Guide to the Papers of Cyril and Paddy Pearl, 1853-2009

MS 7973

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of Cyril and Paddy Pearl, 1853-2009
Date Range
1853-2009
Collection Number
MS 7973
Extent
5.0 metres (16 boxes + 1 fol. box + 1 fol. item + 1 fol. packet + 1 elephant folio + 1 folder + 1 packet)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

Comprises newscuttings, typescripts, research material, correspondence and other papers relating to Cyril Pearl's historical research, work as a journalist and other activities. The papers include some material relating to Pearl's time as a student at the University of Melbourne. The newscuttings include copies of articles written by Pearl for The Sunday telegraph, 1939-1947, and his 'On the margin' column in The Sydney morning herald, 1968-1971. There are subject files on the University of Melbourne, 1930s; inventions; flying; food; Dr L.L. Smith; Thomas Watling; jargon; Mafeking; Adelaide Ironside; Wood Jones; Hugh Robertson; housing; Richard and Anne Hughes; Ireland and the Mole tank invented by Lancelot de Mole. The collection also comprises a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings of articles written by Pearl for The Star newspaper, 1933-1935, and edited copies of articles.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn368058).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Cyril and Paddy Pearl, National Library of Australia, MS Acc09.202, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Item Descriptions

Class MS 7973. Original Consignment

MS 7973 comprises newscuttings, typescripts, research material, correspondence and other papers relating to Cyril Pearl's historical research, work as a journalist and other activities. The papers include some material relating to Pearl's time as a student at the University of Melbourne. The newscuttings include copies of articles written by Pearl for The Sunday telegraph, 1939-1947, and his "On the margin" column in The Sydney morning herald, 1968-1971. There are subject files on the University of Melbourne, 1930s; inventions; flying; food; Dr L.L. Smith; Thomas Watling; jargon; Mafeking; Adelaide Ironside; Wood Jones; Hugh Robertson; housing; Richard and Anne Hughes; Ireland and the Mole tank invented by Lancelot de Mole. The collection also comprises a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings of articles written by Pearl for The Star newspaper, 1933-1935, and edited copies of articles (3 boxes, 1 fol. item).

Class MS Acc09.202. Consignment received 2009

File. Draft MSS - various books and articles (including Dunera, Strutt, Gavan Duffy, Paddington, Lennie Lowers, Hardy Wilson, Bawdy Burns, Felix the Cat), 1960s-1980s - Box 1

File. Travel - documents, letters, receipts, itineraries, passports etc ; significant autograph letters (including Norman Lindsay, Russell Drysdale, Ainsley Gotto, Rolf Harris, William McMahon, Harold Holt, Hugh S. Robertson, George Ernest Morrison, Gough Whitlam, Maie Casey, Arthur Upfield, Robert Menzies), 1891-1977 - Box 1

File. General correspondence - correspondents include Alister Kershaw, Kenneth Slessor, Judith Wright, Tom Keneally, Peter Hastings, Russel Ward, John Chow, Leon Silberstein, and others; also file with article on Dick Hughes, 1953-1992 - Box 2

File. Publications including Stream (n.d.), Murray's Australian Circular (1853), Magnet, The Australian Journal of William Strutt (1958), Melbourne University Magazine (1932), The Juggernaut Quarterly no. 1, Shopsoiled (1932), Focus (1979) and others, 1853-1979 - Box 2

File. Typescript 'My friend Arthur Lynch' by Padraic Colum ; bound typescript 'Treason in the family' by Cyril Pearl ; loose letters relating to both, 1967-1986 - Box 3

File. Commercial correspondence (with publishers, broadcasters etc), 1971-2000 - Box 3

File. Morrison of Peking ; Frances James ; Burchett : includes photographs, wax seals cut from envelopes, clippings of book reviews, correspondence re. the books, notebooks, early draft copy of Morrison of Peking, 1967-1991 - Box 3

File. Cyril Pearl - biographical material, interview transcript : includes family photographs, obituaries, transcript of 1985 interview of Pearl by Adrian Deamer, design for gravestone inscription, 1985-1995 - Box 4

File. Chidley 1913/1914 - Prof Anderson's introduction (appears to be research notes, news clippings, photocopies of articles, transcriptions of letters) - Box 4

File. Typescripts of articles: 'On smoking', 'Booze artists', 1971 - Box 4

File. CP's death notice and letters of sympathy, 1987 - Box 4

File. Loose correspondence between Paddy Pearl and various publishers/literary agents, 1991-2003 - Box 4

