Guide to the Papers of Marnie Bassett

MS 2331

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. Immediate Source of Acquisition
    6. Related Materials
  3. Biographical Note
  4. Item Descriptions
    1. File 1. Letters from present day Henty descendants, 1946
    2. File 1. Edwards, former employee (living) of Francis Henty, re sheep washing
    3. File 1. Noel Learmonth
    4. File 2. Launceston correspondence re Henty family
    5. File 3. P. L. Brown correspondence re Henty family
    6. File 4. Correspondence with Tasmanian Archives (Robert Sharman)
    7. File 5-5a. Chiefly relates to illustrations for Behind the picture
    8. File 6. Correspondence with Mitchell Library re Henty material (includes some photostats of letters from Governor Bourke); A.O. Henty's permission to use journal
    9. File 7. Bibliography for planned account of Mathew Flinders (not done)
    10. File 8. Letters about the return of documents relating to the Henty family
    11. File 9. Catalyst papers: 'Tipu Sultina; a game of French and English in India', 192?; 'Crime and courage in the South Seas', 1930; ''Destination unknown', 1941.
    12. File 9a. Catalyst papers: 'Love and geography', 1955; 'Visitors to Mauritius', 1959; 'The Sandwich Islands, Hawaii', 1819', 1961; 'Assistant-Surgeon Thomas Huxley and the Australian cruise of HMS Rattlesnake', nd;
    13. File 10. Press cuttings re The Governor's Lady: Mrs. Philip Gidley King: an Australian historical narrative
    14. File 11. Correspondence with the Baron de Freycinet and Madame de Freycinet (Winnie) of Chateau de l'Age
    15. File 11. Notes for the epilogue to Realms and islands: the world voyage of Rose de Freycinet in the corvette "Uranie", 1817-1820 : from her journal and letters and the reports of Louis de Saulces de Freycinet, Capitaine de corvette
    16. File 11. Photocopies of letter from Louis de Freycinet to Madame Macquarie wanting information about Sydney
    17. File 12. Reviews and press cuttings re The Hentys: an Australian colonial tapestry
    18. File 13. Research for The Hentys - research notes
    19. File 14-14a. Illustrations (not all used) for The Hentys
    20. File 15. Disconnected items re Henty family, from Mrs Elliot
    21. File 16. R. H. Horne: material collected for an article, which was bought by Lone Hand but not published up to date, July 1920
    22. File 16. Two letters from Ernest Scott
    23. File 16. One letter from H. Gyles Turner re Horne
    24. File 17. Re letter from John Street, Bathurst, to Thomas Henty, Sussex
    25. File 17. Correspondence about the letter from John Street's descendent, Sir Phillip Street, C. J.
    26. File 18. Some illustrations for Behind the picture: H.M.S. Rattlesnake's Australia-New Guinea cruise, 1846 to 1850 (in folio run)
    27. File 19. Illustrations for The Governor's Lady
    28. File 20. Illustrations (some not used) (in folio run)
    29. File 21. Photostats of papers relating to the Henty family (in folio run)
    30. File 22. Overseas letters re Henty family
    31. File 23-23a. Miscellaneous local correspondence, chiefly relating to Henty family enquiries
    32. File 24. The Governor's Lady: correspondence and early research notes, 1938-1955
    33. File 24a_b. The Governor's Lady: six journals of draft manuscript together with proof copy
    34. File 25. Correspondence with H. C. P. Smail of Worthing, Sussex re Henty family, 1949-53
