Guide to the Papers and correspondence of Henry Handel Richardson

MS 133

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Title
Papers and correspondence of Henry Handel Richardson
Date Range
1852-1983
Collection Number
MS 133
Extent
13.15 metres (18 ms boxes + 4 archive boxes + 33 security binders + 6 folio boxes + 2 elephant folio items + 93 books)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

Drafts, including manuscripts, of Neils Lyhne, The young Cosima, Myself When Young, The End of a Childhood & Ultima Thule. Original typescript versions of: Maurice Guest, The Getting of Wisdom, & Myself When Young. Final copies of: Maurice Guest, The Getting of Wisdom, The Fortunes of Richard Mahony & The Young Cosima. Notes & photos for The Fortunes of Richard Mahony. Letters to writer Oliver Stonor 1929-1946, copies of 50 letters 1931-1933 to Jacob Schwartz & photocopies of letters 1911-1946, to Mary Kernot. (Many of the original handwritten drafts of her works were destroyed in Henry Handel Richardson's lifetime). Original manuscript music scores by Richardson; correspondence with Paul Solanges 1910-1914 & notes on his translation of 'Maurice Guest'; albums of newspaper cuttings; editions of her books and books used by her in researching 'The young Cosima'. Also, a copy of a record, (1953) of Walter Lindesay Richardson MD at the Yarra Bend Asylum 1878-1879.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Henry Handel Richarson, National Library of Australia, MS 133, [series/item number]'.

Provenance

The original collection of Richardson Papers was purchased from Miss Olga Roncoroni, the executrix of Richardson's will, in 1946 and consisted of the typescripts of most of her books, as well as the notes that she compiled when doing the research for The fortunes of Richard Mahony. In 1971 a major consignment of papers was purchased from Richardson's nephew, Dr Walter Neustatter of London. It comprised correspondence, notebooks, photographs and other items relating to Richardson's parents. In 1972 another large group of papers was presented by Miss Olga Roncoroni. It contained personal papers and documents belonging to Richardson, diaries, letters, articles, and material collected by Richardson when writing The young Cosima.

Between 1946 and 1971 additional Richardson Papers were received from a number of sources. They include letters from Richardson to Oliver Stonor, 1929-1946; typed copies of letters from Richardson to Jacob Schwartz, 1931-1933; and photographic prints of letters from Richardson to Mary Kernot, 1911-1946, the originals of which are held by the Mitchell Library. Papers relating to Richardson's husband, Professor J.G. Robertson, include his biographical notes about Richardson, photocopies of lectures, and galley proofs of a book. The letters from Richardson to Mary Kernot were closed until 20 March 1996.

In 1983, the Library received Richardson's correspondence with Paul Solanges, 1910-1914, about his translation of Maurice Guest, and notes on the translation, as well as diaries and albums of newspaper cuttings maintained by Richardson and her heirs, and a number of editions of Richardson's books. In 1993, the Library acquired from the University of Tasmania the collection of books used by Richardson in researching her book The young Cosima.

In 1996, 44 letters to Richardson from her sister Lilian were acquired from the latter's granddaughter, along with two letters from Walter Neustatter and additional photographs.

In 2001, original manuscript scores of music composed by Richardson donated under the Cultural Gifts Program by Professor Clive Probyn and Dr Bruce Steele. They in turn had acquired them from Margaret Capon as part of the Monash University Henry Handel Richardson Project in 1996. The music was used for the publications Henry Handel Richardson: the music and Songs of Henry Handel Richardson, both of which were edited by Bruce Steele and Richard Divall and published in 2000.

Other related collections of Richardson material held in the Library are as follows:

MS 1174 Papers of Vance and Nettie Palmer

MS 3871 Letters from Richardson to Mrs Hilary Eves

MS 5156 Letters from Richardson to Raymond Toole Stott

MS 5199 Letters from Richardson to Edna Purdie

MS 5678 Papers of Dorothy Green

MS 5770 Letters from Richardson to Norah Hoult

MS 6584 Letters from Richardson to Mary McHugh

MS 7519 Letters from Richardson to Harold Kamp

MS 7870 Letters from Richardson to Edna Purdie, Lucie Daye and Harry Price

MS 8705 Letter from Richardson to Guy Innes

TRC 54 Oral History recording of Arnold Gyde, Olga Roncoroni and Walter Neustatter, speaking about Richardson at a symposium held in Australia House, London, 11 May 1953 (edited highlights, broadcast by the ABC about December 1953; 27 minutes).

Access Note

Available for research, except for Series 12, Files 1-7 (Solanges correspondence), which require permission for research. Since May 1986 the original manuscripts of MS 133 have been withdrawn from use and readers are asked to use the microfilm copies in the Main Reading Room. A list of these films (mfm G 22,962 - 22, 993) is attached to this finding aid as Appendix 3. Microfilms can be ordered by reel number via their catalogue record at http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/567873

Biographical Note

Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson was born in East Melbourne on 3 January 1870, the daughter of Dr Walter Lindesay Richardson and Mary née Bailey. She was educated at the Presbyterian Ladies' College in Melbourne. In 1888 she left Australia with her mother and sister and in 1889 began to study music at the Königliches Conservatorium der Musik in Leipzig with the intention of becoming a professional pianist. Richardson received her certificate from the Conservatorium in 1892 but decided to concentrate on writing rather than music.

On 30 December 1895 Richardson was married in Dublin to J. George Robertson, who was at that time studying literature in Leipzig. They lived in Munich and then Strasbourg before settling in London in 1904, Robertson having taken up the position of Professor of German Language and Literature at the University of London in 1903. He held this post until his death in 1933. In 1934 Richardson moved from London to Sussex, where she spent the rest of her life.

Richardson's first novel, Maurice Guest, based on her experiences as a music student in Germany, was published in 1908. It was at this time that she decided to take the pen-name of Henry Handel Richardson. Her second novel, The getting of wisdom, was published in 1910 and was to a certain extent autobiographical, being based on her experiences as a pupil at the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Melbourne. The writing of her greatest work, The fortunes of Richard Mahony, occupied most of Richardson's time during the next twenty years. It dealt with the fortunes of an Irish doctor who emigrated to Victoria in the early 1850s and it followed closely the facts of her father's life. To gather material for the novels, Richardson and her husband visited Australia for a few months in 1912, the only time she returned to Australia. The work was a trilogy, with Australia Felix appearing in 1917, The way home in 1925, and Ultima Thule in 1929. The three novels were published together in 1930. With the completion of the trilogy, Richardson was accorded critical and popular acclaim; the publication of her earlier novels had attracted little interest.

In 1931 appeared Two studies, a limited edition containing the two stories Mary Christina and Life and death of Peterle Luthy, followed in 1934 by the publication of The end of a childhood and other stories. Richardson's last novel, The young Cosima, based on the life of Cosima Liszt, was published in 1939. In the same year she began writing her autobiography, Myself when young, in which she intended to recount the story of her life up to 1903. This work, left unfinished at her death on 20 March 1946, was published in 1948, with a final section on the years 1895 to 1903 written by her secretary Olga Roncoroni.

Select References

Buckley, Vincent. Henry Handel Richardson. Second Edition. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1970.

Clark, Axel. Henry Handel Richardson: fiction in the making. Brookvale, NSW: Simon and Schuster, 1990.

Green, Dorothy. Henry Handel Richardson and her fiction. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1986.

Howells, Gay, compiler. Henry Handel Richardson: a bibliography to honour the centenary of her birth. Canberra: National Library of Australia, 1970.

Kramer, Leonie. Henry Handel Richardson. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1967.

Palmer, Nettie. Henry Handel Richardson: a study. Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1950.

Purdie, Edna and Roncoroni, Olga, editors. Henry Handel Richardson: some personal impressions. Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1957.

Richardson, Henry Handel. Myself when young; together with an essay on the art of Henry Handel Richardson by J.G. Robertson. Melbourne: Heinemann, 1948.

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Walter and Mary Richardson papers

This series contains material relating to Henry Handel Richardson's parents, Walter Lindesay Richardson and Mary Richardson (née Bailey). It includes correspondence between Walter and Mary Richardson (1854-1877), letters from Lucinda Cheyne, Walter Richardson's mother, to Walter and Mary Richardson and his sister Lucinda (1857-1863), letters from Elizabeth Bailey, Mary Richardson's mother, to Walter and Mary Richardson (1868-1869), and letters to Walter Richardson from patients and friends.