File. Australia since the camera : copies of press reviews, 1972 - Box 4

File. Victorian patchwork : press clippings of reviews, 1972 - Box 5

File. Reviews of Brilliant Dan Deniehy, 1972-1973 - Box 5

File. Reviews of Beer, glorious beer + small amount of correspondence on the book, 1969 - Box 5

File. The George Warnecke saga (includes correspondence on legal proceedings), 2002 - Box 5

File. Articles by Irma Pearl published in National, Broadcaster, TV Times ; two handmade menu cards titled 'Four just men dine' dated 28.5.38, 1938-1962 - Box 5

File. Typescripts and illustrations - short stories contributed to TV Times (illustrated by Irma Pearl?), Early 1960s - Box 5

File. Misc. press photos, 1930s-1940s - Box 6

File. Photographs of Dick Hughes, Cyril Pearl and others, 1971-1981 - Box 6

File. News clippings - reviews of Morrison of Peking, 1967-1968 - Box 6

File. News clippings - reviews of So, you want to be an Australian, Orion Horne, So, you want to buy a house, Our yesterdays, cutting from Farrago, 1930s-1960 - Box 6

File. Dublin in bloomtime - correspondence and press cuttings, 1969-1981 - Box 6

File. Newspaper articles by CP, 1966 - Box 6

File. Dunera - news clippings and correspondence, 1983-1987 - Box 6

File. Subject files - various topics - including research notes, clippings, correspondence, 1960s-1980s - Box 7

File. Black and white photographs (including 2 in frames), 1949-1978 - Box 8

File. Misc. newspaper clippings about CP, 1970s-1980s - Box 8

File. Framed sketch signed 'Baird 49', 1949 - Box 8

File. Loose papers including typescript 'France 1780-90', biographical material and correspondence on E.G. Theodore, photocopies of artworks by Aby Altson (CP's uncle), 1960s? - Box 8

File. Cassette tape - 'Cameron, James - the great newspaper man' - Box 8

File. Subject files - various topics eg. Woodforde, hangovers, food, recipes, alcohol - including research notes, clippings, correspondence - Box 8

File. Diaries, 19,741,977 - Box 9

File. Colour photographic portraits of CP, 1970s - Box 9

File. Medal - 'Best and fairest anti-footballer' - presented to CP, 1972 - Box 9

File. Letters from CP to Paddy Donohoe Copland, 1964 - Box 9

File. Plastic comb-bound document on Campania House - Box 9

File. Loose bundle of news clippings, correspondence, photographs, 1960s-1980s - Box 9

File. China tour, 1965 - Box 9

File. Loose bundle of papers of Paddy Pearl - old passport, letters, news clippings, invitations, 1979-2009 - Box 9

File. Photographs of CP, PP, 1930s-1970s - Box 9

File. Loose papers including CP and PP's marriage certificate ; news clippings ; correspondence with Alistair Morrison, 1960s-1980s - Box 9

File. Boxes of slides - wedding, travel, 1960s - Box 10

File. Loose photographs - family, Campania house, travel, 1960s-2000 - Box 10

File. Shoebox full of photographs and slides - overseas travel, 1966-1974 - Box 10

File. Loose letters to PP ; colour photograph of Campania house, 1987-2005 - Box 11

File. Copies from ASIO files on Cyril Pearl held in National Archives ; correspondence with Archives on access applications, 1990-2005 - Box 11

File. Publicity on Campania House, 1990s - Box 11

File. Photographs - travel, George Gunning headstone, family, 1970s-1990s - Box 11

File. Research on George Gunning, 2000-2008 - Box 11

Class MS Acc10.137. Consignment received 2010

The Acc10.137 instalment comprises published material and photocopies of newspaper articles relating to the Dunera boys (2 boxes, 1 fol. box).

Class MS Acc11.145. Consignment received October 2011

The Acc11.145 instalment comprises one painting depicting a portrait of Cyril Pearl by Fred Leist. Also, draft typescripts and photocopies of drafts of "Ellis diary 1875-1890" (Item 1/Part 1); research papers including photographs of Colonel Arthur Lynch; estrays and a personalised block for printing Cyril Pearl's business cards (1 fol. packet, 1 elephant folio).

Class MS Acc11.164. Consignment received November 2011

The Acc11.164 instalment comprises mockups of two books written by Pearl, "The girl with the swansdown seat" (1956) and "ANZAC newsreel: a picture history of Gallipoli" (1963) (1 folder, 1 packet).