Guide to the Papers of Harry Pearce
National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record
- Harry Pearce
- Papers of Harry Pearce
- Date Range
- 1875 - 1984
- Collection Number
- MS 2765
- 23.20 metres (1 small phase box [MSR] + 91 ms boxes + 1 large volume + 4 folios + 6 small folio boxes + 1 medium folio box + 2 large folio boxes + 1 medium phase box + 1 large phase box)
- Language of Materials
- Special Collections (Manuscripts)
Scope and Content
The collection comprises both personal papers of Harry Hastings Pearce and papers of mainly early twentieth century Australian literary figures collected by Pearce.
Pearce's personal papers include family and general correspondence; diaries; family and biographical papers; notebooks; scrapbooks; writings by Pearce including poetry, articles, speeches and pamphlets; subject files, photographs, drawings, articles, publications and other papers. The papers primarily relate to Pearce's lifelong interests in Australian poetry and literature, folklore, book collecting, the rationalist and free thought movements in Australia and New Zealand, and his works 'The true John Shaw Neilson' and On the origins of Waltzing Matilda. The collection also contains biographical files and papers, papers relating to the Eureka Stockade and New Australia Settlement, and records relating to organisations in which Pearce was involved including the Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society, Bread and Cheese Club, Australian Poetry Lovers' Society and the Folklore Society of Victoria.
The manuscript material collected by Pearce includes correspondence, literary manuscripts, notebooks, scrapbooks and other personal papers of Bernard O'Dowd, E.J. Turner, Henry Lawson, Ethel and G.W. Fielding, John Shaw Neilson, Alfred John Jarvis, Edward Harrington, Marie Pitt, E.J. Brady, J.K. McDougall, J.M. Neild, Marjorie Aubrey, Kate Baker, Charles Fawcett (Harold Charles), Louis H. Clarke, W.H. Davies, Mary Gilmore, Jim Grahame (J.W. Gordon), Victor Kennedy, Marion Miller Knowles, Roderic Quinn, Tom Tierney and others.
Conditions Governing Access
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn771590).
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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Harry Pearce, National Library of Australia, MS 2765, [series/ile/item number]'.
This collection is an amalgamation of material previously held at MS 2765, MS 6248, MS 1657, MS 1737, MS 1528 and MS 2563. The earlier components of the collection were received from Harry Hastings Pearce in seven instalments between 1965 and 1983.
Pearce's library, comprising over 14,000 books, serials, pamphlets and manuscripts, was transferred to the Library in two instalments in 1984 and one in 1985 and has been held together as a collection. The manuscript component was separated from the published materials and transferred to the Manuscript Collection in 1986 and 1987.
Loose cuttings were discarded from the collection.
Existence and Location of Copies
Pearce's family history 'The story of the Pearce and Williams families...' is available on microfilm at Mfm G22811. A microfilm of the title pages of Pearce's library is available at Nmfm 194.
Two portraits of John Shaw Neilson and Edward Harrington purchased by the Library from Pearce and a bust of Henry Lawson are held in the Catalogue.
Other papers donated by Pearce are held in the State Library of Victoria and the Creswick and District Historical Society.
Harry Hastings Pearce was born in Creswick, Victoria on 27 Aug. 1897, the son of Herbert Hastings Pearce (b.1859) and Harriet A. Williams (b.1867). Pearce attended school at Hollinwood, a mining settlement north of Creswick. He worked as a gold-miner and farm labourer in Creswick until the end of the First World War. In 1919 he moved to Melbourne, and joined the Hume Bros Cement Iron Pty Ltd (later the Hume Pipe Company), Maribyrnong, for whom he worked for 46 years until his retirement in 1965. During that time he managed the Company's factories in Tasmania (1920-22), Queensland (1923) and in New Zealand (1924-38). In 1939 he returned to Melbourne and bought a house in Nicholson Street Footscray, where he lived for the remainder of his life.
Pearce met Creina Elizabeth Traill (1894-1986) in Launceston in about 1921 and married her in Otorohanga, New Zealand on 15 October 1925. The couple had no children.
Throughout his life, Pearce was active in the rationalist movement and published several pamphlets in support of his views. He started collecting literature in 1919, much of it on the rationalist movement. Pearce's personal library grew to include material on freethought, atheism, folklore, mythology, legends, ballads, religion, and Australian poetry and literature.
