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Collection Summary

Creator
Robert F. Brissenden
Title
Papers of Robert F. Brissenden
Date Range
ca. 1942-ca. 1993
Collection Number
MS 8162 et al
Extent
9.95 metres (45 boxes, 11 cartons)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The collection includes manuscripts (drafts of poems, short stories and reviews), correspondence (personal, literary, business and copies of many of his own letters), and papers relating to the Australia Council and the David Nichol Smith Memorial Seminars.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn45761).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Robert F. Brissenden, National Library of Australia, [class number, box number and series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

The papers were purchased from Bob Brissenden in September 1990. Another consignment of papers, found in the English Department of the Australian National University, was acquired in August 1997.

Finding Aid Source(s)

Please note: This finding aid may comprise or contain descriptive information provided by donors, researchers and/or volunteers.

Collection Retrieval Advice

Please note: each consignment in this collection has a separate box number sequence (i.e. there may be multiple Box 1s). Please cite the relevant Class number as well as the Box number when requesting retrieval of material from the collection.

Biographical Note

Robert Francis Brissenden was born in Wentworthville, Sydney in 1928 and was educated at the Universities of Sydney and Leeds. He held teaching and research positions at several Australian and overseas universities, including the Australian National University where he was a lecturer and then a reader in the English Department (1957-85).

He was a member of the Literature Board of the Australia Council (1977-81) and its chairman (1978-81). He was also an associate editor of Meanjin (1959-64) and literary editor of the Australian (1964-65).

Brissenden edited the anthologies Southern harvest (1964) and Australian poetry (1972). His published works include Winter matins and other poems (1971), Elegies: nine poems (1974), The whale in darkness (poems) (1980) and Sacred sites (1990). In his retirement he wrote crime fiction: Poor boy (1987) and Wildcat (1991).

He was also the convener and chairman of the Executive Committee of the David Nichol Smith Memorial Seminars (1964-77).

Brissenden died in Canberra in 1991.

See: Who's who in Australia 1980, p.135; The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature, p. 113-114.

Item Descriptions

Class MS 8162. Original consignment

Comprises drafts, correspondence, papers relating to the Australia Council and the David Nichol Smith Seminars and miscellaneous material. The drafts are of Brissenden's poems, short stories and reviews. The correspondence relates to personal, literary, business and official matters and includes copies of many of his letters. Correspondents include Bruce Beaver, Vincent Buckley, David Campbell, Laurie Clancy, Robert D. FitzGerald, Rodney Hall, A.D. Hope, Barry Humphries, Mark O'Connor, Judith Rodriguez, Tom Shapcott, Christina Stead, Harold Stewart, Alison Summers, Andrew Taylor, Ric Throssell and Patrick White.

Contained in 35 boxes.

Series 1. Manuscripts, 1945-75

This series contains manuscripts, typescripts, some correspondence, cuttings and photocopies of poems and short stories by Brissenden. The poems include Winter matins, Elegies: nine poems, 'Juvenilia': poems of early childhood, 'Treasure trove', 'The catapult', 'Convivia and trivia' (including A.N.U. Staff Centre drinking verses), 'Acton prehistory' and 'Come on let's get together' (poems for the 1975 Election including the music score).

Handwritten drafts of poems (File 1-9) - Box 1
Manuscripts of poems (File 10) - Box 2
Poems in progress: typescripts, manuscripts, cuttings and photocopies (File 11) - Box 2
Winter matins: cuttings and correspondence, 1970-71 (File 12) - Box 2
'Acton prehistory': an A.N.U. satirical verse (File 13) - Box 2
Manuscripts, typescripts ('Treasure trove' and 'The catapult'), correspondence, 1962 (File 14) - Box 2
Manuscripts and correspondence of poems of early childhood, 'Juvenilia', 1945-46 (File 15) - Box 2
'Juvenilia': poems from early childhood, 1946 (File 16) - Box 2
'Convivia and trivia': typescripts, including some A.N.U. Staff Centre drinking verses (File 17) - Box 2
'Come on let's get together' handwritten draft of words and music (Dec. 1975 Election) (File 18) - Box 3
Elegies: nine poems: proofs, notes, correspondence, 1974 (File 19) - Box 3
Miscellaneous typescripts (File 20) - Box 3

Series 2. Manuscripts of reviews, 1954-76

For many years Brissenden was a reviewer and critic for various publications including the Australian and Southern review. He was also a reviewer for various ABC radio and television programs such as 'Today's books'.

