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MS 3992

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Creator
Alan Marshall
Title
Papers of Alan Marshall
Date Range
1903-1983
Collection Number
MS 3992
Extent
9.94 metres (72 boxes + 16 folios)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1097935).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Alan Marshall, National Library of Australia, MS 3992, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers of Alan Marshall (b. 1902 d 1984) were acquired by the Library in several consignments from 1970 and 1987, from Mr Marshall and his family. With no particular pattern, the consignments have been added to both MS 2741 and MS 3992, which have identical provenance. Readers are advised to scan the lists to both collections for material on their topic.

Marshall's secretary, Gwen Hardisty, organised his papers in filing cabinets and maintained an alphabetical index referring to file numbers. From time to time Mrs Hardisty would include in consignments to the Library the contents of the fastest-growing files. In 1982 the entire contents of the filing cabinets were consigned to the Library, together with the index. By this time many of the files had nothing in them but the empty files have been kept in numerical sequence to maintain continuity. The original notebook containing the index is at MS 3992, folder 238.

There is no systematic chronological progression in the contents of consignments; very early material was sometimes acquired with the more recent consignments.

Some of the papers are charred, as a result of a fire which destroyed Marshall's Studio in Eltham in 1956.

MS 3992 summary of consignments: Original consignment, May 1974 (6 boxes); Consignment added June 1975 (5 boxes); Consignment added March 1976 (9 boxes and 2 folio packages); Consignment added June 1977 (2 boxes and 2 folio packages); Consignment added 31 January 1979 (2 boxes); Consignment added October 1981 (10 boxes and 1 folio package); Consignment added 19 August 1982 (24 boxes and 3 folio packages); Consignment added January-March 1983 (2.5 boxes and 1 folio package); Consignment added 5 March 1985 (6 boxes and 2 folio packages); Consignment added 12 October 1987 (5 boxes and 1 folio package).

MS 405 Typescript copy of Ourselves writ Strange, together with a selection of annotated photographs to be included in the published work.

MS 2222 Letters from Alan Marshall to his mother and sister, 1942, 1945-47, which form the basis of These are my people (See also MS 3992, Folders 256-7). Letters to his mother and sister from China, 1956. Diary of a trip commencing May 1946. Manuscript copies of four works. This material was acquired from AM's sister Elsie McConnell.

MS 419 Letters from Marshall to Nellie Rogova Mitchell, 1965-1983 (3 folders).

MS 1174 Material on Marshall in the papers of Vance and Nettie Palmer (Series 28). Also photograph of Marshall aged about 12, in Series 33, Folder 8.

MS 6043 Letters from Marshall to Marian Lofts, also clippings by and about Marshall, 1981-83 (2 folders). Restricted until 10 years after the death of Lofts.

MS 6831 Letters from Marshall to Jim Smith, 1974-82 (20 cm).

MS 7011 Letters from Marshall to Thelma Henry, 1981-84 (1 folder).

MS 7320 Papers of Gwen Hardisty, who worked with Marshall for some twelve years, including as his secretary from 1975 to 1982. Date range 1981-83 (3 boxes). Available for reference.

The State Library of Victoria holds a small quantity of material of Marshall (2 metres). Contents are similar to NLA collections: drafts, children's letters, postcards.

Arrangement

MS 3992 is listed by box and folder number. The folder numbers are continuous through the entire collection.

Item Descriptions

Class. Original Consignment (May 1974)

Letters - Eastern Europe, 1966-73 (File 1) - Box 1

Letters - Eastern Europe, 1965-73 (File 2) - Box 1

Correspondence, 1970-74 (File 3) - Box 1

Correspondence, 1965-73 (File 4) - Box 1

Correspondence, 1973-74 (File 5) - Box 1

Correspondence, 1973 (File 6) - Box 1

Children's letters, 1973 (File 7-8) - Box 1

Children's letters, 1972-73 (File 9) - Box 2

Manuscripts. Typescripts for The long hunt, The dingo story (File 10) - Box 2

Manuscripts. Drafts of Four Sunday suits and other stories (File 11) - Box 2

Manuscripts. Typescript of Little boy lost (1977) and others (File 12) - Box 2

Notebooks, 1939, 1956 (File 13) - Box 2

Diary, 1949 (File 13) - Box 2

Drawings (File 13) - Box 2

Notebooks - Arnhem Land (1-3), 1946 (File 14) - Box 2

Notebooks - Arnhem Land (4-7), 1946 (File 15) - Box 2

Notebooks (File 16) - Box 2

Notebooks (File 17) - Box 2

Diary, 1956 (File 18) - Box 2

Notebooks (File 18) - Box 2

Diaries, 1930, 1942, 1959, 1960 (File 18) - Box 2

Drafts of Looking on the bright side Correspondence -Carden Advertising, 1957-59 (File 19) - Box 2