Pearce was a committee member of the Melbourne Bread and Cheese Club, life member and Secretary of the Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society (he was editor of The Lawsonian until 1984), and a member of the Folklore Society of Victoria, the Book Collectors' Society, the Friends of the State Library of Victoria, the Australian Literature Society, the Victorian Secular Society, the New Zealand Rationalist Association and the Humanist Society of Victoria. He was also Treasurer and Secretary of the Australian Poetry Lovers' Society in 1948-73 and edited the Society's magazine, Poetry lover in 1955-73 and a collection of members' poetry entitled Poems (1952).
Pearce published two collections of poetry, The song of nature and other poems (1948) and Dreams and arrows (1969). He also wrote a narrative poem 'Thomas Kennedy's march from Creswick's Creek' (1954) to commemorate the centenary of Eureka; On the origins of Waltzing Matilda (1971) and The Waltzing Matilda debate (1974), and The history of the Australian Poetry Lovers' Society, 1934-1973 (1973).
Pearce died on 20 December 1984.
Mainly correspondence from Pearce's parents, 1920-47, written from Donald, Yallourn, and Eildon Weir in Victoria, Molonglo Settlement (Canberra) and their home in Creswick, Vic
Correspondence received by Pearce throughout his life, together with some copies, returned originals, and drafts of letters sent.
The New Zealand correspondence (1924-38) contains letters sent by Pearce to the editors of various New Zealand newspapers, some under the pen-name 'Profanum Vulgus', mainly on religious topics. There is also correspondence with the Auckland Rationalist Association, the New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Rationalism, the Rationalist Association and, Sunday Freedom League, G.H. Barker, Eric W. Flint, Frank Sutherland, G.E. Collett and M. Carrington.
The later correspondence reflects Pearce's continuing interest in New Zealand rationalism and his involvement in the New Zealand Rationalist Association, the Book Collectors' Society of Australia, the Australian Poetry Lovers' Society and the Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society. Other correspondence relates to magazine subscriptions, donations to libraries, submissions of manuscripts, letters to newspaper editors, book acquisitions and Henry Lawson. Correspondents include S.E. Craig, H. Scott Bennett, C.H. "Bill" Winter, Guy Howarth, Ursula Clinton, Louis H. Clark, J.K. McDougall, Jean Kurban, Cyril E. Goode, Walter Stone, Michael Dugan, Kit Mouat, Colin Roderick, Margaret Roberts, David Tribe and Richard Martin.
See also Pearce correspondence in series 6, 7, 9, 10, 12 and 16. Correspondence relating to Pearce's role as office holder in organisations is in series 8.
Eleven appointment pocket diaries, 1959-72, one memoranda book containing the dates of significant events in Pearce's life, 1919-84 and one diary inscribed 'Lieu. H.H. Pearce, E Company senior cadets, Creswick, Dec. 1914' describing mainly farming activities.
Papers of Pearce's father, Herbert Hastings Pearce (b. 22 June 1859) including poems, 1917-31, and an incomplete letter written by Harry Hastings Pearce to his father from New Zealand in 1930. Also includes a typescript and cuttings relating to Herbert Hastings Pearce, 1939-51, a copy of a document relating to the families of Samuel and Jane (nee Hastings) Pearce, 1884 and notes on Samuel Pearce (File 1) - Box 6
See also scrapbooks assembled by E.J. Turner on Henry Lawson in series 9/2/29-31.
The Hume Pipe Company (formerly Hume Bros and the Hume Bros Cement Iron Pty Ltd) was established in 1892 by W.R. and E.J. Hume. From the 1920s the Company specialised in the manufacture of steel and concrete pipes used for drainage, sewerage, irrigation and water supply. Pearce joined the Company in 1919 and in 1920 was put in charge of the Launceston factory. In 1922 he was the Foreman at the Hobart factory and in 1923 moved to Brisbane to start the S & F pipe factory. From 1924-38 Pearce worked in New Zealand erecting, moving and reopening factories, installing plants, pipe laying, pipeline maintenance, reporting on difficulties and other tasks. In 1939 he returned to Melbourne where he requested to be relieved of his administrative duties and worked principally as a reinforcement maker.