This series contains manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, photocopies and cuttings relating to reviews by Brissenden.

Typescripts of articles by Brissenden, 1954 and 1980 (File 1) - Box 3
Typescripts of reviews by Brissenden of ABC programme 'Today's books', 1955-63 (File 2) - Box 3
Manuscripts and typescripts (File 3) - Box 3
Typescripts, photocopies, correspondence, 1957-59 (File 4) - Box 3
Typescripts and cuttings, 1974-76 (File 5) - Box 3
Typescripts and manuscripts of reviews, including The wounded hero: James McAuley's collected poems (File 6) - Box 4
Typescripts, manuscripts, cuttings, photocopies, correspondence relating to reviews by Brissenden, 1976 (File 7) - Box 4
Typescripts and cuttings, 1966-68 (File 8) - Box 4

Series 3. David Nichol Smith Memorial Seminars, 1964-83

The seminars in Eighteenth Century Studies, first held in 1964, were give in honour of David Nichol Smith and were sponsored by the A.N.U. and the National Library. The first Memorial Seminar marked the arrival in Australia of Nichol Smith's valuable collection of eighteenth century works now housed in the National Library. Later Seminars were held in 1970, 1973 and 1976. Brissenden was the Convener and Chairman of the Executive Committee from 1964 to 1977.

This series includes correspondence and minutes relating to the seminars. The correspondence was written in Brissenden's capacities as Convenor of the David Nichol Smith Memorial Seminars and as President of the Australasian and Pacific Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (APSECS). The correspondents include academics from Australia and overseas invited to deliver papers at the Memorial Seminars and visiting specialists who attended the Seminars. The letters cover arrangements for the Seminars and matters that arose with the publication of the Seminar lectures in conference proceedings edited by Brissenden. Other correspondents include various embassies in Canberra, literary societies, various libraries including the National Library, and ANU Press. The files include copies of Brissenden's letters.