Drafts of Argus articles, Alan Marshall's casebook -Up to 1950 (File 20) - Box 2

Drafts of Alan Marshall's casebook, 1951 (File 21) - Box 2

A.M.'s casebook, 1953 (File 22) - Box 2

Correspondence 1943-45, 1949 (partly burnt) (File 23) - Box 2

Correspondence 1947-49 (partly burnt) (File 24) - Box 4

Newspaper clippings 1942-46 (partly burnt) (File 25-26) - Box 4

Newspaper clippings, 1939 (partly burnt) (File 27) - Box 4

[Title not available], 1937-1942 (File 28) - Box 4

1936 (loose pages) (File 29) - Box 4

1941 (partly burnt) (File 30) - Box 4

Trade journals (File 31) - Box 5

Drafts of Pioneers and painters, A history of Eltham (File 32) - Box 5

Contributions to newspapers, columns etc, 1948-72 (File 33) - Box 5

Drafts of The magic leaf, Whispering in the wind (File 34) - Box 5

As in a glass (File 35) - Box 5

Various drafts (File 36) - Box 5

Draft of Peter and the beautiful princess (File 37) - Box 5

Published articles (File 38) - Box 5

Press clippings, 1940-70 (File 39) - Box 6

Press clippings, 1955-70 (File 40) - Box 6

letters from Cathy, Prague, 1971-72 (File 41) - Box 6

Scrapbook (File 42) - Box 6

Draft of This is the grass (File 43) - Box 6

Publications (File 44) - Box 6

Travels in China (in English). Inscribed by Marshall. (Item) - Box 6
I can jump puddles (in Czechoslovakian). Inscribed by Marshall. (Item) - Box 6
One bag of periodicals containing articles by/about AM, including Australian book review, People, Woman's Day, Walkabout(19 issues) (Item) - folio (No. ?)
One large cuttings album (Item) - folio (No. ?)

Class. Consignment added June 1975

Photographs (File 45) - Box 7

Miscellaneous letters, 1974 (File 46-47) - Box 7

Jack Marshall's certificates and notebooks (File 48) - Box 7

Alan Marshall's certificates, notebooks and autograph book (File 48) - Box 7

The latter kept when he first got infantile paralysis, ca. 1908. While in hospital patients and nurses wrote in it. Source of material for I can jump puddles.

Press cuttings album (Item) - Box 7
Court transcripts: appeal by Walter Russell. Deathe against conviction for rape, 1962 (Item) - Box 7

Ten books, most with Alan Marshall's bookplate (File) - Box 8

Correspondence, 1956-74 (File 49) - Box 9

Gordon Burgess, Wilma Hedley, Ian Reid, the International P.E.N. Club, Adult Education, Mavis and Bill Scott, Max Brown, Paul Ritchie, James Flett, Lillian McGovern, Cecil Holmes, Brian Clark, and various others including Russian correspondents.

Correspondence, 1958-74 (File 50-51) - Box 9

John Hetherington (1958-63), Bert Vickers, Keith Ewers, Vic O'Connor, John Morrison, Noel Counihan, Ailsa O'Connor, Robert Peach, Danny Webb, Geoff Close (card only), Bill Constable, Maureen Freer, Ruth Park, John Manifold, Colin Thiele, Nan Ingleton, Jean Turley, Geoff Hutton, Herbert Marshall, Stan Barstow, Marcello Maestro, Sir Frank Roland, Judah Waten, Cecil Holmes, Stuart Sayers, Bill Wannan, Aileen Palmer, Jack Hyett, Ray Parkin, V.A. Syme, Terry Counihan (Noel's son), Mavis Scott, Phil Freedman, Alan Bell, Stephen Murray-Smith, Herz Bergner, Alan Thornton, Australian Society of Authors. Also various children's letters.

Correspondence, 1963-64 (File 52) - Box 9

Correspondence, 1971-74 (File 53) - Box 9

Judy Gorman, Magda Gregor, Edward Kynaston, Nell Charlwood, John Clements, Clea Stowell.

Letters relating to New Zealand trip June-July 1974, to attend launching of film I can jump puddles in Auckland. (File 53) - Box 9

Correspondence 1973-74: Russian and Bulgarian letters, invitations to talk. (File 54) - Box 9

Correspondence: George Luke, 1974; American correspondence 1968-70; details of Pan-American inaugural program. (File 55) - Box 9

Talks: Folklore, bush songs, Australian literature (File 56) - Box 10

Talks: Writers, writing, Marshall's own writing (File 57) - Box 10

Talks: Aborigines, miscellaneous special occasions (File 58) - Box 10

Talks: Gorky, short story writing (File 59) - Box 10

Financial records, 1968-69 (File 60) - Box 10

Original beginning to I can jump puddles (File 60) - Box 10

Writings: on cripples, the Army (File 61) - Box 10

Various talks and writings: Children, short story writing, etc. (File 62) - Box 10

Printed items, 1936-44 (File 63) - Box 10

Printed items, 1942-71 (File 64) - Box 10

Printed items (File 65) - Box 10

Original drafts or articles on trip to Soviet Union, November 1964 (File 66) - Box 11

