Guide to the Papers of Arch Grant

MS 9496

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of Arch Grant
Date Range
1917-1981
Collection Number
MS 9496
Extent
0.93 metres (3 boxes, 1 folio box, 1 folder)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The papers mostly relate to Grant's biography of Reverend Kingsley Foster (Skipper) Partridge, entitled Camel train & aeroplane: the story of Skipper Partridge. The bulk of the collection comprises photocopies of Partridge's journal 'Highlights of inland trip' which Grant used in writing the biography. Other papers include a card index, notes and typescripts of Camel train & aeroplane.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1756647).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Arch Grant, National Library of Australia, MS 9496, [series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

The papers were donated to the Library by the Rev. Arch Grant in 1994.

In 1994 the original of Partridge's journal was in the possession of his daughter, Mrs Grace Reid of Victor Harbour, S.A.

Further papers were added in 2010 and 2012.

Arrangement

Grant had kept the photocopies of Partridge's journal came to the Library in five volumes of arch lever files. The folios were originally housed in non-archival plastic bags. To comply with the Library's preservation guidelines, some of the papers were transferred into archival sleeves.

Australian Inland Mission (MS 5574)

John Flynn (MS 5639)

Allan Vickers (MS 6234)

George Simpson (MS 812)

Biographical note

Archibald Wesley Grant was born in New Zealand on 5 February 1911. He held various positions with the Australian Inland Mission in the Northern Territory and New South Wales. He was an A.I.F. chaplain, serving in the Northern Territory, New Guinea and Borneo, between 1941 and 1946. He was a Minister at the John Flynn Memorial Church in Alice Springs, 1956-60, and an executive member of the Australian Council of Churches, 1966-67. He is the author of four books: Camel train & aeroplane: the story of Skipper Partridge (1981), Palmerston to Darwin: 75 years' service on the frontier (1990), Australia's frontline matron, Edith McQuade White (1991) and Aliens in Arnhem Land (1995).

Kingsley Foster ('Skipper') Partridge, MBE was born in 1892 and died in 1976. He was an outback Presbyterian minister and a long-time friend and partner of Dr John Flynn, founder of the Australian Inland Mission.

Camel train & aeroplane : the story of Skipper Partridge/ Arch Grant. Rigby, 1981

Item Descriptions

Class MS 9496. Original Consignment Show allonly 1

File 1-2. Chapter 'A' - photocopies of the handwritten journal of the Rev. 'Skipper' Partridge, pages 1-120 plus 2 pages of notes - Box 1 (MS 9496) Show allonly 1

File 3. Chapter 'B'- photocopies of typed journal 'Highlights of inland trip', 1931, pages 1-48 - Box 1 (MS 9496) Show allonly 1

File 4. Chapter 'C' - photocopies of typed journal 'Highlights of inland trip', 1932, map, pages 1-35, photocopy of an article written by Partridge under the pen name Mac Clark in Walkabout'. - Box 1 (MS 9496) Show allonly 1

File 5. Chapter 'D' - photocopies of typed journal 'Highlights of inland trip', 1933. Map and pages 1-31 - Box 1 (MS 9496) Show allonly 1

File 6. Chapters 'E-G' - photocopies of typed journal 'Highlights of inland trip', 1934, 1935, 1936 - Box 1 (MS 9496) Show allonly 1

File 7. Chapters 'H-K' - photocopies of typed journal, 1937, 1938, 1939 plus some pages of handwritten notes - Box 1 (MS 9496) Show allonly 1

File 8. Photocopies of typed journal, 1940, 1941, 1942 plus 4 pages of handwritten notes - Box 1 (MS 9496) Show allonly 1

File 9. Photocopies of typed journal, 1943, 1944, 1945 - Box 1 (MS 9496) Show allonly 1

File 10. Photocopy of typed journal, 1946 pages 1-20 and 1947 pages 1-40 (p. 20 missing) - Box 2 (MS 9496) Show allonly 1

File 11. Typed photocopies and some handwritten original pages, 1948, 1949 and 1950 - Box 2 (MS 9496) Show allonly 1

File 12. Handwritten notes relating to Chapters 18, 20-22 of Grant's Camel trains & aeroplanes, notes on Kingsley and Gertrude Partridge, financial receipts 1979, Clark and Partridge Family trees, 1918 death certificate of Peter Partridge and photocopies of newspaper clippings, 1934-1963 - Box 2 (MS 9496) Show allonly 1

File 13. Draft of Arch Grant's book Camel train & aeroplane, Book II : 1930-1939, Book III : 1940-1976 - Box 2 (MS 9496) Show allonly 1

File 14. 3 packets of alphabetical index cards to the journal of Rev. Kingsley Partridge compiled by Arch Grant for his biography Camel train & aeroplane - Folio-Box 1 (MS 9496) Show allonly 1

File 15. Old marriage certificates from Darwin, 1946-48 - Folio-Box 1 (MS 9496) Show allonly 1