with Oxford University Press, bibliography and manuscript entitled 'The novels of Patrick White', 1970-72 and Tisi and the yabby (London: Collins, 1965), Seal Bay (London: Collins, 1966) and Tisi and the pageant (Adelaide: Rigby, 1968) - Box 83

File 13. Patrick White (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1961): Notes and typescript drafts for the three picture books for children - Box 83

File 14. Modern Australian writing: Correspondence, introduction and poems, 1964-65, including letters from Vincent Buckley, Laurence Collinson, Peter Cowan, Judith Wright, James MacGibbon, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, James McAuley, Patricia Rolfe, Charles Higham, Elizabeth Harrower, Bruce Dawe, Hal Porter, Hugh Atkinson, Randolph Stow, A.D. Hope, James Murray, H.P. Heseltine, David Campbell, Thomas Shapcott and David Martin. - Box 83

File 15-16. Andy (London: Collins, 1968): Handwritten draft and typescript - Box 83

File 17-18. Tamara: Handwritten draft - Box 84

File 19-20. Tamara: Draft typescript, pages 1-235 - Box 84

File 21. Australia since the camera, 1901-1914: Correspondence regarding research and publication, primarily with the publisher F.W. Cheshire, together with research notes and interviews, 1968-69 - Box 84

File 22. Australia since the camera, 1901-1914: Typescript and photographs - Box 84

File 23. A taste of history: Geoffrey Dutton's South Australia: Typescript, with corrections - Box 84

File 24-26. The wedge-tailed eagle: stories: Typescript drafts - Box 84

File 27. The eye opener (St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1982): Handwritten draft - Box 85

File 28-29. City life in old Australia: Typescript - Box 85

File 30. The book of Australian islands (South Melbourne: Macmillan, 1986): Photographs - Box 85

File 31. The Australian bedside book: a selection of writings from 'The Australian Literary Supplement' , edited by Geoffrey Dutton (South Melbourne: Macmillan, 1987): Notes, typescript preface by Morris West, typescript of Nancy Keesing's contribution, and letter from Tim Curnow of Curtis Brown, 1986 - Box 85

File 32. Waterways of Sydney: a sketchbook: Typescript drafts, notes and correspondence with J.M. Dent, 1987 - Box 85

File 33-34. Images of Melbourne: a sketchbook, drawings by Kay Stewart; text by Geoffrey Dutton (Ferntree Gully: Houghton Mifflin, 1989): Draft typescripts - Box 86

File 35. Kanga Creek: Havelock Ellis in Australia (Sydney: Picador, 1989): Typescript - Box 86

File 36. Kanga Creek: Havelock Ellis in Australia (Sydney: Picador, 1989): Notes, draft manuscript and correspondence with Francis Lafitte and Pan Books, 1988 - Box 86

File 37. The Picador Henry Lawson, selected by Geoffrey Dutton ([Sydney]: Picador Australia, 1991): Research material, notes and correspondence with Pan Books, 1989 - Box 86

File 38. The Picador Henry Lawson, selected by Geoffrey Dutton ([Sydney]: Picador Australia, 1991): Typescript notes and correspondence with Pan Books, later Pan Macmillan, 1990 - Box 86

File 39-40. The Picador Henry Lawson, selected by Geoffrey Dutton ([Sydney]: Picador Australia, 1991): Manuscript and galley proofs - Box 87

File 41. The Picador Henry Lawson, selected by Geoffrey Dutton ([Sydney]: Picador Australia, 1991): Galley proofs - Folio-Box 3

File 42-43. Artists' portraits, selected and introduced by Geoffrey Dutton (Canberra: National Library of Australia, 1992): Correspondence with the National Library, 1991-92, together with transcripts of interviews by Hazel de Berg with various Australian artists, including Guy Grey Smith, Helen Grey Smith, Nora Heysen, Russell Drysdale, Norman Lindsay, Jon Molvig and Francis Lymburner., c. 1960s, and a transcript of Dutton's interview with Donald Friend, 1984 - Box 87

File 44. Country childhoods (St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1992): Correspondence with University of Queensland Press and individual writers, 1990-91 - Box 87

File 45. Kenneth Slessor: collected poems, edited by Dennis Haskell and Geoffrey Dutton (Pymble: Angus Robertson, 1994): Correspondence with co-editor Dennis Haskell and associated papers, 1992 - Box 87

Series 32. Unpublished books, c. 1950s-96

This series comprises correspondence, manuscript drafts, notes and research material relating to five proposed books by Dutton, all apparently unpublished.

File 1-4. 'Life is not enough', c. 1950s: Typescript draft of a novel produced for H.J. Ryman Ltd, London - Box 88

File 5-6. 'A splinter of glass', c. 1960s: Handwritten draft of a novel - Box 88

File 7-9. 'Germans in Australia', 1970-77: Manuscripts, notes, photocopied documents, newspaper cuttings and correspondence, including a letter from H.C. Coombs, 1971-77 - Box 88

File 10-15. Typescript draft, notes and research material (mainly photocopies), arranged alphabetically, A-L, N-W - Box 89

File 16. Thesis by Lynne Carmichael 'German migration past and present', 1973 - Box 90

File 17. Thesis by Ian Harmstorf 'German migration, with particular reference to Hamburg, to South Australia, 1851-1884', 1971 - Box 90

File 18. Copy of the Jaensch family tree, 1836-1976 - Box 90

File 19. Research material relating to the Germans in Australia - Folio-Box 3

File 20. 'Marquis de Rays, Emperor of Oceania', 1978-79: Research notes, manuscripts and correspondence, 1978-79 - Box 91

File 21-23. 'Marquis de Rays, Emperor of Oceania', 1978-79: Research notes and draft manuscripts - Box 91

File 24. 'The poetic language', 1984-94: Correspondence regarding research and attempts at publication, 1961, 1985-86, together with typescript draft manuscripts - Box 91

File 25. 'The poetic language', 1984-94: Proofs, typescripts and correspondence regarding attempts at publication, 1984-86 - Box 91

File 26. 'The poetic language', 1984-94: Correspondence with publishers and contributors, regarding permissions and attempts at publication, 1986-88 - Box 91

File 27. 'The poetic language', 1984-94: Correspondence, proofs and memorandum of agreement, 1984-94 - Box 92

File 28-29. 'The poetic language', 1984-94: Photocopies of selected poems - Box 92

File 30. 'The poetic language', 1984-94: Notebook, c. 1984 - Box 92

File 31-32. 'The poetic language', 1984-94: Proofs and typescript drafts, 1994 - Box 92

File 33. 'The poetic language', 1984-94: Cover and galley proofs - Box 93

File 34-36. 'The poetic language', 1984-94: Galley proofs - Box 93

File 37-39. 'The poetic language', 1984-94: Mock-ups - Box 93

File 40. 'Weird melancholy' - proposed book on Adam Lindsay Gordon, Henry Kendall and Marcus Clark, 1996: Synopsis and research notes - Box 161

File 41-44. 'Portraits of my generation' - proposed book on which Dutton was working at the time of his death: Research notes and correspondence together with three cassette tapes ( 2 x Southey, 1 x Nolan) - Box 162

Series 33. Short stories

Typescripts and handwritten drafts of many of Dutton's short stories, including photocopies or cuttings if published, for example, 'The artistic butcher' in Quadrant, 1977. Dutton published a collection of his short stories, The wedge-tailed eagle, in 1980. Papers relating to this work are filed in Series 31.