Diary, cuttings, pamphlets - Hong Kong trip (File 67) - Box 11

Letter to Bob Close 1956, article on 1939 bushfires, biographical information, small scrapbook (File 68) - Box 11

Including letters, cutting, photos about aerial piracy on board a Catalina Flying boat, 16 July 1948 (See also Folder 291)

Various letters, notes, articles on trip to China, 1956 (File 69-70) - Box 11

Cuttings album, 1954-59 (File 71) - Box 11

Comprising cuttings of reviews of The gay provider (See also Folio package, Consignment added June 1977)

Class. Consignment added March 1976

Personal and family correspondence (File 72-76) - Box 12

Cathy Marshall letters (File 77-78) - Box 12

Cathy Marshall letters (File 79-80) - Box 13

Photographs (File 81-83) - Box 13

Children's letters (File 84-88) - Box 14

Russian letters (File 89) - Box 14

Ken Dallas (File 90) - Box 14

Clea Stowell (File 91) - Box 14

Correspondence, 1971-75 (File 92-93) - Box 15

Including Ross Campbell, Dr Jim Cairns, Max Dimmock, Ray Parkin, Ralph de Boissiere, John Morrison, Bill Wannan, Edward Kynaston, Ailsa O'Connor, Phillip Adams, Clem Christesen, Noel Bryning, Frank Kellaway, Jim Smith

Invitations to talk (File 94) - Box 15

Various other correspondents, including Lauretta Zappia

Correspondence, 1971-75 (File 95-98) - Box 15

Including Frank Huelin, Jim Smith, Gwen Hardisty

Letters of sympathy re bungalow fire, 1955 (File 99) - Box 15

Drafts: The ostrich man, Hammers over the anvil, Mrs Hookey's dick, Peter McLeod Galley of Fight for life (File 100) - Box 16

Drafts: Hammers over the anvil (File 101-103) - Box 16

Original manuscript of Fight for life together with notes and drafts of stories in Hammers over the anvil (Blue exercise book) (File 104) - Box 16

Miscellaneous documents, cuttings, letters (File 105-106) - Box 16

Correspondence of Alma Thorn, 1944-46 (File 107-113) - Box 17

Correspondence of Alma Thorn, 1947 (File 114-119) - Box 18

Correspondence of Alma Thorn, 1948-50 (File 120-126) - Box 19

Correspondence of Alma Thorn, 1951-58 (File 127-135) - Box 20

Original sketches by Noel Counihan - Pull down the blind (Item) - Box (No. ?)
Album of photographs, cuttings, early documents and letters (both items in one bag) (Item) - Box (No. ?)

Class. Consignment added June 1977

Letters from Helen Skipper, undated (File 136) - Box 21

Letters 1944-45 connected with Woman magazine, when AM was writing a Dorothy Dix (advice to the lovelorn) column. (File 136) - Box 21

Flexmore Hudson; letters from students, 1976 (File 137) - Box 21

Letters - Katrina Holland, Elizabeth Mellick, invitations to talk, 1976-77 (File 138) - Box 21

Letters, various, 1973-77 (File 139) - Box 21

Jim O'Connor (Judge), Nelly Rogova, Stephen Murray-Smith, Gill Armstrong

Letters, various, 1973-77 (File 140) - Box 21

Tom Adler, Hilda Knorr, Jack Lindsay, Freda Brilliant, Professor Marshall, Lance Loughrey, Stewart Harris, Frank Huelin, Dymphna Cusack, La Trobe Library, Penny and Eddie Harding, Frank Sargensen

Letters, various, 1973-77 (File 141-142) - Box 21

Letters, various, 1973-77: Jim Smith, Dr. Stephen Gottlieb, Bill Standish (File 143) - Box 21

Letters, various, 1971-77 (File 144) - Box 21

Alan Thornton, Neilma Gantner, Judah Waten, Phillip Adams, Vic O'Connor, Ralph de Boissiere, Bill Wannan, Bob Close, Fred Silcock, Max Brown, Harry Marks (author of AM's biography I can jump oceans), Jack Slade

Letters of congratulation on OBE and honorary Doctor of Laws, Melbourne University, 1972 (File 145) - Box 21

Australian family physician, 1976 (File 146) - Box 22

AM wrote an article entitled Sex problems of the handicapped. This folder contains about 15 requests for reprints of the article (plus the issue on which it appeared).

Marketa Sagiova, 1963-77 (File 147) - Box 22

Jenny Burgess, Mena Calthorpe, Pat Wiltshire, 1972-75 (File 148) - Box 22

Glen Tomasetti, Rosemary Crouch - Grantham -Costelloe (File 149) - Box 22

Letters, 1964-75, including John Morrison, Penny and Eddie Harding (File 150) - Box 22

Letters from family, mainly Hilda Gillies (sister), 1971-77 (File 151-153) - Box 22

Letter from Form 2G, Elwood High School, 1977 (File 154) - Box 22

Children's letters, 1972-77 (File 155-156) - Box 22

One package early family photographs (Item) - Box (No. ?)
One album of photographs taken at the launch of The gay provider (see also Folder 71) (Item) - Box (No. ?)

