Guide to the Papers of Maie Casey


MS 1840

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Collection Summary

Maie Casey
Papers of Maie Casey
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 1840
5.32 metres (38 boxes, 1 folio item)
Language of Materials
National Library of Australia


Scope and Contents

The collection comprises correspondence, diaries, notebooks, speeches, drafts, articles, poetry, subject files, Ellis Rowan source material, art work, photographs and other papers relating to Maie Casey's interests in art and family history, her books An Australian story (1962), Melba revisited (1975) and Rare encounters (1980), her involvement in the International Sculpture Competition (1953) and her role as the wife of the Governor of Bengal and Governor-General of Australia. There are also some papers of John Cotton, Theodotus John Sumner, Sir Charles Ryan and Ellis Rowan.

Major correspondents include Princess Alice, Kazu Aso, Princess Marthe Bibesco, Rosemary Dobson, Donn Casey, Princess Pantip Chumbhot, Sir Paul and Alix Hasluck, Anthea Hastings, Elizabeth Hudson, Sir Charles and Natasha Johnston, Angela Limerick, Frank Logan, Peter Masefield, Shudha Mazumdar, Cynthia Nolan, John Oldham, Elizabeth Salter, Sir David Scott, Clement Semmler, Louise Walker, and Patrick White.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Maie Casey, National Library of Australia, MS 1840, [series and/or file number]'.


The papers were donated by the Casey family in three small instalments in 1971, 1973 and 1980 and one large instalment in 1996.

Letters of Maie Casey are held in the following collections: Bruce Tracey (MS 2495 and MS 2935); Harold Marshall (MS 9075); Sir Richard Blackburn (MS 7363) and Kenneth Slessor (MS 4000).

Other Casey Family papers are held at:

MS 2217 Casey, Richard Gardiner Casey, Baron, 1890-1976 (Papers, 1910-1940, 3cm)

MS 5335 Casey, Richard Gardiner Casey, Baron, 1890-1976 (Programme, 1976, 1cm)

MS 6150 Casey Family (Papers, 1820-1978, 11m)

An oral history interview with Lady Casey is held by the Oral History Section at ORAL DeB 336-337.


The Maie Casey Papers were arranged by Connie Hauser, Lord Casey's secretary, after Lady Casey's death. Much of this arrangement has been preserved, particularly in series 4 (art papers), 6 (Ellis Rowan) and 8 (photographs). The alphabetical sequence in series one is an amalgamation of two alphabetical sequences constructed by Connie Hauser, together with loose correspondence from the collection. Authors of many of the letters have been identified, presumably by Ms Hauser.

Biographical Note

Ethel Marian Sumner (Maie) Ryan was born on 13 March 1892 in Melbourne and died on 20 January 1983. She was the daughter of Alice Elfrida Sumner and Surgeon-General Sir Charles Snodgrass Ryan (1853-1926) (brother of Cecil Godfrey Ryan and Ellis Rowan) and the sister of Rupert Ryan. Her paternal grandparents were Charles Ryan and Marian Cotton (daughter of John Cotton).

Maie Ryan spent her early life in Collins Street, Melbourne, where her father had his residence and surgery. She was educated privately. When she was 14 she left Australia to attend St George's boarding school, Ascot, England. During World War I she worked in London before accompanying her brother to Cologne. She returned to London in the 1920s and in 1926 she married Richard Gardiner Casey, who at that time was Australian political liaison officer in London.

The Caseys returned to Australia in 1931 and after Casey's election to the House of Representatives, settled in Canberra. Lady Casey accompanied her husband on his postings to Washington as first Australian diplomatic representative to the United States, 1940-42; to Cairo as Minister of State in the Middle East, 1942-44 and to Calcutta as Governor of Bengal, 1944-46. The Caseys had two children, Donn and Jane.

Lady Casey was a painter, illustrator and patron of the arts. She attended the Westminster School of Art in London and in Australia was associated with the George Bell School in Melbourne, and Joan Lindsay. She illustrated Helen Jo Samuel's biography of Ellis Rowan Wild flower hunter (1961) as well as her own book, An Australian story.

She took up flying while living in Canberra in 1938 and flew in Australia and the United States. She was associated with the Royal Victorian Aero Club and a founder of the Australian Women Pilots' Association. She was also a member of the American women pilots' club, the Ninety Nines.

