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Collection Summary

Title
Papers of Norman and Evelyn Bartlett
Date Range
1921-1992
Collection Number
MS 6884
Extent
7.9 metres (53 boxes + 1 folio)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Content

Dr Norman Bartlett was a journalist and an author. His papers include correspondence and personal papers, note books, commonplace books, diaries, manuscripts, drafts of published and unpublished books, copies of articles and short stories, book reviews, theses, files of research and general interest material and photographs. Bartlett's correspondence relates to his work as a journalist and writer, his wartime experiences, his work as Information Attaché in Bangkok, Tokyo, New Delhi and London, his academic life and subjects of interest to him. There is personal correspondence between Bartlett and his wife, Evelyn, other family members and friends.

Evelyn Bartlett was a children's author. Her papers consist of correspondence including personal correspondence with Norman and other family members, diaries including details of her travels, drafts of some of her writings, collections of newspapers and magazine cuttings on subjects of interest to her, memorabilia of her travels with her husband and some wartime and family photographs.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for reference.

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Norman and Evelyn Bartlett, National Library of Australia, MS 6884, [series and/or folder number]'.

Provenance

The collection was donated to the Library by Dr Norman Bartlett in 1981 with an addition in April 1989. After Bartlett's death in 1992, a further addition was donated by his nephew, Michael Paul, in February 1996.

The University of Western Australia Library holds other papers of Evelyn Bartlett.

Arrangement

The current series structure is largely imposed by Library staff. Norman Bartlett's arrangement of correspondence, drafts and subject files was inconsistent. Throughout his life Bartlett recycled his ideas, reused his notes, converted an idea from an article to a book or used a chapter of a book as an essay or short story. This manner of working is reflected in his arrangement and labelling of files. Material in files labelled by Bartlett has been maintained in that order. Material not organised by Bartlett into files has been arranged by Library staff into series of similar material and then arranged chronologically into folders.

Biographical Note - Norman Bartlett

DateEvent
1908Born 17 January in United Kingdom, the son of Walter Bartlett and Susan Mercy Bartlett nee Addicott
1911Migrated with his parents and older sister, Ethel, to Western Australia; lived on the Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie goldfields
1917Death of his father (Walter Bartlett joined the AIF in 1916 and was killed in the battle of the Somme)
1919Returned to the United Kingdom with his mother and sister
1924Again migrated to Western Australia with his mother and sister
1932Married Evelyn Ida Elliott
1925Journalist in Western Australia
1933-1940Editorial writer for West Australian
1937Awarded Diploma of Journalism from University of Western Australia
1939Awarded Bachelor of Arts with Second Class Honours from University of Western Australia
1941-1945War service with the RAAF
1941-1942Intelligence Officer RAAF Townsville
1942-1945Public Relations Correspondent RAAF New Guinea, United Kingdom, France and Germany
1947-1950Commonwealth Department of Information, Canberra
1951-1953Literary editor and leader writer for Sydney Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
1954-1955Publications Editor for the Australian War Memorial
1955-1959Press Attaché, Australian Embassy, Bangkok
1960-1962Press Attaché, Australian Embassy, New Delhi
1965-1969Information Counsellor, Australian Embassy, Tokyo
1970-1973Liaison Officer, Economics, News and Information Bureau, Australia House, London
ca.1974Commissioned by the Federal Government to write Australia and America through two hundred years Fine Arts Press, Gordon, N.S.W., 1976 to commemorate the bicentenary of American independence
1977Awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in History from the Faculty of Arts, Australian National University
1992Died 28 December at Perth, Western Australia
DateEvent
1908Born 17 January in United Kingdom, the son of Walter Bartlett and Susan Mercy Bartlett nee Addicott
1911Migrated with his parents and older sister, Ethel, to Western Australia; lived on the Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie goldfields
1917Death of his father (Walter Bartlett joined the AIF in 1916 and was killed in the battle of the Somme)
1919Returned to the United Kingdom with his mother and sister
1924Again migrated to Western Australia with his mother and sister
1932Married Evelyn Ida Elliott
1925Journalist in Western Australia
1933-1940Editorial writer for West Australian
1937Awarded Diploma of Journalism from University of Western Australia
1939Awarded Bachelor of Arts with Second Class Honours from University of Western Australia
1941-1945War service with the RAAF
1941-1942Intelligence Officer RAAF Townsville
1942-1945Public Relations Correspondent RAAF New Guinea, United Kingdom, France and Germany
1947-1950Commonwealth Department of Information, Canberra
1951-1953Literary editor and leader writer for Sydney Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
1954-1955Publications Editor for the Australian War Memorial
1955-1959Press Attaché, Australian Embassy, Bangkok
1960-1962Press Attaché, Australian Embassy, New Delhi
1965-1969Information Counsellor, Australian Embassy, Tokyo
1970-1973Liaison Officer, Economics, News and Information Bureau, Australia House, London
ca.1974Commissioned by the Federal Government to write Australia and America through two hundred years Fine Arts Press, Gordon, N.S.W., 1976 to commemorate the bicentenary of American independence
1977Awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in History from the Faculty of Arts, Australian National University
1992Died 28 December at Perth, Western Australia