There is a scrapbook containing newspaper cuttings, engravings and lithographs, Walter Richardson's goldmining licence, handwritten notes, and photographs of Melbourne and of members of the Richardson Family. A handwritten article by Richardson about Ballarat, a diary that he kept on his voyage out to Australia in 1852, and diaries kept by Mary Richardson on a voyage to Australia in 1874 and to England in 1888 are also included.

Some papers relate to Walter Richardson's medical career: his register of midwifery cases (1851-1868), four articles for Australian medical journals, and his Doctor of Medicine certificate from the University of Melbourne. Walter Richardson's two notebooks contain a few newspaper cuttings, a few autobiographical notes, accounts of seances, handwritten copies of articles, and quotations about medical subjects, Swedenborg, various aspects of spiritualism, theology and Christianity, and other topics. Also included in the series is an account book belonging to Walter Richardson, the Richardson family tree, and Walter Richardson's will. Only non-correspondence items are listed below.

For correspondence, see Appendix 1, Name Index to Correspondence. An abstract of the correspondence in this series (without item numbering) is available on request.

Item 1-22. Correspondence

Item 23. Wedding notice: newspaper cutting, 1855

Item 24-122. Correspondence

Item 123. Death notice of Mary Bailey: newspaper cutting, 1869

NB repeated use of item no. 123.

Item 124-154. Correspondence

Item 255. [vacant no.]

Item 256-261. Correspondence

Item 262. Manuscript verse

Item 263-264. Correspondence

Item 265. Prescription of Walter Richardson

Item 266. Mary Richardson: sketch of Ballarat flood [on back of a letter to Grace Bailey]

Item 267. SS Omrah [the ship on which HHR sailed from Australia to England in 1912]: postcard

Item 268. Walter Richardson: diary of voyage from England to Australia, 1852. Mary Richardson: diary of voyage from Australia to England, 1888

Item 269. Walter Richardson: MD certificate, University of Melbourne,1866

Item 270. Marriage certificate of Walter Richardson and Mary Bailey, 27 August 1855

Item 271. Yarra Bend Asylum, record of Walter Richardson: typescript copy made at Mental Hospital, Mont Park, 1953

(Photocopy held at 271a).

Item 272. Walter Richardson: will, 2 June 1870

probated 2 October 1879

Item 273. Unattached seal

Item 274. Walter Richardson: family tree, 1868

(Photographic copy held at 274a).

Item 275-280. Walter Richardson, 'Ballarat goldminers': typescript

Item 281-290. Walter Richardson, 'Ballarat goldminers': manuscript

Item 291. [vacant no.]

Item 292. Walter Richardson: commonplace book/notebook, c. 1849-1874

Item 293. Walter Richardson: scrapbook, c.1855-1867

Item 294. Mary Richardson: diary of the voyage from England to Australia,1874

Item 295. Walter Richardson: account book, 1869-1878

Item 296. Telegraph receipt book (unused)

Item 297. Bohemia, 1 March 1955, with a notice on the tombstone of Walter Richardson

Item 298. [empty envelope]

Item 299. Walter Richardson: Register of midwifery cases, 1851-1868 (and two sets of photocopies)

Item 300. Australian Medical Journal, February 1864

Item 301. Australian Medical Journal, April 1863

Item 302. The medical record of Australia, pp 1-2, January 1863

Item 303. The medical record of Australia, pp 11-12, January 1863

Item 304. The medical record of Australia, pp 3-10, January 1863

Item 305. Walter Richardson, A contribution to the statistics of midwifery: being notes of 630 cases of pregnancy. Reprinted from Medical & surgical review, 7 May 1864

Item 306. Walter Richardson: notebook, c.1873

Item 307. Mary Richardson: cheque book, 1894-1895

Item 308. Mary Richardson: signed blank cheque, 1893

Item 308. Leather pouch inscribed 'Dr Richardson' [unnumbered]

Series 2. General correspondence

The series contains a small amount of family correspondence and the letters that Richardson wrote to Oliver Stonor and Jacob Schwartz. There are two letters written by Richardson as a child; correspondence between Richardson and her mother (1896); correspondence between Richardson and her sister Lilian (1896-1911, 1942); and letters from her husband, George Robertson, to members of his family (1895-1912). Some later correspondence is concerned with a threatened libel action against Richardson over a statement in the first edition of The fortunes of Richard Mahony about the newspaper The Ballarat star (1917-18). Letters and postcards from Richardson to Oliver Stonor cover the period 1929 to 1946 and deal with such subjects as Richardson's novels and the criticisms they received, the writing of The young Cosima, and various aspects of literature. Richardson's letters to Jacob Schwartz, of which there are typed copies, mainly discuss the publication of her Two studies and Christkindleins Wiegenlied (1931-1933). Also included in the series is correspondence between Olga Roncoroni and St. John Ervine, about the publication of Myself when young and various broadcasts about Richardson (1947-1949), and correspondence between Miss Roncoroni and George Ivan Smith, concerning the sale of Richardson's papers to the Australian government (1946-1947). There are also a few letters from admirers of Richardson's work, including a letter from H.G. Wells to Richardson concerning The getting of wisdom, and a copy of a letter from T.E. Lawrence to Jacob Schwartz, discussing Two studies.

Item 1-528. Correspondence: for details, refer to Appendix 1, Name Index to Correspondence

Series 3. Letters to Mary Kernot

The letters from Richardson to Mary Kernot, a school friend from the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Melbourne, date from 1911, shortly after the publication of The getting of wisdom, to 1946, the year of Richardson's death. The letters were closed until 1996. These are photographic copies only (originals held in the Mitchell Library, Sydney, at ZML MSS 45). The Mitchell Library also holds the letters from Mary Kernot to Richardson (ZML MSS 325), a microfilm of which is available on interlibrary loan.

There are also a few letters by Mary Mitchell, Nettie Palmer and Olga Roncoroni in this series. For more details, refer to Appendix 1, Name Index to Correspondence.

Item 1-922. Letters from Richardson to Mary Kernot, and other letters

Series 4. Novels

Subseries. Niels Lyhne

Handwritten final draft of Richardson's translation of Niels Lyhne by the Danish novelist J.P. Jacobsen. The series also contains a preface by Richardson which was omitted when the translation was published in 1896 by Heinemann under the title Siren Voices.

Item 1-320. Niels Lyhne: manuscript

Subseries. Maurice Guest

Two typed drafts with handwritten corrections and alterations. One is the final draft of the novel, the other is an earlier draft with many sections crossed out.

Item 321-326. Photocopies of items 328-333
Item 327-525. Maurice Guest, Part I: typescript
Item 526-706. Maurice Guest, Part II: typescript
Item 707-898. Maurice Guest, Part III: typescript
Item 899-1089. Maurice Guest, Part I: typescript.
Item 1090-1267. Maurice Guest, Part II: typescript
Item 1268-1451. Maurice Guest, Part III: typescript

Subseries. The getting of wisdom

Two typed drafts with handwritten corrections and alterations. One is the final draft with only a few alterations. The earlier draft has four title pages, each with a different title. (None of the titles was used in the published work.)

Item 1452-1649. The getting of wisdom: typescript I.
Item 1650-1841. The getting of wisdom: typescript II

Subseries. The fortunes of Richard Mahony

Typed final drafts with handwritten alterations of Australia Felix, The way home and Ultima Thule. The title page for the draft of Australia Felix bears the title The fortunes of Richard Mahony, under which the novel was first published in 1917. There is also a proof copy of the 1930 Norton edition of The way home and three pages of an early handwritten draft of Ultima Thule. The series contains some of the papers that Richardson wrote or collected when she was engaged on the historical research that preceded the writing of the novel. There are four notebooks containing handwritten notes made from the writings of William Westgarth, William Howitt and William Kelly, and other works about Australia, and in particular, Victoria, in the second half of the nineteenth century; an index to these notes, handwritten notes about Lister's life and developments in medicine in the nineteenth century; typed notes made during Richardson's visit to Australia in 1912 recording her impressions of the country and information she collected; a map of Melbourne in 1888 and a large photograph of Ballarat.

