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Collection Summary

Creator
Osmond, Warren, 1947-2000
Title
Papers of Warren Osmond
Date Range
1884-2000 (bulk 1965-2000)
Collection Number
MS 9612, MS Acc04.014
Extent
19.65 metres (127 ms boxes + 1 ms carton + 1 small folio box + 27 sound/av carriers)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
Special Collections (Manuscripts)

Introduction

Scope and Content

This extensive collection is comprised of materials which record the activity of Osmond's career in academia and journalism. Within the sixteen series are substantial runs of correspondence, notebooks, research files and articles produced by Osmond, as well as cuttings, reviews, index cards, photocopies, and large amounts of printed material which he used to support his writing and research. Osmond's early involvement in the radical student movement of the late 1960s at Monash University and his political activism as a member of the New Left are reflected in several series. Of special interest are the papers which document Osmond's wide network of professional contacts, his expertise in international affairs (particularly in the Middle East) and fascination with Jewish matters, and the voice he gave through his work to marginal groups such as international students. Importantly, the collection also preserves the notes and research materials which Osmond amassed whilst preparing his meticulous biography of the Victorian politician and diplomat, Sir Frederic Eggleston (1875-1954).

As well as a large circle of journalists and friends, some prominent academics, historians and intellectuals number amongst the wide range of correspondents represented in the collection. These include Henry Mayer, Humphrey McQueen, Dennis Altman, W. Macmahon Ball, Don Watson, Robert Haupt, Sir Walter Crocker, Sir Keith Hancock and Manning Clark. In addition there is some interesting original correspondence with members of Eggleston's family, particularly with his son Egan, and with Eggleston's associate, Sir John Condliffe (1891-1981).

Access

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Copying and Publishing

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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

Provenance

The papers were bequeathed to the Library by Warren Osmond and transferred by his partner Juliet Richter in two instalments in December 2000 and August 2001, with the assistance of Cassandra Pybus.

Arrangement

The papers were transferred to the Library in the form in which they were found at the time of Osmond's premature death. The materials had been maintained under varying degrees of control, and the apparent disarray of some parts of the collection may reflect Osmond's intense work schedule, which left little time for adhering to formal filing systems. However, formed sequences of files were identified across the collection, and it is upon these that the final series arrangement of the papers has been based. In those instances where no existing filing system could be discerned, loose papers and unnamed files have been organised together into artificial groupings. Thus most series are an amalgam of original and imposed order, and incorporate original runs of files to which related files have been added by Library staff. At the same time, the internal composition of pre-existing files has not been rearranged, and they remain a faithful reflection of Osmond's working style.

In the course of sorting the papers, a large amount of duplicate printed material was weeded from the collection. In cases where some of these items - such as monographs and journals - were not already held, they have been added to the Library's printed Australian and overseas collections.

Separated Material

A twenty-one box collection of Osmond's papers forms part of the Rare Books and Special Collections of the Fisher Library, University of Sydney. The following items have been removed from the collection and returned to Juliet Richter: a video recording which accompanied Series 1, Files 72-73 (containing footage of the November 1997 Lateline episode on the Media Watch television program); 84 micro-cassettes previously in Series 9, relating to his writings for the Sydney Morning Herald between 1983 and 1994; a computer disk from Series 9, File 120 (containing a 1992 article published in the Asian studies review); and two cassettes which accompanied Series 10, File 26, (containing a 1995 interview with, and lecture by, Noam Chomsky).

Bibliography

Osmond also contributed to the Australian dictionary of biography and wrote many journal articles and reviews for magazines and newspapers, including Quadrant and The Australia-Israel review. Information on these works can be found in Series 6 and 13.

  • The dilemma of an Australian sociology: an analysis of 'Equality and authority'. Melbourne : Arena Publications, 1972.
  • 'Upstairs down under (on letters written to Audrey Tennyson and Adelaide Lubbock)', Meanjin, Vol. 38, April 1979.
  • Frederic Eggleston: an intellectual in Australian politics.. Sydney : Allen and Unwin, 1985.
  • 'The Russian Far East in the summer of 1992', Asian studies review, Vol. 16, No. 2, November 1992.