File 1. 'The artistic butcher', 'Birch tree', 'The Devil has wings' - Box 94

File 2. 'The fifty dollar vulture', 'The flowers of Afghanistan', 'Fish' - Box 94

File 3. 'The gentleman from the United Nations', 'The golden treasury' - Box 94

File 4. 'The hollyhocks', 'The library', 'The man from Loudermilk's', 'Mr Golightly and the government man' - Box 94

File 5. 'An old Bohemian', 'Poet's country', 'The promontory' - Box 94

File 6. 'A rape of justice', 'The Rarridy party' - Box 94

File 7. 'The red beach', 'Return to Peshawar', 'A Russian journey' - Box 94

File 8. 'Rhino', 'Vulture stories' - Box 94

File 9. 'The seahorses of Positano', 'The shining eyes', 'Such a happy day', 'The sugared game' - Box 94

File 10. 'The time of the rain', 'The trees', 'The trump of death' - Box 95

File 11. 'The volcano', 'The waterfall' - Box 95

File 12-16. Miscellaneous draft and typescript short stories, including 'The paradox' 'The Australian Chekhov' and 'The man on the bar stool' - Box 95

Series 34. Poetry, 1959-98

This series includes correspondence with publishers, contributors and other writers, as well as drafts, typescripts, notes and cuttings of published poems from newspapers and magazines. As well as producing a substantial body of poetry, Dutton edited a number of anthologies, including Australian verse from 1805: a continuum (1975). There are also papers relating to the works On my island : poems (1967), Findings and keepings : selected poems, 1939-69 (1970), Selective affinities : new poems (1985), New and selected poems (1993) and New York nowhere (1998). Dutton wrote this final volume after suffering a stroke in May 1995 and spending four days in a New York Hospital. The remaining folders in this series contain drafts of and correspondence relating to various poems, many of which may have been included in or relate to other published anthologies of Dutton's work, or anthologies edited by him.

File 1. On my island: poems (Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire, 1967): Typescript with extensive corrections - Box 96

File 2. Australian verse from 1805: a continuum, edited by Geoffrey Dutton (Adelaide: Rigby, 1975): Correspondence and poems for anthology, 1970-74, including correspondence with Rigby, Gwen Harwood, Roland Robinson, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, R.F. Brissenden, A.D. Hope, Geoffrey Lehmann, Joan Mas and Rosemary Dobson - Box 96

File 3. Australian verse from 1805: a continuum, edited by Geoffrey Dutton (Adelaide: Rigby, 1975): Correspondence, notes and introduction to anthology, 1971-76, including letters from Mary Finnan, Geoffrey Lehmann, Les Murray, Thomas Shapcott, Bruce Dawe and R.D. FitzGerald. - Box 96

File 4. Australian verse from 1805: a continuum, edited by Geoffrey Dutton (Adelaide: Rigby, 1975): Photocopies of poems from the Sydney Gazette and others from early 1800s-1840s, 1971-79 - Box 96

File 5. Australian verse from 1805: a continuum, edited by Geoffrey Dutton (Adelaide: Rigby, 1975): Photocopies and typescripts of poems - Box 96

File 6. Findings and keepings : selected poems, 1939-69 (Adelaide: Australian Letters, 1970): Correspondence, accounts and orders, 1969-70 - Box 96

File 7. Findings and keepings : selected poems, 1939-69 (Adelaide: Australian Letters, 1970): Publishing correspondence, accounts, sample sheets and book cover, 1970-71 - Box 96

File 8. Selective affinities: new poems (North Ryde: Angus Robertson, 1985): Typescripts and photocopies of poems - Box 97

File 9. Selective affinities: new poems (North Ryde: Angus Robertson, 1985): Page proofs - Box 97

File 10. Selective affinities: new poems (North Ryde: Angus Robertson, 1985): Typescript poems - Box 97

File 11. Selective affinities: new poems (North Ryde: Angus Robertson, 1985): Draft poems and notes - Box 97

File 12. Selective affinities: new poems (North Ryde: Angus Robertson, 1985): Corrected copy - Box 97

File 13. New and selected poems (Sydney: Angus Robertson, 1993): Draft, typescript and copies of published poems - Box 97

File 14-15. New and selected poems (Sydney: Angus Robertson, 1993): Draft and typescript poems - Box 97

File 16-17. New and selected poems (Sydney: Angus Robertson, 1993): Draft typescript poem - Box 98

File 18. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft poem and notes - Box 98

File 19. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Typescript draft and final versions - Box 98

File 20-25. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft and typescript early poems - Box 98

File 26. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft and typescript early poems, 1959, together with a letter to Ninette Dutton from Richard Aldington, and a typescript of 'Richard Aldington: a memoir' by Geoffrey Dutton - Box 99

File 27. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft and typescript poems - Box 99

File 28. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft and typescript poems, 1961-62 - Box 99

File 29. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft and typescript poems, 1963 - Box 99

File 30. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft and typescript poems, 1964-67 - Box 99

File 31. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft and typescript poems, 1965 - Box 100

File 32. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft and typescript poems, c.1966 - Box 100

File 33. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft and typescript poems, to 1972 - Box 100

File 34. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft and typescript poems, 1972 - Box 100

File 35. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft and typescript poems, 1973-74 - Box 100

File 36-37. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft and typescript poems, 1974-75 - Box 100

File 38. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Correspondence concerning poems for Maximus Books poetry series, 1974-78, including correspondence with Garrie Hutchinson, Garth Clarke, Bruce Gardiner, John Beston, Fay Zwicky, Terry Tredrea, Bill Green and Macmillan - Box 100

File 39. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Correspondence regarding and poems for Maximus Books poetry series, 1974-75, including material relating to a proposed anthology of Australian love poems - Box 100

File 40. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft and typescript poems, 1978 - Box 101

File 41. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft and typescript poems, 1980-81 - Box 101

File 42. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft and typescript poems, 1982-84 - Box 101

File 43. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Typescripts of 'Eighteen poems from the North West', 1982-83 - Box 101

File 44-45. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Typescripts and photocopied drafts of poems for 'Selected poems, 1940-1980' - Box 101

File 46-48. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Typescript poems for 'A body of words : poems to do with love' - Box 101

File 49. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Typescript for 'Amico amante in eterno', 1983, based on the life of Lord Byron - Box 102

File 50. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Translation of 'My island' into Japanese by Rikutaro Fukuda - Box 102

File 51. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Papers and correspondence for proposed anthology of Australian love poetry, c. 1987 - Box 102

File 52-53. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft and typescript poems, 1992-95 - Box 102

File 54. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft and typescript new poems - Box 102

File 55-56. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Typescripts of miscellaneous poems - Box 102

File 57. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Draft poems - Box 103

File 58-59. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Drafts and copies of published poems - Box 103

File 60. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Cuttings of Dutton's published poetry, 1985-94 - Box 162

File 61. New York nowhere (Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998): Drafts of poems for Robin Lucas - Box 162

Series 35. Translations of Russian poems, 1968-95

Dutton first met Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko at the 1966 Adelaide Festival of the Arts. In the following year Dutton made a reciprocal trip to Russia, at which time he hoped to arrange a return visit by other Russian poets to the 1968 Festival. During this period he began composing literary translations of Russian poems, based on literal translations by Russian speakers.