    35. File 26. Correspondence with Mr John Playford of West Worthing, Sussex re Henty family, 1947-1951
    36. File 27-27a. Correspondence and notes re Henty family, Barton Hack etc
    37. File 27-27a. Plans for distribution of Henty original letters
    38. File 28. Correspondence with Robert Stephens of Albany W. A. re Henty
    39. File 29. Correspondence and notes re W. A. and Henty family
    40. File 29. Letter and notes referring to Pace family (of Yorkshire and W.A.)
    41. File 30. Plan of Portland, Stephen Henty's house, its location, etc
    42. File 31. Correspondence with: Winifred Bryher (France), Sir Owen Morsehead (Librarian, Windsor Castle) and Mary Mackenzie re Henty family, 1946-1964
    43. File 31. Typescript by J. Lewis Hurse entitled 'The romantic story of Thomas Henty and his seven sons, nd
    44. File 31. Letter, 1961, from Harold Carter, author of His Majesty's Spanish Flock,
    45. File 31. Letter, 1946, from Monica Flower (Mitchell Library) re Bonwick papers
    46. File 32. Manuscript by Henry Henty (son of James Henty)
    47. File 33. Photographs and maps for use in Realms and Islands, together with negatives and photograph of Lady Bassett
    48. File 34. Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings on various aspects of the Henty tale
    49. File 34. Rough notes on Gibraltar
    50. File 34. Sketch background of Colonel Thomas Sumter
    51. File 35. Notes on Mauritius
    52. File 35. Various letters to Lady Bassett
    53. File 36. Correspondence between Lady Bassett and T.R. Schellenberg
    54. File 36. Notes on Timor, Pierre le Poivre, Captain Louis Claude de Freycinet
    55. File 37. Sandwich Islands
    56. File 38. Correspondence re voyage of Rose de Freycinet with her husband Claude de Freycinet on the corvette Uranie
    57. File 39. Research notes - Rose de Freycinet
    58. File 39. Notes re the Vlamingh Plate
    59. File 40. Reviews of Realms and Islands
    60. File 41. Printed articles in journals and newspapers, including a review by Bassett of Over the bridge by Richard Church
    61. File 41. Negatives and photographs relating to the Henty family
    62. File 41. Correspondence re Florence Nightingale, 1943
    63. File 41. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1953
    64. File 42. Papers relating to Eliza Shaw, Clara Barton and Thomas Muir
    65. File 42. Copies of papers by Bassett: 'French visitors to Mauritius, 1818', presented to the Historical Division of the Royal Geographic Society of South Australia and 'The Hentys of the Colonial Office', presented to the Royal Society of Tasmania
    66. File 42a. Copy of The American Historical Review, Vol. XXIX No. 1, Oct 1923
    67. File 43. Notes about Oswald Brierly and Benjamin Boyd
    68. File 43. Postcards of Twofold Bay and Eden
    69. File 44. Correspondence and notes re Thomas Huxley, 1963-1966
    70. File 45. Correspondence between Bassett and Joan Saunders re de Freycinet, 1959-1966
    71. File 46-46a. Notes, early press cuttings and correspondence (1964) re Edward Kennedy
    72. File 47. Research notes on: Barbara Thompson (woman of European descent brought up with Torres Strait Islanders)
    73. File 47. Correspondence with Edgar Beale re Edward Kennedy, 1964-1966
    74. File 48. Proof copy of Behind the picture
    75. File 49. Photographs, photostats and maps re Realms and islands (in folio run)
  5. Online Items
  6. Related Documentation

