Guide to the Papers of Gavin Souter
National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record
- Gavin Souter
- Papers of Gavin Souter
- Date Range
- Collection Number
- MS 1209
- 0.36 metres (2 archive boxes)
- Language of Materials
- National Library of Australia
Scope and Contents
Papers contain correspondence for the years 1959 to 1963, research notes handwritten by Souter, typescripts, press cuttings, photographs and some publications relating with West New Guinea and the Netherlands.
Conditions Governing Access
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1253864) 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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Gavin Souter, National Library of Australia, MS 1209, [box number and series and/or file number]'.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were offered by Souter to the National Library in December 1964 and arrived to the Library in April 1965.
Graduated in Arts from Sydney University in 1948. Author of Sydney Observed, A peculiar people, the story of the utopian Australian settlement in Paraguay and The idle hill of summer. An Australian childhood: 1939-1945. A journalist in the Sydney Morning Herald, he is married and has two daughters.
This series contains letters for the period 1959 to 1963. Correspondents include Dr J.V. Bruijn, Dr Herbert Feith, Ian Grabowski, Roger Joyce, Michael J. Leahy, James L, Taylor, Professor J. van Baal, Dr Francis West, Mrs. M. Staniforth Smith, Ivan Champion, Mrs A.M. Gabriel, J.P. Sinclair, Mathew Stirling, Heinrich Wahlen and others.
The files contain manuscript and typescript biographical notes by Souter. There are also included some photographs and press cuttings.