Guide to the Papers of Sir Alan Cobham


MS 800

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: May 1970

Collection Summary

Sir Alan J. Cobham
Papers of Sir Alan Cobham
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 800
0.06 metres (2 folders)
Language of Materials
National Library of Australia


Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record ( for the access conditions.

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Sir Alan Cobham, National Library of Australia, MS 800, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Item Descriptions

Correspondence re the acquisition of the log book of Sir Alan Cobham's flight, England - Australia and back, 1926, and others (File 1)

Letter 25/8/1926 from Alan Cobham to W.C. Walker, South Burrabogie, Hay, N.S.W., re carrying his letter to London by air; typescript, signed; with cover (Item 1-2)

Letter 5/10/1926 from [Sir] Samuel Hoare, Air Ministry, Gwydyr House, Whitehall London, to W.C. Walker acknowledging letter carried by Alan Cobham from Australia by Air, typescript, signed; with cover (Item 3-4)

Letter 18/2/1928 from Alan Cobham Aviation Ltd., to High Commissioner of Australia saying the Journey Log book has been sent under separate registered cover, typescript copy (Item 5)

Letter 18/2/1928 from Alan Cobham to Prime Minister of Australia in which he presents to the National Library the Journey log book of his flight on behalf of De Havelland Aircraft Co. Ltd. and himself. Mentions the death of his friend A.B. Elliott who was shot by an Arab near Basra. He includes flight history of his machine G.E.B.F.O., typescript, signed (Item 6)

Letter 3/1/1929 from Official Secretary, Australia House, V.C. Duffy, to Prime Minister, Canberra. Typescript dup (Item 7)

Letter 26/2/1929 from Prime Minister of Australia S.M. Bruce, to Sir Alan Cobham acknowledging the Log book, typescript copy (Item 8)

Letter 1/3/1929 from Asst. Secretary, Dept. of External Affairs, F. Strahan, to Commonwealth Librarian, typescript, signed (Item 9)

Letter 1/3/1929 from Commonwealth National Librarian, K. Binns, to Secretary, Prime Minister's Dept., typescript, signed (Item 10)

Letter, 1929, to High Commissioner's office, Australia House, typescript, signed with duplicate [not despatched see pencilled note] (Item 11-12)

Log book, 1926 (File 2)

Log book of Cobhams flight England - Australia, and back. 30/6/1926 - 1/10/1926, in aircraft G.E.B.F.O., D.H.50 seaplane (Item 13)