Guide to the Papers of David Marr

MS 9356

National Library of Australia

Table of Contents

  1. Collection Summary
  2. Introduction
    1. Scope and Content
    2. Conditions Governing Access
    3. Conditions Governing Use
    4. Preferred Citation
    5. Provenance
    6. Arrangement
    7. Related Materials
  3. Biographical Note
  4. Item Descriptions
    1. Series 1. Barwick: contracts and business papers, 1981-93
    2. Series 2. Barwick: research material, 1954-80
    3. Series 3. Barwick: interviews
    4. Series 4. Barwick: drafts, 1979
    5. Series 5. Barwick: publicity, 1980
    6. Series 6. Barwick: corrected copy, n.d
    7. Series 7. The Ivanov trail: contracts and business correspondence, 1979-85
    8. Series 8. The Ivanov trail: research material, 1982-83
    9. Series 9. The Ivanov trail: notes and card index, c.1983
    10. Series 10. The Ivanov trail: drafts
    11. Series 11. The Ivanov trail: reviews, 1984
    12. Series 12. Television feature 'Humpty Dumpty man', 1984-85
    13. Series 13. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: research: correspondence, 1985-98
    14. Series 14. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: business correspondence, 1985-94
    15. Series 15. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: research: subject files, 1950-90
    16. Series 16. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: research: copies of Patrick White's letters, 1920-90
    17. Series 17. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: research, 1939-88
    18. Series 18. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: research: press files, 1939-90
    19. Series 19. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: research: properties of the White family, c. 1866-70
    20. Series 20. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: research: photographs, n.d
    21. Series 21. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: research: permission files, 1986-90 - Box 61
    22. Series 22. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: other research material, 1977-93
    23. Series 23. Patrick White a life: drafts, 1990-92
    24. Series 24. Patrick White a life: publication, 1987-92
    25. Series 25. Patrick White a life: reviews, 1991
    26. Series 26. Patrick White a life: audio book, n.d
    27. Series 27. Patrick White letters: drafts, 1993-94
    28. Series 28. Patrick White letters: publication and publicity, 1994
    29. Series 29. Patrick White letters: reviews, 1994-96
    30. Series 30. Miscellaneous papers, 1969-94
    31. Series [unnumbered]. Posters
  5. Online Items
  6. Related Documentation

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of David Marr
Date Range
1920s-1996
Collection Number
MS 9356
Extent
12.48 metres (71 boxes, 16 cartons, 6 folio boxes, map drawer items)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Content

The papers comprise correspondence, research material, photographs, reviews, permission files and drafts of Marr's books Barwick (1980), The Ivanov trail (1984), Patrick White a life (1991), Patrick White letters (1994) and The price of heaven (1999).

The bulk of the correspondence, around 4000 letters, relates to Marr's research and writings on Patrick White. It extends from 1985 to 1998 and is arranged chronologically in 88 bundles. The letters and faxes, including copies of those written by Marr, document Marr's life over nine years, as he pursued friends and acquaintances of White and dealt with all the problems associated with writing the two Patrick White books.

Some of the correspondents wrote dozens of letters and they are often very lengthy. The principal correspondents are Veronica Brady, Paul Brunton, Geoffrey Dutton, Ninette Dutton, Chuck Elliott (Random House), Andrew Fisher, Peggy Garland, Graham Greene (Jonathan Cape), Elizabeth Harrower, Graham James, Heather Johnson, Matthew Kelly (Random House), Alan Lawson, Richard de Mestre, Anthea Morton-Saner, Jean Scott Rogers, John Thompson and Gerard Windsor.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn949627).

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 David Marr, National Library of Australia, MS 9356, [series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

The collection was purchased by the National Library from David Marr in 1999. Further papers were donated to the Library in November 1999 (Series 30, Item 11), November 2000 (Series 1, Files 4-10) and January 2001 (Series 27, Item 41).

Arrangement

Wherever possible, the original arrangement of the papers and the file titles have been preserved by the Library. The papers relating to the two books on Patrick White were extremely well organised and Marr's arrangement of the papers has been retained in series 13-29. Some of the papers were removed from the original ring binders or plastic files.

An interview with David Marr by Ann Turner, recorded in May 1988, is held in the Oral History Section at ORAL TRC 3717.

Biographical Note

David Marr was born in Sydney in 1947. He was educated at the Sydney Church of England Grammar School and the University of Sydney, where he graduated in Arts and Law. He had been an articled clerk with the legal firm Allen, Allen and Hemsley, but he soon turned to journalism and wrote for the Bulletin and the National Times. He was editor of the National Times in 1981-82. He was later a reporter on the ABC program 'Four Corners' (1985, 1990-91) and the presenter of Radio National's 'Arts today' program (1994-96). He is currently a feature writer for the Sydney Morning Herald.

Marr is the author of Barwick (1984), The Ivanov trail (1984), Patrick White: a life (1991) and Patrick White: letters (1994) and The price of heaven (1999).

Who's who in Australia 1999, p. 1144

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Barwick: contracts and business papers, 1981-93

Sir Garfield Barwick (1903-1997) grew up and was educated in Sydney and was called to the Bar in 1927. By the early 1940s he was recognised as one of the leading barristers in Australia and he appeared in a succession of major High Court and Privy Council cases until his election to the House of Representatives in 1958. He was Attorney-General in 1958-63 and Minister for External Affairs in 1961-64. In 1964 he was appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, a position he occupied until 1981.