The series comprises four letter books, 1931-38 containing letters written by Pearce in New Zealand to the Company Manager, NSW; notes and report on the operation of a continuous reinforcement machine, 1952-64; notebook, 1920-36; correspondence, cuttings, photographs, printed matter and other papers, 1926-83 (5 files + 4 volumes)
Correspondence, drafts, cuttings, manuscript music and other research materials relating to Pearce's long interest in Waltzing Matilda and his monographs On the origins of Waltzing Matilda (Hawthorn Press, 1971) and The Waltzing Matilda debate: replies to criticism, new verification on the Bold Fusilier, Josephine Pene, etc (1974).
Corrected typescripts, publishers' correspondence (1971-81), clippings, notes and other papers relating to Pearce's unpublished study of Neilson. Correspondents include A.D. Hope, Alec Bolton, Walter Stone and Clem Christensen
See also John Shaw Neilson collection in series 9/5.
Manuscripts and typescripts of articles, printed articles and associated research notes, correspondence and other papers.
'Charles Southwell, 1814-1860, in Australia and New Zealand', 1938-80. Includes correspondence with H. Cutner and others, research material, manuscript and typescript drafts, notebook and other papers relating to Pearce's research into Southwell, published in instalments in the New Zealand rationalist, 1957-58 (File 15_23) - Box 86, 87
Typescript and manuscript drafts of speeches and broadcasts.
See also series 7.4.
'Collecting freethought literature' (Book Collectors' Society of Australia Victorian Branch)
'Collecting popular reform literature' (Australian Book Collectors' Society, Melbourne Branch, 28 Jan. 1966)
'Dr Colin Roderick's editions of Henry Lawson'
'Evolution in art and aesthetics' (Gisborne Study and Discussion Society, 25 Aug. 1927) and 'Art and beauty, utility, materialism' (Gisborne, NZ, 4 Dec. 1926)
'Freedom of thought in its popular literature'
'The function of the Folklore Society of Victoria' (Annual Meeting, 10 June 1964)
'The future' (Australian Poetry Lovers' Society, 27 Feb. 1960)
'Future of the Lawson tradition' (Footscray Park, 5 Feb. 1984)
'Henry Lawson' (Channel 7, 9 Aug. 1975) and 'Statement to the Annual Meeting of the Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society' (19 Feb. 1977)
'Henry Lawson and Our way of life'
'Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society', 1971-72
'If I could paint'
'An interpretation of Sleelman and Smith' (Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society, 16 July 1977)
'The Lawson behind Lawson'
'Lawson's relevance today' (Footscray Park, 6 Feb. 1983)
'Martyr to an ideal' (Footscray Park, 3 Feb. 1974)
'The moral problem' (Gisborne Study and Discussion Group, 28 July 1927)
'My tribute to Henry Lawson' (Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society, 18 Sept. 1976)
'Poetry and culture'
'The real Henry Lawson'
'Sex and religion'
'Short talk on Creswick gold field' (Daylesford Rotary Club, 17 May 1972)
'Tribute to Henry Lawson' (Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society, 15 Sept. 1973)
'What is secularism' (Secular Society of Victoria, 1979) and 'What is science'
'What the world needs today' (Gisborne, NZ, 21 Oct. 1926)
Writings on the Eureka Stockade including speeches, articles, a review and statements, 1966-79. Also includes correspondence, notes, a map, poetry, printed articles, copies of letters to W.H. Archer, 1854 from Raffaello Carboni and Patrick Smyth, copies of a portrait of Carboni, two copies of From tent to Parliament: the life of Peter Lalor, and history of the Eureka Stockade (1893) by James Vallins and papers relating to Eureka Stockade celebrations, 1904-77 (File 5_10) - Box 25, 26
Papers relating to Pearce's involvement and interest in various societies, associations, and clubs. Correspondence in this series relates to Pearce's role as office holder in the organisations. General correspondence relating to organisations is held in series 1/2.
See also series 7/5 for speeches delivered to the Society.
Programs of meetings, 1946-58; correspondence, 1923-81; copies of The Lawsonian and work submitted for inclusion in The Lawsonian; pamphlets, cuttings, photos and other memorabilia relating to commemorative gatherings, 1937-67; articles on the Society; cuttings; papers relating to Hannah Thornburn and Albert Lee-Archer; notes by Pearce on Lawson; framed photographs of a Henry Lawson monument and the bust of Henry Lawson; wood samples from the Henry Lawson tree, Footscray Park, and other papers (14 files, 4 folio items) (File 1_14) - Box 26, 27, 28
Newsletters and circulars, 1942-76, correspondence, photographs, cuttings, rules and proposed amendments to the Club constitution, Christmas cards from J.K. Moir, programs, issues of Bohemia and papers relating to Pearce's resignation from the Committee in 1962. (4 files, 1 folio item) (File 1_5) - Box 28
See also series 7/5 for speeches delivered to the Society.