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of Marnie Bassett
Date Range
1889-1980
Collection Number
MS 2331
Extent
1 metre (2 folios + 1 elephant folio)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises correspondence, press clippings, photographs etc relating to books written by Marnie Bassett.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1482297).

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 Marnie Bassett, National Library of Australia, MS 2331, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Lady Bassett in 1969.

Letter of Marnie Bassett, dated 1921, held in the Manuscript Section of the Library at MS 2169

Portrait photograph (197?) of Marnie Bassett is held in the Pictures Section of the Library at PIC/6011.LOC Box PIC/6011

Biographical Note

Historian Marnie Bassett (Lady Flora Marjorie Bassett, née Masson) was born in Melbourne in 1890 into a distinguished academic family.

Bassett published a number of books on topics of Australian history. She received Honorary Doctor of Letters degrees from Monash University in 1968 and from the University of Melbourne in 1974 and was a foundation fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Marnie Bassett died in 1980.

Item Descriptions

File 1. Letters from present day Henty descendants, 1946 Show allonly 1

File 1. Edwards, former employee (living) of Francis Henty, re sheep washing Show allonly 1

File 1. Noel Learmonth Show allonly 1

File 2. Launceston correspondence re Henty family Show allonly 1

File 3. P. L. Brown correspondence re Henty family Show allonly 1

File 4. Correspondence with Tasmanian Archives (Robert Sharman) Show allonly 1

Relating to Governor Arthur, etc and the early organizing of the Tasmanian Archives Department

File 5-5a. Chiefly relates to illustrations for Behind the picture Show allonly 1

File 6. Correspondence with Mitchell Library re Henty material (includes some photostats of letters from Governor Bourke); A.O. Henty's permission to use journal Show allonly 1

File 7. Bibliography for planned account of Mathew Flinders (not done) Show allonly 1

File 8. Letters about the return of documents relating to the Henty family Show allonly 1

File 9. Catalyst papers: 'Tipu Sultina; a game of French and English in India', 192?; 'Crime and courage in the South Seas', 1930; ''Destination unknown', 1941. Show allonly 1

File 9a. Catalyst papers: 'Love and geography', 1955; 'Visitors to Mauritius', 1959; 'The Sandwich Islands, Hawaii', 1819', 1961; 'Assistant-Surgeon Thomas Huxley and the Australian cruise of HMS Rattlesnake', nd; Show allonly 1

File 10. Press cuttings re The Governor's Lady: Mrs. Philip Gidley King: an Australian historical narrative Show allonly 1

File 11. Correspondence with the Baron de Freycinet and Madame de Freycinet (Winnie) of Chateau de l'Age Show allonly 1

File 11. Notes for the epilogue to Realms and islands: the world voyage of Rose de Freycinet in the corvette "Uranie", 1817-1820 : from her journal and letters and the reports of Louis de Saulces de Freycinet, Capitaine de corvette Show allonly 1

File 11. Photocopies of letter from Louis de Freycinet to Madame Macquarie wanting information about Sydney Show allonly 1

File 12. Reviews and press cuttings re The Hentys: an Australian colonial tapestry Show allonly 1

File 13. Research for The Hentys - research notes Show allonly 1

File 14-14a. Illustrations (not all used) for The Hentys Show allonly 1

File 15. Disconnected items re Henty family, from Mrs Elliot Show allonly 1

File 16. R. H. Horne: material collected for an article, which was bought by Lone Hand but not published up to date, July 1920 Show allonly 1

File 16. Two letters from Ernest Scott Show allonly 1

File 16. One letter from H. Gyles Turner re Horne Show allonly 1

File 17. Re letter from John Street, Bathurst, to Thomas Henty, Sussex Show allonly 1

Found among Henty papers in England.

File 17. Correspondence about the letter from John Street's descendent, Sir Phillip Street, C. J. Show allonly 1

File 18. Some illustrations for Behind the picture: H.M.S. Rattlesnake's Australia-New Guinea cruise, 1846 to 1850 (in folio run) Show allonly 1

File 19. Illustrations for The Governor's Lady Show allonly 1

(illustrations of George III and Queen Charlotte are the two at Government House, Sydney, referred to but not used in the publication)

File 20. Illustrations (some not used) (in folio run) Show allonly 1

File 21. Photostats of papers relating to the Henty family (in folio run) Show allonly 1

File 22. Overseas letters re Henty family Show allonly 1

File 23-23a. Miscellaneous local correspondence, chiefly relating to Henty family enquiries Show allonly 1

File 24. The Governor's Lady: correspondence and early research notes, 1938-1955 Show allonly 1

File 24a_b. The Governor's Lady: six journals of draft manuscript together with proof copy Show allonly 1

File 25. Correspondence with H. C. P. Smail of Worthing, Sussex re Henty family, 1949-53 Show allonly 1