Class. Consignment added 31 January 1979

Letters received while in hospital, 1978 (File 157-159) - Box 23

Children's letters - Chilwell Primary School, 1977 (File 160) - Box 23

Children's letters, 1977 (File 161-162) - Box 23

Jim Smith letters (File 163) - Box 23

Letters from Soviet Union (File 164) - Box 24

Letters (File 165) - Box 24

Including Bill Langley, Colin Thiele, John McCabe Doyle and Michael Doyle, Eddie Harding, Rohan and Nan Rivett, Douglas Harris, Phyl Wallace, Angus Scobie, Joan Hundley, Marcello and Edna Maestro, Helen Skipper, Ken Dallas, Phillip Adams, Bert Vickers, Janet Matthews, Judah Waten.

Draft of The bed (File 166) - Box 24

Australian Film and Television School - Letters from Chris Noonan (File 167) - Box 24

Congratulations on Soviet Award, 1972 (File 168) - Box 24

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1976-78 (File 169-170) - Box 24

One bundle of photographs with captions, by James Hill, entitled 'Such goin's on' Scenes of Park Road Eltham. (File) - Box 24

Class. Consignment added October 1981

Note: People occasionally sent with their letters to Marshall short manuscripts they have written. Some early pages of writing by Marshall were found accompanying a letter. The more notable items are as follows: Information on McHubbard Family; Family history The honeysuckle plain, by Gwenda Sanderson; Janet Neild's essay and photos on Danila Vassileff; Foreword to A. Knox's book; Poems by Michael Myer; Early photographs of old buildings.

Janet Nield, Maree Teychenne, Bernard and Elsie Pearce (File 171) - Box 25

Congratulations on M.O.A., 1981 (File 172) - Box 25

K. McHubbard, Caroline Brothers, Ray McDermid (File 173) - Box 25

Michael Myer and Yoga Education Centre (File 174) - Box 25

Gwen Sanderson (File 175) - Box 25

Cathy Marshall, Jennifer Marshall, Elsie, Alan and Fiona McConnell (File 176) - Box 25

Alistair Knox, Margot Knox, Judy Askham, Andrea Dallas, Phillip Bain, Sri Chimmoy, Brotherhood of St Lawrence (File 177) - Box 25

Hilda Gillies, Kerry Wise (File 178) - Box 25

Invitations to talk (File 179) - Box 26

James Foran, Katrina Holland, Dragana Vujanovic, Karnie Mortimer, Neilma Carrillo Gantner, Jenny Burgess, American correspondence (File 180) - Box 26

Geoff Close, Clem Christesen, Joe Redapple, Faith Bandler, Jim O'Connor, Professor Ed Ruhe, Bill Perry (author of Tales of the Whipstick), Alice Hammerley, Andrew Hughes, Lloyd Davies (File 181) - Box 26

Indonesian letters; Bozena Klimova (File 182) - Box 26

Prahran College of Advanced Education (File 183) - Box 26

James Cook University award, 1978-80 70th birthday, 1972 (File 184) - Box 26

Children's letters (580 in all), 1980-81 (File 185-192) - Box 27

Letters from people in the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia (File 193) - Box 28

Nelly Mitchell, Alla Petrikovska, Bella Zuckerman, Oskana Kruggerskaya (File 194) - Box 28

Frank Huelin, Norma Ferris (File 195) - Box 28

Anne Bechervaise/Doyle (File 196) - Box 28

Australasian Book Society, Jack Beasley (File 197) - Box 28

Jim Smith (File 198) - Box 28

John Morrison, Bert Vickers, Ailsa O'Connor, Vic O'Connor, Phillip and Rosemary Adams, Bill and Ora Wannan, Judah, Hyrell and Pip Waten, Ross Campbell (File 199) - Box 28

Helen Skipper, Matcham Skipper, Pip Marks, Stewart Harris, Iona Harris, Dymphna Cusack, Wendy (File 200) - Box 28

Lowenstein, Penny and Eddie Harding

Miscellaneous letters and cards, 1945-59; 1978-81 (File 201-205) - Box 29

TV Dramatisation - I can jump puddles (File 201-205) - Box 29

Rehearsal scripts and camera scripts for Episodes 1 -9, call sheets and film shedules for 17.9.'80-21.11.'80 (File 206-214) - Box 30

Scriptwriters are Cliff Green, Sonia Borg, Roger Simpson

Responses to dramatisation of I can jump puddles, 1981 (File 215-218) - Box 31

(About 306 letters, mostly children)

Australia - USSR Society, of which Marshall was President (File 219-223) - Box 31

Correspondence, invitations, reneoed newsheets, letters and messages from A.M. for conferences (some handwritten drafts) (File 219-223) - Box 31

Main correspondent is Angelica Raftopoulos. Some of the contents of the 5 folders are Decisions of the National Executive at meetings in 1972, 75, 77 80; Agenda and proceedings of National Conferences, 1974, 1976, 1980; reports; General Agreement and Plan of the Society; a Cultural Exchange Agreement drawn up with the Society's counterpart, the USSR-Australia Society; and report on the Albert Park Island Restaurant Scheme, 1968 (Save Albert Park (Vic) for the people).