Publications: Australian overlanders : an epic of the West Kimberleys, (Royal Empire Society, London, 1939); The pearl seekers (Melrose, London, 1954); With the Australians in Korea (Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1954); Island victory (Angus Robertson, Sydney, 1955); Australia at arms (Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1955); Pictorial history of Australia at war, 1939-45 (5 v.) (Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1957-1958); Land of the lotus eaters : a book mostly about Siam (Jarrolds, London, 1959); The beginnings of the Commonwealth National Library, Canberra [195-]; The gold seekers : the story of the Australian gold rush (Jarrolds, London, 1965); Australia and America through 200 years (Fine Arts Press, Gordon, N.S.W., 1976); 'Momentous decade : society and thought, Australia, 1838-1848' (Thesis, 1976); Australians are different (Artlook, Perth, W.A., c1988).

Contributions to various publications including Meanjin, Quadrant, Australian Quarterly, The Times literary supplement, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, The Australian Observer, Westerly, Wings : official magazine of the RAAF, Artlook, South West Pacific, Woman's Day, A.M. The Australian Monthly and West Australian.

Biographical Note - Evelyn Bartlett

Evelyn Bartlett, also known as Eve, was born in 1905 in England, the daughter of Martyn Elliott and Mary Elliott nee Steer. The family migrated to Western Australia in 1909. At first the family lived and worked on a farm but later her father became the editor of the South-Western Times. After marriage to Norman Bartlett in 1932, Evelyn travelled extensively accompanying and supporting her husband in his career both in Australia and overseas. She was an author of short stories, children's books and newspaper articles. Evelyn died in Canberra in September 1982 after a debilitating illness.

Publications: Rosemary in rhymeland (Patersons Printing Press, Perth 1939); Dumper the kangaroo (Angus & Robertson, 1955); Dumper and the circus (Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1958); The Emily stories : pen sketches of Western Australian life in the horse and buggy days (Infinite Publications, Perth, W.A., 1978)

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Norman Bartlett Papers: Correspondence, 1921-1992

The general correspondence of Norman Bartlett in folders 1-34 covers a range of personal, career, education and subject matters spanning the years from his youth to his retirement. There are letters from his wife, his sister, sister-in-law, brother and friends. Correspondence with publishers and others discuss his published and unpublished works: 'Enigma of Japan', 'Momentous decade: society and thought, Australia, 1838-1848', 'The skiing doctor', 'New Britain to Noemfoor', Island victory, 'Blind man's ditch', The pearl seekers, 'One night in Siam', 'Some thoughts from abroad', Australia and America through 200 Years 1776-1976. In folders 1-34 the correspondence was divided by Bartlett into general subject areas or time periods. These groups have been retained and basically arranged chronologically within each theme.

Private correspondence in folders 35-43 was arranged by Bartlett by date. This order has been retained. Correspondents include relatives, friends, publishers and booksellers. Also included are greeting cards, postcards and business letters relating to domestic life.