David Marr had worked in the Sydney legal firm of Allen, Allen and Hemsley, a firm that had often briefed Barwick in his years at the Bar. In 1977 Marr began to collect material for a biography of Barwick. In the following year he interviewed Barwick, but the Chief Justice later indicated his opposition to the project and provided no further help. Barwick was first published in 1980 by Allen and Unwin. A new edition by the same publisher appeared in 1992.

The correspondence in Files 4-10 was added to the collection on 23 November 2000. The correspondents include Sir Garfield Barwick, Justice Rae Else-Mitchell, R.R. Downing, Sir Lionel Murphy, Geoffrey Griffith and C.W. Pincus. Copies of some of Marr's letters are also included.

File 1. Contracts with Hale Iremonger and Allen Unwin - Box 1 A

File 2. Financial papers, 1981-82 - Box 1 A

File 3. Correspondence with Allen Unwin, 1992-93 - Box 1 A

File 4. Correspondence, 1978-79

File 5. Copies of Marr's letters to Sir Garfield Barwick, 1979

File 6-7. Correspondence, 1979-80

File 8. Correspondence, 1980

File 9. Correspondence, 1980-81

File 10. Letters from friends and the general public about the book, 1981-84

Series 2. Barwick: research material, 1954-80

The series includes notes, photocopies, cuttings, card indexes and other papers accumulated while Marr was researching his book.

Wherever possible, the original arrangement of the papers and the file titles have been preserved by the Library. To comply with the Library's preservation guidelines, some of the papers were removed from the ring binders or plastic files.

File 1. Airlines - Box 1

File 2. Cases - Box 1

File 3. Dobell case, 1943 - Box 1

File 4-5. Copies of Hansard, 1956-64 - Box 1

File 6. High Court building, 1968-78 - Box 2

File 7. Copies of Justinian, 1979-80 - Box 2

File 8. Sir John Kerr - Box 2

File 9-14. Land holdings of Barwick - Box 2, 3

File 15. Lawyers - Box 3

File 16. Macquarie University - Box 3

File 17-20. Parliament - Box 3

File 21-22. Privy Council, 1967-72 - Box 4

File 23. Parramatta - Box 4

File 24. Questions, scraps, ideas - Box 4

File 25-29. Sacking of the Whitlam Government, 1975 - Box 4, 5

File 30. Searches: notes for research assistant - Box 5

File 31-33. 12 notebooks - Box 5

File 34-36. Notes and clippings, 1954-79 - Box 5

File 37-39. Notes, photocopies and cuttings, 1974-80 - Box 6

File 40-47. Notes and photocopies, n.d - Box 6, 7

File 48. Photocopies and cuttings, 1979-80 - Box 7

File 49. Miscellaneous notes, n.d - Box 7

File 50. Card indexes - Box 8

Series 3. Barwick: interviews

In researching for Barwick Marr interviewed friends, colleagues and acquaintances of Sir Garfield. The series comprises transcripts and handwritten notes of the interviews. The interviewees include Sir Howard Beale, A.J. Blackshield, Malcolm Booker, Sir John Carrick, Sir William Deane, Kep Enderby, Rae Else-Mitchell, Milo Dunphy, John Ewens, William Gummow, Richard Hall, Clarrie Harders, R.A.G. Henderson, Sir Richard Kirby, Geoff Lindell, James McClelland and Lady McNicoll.

Wherever possible, the original arrangement of the papers and the file titles have been preserved by the Library. Some of the papers were removed from the ring binders or plastic files.

File 1. A-D - Box 8

File 2. E-F - Box 8

File 3. F-L - Box 8

File 4. K-M - Box 8

File 5. O-S - Box 8

File 6. S-W - Box 8

Series 4. Barwick: drafts, 1979

The series comprises mostly of typewritten drafts. Wherever possible, the original arrangement of the papers and the file titles have been preserved by the Library. Some of the papers were removed from the ring binders or plastic files.

File 1. First draft shown to John Iremonger - Box 9

File 2-4. Draft 2 - Box 9, 10

File 5. Draft 3 - Box 10

File 6. Draft 3: first draft of 'Barwick A: 1950-58' submitted to Iremonger in June 1979 - Box 10

File 7-8. Draft 3: first draft of 'Barwick B: 1950-58' submitted to Iremonger in June 1979 - Box 10

File 9-11. Draft 4: first fairly complete draft sent to professional typist - Box 11