Minutes:Minutes, 1964-66 (File 1) - Box 4
Minutes:Minutes of DNS Memorial Seminar II, 1967-70 (File 2) - Box 4
Minutes:DNS Steering Committee: Minutes of DNS Memorial Seminar II, 1969-70 (File 3) - Box 4
Minutes:Correspondence and minutes of DNS Memorial Seminar II, 1967-70 (File 4) - Box 4
Minutes:APSECS minutes (File 5) - Box 5
Correspondence: Correspondence with overseas scholars, 1964-66 (File 6) - Box 5
Correspondence: General correspondence, 1964-65 (File 7) - Box 5
Correspondence: Correspondence, 1965 (File 8) - Box 5
Correspondence: DNS II: miscellaneous and correspondence, 1969-70 (File 9) - Box 5
Correspondence: Munir Ahmed (File 10) - Box 5
Correspondence: Marcia Allentuck (File 11) - Box 5
Correspondence: American Embassy, Canberra, Anglo-American Associates (File 12) - Box 6
Correspondence: E. Arnold (Publishers) Ltd., Augustan Reprint Society (File 13) - Box 6
Correspondence: M.N. Austin (File 14) - Box 6
Correspondence: ANU Press (File 15) - Box 6
Correspondence: Dene Barnett (File 16) - Box 6
Correspondence: H.C. Barraclough, M.C. Battestin, W. Beattie (File 17) - Box 6
Correspondence: YvonBelaval (File 18) - Box 6
Correspondence: Belgian-Dutch Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Belgian Embassy, Canberra (File 19) - Box 7
Correspondence: A.S. Bell, Theodore Besterman, Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (File 20) - Box 7
Correspondence: L. Bodi, P.G. Boucé (File 21) - Box 7
Correspondence: British Council, Sydney (File 22) - Box 7
Correspondence: British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (File 23) - Box 7
Correspondence: Barry S. Brook (File 24) - Box 7
Correspondence: G. Bullough, Joseph T. Burke, C.A. Burmester, J.F. Burrows, D. Butt (File 25) - Box 7
Correspondence: William J. Cameron, Tom Campbell, Leon Cantrell (File 26) - Box 7
Correspondence: M.J. Cardy, John Carroll, Arthur Cash (File 27) - Box 8
Correspondence: John Cashmere, Clark Memorial Library, Los Angeles (File 28) - Box 8
Correspondence: James L. Clifford (File 29) - Box 8
Correspondence: Richard N. Coe, Ralph Cohen (File 30) - Box 8
Correspondence: J.A. Colmer, Roger Covell (File 31) - Box 8
Correspondence: Lester G. Crocker, Alastair Crombie (File 32) - Box 8
Correspondence: David Nichol Smith Memorial Seminars, 1966 and 1973 (File 33) - Box 8
Correspondence: Donald Davie, Geoffrey Day (File 34) - Box 9
Correspondence: Vinton A. Dearing, Richard Divall, Colin Duckworth (File 35) - Box 9
Correspondence: J.C. Eade, Peter Elkin, McD. Emslie (File 36) - Box 9
Correspondence: Bernhard Fabian (File 37) - Box 9
Correspondence: Andrew Field, John Flaus, J.D. Fleeman (File 38) - Box 9
Correspondence: Henri Fluchère, Franklin L. Ford (File 39) - Box 9
Correspondence: Foundations (File 40) - Box 9
Correspondence: M.J. Freyne, Arthur Friedman, Alan Frost (File 41) - Box 9
Correspondence: A. Gaudron, Aubrey Gibson, Robert Ginsberg, Jean F. Goetinck (File 42) - Box 10
Correspondence: S.L. Goldberg, Yasmine Gooneratne, Government House, Canberra (File 43) - Box 10
Correspondence: S.A. Grave, Donald F. Greene (File 44) - Box 10
Correspondence: John Hainsworth, Robert Halsband, John Hardy (File 45) - Box 10
Correspondence: Jocelyn Harris (File 46) - Box 10
Correspondence: John Hay, Ursula Hoff (File 47) - Box 10
Correspondence: William Holtz, Robert Hopkins, Colin Horne (File 48) - Box 10
Correspondence: Humanities Research Centre, A.N.U., Mary Hyde (File 49) - Box 11