File 26. Correspondence with Mr John Playford of West Worthing, Sussex re Henty family, 1947-1951 Show allonly 1

File 27-27a. Correspondence and notes re Henty family, Barton Hack etc Show allonly 1

File 27-27a. Plans for distribution of Henty original letters Show allonly 1

File 28. Correspondence with Robert Stephens of Albany W. A. re Henty Show allonly 1

File 29. Correspondence and notes re W. A. and Henty family Show allonly 1

File 29. Letter and notes referring to Pace family (of Yorkshire and W.A.) Show allonly 1

File 30. Plan of Portland, Stephen Henty's house, its location, etc Show allonly 1

File 31. Correspondence with: Winifred Bryher (France), Sir Owen Morsehead (Librarian, Windsor Castle) and Mary Mackenzie re Henty family, 1946-1964 Show allonly 1

File 31. Typescript by J. Lewis Hurse entitled 'The romantic story of Thomas Henty and his seven sons, nd Show allonly 1

File 31. Letter, 1961, from Harold Carter, author of His Majesty's Spanish Flock, Show allonly 1

File 31. Letter, 1946, from Monica Flower (Mitchell Library) re Bonwick papers Show allonly 1

File 32. Manuscript by Henry Henty (son of James Henty) Show allonly 1

File 33. Photographs and maps for use in Realms and Islands, together with negatives and photograph of Lady Bassett Show allonly 1

File 34. Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings on various aspects of the Henty tale Show allonly 1

File 34. Rough notes on Gibraltar Show allonly 1

File 34. Sketch background of Colonel Thomas Sumter Show allonly 1

File 35. Notes on Mauritius Show allonly 1

File 35. Various letters to Lady Bassett Show allonly 1

File 36. Correspondence between Lady Bassett and T.R. Schellenberg Show allonly 1

File 36. Notes on Timor, Pierre le Poivre, Captain Louis Claude de Freycinet Show allonly 1

File 37. Sandwich Islands Show allonly 1

File 38. Correspondence re voyage of Rose de Freycinet with her husband Claude de Freycinet on the corvette Uranie Show allonly 1

File 39. Research notes - Rose de Freycinet Show allonly 1

File 39. Notes re the Vlamingh Plate Show allonly 1

File 40. Reviews of Realms and Islands Show allonly 1

File 41. Printed articles in journals and newspapers, including a review by Bassett of Over the bridge by Richard Church Show allonly 1

File 41. Negatives and photographs relating to the Henty family Show allonly 1

File 41. Correspondence re Florence Nightingale, 1943 Show allonly 1

File 41. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1953 Show allonly 1

File 42. Papers relating to Eliza Shaw, Clara Barton and Thomas Muir Show allonly 1

File 42. Copies of papers by Bassett: 'French visitors to Mauritius, 1818', presented to the Historical Division of the Royal Geographic Society of South Australia and 'The Hentys of the Colonial Office', presented to the Royal Society of Tasmania Show allonly 1

File 42a. Copy of The American Historical Review, Vol. XXIX No. 1, Oct 1923 Show allonly 1

File 43. Notes about Oswald Brierly and Benjamin Boyd Show allonly 1

File 43. Postcards of Twofold Bay and Eden Show allonly 1

File 44. Correspondence and notes re Thomas Huxley, 1963-1966 Show allonly 1

File 45. Correspondence between Bassett and Joan Saunders re de Freycinet, 1959-1966 Show allonly 1

File 46-46a. Notes, early press cuttings and correspondence (1964) re Edward Kennedy Show allonly 1

File 47. Research notes on: Barbara Thompson (woman of European descent brought up with Torres Strait Islanders) Show allonly 1

File 47. Correspondence with Edgar Beale re Edward Kennedy, 1964-1966 Show allonly 1

File 48. Proof copy of Behind the picture Show allonly 1

File 49. Photographs, photostats and maps re Realms and islands (in folio run) Show allonly 1