Folders 44-51 contain Bartlett's correspondence with publishers. Bartlett filed this correspondence in folders under the main headings of 'Publishers etc.' or 'Literary correspondence etc.' with various subheadings which did not necessarily correspond to the folder contents. The original irregular arrangement has been retained. Publishers include Allen and Unwin, William Collins, Rigby, Hodder and Stoughton, Penguin, Transworld, Quadrant, Hutchinson Group, Longman, Curtis Brown, Horwitz Group, Angus & Robertson, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Kangaroo Press and the Australian War Memorial.

Other correspondence includes personal letters from Bartlett to Lionel Wigmore, Australian High Commission, New Delhi, 1960-1963, with copies of Wigmore's replies; letters from Bartlett to his sister-in-law, Sybil Elliott, 1984-1985, describing his travels in the United Kingdom; letters of condolence to Sybil Elliott after Bartlett's death and the eulogy for Norman Bartlett, 5 January 1993.

The major correspondents represented in Files 1-34 are: Alexander, Frederick; Angus & Robertson; Aske, S.; Australia Council Literature Board; Australian Book Publishers Association; Australian Embassy, Tokyo; Australian Institute of Political Science; Australian Literary Fund; Australian National University; Australian Quarterly; Australian Society of Authors; Australian War Memorial; Baldwin, B.; Barsdell, Len; Bolt and Watson; Clark, C. Manning, Prof.; Coleman, Peter; Crocker, Walter; Cuddy, D.L.; Cultural Grants Advisory Council; Davidson, Jim; Easterbrook, R.W. Pty. Ltd.; Elliott, Sybil; Fraser, A.; Harper and Row; Hasluck, Paul; Herald; Hutchinson Group (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.; Infinite Productions; Ingamells, Rex; Innes, Hammond; Jacaranda Wiley Ltd; Jarrolds Publishers; John Farquharson Ltd.; Journalists' Club; Macmillans; Maimahod, A.; McAuley, James; Meanjin; Mitchell Library; Murdoch, Walter; New Australian Encyclopaedia; News and Information Bureau; Packer, Frank; Park, Ruth; Paul Hamlyn Pty. Ltd.; Quadrant; Rayner, H.R.; Rigby Ltd.; Sampson, R.; Sheppard, Alex; Simpson, Colin; Smith, Sam Ure; Sun Books; Waller, Sir Keith; Wigmore, Lionel; Wiley, J.; William Collins and Sons Co. Ltd.

Personal and literary, 1969-1973 (File 1-4)

Personal and publishers, 1974-1977 (File 5-8)

Educational and literary, 1920-1978 (File 9-13)

Literary and diplomatic, 1947-1969 (File 14-19)

Personal, 1943-1973 (File 20-26)

Personal, 1944-1954 (File 27-31)

Diplomatic, 1948-1966 (File 32-34)

Personal, 1979 (File 35)

Personal, includes a sequence of letters from Eve's sister, Sybil Elliott, to Eve and Norman, 1980 (File 36)

Personal, 1981 (File 37)

Personal, includes condolence letters after Eve's death, 1982 (File 38)

Personal, 1983 (File 39)

Personal, 1984 (File 40)

Personal, 1985 (File 41)

Personal, 1986 (File 42)

Correspondence, contracts, radio scripts associated with the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC), 1937-1948 (File 43)

Publishers, 1947-1960 (File 44)

Publishers, 1957-1960 (File 45)

Publishers, 1964-1967 (File 46)

Publishers, includes one 1945 letter from Meanjin, 1979-1980 (File 47)

Publishers, 1980-1992 (File 48)

Publishers, 1981-1989 (File 49)

Publishers, 1983-1988 (File 50)

Publishers, includes assignments from The Writing School, 1984 (File 51)

Correspondence with Lionel Wigmore, Australian High Commission, New Delhi, 1960-1963 (File 52)

Letters from Bartlett to Sybil Elliot, 1984-1985 (File 53)

Letters of condolence to Sybil Elliott after Bartlett's death and the eulogy for Norman Bartlett, 5 January 1993, 1992-1993 (File 54)

Series 2. Norman Bartlett Papers: Notebooks, 1923-1992

The series comprise volumes kept by Bartlett at different stages throughout his life for different purposes, including commonplace books, notebooks, diaries, book lists, dream diaries, abstracts and annotations of books read. The first entry was made as a 15 year old schoolboy in Caerphilly, Wales, 13 August 1923, and the last entry was made in December 1992, the month of his death, when Bartlett was 84 years old and living in a retirement village in Perth, Western Australia. Bartlett wrote about his personal philosophy, ambitions, war experiences, travels, interests and everyday domestic, social and working life. The books include quotes, clippings and in earlier books, nature study. After the death of his wife, Evelyn, in 1982, the diary entries, addressed directly to Eve, become markedly more personal and introspective.