File 1. Papers relating to Dutton's trip to Russia, 1967, including photographs - Box 103

File 2-3. Poems by Yevgeny Yevtushenko and translations - Box 103

File 4. 'The Bratsk Station' by Yevtushenko, translated by T. Tupikina-Glaessner and Geoffrey Dutton - Box 103

File 5. Poems by Yevtushenko, translated by Geoffrey Dutton - Box 103

File 6. Manuscripts relating to New poems by Yevtushenko and Bella Akhmadulina - Box 103

File 7-8. Printed material, newspaper cuttings, photographs and poems published in Moskva, 1961 - Box 104

File 9-10. Translations of a long poem 'Kazan University', c. 1972 - Box 104

File 11-12. Original poems by A. Voznesensky, with some translations, 1972 - Box 104

File 13. Poems in Russian language, some by Akhmadulina, c. 1967 - Box 104

File 14-15. Poems by Robert Rozhdestvensky and others, translations, correspondence, printed material and newspaper cuttings, c. 1968 - Box 104

File 16-18. Miscellaneous Russian poems, correspondence with Doubleday publishers, New York, 1970-71 - Box 105

File 19. Articles on Russian writers, notes and translations, 1967 - Box 105

File 20. 'Art Destroys Silence', six variations on themes by Shostakovich by Geoffrey Dutton - Box 105

File 21. Correspondence and faxes regarding visit of Yevgeny Yevtushenko to Australia, 1994-95 - Box 105

Series 36. Libretto 'The Magic Flute', 1989-93

In 1989 Dutton began translating and adapting Emanuel Schikaneder's original libretto of Mozart's 'The Magic Flute', in association with Arthur Boyd, Max Dupain, Sir Yehudi Menuhin and Bernd Benthaak. The adaptation was commissioned for a special Australian production of the opera. Included in this series is correspondence with Menuhin, with whom Dutton dealt extensively.

File 1. Typescript libretto and associated papers, c. 1989 - Box 105

File 2. Synopsis and libretto extracts, c. 1990, together with research notes - Box 105

File 3. Second revised libretto and associated correspondence with Philippe Mora, 1990 - Box 106

File 4. Annotated libretto - Box 106

File 5. Production notes, correspondence with Bernd Benthaak, Sue Nattrass, Bill Lasica, Yehudi Menuhin and Eleanor Hope, libretto extracts, c. 1989-90 - Box 106

File 6. Correspondence, 1990, including liaison with Yehudi Menuhin, Barry Humphries, Eleanor Hope and Richard Walsh. Also includes one computer disk containing draft typescripts - Box 106

File 7-8. Production notes, correspondence, draft libretto extracts - Box 106

File 9. Correspondence with Menuhin, and libretto, 1990 - Box 106

File 10. Magic Flute Enterprises Pty Ltd financial accounts, 1991-93, and deregistration papers - Box 106

Series 37. Articles and reviews, 1955-95

Typescript and handwritten drafts, notes, research material and cuttings of published items from journals and magazines. Including articles, reviews, obituaries and letters to the editor. Published in The Bulletin, Times Literary Supplement, Pegasus, Australian Book Review, New York Times, The Australian, The Guardian, Overland, Sydney Morning Herald and others

The articles and essays cover diverse subjects: politics, literature/poetry/writing in Australia, censorship, Australian writers, art appreciation and criticism, Yevgeny Yevtushenko and other Russian writers.

Reviews covering over 40 years of Dutton's opinions on Australian artists and Australian and overseas writers and their works. Dutton also broadcast a number of his reviews on radio; papers relating to radio and television broadcasts are filed in Series 38 Obituaries including Alister Kershaw, Max Harris, Manning Clark, David Campbell and Dame Mary Durack.

File 1. Articles and reviews, 1955 - Box 107

File 2. Articles and reviews, c. 1958-1970 - Box 107

File 3-4. 'Around the galleries', art reviews by Geoffrey Dutton, 1958-59 - Box 107

File 5. Art reviews, c. 1959 - Box 107

File 6-7. Articles and reviews, c. 1958-72 - Box 107

File 8. Articles and reviews, 1965 - Box 107

File 9. Typescript article 'My Adelaide' for The Bulletin, 1967 - Box 108

File 10. Lectures, articles and reviews, 1969 - Box 108

File 11. Typescripts of reviews and articles, c. 1969 - Box 108

File 12. Articles for Australia's heritage: the making of a nation, 1970-72 - Box 108

File 13. Articles and newspaper cuttings relating to University Students for Youth, 1970-72 - Box 108

File 14. 'Notes for Youth articles', 1971 - Box 108

File 15. Articles and reviews, 1973-74 - Box 108

File 16. 'City/country articles', 1975 - Box 108

File 17. Articles and reviews, 1979 - Box 109

File 18. Typescripts of articles - Box 109

File 19. Copies of Pegasus, 1977-85 - Box 109

File 20-22. Articles for Pegasus together with letters from editor Gregory Vitiello and publisher Mobil Services, 1978-86 - Box 109

File 23. Articles, 1982, together with articles on Western Australia, 1985 - Box 110

File 24. Miscellaneous writings regarding McCubbin, Streeton and Roberts, c. 1980s - Box 110

File 25. Typescript of Jeffrey Smart on T. S Eliot, notes by Dutton on Colin Lancely, typescript account of the launch of Craig Munro's Wild man of letters, c. 1984-87 - Box 110

File 26. Notebook containing draft articles and reviews, c. 1980s - Box 110

File 27. Notebook containing draft book reviews, c. 1982 - Box 110

File 28. Typescript articles and transcripts of interviews, 1983-90 - Box 110

File 29-30. Essays and reviews, 1989-97 - Box 111

File 31. Typescript reviews, c. 1985-90 - Box 111

File 32. Book reviews, c. 1986-90 - Box 111

File 33-35. Articles, reviews, c. 1987-93 - Box 111

File 36. Typescript articles, and reviews, c. 1991-93, together with speeches made at conferral ceremony for Doctor of Literature, University of Canberra (honoris causa) - Box 112

File 37. Reviews of books by Dutton, 1991-93 - Box 112

File 38-39. Reviews, articles, speeches and obituaries, 1991-95 - Box 112

File 40. Draft review of A. D Hope (1992) by Kevin Hart, together with papers regarding visits to Indonesia and Singapore, 1992 - Box 112

File 41. Article in The Australian Way, June 1994 - Box 112

File 42. 'Castles of madness', article published in the Australia Day edition of The Bulletin, 1994 - Box 112

File 43. Obituary of Alister Kershaw, 1995, together with correspondence and clippings re Kershaw, including letters from Kershaw and his wife, 1983-95 - Box 112

File 44. Scrapbook of cuttings, 1981-93 - Box 160

File 45. Scrapbook of cuttings of articles by Dutton, 1984-91 - Box 163

File 46. Research notes for an article about David Foster, 1994 - Box 163

Series 38. Radio, television and film scripts

A series containing papers documenting the various radio, television and film productions with which Dutton was associated as a writer, broadcaster and producer over the course of his career. There are also scripts of the radio programs 'Watch your English' (1959) and 'Enjoy your English' (1964), which contain useful discussions on the Australian idiom.