File 12. Draft 5: chapters 1-15 - Box 12

File 13. Draft 5: chapters 16-20 - Box 12

File 14. Draft 5: chapters 1-9 - Box 13

File 15. Draft 6 - Box 13

File 16. Draft 7 A: chapters 1-12 - Box 13

File 17. Draft 7 A: chapters 13-20 - Box 14

File 18-24. Draft 7 B: second proof for re-type - Box 14, 15

File 25. Draft of chapter 1: 'A start of life' - Box 15

File 26. Draft of chapter 2: 'Masters' - Box 15

File 27. Draft of chapter 3: 'Hard times' - Box 15

File 28. Draft of chapter 4: 'Persuasion' - Box 15

File 29. Draft of chapter 5: 'Combat training, Barwick at war' - Box 15

File 30-31. Draft of chapter 6: 'All the precedents' men' - Box 16

File 32-34. Draft of chapter 7: 'The great financial romance' - Box 16

File 35-38. Draft of chapter 8: 'Communist Party Dissolution Bill' - Box 16, 17

File 39. Draft of chapter 8 - Box 17

File 40. Draft of chapter 9 - Box 17

File 41-44. Draft of chapter 10: 'Petrov' - Box 17

File 45. Draft of chapter 11: 'Unfinished business' - Box 17

File 46. Draft of chapter 14: 'Trouble on the north west frontier' - Box 18

File 47. Draft of chapter 15: 'Free market forces' - Box 18

File 48-50. Draft of chapter 17: 'Work as Chief Justice' - Box 18

File 51. Draft of chapter 18 - Box 18

File 52-54. Draft of chapter 19: 'Sacking' - Box 18, 19

File 55. Drafts - Box 19

File 56. Proof from Griffin Press - Box 19

Series 5. Barwick: publicity, 1980

File 1. Flyers and guest lists for the launching of the book - Box 19

Series 6. Barwick: corrected copy, n.d

File 1. A corrected copy of the book used for the new edition which was published in 1982 - Box 19

Series 7. The Ivanov trail: contracts and business correspondence, 1979-85

In April 1983, a few weeks after it came into office, the Hawke Government decided to expel Valery Ivanov, the First Secretary at the Soviet Embassy in Canberra, because his relationship with the lobbyist David Combe constituted 'a high security risk'. Combe had been Federal Secretary of the Australian Labor Party from 1973 to 1981. In May 1983 the Prime Minister announced that his Ministers had been directed not to associate with Combe and he revived the Royal Commission into the Security Services to investigate the affair. The Commission, chaired by Justice Robert Hope, reported in December 1983 that Combe had been a KGB target and that his evidence had not been entirely truthful.

Marr was assigned by the National Times to cover the proceedings of the Royal Commission. He was subsequently given leave to write a book on the affair, which he completed within a few months. The Ivanov trail was published by Thomas Nelson in 1984.

File 1-2. Contracts between Marr and Thomas Nelson and correspondence with the publisher - Box 20

Series 8. The Ivanov trail: research material, 1982-83

The series includes notes, photocopies, cuttings and other papers accumulated by Marr while carrying out research for the book.

The original arrangement of the papers within the files and the file titles have been preserved by the Library.

File 1. Harvey Barnett - Box 20

File 2-5. Laurie Matheson - Box 20

File 6. Cuttings and photocopies, 1982-83 - Folio-Box 1

File 7. Submission of the State of South Australia to the Hope Royal Commission, 1983 - Folio-Box 1

File 8. Photographs, n.d - Box 21

File 9. Miscellaneous research - Box 20

File 10. Notebook - Box 21

Series 9. The Ivanov trail: notes and card index, c.1983

The series comprises a card index and notes taken by Marr while on assignment to cover the hearings of the Hope Royal Commission for the National Times in 1983.

File 1-6. Notes - Box 21

File 7. Card index - Box 22

Series 10. The Ivanov trail: drafts

The drafts, mostly with corrections, have been kept in chapter order. The file titles and the arrangement of the papers within the files have been preserved by the Library.

File 1-6. Drafts - Box 22

File 7-8. Chapter 1: 'A secret life' - Box 22, 23

File 9. Chapter 6: 'Russian salad' (photocopy) - Box 23

File 10. Chapters 1-7 - Box 23

File 11. Chapters 8-10 - Box 23

File 12. Chapters 11-12 - Box 23

File 13. Chapter 12: 'Hope, life and liberty' - Box 24

File 14-19. Miscellaneous drafts, including photocopies - Box 24, Folio-Box 1, 2

File 20-21. Proofs, including photocopies - Box 24

Series 11. The Ivanov trail: reviews, 1984

File 1. Book reviews - Box 24

Series 12. Television feature 'Humpty Dumpty man', 1984-85

In 1984 Marr was engaged by Endeavour Film Productions, Canberra, to advise the scriptwriter of the 'Humpty Dumpty man', a television feature based on his research for The Ivanov trail. The series includes correspondence, notes and drafts, including papers relating to a legal action concerning Marr's unpaid consultation fees. The correspondence was mostly with Chris Warner of Trout Films and Marr's solicitors.

File 1-2. Correspondence, notes and drafts, 1984 - Box 25

File 3-4. Correspondence and notes concerning legal action, 1984-85 - Box 25

File 5. Notes and scene breakdown - Box 25

File 6. Story outline - Box 25

File 7. First draft of the 'Loyal Australian' (original title), Jan. 1985 - Box 25

File 8. First draft of the 'Humpty Dumpty man', March 1985 - Box 25

File 9. First draft of 'The tiger's trail', March 1985 - Box 26

File 10. Drafts of Act I - Box 26

File 11-14. Drafts of Act II - Box 26

File 15-16. Drafts of Act III - Box 26

File 17-18. Drafts of Act IV - Box 27

File 19. Breakdown of Acts IV and V - Box 27

File 20-22. Drafts - Box 27

Series 13. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: research: correspondence, 1985-98

In early 1985 David Marr began to interview Patrick White with a view to writing a biography. In May 1986 White gave Marr authority to collect White's letters. Marr had a number of interviews with White over five years and in July 1990 he brought him the draft of the book. White pointed out several factual errors, but did not request any changes. He died two months later. Patrick White a life was published by Random House in 1991.