See also series 7.5 for speeches delivered to the Society.
See also series 7.4 and series 7.5 for speeches and articles on the Society.
Correspondence with Jean Officer, Wendy Lowenstein and others, 1954-66, meeting notices, programs and invitations, 1954-67; typescripts including 'The powers and duties of a President', 'Proposals for the amalgamation of activities of the Folk Lore Society of Victoria and the Victorian Folk Music Club, 26/8/66', 'Folk Lore Society of Victoria constitution' and 'Collecting folk songs in Australia'; leaflets, cuttings and other papers (5 files, 1 folio item) (File 1_5) - Box 29, 30
Papers relating to the New Zealand Rationalist Association, 1965-84; other rationalist organisations including the Rationalist Press Association, National Secular Society, Auckland Rationalist Association, Humanist Society of Victoria, Rationalist Society of Australia, Rationalist Association and Sunday Freedom League and the New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Rationalism, 1930-82; literary societies including the Australian Literature Society, Poetry Society of Australia and Realist Writers' Society, 1940-71; the Australasian Book Society, 1956-62 and other societies, 1948-75 (File 1_3) - Box 88
Personal papers of literary figures collected by Pearce. The collections also contain material relating to each of the individuals, assembled by Pearce.
See also series 10 for biographical files containing mainly or exclusively secondary materials and series 16 for original manuscripts contained within volumes from Pearce's library.
Bernard O'Dowd, Poet and lawyer, born Beaufort, VIC, 1866, and died 1953. Married Eva Fryer in 1889 but left her for the socialist poet Marie Pitt in 1919. Publications include Dawnward? (1903), The silent land (1906), The bush and Alma Venus (1921).
Edgar James Turner was an editor of Bohemia and a member of the Bread and Cheese Club. He died in 1964. Pearce purchased Turner's papers from his family after his death.
General correspondence, 1925-64. Correspondents include Stan Cross, Alfred Dunn, Mary Durack, Florence Hagelthorn, Louis Lavater, Max Harris,, R.H. Croll, Clem Christesen, Frank Clune, Gertrude Hart, Alan D. Mickle, Leonard Mann, Cecil Mann, Will Ashton, Percival Serle, Harry Hooton, Paul Hasluck, Rudel O'Dowd, Flexmore Hudson, A.H. Chisholm, Col Lindsay and George Aiston. Also includes some letters by Turner (File 16_22) - Box 38
See also series 8.1 for papers on the Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society.
Ethel Fielding was the founder of the Australian Poetry Lovers' Society.
Poet. Born Penola, SA, 1872 and died 1942. Publications include Heart of Spring (1919), Ballad and lyrical poems (1923), New poems (1927) and Beauty imposes (1938).
See also series 7.2 for Pearce's unpublished work on Neilson.
Jarvis, a poet, songwriter and composer, was born in Broken Hill in 1892 and died in 1949. Jarvis met Henry Lawson, Roderic Quinn and others of the Bulletin literary circle in Sydney in the 1920s. In 1929 he founded both Medley Publishing and the Amateur Musicians and Composers Society of Australia in Melbourne.
The Jarvis Papers were obtained by Pearce from Cyril E. Goode and Ted Turner.
Poet and founder of the Bread and Cheese Club. Harrington was born in Colbinabbin, Vic., in 1896 and died in 1966. His publications include Songs of war and peace (1920), Boundary Bend and other ballads (1936), and The swagless swaggie amd other ballads (1957).
Poet, feminist and socialist. Marie McKeown was born in Gippsland Vic. in 1869 and died in 1948. She married William Pitt in 1893 and after his death in 1912, supported her family by writing for newspapers and clerical work. Pitt lived with Bernard O'Dowd from 1920. Her publications include The horses of the hills (1911), Bairnsdale and other poems (1922), Poems of Marie E.J. Pitt (1925) and Selected poems (1944).
