Guide to the Papers of Eirene Mort

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MS Acc03.127, MS Acc06.017, MS Acc18.059

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Collection Summary

Creator
Mort, Eirene
Title
Papers of Eirene Mort
Date Range
1856 - 1993
Collection Number
MS Acc03.127, MS Acc06.017, MS Acc18.059
Extent
5.92 metres (14 archives boxes + 13 map folios + 2 ms cartons + 1 ms box + 1 medium folio box)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
Special Collections (Manuscripts)

Introduction

Content Description

MS Acc03.127 comprises various items relating to artist Eirene Mort (1 box).

The MS Acc06.017 instalment includes manuscripts written by Mort on Mort family history (3 v.); albums of drawings and verse, 1870-1875; loose letters, cuttings and photographs; an album of exhibition catalogues and cuttings; correspondence, 1904-1980 (4 binders); and, a manuscript on French coinage, 1856 (1 box, 2 cartons).

The MS Acc18.059 instalment comprises sketches, correspondence, bookplates, art works, research notes, photographs, early family papers and prints used in the Canberra Museum and Gallery exhibition "Eirene Mort, a livelihood" September 2017- February 2018.

Conditions Governing Access

Access conditions may apply to this collection, please refer to the collection's catalogue record for further information (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn7788470).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 '[Item description], Papers of Eirene Mort, National Library of Australia, [class/series/file/item number(s)]'.

Collection Retrieval Advice

Please note: each consignment in this collection has a separate box number sequence (i.e. there are multiple Box 1's). Please cite the relevant Class number as well as the Box number when requesting retrieval of material from the collection.

Item Descriptions

Class MS Acc03.127. Original consignment received 2003 - Box 1 (MS Acc03.127)

Comprises various items relating to artist Eirene Mort (1 box).

Class MS Acc06.017. Consignment received 2006, 1856 - 1980 - Carton 1-2 (MS Acc06.017), Box 3 (MS Acc06.017)

Includes manuscripts written by Mort on Mort family history (3 v.); albums of drawings and verse, 1870-1875; loose letters, cuttings and photographs; an album of exhibition catalogues and cuttings; correspondence, 1904-1980 (4 binders); and, a manuscript on French coinage, 1856 (1 box, 2 cartons).

Class MS Acc18.059. Consignment received 2018, 1896 - 1993

Comprises sketches, correspondence, bookplates, art works, research notes, photographs, early family papers and prints used in the Canberra Museum and Gallery exhibition "Eirene Mort, a livelihood" September 2017- February 2018 (27 boxes/folios).

20 small sketch books; 1 framed photograph of Eirene Mort, 1896-1926 (File) - Box 1(MS Acc18.059)

Sketches mainly in pencil and ink; subjects animals, architecture, flowers, bookplates

13 sketch books; small painting of dog on board; two watercolours - birds and bulldog; ephemera (File) - Box 2(MS Acc18.059)

Enrolment card of N Weston for School of Art Wood Carving 1913; leather folder of photos

Bookplate blocks; photographs; sketches and small paintings; address book; ephemera (File) - Box 3(MS Acc18.059)

Housed in a wooden chocolate box are six bookplate blocks featuring Shakespearean titles; one metal print block of a flock of sheep; Photographs mainly of horses, and great grandparents Admiral and Mrs Sir Edmund Fremantle; sketches from Belgium; 1926 bank book

Copies of 'Country Cousins'; bookplates on card; original illustrations for children's books; sketch book; awards from design exhibitions 1912; postcards (File) - Box 4(MS Acc18.059)

Two copies of Country Cousins, one unbound; original bookplates ink on card; annotated postcards from Germany and Holland July 1914

Bookplates of Eirene Mort and others (many Dutch); published book and booklet; Christmas card address book; etchings; ephemera; scrapbook and correspondence; photographs, 1890s-1940s (File) - Box 5(MS Acc18.059)

Book -the Story of Architecture (1942) by Eirene Mort; Booklet - The Old Roads (1931); 4 etchings - horse, magpies and swans; extract from Burke's Colonial Gentry-Laidley of Hillside; Bookplates, woodcut and etchings of Ella Dwyer, Lionel Lindsay, George Perrottet and others; a large number of sepia photographs, almost entirely without annotation

Sketchbooks; Visitors book to Australian Applied Art Exhibition 1906; bookplates and sketches; bookplate collection; correspondence; ephemera, 1900-1930s (File) - Box 6(MS Acc18.059)