Marr decided to publish a selection from the huge number of letters of White that he had collected for the biography. This entailed complex negotiations with many of White's correspondents, some of whom threatened legal action if particular letters were published. Patrick White letters, reproducing about 600 letters written between 1918 and 1990, was published by Random House in 1994.

The series comprises around 4000 letters (the majority faxes) relating to Marr's research and writings on Patrick White. It extends from 1985 to 1998 and is arranged chronologically in 88 bundles. The letters and faxes, including copies of those written by Marr, document Marr's life over nine years, as he corresponded with friends and acquaintances of White and dealt with all the problems associated with writing the two books.

Some of the correspondents wrote dozens of letters and they are often very lengthy. The principal correspondents are Veronica Brady, Paul Brunton, Geoffrey Dutton, Ninette Dutton, Chuck Elliott (Random House), Andrew Fisher, Peggy Garland, Graham Greene (Jonathan Cape), Elizabeth Harrower, Graham James, Heather Johnson, Matthew Kelly (Random House), Alan Lawson, Richard de Mestre, Anthea Morton-Saner, Jean Scott Rogers, John Thompson and Gerard Windsor.

Other correspondents include Luciana Arrighi, Nancy Keesing, Thea Astley, Murray Bail, Thomas Keneally, Peter Beatson, Michael King, Ingmar Bjorksten, Jean Lambert, Barbara Blackman, Ray Bloomfield, Julie Lewis, Ron Blair, Sumner Locke-Elliott, Billy McCann, Liz McDonald (Lothian Books), Gordon Chater, Humphrey McQueen, Dymphna Clark, Alison Mansbridge, Liz Cowen, Harry Medlin, Peter Craven, Tim Curnow, Keith Michell, Lawrence Daws, Barbara Mobbs, Desmond Digby, David Moore, Rosemary Dobson, Edna O'Brien, Jurgen Oertel, Juliet O'Hea, Elizabeth Falkenberg, Tim Pearce, Nicholas Pearson (Jonathan Cape), Janet Frame, Nicholas Pounder, J.D. Pringle, Elise Goodman, Annie Proulx, Dorothy Green, Barrett Reid, Paul Reynolds, Kate Grenville, Elizabeth Riddell, Frances de Groen, John Gielgud, Peter Rose, Alice Hamalgyi, Peter Scriven, David Hare, Peter Sculthorpe, Max Harris, Clem Semmler, Jim Sharman, Shirley Hazzard, Gavin Souter, Jill Hellyer, James Stern, A.D. Hope, Randolph Stow, Hu Wenzhong, James Tacey, Barry Humphries, Kylie Tennant, Barry Jones, Tim Winton and Betty Withycombe.