Item 1,842. [vacant number]
Item 1843-2355. Australia Felix: typescript
Item 2356-2677. The way home: typescript
Item 2,678. The way home: proof of 1930 Norton edition (1 vol)
Item 2679-3016. Ultima Thule: typescript
Item 3017-3019. Ultima Thule: manuscript
Item 3020-3035. Manuscript notes
Item 3,036. Map of Melbourne, 1888
Item 3037-3043. Manuscript notes
Item 3,044. Typescript notes (23 pp)
Item 3,045. [vacant no.]
Item 3046-3050. Dust jackets
Item 3,051. Manuscript notebook (1 vol)
Item 3,052. History of Ballarat: notebook (1 vol)
Item 3,053. History of Ballarat: notebook (1 vol.)
Item 3053a. Alphabetical index notebook

Subseries. The young Cosima

A handwritten early draft (in pencil) of The young Cosima and the typed final draft of the novel with minor handwritten corrections and alterations comprise the two drafts of this novel. The material used by Richardson in writing this novel includes two notebooks containing handwritten notes on Franz Liszt's letters, two notebooks and other handwritten notes on Liszt, Cosima Liszt, Hans von Bülow and Richard Wagner. Also included are cuttings from newspapers and periodicals dealing with Wagner and Liszt, pamphlets about Wagner and the Richard Wagner Museum at Tribschen, Lucerne, and postcards and photographs of Starnberg, the Richard Wagner Museum at Tribschen, and Cosima and Richard Wagner. See Series 15 for the books used by Richardson in researching this work.

Item 3054-3580. The young Cosima: manuscript
Item 3581-3888. The young Cosima: typescript
Item 3889-3920. The young Cosima: manuscript notes
Item 3,921. Letters of Liszt to L.J. Wittgenstein, Vol. 1: notebook
Item 3,922. Letters of Liszt to L.J. Wittgenstein, Vol. 2: notebook
Item 3,923. Liszt, oddments: notebook
Item 3,924. Small notebook
Item 3925-3949. Printed matter relating to The young Cosima

Series 5. Short Stories

Drafts of most of Richardson's short stories are contained in this series. There is a typed final draft with a few handwritten alterations of the story 'Death', the title of which was later changed to 'Mary Christina'. There is also a typed German translation of this story with handwritten alterations and a newspaper cutting from the Swedish newspaper Nya dagligt allehanda (13 September 1931) containing a Swedish translation of the story, entitled 'Döden'. A handwritten draft of 'The bath: an aquarelle' is signed by Richardson, as are typed final drafts of 'Three in a row', 'Conversation in a pantry', 'Two hanged women', and 'Mary Christina'. All these drafts have handwritten alterations and there is a second typed draft of 'Two hanged women', which is a near final draft.

As well as a handwritten draft of the story 'The end of a childhood', the series contains the typed final draft with a few handwritten corrections of the book of short stories entitled The end of a childhood and other stories which contains the following stories: 'The end of a childhood', 'The bathe: a grotesque', 'Three in a row', 'Preliminary canter', 'Conversation in a pantry', 'The bath: an aquarelle', 'The wrong turning', 'And women must weep', 'Two hanged women', 'Life and death of Peterle Luthy', 'The professor's experiment', 'Succedaneum', and 'Mary Christina'.

Item 1-9. 'Death': typescript

Item 10-22. 'Death': German typescript

Item 23-25. 'Döden' (Nya dagligt allehanda, 13 September 1931): newspaper cutting

Item 26-33. 'Mary Christina': typescript

Item 34-39. 'The bath': manuscript

Item 40-52. 'Three in a row': typescript

Item 53-60. 'Conversation in a pantry': typescript

Item 61-65. 'Two hanged women': typescript

Item 66-70. 'Two hanged women': typescript

Item 71-102. 'The end of a childhood': manuscript

Item 103-156. 'The end of a childhood': typescript

Item 157-162. 'The bathe: a grotesque': typescript

Item 163-172. 'Three in a row': typescript

Item 173-181. 'Preliminary canter': typescript

Item 182-190. 'Conversation in a pantry': typescript

Item 191-195. 'The bath: an aquarelle': typescript

Item 196-202. 'The wrong turning': typescript

Item 203-209. 'And women must weep': typescript

Item 210-216. 'Two hanged women': typescript

Item 217-236. 'Life and death of Peterle Luthy': typescript

Item 237-273. 'The professor's experiment': typescript

Item 274-299. 'Succedaneum': typescript

Item 300-310. 'Mary Christina': typescript

Series 6. Articles

This series consists of articles by Richardson as well as articles about her and her work. Typed final drafts with handwritten alterations of 'The magic of the new concert room' and 'Cosima Wagner as daughter and wife' are both signed by Richardson. The title of the latter article was changed to 'The story of Wagner and von Bülow - and the woman behind the music', when published in the Radio times, 29 August 1930. Articles Richardson wrote about her work include a typed draft with handwritten alterations of 'My favourite among my books' and typed final drafts with handwritten alterations of articles entitled 'Some notes on my books', which discuss the writing of most of her novels and short stories. The series also includes a short autobiographical article by Richardson. Professor J.G. Robertson's critical essay, 'The art of Henry Handel Richardson', a typed copy of an article about Richardson's work by S.B. Liljegren, and a handwritten copy of criticism of Richardson's work by Henry Lüdeke comprise the articles of literary criticism in this series. A typed draft of an article by Louise Theis written after an interview with Richardson has handwritten alterations and corrections by Richardson on it and is entitled 'How writers work: Henry Handel Richardson'. Other articles in the series include a review of Myself when young by Guy Innes, and two articles by Olga Roncoroni, one describing a certain morning in the life of Richardson and the other discussing Roncoroni's impressions of the film Rhapsody (1954), which was based on the novel Maurice Guest.

Item 1-4. 'The magic of the new concert room': typescript

Item 5-12. 'Cosima Wagner as daughter and wife' (later 'The story of Wagner and von Bülow - and the woman behind the music'): typescript.

Item 13-14. Sketch for 20th century authors: typescript

Item 15-18. 'My favourite among my books': typescript

Item 19-42. 'Some notes on my books': typescript

Item 43-100. 'The art of Henry Handel Richardson', by J.G. Robertson: typescript

Item 101-103. An article about Richardson's work by S.B. Liljegren: typescript

Item 104-105. Extract from a letter from Henry Lüdeke, 1929: manuscript

Item 106-112. 'Writers at work: Henry Handel Richardson', by Henry Lüdeke: typescript

Item 113-114. 'Our greatest novelist: Henry Handel Richardson's life story', by Guy Innes: typescript

Item 115-120. 'Five years ago: a morning in the life of a resident on the S.E. coast of England' [9 February 1943], by Olga Roncoroni: typescript

Item 121-126. Review of film Rhapsody, by Olga Roncoroni: typescript

Item 127. List of authors quoted by reviewers of Maurice Guest: typescript

Series 7. Songs

Richardson wrote the music of several songs, the words of which were written by Thomas Hardy, Laurence Hope and other English and German poets. Photocopies of the scores of some of these songs were received in 1973.

The Library's music collection holds better photocopies of a number of these and other scores by Richardson at MUS N mba 783.2 R522. The titles of these songs are: 'There was an old New England cat'; 'Regret not me'; 'Wenn du zu meinem Schätzel kommst'; 'Lied des armen Narren'; 'Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf'; 'Christkindlein's Wiegenlied'; 'Unter der Linde'; 'Hoch verehr'ich'; 'Genügen'; 'Reisespruch'; 'Tryste Noel'; 'Come away, death'; 'So we'll go no more a-roving'; 'The King's men'.

This series also contains two manuscript scores received from Richardson's literary executrix in 1994, and manuscript translations of German carols, discovered in a 1917 edition of The fortunes of Richard Mahony in Illinois in 1993.

In 2001, original manuscript scores of many of Richardson's works were acquired by the Library and have been added to this series. Items 87-154 refer.