Citizens for Democracy: one folder of reneoed newsletters, memos, correspondence, press releases (File 224) - Box 32

Early documents dealing with AM's childhood (Receipts and papers kept by John Marshall) (File 225) - Box 32

Including two receipts for municipal rates, Cobar, 15.7.1890; Levy for Labor daily; Luggage label Marshall and Neale, general stores, Noorat; Doctor's prescription for A. Marshall, Orange P.O; Tract This Sin of the Church, part of Gem Economic Library, Minneapolis, 1895; Receipts from AWU for George Marshall (14/11/12) and John Marshall (29/7/05); Four small cuttings. These are my people. Selected short stories by Marshall, issued by the Victorian writers' League, 1938. Processed format, 28 pages, soft cover with stencilled drawing of AM by Frank Andrew. AM describes it as the first book I ever published.

Photographs from AM's mother's album: (File 226) - Box 32

Five portraits, some in poor condition, of members of Linnet, Boyson, Leister (?) Cumming and other families (File 226) - Box 32

Six very small photographs with similar subjects, poor condition. (File 226) - Box 32

Four tintypes (mistakenly call Daguerrotypes on the backs), fair condition. (File 226) - Box 32

Alan Marshall's first sketchbook. (File 226) - Box 32

Square pegs in square holes. The Age in Melbourne invited AM to contribute a foreword to a booklet they were publishing on employment opportunities for the handicapped within this company (1979). Three letters, one typescript of foreword (no annotations), one typescript with annotations, one final typescript of the whole booklet by Alan J. Scott and Edwin W. Knight; one published booklet. (File 227) - Box 32

May Creedie - short story. Four corrected typescripts, one incomplete handwritten version, one newspaper-published version. (File 228) - Box 32

Galley proofs of Alan Marshall's Australia by Hyland. (File 229) - Box 32

Aboriginal myths, by AM and Sreton Bozic. About 40 stories (some duplicates), typewritten (See also Folder 267) (File 230) - Box 32

Three books by Stan Tutt entitled Pioneer days, Caboolture Country and By many campfires (File) - Box 33-34

Produced by the Caboolture Historical Society, Queensland in 1974, 1973 and 1977 respectively. Dedications in volumes and letter to AM.

Russian versions of Alan Marshall's books, numbering 4. (File) - Box 33-34

2 Reader's Digest condensed books containing Swedish and Japanese version of I can jump puddles, 1980 and 1981 respectively. (File) - Box 33-34

Marshall, Alan. Erzahl uns doch vom Truthahn, Jo(Tell us about the turkey, Jo), Berlin, Verlag Neues Leben, 1979. Autographed (File) - Box 33-34

Marshall, Alan. Ve vlastnim srdci Prague, Vysehrad, 1980. Autographed. (File) - Box 33-34

Cosbuc, George. Poems Bucharest, Minerva Publishing House, 1980 (File) - Box 33-34

Ceaucescu, Nicolae. Democratization of international relations, Bucharest, Meridiane Publishing House, 1981 (File) - Box 33-34

Ceaucescu, Nicolae. The solving of the National Question in Romania, 1981 (File) - Box 33-34

Neagu, Romulus. The United National Organization: A Romanian point of view, Bucharest, 1981 (File) - Box 33-34

Russian botanical publication, Moscow 1962. Dedicated to A.M. (File) - Box 33-34

5 Russian periodicals (File) - Box 33-34

Soviet literature, December 1979 (File) - Box 33-34

5 other periodicals (File) - Box 33-34

Children's drawings (9) and one rolled class mural, one album of letters and drawings from school children of Watsonia Heights Public School in response to Whispering in the wind, 20 autobiographical efforts and class photo (project by Syndal High School), one patriotic banner, five posters and one calendar. (File) - Box (No. ?)

Class. Consignment added 19 August 1982

Australian Society of Authors. Correspondence, notices of meetings, circulars, 1974-82 (File 231-232) - Box 35

Miscellaneous letters, 1981 (File 233-236) - Box 35

Small files: Meanjin and Short stories (Numerical files 1-3) (File 237) - Box 35

Index to numerical files (File 238) - Box 35

A photocopy of this index is held at Appendix A. Only the more substantial contents are highlighted below.

Numerical Files 5-8 (File 239) - Box 36

Numerical File 9 (File 240) - Box 36

Short story manuscript

Numerical File 13 (File 241) - Box 36

Numerical Files 20-22, 26 (File 242) - Box 36

Anne Bechervaise, etc.