Correspondence: George Irwin, Grahame C. Jones (File 50) - Box 11
Correspondence: Anthony Kearney, Colm Kiernan (File 51) - Box 11
Correspondence: James King, Wallace Kirsop (File 52) - Box 11
Correspondence: Paul J. Korshin (File 53) - Box 11
Correspondence: A.M. Laborde, J.A. La Nauze (File 54) - Box 11
Correspondence: Louis Landa (File 55) - Box 11
Correspondence: James J. Legasse, Wilmarth S. Lewis, StenLindroth (File 56) - Box 12
Correspondence: Agostino Lombardo, Harold H. Love (File 57) - Box 12
Correspondence: James P. McAuley, N. Floyd McGowin (File 58) - Box 12
Correspondence: D.F. McKenzie, T. McLoughlin, John McManners (File 59) - Box 12
Correspondence: Angus Martin, Henry Knight Miller (File 60) - Box 12
Correspondence: Earl Miner (File 61) - Box 12
Correspondence: Edmund S. Morgan, L.J. Morrissey (File 62) - Box 12
Correspondence: National Library of Australia, National Library of Scotland (File 63) - Box 13
Correspondence: R.S. Neale, Tim Nelson (File 64) - Box 13
Correspondence: P. O'Flaherty, G.C. Oldham, James M. Osborn (File 65) - Box 13
Correspondence: Ivan Page, John Passmore, Ronald Paulson (File 66) - Box 13
Correspondence: W.H. Pearson (File 67) - Box 13
Correspondence: Anne L. Phipps (nee Nichol Smith), Arthur Pollard, Portuguese Embassy, Martin Price (File 68) - Box 13
Correspondence with Graham Pont regarding 'DNS 1980', 1970-79 (File 69) - Box 13
Correspondence: Thomas I. Rae, Regrets (File 70) - Box 14
Correspondence: Geoffrey W. Rice, Christopher B. Ricks, Charles Rihs, Philip Roberts (File 71) - Box 14
Correspondence: Roger Robinson, Russian Embassy, John Ryan (File 72) - Box 14
Correspondence with G.S. Rousseau regarding DNS III, 1969-83 (File 73) - Box 14
Correspondence: W.A.G. Scott, Jyoti P. Sen (File 74) - Box 14
Correspondence: Robert Shackleton (File 75) - Box 14
Correspondence: NatsuoShumuta, Christoph Siegrist (File 76) - Box 14
Correspondence: Sarup Singh (File 77) - Box 15
Correspondence: John Small, Bernard Smith, Henry L. Snyder (File 78) - Box 15
Correspondence: Société francaise d'étude du XVIIIe siècle (File 79) - Box 15
Correspondence: Brian Southam, Spanish Embassy, Canberra, Martin Stern, Gardner D. Stout (File 80) - Box 15
Correspondence: Swedish Embassy, Canberra, J.H. Tisch, William B. Todd, Clarence Tracy (File 81) - Box 15
Correspondence: Otto Van der Sprenkel, Francois Van Laere (File 82) - Box 15
Correspondence: Devendra P. Varma (File 83) - Box 16
Correspondence: Satinder Verma, Vice-Chancellor, A.N.U (File 84) - Box 16
Correspondence: Craig Walton, Ian P. Watt, Arthur J. Weitzman (File 85) - Box 16
Correspondence: Michael Wilding, Roy M. Wiles (File 86) - Box 16
Correspondence: Peter Willis, Robert Wokler (File 87) - Box 16
Correspondence: Roy S. Wolper, David Woolley (File 88) - Box 16
Correspondence: A.J. Youngson (File 89) - Box 16
Publications: APSECS 18th century news, No. 13 (Mar. 1981) - no. 16 (July 1982); Newsletter / APSECS, No. 1 (Dec. 1971), no. 4 (June 1973), no. 9 (Feb. 1978) (File 90) - Box 17
Publications: Eighteenth-century studies, 1969 (File 91) - Box 17
Publications: 'A prologue', n.d (File 92) - Box 17
Publications: The Scriblerian, 1969 (File 93) - Box 17
Publications: Studies in the eighteenth century (1968), 1965-70 (File 94) - Box 17
Publications: Studies in the eighteenth century, II (1973), 1971-75 (File 95) - Box 17
Publications: Studies in the eighteenth century (1968), Studies in the eighteenth century, III (1976) (File 96) - Box 17