Biographical Note

Warren Osmond was born in Melbourne in 1947. He matriculated from Huntingtower School, Mt Waverley in 1964 and went on to study political science at Monash University, graduating with a BA in 1968. While at Monash he also became heavily involved in student politics and was co-editor of Lot's Wife, the now defunct student magazine, in 1968.

Osmond dropped out of his honours year at Monash in 1968 and travelled around Australia in 1969 working at a variety of different jobs. On his return he decided to return to university to complete his honours degree. He also resumed writing articles for student and left-wing journals, and his writings attracted the attention of Henry Mayer, then professor of political theory at Sydney University. In 1970 Mayer offered him a job in the University's Department of Government. As a tutor (1970-1972) and later, an assistant lecturer (1973-1974), Osmond developed and taught a course in the history of sociological theory whilst completing his MA thesis, 'The education of a Victorian liberal : Frederic Eggleston, 1875-1916'.

From 1976 Osmond began to focus on a literary rather than academic career. He supported himself as a freelance writer and book reviewer and continued his research for his doctoral thesis. A brief return to academia as a part-time tutor at the New South Wales Institute of Technology in 1977 helped supplement his income. During this period many of his book reviews were published in The National Times, Nation Review and Australian book review. He also worked as a publisher's reader and between 1977 and 1979 was employed in a part-time capacity for the publisher Hale and Iremonger. In 1981 he was engaged for a short period as a journalist for The National Times.

Upon obtaining his doctorate in 1982, Osmond left Australia to take up a year long Fulbright Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania. On his return he reworked his thesis into a book, Frederic Eggleston: an intellectual in Australian politics, published in 1985.

In 1983 Osmond joined The Sydney Morning Herald as an editorial (leader) writer specialising in international affairs. From 1987 he served as Foreign Editor, a position which he held until 1993. He and his foreign desk colleagues won a Walkley Award for their coverage of the coup in Russia that led to the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991. In January 1993 Osmond moved to the position of Diplomatic Editor which required regular commentary of international affairs and Australian foreign policy. He also undertook various overseas assignments during this time. The position was abolished in June 1994 and Osmond returned to freelance work, concentrating on higher education issues and international politics. His main outlets were The Australian and The Australian Financial Review.

In 1996 he was appointed editor of Campus Review, a weekly national newspaper specialising in higher education and vocational training. During this period he was able to enlarge and reshape the public debate on higher education in Australia as well as increase the newspaper's circulation. He left the newspaper shortly before his sudden death in October 2000.

Item Descriptions

Class MS 9612. Original consignment

Comprises correspondence, notebooks, research files and articles produced by Osmond, as well as cuttings, reviews, index cards, photocopies, and large amounts of printed material which he used to support his writing and research. Osmond's early involvement in the radical student movement of the late 1960s at Monash University and his political activism as a member of the New Left are reflected in several series. Of special interest are the papers which document Osmond's wide network of professional contacts, his expertise in international affairs, particularly in the Middle East, and fascination with Jewish matters, and the voice he gave through his work to marginal groups such as international students. There are notes and research materials for Ormond's biography of the Victorian politician and diplomat, Sir Frederic Eggleston (1875-1954). Correspondents include Henry Mayer, Humphrey McQueen, Dennis Altman, W. Macmahon Ball, Don Watson, Robert Haupt, Sir Walter Crocker, Sir Keith Hancock and Manning Clark. Also, original correspondence with members of Eggleston's family, particularly with his son Egan, and with Eggleston's associate, Sir John Condliffe (1891-1981).

Contained in 125 boxes, 1 folio box.

