Guide to the Papers of A. B. Piddington
National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record
- Piddington, A.B.
- Papers of A. B. Piddington
- Date Range
- Collection Number
- MS 1095
- 0.18 metres (1 archives box)
- Language of Materials
- National Library of Australia
Scope and Contents
The papers include letters relating to the appointment of Piddington to the High Court in 1913 and his subsequent resignation. They also include correspondence and other material relating to the election campaign disclosures of 1922. There are also press cuttings concerning the above events.
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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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of A. B. Piddington, National Library of Australia, MS 1095, [box number and series and/or folder number]'.
A Sydney barrister, appointed Justice of the High Court on 14 February, 1913. He resigned on 25th March for private reasons. He was President of the Inter-State Commission 1913-1920. In 1922 he stood against W. M. Hughes in North Sydney as an independent. His resignation in 1913 and the reasons for it became an election issue.
Letters exchanged between W.M, Hughes, Dowell O'Reilly and Piddington before Piddington's appointment to the High Court February, 1913.
Telegrams or copies of telegrams exchanged while Piddington was returning from England by sea.
Letters of congratulation to Piddington, mostly from Sydney legal men.
Correspondence regarding Piddington's swearing-in, and the strong opposition from the Melbourne and Sydney Bars.
Official correspondence relating to Piddington's resignation.
The arrangement is chronological, Comprises items 1-103.
This correspondence relates to the election campaign in 1922 when Piddington, an independent, stood against Hughes.
Includes a telegram from Hughes to Piddington, two election pamphlets one an attack on Piddington, the other a reprint of a letter to the Sydney Morning Herald by O'Reilly and unsigned drafts of letters to the editor [S.M.H.?] by Piddington.
Item dated 1920 is a letter to Piddington from H, McConaghy regarding the Inter-State Commission. Comprises items 104-120.
The numbers referred to are item numbers. An asterisk (*) indicates authorship of a letter.
|Anderson, Robert [M?]||78*|
|Arnot, D. L||19*|
|Barraclough, F. E.||24*|
|Beckett, Edmund C.||62*|
|Bignold, H. B.||75*|
|Brown, W. Jethro||74*|
|Burton, [C?] W.||65*|
|Campbell, J. L.||60*|
|Downing, H. P.||30*|
|Elliott, C. A.||80*|
|Ferguson, David G.||23*|
|Fisher, Rt. Hon. Andrew||21*, 102|
|Frawley, John B.||61*|
|Garran, R. R.||56*, 63*, 86*|
|[Griffiths], Sir Samuel||69*|
|Holme, E. R.||85*|
|Horrols, John F.||26*|
|Hughes, W. M.||9*, 11, 18, 20, 28*, 37*, 41*, 48, 90*, 99, 100*, 106*|
|Hyman, A. W.||79*|
|James, Arthur H.||81*|
|[Johnson, W. A.?]||84*|
|Knibbs, G. H.||87*|
|Light, George Miller||44*|
|[Mawson?] Stephen, H.||25*|
|Montagu, Neville W.||83*|
|Oliver, T.||1*, 2*|
|O'Reilly, Dowell||4*, 7*, 8, 11*, 12*, 13, 14*, 47*, 71*, 88*, 92*, 97, 98*, 101*, 109*|
|Piddington, A.B.||1, 2, 4, 7, 12, 13*, 17, 18*, 19, 20*, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 48*, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69*, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 90, 92, 97*, 98, 99*, 100, 101, 102*, 103, 105, 106, 113*, 115*|
|Piddington, Mrs.||4, 14, 32, 47, 71, 91, 98|
|Pring, Hon. Robert D.||59*|
|Reuter's Telegram Co.||17*|
|Sloman, Harold N.||54*|
|Street, Hon. P.W.||58*|
|Sydney Morning Herald||109, 113|
|Todd, Frederick A.||31*|
|[Uther], Allan W?||72*|
|Vickery, E. Frank||49*|
|Wilson, George A||32*, 91*|