File 1. Radio broadcasts, c. 1950, together with papers concerning Dutton's novel The mortal and the marble - Box 113

File 2. Broadcast transcripts for travel segment on the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) radio program 'South Australian diary', 5CL, 1953, together with diary of Dutton's trip to India in 1938 - Box 113

File 3. Notebook containing draft travel writing excerpts, c. 1953 - Box 113

File 4. Index book to travel writings - Box 113

File 5-6. 'Watch your English' ABC radio scripts, 5AN, 1959-60 - Box 113

File 7. Letters from listeners to 'Watch your English', 1959 - Box 113

File 8. Correspondence and scripts relating to 'Enjoy your English', broadcast on ABC radio 5CL, 1964 - Box 113

File 9. Letters from listeners to 'Enjoy your English', 1964 - Box 113

File 10. Papers relating to 'Geoffrey Dutton on commitment', ABC 'Spectrum' television program, 1966; material concerning radio and Australian writers, c. 1970s-1981, including 'Talking to the void' by A. D Hope - Box 114

File 11-12. Proposed film scripts for 'Paradox' (based on Dutton's novel The mortal and the marble) and 'Be my Valentina', and associated papers, 1970-c., 1981 - Box 114

File 13. Papers relating to: ABC radio program on Dutton's poetry, broadcast on the 'Poet's tongue', August 1959; ABC radio program 'Today's books', 5AN, 1962; film 'Eyre the explorer', 1970; proposed ABC radio feature on Edward John Eyre, 1979 - Box 114

File 14. 'Today's books', c. 1959-62 - Box 114

File 15. Script and notes for six part television series on the history of South Australia, 1977 - Box 114

File 16. Script with production notes for television series on the history of South Australia - Box 114

File 17-21. Notes, clippings and research material from concertina file for television series on the history of South Australia - Box 114

File 22. Invitation to contribute essay on history of the arts in South Australia, from editor Eric Richards, 1983 - Box 115

File 23. Radio script for ABC 'Radio Helicon' program on Havelock Ellis, 1988 - Box 115

File 24-25. Suggestions for Japanese television program on Australia, 1984, including liaison with the Australia-Japan Foundation - Box 115

File 26. Notes and photographs for proposed film 'First North', c. 1984, based on crossing of Australia by car by Henry Hampden Dutton, 1908 - Box 115

File 27. Correspondence and outlines of screenplays, 1984-90, including life of Edward John Eyre - Box 115

File 28. Notes and correspondence regarding proposed television series set at Randwick racecourse, c. 1985 - Box 116

File 29-31. Research notes and correspondence regarding a television documentary entitled 'Beach', c1993 - Box 163

Series 39. Lectures, 1940-93

Typescript and handwritten drafts of and notes for lectures and speeches.

File 1. 'My famous talk on Debussy', 1940 - Box 163

File 2. Papers concerning 'Vision of evil, 1900-14', Commonwealth Literary Fund lecture, July 1964 - Box 163

File 3. Papers relating to lecture on Russell Drysdale, Monash University, April 1987 - Box 163

File 4-5. 'Dangerous canons: disciplining Australian literature', address given at the State Library of Queensland, 1993 - Box 163

File 6-7. Australian National University lecture series 'The credibility of Australian literature': Lecture 1 'Australian literary confidence', Lecture 2 'The standing of Australian literature', Lecture 3 'Australian literary success'; together with drafts of other lectures including 'Loving and hating Australia', 'The art of the poet' and 'Poetry in a changing world' - Box 163

File 8. Annotated typescript of New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards oration - Box 163

Series 40. Research files and other projects, 1898-1996

Included in this series are files annotated as 'miscellaneous' by Dutton, generally relating to research for various projects. Material in this series may relate to other series, particularly Dutton's lectures, articles and reviews, and his other writings.

File 1. Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, 1951-96 ('oddments') - Box 117

File 2. Miscellaneous printed material, articles and notes, c. 1950s-60s - Box 117

File 3. Miscellaneous cuttings and papers, 1961-90 ('scrap file') - Box 117

File 4. Miscellaneous files, notes and cuttings on Louis Becke, 1955 - Box 117

File 5. Miscellaneous files, correspondence with Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1964-70 (Dutton on Literary Committee of the Britannica Australia Awards) - Box 117

File 6. Miscellaneous files, notes on William Tietkins, 1968 - Box 117

File 7. Miscellaneous files, report by Dutton on Sylvia Rose Gzell's thesis on Patrick White's novels, 1968 - Box 117

File 8. Miscellaneous files, Walt Whitman/Butterley project correspondence and typescript notes, 1973-75 - Box 117

File 9. Miscellaneous photocopies and notes, 1978 - Box 117

File 10. Miscellaneous files, photocopies re 'Australian flora in art', c. 1978 - Box 118

File 11. Miscellaneous files, newspaper cuttings and photocopies re 'Drink' and 'Environment', 1978-82 - Box 118

File 12. Miscellaneous files, printed material re Aboriginal Land Rights, 1979-82 - Box 118

File 13. Miscellaneous files, photocopies re censorship, c. 1981 - Box 118

File 14. Miscellaneous files, 'Little Magazines', 'Love', 'Mateship', 1981-83, including letters from Rosemary Jones, Stephen Murray-Smith, Ken Goodwin, Chris Mansell, H.W. Arndt and Andrew Sant - Box 118

File 15. Miscellaneous files, printed material and notes re 'Patriotism' 'Pundits and gurus', 1981-82 - Box 118

File 16. Miscellaneous files, printed material and published verses dealing with war, 1981-82 - Box 118

File 17. Miscellaneous files, papers re Bibliophile Books publishing venture with Dutton, Max Harris and Garth Pye, 1980, including letters from A.D. Hope, Max Harris, Dorothy Green, Bill Wilde, John Manifold, Tim Curnow and Arthur Hoyle - Box 118

File 18. Miscellaneous files photocopies of newspaper and journal articles re 'Bookshops. Preece guide to good books' - Box 119

File 19. Miscellaneous files typescript of a conversation with Max Harris and Barrett Reid typescript, 1981 - Box 119

File 20. Annotated typescript of interview with Clifton Pugh by Dutton - Box 119

File 21. 2 letters from Hal Porter, 1964, and sketches by Porter - Box 119

File 22-23. 'Artists of Australia' (Pty Ltd), notes and correspondence with Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan, Lawrence Daws, Albert Tucker, Barbara Blackman, V. Macallister, John Reed and Hal Missingham, 1964 - Box 119

File 24. 'Artists of Australia' correspondence and notes, 1965-69 - Box 119

File 25. 'Work by others: Milton', handwritten notes and essays regarding Milton (nd) - Box 119

File 26. 'Work by others', typescript of 'Tracking back' by Stephan Murray-Smith and 'The position of the writer in this world' by Stefan Heym - Box 119

File 27. 'Work by others', Chapter 1 of Charles Cameron Kingston by Craig Campbell, 1970, together with notes and papers re Kingston and others, c. 1977 - Box 119

File 28. Ampol Arts Award, 1966-70, re Dutton's work on the Advisory Committee - Box 120

File 29. 'Australian literary environment' questionnaire, 1980, including responses from A. D Hope, Richard Tipping, Thomas Keneally, J. S Manifold, Christina Stead, David Rowbotham, Murray Bail, Geoffrey Blainey, Nancy Keesing, Rosemary Dobson, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Thea Astley, R. D FitzGerald and Hal Porter. - Box 120