File on Marie Pitt, 1912-83 assembled by Pearce containing addresses on Pitt including 'Marie E.J. Pitt: the Miriam of Australia' by V. O'Dowd, 1961; correspondence between Bernard O'Dowd and M. Anderson, 1912; addresses by Pitt on Henry Tate and the role of women in history; cuttings; letters by Pitt to Ted Turner, 1939, typescripts of Pitt's poetry; printed score of Ave Australia with a letter by Pitt to Ted Turner, 1946 and other papers (File 5) - Box 48
Journalist, editor and author. Born in Carcoar, NSW in 1869 and died 1952. His publications include travel books, an autobiography published in instalments in Southerly, 1952-55, children's books, biography, short stories and poetry.
Poet and Labour member for Wannon, Vic. in the House of Representatives, 1906-13. Born in Learmouth, near Ballarat in 1867. Publications include Grass and gossamer, and other verses (1930), The golden road, and other verses (1936), Beasts of the blood trail, and other verses (1939) and Shadows in the sun and other verses (1948).
The series contains manuscripts of Shadows in the sun, and Beasts of the blood, two items of poetry and a fragment of a letter. It also includes an incomplete letter to McDougall, 22 Sept. 1947, possibly from Colin Gray, which contains as eyewitness account of the execution of 'Breaker' Morant and details Australian atrocities and conditions in civilian concentration camps during the Boer War.
See series 9/4 for manuscript poetry and notes on poems by McDougall.
Born 1869. Publications include A chronology of South Melbourne, 1802-1944 (1944) and the addresses Lawson- and his critics (1944) and Literary pioneers (1939).
Letters to Ted Turner, 1938-40; manuscripts and typescripts of poems, cuttings, address 'Literary pioneers' by Neild delivered at the Adam Lindsay Gordon Lovers' Society, 1939, A chronology of South Melbourne 1802-1944 by Neild; pamphlet on Neild, 1939, photographs of a portrait of Neild by E.J. Turner and other papers (File 1_6) - Box 49, 50
Charles Fawcett (Harold Charles), 1937-61; Correspondence, 1945-57, photographs, invitations, membership cards, Christmas cards, autographs, receipts and other papers. Correspondents include Christina Mawdesley, J. Howlett-Ross, J.C. Davies, Edith Harrhy, Sam Simmons, Louis H. Clark (File 3) - Box 50
J. Howlett-Ross, 1901-31; Correspondence, 1917-31; cover of the reporter's notebook used by J.F. Archibald, two letters of George Essex Evans (1901) given to Howlett-Ross by the recipient (Major D.J. Ham), and poems and other papers relating to Howlett-Ross; Hugh Stone (Ed McDonell), 1938-45, cuttings, manuscript and typescript poems and correspondence (File 16) - Box 52
Papers assembled by Pearce mainly on Australian and overseas writers. The files contain cuttings; biographical details, articles, typescripts and cuttings of poetry, reviews, notes by Pearce, flyers, memorabilia and correspondence of Pearce and others with, or relating to, the subjects of the files.
For collections containing original manuscripts, see series 9.
Files and bundles of papers containing primarily cuttings, but also manuscript and typescript poetry, notes, correspondence, periodicals, leaflets, pamphlets and other papers.
Articles, correspondence, publications, speeches, photographs, cuttings and other papers relating to Pearce's interest in rationalism and rationalist organisations in New Zealand, England and Australia. There are also files relating to J.S. Langley's dispute with the Rationalist Association of Australia, and Pearce's consequent disassociation from the Association.
Other series containing material on rationalist topics include series 1 (correspondence), series 4 (notebooks) and series 7 (writings by Pearce).
Australian literary signed photographs collected by Pearce, 1905-54. Includes portraits of Edward Harrington, Jim Grahame, M. Forest, Elliott Perryman, Furnley Maurice (Frank Wilmot), Kate Baker, Bernard O'Dowd, Louis Lavater, J.A.V. Stevens, J.K. McDougall, Steve Ford, Cyril E. Goode, J. Howlett-Ross, and J.K. Moir (File 5) - Box 69
Early portraits, mainly of prominent figures drawn from photographs and illustrations, 1917-26, and originals, photographic, and printed copies of portrait drawings from life, by Pearce, 1948-57. Includes self-portraits, 1948 and 1957, portraits of his father Herbert Hastings Pearce and of literary figures such as A. Lee Archer, Louis Lavater, Ted Harrington, Jim Grahame, E. J Brady, Colin Roderick, John White, Victor Kennedy, Rex Ingamells, J. K McDougall, Mary Gilmore, Bernard O'Dowd, Cyril E. Goode, John Jarvis, and C.H. Winter. Many of the portraits are signed by the subject. Also includes a manuscript by Pearce on his drawings (2p.) and illustration blocks.