Notebooks, 1923-1944 (Item 1-21)

Notebooks, 1944-1960 (Item 22-31)

Notebooks, 1960-1969 (Item 32-37)

Notebooks, 1972-1983 (Item 38-46)

Notebooks, 1982-1985 (Item 47-54)

Notebooks, 1987-1992 (Item 55-64)

Series 3. Norman Bartlett Papers: Books and Unpublished Typescripts

This series contains notes, drafts, annotated and unannotated typescripts of Bartlett's published and unpublished books and short stories. Included are typescripts of The pearl seekers, Land of the lotus eaters and Australia and America through two hundred years. Also included are the major unpublished works of his later years, namely his autobiography, the biography of his wife and his book on the Maori Wars.

Autobiographical articles, notes, and typescript of 'Growing up in two places' covering the years 1908-1929 (File 1-5)

Notes, drafts, typescripts of autobiography (File 6-10)

Typescripts of his unpublished autobiography 'How well I remember : reminiscences of a fringe dweller' and of 'Life' (File 11-15)

Notes, drafts, typescripts of Bartlett's unpublished biography of his wife, Evelyn Bartlett, entitled 'Writ in remembrance : a testament to Eve', 1983 (File 16-25)

Typescript of unpublished novel 'After such knowledge', written using the pseudonym, Elliott Walter, in the 1940s (File 26-27)

Drafts and typescripts of works written about experiences in the RAAF in Papua New Guinea, particularly Manus Island and Los Negros, during World War II, 'Australia's native infantry packed a deadly punch', ca. 1942, describing the role of Papuan and New Guinea natives in World War II and typescript of a major work 'Jungle fliers', 1945, also about the war in PNG; together with newspaper cuttings of articles about PNG (see Series 4 for short stories adapted from these drafts) (File 28)

Articles by Bartlett about World War II in Europe and Papua New Guinea; copies of Wings : official magazine of the RAAF, 1944, containing short stories by Bartlett; newspaper cutting, 1950; typescript of a segment of 'Jungle fliers', 1944 (File 29)

Annotated typescript of Land of the lotus eaters (File 30-31)

Typescript of The pearl seekers (File 32-34)

Annotated typescript of Australia and America through two hundred years, ca. 1976 (File 35)

Annotated typescripts of 'The enigma of Japan' and 'Samurai', ca. 1980s (File 36-39)

Drafts, notes for 'Flowering helmets : the story of three Japanese samurai' (File 40)

Annotated typescript of 'Maori wars', ca. 1980s (File 41-47)

Drafts, typescript of 'Blind man's ditch', 1983 (File 48-49)

Typescript of 'The league of the seven headed cobra', a novel for teenagers, 1984 (File 50)

Series 4. Norman Bartlett Papers: Articles, 1929-1984

This series contains notes, research material, drafts and typescripts of both published and unpublished articles, essays and short stories produced throughout Bartlett's journalistic and writing career. Bartlett frequently used chapters of his unpublished longer works as the basis for short stories or articles for newspapers. He kept newspaper and magazine cuttings of his published articles either in albums or loose. Subject areas covered include literature, travel, general news, information reports, World War II activities, fiction and letters to the editor. In the West Australian, 1934-1941, Bartlett, a freelance contributor, wrote under the pseudonyms 'Norbar' and 'Ens Rationis'. Other publications featuring Bartlett's work include The Daily Telegraph, Meanjin, Australian Quarterly, Quadrant, The Times literary supplement, The Sydney Morning Herald, Westerly, Artlook and South West Pacific.