File 30. 'The bush'. Cuttings and articles by Dutton and others re the Australian bush, 1978-82 - Box 120

File 31. 'Australian studies', printed material and photocopies of articles, newspaper cuttings and notes, 1981-82 - Box 120

File 32. 'Children's books' printed material including Outpost magazine of the correspondence school, vol. 47, no. 1, 1981, and Charlotte Barton: Australia's first children's author by Marcie Muir, 1980 - Box 120

File 33. 'Back in print' Questionnaire, 1981, for The Bulletin Centenary, including responses from Bruce Beresford, Ross Campbell, Rosemary Dobson, Ron Saw, Patricia Rolfe, Thomas Keneally, Dame Mary Durack, David McNicoll, Michael Wilding, Bob Hawke, M. D Kirby, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, Sir James Darling, Stephen Murray-Smith, Jessica Anderson, Suzanne Ridley, Dorothy Gibson, J. R Rowland, Colin Thiele, David Rowbotham, Hal Missingham, J. B Leslie, Sir John Crawford and Nancy Keesing - Box 120

File 34. 'Zoo in South Australia', newspaper cuttings of articles and letters to the editor of various newspapers, 1981 - Box 120

File 35. List of edited manuscripts, Angus and Robertson Archives, Mitchell Library, 1983 - Box 120

File 36. Correspondence and notes re the work of the Commonwealth Literary Fund and later the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts, 1982 - Box 121

File 37. Australia Council Reports 1980-81, and related printed material - Box 121

File 38-41. Research material on Australian books used for the Higher School Certificate, including HSC examination papers, 1979-85 - Box 121

File 42. History notes on the Northern Territory - Box 121

File 43. 'The Kaipara' by Jeffrey Smart (annotated typescript copy) - Box 122

File 44. Notes on manuscript of Oscar and Lucinda for Peter Carey - Box 122

File 45. Notes regarding Eugene Goossens from Dr Franz Holford, nd - Box 122

File 46. Correspondence and papers regarding the Stockman's Hall of Fame, 1987 - Box 122

File 47. Singapore 1989 Symposium on Literature in the Asia-Pacific - Box 122

File 48. Singapore Literature Prize (1992) together with papers re Australia-Indonesia Institute anthology of Australian short stories - Box 122

File 49. Papers re the Methold-Shapcott debate concerning the Australian Society of Authors, 1989, together with other ASA papers, 1990 - Box 122

File 50. Notes and papers re the issue of Australian Republicanism, 1992 - Box 122

File 51. Catalogues of auction sales at Anlaby, and programs of plays, c.1913-78 - Box 123

File 52. Prints and artwork catalogues, 1954-72 - Box 123

File 53. Country Library Catalogue (1898) (photocopy) - Box 123

File 54. Cartoons by John Olsen while waiting for the ferry, Kangaroo Island, 1988 - Elephant-Folio Items

File 55. Correspondence regarding a proposed book on John Florio, 1995

Series 41. Business papers, 1965-90

File 1-3. Contracts, 1965-90 - Box 124

File 4. Financial papers, 1983-88 - Box 124

File 5. Correspondence with S. A Teen (Solicitor Attorney) concerning Geoffrey Dutton's divorce from Ninette Dutton, 1985-88 - Box 124

File 6. Real estate papers relating to sale of Mudgee house, 1990 - Box 124

Series 42. Out in the open: an autobiography, 1994

Dutton's autobiography Out in the open was published in 1994 by the University of Queensland Press. This series includes drafts, research material, notes and correspondence regarding research and publication. There are also letters from friends, reviewers and others in response to the book, together with copies of reviews and a copy of Dutton's article in The Australian (1994) regarding his relationship with Patrick White.

File 1. Card index - Box 125

File 2-3. Card index - Box 125

File 4. Index cards - Box 125

File 5. Concertina file containing cuttings, notes, photocopies and correspondence, including letters of Dame Nellie Melba, Geoffrey Dutton, Wilfrid Pennefather, Helen Mayo, Sir James Darling, Sir Robert Southey and A. Norman Jeffares, 1924-92 - Box 126

File 6. Correspondence, photographs and research notes, c. 1930-92, including original and photocopied letters from Dutton to his mother and sister, 1930s-1950s - Box 126

File 7-8. Three notebooks - Box 126

File 9. Photographs (including photographs of Barry Humphries at Bundanoon 1990, Ronald McCuaig 1988 and Yevgeny Yevtushenko c.1970s) and negatives; sketch of Anlaby by Hans Heysen, 1931 - Box 127

File 10-12. Correspondence received following publication, copies or cuttings of reviews, 1994-95, and correspondence with or letters from Judith Clarke, Greg Vitiello, Philip Ziegler, Dymphna Clark, Mark Strizic, Sir Robert Southey, Michael Sharkey, Craig Munro, Don Aitkin, Colin Lancely, Jeanne Jeffares, Manfred Jurgensen, Sophie Masson, Peter Corris, Jeffrey Smart, Jim McClelland, Alex Buzo, Brian Kiernan, Michael Wilding, David Marr, Peter Pierce and Joy McMorrine - Box 127

File 13. Artwork and cover design - Box 127

File 14-18. First draft - Box 128

File 19-22. Galley proofs - Box 128

File 23-27. Draft typescript, Chapter 1-Epilogue - Box 129

File 28. Draft typescript, Chapter 1-Epilogue - Box 130

File 29. Draft typescript, Chapter 7-16 - Box 130

File 30. Draft typescript, Chapter 19-23 - Box 130

File 31. Draft typescript, Chapter 24-29 - Box 130

File 32. Draft typescript, Chapter 30-Epilogue - Box 130

File 33. Draft typescript, Chapters 11, 15, 17, 18 - Box 130

File 34. Draft typescript, Chapters 9, 21, 23, 32-36 - Box 131

File 35-40. Draft typescript (Author-query set) Chapter 1-Epilogue - Box 131

File 41-46. Draft typescript, (Author's set) Chapter 1-Epilogue - Box 132

File 47. Computer printout draft - Box 133

File 48. Computer disks containing draft manuscripts - Box 133

File 49. Cassette recordings of interviews with Ian Fitchett and Vivian Smith - Box 133

Item. Out in the open, Interviews with Ian Fitchett (side 1) & Vivian Smith (side 2) [cassette tape], c.1990s - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000163

File 50. Research notes, correspondence, corrections and reviews, 1994 - Box 164

Series 43. Dutton family papers, 1922-1993

The Dutton family papers have been assembled by Dutton and his family, particularly Dutton's sister, Lady Blackburn. The comprehensive range of material reflects the influential and interesting lives of four generations of a pioneering Australian family. The family papers and photographs extend back to the nineteenth century, and are a useful record of an old landowning family which divided its life between Australia and Europe, including information on old properties and families in South Australia. The photographs are a fine source on the life of the gentry in Australia, and their offspring in Oxford and Europe, as well as early Australian motoring.

Of importance are eight large photograph albums (1901-c.1955) which contain many photographs of family members in England and Europe and of Dutton as a boy. These albums and many other photographs are included in Series 44, Photographs. Other items of interest are 19th century Christmas cards, photographs and cuttings of the first journey across Australia by car by Dutton's father Henry Hampden (H. H) Dutton in 1907-8, diaries of H. H Dutton (1900, 1913, 1918), photographs of Anlaby, a catalogue of native flora on the property (1917), photographs of cars owned by the family and two copies of the catalogue of the Anlaby collection of Australiana sold in 1966.