She was also first President of the Indian Institute of Art in Industry, 1945-46 and a member of the jury, International Sculpture Competition, London, in 1953.

Lady Casey published three autobiographical accounts: An Australian story, 1837-1907 (1962), a history of four generations of her family in Australia; Tides and eddies (1966), an account of her early married life; and Rare encounters (1980), reminiscences of Lady Edwina Mountbatten, Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, Dame Nellie Melba and her mother-in-law, Mrs R.G. Casey. She also published a biography Melba re-visited (1975); two volumes of verse, Verses (1963) and From the night (1976); co-edited Early Melbourne architecture 1840-1888 (1953) and wrote the libretto for a musical based on an episode in the life of Daisy Bates, The young Kabbarli (1972).

Articles written by Lady Casey include 'Charles Snodgrass Ryan' (Medical Journal of Australia, 19 Sept. 1959: 390-393), 'An introduction to the Nan Kivell Collection' (Art in Australia, v.5, no. 4, Mar. 1968): 586-595), 'A tribute to Sidney Nolan' (Art in Australia, v.5, Sept. 1967: 434), 'George Bell in Bourke Street', (Art in Australia, v.4, Sept. 1966: 120-124) and 'John Cotton 1802-1849' (Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History, v. 4, part 2, Jan. 1963: 85-91).

She was awarded the Kaiser-I-Hind Medal, the Africa Star, and the Amelia Earhart Medal and was made a Commander of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 1982.

See also Glittering surfaces: a life of Maie Casey by Diane Langmore (Allen & Unwin, 1997).

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Correspondence, 1860-1984

General correspondence of Lady Casey mainly comprising personal correspondence. It also includes a small amount of family and financial correspondence, correspondence relating to social engagements, historical and family research and correspondence on Lady Casey's books and writings (see also series 3). The correspondence includes some carbons and drafts of replies by Lady Casey, two cassette letters, photographs, cuttings, programs, typescripts of speeches, poetry and short stories and other papers associated with the correspondence. Major correspondents are listed below.

The correspondence of Lady Casey falls into three sections: a large sequence of correspondence, most of which was annotated and arranged alphabetically by Lord Casey's secretary; an expanding file which has been retained in its original alphabetical order and separate correspondence files maintained by Lady Casey.

A, 1942-82. Hilda Abbott, Julian Amery, Judith Anderson, Antarctic Wives Association, Clarissa Aran, Kazu Aso, Australian-American Association (File 1-3) - Box 1

B, 1945-82. Ethel Barnes, Marga Barr, Margaret Barrow, Grace Bartram, Ian Bassett, Lady Bastyn, George Bell, Rosemary Dobson (Bolton), Lady Doreen Brabourne, Aileen and Sidney Butler (File 4-8) - Box 1

C, 1963-83. Lord and Lady Carrington, Donn Casey, Adam Charnaud, Sheila Chichester, Princess Pantip Chumbhot, Lady Diana Cooper, Sir Walter Crocker (File 9-15) - Box 2

D, 1966-82. Dr Michael Dale, Lady Delacombe, Ruth Dobson, Sir Russell Drysdale, Sir Edward (Weary) Dunlop, Geoffrey and Ninette Dutton (File 16-17) - Box 2, 3

E, 1964-82 (File 18) - Box 3

F, 1967-82. Pauline Fanning (File 19) - Box 3

G, 1942-82. Lady Margaret Gifford (File 20) - Box 3

H, 1955-82. Penne Hackforth-Jones, Gerald Hamilton-Edwards, Sir Paul and Alix Hasluck, Anthea Hastings (Joseph), Cameron Hazlehurst, Katharine Hepburn, Penelope Hope, Elizabeth Hudson (File 21-25) - Box 3, 4

I, 1979-82 (File 26) - Box 4

J, 1963-82. Sir Charles and Natasha Johnston (File 26) - Box 4

K, 1965-81. Alison King, Marcia Kirsten (File 27) - Box 4

L, 1942-82. Lady Peggy Lewthwaite, Angela Limerick (Countess), Ernest Llewellyn, Frank and Ray Logan (File 28-29) - Box 4