Numerical File 27 (File 243-244) - Box 36

Business letters with organisations - NLA National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne University, Sydney University, Commonwealth Literary Fund

Numerical Files 31-32 (File 245) - Box 36

Some publishers' correspondence

Numerical File 33a (File 246) - Box 36

Cheshire Publishing - royalty statements

Numerical Files 35, 38 (File 247) - Box 36

Advices to the Anxious - manuscript

Numerical File 39 (File 248) - Box 36

Registration, car documents, caravan insurance

Numerical Files 40-42 (File 249) - Box 37

Reviews, Literary agents

Numerical File 45 (File 250) - Box 37

Russian letters

Numerical File 46 (File 251-252) - Box 37

Personal-driver's licence, passports, extract of birth registration, bankbooks, property documents, finance

Numerical File 47 (File 253) - Box 37

Numerical File 48: Sara Haric; bushmen (File 254) - Box 37

Numerical Files 49-50 (File 255) - Box 37

Australia-USSR Society

Numerical Files 51 (File 256-257) - Box 37

Talks, lectures, including Channel 2 (Tales of Alan Marshall). Very early letters from These are my people days. Moomba speeches, A Guest of honour (ABC) script, and a talk on Steele Rudd, 1968

Numerical Files 52, 56-57, 59 (File 258) - Box 38

Letters re AM's will (4) plus copy of will. Victorian Fellowship of Australian Writers.

Numerical Files 60-62 (File 259) - Box 38

Zora Wolfova, Elsie McConnell

Numerical Files 63-65 (File 260) - Box 38

Numerical Files 67, 69-70 (File 261) - Box 38

Numerical File 71 (File 262-263) - Box 38

Thelma Hartley

Numerical File 73 (File 264-265) - Box 38

ABC File. Contracts, some transcripts, for Guest of Honour, See it my way, I'd take the crutches, Four Sunday suits (30 min adaptation of AM's short story).

Numerical File 75, 77-78 (File 266) - Box 38

Overland. Small file of correspondence with Stephen Murray-Smith, Stuart Sayers of the Age, and with Melb. Herald.

Numerical File 79-80 (File 267) - Box 38

Sreton Bozic Letters discussing his own work, and also that of B. Wongar (ex American serviceman adopted into Aboriginal tribe). Includes foreword by AM and publication The sinners: stories from Vietnam. See also Folder 230.

Numerical File 81-84. (File 268) - Box 39

Numerical File 85 (File 269) - Box 39

Honours. Congratulations on OBE etc., conferring of Honorary Doctorate of Laws, University of Melbourne.

Numerical File 86 (File 270-271) - Box 39

Sister Jane Kelly

Numerical File 87-92 (File 272) - Box 39

Numerical File 93-95 (File 273) - Box 39

Numerical File 96-99 (File 274) - Box 39

Jack Lindsay, John Manifold, Arthur Phillips, Doug Tainsh, Bill Scott and others.

Numerical File 100-104 (File 275) - Box 39

Riding for the Disabled Association of Victoria.

Numerical File 106-109 (File 276) - Box 39

Literary Pension

Numerical File 110-112, 114-115 (File 277) - Box 39

Numerical File 116-117, 119-120 (File 278) - Box 39

Mazda car

Numerical File 121-126 (File 279) - Box 40

Passport

Numerical File 127, 129-130 (File 280) - Box 40

Precious letters

Numerical File 131-132 (File 281) - Box 40

Jim Smith

Numerical File 133-134 (File 282) - Box 40

Numerical File 136-137 (File 283) - Box 40

Jenny's trip

Numerical File 138-141 (File 284) - Box 40

Council of Adult Education, Penny and Eddie Harding

Numerical File 142-143, 144-146 (File 285) - Box 40

Numerical File 147-148, 150-152 (File 286) - Box 40

Gill Armstrong

Numerical File 153 (File 287) - Box 40

Australian Family Physician - Sex Problems of the Physcially Handicapped

Numerical File 154-160 (File 288) - Box 40

Numerical File 168 (File 289) - Box 41

Old Mrs Bilson film script

Numerical File 161-162 (File 290) - Box 41

Australian Council for Rehabilitation of the Disabled AVEC Education Department Film.

Numerical File 163-166 (File 291) - Box 41

Captain Charles Eather - Cathay Pacific Airways (See also Folder 68)