1925 passport of Eirene Mort; order book; Checklist of the bookplates of Eirene Mort

Bookplates of Eirene Mort and others; sketches; book and pamphlets on coins; correspondence; ephemera, 1904-1977 (File) - Box 7(MS Acc18.059)

Poems by Rosemary Dobson; A Catalogue of the Etchings of Sydney Ure Smith; correspondence with Verity Hewitt Fitzhardinge; gallery catalogues containing Eirene Mort's work; copy of Selwyn Mort's book 'Coins of the Hapsburg Empires'

Sketchbooks of anatomical drawings; Correspondence; A Rose of Regret by Hebble Thwaite; Tracks III; Art in Australia (volumes 3 and 8), 1873-1985 (File) - Box 8(MS Acc18.059)

Women's Weekly 1992 Eirene Mort needlework pattern; A survey of Australian Relief Prints 1900-1950; correspondence with the University of Queensland; letters of admiration; letters from AG Stephens; letters from Frensham and SCEGGS with offers of work

Album of photographs; Wildflowers if NSW painting book illustrated by Eirene Mort; ephemera; postcards and photographs, 1880s-1980 (File) - Box 9(MS Acc18.059)

Exam papers 1964; Honours thesis on Eirene Mort by Penelope Starr; cards and artwork of Dorothy Hutton; architectural ink drawings;

Correspondence; sketchbook; botanical plates; postcards; ephemera, 1903-1993 (File) - Box 10(MS Acc18.059)

Correspondence to Eirene Mort and her niece Margaret Mort; Royal Drawing Society lesson cards

Expanding letter file filled with etchings; box of personal correspondence; notebook; accounts ledger; two photographs of Eirene Mort at work/in bookbinders (File) - Box 11(MS Acc18.059)

Tracks IV Sydney to Goulburn; sketchbooks; cardboard horse mannequin (File) - Folio-Box 12(MS Acc18.059)

Illustrated London News 1926

Correspondence; manuscript and tracings for 'The Story or Architecture'; NSW Dept of Education Architecture text 1922, 1960s-1970s (File) - Box 13(MS Acc18.059)

Architectural notes and clippings

Business and personal correspondence; clippings; ephemera; 'Old Canberra' sketchbook by Eirene Mort; floral bookplate postcards, 1920s-1974 (File) - Box 14(MS Acc18.059)

Pencil portrait of boy, unsigned, in envelope marked 'Is this a George Lambert?'; tax and investment papers

Etching - Sydney Harbour from Vaucluse, 1923 (File) - Folio 15(MS Acc18.059)

Pencil drawing - Exhibition of Women's Work (File) - Folio 16(MS Acc18.059)

Mort was a member of the Society of Women Painters which formed in 1910. Its three main objectives were to hold an annual exhibition, to network women artists, and to provide and maintain a studio/clubroom for its members

Etching - Camden from Camden Park, nd (File) - Folio 17(MS Acc18.059)

Etching - Pont de Sucre, Bruges (File) - Folio 18(MS Acc18.059)

Etching - Horsley II, nd (File) - Folio 19(MS Acc18.059)

Black and white print - Sea breeze, 1930s (File) - Folio 20(MS Acc18.059)

Postcard photograph - subject: the five small children of Eirene Mort's brother Selwyn Robert Mort, 1915 (File) - Folio 21(MS Acc18.059)

Left to right Charles Henry (b 1912), Eva Margaret (1909-1973), George Wallace (1917-2000), Richard Selwyn (1906-2002) and Doris Eirene (1914-1990)

Coloured print - Submarine, nd (File) - Folio 22(MS Acc18.059)

Etching - Untitled work of cottage, man and barrow, nd (File) - Folio 23(MS Acc18.059)

Printed cover of The Sydney Mail Women's Exhibition Number, September 11, 1907, 1907 (File) - Folio 24(MS Acc18.059)

Lithograph - Coloured First Class Diploma; First Australian Exhibition of Women's Work, 1907 (File) - Folio 25(MS Acc18.059)

First Australian exhibition of Women's Work awarded a first class diploma to Eirene Mort for her bookplate design

Pencil on tracing film - The Society of Arts and Crafts of NSW, nd (File) - Folio 26(MS Acc18.059)

Etching - Vaucluse House, nd (File) - Folio 27(MS Acc18.059)


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