M, 1963-84. Macgowan Family, Reta McLean, Harold Macmillan, Laurie and Lind Macpherson, Margaret Mallory, Shudha Mazumdar, Mountbatten Family (Richard, Patricia and John) (File 30-36) - Box 4, 5

N, 1961-82. Oscar Nemon, Sidney Nolan, Cynthia Nolan (File 37) - Box 5

O, 1962-82. John Oldham (File 38) - Box 5

P-Q, 1946-82. Sir James Plimsoll, Potter Partners (File 39-40) - Box 5

R, 1948-82. Sue Rees, Kitty Ritson, Ryan Family (Dominic, Rosemary and Gwen Peyton-Jones) (File 41-43) - Box 6

S, 1945-82. Elizabeth Salter, Sir David Scott, Hope Scott, Rachel Scott, Miranda Selous, Clement Semmler, Dr Amal Shah, Sacheverell Sitwell, Amy Smart, Marjorie Smart, Esther Soong, Mary Spears, William and Antonia Spowers, Clare Spurgin, St John Council for Victoria (File 44-54) - Box 6, 7

T, 1963-82 Lord Talbot de Malahide, Mervyn Talbot Rice (File 55) - Box 7

U, 1968-78 (File 56) - Box 7

V, 1966-82. Lady Von Bibra (File 56) - Box 7

W, 1946-82. Louise Walker (see also files 69 and 86-89), Alison Waller, Patrick White, Lorri Whiting (File 57-60) - Box 8

Y, 1969-80 (File 61) - Box 8

Unidentified, 1942-82 (File 62) - Box 8

Alphabetical expanding file: A-B, 1962-76. Rosemary Dobson (Bolton) (File 63) - Box 8

Alphabetical expanding file: C-F, 1971-76. Adam Charnaud (File 64) - Box 8

Alphabetical expanding file: G-H, 1970-76. Alix Hasluck, Anthea Hastings, Joan Hammond, Elizabeth Hudson (File 65) - Box 9

Alphabetical expanding file: I-Mc, 1967-76. Frank Logan, Shudha Mazumdar, Hal Missingham, Reta McLean (File 66) - Box 9

Alphabetical expanding file: N-R, 1964-76. Oscar Nemon (File 67) - Box 9

Alphabetical expanding file: S, 1970-76. Clem Semmler, Elizabeth Salter, David Scott, Hope Scott, Amy Smart (File 68) - Box 9

Alphabetical expanding file: T-Y, 1970-76. Louise Walker, Alison Waller (File 69) - Box 9

Correspondence files: Family letters, 1860-1953 (File 70) - Box 9

Correspondence files: Miscellaneous notes and letters, 1910-53 (File 71) - Box 9

Correspondence files: Private correspondence, 1918-64 (File 72) - Box 9

Correspondence files: Women's voluntary services- Middle East, Bengal, 1942-43 (File 73) - Box 10

Correspondence files: Family file - Middle East, 1942-44 (File 74) - Box 10

Correspondence files: Governors wives conference (New Delhi, Nov. 1944), 1942-82 (File 75) - Box 10

Correspondence files: Calcutta, 1943-46 (File 76) - Box 10

Correspondence files: Various letters from Calcutta files - for Australia, 1944-45 (File 77) - Box 10

Correspondence files: America, 1944-51 (File 77) - Box 10

Correspondence files: Begg, Jean, 1944-76 (File 78) - Box 10

Correspondence files: Foreign references, 1947-74 (File 79) - Box 10

Correspondence files: Princess Alice, 1948-82 (File 80-81) - Box 10, 11

Correspondence files: Miscellaneous letters to keep, 1950-79 (File 82) - Box 11

Correspondence files: India, 1953 (File 83) - Box 11

Correspondence files: Miscellaneous letters, 1953-70 (File 84) - Box 11

Correspondence files: Miscellaneous, 1953-83 (File 85) - Box 11

Correspondence files: Princess Marthe Bibesco, 1958-73 (File 86-89) - Box 11, 12

Correspondence files: Letters from Princess Valentine Ghika-Comanesh, Louise Walker, Odette Bibesco and Ruth Dobson, 1974-80 and papers relating to George Bibesco, the death of Marthe Bibesco and other matters, 1959-73 (File 90) - Box 12

Correspondence files: Queen Elizabeth; Prince Phillip, 1964-82 (File 91) - Box 12

Correspondence files: Amy Johnston, 1977-80 (File 92) - Box 12

Correspondence files: Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) congratulations, 1982 (File 93) - Box 12

Series 2. Diaries and notebooks, 1940-83

Appointment diaries, address books and notebooks.