File 1. Jan-Dec 1985 - Box 28

File 2. Jan-Feb 1986 - Box 28

File 3. Feb-Aug 1986 - Box 28

File 4. Aug-Nov 1986 - Box 28

File 5. Nov 1986-Apr 1987 - Box 28

File 6. Apr-Aug 1987 - Box 28

File 7. Jul-Sep 1987 - Box 28

File 8. Sep 1987-Jan 1988 - Box 28

File 9. Jan-Mar 1988 - Box 29

File 10. Mar-May 1988 - Box 29

File 11. May-Jul 1988 - Box 29

File 12. Jul-Aug 1988 - Box 29

File 13. Aug-Sep 1988 - Box 29

File 14. Sep-Oct 1988 - Box 29

File 15. Oct-Dec 1988 - Box 29

File 16. Nov 1988-Jan 1989 - Box 29

File 17. Jan-Mar 1989 - Box 30

File 18. Mar-Jun 1989 - Box 30

File 19. Feb-Aug 1989 - Box 30

File 20. Aug-Oct 1989 - Box 30

File 21. Oct 1989-Jan 1990 - Box 30

File 22. Jan-May 1990 - Box 30

File 23. May-Sep 1990 - Box 30

File 24. Sep-Nov 1990 - Box 30

File 25. Nov-Dec 1990 - Box 31

File 26. Dec 1990-Jan 1991 - Box 31

File 27. Jan. 1991 - Box 31

File 28. Jan-Feb 1991 - Box 31

File 29. Feb-Mar 1991 - Box 31

File 30. Feb-Mar 1991 - Box 31

File 31. Apr-May 1991 - Box 31

File 32. Apr-Jun 1991 - Box 31

File 33. Jun-Jul 1991 - Box 32

File 34. July 1991 - Box 32

File 35. July 1991 - Box 32

File 36. Jul-Aug 1991 - Box 32

File 37. Aug 1991 - Box 32

File 38. Aug 1991 - Box 32

File 39. Oct 1991 - Box 32

File 40. Nov-Dec 1991 - Box 32

File 41. December 1991 - Box 33

File 42. Jan-Mar 1992 - Box 33

File 43. March 1992 - Box 33

File 44. Mar-Jun 1992 - Box 33

File 45. Jul-Aug 1992 - Box 33

File 46. Aug-Sep 1992 - Box 33

File 47. Sep-Oct 1992 - Box 33

File 48. Sep-Nov 1992 - Box 33

File 49. Nov-Dec 1992 - Box 34

File 50. December 1992 - Box 34

File 51. Jan-Feb 1993 - Box 34

File 52. Jan-Mar 1993 - Box 34

File 53. Mar-May 1993 - Box 34

File 54. June 1993 - Box 34

File 55. Jun-Jul 1993 - Box 34

File 56. August 1993 - Box 34

File 57. August 1993 - Box 35

File 58. Sep-Oct 1993 - Box 35

File 59. Oct-Nov 1993 - Box 35

File 60. Nov 1993-Jan 1994 - Box 35

File 61. January 1994 - Box 35

File 62. January 1994 - Box 35

File 63. Jan-Feb 1994 - Box 35

File 64. Dec 1993-Mar 1994 - Box 35

File 65. Mar-Apr 1994 - Box 36

File 66. April 1994 - Box 36

File 67. Apr-May 1994 - Box 36

File 68. May 1994 - Box 36

File 69. May-Jun 1994 - Box 36

File 70. June 1994 - Box 36

File 71. Jun-Jul 1994 - Box 36

File 72. Jul-Aug 1994 - Box 36

File 73. August 1994 - Box 37

File 74. Aug-Sep 1994 - Box 37

File 75. Sep-Oct 1994 - Box 37

File 76. October 1994 - Box 37

File 77. Sep-Nov 1994 - Box 37

File 78. October 1994 - Box 37

File 79. Nov 1994-Jan 1995 - Box 37

File 80. Jan-Feb 1995 - Box 37

File 81. Feb-Mar 1995 - Box 38

File 82. Mar-Aug 1995 - Box 38

File 83. Aug-Oct 1995 - Box 38

File 84. Oct-Dec 1995 - Box 38

File 85. Dec 1995-May 1996 - Box 38

File 86. May-Oct 1996 - Box 38

File 87. Oct 1996-Mar 1997 - Box 38

File 88. June 1997-Nov 1998 - Box 38

Series 14. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: business correspondence, 1985-94

The series comprises business letters, including copies of letters written by Marr, relating to the books on Patrick White. They extend from 1985 to 1994 and were arranged by Marr chronologically in 12 bundles. The correspondents include Caroline Lurie (Australian Literary Management), Graham Greene (Jonathan Cape), Anne Chisholm, the Australian Literature Board, Angus and Robertson, Allen and Unwin, Thomas Nelson Australia, the Bancroft Library (University of California, Berkeley) and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (University of Texas, Austin).

Other letters from publishers and agents are in Series 13.

File 1. Jan 1985-Feb 1987 - Box 39

File 2. Mar 1985-Aug 1987 - Box 39

File 3. Aug 1987-May 1988 - Box 39

File 4. May 1988-Feb 1989 - Box 39

File 5. Feb-Dec 1989 - Box 39

File 6. Oct 1989-Nov 1990 - Box 39

File 7. May-Oct 1991 - Box 39

File 8. Jul 1991-May1992 - Box 39

File 9. May-Aug 1992 - Box 40 A

File 10. Aug-Sep 1992 - Box 40 A

File 11. Sep 1992-June 1993 - Box 40 A

File 12. June 1993-Apr 1994 - Box 40 A

Series 15. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: research: subject files, 1950-90

The series includes files of notes and photocopies entitled 'War', 'Dogwood', 'Nobel Prize', 'Martin Road', 'Interviews' (including Marr's interviews with White) 'More questions' and others. The papers have been filed in alphabetical order. The arrangement of papers within the files and the file titles have been preserved by the Library.

File 1. America: photocopies of letters of Spud Johnson to Patrick White (1940-44) and miscellaneous articles - Box 40

File 2. List of addresses and names for the 1991 launch of Patrick White a life - Box 40

File 3. Curtis Brown, London - Box 40

File 4. Cambridge: photocopies, notes and leaflets - Box 40

File 5. Criticism: articles and cuttings, 1956-87 - Box 41

Includes article on The tree of man, Observer, 29 Apr 1956; R.F. Brissenden. 'Patrick White', Meanjin, Dec 1959; O.N. Burgess. 'Patrick White, his critics and Laura Trevelyan', Australian Quarterly, Dec 1961; A.P. Riemer. 'Back to abyss: Patrick White's early novels', Southerly, no. 4, 1987.

File 6. More criticism - Box 41

File 7-8. Roy de Maistre: the art, 1960-77 - Box 41

File 9. Roy de Maistre: the life - Box 41

File 10. Dogwoods: notes, photocopies and photographs - Box 42

File 11-12. Illustrations for Patrick White a life - Box 42

File 13. Illustrations and maps: raw material - Box 42

File 14. Indexes: photocopies of entries from biographical dictionaries - Box 42

File 15-18. Transcripts of interviews by Marr with Patrick White, 12 Jan 1985-7 May 1990 - Box 42, 43

File 19. Interviews with Patrick White: list of questions and rough notes - Box 43

File 20. More questions: handwritten notes of interviews with Patrick White and others - Box 43

Other interviewees include Kath Walker, Elizabeth Riddell, Barrett Reid, Dorothy Green, Elizabeth Harrower, Frank McDonald, Hazel Hollander, David Cahill, James McClelland, Harry Harper, A.D. Hope, Jim Sharman, Anne Mayor, Tara McCarthy and Patricia White), 1985-90.