Two albums of newspaper cuttings of Bartlett's column 'Observer's notebook' as appeared in The Australian Observer, 1947-1949 (Item 1)

Album of newspaper cuttings of articles by Bartlett, 1947-1949 (Item 2)

Copies of Woman's Day, 1949 and A.M. The Australian Monthly, 1949-1953 (Item 3)

Containing short stories by Bartlett

Handwritten notes on various subjects including: man, God, Australia, Australian myths, society, nature, history (File 4)

Newspaper articles, notes, 1929-1935 (File 5)

Published articles in South West Pacific, ca. 1950s (Issues 17, 22, 26)

Newspaper articles, mainly literary, 1934-1945 (File 6)

The newspapers include West Australian and The Times literary supplement; Bartlett wrote under the pseudonym 'Norbar'

Newspaper articles, mainly on travel, 1937-1954 (File 7)

The newspapers include West Australian and The Sydney Morning Herald

Short stories published in newspapers and magazines, 1927-1934; brief notes on publications, 1948-1953 (File 8)

Typescript of 'Wings over the jungle', about war time activities in Papua New Guinea, ca. 1942 (File 9)

Articles, drafts, essays, mainly undated, includes 1960s (File 10)

Miscellaneous articles, published and unpublished, 1929-1984 (File 11)

Notes, drafts, newspaper cuttings related to the short story, 'Devil Fish Bay' (File 12)

Articles published in West Australian, 1935-1982 (File 13)

Mainly 1935-1941

Articles, notes, essays including A clutch of expatriates, Oh! Lord (or somebody) help thou my ignorance, Dada kills Dadda, The third wave, and Perth in the turbulent thirties, 1945-1986; articles published in Meanjin and Westerly; folder labelled 'Adventures in Australian literature', 1945-1977 (File 14)

Literary articles published in West Australian, 1934-1941 (File 15)

Bartlett wrote under the pseudonym 'Norbar'

Articles, notes, newspaper clippings, 1959-1980s (File 16)

Including the typescript of Battle of the books

Published articles, Australian Quarterly, 1941-1964 (File 17)

Published articles, newspaper cuttings and leaders, The Daily Telegraph, 1941-1955 (File 18-21)

Published articles and newspaper cuttings, The Daily Telegraph, 1946-1951 (File 22)

Articles, notes, essays for Australians are different (File 23)

Articles and drafts in folder labelled 'Meanjin etc.' (File 24)

Articles, typescripts, drafts and notes from folder headed 'Articles in progress', 1945-1970s (File 25)

Articles, drafts, typescripts, published in Quadrant, 1977-1984 (File 26)

Articles include Molly Skinner and the boy in the bush and A colonial boyhood

Notes, drafts and newspaper cuttings (File 27)

Including I remember ... series from West Australian, 1980s, and The vegetation survey of the Kalgoorlie area Western Australia by J.S. Beard, 1978

Articles, drafts, published in Artlook, May-June 1983 (File 28)

Articles, typescripts, essays, correspondence from publishers, ca. 1984 (File 29)

Including typescript of Life and letters : West Australian essays

Research notes on gold mining history including drafts, photographs, pamphlets, maps, information about Kalgoorlie area and mines, 1980s (File 30-32)

Material relating to World War II in the Pacific area, 1944-1945 (File 33)

Including photographs, newspaper cuttings, notes and a copy of The 3 fiddle sticks annual, 1942

Material relating to World War II in Europe, 1943-1946 (File 34)

Including notes, letters, maps, ephemera and a series of photographs taken after the German surrender featuring the retreating German army and prisoners of war

Series 5. Norman Bartlett Papers: Book Reviews, 1946-1966

This series includes book reviews by Bartlett and reviews of Bartlett's writings, 1946-1966, published in The Daily Telegraph, The Observer, The Canberra Times, and The Sunday Telegraph.