Diaries, 1940, 1950-59 (File 1) - Box 13

Diaries, 1960-69 (File 2) - Box 13

Diaries, 1970-75, 1977-79 (File 3) - Box 13

Diaries, 1980-83 (File 4) - Box 13

Notebooks and address books (File 5) - Box 13

Series 3. Writings, c.1850-1982

Writings of Maie Casey. Other writings are interspersed in files throughout the collection. Other correspondence relating to writings is in series 1.

Subseries (i). Early writings, 1904 - Box 13, 14

Fairy tales, stories, plays, sketches by Maie Ryan and others. Also includes school compositions and exercises and other juvenilia. Most of the manuscripts are not dated.

7 files

Subseries (ii). An Australian story (1962), c.1850-1980 - Box 14, 15

Drafts and research files containing photographs, research and publishers' correspondence, notes, cuttings, illustrations by Casey, original family documents including a letter by Charles Ryan (1864), letters by Ryan and Hammond Stock and Station Agents (1875), reviews, letters from readers and maps.

11 files

Subseries (iii). Melba re-visited (1975), 1924-81 - Box 16

Files containing manuscript and corrected typescript drafts, cuttings, review, letters by recipients and readers of the book, typescripts or reminiscences and illustrations by Casey.

4 files

Subseries (iv). Rare encounters (1980), 1896-1982 - Box 16, 17

Files containing correspondence, photographs, typescript and manuscript drafts, proofs, cuttings, articles, letters of thanks from recipients and appreciations by readers.

7 files

Subseries (v). Speeches, 1937-80

Speeches, broadcasts and notes for speeches.

Speeches, 1937-47 (File 1) - Box 17
Speeches, 1942-48 (File 2) - Box 17
Speech notes, 1942-55 (File 3) - Box 17
Speeches, 1948-70 (File 4) - Box 18
Speeches, 1960-69 (File 5) - Box 18
Speeches, 1970-80 (File 6) - Box 18
Undated speeches, 1970-80 (File 7) - Box 18

Subseries (vi). Articles, 1947-72

Files containing drafts, correspondence, illustrations, publications, cuttings, and photographs. Correspondents include Rex Nan Kivell.

'Contemporary Australian Art' (Marg), 1953-59 (File 1) - Box 18
'Charles Snodgrass Ryan' (Medical Journal of Australia), 1958-69 (File 2) - Box 18
'An introduction to the Nan Kivell collection' (Art and Australia and Apollo), 1966-69 (File 3-4) - Box 18
'George Bell in Bourke Street' (Art and Australia), 1966-70 (File 5) - Box 19
Other magazine and newspaper articles, 1947-72. Includes 'Russell Drysdale and the Australian countryside' (The Geographical magazine, June 1952), 'Emily' (Sydney Morning Herald, Nov. 25 1967), 'Endpiece' (Sydney Morning Herald, Nov. 1 1969), 'Our short history' (La Trobe Library journal, 1972), 'Wedding day in fairyland' (Sydney Morning Herald, June 13, 1970), 'John Cotton, 1802-1849' (Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History, Jan. 1963) and 'Tigers and elephants', (Australian junior, May-June 1947) (File 6) - Box 19

Subseries (vii). Verse, 1951-79 - Box 19

Manuscripts and typescripts of poetry by Maie Casey including pieces published in From the night (1976) and translation of poetry by Baudelaire and others.