Item 1-48. Songs by HHR: photocopies of manuscript scores:

Item 1. Contents page

Item 2-3a. 'So we'll go no more a-roving'

Item 4-5. 'Peacock Pie'

Item 6-7. 'Susannah Fry'

Item 8-11. 'The rolling English Road'

Item 12. 'À la Mode'

Item 13-15. 'Regret not me'

Item 16. 'Come away, death'

Item 17. [vacant no.]

Item 18-19. [title illegible]

Item 20-22. 'Prayer'

Item 23-24. 'Epiphany'

Item 25-26. 'The Irishman's song'

Item 27-28. 'The cupboard'

Item 29-30. 'The King's men'

Item 31-32. 'Budmouth dears'

Item 33-35. 'The night of Trafalgar'

Item 36. 'Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf'

Item 37. 'Christkindlein's Wiegenlied'

Item 38. 'Song of the sheep' [translation of 36]

Item 39-48. 'Hoch verehr'ich'

Item 49-53. Olga Roncoroni: letter to David Barron, NLA Liaison Officer, London, 1973 [copy]

Item 54-56. Translations of German carols: manuscript

Item 57-86. 'The spring, my dear' and 'Der Herbst': manuscript scores

Item 87-88. 'Susannah Fry' (de la Mare) and 'Tryst Noel' (Louise Imogen Guiney), February 1925

Item 89-90. 'Lied des Armen Warren' and 'Schusters Abendlied'

Item 91. 'Irmelin Rose' (F.P. Jacobsen)

Item 92. 'Christkendleins Wiegenlied'

Item 93. 'In's Heu' (aus ? Scherers Jungbrunnen)

Item 95-96. 'In's Heu' (aus ? Scherers Jungbrunnen) and 'Drei Reiter am Tor' (aus? Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Item 97-98. 'Drei Reiter am Tor' (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Item 99. 'Wenn du zu meinem Schätzel kommst (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Item 100. 'Reisespruch' (written on half a sheet of manuscript)

Item 101-102. 'Unter der Linde' (Walther von der Vogelweide)

Item 103-104. 'Ringel-ringel-rosenkranz' (O.J. Bierbaum - Herbst)

Item 105-106. 'Schlaf, Kindlein, Schlaf' [Sleep, baby, sleep]

Item 107. Typescript of a translation by Richardson of 'Song of the sheep' [text of 'Sleep baby sleep]

Item 108-109. 'Wenn ich scheiden muss' (Leo Heller)

Item 110. 'Vagabundenlied' (J.J. David)

Item 111-112. 'Wiegenlied fur meinen Jungen (Richard Dehmel) and 'Wiegenlied' (Ottmars Volkssagen, Bremen 1800)

Item 113. 'Erster Verlust' (Goethe), Summer 1907 and 'Vesperal' [crossed out]

Item 114. 'Charlotte' (O.J. Bierbaum)

Item 115. 'Mandelay', November 1908

Item 116. 'A toast' [written on half a sheet of manuscript]

Item 117-118. 'Tuscan lullaby' [written on two pieces of manuscript]

Item 119. 'The King's men' (Thomas Hardy) and 'Budmouth dears' [crossed out]

Item 120. 'O nous acheterons' (V. Hugo), 'Der alte Magyar' (F. Nietzsche), 'Reisespruch' (L. Tieck)

Item 121. 'So Komme Was da Kommen mag' (Thedor Storm)

Item 122-125. 'Die Strassburger Münster = Engelchen' (O.J. Bierbaum)

Item 126. 'Genugen' (F. Saar)

Item 127. 'Polly = Lieder' (written for my cat, Punkah, in 1897)

Item 128-135. 'Hoch Verehr'ich' (Wilhelm Busch), includes alto and soprano parts

Item 136-137. 'The pennywhistle song' (Anderson)

Item 138-141. 'Diese Nacht mit Dir' (O.J. Bierbaum), and 'Komm Mädel mir nicht' [crossed out]

Item 142-147. 'To the unattainable', 'Dregs', 'At Kew', and 'Drei Reiter am Tor'

Item 148. Untitled page of manuscript music (first line: Weil nun wieder Fruhling ist)

Item 149. Typescript of translation by Richardson of 'Three riders from the Tower' (Drei Reiter am Tor)

Item 150. Typescript of translation by Richardson of 'The night of Trafalgar' (Thomas Hardy)

Item 151. Transcription of an untitled poem, in Richardson's hand, The reverse side of the page comprises draft paragraphs for Myself when young (see pages 78-79 of published text)

Item 152-154. Lists of songs, one in Richardson's hand, one in Roncoroni's hand and one on a cardboard folder

Series 8. Diaries and other documents

Most of the material in this series was received in 1973, with a further acquisition of Richardson's later diaries in 1983.

Richardson kept diaries for the years 1897-1902, 1916, 1931-46, and there are also diaries covering particular events, such as Mary Richardson's final illness in 1896, and Richardson's trip to Norway in 1911, as well as notebooks referring to certain events in the period 1940 to 1944.

Material in this series relating to Richardson's early years includes programmes for the annual concerts, 1885 and 1886, of the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Melbourne, at which Richardson performed, a diary she kept in 1887 and 1888, Mary Richardson's steamship ticket when she and her two daughters left Australia in 1888, the programme for the main examination at the Königliches Conservatorium der Musik at Leipzig, March 1892, and Richardson's certificate from the Conservatorium, dated April 1892. Official documents consist of Richardson's notice of marriage and death certificates. Richardson's address book, her first housekeeping book and some short pieces of prose written in 1896 and 1897 are included in this series. Finally there are two medals awarded to Richardson for her work: the Australian Literature Society medal for the best Australian novel, 1929 (Ultima Thule), and the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal, 1935.

Item 1. Diary, 1897

Item 2. Diary, 1898

Item 3. Diary, 1899

Item 4. Diary, 1900

Item 5. Diary, 1901

Item 6. Diary, 1902

Item 7. Diary, 1887-88

Item 8. Account book, 1896-1897

Item 9. Address book

Item 10-21. Diary of the last illness of HHR's mother, 1896

Item 22. 'Doctor Kraus' [title erased]: manuscript

Item 23. My first prose attempt, 1896: typescript

Item 24-25. Story: typescript

Item 26. 'Villa am Meer': typescript

Item 27-35. Diary of trip to Norway, 1911: manuscript

Item 36-51. 'Notes and Memories': manuscript

Item 52-68. 'Notes and Memories': typescript

Item 69. Diary, June-August 1944 (5 p)

Item 70. Olga Roncoroni's note about Item 69

Item 71. Presbyterian Ladies' College: Words of compositions by students

Item 72. Presbyterian Ladies' College: concert programme, 15 December 1885

Item 73. Presbyterian Ladies' College: concert programme, 14 December 1886

Item 74. Steamship ticket to England, 13 July 1888

Item 75. Steamship ticket to England, 13 July 1888

Item 76. Königliches Conservatorium der Musik, Leipzig: Legimitations-Karte

Item 77. Steamship ticket to England, 13 July 1888

Item 78. Königliches Conservatorium der Musik, Leipzig: certificate,15 April 1892

Item 79. Banns of marriage of HHR and JGR, 24 December 1895

Item 80. Notice of marriage of HHR and JGR, 20 December 1895

Item 81. Wedding telegram, 30 December 1895

Item 82. Report of the marriage in a Melbourne journal

Item 83. Cheque, [HHR's last signature], 18 March 1946

Item 84-85. Will: two photocopies of original from Somerset House, 5 January 1946

Item 86. Death certificate of HHR, 21 March 1946

Item 87. Letter from Official Secretary, Australia House, London, awarding Australian Literature Society medal for best novel written by an Australian for 1929, 6 December 1930

Item 88-90. Letters relating to award of Silver Jubilee medal, 1935

Item 91. Silver Jubilee Medal certificate, 1935

Item 92. Silver Jubilee Medal, 1935

Item 93. Australian Literature Society Medal for best Australian novel, 1929

Item 94. Unveiling of plaque at 90 Regents' Park Road, London,: invitation to Olga Roncoroni, 1957

Item 95. Plaque at 90 Regents' Park Road, London: letter to Olga Roncoroni, 1964

Item 96. Unveiling of plaque at 90 Regents' Park Road, London, 1957: leaflet

Item 97-97a. 25th anniversary of engagement: JGR's card accompanying flowers,20 February 1916