File 21. Jackarooing: Bolaro, Adaminaby - Box 43

File 22. Letterbook: working breakdown and list of correspondents - Box 43

File 23. London - Box 43

File 24. Manoly - Box 44

File 25. Martin Road - Box 44

File 26. Nobel Prize, 1973: cuttings and photocopy of Marr's draft with David Harry's corrections - Box 44

File 27. Paintings: concerning Patrick White's gift of about 265 paintings to the Art Gallery of New South Wales - Box 44

File 28. Pepe Mamblas (Jose Ruix de Arana y Bauer Duque de Baena): extracts from Mamblas' diary and article written by Mamblas after Patrick White won the Nobel Prize - Box 44

File 29. Post-war: back and forth - Box 44

File 30. Press and other material - Box 44

Including typescript of the Three uneasy pieces and draft of 'In search of Patrick White', a radio feature by David Moore, n.d.).

File 31. School days: Tudor House, Moss Vale and Cheltenham College, England - Box 45

File 32. Speeches: copies of speeches and cuttings - Box 45

Includes 'Address to librarians of Australia', Mitchell Library, 1950; 'Citizens for democracy', 1983; 'Testimonial gathering for the Whitlams', 30 Jan 1978; 'Message to Writers' Week', Adelaide, 8 Mar 1986; 'A sense of integrity', 20 Jul 1988.

File 33. War - Box 45

File 34. The Whites: White relations, Victor, Ruth, Suzanne and Frank White - Box 45

File 35. White properties: 'Belltrees', Scone, 'Timor', Upper Hunter and 'Lulworth', Sydney (see also Series 18) - Box 46

File 36. The Withycombes - Box 46

Series 16. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: research: copies of Patrick White's letters, 1920-90

The series comprises photocopies of over 3000 Patrick White letters held in libraries and private possession. About 600 of these letters were included in Patrick White letters.

File 1. 1920-40 - Box 47

File 2. 1950-57 - Box 47

File 3. 1958-60 - Box 47

File 4. 1961-62 - Box 48

File 5. 1963-64 - Box 48

File 6. 1965-66 - Box 48

File 7. 1967-68 - Box 49

File 8. 1969-70 - Box 49

File 9. 1971-72 - Box 49

File 10. 1973-74 - Box 50

File 11. 1975-76 - Box 50

File 12. 1977-79 - Box 50

File 13. 1980-82 - Box 51

File 14. 1983-90 - Box 51

File 15. Index to letters - Box 51

Series 17. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: research, 1939-88

The series comprises reviews, notes by Marr (including his summaries of some of White's letters to Peggy Garland, Elizabeth Falkenberg, Geoffrey Dutton, James Stern and Ronald Waters), typescripts and photocopies of research material. The papers were originally kept in ring binders. As many of them were rusty, the papers were removed from the ring binders. The original arrangement of the papers within the files and Marr's file titles have been preserved by the Library.

File 1. Art Sex God Oz Self, 1961-86 - Box 52

File 2. The aunt's story, 1948-58 - Box 52

File 3. 'Bald mountain' and four plays, 1963-64 - Box 52

File 4. 'Big toys', 1977-79 - Box 52

File 5. 'Bread and friends' (Bread and butter women) - Box 52

File 6. The burnt ones, 1962-65 - Box 52

File 7. Cape: copies of the chapters of Patrick White a life which were sent to Jonathan Cape, July 1987 - Box 52

File 8. A Cheery soul, 1962-79 - Box 52

File 9. Cockatoos, 1970-74 - Box 53

File 10. The eye of the storm, 1970-74 - Box 53

File 11. Flaws in the glass, 1981-82 - Box 53

File 12. A fringe of leaves, 1974 - Box 53

File 13. 'The ham funeral' - Box 53

File 14. Happy Valley - Box 53

File 15. Interviews - Box 54

Notes of interviews with Patrick White by Tara McCarthy of the Canadian Broadcasting Commission, Gordon McLauchlan of TV-1 New Zealand and White and Neil Armfield discussing The Signal driver with Gus Worby for Theatre Australia, March 1982), 1969-88.

File 16. The living and the dead, 1941-63 - Box 54

File 17. Memoirs of many in one, 1986 - Box 54

File 18. Netherwood, 1983-84 - Box 54

File 19. Opinions: notes, arranged in alphabetical order - Box 54

White's views of writers (such as Martin Boyd, David Campbell, T.S. Eliot, George Eliot and Katherine Mansfield), film directors (such as Ingmar Bergman), composers (J.S. Bach and Richard Strauss) and sculptors (Constantin Brancusi).

File 20. Poetry: notes concerning poems by Patrick White, arranged by subjects - Box 54

Includes 'The ploughman and other poems', Thirteen poems and 'The home behind the baricades'.

File 21. [Night] the prowler - Box 54

File 22. Research - Box 55

File 23. 'Return to Abyssinia' - Box 55

File 24. Revue - Box 55

File 25. Riders in the chariot, 1961-62 - Box 55

File 26. Ruth, 1939-41 - Box 55

File 27. Sales: notes on Patrick White's earnings - Box 55

File 28. Screen plays - Box 55

File 29. The season at Sarsparilla, 1976 - Box 55

File 30. 'Shepherd [on the rocks]', 1987 - Box 56

File 31. Signal driver, 1982-85 - Box 56

File 32. [The solid] Mandala, 1966-67 - Box 56

File 33. Stories Statements Letters, 1973-88 - Box 56

File 34. Three uneasy pieces - Box 56

File 35. Translation - Box 56

File 36-38. Travel drafts: US-France-Egypt, 1987-88 - Box 56

File 39. The Tree of man, 1956 - Box 57

File 40. The Twyborn affair - Box 57

File 41. Unpublished - Box 57

File 42. The vivisector, 1970 - Box 57

File 43. Voss - Box 57

File 44. Voss film, 1970-83 - Box 57

File 45. Voss opera, 1973-82 - Box 57

Series 18. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: research: press files, 1939-90

File 1-5. Photocopies and cuttings of articles and Who's Who entries relating to Patrick White and the theatre - Box 58

Series 19. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: research: properties of the White family, c. 1866-70

The series comprises photocopies of legal papers, such as mortgage certificates, land deeds and land grants, documenting the acquisitions and sale of various properties in New South Wales by members of the White Family. The arrangement of papers within each file and the file titles have been preserved by the Library.