6 files

Subseries (viii). Other writings, 1943-79

Other writings by Casey including personal tributes to nurse Annie Moriah Sage, C.B. Thomson, Princess Marthe Bibesco, George Bell, Cynthia Nolan, Sir William Dobell, Agatha Christie, Stella Reading, Freda Thompson, Ruth Whiting and Joan Lindsay (File 1-2) - Box 20
Papers relating to 'The young Kabbarli: an opera in one act'; music for 'Through the dark night' (lyrics by Maie Casey; music by Margaret Sutherland) (File 3-4) - Box 20
Papers relating to Casey's biographical introduction to and involvement in the publication of John Cotton's birds of the Port Phillip district of New South Wales, 1843-1849 (1974), 1966-77; 'A day of the garter', 1969 (File 5) - Box 20
Miscellaneous writings, 1943-79 including personal tributes, speeches, transcript of an interview with Hazel De Berg (National Library, 1967), articles, prefaces to books, and family history notes (File 6-7) - Box 20

Series 4. Art papers, 1941-87

Subseries (i). Indian art

Files on art subjects maintained by Maie Casey while in India, 1944-46. The papers relate to the Indian Institute of Art in Industry (of which Maie Casey was president, 1945-46), the Exhibition of Bengal Art (Apr. 26-May 3 1945, Government House, Calcutta) and Maie Casey's attempts to organise similar exhibitions in Britain and Australia. Correspondents include Daryl Lindsay and Hal Missingham.

Art in Industry, 1944-46 (File 1) - Box 20
Bengal Art Exhibition - Calcutta, 1945 (File 2) - Box 21
Bengal Art Exhibition - Australia, 1944-45 (File 3) - Box 21
All-India Exhibition, Burlington House, 1945 (File 4) - Box 21
Australian art galleries, 1944-45 (File 5) - Box 21
Art bodies in England (including British Council), 1945 (File) - Box 21
Art - India, 1944-46 (File 6) - Box 21
Indian art objects for Australia, 1944-49 (File) - Box 21

Subseries (ii). International Sculpture Competition

Numbered sequence of files relating to Lady Casey's involvement in the competition conducted by the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in 1953 on the subject 'the unknown political prisoner'. The competition was won by Reg Butler. Australian finalists included Margel Hinder, Tom Bass and John Joseph Bruhn.

The files include correspondence, cuttings, photographs of the winning models, articles, competition details and names of Australian and New Zealand entrants.

London visit - correspondence, 1951-53 (File 7) - Box 21
Sydney trip file, 1952-53 (File 8) - Box 21
Sculpture exhibition, 1953 (File 9) - Box 21
London correspondence, 1952-53 (File 10) - Box 22
Entries - Australia and New Zealand (File 11) - Box 22

Subseries (iii). Art files

Files on artists and art organisations. The files contain correspondence, typescripts of articles, photographs of works, catalogues, publications, original drawings and water-colours and notes.

Mary Cecil Allen, 1966-82 (File 12-14) - Box 22
Australian artists, 1962-82 (File 15) - Box 22
Cecil Beaton, 1964-80 (File 16) - Box 22
George Bell, 1971-81 (File 17) - Box 22
Sir William Dobell, 1966-72 (File 18) - Box 23
Emily Hope, 1973-80 (File 19) - Box 23
Museum of Modern Art, NY, 1967-82 (File 20) - Box 23
Hugh Ramsay, 1967 (File 21) - Box 23
Tom Roberts, 1966-80 (File) - Box 23
Jamini Roy, 1946-87 (includes material added by Jane Macgowan) (File 22-23) - Box 23
Royal Society of Arts, 1977-79 (File 24) - Box 23
Eugene Von Guerard, 1969-72 (File 25) - Box 23
Lorri Whiting, 1965-79 (File 26) - Box 24
Other art papers (File) - Box 24
Exhibition catalogues, 1941-68 (File 27-28) - Box 24
Photographs of artworks (File 29-30) - Box 24, 25
Miscellaneous art papers including correspondence with art galleries (1956-81), cuttings, catalogues, drafts, pamphlets, photographs, lists of paintings belonging to the Caseys, original artworks and copies of drawings by Maie Casey, 1945-81 (File 31-35) - Box 25

Series 5. Subject files, 1905-82

Files relating to Maie Casey's involvement in various organisations, her family property 'Edrington', a visit to Asia with her husband as part of a Ministerial delegation to the Colombo Plan Conference in 1955, and other matters. The files include newsletters, minutes, annual reports, correspondence, pamphlets and cuttings. Correspondents include Helen Keller.