Item 98-98a. Proverb placed on her table to encourage HHR, ca 1908

Item 99. Page of accounts: manuscript

Item 100. [vacant no]

Item 101. In memory of the dearest of cats: drawing by Walter Neustatter, aged 14, 1920

Item 102. Newspaper marriage notice, 1896

Item 103. Bible (1867) given to HHR by her father

Item 104. Diary, 1916, 1931

Item 105. Diary, 1932

Item 106. Diary, 1932

Item 107. Diary, 1934

Item 108. Diary, 1935

Item 109. Diary, 1936

Item 110. Diary, 1937

Item 111. Diary, 1938

Item 112. Diary, 1939

Item 113. Diary, 1940

Item 114. Diary, 1942

Item 115. Diary, 1943

Item 116. Diary, 1944

Item 117. Diary, 1945

Item 118. Diary, 1946

Series 9. Biographical material

A handwritten draft and the typed final draft with handwritten alterations of Richardson's autobiographical work Myself when young form the main part of this series. The final draft also includes a typescript of Edna Purdie's foreword to the book, and the section 1895-1903, written by Olga Roncoroni. George Robertson's handwritten and typed notes which he made with the intention of writing a biography of Richardson are also included in this series. Handwritten autobiographical notes by Richardson cover the period 1870 to 1933, with some gaps having been filled in by Olga Roncoroni, who also prepared lists containing dates and facts relating to Richardson's life, which she used at a symposium held in London in 1953.

Item 1-273. Myself when young: manuscript

Item 244-369. Myself when young: typescript. NB: There are duplicated item numbers from 244-273

Item 370. [vacant no]

Item 371-450. Autobiographical notes by HHR for the period 1870-1933, supplemented by Olga Roncoroni: manuscript

Item 451-462. Notes for biography by JGR: typescript

Item 463-473. Notes for biography by JGR: carbon typescript, different version from 451-462

Item 474-486a. 'Books read by HHR, 1898-1899': typescript

Item 487-492. 'Extracts from JGR's diaries, 1903-1910': typescript

Item 493-496. 'Some dates and facts in HHR's life': typescript

Item 497-498. 'Places in which HHR was living when writing her various works': typescript

Item 499. 'Some of her occupations and interests': typescript

Item 500. 'Some of her pet aversions': typescript

Item 501. 'Her favourite sports': typescript

Item 502. 'Countries in which she lived, countries which she visited during her life': typescript

Item 503-504. By Mary A. Kernot: typescript [incomplete]

Series 10. Professor J.G. Robertson papers

Included in this series are John Robertson's diary for 1896, handwritten notes on various subjects including The fortunes of Richard Mahony, his Doctor of Philosophy certificate from Leipzig University, letters relating to his Order of St. Olav insignia and a page giving brief biographical details about him. As examples of his work in the field of German literature, there are photocopies of ten lectures he gave in 1933 on the theme of Wagner as a poet and a thinker, and the proofs of the third edition of his A history of German literature. This edition of his work was published in 1959 and was revised and enlarged from Professor Robertson's second edition of 1931 by Edna Purdie.

Item 1-3. Royal Norwegian Embassy, London: letters to Olga Roncoroni re JGR's Order of St Olav, 1946

Item 4. Biographical note on JGR: typescript

Item 5-6. Preface: typescript

Item 7-22. Notes

Item 23. Committee Book of the U.C. Rackets Court Club, 1892-98

Item 24. Diary, 1896

Item 25-394. A history of German literature, 3rd edition, 1959: photocopies of proofs

Item 395-417. A history of German literature, 3rd edition, 1959: proofs

Item 418. Freies Deutsches Hochstift, Frankfurter Goethemuseum: citation, 1932

Item 419. Freies Deutsches Hochstift, Frankfurter Goethemuseum: Goethe plaque and small medal, 1932

Item 420. Freies Deutsches Hochstift, Frankfurter Goethemuseum: Goethe medal, 1932

Item 421-607. Richard Wagner as poet and thinker, ten lectures by JGR, 1933: photocopy of typescript

Item 608. PhD degree, University of Leipzig, 1892

Series 11. Photographs

The series contains photographs of Richardson dating from her childhood up to 1930, as well as photographs of her parents, her grandmother Elizabeth Bailey, her sister Lilian, her husband, and her nephew Walter Neustatter. Also included are photographs of a memorial plaque at 90 Regent's Park Road, London, where Richardson lived from 1910 to 1934, and photographs of the presentation of Richardson's paper weight and silver cream jug to Sir Robert and Dame Pattie Menzies in 1966. Items 49-64 were received in 1996 from Richardson's grand-niece Angela Neustatter. For other photographs, see Pictorial Section.

Item 1. Copy of item 2

Item 2. Walter Richardson (full-length portrait), Ballarat, 1860s: carte de visite

Item 3. Copy of item 4

Item 4. Walter Richardson in his thirties (profile), Melbourne: carte de visite

Item 5. Mary Richardson, Melbourne: carte de visite, ca 1878

Item 6. Mary Richardson with daughters Ethel and Lilian, Melbourne: copy of carte de visite, c.1880

Item 7. Elizabeth Bailey: carte de visite, 1865

Item 8. Walter Richardson, Ballarat: copy, 1860s

Item 9. Mary, Lilian and Ethel Richardson, Cork,: carte de visite, 1874

Item 10. Ethel Richardson, Munich: carte de visite

Item 11. Mary Richardson, Leipzig: carte de visite

Item 12. Lilian Richardson, Munich: carte de visite

Item 13. Henry Handel Richardson, Walter Neustatter and dog (Socrates?)

Item 14. Lilian Neustatter (seated) and HHR, Marquartstein,1901

Item 15. Cat, Strassburg: carte de visite

Item 16. HHR and Walter Neustatter

Item 17. Mary Richardson in her fifties, Strassburg: cabinet card, c.1895

Item 18. HHR: copy, c.1888

Item 19. Mary Richardson as a young woman: copy of carte de visite

Item 20. Copy of item 2

Item 21. Lilian Richardson Neustatter

Item 22-23. HHR and cat Pasha

Item 24. Cats and dogs

Item 25. Socrates (dog) and Djidji (cat) 'at 90 [Regents Park Road], during the [First World] War'

Item 26. Walter Neustatter as a boy

Item 27. JGR and HHR 'during the War, with Walter [Neustatter] and Socki [dog]'

Item 28. Socrates (dog), 'died 1920?'

Item 29-32. HHR and Walter Neustatter, skiing, c.1909

Item 33. R.G. Menzies: letter to Olga Roncoroni, 8 August 1966

Item 34. Pattie Menzies: letter to Olga Roncoroni, 8 August 1966

Item 35. R.G. Menzies and the Mayor of Hastings, 1966

Item 36. The Mayor of Hastings, Olga Roncoroni, Pattie Menzies, 1966

Item 37. Unveiling ceremony of memorial plaque at 90 Regent's Park Road, London: leaflet, 7 May 1957

Item 38-41. Plaque at 90 Regent's Park Road, London (three copies of one photo)

Item 42. HHR at the piano (+ negative)

Item 43-44. J.G. Robertson (two copies of one photo)

Item 45. [?]

Item 46. Copy of item 18

Item 47. Copy of item 4

Item 48. Matriculation class, Presbyterian Ladies' College, Melbourne, 1888: copy

Item 49. Lilian Richardson: carte de visite, , 1871

Item 50. Lilian Richardson: carte de visite, hand-coloured, 1871

Item 51. Lilian Richardson: carte de visite, c.1873

Item 52. Ethel Richardson: carte de visite, c.1875

Item 53. Ethel Richardson, Leipzig: carte de visite

Item 54. HHR and Lilian Richardson, Strassburg: carte de visite, ca 1902

Item 55. HHR: signed studio photograph

Item 56. HHR at her writing desk

Item 57-58. 'Lyme: Olga [Roncoroni], Else [Stumpp] and the old Alvis', mid-1920s

Item 59. Green Ridges, Tilekiln Lane, Fairlight, Sussex

Item 60. Item 59 as Christmas card, signed by HHR

Item 61-64. Westfield, Cobb Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Series 12. Paul Solanges papers

In 1910, Paul Solanges, a retired littérateur, wrote to Richardson and offered to translate Maurice Guest into French. They corresponded frequently on the work of translation, and Solanges sent notes of his queries about particular points for reply by Richardson. After the completion of the first draft, Solanges revised the chapters and progressively forwarded them to Richardson, who had her notes typed for the final revision by Solanges. The work was interrupted by Solanges' death in 1914 and the First World War. A small amount of correspondence took place between Richardson and Solanges' daughter Marthe until 1920. The translation, correspondence and notes were returned to Richardson in 1914 by Solanges' family. The translation itself was last known to be in the hands of Heinemann publishers, London, in 1947.