File 1. Barwon Vale, near Walgett, NSW, 1911-37 - Box 59

File 2. Millgrove butter factory, Hunter Valley, NSW, c.1911 - Box 59

File 3. Mortgages to Victor Martindale White, 1911-30 - Box 59

File 4-6. Piercefield, c.1866-70 - Box 59

File 7. Piercefield, 1910-11 - Box 59

File 8. Piercefield: Withycombe kids (Ruth, Ralph and Clement James Withycombe), 1903-11 - Box 59

File 9. White and Withycombe general properties, 1906-60 - Box 59

File 10-11. Ruth White's properties, 1902-66 - Box 60

Series 20. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: research: photographs, n.d

File 1-6. Illustrations - Box 60, 61

File 7. Illustrations for A fringe of leaves - Box 61

File 8. Illustrations for the cover of Patrick White letters - Box 61

Series 21. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: research: permission files, 1986-90 - Box 61

File 1-2. A note (6 May 1986), typed and signed by White, giving Marr permission to read his letters and one ring binder containing other letters of permission (arranged in alphabetical order, 1986-90) - Box 61, 64

Series 22. Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters: other research material, 1977-93

The series includes notes, photocopies and cuttings. The arrangement of papers within each file and the file titles have been preserved by the Library.

File 1. Copy of 'The budgiwank experiment' (later known as Shepherd on the Rocks): a play by Patrick White - Box 61

File 2. Copy of 'Kidults': a screenplay by 'Penny Finkelstein' (Patrick White) - Box 61

File 3. Andrew Kirton: notes and letters of Kirton (Marr's research assistance), 1993

File 4. Miscellaneous notes - Box 62

File 5. Copy of 'The monkey puzzle': a comedy for the screen written by Patrick White, produced by Anthony Buckley and directed by Jim Sharman, n.d - Box 62

File 6. Copy of 'Three uneasy pieces' - Box 62

File 7. A note on Patrick White by Brett Whiteley, n.d - Box 62

File 8. Copy of revised second draft of Voss, adapted for film by David Mercer for Joseph Losey, n.d - Box 62

File 9-10. Voss opera - Box 62

File 11. Material from White's desk - Box 62

File 12. Postcard: portrait of Patrick White, n.d - Box 62

File 13. Miscellaneous illustrations and articles for Patrick White a life - Box 63

File 14. Research: list of names and addresses - Box 63

File 16. Obituaries of Patrick White, 1990 - Box 63

File 17. Notes on notes for Patrick White a life - Box 63

File 18. Notes on notes II for Patrick White a life - Box 63

File 19-20. 'Research: people': comprising photocopies from biographical dictionaries on actors, writers and artists - Box 64

File 21-22. Interviews, arranged in alphabetical order, 1985-90 - Box 65

File 23. 'Press files: Pre Nobel, 1939-73' - Folio-Box 3

File 24. 'Press files: Nobel to 1979' (i.e. 1975-79) - Folio-Box 3

File 25. 'Press files: The eighties' (i.e. 1980-88) - Folio-Box 3

Series 23. Patrick White a life: drafts, 1990-92

The series comprises annotated drafts, which are mostly in lever arch files. Some of the annotations were done by Nick Enright, Neil Armfield, Barbara Mobbs and David Marr. The original arrangement of the papers and the file titles have been preserved by the Library.

File 1. Nick chapter 1-9 - Box 65

File 2. Nick chapter 10-29 - Box 65

File 3. Draft to Nick for comments, June 1987 - Box 66

File 4. Nick I - Box 66

File 5. Nick I 2 - Box 66

File 6. Nick II 2 - Box 66

File 7. Nick II chapter 1-16 - Box 66

File 8. Nick II chapter 17-29 - Box 67

File 9. Barbara Mobbs Jul 1990 chapter 1-16 - Box 67

File 10. Barbara Mobbs Jul 1990 chapter 17-29 - Box 67

File 11. Liz draft 2 chapter 1-16 - Box 68

File 12. Liz draft 2 chapter 17-29 - Box 68

File 13. Final I chapter 1-16 - Box 68

File 14. Final I chapter 17-29 - Box 68

File 15. Master II chapter 1-16 - Box 69

File 16. Master II chapter 17-29 - Box 69

File 17. Draft III chapter 1-16 - Box 69

File 18. Draft III chapter 17-29 - Box 70

File 19. Draft chapter 1-16 - Box 70

File 20. Draft chapter 17-29 - Box 70

File 21. Draft - Box 71

File 22-27. Author's marked proofs - Box 71, 72, 73

File 28-29. Drafts - Box 73

File 30. Final III: includes changes made by White, Rae de Teliga and Marr - Box 74

File 31. Final IV - Box 74

File 32. 'Fifth and last batch' - Box 74

File 33. Cape: my corrections Pt. I (chapter 1-16), 19 Oct 1990 - Box 74

File 34. Copy-editing: first batch, 8 Jan 1990 - Box 74

File 35. Last corrections before proofs - Box 74

File 36. Response to the first Vintage proofs, 23 Apr 1992 - Box 74

File 37. Copy of letter to Ann Chisholm, n.d - Box 74

File 38. Word count and corrections - Box 74

Series 24. Patrick White a life: publication, 1987-92

File 1. Offers made to Marr by various publishers, 1987 - Box 75

File 2. Random House royalty statement for the paperback edition, 1992 - Box 75

Series 25. Patrick White a life: reviews, 1991

Australian and overseas (mostly British) reviews sent to Marr by friends and his publisher, Jonathan Cape.