Book reviews of Bartlett's work, 1954-1966 (File 1)

Book reviews by Bartlett for The Daily Telegraph, 1946-1954 (File 2)

Book reviews by Bartlett for The Observer, 1947-1949 and the Canberra Times, 1963-1964 (File 3)

Book reviews by Bartlett for The Sunday Telegraph, 1953 (File 4)

Series 6. Norman Bartlett Papers: Theses, 1941-1976

Two major works by Bartlett were his theses. The examiners critiques are included with the theses in this series. Bartlett's Masters thesis from the University of Western Australia in 1941 was not accepted. War service interrupted his university education and by 1941 he had been posted to Townsville with the RAAF. In his retirement, at the age of 69 years, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in history from the Australian National University while studying under Professor Manning Clark.

'Joyce, Lawrence, Huxley and Eliot in the 20th century search for values' (Master of Arts thesis: University of Western Australia, 1941) (Item 1)

'Momentous decade : society and thought, Australia, 1838-1848' (PhD thesis: Australian National University, Canberra, 1976) 334 leaves. (Item 2)

Series 7. Norman Bartlett Papers: Subject Files

Bartlett was interested in a wide variety of topics as reflected in his subject files. Although many files were compiled as research tools for the articles and books he was writing, other files relate entirely to his general interests. Material in the files includes newspaper and journal cuttings, notes, pamphlets and publications. Each of Bartlett's subject files has been placed in a folder bearing the subject heading designated by Bartlett.

Accent (File 1)

Australian identity (File 2)

Australian myths (File 3)

Baron von Thierry (File 4)

Boxer rebellion - China (File 5)

Class (File 6)

Classicism (File 7)

Culture and society (File 8)

Culture and society - Australia (File 9)

Death (File 10)

Diggers republic: Diggers democracy, Ballarat; South Africa, 1868- (File 11)

Economics (File 12)

Empire (File 13)

Fiction (File 14)

God (File 15)

Gold rushes (File 16)

History (File 17)

Ireland (File 18)

Japan (File 19)

Literature (File 20)

Lukacs, George (File 21)

Marx [Karl] (File 22)

Mateship (File 23)

Media (File 24)

New Zealand - Maori and land (File 25)

Newspaper cuttings - file untitled (File 26)

Paranormal and mysticism (File 27)

Pearling (File 28)

Philosophy (File 29)

Philosophy - Australia (File 30)

Poetry (File 31)

Pornography (File 32)

Psychology (File 33)

Publishing (File 34)

Racism (File 35)

Realism (File 36)

Religion - general (File 37)

Romanticism - 1 (File 38)

Romanticism - 2 (File 39)

Romanticism and Australia (File 40)

Russophobia (File 41)

Sex (File 42)

Socialism - Australia (File 43)

Socialism - general (File 44)

Space and time (File 45)

Survival (File 46)

Travel (File 47)

Two countries (File 48)

Values (File 49)

Series 8. Norman Bartlett Papers: Photograph and Scrap Albums

These collections of photographs, photograph albums and scrap albums were largely compiled by Evelyn Bartlett. Subjects relate to the family, social and business life and associated travels in Asia and Europe. Some of the countries featured include Thailand, India, Japan, Greece, Ireland, England and Scotland.

Portraits, travel (Item 1)

Four albums containing travel brochures, portraits, sketches, notes, letters, menus, miscellaneous ephemera concerning family, friends, travel and business in Europe and Asia, 1950s-1970s (Item 2-5)

Portraits, Norman and Evelyn Bartlett and relatives (Item 6)

Family photograph album (Item 7)

Wartime photographs: subjects include landing of troops at Admiralty Islands, Japanese prisoners of war and Japanese propaganda in New Guinea, 1944 (Item 8)

Three albums, subjects including family, travel, notes, brochures (Item 9-11)

Scrap album about travel in Scotland, 1972 (Item 12)

Series 9. Norman Bartlett Papers: Miscellaneous, 1943-1988

The miscellaneous series includes cheque butts, travel notes, passports and identity passes, tax returns, post cards, greetings cards and ephemera, wartime and other photographs, stamps, copies of theses, degree certificates, RAAF papers and printed items such as Canberra historical journal, 1978-82 and Report of the Review Committee on Overseas Representation, 1968-1969.

