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This collection is a mixture of material created by Joseph Cook, and material gathered by Mrs Mary Wood, his granddaughter. It consists of a small number of notebooks, a commission as NSW Secretary for Mines and Agriculture, an illuminated address, the text of the Treaty of Versailles, a passport, photographs, newspaper cuttings, and miscellaneous printed and photocopied material relating to Cook. The first part of this material was donated to the Library in 1968 by Mrs Wood. Subsequent material, also originating from Mrs Wood, was purchased from a book dealer in 1995.
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1031001).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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], MS 2212, National Library of Australia, Papers of Sir Joseph Cook, [box number and series and/or file number]'.
In addition to the Cook Papers, the Library holds other manuscript collections (including copies on microfilm) which contain letters or other materials relating to Cook. This material is described in the guide 'Special collections relating to Sir Joseph Cook in the National Library of Australia', which is available online at http://www.nla.gov.au/ms/findaids/0762rm.html.
Envelope addressed to Miss C.M. Cook, c/o Bradford, England, from Sydney, 1936, containing photograph of London and message describing lodgings in London; Cabin-class passage ticket, Liverpool-Sydney, for Dame Mary Cook, 1938
19th century family (unidentified); Wedding photograph of Mary Cook, 1885.; Joseph and Mary Cook and three children: Mary Cook and a young boy: Cook selling the first war bonds certificate; Cook and Lady Cook (two copies: mounted and unmounted); Portrait of Cook (National Galleries of Scotland); Some statesmen of the Great War: painting by Sir James Guthrie (postcard); Cook and Lady Cook at the Opening of Parliament, London, ca 1924; Cook and another in uniform, London, ca 1920s; Launching of Australia's first Supermarine Napier aircraft by Dame Mary Cook, Southampton, 1926; Sir Joseph and Lady Cook (portraits from a magazine), 1920s
Our part: three great speeches on the war (delivered by C.G. Wade, Joseph Cook and E.D. Millen, 6 July 1915); Speech by Cook on the Treaty of Peace (bound Hansard extract), 17 Sept 1919; Federal referendums: the case for and against (referenda on aviation and marketing), 1936; Commonwealth Gazette notice of Cook's death, 1947, and photocopy with 7¢ stamp of Cook (issued in 1972) affixed; Order of service, State Funeral, Wesley Chapel, Sydney, 1 Aug 1947.
Alphabets (by Mary Cook née Turner, aged 16).
(Original held at Australian Archives (Series CP 268/3, Bundle 4).
Including: copy photographs of those in Folder 1; Canberra suburb of Cook; Sir Joseph's Cook's regalia; Mrs Mary Wood with Cook's regalia, Parramatta, ca 1985; photocopies of 19th-century photographs of Lithgow; photograph of 7¢ stamp of Cook.
Principally about the rediscovery of Cook's regalia at Parramatta in 1985.
With a photograph of a large house.