Series 1. Correspondence, 1949-2000

Over the course of his career Osmond developed a wide circle of correspondents, including academics, writers, intellectuals, diplomats and journalists from Australia and overseas. Many of his professional acquaintances became close contacts, and those writing from the United States, Micronesia and the Middle East reflect Osmond's time spent visiting or writing about these parts of the world. To his close friends he was a writer of long and lively letters, whilst some of the more detailed correspondence with his associates contains serious discussion of aspects of political or sociological theory. Another group of files contains some interesting letters which Osmond exchanged with members of the Eggleston family - such as Eggleston's son Egan, relative Pauline Falquier, and colleague Sir John Condliffe - in the course researching his theses and biography. Other files document Osmond's Fulbright award, occasional professional disagreements, and aspects of Osmond family history.

Amongst the prominent Australians represented in this series are Henry Mayer, W. Macmahon Ball, Humphrey McQueen, John Iremonger, Dennis Altman, Don Watson, Anne Summers, Robert Haupt, Sir Walter Crocker, Sir Keith Hancock and Manning Clark. Whilst all of the correspondence files retain the same internal composition given to them by Osmond, the individual files have been arranged chronologically into a single sequence by Library staff.

In addition to the letters filed here, further correspondence in the form of letters and facsimile messages can be found dispersed through other series in the collection, particularly Series 4-6 and 9-11 which relate to Osmond's university and journalistic activities.

Family letters from S.(?) Klein (Germany), 1949, together with family photographs (some badly water damaged) (File 1)
Family correspondence, 1969-1972 (File 2)
Personal and general correspondence, 1955-1985 (File 3)
Personal and general correspondence, 1962-1964 (File 4)
Personal and general correspondence, 1962-1969 (File 5)
Personal correspondence, 1963-1966 (File 6_7)
General and personal correspondence including papers and clippings, 1963-1980, including typescript short story by Rod McFarlane (File 8)
Personal and general correspondence and papers, 1966-1969 (File 9)
Personal and general correspondence, 1968-1972 (File 10_11)
Personal and general correspondence, 1968-1983 (File 12_13)

Correspondents include John Edwards, Byrne Mills, Camille Guy, Hugh Stretton, Geoffrey Serle, Stephen Alomes, Peter Berger, Tom Cochrane, Andrew Campbell, Baiba Berzins.

Personal and general correspondence, 1968-1998, including paper regarding the Helmer v. Nationwide News legal suit regarding 'Whose man in Moscow?' article, published in The Australian, 25 March 1995 (File 14)
Personal and general correspondence, 1970-1971 (File 15)
Personal and general correspondence and papers, 1970-1979 (File 16_20)
Personal and general correspondence, 1970-1998 (File 21)
Personal correspondence, 1971-1976, including discussion of the dismissal of the Whitlam Labor Government (File 22)
Personal correspondence, 1971-1977 (chiefly January-May 1977), including notes on thesis by Don Watson (File 23)
Personal and general correspondence, 1971-1992 (File 24_26)

Correspondents include Jenny Hall, Ken Rivett, Serge Lieberman, Egan Eggleston, Walter Crocker, Sir Keith Hancock, Manning Clark, Pauline Falquier, Robert Haupt, Bob Carr, Geoffrey Bolton, W. Macmahon Ball, Nonie Sharp, R.N. Span.

Personal and general correspondence, 1972-1974 (File 27_29)
Personal correspondence, 1973-1974 (chiefly February-April 1974) (File 30)
Personal correspondence, 1973-1974 (chiefly May-October 1974) (File 31_32)
Personal correspondence, 1972-1975 (chiefly October 1974-January 1975) (File 33_34)
Personal and general correspondence, 1972-1987 (File 35_37)

Correspondents include Anne Summers, Hugo Wolfsohn.