Australian Neurological Foundation, 1976-80 (File 1) - Box 25

Berwick Library, 1978-82 (File 2) - Box 25

Blind, 1945-69 (File 3-4) - Box 26

Edrington, 1972-82 (File 5) - Box 26

Journey, 10 Oct-2 Nov 1955, 1955-56 (File 6) - Box 26

Joan Lindsay, 1931-80 (includes letters to Jane Macgowan) (File 7) - Box 26

Casey-Daryl Lindsay correspondence, 1948-75 (copies) (File 8) - Box 26

Music, 1965-69 (File 9) - Box 27

National Library tape (Hazel De Berg interview), 1967-75 (File 10) - Box 27

Nursing (including Annie Sage Memorial Fund), 1947-69 (File 11-12) - Box 27

Philippe duc d'Orleans, 1905-74 (File 13) - Box 27

Reference material, 1953-56 (File 14) - Box 27

Margaret Sutherland, 1967-72 (File 15) - Box 27

Series 6. Ellis Rowan, 1869-1974

This series contains a small amount of original Rowan letters, copies of Rowan correspondence, books by Rowan, files of correspondence, articles, photographs, and other material relating to Rowan and a draft of Helen Jo Samuel's biography of Rowan Wild flower hunter (1961).

Photographs and portraits of Rowan (File 1) - Box 27

Letters by Rowan, 1869-74, copies of letters to Ellis Rowan from her grandparents, 1897-1903 and a note from the British Administrator, German New Guinea giving Rowan permission to take away birds of paradise 'for scientific purposes', 1916 (File 2) - Box 28

Newspaper cuttings mainly concerning Rowan's paintings and exhibitions, 1878-1916 and copies of 'Press opinions of Mrs F.G. Rowan's water-colour flower drawings' (File 3) - Box 28

Files mainly containing correspondence relating to Rowan including responses to Wild flower hunter. Also includes biographical details on Rowan, transcripts of Ferdinand von Mueller letters, drawings by Maie Casey for Wild flower hunter, reviews of the book, correspondence relating to gifts and loans of Rowan paintings and photographs (File 4-9) - Box 28, 29

Typescript draft of Wild flower hunter by H.J. Samuel with corrections by Casey (File 10-11) - Box 29

Articles on Rowan and other papers, 1963-74 (File 12) - Box 29

A flower hunter in Queensland and New Zealand by Mrs Rowan (1898) (File 13) - Box 29

A guide to the wild flowers by Alice Lounsberry; illustrated by Ellis Rowan (4th edition, 1899) (File 14) - Box 29

Typescripts entitled 'The Aboriginal races of Australia', 'Encounter with bushrangers', 'A cruise among tropical islands' and 'Inland caves of Australia', possibly by Rowan (File 15) - Box 29

Series 7. Writings by others, 1932-82

Poetry by Joan Ackland, 1978 (File 1) - Box 30

The world we live in: a series of speeches on current events by R.G. Casey, 1933 (File [unnumbered])

'Old Beaumaris passes by' by Winifred Craig, c.1932 (File 2) - Box 30

'Giali' by Charles Jordan (Screenplay for feature film), 1969 (File [unnumbered])

Typescript account of early travel and settlement in Victoria by Mary Jane Read (nee Docker) (1828-1923) (File [unnumbered])

'The dawn of the north-east' by T.G. Clarke, 1905 and other items (File [unnumbered])

'Personal recollections of early Victoria' by A.A.C. Le Souef (File 3) - Box 30

'Second annual report to the Dean and members of the Faculty of Medicine upon clinical education' by Sir Alan Newton (University of Melbourne, 1949) (File [unnumbered])

'Caesar' by Inez Lillies (File [unnumbered])

'Catch the sunlight' (biography of Brigadier General Lord Thomson of Cardington) by Peter Masefield (File 4-6) - Box 30

To ride the storm: the story of the airship R101 by Sir Peter G. Masefield, 1982 (see series 1 for Peter Masefield correspondence), 1974-82 (File 7-8) - Box 30, 31

'Picture of Anna' by Lindsay Ryan (with manuscript corrections by Maie Casey) (File 9-11) - Box 31

'The good sign' by Sir Gordon Volley (File 12) - Box 31

Unidentified typescripts (one in French) (File [unnumbered])

Series 8. Photographs, c.1842-1972

Casey Family photographs. Bundles of photographs kept in files or envelopes have been kept together.