Numerical File 169-171 (File 292) - Box 41

Leo Carmody, Copyright Agency

Numerical File 172, 175-176 (File 293) - Box 41

Haden, Smith and Fitchett (Solicitors), Rosemary Costelloe

Numerical File 178-179 (File 294) - Box 41

Stott's Technical College

Numerical File 181-185 (File 295) - Box 41

Hyland House

Numerical File 187-191, 193-195 (File 296) - Box 41

Numerical File 196 (File 297) - Box 41

Novosibirsk (USSR) Foreign Literature Club

Numerical File 197-200 (File 298) - Box 41

Chilwell Primary School

Numerical File 201-202 (File 299) - Box 42

Numerical File 203 (File 300) - Box 42

John Embling

Numerical File 204-210 (File 301) - Box 42

Numerical File 211-215 (File 302) - Box 42

Numerical File 216-218 (File 303) - Box 42

Professor Len Webb

Numerical File 219-223 (File 304) - Box 42

Aboriginal Treaty Committee

Numerical File 224 (File 305) - Box 42

Documentary films

Numerical File 225-230 (File 306) - Box 42

Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland

Numerical File 231-238 (File 307) - Box 42

Numerical File 239 (File 308) - Box 42

Commemorative plaque, Noorat

Numerical Files 248-253 (File 309) - Box 43

Numerical File 240-243, 245-247 (File 310) - Box 43

Transcript of film made for Australia Council Archives

Numerical File 254-260 (File 311) - Box 43

Numerical File 261-266 (File 312) - Box 43

Numerical File 267-269 (File 313) - Box 43

Blanche Fenn

Numerical File 270-272 (File 314) - Box 43

Weipa

Numerical File 273 (File 315) - Box 43

Vitamin C

Numerical File 274-278 (File 316) - Box 43

Numerical File 279-280 (File 317) - Box 43

Marian Lofts

Numerical File 281 (File 318-320) - Box 43

Marion Lofts

Numerical File 282-284 (File 321) - Box 44

Ginny Lowndes

Numerical File 285 (File 322) - Box 44

Barry Ellems

Numerical File 286 (File 323) - Box 44

Jerzy Nagibin

Numerical File 287-290 (File 324) - Box 44

Numerical File 292-295, 297 (File 325) - Box 44

Numerical File 298-300 (File 326) - Box 44

Eightieth birthday

Numerical File 301 (File 327) - Box 44

Thomas Nelson, Whispering in the wind

Numerical File 302-303 (File 328) - Box 44

Fight for life, How beautiful are thy feet

Various files (File 329) - Box 45

Published short stories; Articles dealing with life (File 330) - Box 45

Various personal files (File 331) - Box 45

Various publishers' files (File 332) - Box 45

Various files (File 333-334) - Box 45

Copyright agency; The kangaroo and the wombat; Professor Manning Clark; Phillip Adams; William Collings (File 335) - Box 45

Various publishers' files (File 336-337) - Box 45

Angus and Robertson, Australian Listening Library, Geoff Gold, Four Sunday suits - film (File 338) - Box 45

Miscellaneous material (File 339) - Box 45

Hammers over the anvil. typed manuscript with some corrections, typed manuscripts for (File 340-346) - Box 46

submission to publisher, no corrections. See folio run for page proofs, no corrections.

Typed manuscript of Bush tucker, no corrections (File 347-348) - Box 46

Alan Marshall's casebook. Marshall's advice to people's problems, 1956-57. Nine folders, comprising typewritten manuscript for publication and original letters from the lovelorn and lonely hearts. (File 349-357) - Box 47

Alan Marshall's Australia. Typed manuscript, slightly annotated (File 358-359) - Box 47

Let's sit on the sliprails. Series of typed stories and articles. (File 360-362) - Box 48

Short stories and articles, including 'The warmth of human beings (File 363-369) - Box 48

Manuscripts of articles (File 370-371) - Box 49

Ourselves writ strange. Notes used in writing books (File 372) - Box 49

Manuscript A yarn with Alan Marshall (Permewan) (File 373) - Box 49

How to get along with boys (manuscript) (File 374) - Box 49

Manuscript Rhapsody pas seul: (File 375) - Box 49

Play Kisses for a quid (File 376) - Box 49

Film contracts How I write my books (File 377) - Box 50

Reviews - manuscripts (File 378) - Box 50

I can jump puddles - abridged (File 379) - Box 50

Manuscript of Dan Mannion (File 380) - Box 50

Hallucinations before departure; The bed; Story about collecting debts... (File 381) - Box 50

Thoughtful Joe versus superman; The Catholic ball; Fear; Freckles Jack (File 382) - Box 50

Early attempts; Observations on the crippled state (File 383) - Box 50

The Driver; Collected stories and sketches; (File 384) - Box 50

Bandy Bandicoot; Curio of Marrabel (File 385) - Box 50

Judy Fliesher; Miss McAlister; Duke McLeod (File 386) - Box 50

The Ostrich man; Gold Rush Story (File 387) - Box 50

Miss McPherson; May Creedie (File 388) - Box 50

Letters of George Luke. About 160 letters, most are illustrated with caricatures. They contain (File 389-392) - Box 51

comments on acquaintances such as Judah Waten and Noel Counihan and topics such as the Falklands conflict.

Cathy Marshall letters - Central Australia (File 393) - Box 51

All letters dealing with cargo distributers (File 394) - Box 51

Dilia - Publishers (File 395) - Box 51

Important file (File 396-397) - Box 51

About 60 letters ranging from the very early (1918) to the 1950s and up to 1963. Scraps of manuscripts are included. Letters are mostly short. Some of the more important names (only one or two letters each, on the average) are: Vance and Nettie Palmer, Rosslyn Hardy, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Noel Counihan, Tom Inglis Moore, C.P. Fitzgerald, Frank Rolland, A.R. Chisholm, one long letter from R.T. Corrie, 1955, Ion Idriess, Will Lawson, Eleanor Dark, manuscript and letter about Aborigines, from Betty Thomson.

