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The collection includes correspondence with artists and friends including Justin O'Brien, Michael Shannon, Jeffrey Smart, Bryan Westwood, Donald Friend, EspieDods, and Sir Lorimer Dods; a small amount of business correspondence relating to Art in Australia; diaries and notebooks; photographs; theatre and exhibition programs; and papers relating to Horton's involvement in the Galleria Expresso coffee bar, the Sydney Lord Mayor's Arts Advisory Panel, the XIIIthBienalInternacional de São Paulo, overseas travel and properties owned by Horton.
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn649413).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Mervyn Horton, National Library of Australia, MS 6919, [box number and series and/or file number]'.
The Horton Papers were received from the Estate of Mervyn Horton in 1983.
The records of Art and Australia are held at MS 4665. An interview with Horton by Hazel De Berg is held by the OralHistory Section at ORAL DeB 635.
Publications included Present day art in Australia (1969) and Australian painters of the 70's (1975).
Mervyn Emrys Rosser Horton (1917-1983) was educated at Newington College, Sydney and the University of Sydney
Personal and other correspondence including postcards and some carbon copies of out-letters. Some letters are addressed to Christopher Davis. Major correspondents are the artists Justin O'Brien, Michael Shannon, Jeffrey Smart and Bryan Westwood. Other correspondents include Donald Friend, the architect EspieDods, Christopher Davis, Liz Turnbull, Sir Lorimer Dods and Billy McCann.
Architectural plans, specifications for alterations, papers relating to house security, correspondence with architects, receipts and other papers relating to residential properties owned by Horton at Potts Point and Palm Beach, a commercial property at Double Bay, and Christopher Davis Antiques, Paddington (8 pieces + 1 folio package).