This series contains the correspondence and notes, as well as transcriptions of the Richardson letters by Margaret Capon and translations of some Solanges letters by Dorothy Green. Photocopies of the correspondence and notes are also included.

Since the items in this series were numbered after they were microfilmed, a detailed item listing of the letters is included at Appendix 2.

Item 1-64. HHR: letters to Paul Solanges, October 1910 - December 1911

Item 65-117. HHR: letters to Paul Solanges, 1912

Item 118-181. HHR: letters to Paul Solanges, 1913-1914

Item 182-183. Covering notes by HHR, Olga Roncoroni and Margaret Capon

Item 184-253. Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, October 1910 - May 1911

Item 254-316. Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, June - December 1911

Item 317. Envelope used as marker by HHR

Item 318-361. Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, January - May 1912

Item 362. HHR: letter to William Heinemann, 12 May 1912

Item 363-364. William Heinemann: letter to HHR, 13 May 1912

Item 365-411. Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, June-December 1912

Item 412-474. Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, January-August 1913

Item 475-501. Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, September - December 1913

Item 502. Covering note

Item 503-512. Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, January - February 1914

Item 513-515. Marthe Solanges: letters to HHR, 1914

Item 516. HHR: draft letter to Marthe Solanges, 1 March 1914

Item 517-537. Marthe Solanges: letters to HHR, 1914-1920

Item 538-592. Paul Solanges, manuscript queries re Maurice Guest translation, and HHR's responses, 1910-1912

Item 593-666. HHR: typescript notes on Maurice Guest translation, 1912-1913

Item 667-680. German reviews of Maurice Guest, 1909-13: English translations prepared for use by Paul Solanges in approaching editors, 1913-1914

Item 681-682. Margaret Capon: letter to Dorothy Green, 1982

Item 683. Newspaper obituary of Paul Solanges by Giuseppe Colombo, Corriere della Sera, February 1914

Item 684. Margaret Capon: letter to Dorothy Green, 1982

Item 685. J.E. Baring, solicitors: letter to Margaret Capon re copyright in Solanges correspondence, 1982

Item 686-687. Margaret Capon: letters to Dorothy Green, 1982

Item 688-881. HHR: letters to Paul Solanges, 1910-1914: typescript transcriptions by Margaret Capon, 1982

Item 882. Notes by Dorothy Green (1 p)

Item 883-977. Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, Oct 1910 - January 1912: manuscript translations by Dorothy Green, 1980s

File 14. HHR: letters to Paul Solanges, 1910-1911

File 15. HHR: letters to Paul Solanges, 1912-1914

File 16. HHR: letters to Paul Solanges, 1913-14

File 17. Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, 1910-1912

File 18. Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, 1911-1912

File 19. Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, 1912

File 20. Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, 1913

File 21. Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, 1914. Marthe Solanges, letters to HHR,1914-1920

File 22-23. Paul Solanges, manuscript queries re Maurice Guest translation, and HHR's responses, 1910-12. HHR, typescript notes on Maurice Guest translation,1912-1913

Series 13. Press cutting albums

Albums of press cuttings compiled successively by Richardson and her two literary executrices, Olga Roncoroni and Margaret Capon. They were acquired by the Library in 1983.

Item 1. Maurice Guest I, 1908-1919

Item 2. The getting of wisdom, 1910-1931

Item 3. The fortunes of Richard Mahony: Australia Felix, 1917-1929

Item 4. Maurice Guest II, 1919-1930

Item 5. Ultima Thule I, 1929

Item 6. Ultima Thule II, 1929-30, with a dust jacket for Ultima Thule, and a note signed J.F. Muirhead, 15 August 1929

Item 7. I. American cuttings, Ultima Thule and Australia Felix, 1929-1930

Item 8. II. American cuttings, and Australian cuttings, 1930-1936

Item 9. III. American and Australian cuttings, 1934-1950

Item 10. IV. American, Australian and various other overseas cuttings, 1950-1972

Item 11. V. Australian press cuttings, 1972-1975

Item 12. VII. The Trilogy, 1930-1931

Item 13. VIII. English, American and Australian cuttings, 1931-1935

Item 14. Foreign cuttings, 1931-1958

Item 15. Press cuttings, photographs, 1978-1981

Item 16. Press cuttings,(one folder), 1966

Item 17. Australian cuttings, January 1929 - February 1931

Item 18. Press cuttings, 1936-1965, 1981

Series 14. Editions of Richardson's works

Editions of Richardson's works (many of them annotated), and a few proof copies, received from her executrix in 1983. The item list below includes publisher and publication date, as well as inscriptions. Many of the inscriptions show pet names used between Richardson and her husband, such as BS, DDB, Pip. Richardson's usual publishers were William Heinemann in London and Norton in New York.

This series has not been microfilmed. Note also that a proof copy of The way home is included in Series 4.

Editions of translations of Richardson's works, received from Olga Roncoroni in 1972, are held in the Library's general collection. A list of these (without call numbers) is available on request.

Subseries. Maurice Guest

Item 1. Heinemann, inscribed 'To SB from the Author', 1908
Item 2. Heinemann, 1908
Item 3. Heinemann, inscribed 'with corrections by HHR which she would have liked to have seen done in later editions', 1908
Item 4. Heinemann, 1909
Item 5. Heinemann, inscribed 'Annotated copy, June 1911', 1909
Item 6. New York: Duffield, 1909
Item 7. Heinemann's Colonial Library of Popular Fiction, 1909
Item 8. Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1912, Vol 1 (German translation), 1912
Item 9. Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1912, Vol 2 (German translation), 1912
Item 10. Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1912, Vol 1 (German translation, paperback), 1912
Item 11. Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1912, Vol 2 (German translation, paperback), 1912
Item 12. New York: Duffield, 1922
Item 13. New York: Random House, 1936 (Modern Library edition), 1936
Item 14. Heinemann, 1931
Item 15. Heinemann, 1935
Item 16-18. Heinemann (three copies), 1950
Item 19. Portway, Bath: Cedric Chivers, 1974

Subseries. The getting of wisdom

Item 20. Heinemann, 1910, inscribed 'To dear BS, Oct 4th 1910', 1910
Item 21. Heinemann, 1910, inscribed 'With all kind remembrances from the author, Oct 5th 1910', 1910
Item 22. Heinemann, 1910, inscribed 'To the Kid from Danny, otherwise HHR, Lyme, April 1920', 1910
Item 23. Heinemann, 1910, signed by Olga Roncoroni
Item 24. Heinemann, 1931, inscribed 'To DDB from Pip, May 1931'
Item 25. Norton, 1931, inscribed 'Shammy from Tod, January 1932'
Item 26. Heinemann, 1961

Subseries. The fortunes of Richard Mahony [Part 1]

Item 27. Heinemann, 1917
Item 28. Heinemann, 1917, inscribed 'To Aunt Grace, with affectionate regards from Henry Handel Richardson, August 1917', 1917
Item 29. Heinemann, 1929, inscribed 'Copy from which cuts were made for Trilogy', 1929
Item 30. Heinemann, 1929
Item 31. Heinemann, 1929, inscribed 'For DDB from P, Sept 1929', 1929

Subseries. Australia Felix [the same book as items 44-48]

Item 32. Norton, 1917

Subseries. The way home [The fortunes of Richard Mahony, Part 2]