Personal and general correspondence and papers, 1974-1985 (File 38_39)
Personal correspondence, January-May 1975 (File 40)
Personal correspondence, May-July 1975 (File 41)
Personal correspondence, July-October 1975 (File 42)
Personal correspondence, October-November 1975 (File 43)
Personal correspondence, January-February 1976 (File 44)
Personal correspondence, January-June 1976 (File 45)
Personal correspondence, February-March 1976 (File 46)
Personal correspondence, 1975-1976 (chiefly June-October 1976) (File 47)
Personal correspondence, June-December 1976 (File 48)
Personal and general correspondence, 1978-1997 (File 49_55)
Personal and general correspondence, 1980-1989 (File 56_62)
Personal and general correspondence, 1984-1989 (File 63_67)

Correspondents include Philip McMichael, Adrian Hann, Peter Samuel, Cassandra Pybus.

Correspondence relating to Duncan Hall, 1970-1982; 'Fulbright affiliations (redundant)', 1980-1982; 'Fulbright correspondence', 1981-1983 (File 68)
Correspondence with Mervyn Hartwig and Lyndall Ryan, 1972, including a discussion of racism and the Australian Left (File 69)
Correspondence with Sir John Condliffe regarding Sir Frederic Eggleston, 1979-1980 (File 70)
Correspondence relating to doctoral thesis, 1979-1982 (File 71_72)

Correspondents include Leonie Foster, Pauline Falquier, W. Macmahon Ball, W.D. Forsyth, Arthur Phillips, Sir Walter Crocker, Sir Ronald Walker, Egan Eggleston, together with examiners' reports by Michael Roe, A.F. Davies, Allan Martin.

Correspondence with Stuart Littlemore regarding a controversial Media Watch program, 1993-1996 (File 73)
The media and me (1996) by Stuart Littlemore (File 74)
Hilary Sage, 1967-1968 (File 75)
Lucy Hunter, 1968 (File 76)
Keith and Denise Jepson, 1968 (File 77)
Henry Mayer, 1968-1974; Lyndall Ryan, 1975; John Carroll, 1978-1986 (File 78)
Richard and Leonie Gordon, 1969-1980 (File 79)
Humphrey McQueen, 1969; Richard Gordon, 1976-1980; and others 1975-1976 (File 80)
Adrian Hann, 1970-c. 1996; John Iremonger, 1978-1986 (File 81)
Dennis Altman, 1970-1991 (File 82)
Terry Counihan, 1972; Terry Irving and Baiba Berzins, 1972-1975; Edwin Harari, 1983-1984; Gabriel Haus, 1984-1985 (File 83)
Dan O'Neill, 1972; John Lonie, 1975-1976; Richard Tanter, 1983-1995, including printed articles by Tanter (File 84)
Humphrey McQueen, 1972-2000 (File 85)
Jenny Redford, 1973-1977 (File 86)
John Docker, 1973-1979; Joan Clarke, 1982-1983 (File 87)
Bob Connell, 1973; Tom ? 1982; Dirk Ballendorf, 1992-1996 (File 88)
Geoff Lester, 1974-1983 (File 89)
John and Ann Docker, 1975-1977 (File 90)
Angus McIntyre, 1975-1982 (File 91)
Jim Davidson, 1975-1988 (File 92)
Peter King, 1976-1981; Doug White, 1977; Douglas Kirsner, 1982-1994 (File 93)
Philip McMichael, 1979-1991 (File 94)
Margot Terentiev, 1984-1992, together with a letter from Al Soman, 1985 (File 95)
Clive Kessler, 1985-1995 (File 96_98)
Nicolas Rothwell, 1987-1997 (File 99_100)

Series 2. Notebooks, 1969-2000

Osmond kept numerous notebooks throughout his career as a journalist. These notebooks document the stories he worked on and provide information about the people he met and the places he visited. The notebooks contain a wide range of information, including addresses, phone numbers, quotes and ideas for articles, interview notes and travel details. There are also notes about local and international events that attracted media coverage.

The series also contains a small number of notebooks relating to the period that Osmond spent at the University of Pennsylvania as a Fulbright Fellow. There are two personal journals spanning 1973-1974 and one journal that he kept while travelling around Australia during 1969.

