Guide to the Papers of William Moore


MS 7647

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Collection Summary

William Moore
Papers of William Moore
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 7647
0.28 metres (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
National Library of Australia


Conditions Governing Access

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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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of William Moore, National Library of Australia, MS 7647, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Item Descriptions

Class [unnumbered]. Original consignment

Series 1. Manuscripts of The story of Australian art, Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1934

"Introduction" (File 1) - Box 1
Chapter 2 "The Camps round Melbourne" (File 2) - Box 1
Chapter 3 "The Australian School of Landscape painters" (File 3) - Box 1
Chapter 4 "National life" (File 4) - Box 1
Chapter 5 "Societies" (File 5) - Box 1
Chapter 8 "Sydney in the eighties and nineties" (File 6) - Box 1
Chapter 9 "Artist abroad" (File 7) - Box 1
Chapter 10 "The boom" (File 8) - Box 1
Chapter 12 "Sculpture" (File 9) - Box 1
"Dictionary of Australian artists" (entry for Thomas Wainewright) (File 10) - Box 1

Series 2. Manuscripts and typescripts of the "Adventure among the arts: Australia and abroad"

Manuscript and typescript of "contents", "Prologue", "First appearance", "state fright", "The revolution", "A Commonwealth company", ["What a night"?] (File 11) - Box 2
Manuscript and typescript of "A city of Strangers", "A Stock Season", ["Hunger"?], "Stranded", "Going east", "A borden", "Producing a tragedy", "Our own company", "A bogus manager" (United States). (File 12) - Box 2
Manuscript and typescript of "Players and singers" and "Henry Kingsley" (London). (File 13) - Box 2
Manuscript of "National music" (Sydney). (File 14) - Box 2

Series 3. Other manuscripts and typescripts (including some correspondence)

Manuscript of "Black and white" (1 vol.) (File 15)
Typescript of "The spoken word" (1 vol.) (File 16)
Miscellaneous manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, photographs, as well as cuttings and programmes relating to Moore's career as an actor, 18951937 (1 vol.) (File 17)

Series 4. Correspondence

Correspondence, 1912-1926 (File 18)

Class [unnumbered]. Consignment received 23 March 1992

Handwritten drafts (File [unnumbered])

The life de Luxe (11 pp.); The bush (9 pp.); Here and there (8 pp.); Behind the scenes (3 pp.); The community playhouse (7 pp.); The renaissance (5 pp.); Authors (5 pp.); Local drama (5 pp.); The Drury lane (5 pp.); Research (7 pp.); New ventures (13 pp.)

Typescripts (File [unnumbered])

America (10 pp.); Hunger (3 pp.)