Item 33. Heinemann, 1925, inscribed 'To Aunt Grace, with best love from HHR, April 1925', 1925
Item 34. Heinemann, 1925, inscribed 'Miss Puss from Danny, April 1925', 1925
Item 35. Heinemann, 1925, inscribed 'To dear old Nub, from Pip, May 1925', 1925
Item 36. Heinemann, 1929, inscribed 'Presented to Hastings Public Library by Olga M. Roncoroni, May 1967', 1929
Item 37. Heinemann, 1929, inscribed 'Copy cut down for complete trilogy printing', 1929

Subseries. Ultima Thule [The fortunes of Richard Mahony, Part 3]

Item 38. Heinemann, 1929, inscribed 'To my own dear DDB, without whose patience & support this book would never have been written, Pip, January 1929', 1929
Item 39-41. Heinemann, 1929 (three copies), 1929
Item 42. Heinemann, 1929, inscribed 'Copy cut down for trilogy printing'
Item 43. Norton, 1929

Subseries. The fortunes of Richard Mahony [Trilogy edition]

Item 44. Heinemann, 1930, inscribed 'For dear BS from P, Nov 1930', 1930
Item 45. Heinemann, 1930, inscribed 'Baba from Tod, Nov 1930', 1930
Item 46. Norton, 1931
Item 47. New York: The Readers Club, 1941
Item 48. London: The Reprint Society, 1954

Subseries. The end of a childhood

Item 49. First proofs
Item 50. Proof copy
Item 51. Heinemann, 1934
Item 52. Norton, 1934

Subseries. The young Cosima

Item 53. Corrected proof copy
Item 54. Corrected proof copy, signed by Olga Roncoroni
Item 55. Heinemann, n.d.
Item 56. Norton, 1939
Item 57. Angus and Robertson, 1976
Item 58. Den unge Cosima, Copenhaven: Hagerup, 1940 (Danish translation), 1940
Item 59. Ungarsk blod, Oslo: Bergendahls Forlag, n.d. (Norwegian translation)

Subseries. Myself when young

Item 60. Heinemann, 1964

Subseries. Short stories and other writings

Item 61. 'The bath', in The best short stories of 1930, edited by Edward J. O'Brien, London: Jonathan Cape, 1930
Item 62. 'The bath', in The best British short stories of 1930, edited by Edward J. O'Brien, New York: Dodd Mead and Co, 1930
Item 63. 'Three in a row', in The best British short stories of 1934 edited by Edward J. O'Brien, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1934
Item 64. 'The coat', in The best British short stories of 1940, edited by Edward J. O'Brien, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1940
Item 65. 'The wrong turning', in Lovat Dickson's magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, December 1933
Item 66. 'Sister Ann', in Good housekeeping, April 1949
Item 67. 'The life and death of Peterle Luthy', in Twelve best stories from Good housekeeping, selected by Alice M. Head, London: Ivor Nicholson & Watson, n.d.
Item 68. Extract from Australia Felix in An anthology of modern fiction, edited by Frank Swinnerton, London: Thomas Nelson, 1937
Item 69. 'Letters of Henry Handel Richardson to Nettie Palmer', edited by Karl-Johan Rossing, in Essays and studies on English language and literature XIV, Uppsala, 1953. Annotated by Olga Roncoroni, 1953

Series 15. Books used in researching The young Cosima

A collection of books relating to Richard Wagner and his circle, used by Richardson in researching her book The young Cosima. This collection was acquired from the University of Tasmania in 1993. Since a catalogue of these books was published in 1973, the numbers in that catalogue are here used as item numbers, with the addition of a number where more than one volume is indicated by a catalogue number. The item list is in summary form, and readers should refer to the catalogue at item 72 for full details.

Twenty-three books used by Richardson in researching The fortunes of Richard Mahony, received by the Library in 1946, are held in the Library's general collection. A list of these (without call numbers) is available on request.

Subseries 1. The Finished Product

Item 1. Richardson, Henry Handel. The young Cosima, 1939

Subseries 2. Primary sources

Item 2/1. Du Moulin Eckart, Richard. Cosima Wagner: ein Lebens- und Charakterbild. Vol. 1, 1929
Item 2/2. Du Moulin Eckart, Richard. Cosima Wagner: ein Lebens- und Charakterbild. Vol. 2, 1931
Item 3/1. Du Moulin Eckart, Richard, trans. Catherine Alison Phillips. Cosima Wagner. 1930 (English edition). Vol. 1, 1930
Item 3/2. Du Moulin Eckart, Richard, trans. Catherine Alison Phillips. Cosima Wagner. 1930 (English edition). Vol. 2, 1930
Item 4. Millenkovich-Morold, Max. Cosima Wagner: ein Lebensbild, 1937
Item 5. Wagner, Cosima, ed. Max Freiherr von Waldberg. Cosima Wagners Briefe an ihre Tochter Daniela von Bülow, 1866-1885, nebst 5 Briefen Richard Wagners, 1933
Item 6. Wagner, Cosima, ed. Paul Pretzsch. Cosima Wagner und Houston Stewart Chamberlain im Briefwechsel, 1888-1908, 1934

Subseries 3. Secondary Sources - Richard Wagner

Item 7. Chamberlain, Houston Stewart. Richard Wagner, 1933
Item 8. Chamberlain, Houston Stewart. Richard Wagner der Deutsche, als Künstler, Denker und Politiker. n.d.
Item 9. Glasenapp, Carl Friedrich. Das Leben Richard Wagners, in sechs Büchern. Vol. 4, 1908
Item 10. Kapp, Julius. Richard Wagner, sein Leben, sein Werk, seine Welt in 260 Bildern, 1933
Item 11. Kapp, Julius. Wagner, eine Biographie, 1922
Item 12/1. Koch, Max. Richard Wagner. Vol. 1, 1907
Item 12/2. Koch, Max. Richard Wagner. Vol. 2, 1913
Item 12/3. Koch, Max. Richard Wagner. Vol. 3, 1918
Item 13. Lippert, Woldemar. Richard Wagners Verbannung und Rückkehr, 1849-1862, 1927
Item 14/1. Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, ed. Otto Strobel. König Ludwig II und Richard Wagner: Briefwechsel. Vol. 1, 1936
Item 14/2. Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, ed. Otto Strobel. König Ludwig II und Richard Wagner: Briefwechsel. Vol. 2, 1936
Item 14/3. Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, ed. Otto Strobel. König Ludwig II und Richard Wagner: Briefwechsel. Vol. 3, 1936
Item 14/4. Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, ed. Otto Strobel. König Ludwig II und Richard Wagner: Briefwechsel. Vol. 4, 1936
Item 14/5. Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, ed. Otto Strobel. König Ludwig II und Richard Wagner: Briefwechsel. Vol. 5, 1939
Item 15. Newman, Ernest. Fact and fiction about Wagner, 1931
Item 16. Vanselow, A. Richard Wagners photographische Bildnisse, 1908
Item 17. Wagner, Richard. Briefe an Hans von Bülow, 1916
Item 18. Wagner, Richard, ed. Daniel Spitzer. Briefe Richard Wagners an eine Putzmacherin, 1906
Item 19. Wagner, Richard, ed. Erich Kloss. Briefwechsel zwischen Wagner und Liszt, 1910
Item 20. Wagner, Richard. Familienbriefe von Richard Wagner, 1832-1874, 1907
Item 21. Wagner, Richard. Fünfzehn Briefe Richard Wagners mit Erinnerungen und Erläuterungen von Eliza Wille geb. Sloman, 1935
Item 22/1. Wagner, Richard, ed. Wolfgang Golther. Gesammelte Schriften und Dichtungen in zehn Bänden. Vol. 1, [1912?]
Item 22/2. Wagner, Richard, ed. Wolfgang Golther. Gesammelte Schriften und Dichtungen in zehn Bänden. Vol. 2-3, [1912?]
Item 22/3. Wagner, Richard, ed. Wolfgang Golther. Gesammelte Schriften und Dichtungen in zehn Bänden. Vol. 4-5, [1912?]
Item 22/4. Wagner, Richard, ed. Wolfgang Golther. Gesammelte Schriften und Dichtungen in zehn Bänden. Vol. 6-7, [1912?]
Item 22/5. Wagner, Richard, ed. Wolfgang Golther. Gesammelte Schriften und Dichtungen in zehn Bänden. Vol. 8-9, [1912?]
Item 22/6. Wagner, Richard, ed. Wolfgang Golther. Gesammelte Schriften und Dichtungen in zehn Bänden. Vol. 10, [1912?]
Item 23/1. Wagner, Richard. Mein Leben. Vol. 1, 1911
Item 23/2. Wagner, Richard. Mein Leben. Vol. 2, 1911
Item 24. Wagner, Richard, ed. Dr. Hans Scholz. Richard Wagner an Mathilde Maier (1862-1878), 1930
Item 25. Wagner, Richard, ed. Dr Julius Kapp. Richard Wagner an Mathilde und Otto Wesendonk: Tagebuchblätter und Briefe, [192?]
Item 26. Wagner, Richard, ed. Wolfgang Golther. Richard Wagner an Mathilde Wesendonk: Tagebuchblätter und Briefe, 1853-1871., 1904
Item 27/1. Wagner, Richard. Richard Wagner an Minna Wagner. Vol. 1, 1908
Item 27/2. Wagner, Richard. Richard Wagner an Minna Wagner. Vol. 2, 1908
Item 28. Wagner, Richard, trans. Caroline V. Kerr. The story of Bayreuth as told in the Bayreuth letters of Richard Wagner. N.d