Children's letters, 1981 (File 398-406) - Box 52

Handwritten and typed notes or portions of writing arranged in files with topical headings (File 407-425) - Box 53-54

Notes (File 407-425) - Box 53-54

In these files Marshall would file away fragments of conversation he had heard or ideas or even detailed plots. He could go back to them whenever he needed inspiration or idioms on a particular topic.

Notes (File 407-425) - Box 53-54

Including The City Scene, and The artist and writer; Intelligentzia. Six files of notes, including Side shows, Fortune telling, hospital incidents, Odd notes mostly dealing with city life, Suggestions for novel, Country men and scenes, Highlights (autobiographical, with outline of story and enumerated incidents). Eight bookds/bundles including Notes for a sequel to Puddles, Side shows, boxing tents, Fortune telling, Wild Red Horses (These notes collected in 1941 were to be used as the basis of a novel. The novel was never written. Instead I wrote the short story Wild red horses, which I finished in October 1969). Four files of notes: Dialogue-Children, Marbut and Eric days, Hongkong trip (including article and typewritten diary, 1945), Hospitals and patients. Eight files, including Bushmen, Biographical note, some short stories, including Wild Red Horses

Press cuttings and printed matter (File 426-431) - Box 55-56

Cuttings, including 5 spiral-bound albums; Four large albums of cuttings about AM, 1974-80 (folio run); two files of press cuttings on AM; 11 Periodicals, 5 monographs

Det bedstes boger Copenhagen, Reader's Digest, 1981 (Item) - Box 55-56

Contains Danish translation of I can jump puddles

Palat, Valitut. Kirjavaliot. Helsinki, Kustannus Oy Valitut Kirjavaliot, 1981 (Item) - Box 55-56

Contains Finnish translation of I can jump puddles

Russian compilation containing Fears, Jimmy Virtue, MissArmitage, by A.M., Moscow, 1977 (Item) - Box 55-56

Has inscription and pasted-in letter by Alla Petrikovskaya, dated 1977 and 1981 respectively.

Marshall, Alan. Fight for life. Part of series It's fun to read, edited by Gisela Triesch, Frankfurt am Main, Verlag Moritz Diesterweg, 1981. Signed by A.M. (Item) - Box 55-56
Marshall, Alan. I can jump puddles. Part of series Longman structural readers, abridged by Anna Kohler. London, Longman, 1980 (Item) - Box 55-56

Xerox copy of play without title page (File 432) - Box 57

Chapter of thesis by Barry Ellem (File 433) - Box 57

Austin McCallum No way to go home Typed (File 434) - Box 57

McGrath, Tony. The life of John Shaw Neilson (File 435) - Box 57

Harvest - film script (File 435) - Box 57

Harding, Edward (ed) Alan Marshall talking (File 436) - Box 57

Leslie, Vic. Notes for a novel, given to AM. Very fragmented and disjointed (File 437-440) - Box 57

Britten, Mrs J. My parents (File 441) - Box 57

Robertson, John. Typed manuscripts The cruise of the teapot. Film scenario with snapshots (File 442) - Box 57

Mitchell, Ken: Handwritten manuscript on recollections of childhood, accompanied by letter from the author, a school principal (File 443) - Box 58

Photographs (File 444) - Box 58

Including album of snapshots of a play produced by schoolchildren, together with a few letters to A.M.; 7 good portraits of A.M.; 2 cards of proof portraits of A.M.; 20 miscellaneous photographs, some old childhood photographs with new reproductions; Panorama photograph of all the employees of the Trueform shoe factory, about 1938, including Alan Marshall (Folio run); Old photograph of group outside Kangaroo Ground Pub

Four large albums of cuttings about AM, 1974-80 (File) - Box (No. ?)

Galley proofs of Hammers over the anvil (relate to Box 46) (File) - Box (No. ?)

Panorama photograph of employees of Trueform shoe factory (File) - Box (No. ?)

Class. Consignment added 5 March 1985

Address book (File 447) - Box 61

Letters of reference for Margaret Marshall (File 448) - Box 61

Cathy Marshall letters (File 449-454) - Box 61

Cathy Marshall letters (File 455-458) - Box 62

Photographs (File 459) - Box 62

Photographs, Mount Olga, Ayers Rock Expedition August-September 1950 (File) - Box 62

Books, mostly translations (File) - Box 63-65

Notebooks containing handwritten manuscripts, address book (File) - Box 63-65

Objects -medals, certificates. (File) - Box 63-65

Films (File) - Box 66

Caricature of AM, Order of Australia (one package) (File) - folio (No. ?)

OBE (one package) (File) - folio (No. ?)


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