File 1. Anlaby, Kapunda, South Australia : the property of H.H. Dutton, Esq., Sydney : The Pastoral Review, c. 1928. Anlaby receipts, 1910-12 - Box 134

File 2. Notes, correspondence and other papers re Australian Dictionary of Biography entry for Emily Dutton, including early postcard photographs of Anlaby, and The Duttons of Anlaby, c. 1905 - Box 134

File 3. Typescript family history by Helen Blackburn, including transcripts of letters by William Hampton Dutton, 1823-31 - Box 134

File 4. Papers regarding F. S Dutton, including photographs of Emily and Henry Hampden (H. H) Dutton, c. 1910 - Box 134

File 5. Letters to and from Emily Dutton, 1933-58, together with 1959 appointment diary - Box 134

File 6. Family papers and correspondence, 1904-c. 1941, including family tree, letter from H. H Dutton to Emily Dutton during transcontinental trip (1907), letters from Ross Smith (1920), Hans Heysen (1927), and photographs - Box 134

File 7. Dutton family records and mementoes, 1909-14, including watercolour miniature of Emily Dutton by N. H Edmunds, Anlaby records and correspondence, marriage certificate of Henry Broughton Edkins and Helen Lyall, 19th century Christmas cards and invitations - Box 134

File 8. Photocopies of notes by Helen Blackburn, and letter re transcontinental car crossing by H. H Dutton, 1952, 1990 - Box 135

File 9. Papers, 1910-c. 1935, re steam yacht Adele, including photographs - Box 135

The Adéle at Penneshaw, Hog Bay, ca. 1910 [picture]
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File 10. Family history notes compiled by Helen Blackburn, 1986, together with early family photographs, c. 1920s - Box 135

File 11. Typescript and photocopied family history notes, compiled, c. 1990 - Box 135

File 12. Newspaper articles re presentation of new gates to Dutton Park, 1906 - Box 135

File 13. Catalogue of the H. H Dutton Australiana collection (4 copies, with annotations) - Box 135

File 14. Correspondence, notes, photos and other family papers, 1902-c. 1920, including photograph of Emily Dutton in wedding dress, list of jewellery, notes on tree plantings - Box 135

File 15. Letters of condolence received on the death of Emily Dutton, 1962 - Box 136

File 16. Family papers, chiefly re Martin and McNeil families, including photographs, photocopies, compiled, c. 1993 - Box 136

File 17-19. Transcribed early family correspondence, 19th century, (mostly photocopies) - Box 136

File 20. Papers and notes (mostly photocopied) re Martin family of Gawler, including some photographs - Box 136

File 21. Transcribed 19th century letters from Mrs George Grey (later Lady Grey) to F. S Dutton, letters from F. H. H Dutton and H. H Dutton - Box 136

File 22. Papers re Anlaby and Dutton family history, 1907-92, including copies of letters, copy of will of F. H Dutton, photograph of Pachuca, Mexico, notes on Martin and McNeil families, letters of enquiry from researchers - Box 136

File 23. Valuation of Anlaby Station, 1967, including photographs - Box 137

File 24. Family history notes, compiled, 1963-93 - Box 137

File 25-26. Family history papers, compiled, c. 1954-89 - Box 137

File 27. Typescript copies of letters from Lady Grey, and extracts from letters from W. H Dutton in Melbourne in early days - Box 137

File 28-29. Legal documents re the estate of Charlotte da Silva Dutton, c. 1890-1930 - Box 137

File 30. Letters to Helen Blackburn from her mother, Emily Dutton, on her last trip overseas, 1954 - Box 138

File 31. Letters of Ethel da Silva to her aunts travelling in Europe, 1891 (photocopies) - Box 138

File 32. Notes on early Melbourne connections, compiled, c. 1992 - Box 138

File 33. Handwritten transcriptions of letters from Pelham Dutton, 1846, 1937, together with notes from O'Connor family Bible. Extract from script of radio play on Pelham Dutton, by Colin? (n.d) - Box 138

File 34. Notes re Irish spy trial 1819, compiled 1989-90 - Box 138

File 35. Notes re F. H Dutton property 'Mullengendra', compiled 1963-70, including photographs - Box 138

File 36. Handwritten transcriptions of letters by Ewen Dutton (1860) and Ethel Dutton (1883-92) - Box 138

File 37. Photocopies of W. H Dutton's list of requirements for his inn on the beach, 1840, together with plan of Collins Street cottage, Melbourne - Box 138

File 38. Series list describing business records of Dutton family (PRG 396), Mortlock Library, Adelaide - Box 139

File 39. Photographs, chiefly family and racing cars (c. 1900s - 1930s); notes on Dutton photographs in Mortlock Library; portraits of Geoffrey Dutton; Packard 1899-1942, c. 1973 - Box 137

File 40. Notebook of Helen Blackburn containing extracts from the Riley papers, memoirs of Amy Evans, photocopied family trees, typescript copy of agreement re F. S Dutton's affairs whilst overseas, 1861 - Box 139

File 41. Notes re W. H Dutton, including Mt Barker special survey, 1840 - Box 139

File 42. Miscellaneous family correspondence and documents, 1881-1939, including Emily and H.H. Dutton's wedding certificate, signed witness of laying of Anlaby foundation stone - Box 139

File 43. Miscellaneous family history notes, compiled, c. 1971-92 - Box 139

File 44. Contents of concertina file containing miscellaneous family history notes and clippings - Box 139

File 45-47. Dutton family letters, 1860-91 (typescript) - Box 140

File 48. Family history notes on Colonel Charles Cameron, compiled c. 1976-87, including photographs, Moore family tree - Box 140

File 49. Family history papers re Cuxhaven, Germany, compiled, c. 1986 - Box 140

File 50. Typescript copied correspondence of F. H Dutton, 1881, together with family history notes re Moses Mendes, compiled 1987 - Box 140

File 51. Family history notes re Mendes connection, compiled, c. 1986 - Box 140

File 52. Family history papers re Alexander Buchanan, including his Diary of a journey overland from Sydney to Adelaide with sheep, 1858 letter, extracts from his memoirs (handwritten transcript) - Box 141

File 53-54. Family history notes re Anlaby - Box 141

File 55. Family history notes re 'Hardwicke' and 'Goodradigbee', Yass - Box 141

File 56-57. Typescript family letters, 1843-48 - Box 141

File 58. Copy of the will of Francis Stacker Dutton - Box 141

File 59. Account of the wind-up of Francis Hansborough Dutton's estate by nephews Frank and Fred Dutton, sons of F. S Dutton (written by eldest son, Frank MacDermott Dutton) - Box 141

File 60. Family history notes re Ewen Cameron - Box 142

File 61. Family history notes re 'Raby' property, Campbelltown, NSW - Box 142

File 62-63. Family history notes re Pelham Dutton and attack by bushrangers at Gammon Plains, NSW - Box 142

File 64-65. Correspondence, notes and other family papers, photographs, chiefly relating to H. H Dutton, 1898-1969, including 1900 diary of trip to Morocco, 1906 appointment diary, 1899 photo of 'Australia' en-route to London - Box 142