Family photographs, c.1842-47 (File 1) - Box 31

R.G. Casey senior, 1886-1896 (File 2) - Box 31

Unsorted family photographs - mostly R.G. Casey, 1891-1960 (File 3-4) - Folio [unnumbered], Box 32

Family photos, 1891-1968 (File 5-6) - Box 32

Photographs, 1906-70 including photos of the Northern Territory, 1947 and Cairo during World War I (File 7) - Box 32

Photograph album, Cambridge, 1911-13 (File 8) - Box 32

Photograph album, 1932-35 including shots of Duntroon (ACT), Kiandra (NSW), Canberra and Parliament (File 9) - Box 32

R.G. Casey, 1936-61 (File 10) - Box 33

U.S.A, 1940-41 (File 11) - Box 33

Maie Casey, 1941-72 (File [unnumbered])

Middle East, 1942-43 (File [unnumbered])

India, 1944-46 (File 12) - Box 33

Photographs of India, 1944-45 and photos, 1958 (File 13) - Box 33

Photographs - Governor-General, 1965-69 (File 14-15) - Box 33

Maie Casey (File 16) - Box 34

R.G. Casey (File 17) - Box 34

Miscellaneous photos (File 18-22) - Box 34, 35

Photographs used in Glittering surfaces (1997), 1906-1976 labelled by Diane Langmore (File 23) - Box 35

Series 9. Family papers, 1831-1899

Papers of the naturalist John Cotton (1802-1849). Cotton's daughter Marian married Charles Ryan, father of Surgeon General Sir Charles Ryan. (See also Australian dictionary of biography, volume 1). Also includes papers of Theodotus John Sumner (1820-1884) and Sir Charles Ryan.

See also series 6/2 for a small quantity of papers of Ellis Rowan.

Journal/notebooks of John Cotton, Feb. 1831-Apr. 1833 and May 1833-Nov. 1835. The volumes contain descriptions and water-colours of artworks he had seen exhibited; summaries and illustrations of lectures of the Zoological Society attended by Cotton; copies of poetry by Wordsworth, Byron, Spencer and others; comments on current events, a cholera epidemic, and nature observations including illustrations of insects and birds. Both volumes are indexed by Cotton. The notebooks are signed by Ellis Rowan and Maie Casey (File 1-2) - Box 35

Typescript transcripts of the 1831-1833 diary of John Cotton. Includes photographs of some illustrations, and letters from Joseph Burke (University of Melbourne Department of Fine Arts) and Oxford University Press regarding the journals, 1963 (File 3-4) - Box 35

Drawings and water-colours of John Cotton of animals, birds, fish, crustaceans, landscapes, portraits and interiors. One piece is dated 1839. Also includes a sketch by Maie Casey of John Cotton and a sketch by Maie Casey of a drawing by Cotton (File 5-6) - Box 36

Letterbook, 1856-58 of Theodotus John Sumner written from Stony Park, Brunswick, Vic (File 7) - Box 36

Birth and death certificates of T.J. Sumner and other Sumner Family documents, 1820-1899 (File 8) - Box 36

Sir Charles Ryan letters and documents, some in French, 1871-72 (File 9) - Box 36

Les murailles d'Orleans pendant l'Occupation Prussienne (1871) (File 10) - Box 36

Series 10. Other papers, 1937-82

Passports, 1943-74; marriage certificate, 1926; international driving permits and vaccination certificates (File 1) - Box 36

Papers, 1943-59 including music, a speech and a guest list for Government House (Calcutta) (File 2) - Box 37

Papers, 1966-79 including programs of tours and state visits (1968-69) and the memorial service program for R.G. Casey, 1976 (File 3) - Box 37

Papers, 1980-82 and undated papers including program for the memorial service of Sir John McEwen (File 4) - Box 37

Newspaper cuttings and copies of articles, 1937-80 including cuttings regarding R.G. Casey's death and an article on Sir Charles Ryan (File 5-6) - Box 37

Printed material including poetry by Sacheverell Sitwell and Bibles (File 7-8) - Box 37, 38

File entitled 'A company of carols' containing printed sheet music with words by Marnie Bassett, Maie Casey, Rosemary Dobson and Joan Lindsay and music by Margaret Sutherland, nd. (Added October 2001) (File 9) - Box 38