Unfoldered items include Canberra historical journal, 1978-1982 and an annotated Report of the Review Committee on Overseas Representation, 1968-1969 (misc. No. 24, 1969), degree certificates and RAAF papers. A bound copy of Newsgram, 3 Mar 1943 (No. 1, vol. 2) - 29 April 1943 (No. 50, vol. 2) was added to the Library's general collection.

Cheque butts,, 1962, 1981-1988 (File 1)

Travel in England, 1984-1985 (File 2)

Passports, identity passes (File 3)

Typescript, notes and published edition of The pyjama girl by F. C. Neild, 1947 (File 4)

Tax returns, 1974-1980 (File 5)

Postcards, greetings cards, ephemera (File 6)

Series 10. Evelyn Bartlett Papers: Correspondence, 1943-1979

The correspondence of Evelyn Bartlett includes many letters written by her husband, Norman, during the War, 1943-1944, and during various periods of geographic separation, 1947-1948. There is also general correspondence with her sister, Sybil Elliott, as well as various friends.

Letters from Norman, 1943-1944 (File 1-8)

Letters from Norman, general, 1944-1974 (File 9-17)

Letters from publishers and general correspondence, 1946-1978 (File 18-21)

Letters from sister Sybil, 1975-1979 (File 22-23)

Series 11. Evelyn Bartlett Papers: Diaries, 1936-1979

The diaries span the years 1936-1979. They contain details about places, events, Evelyn's social and domestic life, as well as extensive descriptions of her travels and travels with Norman.

30 volumes

Series 12. Evelyn Bartlett Papers: Drafts

The drafts are of articles, poems and short stories including 'The indelible years', 'How well I remember', 'Dumper and the snowman', 'The daubings of Dumper', hand written and illustrated copies of 'William Wombat's book of verse', 'Kathy Cornell', 'The first daffodil', 'Life and its true cause','My goodness my egg', 'The adventures of Cuthbert Clutterbunk and Clarabelle', the cover design for Dumper the kangaroo and one typed, hard cover copy of 'How well I remember' for The Sydney Morning Herald Novel Competition, 1949

24 folders

Series 13. Evelyn Bartlett Papers: Miscellaneous

The miscellaneous series includes newspaper and magazine articles and small books about Australian animals and plants, Indian subject matter, Evelyn Bartlett's crest, memorabilia of her travels, cards, photographs, sketch book, note books, passport folder, autograph book, diplomatic identity card, small objects in folder and a tin of stones. There are also copies of Evelyn Bartlett's books Rosemary in Rhymeland (with annotations and corrections) and The Emily stories, a copy of Out of the West (a book of short stories to which she was a contributor), and newspaper clippings of a series of short stories she wrote entitled Wix the Waxman and Zonkie which were published in The Sydney Morning Herald Playtime (1947). Also included are an article about Evelyn in Bangkok World (30 November 1958) and a notebook belonging to her mother, Mary Steer.

2 boxes

Container List

Series File/Item Box
1 1-4 1
1 5-8 2
1 9-13 3
1 14-19 4
1 20-26 5
1 27-31 6
1 32-34 7
1 35-40 8
1 41-46 9
1 47-54 10
2 1-21 (volume) 11
2 22-31 (volume) 12
2 32-37 (volume) 13
2 38-46 (volume) 14
2 47-54 (volume) 15
2 55-64 (volume) 16
3 1-5 17
3 6-10 18
3 11-15 19
3 16-20 20
3 21-25 21
3 26-31 22
3 32-37 23
3 38-42 24
3 43-47 25
3 48-50 26
4 1 (volume) folio
4 2 (volume) folio
4 3 (volume) folio
4 4-6 26
4 7-13 27
4 14-18 28
4 19-25 29
4 26-33 30
4 34 31
5 1-4 31
6 1-2 (volume) 32
7 1-3 32
7 4-11 33
7 12-20 34
7 21-27 35
7 28-34 36
7 35-42 37
7 43-49 38
8 1-5 (piece) 39
8 6-12 (piece) 40
9 1-6 41
9 loose 42
10 1-8 43
10 9-17 44
10 18-23 45
11 volumes 46
11 volumes 47
12 1-6 48
12 7-12 49
12 13-19 50
12 20-24 51
13 1-7 52
13 pieces/volumes 53

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