File 66. Copy of Dutton family tree - Box 142

File 67. Photographs, including Vestey properties (NT) c. 1920s, family photographs c. 1910, World War II Airforce pictures and Talbot - Box 143

File 68. List of puddings eaten by E. W. C Dutton, 1863, letter from Emily Dutton to her son Dick, 1940, letter from Mrs M. C Douglas on Dick Dutton's death - Box 143

File 69. Papers of H. H Dutton including diaries (1900, 1913, 1918), A collection of incidents in my trip to Morocco (1901), wallet containing baby photograph, notes, clippings and certificates - Box 143

File 70. Sale of Anlaby, including Prospectus, 1967, auction catalogue for sale of contents, 1978, Native trees and shrubs: Anlaby, South Australia, 1917 - Box 143

File 71-72. Letters to Helen and Richard Blackburn and Emily Dutton from Geoffrey and Ninette Dutton and family, 1954-78, clippings and other papers - Box 143

File 73-74. Postmarked envelopes (mostly empty) addressed to Dutton family members, c. 1903-1950s, together with two letters concerning death of Dick Dutton (1941) and stamps collected by Dutton family - Box 144

File 75. Photographs, c. 1890s-1980s, including old Anlaby scenes, early racing cars, salvage of John Dutton's Vauxhall from Blue Lake, Mt Gambier, SA, Geoffrey Dutton in airforce uniform and H. H Dutton in group photo at Magdelen College, Oxford - Box 144

File 76. Letters from Emily Dutton to her children, written whilst overseas, 1928-29, Emily Dutton's World War II identity card and ration cards, other family correspondence, c. 1931-1950s - Box 144

File 77-78. Typescripts of family letters, 1822-1831, 1834-1839, 1862 - Box 144

File 79. Photocopies of documents from the Staats Archiv, Hamburg, 1840-66 - Box 144

File 80. The Duttons of Anlaby (1912), other printed material - Box 145

File 81. H. H Dutton's passport and membership to Royal Yacht Squadron, 1900-10 - Box 145

File 82. Newspaper cuttings, 1933, together with Kapunda Centenary Celebration booklet (1946), Anlaby menus, 1910, family history notes and photographs, c. 1930s - Box 145

File 83. Two Anlaby visitors books, 1903-62 - Box 145

File 84. Letters to Emily and H. H Dutton, 1929-53, and profit and loss account for Emily Dutton, 1942 - Box 145

File 85. Wedding invitation, Bryony Helen to R.A. Blackburn, 1951, together with other family papers including Helen's homework book, 1932 - Box 145

File 86. Geoffrey Dutton's homework books (2) 1938, and drawing notebooks (2) c. 1930s - Box 146

File 87. Geoffrey Dutton's RAAF papers, ration book, pay book, marriage certificate, 1940-45, together with Ninette (Trott) Dutton's WAAF discharge certificate, 1943 - Box 146

File 88. Photographs and papers re Talbot trips, 1908 and 1959, including copy of Across Australia by motor, c. 1920 - Box 146

File 89. Talbot trips, 1908 and 1959, including 'The first car to cross Australia' by Geoffrey Dutton, key to photographs, newspaper clippings (mostly relating to 1959 trip) - Box 146

File 90. Typescript extracts from diary of Murray Aunger on 1908 Talbot trip, together with a transcript of 1978 interview with John Dutton re recollections of the Talbot and other cars owned by the family - Box 146

File 91. Geoffrey Dutton's letters to his mother, Emily Dutton, 1934-60 - Box 146

File 92. Letters to Geoffrey Dutton, 1940-50 - Box 146

File 93. Letters to Geoffrey Dutton from his mother, 1955-60 - Box 147

File 94. 'Non Such' proposed addition to the home (plans), 1956 together with a copy of Captain Cook's chart of the world - Box 147

File 95. Accounts and receipts for Geoffrey and Ninette Dutton, 1963-78 - Box 147

File 96. Miscellaneous family postcards, drawings and photographs relating to Geoffrey Dutton, Ninette and children, 1955-80 - Box 147

File 97. Newspaper cuttings of articles concerning the Duttons in South Australia, 1957-58 - Box 147

File 98. School reports and papers of Theresa, Francis and Sam Dutton, 1968-80 - Box 147

File 99. Two flying logbooks - Folio-Box 4

File 100. Three school caps, one cloth brush - Folio-Box 4

File 101. Kodak camera - Folio-Box 4

File 102. Two paper weights, one wooden letter-opener - Folio-Box 4

File 103. Set of paintbrushes - Folio-Box 4

File 104. Four wooden school crests - Folio-Box 4

File 105. Box with badges - Folio-Box 4

File 106. X-rays of Geoffrey Dutton - Folio-Box 1

File 107. Blueprint of H. H Dutton's yacht Adele - Elephant-Folio Items

File 108. Maps and plans of Anlaby - Elephant-Folio Items

File 109. Plaque commemorating Dutton receiving the FAW Christopher Brennan Award for poetry, 1993 - Box 160

File 110. Papers relating to an Honorary Degree awarded to Dutton by the University of Canberra, 1993 - Box 164

Series 44. Photographs

The series includes photographs of Geoffrey Dutton, other members of the Dutton family, Anlaby (former home of the Dutton family in South Australia) and photograph albums.

File 1. Family photographs and portraits - Box 148

File 2. Portraits of Emily Dutton - Box 148

File 3. Album 'Memories of Anlaby', c. 1910 - Box 148

File 4-6. Photographs of Anlaby - Box 148

File 7. Photographs of Anlaby, including a portrait of Henry Dutton - Box 148

File 8. Album, Geoffrey Dutton, 1929 - Box 149

File 9. Photographs of Geoffrey Dutton, RAAF, c.1941-45 - Box 149

File 10. Photographs of Geoffrey Dutton, Magdalen College, Oxford, 1948 - Box 149

File 11-12. Photographs and negatives of Anlaby - Box 149

File 13. Album, Newfoundland, 1900 - Box 149

File 14. Album, Morocco, 1901 - Box 149

File 15. Album, c. 1927-28 - Box 150

File 16. Album, c. 1911-18 - Box 150

File 17. Original photographs of 1908 Talbot trip, together with later photographs of Dutton family and Talbot, 1908-c. 1976 - Box 151

File 18-19. Photographs of 1908 Talbot trip - Box 151

File 20. Slides, negatives and film strips re Talbot trip, 1959 - Box 151

File 21. Slides re 1959 Talbot trip, together with negative of Francis Birtles and 1908 Talbot - Box 151

File 22. Photographs and negatives, including Geoffrey Dutton and family, c. 1965-73 - Box 152

File 23. Photographs of Anlaby and family photographs - Box 152

File 24. Miscellaneous photographs, c. 1950-c. 1981 - Box 152

File 25. Photographs, negatives and slides, including Bungle Bungles, photographs for Melbourne sketch book, negatives for piece on A. L Gordon and South Australia, and negatives of Geoffrey Dutton, c. 1939 - Box 152

File 26. Slides, including slides of Springwood, Robe, Mt Gambier, 1987, Melbourne Travel Leisure, 1987, Geoffrey Dutton and Araluen - Box 152