Series 4. Personal and literary correspondence, 1960-89

This series contains letters received by Brissenden from other writers and academics as well as copies of most of his own letters.

Bruce Beaver, 1976-87 (File 1) - Box 18
Les Blakebrough, 1969-89 (File 2) - Box 18
Russell Braddon, 1978-79 (File 3) - Box 18
Vincent Buckley, 1960-88 (File 4) - Box 18
Marilyn Butler, 1977 (File 5) - Box 18
David Campbell, 1968-79 (File 6) - Box 18
David Camroux (France), 1983-84 (File 7) - Box 18
Laurie Clancy, 1967-78 (File 8) - Box 19
John Couper, 1973-80 (File 9) - Box 19
Blanche d'Alpuget, 1987 (File 10) - Box 19
Beatrice Davis, 1984 (File 11) - Box 19
Bruce Dawe, 1972 (File 12) - Box 19
John Docker, 1975-81 (File 13) - Box 19
Robert D. FitzGerald, 1980-84 (File 14) - Box 19
Greg Gatenby, 1978 (File 15) - Box 20
Sara Gatto, 1978 (File 16) - Box 20
Rodney Hall, 1967-79 (File 17) - Box 20
Bernard Hickey, 1978-87 (File 18) - Box 20
A.D. Hope, 1956-83 (File 19) - Box 20
Dick Hughes, 1987 (File 20) - Box 20
Barry Humphries, 1964-85 (File 21) - Box 20
Sir Leonard Huxley, 1964 (File 22) - Box 21
Ivor Indyk, 1978 (File 23) - Box 21
A.N. Jeffares, 1978-79 (File 24) - Box 21
E.L. Jones, 1962-88 (File 25) - Box 21
Margaret Jones, 1989 (File 26) - Box 21
Sara Karig (Hungary), 1979 (File 27) - Box 21
Stephen Knight, 1975-76 (File 28) - Box 21
Christopher Koch, 1965 (File 29) - Box 22
Jacques Leclaire, 1978 (File 30) - Box 22
P.A. Lehmann (University of Franche Comte), 1978 (File 31) - Box 22
Doireann McDermott (University of Barcelona), 1978-80 (File 32) - Box 22
Ward McNally, 1978-79 (File 33) - Box 22
HenaMaes-Jelinek (University of Liege), 1978 (File 34) - Box 22
David Martin, 1965-67 (File 35) - Box 22
Mark O'Connor, 1979-88 (File 36) - Box 23
Timothy Pascoe, 1981-82 (File 37) - Box 23
Bill Peach, 1979 (File 38) - Box 23
Xavier Pons (University of Toulouse), 1978 (File 39) - Box 23
Bernard Poujol (Paris), 1978 (File 40) - Box 23
Katharine Susannah Prichard, 1965-66 (File 41) - Box 23
Horst Priessnitz (Gesamthochule Wuppertal), 1978 (File 42) - Box 23
Peter Quartermaine (University of Exeter), 1979 (File 43) - Box 24
Dieter Ramm (Germany), 1979 (File 44) - Box 24
Claude Rawson, 1968-79 (File 45) - Box 24
Elizabeth Riddell, 1980 (File 46) - Box 24
Philip Roberts, 1975-78 (File 47) - Box 24
Judith Rodriguez, 1980-89 (File 48) - Box 24
Bruce Clunies Ross (University of Copenhagen), 1978-79 (File 49) - Box 24
John Rowland, 1977-79 (File 50) - Box 25
Anna Rutherford, 1977-79 (File 51) - Box 25
Peter Ryan, 1980-81 (File 52) - Box 25
Susan Ryan, 1969-79 (File 53) - Box 25
Joko Damono Sapardi (Indonesia), 1977-84 (File 54) - Box 25
Jurgen Schafer (University of Augsburg), 1979 (File 55) - Box 25
Peter Schultz, 1979 (File 56) - Box 25
Clem Semmler, 1968 (File 57) - Box 26
Tom Shapcott, 1973-80 (File 58) - Box 26
Peter Skrzynecki, 1973-81 (File 59) - Box 26
Kendrick Smithyman, 1972-82 (File 60) - Box 26
Christina Stead, 1980-87 (File 61) - Box 26
Harold Stewart, 1963-89 (File 62) - Box 26
Dal Stivens, 1979 (File 63) - Box 26
Lynne Strahan, 1981, 1984 (File 64) - Box 27
Mark Strand, 1976-84 (File 65) - Box 27
Alison Summers, 1975-88 (File 66) - Box 27
Judith Talbot, 1978 (File 67) - Box 27
Andrew Taylor, 1977-89 (File 68) - Box 27
Andrew Taylor, 1980 (File 69) - Box 27
Colin Thiele, 1980 (File 70) - Box 27
R.W. Thompson, 1968 (File 71) - Box 28
RicThrossell, 1969-80 (File 72) - Box 28
John Tranter, 1980-81 (File 73) - Box 28
P.N. Troy, 1981 (File 74) - Box 28
Dimitris Tsaloumas, 1980-89 (File 75) - Box 28
S.P. Walker, containing correspondence with K.L. Fenaughty and K. McBrearty, 1979 (File 76) - Box 28
Robin and Chris Wallace-Crabbe, 1979-89 (File 77) - Box 28
Alan Wearne, 1987 (File 78) - Box 29
Patrick White, 1964-71 (File 79) - Box 29
G.A. Wilkes, 1969-71 (File 80) - Box 29
Hans Joachim Zimmermann, 1978-79 (File 81) - Box 29

Series 5. Business and official correspondence, 1957-90

This series comprises correspondence with publishers and literary editors, as well as government agencies and private organisations.

A.B.C, 1961-77, 1984 (File 1) - Box 29
Academy of American Poets, 1978-80 (File 2) - Box 29
The Age, 1979-81 (File 3) - Box 29
Australian, 1968-90 (File 4) - Box 29
The Canberra Times, 1960-76 (File 5) - Box 29
Island Press, 1977-78 (File 6) - Box 30
Macquarie dictionary of Australian English, 1978-80 (File 7) - Box 30
Matilda, 1986 (File 8) - Box 30
Meanjin, 1960-77 (File 9-13) - Box 30
Melbourne University Press, 1964 (File 14) - Box 31
New Poetry, 1979 (File 15) - Box 31
Overland, 1963-87 (File 16) - Box 31
Poetry Australia, 1977 (File 17) - Box 31
Quadrant, 1977-88 (File 18) - Box 31
Scripsi, 1987 (File 19) - Box 31
Sewanee Review, 1978-79 (File 20) - Box 31
Sydney Morning Herald, 1957-87 (File 21) - Box 31
Sydney Morning Herald, 1981 (File 22) - Box 31
University of Queensland Press, 1977 (File 23) - Box 32
Writers Week, 1978-80 (File 24) - Box 32

