Guide to the Papers relating to Patrick White


MS 7712

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Collection Summary

Patrick White
Papers relating to Patrick White
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 7712
0.12 metres (various)
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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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], MS 7712, National Library of Australia, Papers relating to Patrick White, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Biographical Note

José Ruix de Arana y Bauer Duque de Baena, 16th Duke of Baena. A diplomat well-known in society and artistic circles in Paris and London in the 1920s and 1930s and a friend of Patrick White.

Item Descriptions

Photographs (File 1)

Patrick White as young man by Sara Doggart.

Patrick White taken in 1973 by Eva Mandel-Palovic.

Duke of Baena taken in 1948.

Letters from the Duke of Baena 24 January 1938-8 February 1947 (File 2)

26 letters from Patrick White 1936-40, 1946-47, 1973 and a card (undated) (File 3)

Two unpublished poems, St-Jean-de-Luz, 28 August 1937 (File 4)

First publication of "The twitching colonel" (File 5)

Newspaper clippings 1973 (File 6)

The year's poetry 1938 (File 7)