File 27-28. Two boxes of negatives, c. 1946-50 - Box 153

File 29. Photograph album, Anlaby, c. 1934-39 - Folio-Box 4

File 30. Photograph album, c. 1900 - Folio-Box 5

File 31. Photograph album, c. 1901 - Folio-Box 5

File 32. Photograph album, c. 1900-1920s - Folio-Box 6

File 33. Photograph album, c. 1920-27 - Folio-Box 6

File 34. Photograph album, c. 1930s-1940s - Folio-Box 7

File 35. Photographs and prints, including photographs of Geoffrey Dutton, c. 1940s, H. H Dutton, 1902, and Anlaby - Folio-Box 7

File 36. Two photographs of H. H Dutton at Magdalen College, Oxford, 1902 - Folio-Box 7

File 37. Framed lithograph of Henry Dutton by Otto Speckter, 1856 - Folio-Box 7

File 38. Framed portrait of Emily Dutton, c. 1888 - Folio-Box 7

File 39-40. Two photograph albums, Anlaby - Folio-Box 8

File 41. Portrait of Geoffrey Dutton by David Simpson, 1979, two portraits of Henri Bastin, 1979 and photograph of Paul Wenz and Jack London, mid 1980s - Elephant-Folio Items

File 42. Miscellaneous family photographs, including photographs of Anlaby and a booklet about its history, c1905-c. 1985 - Box 160

Series 45. Newspaper cuttings

The cuttings in this series include articles, reviews, society news and letters to the editor. Generally, the cuttings relate to Dutton, including reviews of some of his writings. There are cuttings regarding Dutton's family and events in South Australia, including the death of Dutton's father, H. H Dutton. There are also cuttings regarding other Australian writers, and topics of interest such as republicanism and the Adelaide Festival of the Arts.

File 1. Reviews of The mortal and the marble, 1950-51 - Box 154

File 2-3. Reviews of A long way south (1953), Africa in black and white (1956) and Australian letters: a quarterly of Australian writing and criticism (1957) - Box 154

File 4. Reviews of States of the union (1958) and Founder of a city : the life of Colonel William Light (1960) - Box 154

File 5. Reviews of The hero as murder: the life of Edward J. Eyre, 1967-68 - Box 154

File 6. Reviews, 1976-82, including of Queen Emma of the South Seas, 1976 - Box 154

File 7. Reviews of Patterns of Australia, 1980 - Box 154

File 8-10. Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings, 1932-77 - Box 154

File 11. Newspaper cuttings and notes, 1960-68 - Box 155

File 12. Newspaper cuttings and reviews, 1961-76 - Box 155

File 13-14. Newspaper cuttings, particularly re Manning Clark, 1978 - Box 155

File 15. Newspaper cuttings, 1954-71 - Box 155

File 16. Newspaper cuttings, 1958-82 - Box 155

File 17. Newspaper cuttings by or about Geoffrey Dutton, c. 1959-88 - Box 156

File 18. Publicity material, comprising news cuttings and book reviews, 1982-94 - Box 156

File 19. Cuttings of reviews of works published by Dutton, 1984-93 - Box 164

Series 46. Publications

The two issues of Courier (July 1948 and November 1948) contain Geoffrey Dutton's first published stories. Other publications include journals, monographs and sound recordings.

Item 1. Reginald Moore. Modern reading (vol. 19, Autumn 1951)

Item 2-3. Courier, July 1948; November 1948

Item 4. Jindera 1868-1968, 1968

Item 5. Elias Duek-Cohen. Utzon and the Sydney Opera House, 1967

Item 6. The centenary of the arrival of Gottfried Schutz and family in Australia, 1855-1955, 1955

Item 7. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (vol. 78, 1977)

Item 8-9. The house of Seppelt 1851-1951 (1951) (2 copies)

Item 10. E. L. Lienert. Pioneers in profile - Conrad Lienert 1824-1902, 1968

Item 11. Everard Leske. Hermannsburg: a vision and a mission, 1977

Item 12. Roger and Myrene Teusner. Churches of the Barossa Valley, 1971

Item 13. Tanunda in the heart of Barossa Valley, 1975

Item 14-15. Nation(no. 47, July 1960; no. 50 August 1960)

Item 16. Hans Heysen centenary retrospective 1877-1977, 1977

Item 17. Christine France. Merioola and after, 1986

Item 18. Art Available(no. 2, March 1985)

Item 19. 1870 - 1970 Commemorating the centenary of Glenside Hospital, 1970 - Box 157

Item 20. Across Australia by motor (c. 1920) (12 copies) - Box 157

Item 21. Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes (vol. XVIII, no. 3-4, 1955) (reprint) - Box 157

Item 22. A. Norman Jeffares. Robert Richard Torrens 1814-1884, 1959 - Box 157

Item 23. The Emu (vol. XV, part 3, January 1916; vol. XVI, part 1, July 1916 (2 copies); vol. XVI, part 2, October 1916; vol. XVI, part 3, January 1917 (2 copies); vol. XVIII, part 2, January 1919) (reprints) - Box 157

Item 24. J.H. Maiden. The flowering plants and ferns of New South Wales (parts 1-7, April 1895-Nov 1898) - Box 157

Item 25. Edward W. Hobbs. Concrete for amateurs , 1929 - Box 157

Item 26. J. V Bartlett.The farmers and graziers handy book (vol. 2, 1948) - Box 157

Item 27. John Fallon. How to make concrete garden furniture and accessories , 1917 - Box 157

Item 28. Russian for everybody(vol. 1-7, 1976) - Box 158

Item 29. The Apocrypha - Box 158

Item 30. Meanjin(no. 1, 1980) - Box 158

Item 31. Stephen Spender. W. H Auden: a memorial address, 1973 - Box 158

Item 32. Bryn Davies. Henry Salt, 1934 - Box 158

Item 33. Australian Literary Studies (vol. 10, no. 4, October 1982) - Box 158

Item 34. Italian Cultural Activities (vol. 3, December 1981) - Box 158

Item 35. Papers relating to the disturbances in Jamaica (part 1, 1866) - Box 158

Item 36. Sound recording (23 records, 33 1/3 rpm) titled Learning Russian - Box 159

Item 36. Sound recording (record, 33 1/3 rpm) titled Kurt Tucholsky, Hanns Eisler: An preukischen Kaminen, with accompanying book - Box 159

Item 37. Reel of magnetic tape titled 'Literary program by Geoffrey Dutton', (1968) (in Russian) - Box 159

Item 38. Reel of magnetic tape titled 'Yevgeny Yevtushenko in Australia', a Spectrum production, Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1966 - Box 159

Item 39. Cassette tape titled 'Geoffrey Dutton on republicanism' Cassette tape titled 'Corporate advertising and the publication of Patterns of Australia', David Vogel, John Scully and Humphrey McQueen;Broadband, ABC Radio National through 3AR, Melbourne, 1980 - Box 159

Item 40. Sound recordings (4 records, 33 1/3 rpm) titledThe express course in basic conversational Russian - Box 159

Series 47. Art works

The series comprises paintings and drawings by Clifton Pugh, Lawrence Daws, Robert Juniper, Ray Crooke, Tom Cleghorn and Leonard French. They were produced for a series called 'Australian Poets and Artists' which appeared in the journal Australian letters, edited by Dutton and Max Harris, between 1960 and 1967. The editors commissioned the painters to illustrate the work of Rosemary Dobson, Judith Wright, Geoffrey Dutton, Tom Shapcott, Ray Matthew and James McAuley.

Item 1-14. paintings and drawings - Folio-Box 9