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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Show allonly 1

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 Show allonly 1

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 Show allonly 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 Show allonly 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 Show allonly 1

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 Show allonly 1

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 Show allonly 1

File. Commercial correspondence (with publishers, broadcasters etc), 1971-2000 - Box 3 Show allonly 1

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 Show allonly 1

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 Show allonly 1

File. Chidley 1913/1914 - Prof Anderson's introduction (appears to be research notes, news clippings, photocopies of articles, transcriptions of letters) - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File. Typescripts of articles: 'On smoking', 'Booze artists', 1971 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File. CP's death notice and letters of sympathy, 1987 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File. Loose correspondence between Paddy Pearl and various publishers/literary agents, 1991-2003 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File. Australia since the camera : copies of press reviews, 1972 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File. Victorian patchwork : press clippings of reviews, 1972 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File. Reviews of Brilliant Dan Deniehy, 1972-1973 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File. Reviews of Beer, glorious beer + small amount of correspondence on the book, 1969 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File. The George Warnecke saga (includes correspondence on legal proceedings), 2002 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

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 Show allonly 1

File. Typescripts and illustrations - short stories contributed to TV Times (illustrated by Irma Pearl?), Early 1960s - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File. Misc. press photos, 1930s-1940s - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File. Photographs of Dick Hughes, Cyril Pearl and others, 1971-1981 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File. News clippings - reviews of Morrison of Peking, 1967-1968 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

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 Show allonly 1

File. Dublin in bloomtime - correspondence and press cuttings, 1969-1981 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File. Newspaper articles by CP, 1966 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File. Dunera - news clippings and correspondence, 1983-1987 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File. Subject files - various topics - including research notes, clippings, correspondence, 1960s-1980s - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File. Black and white photographs (including 2 in frames), 1949-1978 - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File. Misc. newspaper clippings about CP, 1970s-1980s - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File. Framed sketch signed 'Baird 49', 1949 - Box 8 Show allonly 1

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 Show allonly 1

File. Cassette tape - 'Cameron, James - the great newspaper man' - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File. Subject files - various topics eg. Woodforde, hangovers, food, recipes, alcohol - including research notes, clippings, correspondence - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File. Diaries, 19,741,977 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File. Colour photographic portraits of CP, 1970s - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File. Medal - 'Best and fairest anti-footballer' - presented to CP, 1972 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File. Letters from CP to Paddy Donohoe Copland, 1964 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File. Plastic comb-bound document on Campania House - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File. Loose bundle of news clippings, correspondence, photographs, 1960s-1980s - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File. China tour, 1965 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File. Loose bundle of papers of Paddy Pearl - old passport, letters, news clippings, invitations, 1979-2009 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File. Photographs of CP, PP, 1930s-1970s - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File. Loose papers including CP and PP's marriage certificate ; news clippings ; correspondence with Alistair Morrison, 1960s-1980s - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File. Boxes of slides - wedding, travel, 1960s - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File. Loose photographs - family, Campania house, travel, 1960s-2000 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File. Shoebox full of photographs and slides - overseas travel, 1966-1974 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File. Loose letters to PP ; colour photograph of Campania house, 1987-2005 - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File. Copies from ASIO files on Cyril Pearl held in National Archives ; correspondence with Archives on access applications, 1990-2005 - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File. Publicity on Campania House, 1990s - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File. Photographs - travel, George Gunning headstone, family, 1970s-1990s - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File. Research on George Gunning, 2000-2008 - Box 11 Show allonly 1

Class MS Acc10.137. Consignment received 2010 Show allonly 1

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 Show allonly 1

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 Show allonly 1

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).