Guide to the Papers of Kylie Tennant
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This series comprises correspondence of Tennant and her husband, L.C. Rodd. Many files contain both business and private correspondence, including outgoing business letters of Tennant and Rodd. Much of the business correspondence was produced or received by Tennant during her period as Macmillan Ltd's Australian Literary Adviser in the 1960s, including many reports on submitted manuscripts and letters to writers. Literary drafts (mainly excerpts), notes, press cuttings, correspondence between Rodd and Tennant, and letters from Tennant's publishers, literary colleagues Kay Brown and Elizabeth Harrower, long-term friend and Maitland City Librarian, Mavis Cribb, appear throughout the series. Generally names of other correspondents are highlighted in the file descriptions only where there is more than one letter...
This series consists of photographs of Tennant, on her own and in company with others, and family photographs. The majority are uncaptioned. Some of the photographs were reproduced in Tennant's autobiography, The missing heir (1986), and a biography by Jane Grant, Kylie Tennant: a life (2006).