A small number of additional notebooks can be found in Series 5 and Series 12.

Journal, 1969 (Item 1)
Journal, 1973-1974 (Item 2)
Journal, 1974 (Item 3)
Last thesis diary, 1974 (MA thesis) (Item 4)
Notebooks kept when a Fulbright Fellow, University of Pennsylvania (Item 5_11)
Sydney Morning Herald notebooks, 1983-1985 (Item 12_57)
Sydney Morning Herald notebooks, 1986 (Item 58_75)
Sydney Morning Herald notebooks, 1987 (Item 76_99)
Sydney Morning Herald notebooks, 1988 (Item 100_121)
Sydney Morning Herald notebooks, 1989 (Item 122_137)
Sydney Morning Herald notebooks, 1990 (Item 138_145)
Sydney Morning Herald notebooks, 1991 (Item 146_153)
Sydney Morning Herald notebooks, 1991-1992 (Item 154)
Sydney Morning Herald notebooks, 1992 (Item 155_166)
Sydney Morning Herald notebooks, 1993 (Item 167_177)
Sydney Morning Herald notebooks, 1994 (Item 178_184)
Freelance notebooks, 1994 (Item 185_191)
Freelance notebooks, 1995 (Item 192_200)
Freelance notebooks, 1996 (Item 201_206)
Campus Review notebooks, 1996 (Item 207_212)
Campus Review notebooks, 1997 (Item 213_222)
Campus Review notebooks, 1998 (Item 223_229)
Campus Review notebooks, 1999 (Item 230_238)
Campus Review notebooks, 1999-2000 (Item 239)
Campus Review notebooks, 2000 (Item 240_245)

Series 3. Early life, 1959-1964

Osmond matriculated from Huntingtower School, Melbourne, a school for Christian Science children in 1964. This series consists of miscellaneous material from Osmond's high school days including schoolbooks, scrapbooks, assignments and test papers, various certificates, ephemera and Christian Science literature. There is also a file containing poems written by various students and reports of school activities in 1962 for the school magazine.

8 files

Series 4. Monash University, 1916-1973

Osmond attended Monash University between 1965 and 1968. While at Monash he became heavily involved in student politics and in 1968 was co-editor of Lot's Wife, the now defunct student magazine, considered to be the most radical of its day. He was also a member of the Monash Christian Science Organisation. Osmond gained his BA in political science but dropped out of his honours year in 1968 and travelled around Australia undertaking various labouring jobs.

This series consists of correspondence, assignments, essays, course outlines, lecture notes and literature on the Christian Science movement, together with other papers relating to student political activity and press (including some later material).

Correspondence, 1964-1968, with the Christian Science movement including an application by Osmond to enter the Church (1964) and general correspondence while he was secretary of the Joint Committee of Christian Science Organisations at Melbourne and Monash Universities (File 1_2)
Personal correspondence with fellow Christian Scientists, 1965-1968, including Geoffrey Barratt and Peter Sutton (File 3)
Various assignments and essays, 1965-1966 (File 4)
Miscellaneous lecture notes and course outlines, 1965-1966 (File 5)
'A college student writes: thought models and academic achievements', an article by Osmond which appeared in the Christian Science sentinel, Vol. 68, No. 8, 1966 (File 6)
Notes and a draft for a paper on migrants in Australian politics and unions, 1967 (File 7)
Readings, journal articles, newsletters and other writings on the Christian Science movement. While many of the readings are undated other items range from 1916-1966. (File 8_12)
Papers relating to student politics and newspapers, 1967-1971 (File 13_14)
'S.W.A.P.S.' mock newspaper by Osmond, c. 1968 (File 15)
The rise and fall of practically everybody : an account of student political activity at Monash University, 1965-72 by Paul Francis Perry, [1973] (File 16)

Series 5. University of Sydney, 1916-1981

After travelling around Australia in 1969 Osmond decided to return to university and complete his honours degree. In 1970 he was offered a job in the Department of Government at Sydney University by Henry Mayer, who had been impressed by Osmond's student and left-wing writings. As a tutor (1970-1972) and later, an assistant lecturer (1973-1974), Osmond taught units on Australian and comparative politics, and developed a course in the history of sociological theory. During this time he completed his MA (Hons.) thesis on the early career of Sir Frederic Eggleston, a politician and diplomat who had applied aspects of sociological theory to public administration.