Series 6. Australia Council, 1967-87

Brissenden was a member of the Literature Board of the Australia Council (1977-81) and its Chairman (1978-81). This series contains reports, correspondence, cuttings and printed material.

Literature Board Chairmanship, 1975-78 (File 1) - Box 32
Correspondence with the Minister, 1978-81 (File 2) - Box 32
Emeritus Fellowships, 1980-81 (File 3) - Box 32
Australia Council financial crisis, 1980-87 (File 4) - Box 32
Funding for the Arts and the structure of the Council, 1979-81 (File 5) - Box 32
Grants to writers: programme and evaluation, 1967-81 (File 6) - Box 32
Literary Editors' Seminar, Canberra, 1979 (File 7) - Box 33
Comments by Brissenden on the Industries Assistance Commission Report on Publishing, 1979 (File 8) - Box 33
Literature Board: miscellaneous, 1976-77, 1980-81 (File 9-10) - Box 33
Overseas: Australian Literature Committee, 1979 (File 11) - Box 33
Literature Board Record of achievements, 1978-81 (File 12) - Box 33
Report by Chairman of the Literature Board, 1979 (File 13) - Box 33

Series 7. Overseas visits, 1976-81

Brissenden visited Indonesia in 1977 and 1981 and China and Korea in 1979. This series contains correspondence, typescripts, photocopies and reports relating to these visits. The series also includes correspondence relating to the visit to Canberra by Chinese writers in 1981.

China, 1979 (File 1) - Box 33
Chinese writers, 1980-81 (File 2) - Box 34
Indonesia, 1981 (File 3) - Box 34
Poetry reading in Jakarta, 1977 (File 4) - Box 34
Antara News file including typescripts of Brissenden's Indonesian poems, 1976 (File 5) - Box 34
Korea, 1979 (File 6) - Box 34
Overseas visits reports, 1978-79 (File 7) - Box 34

Series 8. Miscellaneous, 1958-89

This series contains miscellaneous correspondence, photographs, cuttings, photocopies, typescripts and printed material.

Adelaide Festival, 1977-79 (File 1) - Box 34
Excerpt from 'Autumn landscape roll' by Harold Stewart (File 2) - Box 34
Canberra Repertory Society files containing papers relating to 'Measure to measure' and 'The white devil', 1959 (File 3-5) - Box 34, 35
Convocation Poetry Reading at A.N.U, 1976 (File 6) - Box 35
Order of Australia Award, 1980 (File 7) - Box 35
Overseas universities, 1977 (File 8) - Box 35
Poetry readings (File 9) - Box 35
'Remembering David Campbell', 1989 (File 10) - Box 35
Reviews of Brissenden's poems The whale in darkness, 1979 (File 11) - Box 35
Rice University (Texas), 1961 (File 12) - Box 35
Various papers relating to the screening of 'The Teutonic sword' at the Canberra University College, 1958-64 (File 13) - Box 35
Song lyrics, 1960 (File 14) - Box 35

Class Acc03.128. Consignment added 2003

Comprises manuscript and related material by Brissenden; incoming and some copies of outgoing correspondence from family, friends and colleagues, academic, literary and professional; and, working files on Australian, English and American literary figures and subjects of professional and personal interest to Brissenden such as censorship of the arts in Australia.

Contained in 6 boxes, 9 cartons.

Class Acc03.152. Consignment added 2003

Comprises personal papers, dating back to the late 1940s, and censorship papers.

Contained in 2 cartons.

Class Acc06.194. Consignment added 2006

Comprises draft manuscripts of Wildcat; working papers relating to Wildcat including complete drafts; university papers including essays; poetry; press cuttings on Brissenden's career; correspondence; draft publications; diaries from 1946 onwards; and, loose correspondence and photographs.

Contained in 4 boxes.


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