Subseries 4. Secondary Sources - Hans Guido von Bülow

Item 29/1. Bülow, Hans von, ed Marie von Bülow. Briefe und Schriften. Vol 1, 1899
Item 29/2. Bülow, Hans von, ed Marie von Bülow. Briefe und Schriften. Vol. 2, 1899
Item 29/3. Bülow, Hans von, ed Marie von Bülow. Briefe und Schriften. Vol. 3, 1911
Item 29/4. Bülow, Hans von, ed Marie von Bülow. Briefe und Schriften. Vol. 4, 1898
Item 29/5. Bülow, Hans von, ed Marie von Bülow. Briefe und Schriften. Vol. 5, 1900
Item 29/6. Bülow, Hans von, ed Marie von Bülow. Briefe und Schriften. Vol. 6, 1904
Item 29/7. Bülow, Hans von, ed Marie von Bülow. Briefe und Schriften. Vol. 7, 1907
Item 29/8. Bülow, Hans von, ed Marie von Bülow. Briefe und Schriften. Vol. 8, 1908
Item 30. Bülow, Marie von. Hans von Bülow in Leben und Wort., 1925
Item 31. Bülow, Hans von, ed. Richard Graf Du Moulin Eckart. Hans von Bülow: neue Briefe, 1927
Item 32. Liszt, Franz, ed. La Mara. Briefwechsel zwischen Franz Liszt und Hans von Bülow, 1898
Item 33. Reimann, Heinrich. Hans von Bülow: sein Leben und sein Wirken, Band 1: Aus Hans von Bülows Lehrzeit, 1908?

Subseries 5. Additional Literature - Richard Wagner

Item 34. Adler, Guido. Richard Wagner; Vorlesungen gehalten an der Universität zu Wien, 1923
Item 35. Brink, Louise. Women characters in Richard Wagner: a study in "The ring of the Nibelung", 1924
Item 36. Dippold, George Theodore. Richard Wagner's poem The ring of the Nibelung explained and in part translated, 1888
Item 37/1. Finck, Henry T. Wagner and his works: the story of his life, with critical comments. Vol. 1, 1893
Item 37/2. Finck, Henry T. Wagner and his works: the story of his life, with critical comments. Vol. 2, 1893
Item 38. Golther, Wolfgang. Richard Wagner als Dichter., [1905?]
Item 39. Griesser, Luitpold. Nietzsche und Wagner: neue Beiträge zur Geschichte und Psychologie ihrer Freundschaft, 1923
Item 40. McSpadden, J. Walker. Stories from Wagner, 1922
Item 41. Wagner, Richard. 'Operntexte' [collection of libretti, 1891]: (1) Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen, (2) Der Fliegende Holländer, (3) Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg, (4) Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, (5) Parsifal
Item 42. Wagner, Richard. Der Ring des Nibelungen. Copy 1, 1876
Item 43. Wagner, Richard. Der Ring des Nibelungen. Copy 2, 1876
Item 44. Wagner, Siegfried. Erinnerungen, 1923
Item 45. Wolzogen, Hans von. (1) Thematischer Leitfaden durch die Musik zu Richard Wagners Tristan und Isolde..., 1888; (2) Führer durch die Musik zu Richard Wagners Festspiel Der Ring des Nibelungen: ein thematischer Leitfaden, n.d.; (3) Thematischer Leitfaden durch die Musik des Parsifal..., n.d.
Item 46. Young, Filson. The Wagner stories, 1912

Subseries 6. Additional Literature - General

Item 47. Busoni, Feruccio, ed. Friedrich Schnapp. Briefe an seine Frau, 1935
Item 48. Gundolf, Friedrich. Arnim: Vortrag gehalten in der Gesellschaft am 3 März 1929., 1929
Item 49. Hadow, Sir William Henry. Studies in modern music: Hector Berlioz, Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner, 1902
Item 50. Karpath, Ludwig. Begegnung mit dem Genius, 1934
Item 51. Tytler, Sarah. Musical composers and their works, for the use of schools and students in music., [189?]
Item 52. Kretschmar, Hermann. Führer durch den Concertsaal I: Sinfonie und Suite, 1890
Item 53. Kulke, Eduard. Erinnerungen an Friedrich Hebbel, 1878
Item 54. Liszt, Franz, ed. Daniel Ollivier. Briefe an Marie Gräfin d'Agoult, 1933
Item 55. Merian, Hans. Illustrierte Geschichte der Musik im neunzehnten Jahrhundert, 1902
Item 56/1. Naumann, Emil. Illustrirte Musikgeschichte: die Entwicklung der Tonkunst aus frühesten Anfängen bis auf die Gegenwart. Vol. 1, [1880-1885?]
Item 56/2. Naumann, Emil. Illustrirte Musikgeschichte: die Entwicklung der Tonkunst aus frühesten Anfängen bis aud die Gegenwart. Vol. 2, [1880-1885?]
Item 57. Neitzel, Otto. Der Führer durch die Oper des Theaters der Gegenwart, Text, Musik und Scene erläuternd. Vol. 1, 1890
Item 58. Nohl, Ludwig. Liszt, erster Teil., [189?]
Item 59. Göllerich. August. Liszt, zweiter Teil., [189?]
Item 60. Plattensteiner, Richard. Der Grillparzer Franz und seine Kathi (das Schicksal einer Dichterliebe): ein Bilderreigen, 1916
Item 61. Raabe, Peter. Franz Liszt, erstes Buch: Liszts Leben, 1931
Item 62. Strauss, Richard. Briefwechsel mit Hugo von Hoffmannsthal, 1926
Item 63. Schrader, Bruno. Händel, [1894?]
Item 64. Schrader, Bruno. Mendelssohn, [1897?]
Item 65. Procházka, Rudolf Freiherr. Robert Franz, [1894?]
Item 66/1. Weingartner, Felix. Lebenserinnerungen. Vol. 1, 1928
Item 66/2. Weingartner, Felix. Lebenserinnerungen. Vol. 2, 1929
Item 67. Werfel, Franz. Verdi: Roman der Oper, 1925
Item 68. Wittmann, Maximilian Emil. Cherubini, n.d.
Item 69. Ziegler, Dr. Eugen von. Richard Strauss in seinen dramatischen Dichtungen: Guntram, Feursnot, Salome, 1907
Item 70. Ziegler, Dr. Theobald. Friedrich Nietzsche, 1900

Subseries 7. Catalogues

Item 71. D.H. Borchardt. Catalogue of a collection of books used by the late Henry Handel Richardson (Mrs J.G. Robertson) for her biography The young Cosima. Hobart: University of Tasmania Library, 1950
Item 72. D.H. Borchardt. Catalogue of a collection of books relating to Richard Wagner and his circle, used by Henry Handel Richardson as sources for The young Cosima (1939) and housed in the University of Tasmania Library. With a note on the annotations by Maureen Mann. Melbourne: Monash University English Department Bibliographical Checklists, No. 2, 1973