File 1. English reviews sent by Jonathan Cape, 1991 - Box 75

File 2-8. Other reviews (mostly Australian), 1991 - Box 75, 76

Series 26. Patrick White a life: audio book, n.d

File 1-5. Audio book narrated by James Condon and produced by Louis Braille Productions, n.d - Box 76

Series 27. Patrick White letters: drafts, 1993-94

The series comprises annotated drafts, which are mostly in lever arch files. The original arrangement of the papers within the files and the file titles have been preserved by the Library.

File 1-2. First proofs - Box 77

File 3-4. Final typescript 2 - Box 77

File 5-6. Draft 3) - Box 78

File 7-9. Photocopy of draft 3 - Box 78

File 10-11. Draft 4 - Box 79

File 12-13. Draft 6 - Box 79

File 14-15. Proofs - Folio-Box 4

File 16-17. First go at second proof - Folio-Box 4

File 18-19. Second go at second proof - Folio-Box 5

File 20-21. Proofs - Folio-Box 5

File 22. Drafts, Mar-Aug 1994 - Box 80

File 23-26. Drafts, 1994 - Box 80

File 27-28. Drafts - Box 80

File 29. Draft: cut from 52 to 29 pages, 9 June 1993 - Box 81

File 30. Draft: cut from 70 pages to 48, July 5-6, 1993? - Box 81

File 31-32. Final typescripts - Box 81

File 33. Index - Box 82

File 34-40. Typesetting - Box 83

File 41. Master proofs (added 8 January 2001) - Folio-Box 6

Series 28. Patrick White letters: publication and publicity, 1994

The series includes acknowledgements, correspondence with Barbara Mobbs and notes on corrections to be made to reprints of the book.

File 1. Acknowledgements, corrections and correspondence with Barbara Mobbs, 1994 - Box 83

File 2. Correspondents check list - Box 83

File 3. Illustrations - Box 83

Series 29. Patrick White letters: reviews, 1994-96

Australian and overseas (mostly British) reviews sent to Marr by friends and his publisher, Jonathan Cape.

File 1. Reviews, 1994 - Box 84

File 2. English reviews sent by Jonathan Cape, 1995 - Box 84

File 3-4. Reviews, 1995-96 - Box 84

Series 30. Miscellaneous papers, 1969-94

The series contains a file of correspondence, receipts and hotel bills relating to Marr's visit to America in 1993, posters and other items (such as computer disks, cassettes and videos) relating to Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters and other papers. The correspondents include Elise Goodman, Ingmar Björkstén and Vincent Price.

File 1. Promotional material (such as speech notes, flyer papers relating to the book launching, invitations, book signing and literary lunch) for Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters - Box 84

File 2. Invitation to private viewing of Desmond Digby's theatre designs, Melbourne, 16 March 1969 - Box 84

File 3. Conference papers on 'Commission, Contempts and Civil Liberties', held in Canberra, 1984 - Box 84

File 4. Copies of Ariel Book News, Nov. 1987 and Good Weekend, 2 Dec. 1989 - Box 84

File 5. 'PW: US trip', 1993 - Box 85

File 6-8. Computer disks - Box 85

File 9. Cassettes: - Box 86

Item. David Marr talking to May-Britt Akerholt about The ham funeral, 23 Nov. 1989 - Box 86
Item. Interview with Manoly Lascaris, n.d - Box 86
Item. Marr's interview with Margaret Throsby, 15 July 1994 - Box 86
Item. Patrick White's political anti-war speeches, n.d - Box 86
Item. Patrick White on nuclear war, ABC, 21 May 1983 - Box 86
Item. ABC interview with Patrick White, n.d - Box 86
Item. Recordings Sydney Symphony Orchestra and SOV, n.d - Box 86
Item. Patrick White's interview with Veronica Brady, n.d - Box 86
Item. David Marr on ABC radio PM program, n.d - Box 86

File 10. Videos - Box 86

Item. Sunday show on Patrick White, 18 July 1991 - Box 86
Item. Sunday show on Patrick White, 14 October 1994 - Box 86
Item. Full Frontal program, Channel 7, Melbourne on Patrick White letters, n.d - Box 86
Item. The burning piano: a portrait of Patrick White, n.d - Box 86

File 11. A copy of The Boltons Theatre: first season: containg 'Return to Abyssinia' by Patick White, London: Marsland Publications, 1947 (Added 30 November 1999) - Box 86

Series [unnumbered]. Posters

Item 1-10. Posters for Patrick White a life and Patrick White letters and a family tree of the Marr family - Map-Folio [unnumbered]

(Stored in Map Drawer 20)