Publications from amongst Pearce's papers and from Pearce's library which contain letters, poems and annotations.
Poems (1953). Includes a letters by J.K. Moir, 1952, letter by E.J. Brady, 20.7.1952, and a letter by G.W. Fielding, 14.3.1950.
Twelve sonnets (1918). Includes a letter by the author to Bernard O'Dowd, 7.12.1918.
Revolution (1940). Includes letter by the author, 20.5.1940.
Naught to thirty-three. Includes a letter by the author to Turner.
The truth about Henry Lawson. Includes an inscription from the author to J.C. Davies, also an untitled version.
Australia unlimited. Includes a letter by the author to Hurst. 5.12.1949.
If I were the artist king of the world (1957). Includes a letter by Brophy to G.W. Fielding, 26.1.1944, second copy has letter by Brophy to Dear George, 17.2.1950.
Saxon Rendlesham - some preliminary considerations.
The Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial - recent theories and some comments on general interpretation.
The root of the matter. Including a letter from Champion to O'Dowd.
Australian nursery rhymes (1949). Includes a letter and foreword from Kate Baker, 6.4.1945.
Such is Life. 2nd edition (1917). Includes a letter by Kate Baker to Mr O'Dowd.
Magic Casements (1933). A book of poems which includes a letter by Percival Terle to Mr E.J. Turner, 22.7.1939.
Dawn fire: selections from some modern Australian poets. Includes a letter to H.H. Pearce from Cremin.
Songs of love and life (1917). Includes a letter from the author to Pearce.
Wine and roses (1911). Includes letter by V. Daley to Corbett, 27.11.1916.
Known and not held (1941). Includes letter by Dalziel to Turner.
Nought so very wise. Includes letter by the author to The Editor of The Australian.
The songs of a sentimental bloke (1915). Includes a letter from Dennis to Mrs G.W. (Ethel) Fielding, 18.7.1955.
Backblock ballads and later verses (1918). Includes letter by the author to the editor of The Register, Adelaide, 22.7.1913.
Shaw Neilson (1944). Includes a letter by J.S. Neilson to Fawcett, 21.2.1939.
Hello soldier! (1919). Includes a letter written by Mrs Ringwood to Dyson.
The repentance of Magdalene Despar and other poems. (1891). Includes a letter by Essex Evans to Capt. D. J. Ham, 25.10.1901.
The collected verse of G. Essex Evans (1928). Includes poem Art.
Tell the people. An examination of the little-known writings of Joseph Furphy signed by Ewers and containing a letter from Ewers to Stevens.
Boy and silver. (1929). Including letter by J.K. Ewers to The Publisher, Bohemia, 15.5.1940.
The lady with the red-brown hair - and Australian verse (1949). Includes a letter by the author to Sweemey.
Alpha centauri (1909). Includes a letter by Forrest to Hurst.
Poems (1927). Includes a letter by Forrest to Hurst, 2.11.1927
The green harper (1915). Includes a letter by Forrest to Hurst, 5.12.1919.
Sonnets and other verses (1894). Includes a letter by W.G. to O'Dowd, 2.10.1896.
Australian Light Horse ballads and rhymes (1919). Includes a letter by the author to Ted Turner, 24.7.1946.
Hound of the road (1922). Includes a letter by M. Gilmore to Charles.
The rue tree (1931). Includes typed note by H.H Pearce and book annotated by M. Gilmore, 9.1.1956
More recollections. Including a letter from Mary Gilmore to Fawcett.
Preludes (1916). Includes letter by Alan Gross to Fellow Pearce, 1.11.1959.
The spires and other poems (1938). Including a letter by the author to Turner.
Power without glory. Contains a letter from Hardy to 'Dear Ted'.
Boundary bend and other ballads (1936). Includes a letter by Kate Baker to David, 20.11.1936.
Into the desert (1939). Includes a letter from Hasluck, 18.7.1939.
Arbitration at the crossroads. Contains a letter to O'Dowd.
Australian's yet and other verses (1913). Includes a letter by G. Hervey to "My Dear Riverina".
Spright and geist, (1944). Includes a letter by Ivy to Harry, 24.11.1950.
Country dance and other verse (1941). Includes a letter by Dickfos to Mr Turner, 13.10.1941.
The secrets of the south: Australian poems. Includes poem by Jephcott.
Life in the middle ages - as depicted in illuminated miniatures with an introducrion by the author.
Songs from the land of the wattle. Includes a letter by M.M. Knowles to Turner, 21.6.1938.
Blue days and grey days (1915). Includes Lavater's own corrections.
A lover's Ephemeris (1917). Includes two poems by Lavater.
This green mortality (1922). Includes a letter by the author to Ross, 30.4.1921.
Adam Lindsay Gordon's Australian poems. Includes a letter by Long to Turner, 11.9.1937.
Ye madde designer, (1935). Includes letter by D. Low to O'Dowd, 6.11.1918.
The witch-maid and other verses (1914). Includes letter by D. Mackeller to H.H. Pearce, 16.3.1955.
Fellows all - the chronicles of the Bread and Cheese Club, Melbourne (1943). Includes a letter from the author to Dear Harry, 11.9.1953.
Australian echoes including The corroboree and other poems (1902). Includes letter by the Author to Ross, 24.10.1917.
To God: from the weary nations (1917). Includes a letter by F. Wilmot.
Arrows of longing, (1921). Includes a letter by F. Wilmot to O'Dowd, 27.7.1921.
The corroboree tree and twelve shorter poems of Melbourne's early days of settlement. Including letter by C. Mawdesley, 21.2.1974.
The land of the budgeriga. Verses and sketches. Includes a letter by McDonnell to 'Dear Ted'.
Maurice Blackburn and the struggle for freedom. (1945) Includes a letter from H. McKellar to "Dear Sir" 31.8.1937.
England and other verses (1918). Includes a letter by the author to Ted Turner.
The moon turned round (1940). Includes a letter by Morrison to Pearce, 16.2.1952.
John Shaw Neilson - a memorial (1942), by the Bread and Cheese Club. Includes letter by J.S. Neilson to Mr Fawcett, 7.3.1937. Second copy has photographs, autographs, and a poem by Shaw Neilson.
Heart of Spring (1919). Includes a letter by J.S. Neilson to Ted.
Dawnward? (1903). Includes letters by F. Wilmot to O'Dowd.
A book of sonnets. Includes a letter from the author to Ross and a dedication to James Smith.
At eventide. Includes a letter from the author to Ross.
Lyrics of nature (1988). Includes a letter by the author to Ross.
Hearts of gold and other verses. Includes letter by the author, 17.8.1945.
An Australian story-book (1928). Includes a letter by Gilmore to Fawcett.
The song of nature and other poems. Includes a letter to Pearce from J.S. Langley, an annotated introduction by E. Fielding, and annotations concerning the poems by Pearce.
Henry Lawson among Maoris (1968). Includes a letter by W.H. Pearce to H. Pearce.
The red west toad and other verses (1903). Includes a letter by Will Lawson, 6.7.1950. and a letter by proprietor of Beltane Book Bureau, 27.3.1953.
Eureka! Freedom's fight of '54. Contains a letter from Ross to Pearce.
The lonely rose and other verses (1935). Including letter by C.M. Souter to Turner,8.2.1939.
Irish lords and other verses (1912). Includes letter by the author to Turner, 8.5.1939.
The mallee fire and other verses (1923). Includes letter by Souter to Turner, 18.10.1939.
Old Eko's note-book (1930) Includes letters by the author to "Dear Cheese" and Mr Pearce.
The affair at Eureka- the story of '54 (1928). Includes letter by Nathan Spielvogel to "Brother Cheeser"(Harry George). Also a letter to Pearce from Nathan Spielvogel.
Our gum trees and other verse (1913). Includes a letter from the author to 'Dear Bro. Ross', 1.2.1922.
Ancient and modern phallic. Including handwritten section.
Those were the days - being reminiscences of Australian artists and writers (1918). Includes a letter by Taylor to 'Dear Ted'.
The poems of Henry Kendall (1920). Includes a letter by Bertram Stevens, 10.8.1918.
Bush tea and overlanders and other verses. Includes a letter from the author to Endacott.
Golden wattle time - the dramatic story of Adam Lindsay Gordon.
Our wattles. Contains a letter to Pearce from the editor's secretary.
Bush minstrelsy (1941). Includes a letter by the author to E.J. Turner.