This series consists of correspondence, drafts, essays, lecture notes. It also includes a series of subject files containing research material on general sociology and individuals which Osmond had collected for his teachings.

Subseries 5_1. General correspondence and files
Correspondence, 1971-1980, relating to Osmond's academic qualifications, job applications and his thesis work, 1970-1981 (File 1)
Correspondence, 1970-1973, mainly relating to Osmond's original thesis topic on Australian sociology (File 2)
Course outline, notes and reading list for a unit titled 'Political beliefs and behaviour in Australia', 1971 (File 3)
Lecture notes for Government I, 1971, a course outline for the unit Government I, 1972, and notes on tutor requirements for Government II, 1973 (File 4)
Correspondence with Humphrey McQueen, 1973, journal articles by McQueen, 1972-1979, and course outlines for History (IIIA), 1972-1973, at the Australian National University (File 5_6)
'The place of South-East Asia in the policy of R.G. Casey', Appendix IV: an interview with Lord Casey by Peter Freeman, 23 September 1969. Part of a thesis for the unit 'Government IV' (File 7)
'Marxism and religion': essay paper, 1970 (File 8)
'Australianism and the sociologist': paper presented at the Sociological Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, University of New South Wales, 19 August 1972. The file also contains background material on sociology in Australia. (File 9)
Lecture notes and general notes on Talcott Parsons, 1973 (File 10)
Drafts and notes for a review of Essays in political sociology by A.F. Davies, 1973 (File 11)
Partial drafts of a paper on Australian society (n.d.) (File 12)
Miscellaneous material including notes, journal articles and papers by others, 1962-1975 (File 13)
Miscellaneous correspondence and papers, 1970-1981, including notebook and research cards (File 14_16)
Subseries 5_2. Research/subject files
Atkinson, Meredith, 1917-1977. The file also contains an entry for Atkinson in the Australian dictionary of biography which was prepared by Osmond in 1977 (File 17)
Australian culture, 1962-1972 (File 18)
Canadian radical intellectuals, 1961-1972 (File 19)
Durkheim, Emile, 1972 (File 20)
Economic historians, 1928-1972 (File 21)
Notes and articles regarding Havelock Ellis, c. 1959-1977 (File 22)
Libertarianism (Sydney), 1957-1970 (File 23)
MacIver, Robert M., 1945-1968 (File 24)
Mannheim, Karl, 1936-1968 (File 25)
Mayo, Elton, 1919-1972 (File 26)
Nisbet, Robert A., 1966-1972 (File 27)
Partridge, P.H., 1952-1965 (File 28)
Ross, Edward Alsworth, 1940-1972 (File 29)
Simmel, Georg, 1948-1972 (File 30)
Sociology (Australia), 1955-1975 (File 31)
Sociology (General), 1916-1972 (File 32_34)
Subseries 5_3. Index cards
Sociological theory (File 35)
Australian sociology; History of sociological thought (File 36)

Series 6. Freelance writing, 1976-1987

In 1975 Osmond decided to follow a predominantly literary, rather than academic, career. He supported himself as a freelance writer and book reviewer and continued his research for his doctoral thesis. Many of his book reviews were published in The National Times, Nation Review and Australian book review. He also worked as a publisher's reader, and between 1977 and 1979 was engaged in a part-time capacity for the publisher, Hale and Iremonger. To further supplement his income, he was part-time Tutor-in-Charge of the unit 'Australian Political Biography' at the New South Wales Institute of Technology in 1977.

This series consists of correspondence, drafts, final typescripts, newscuttings and photocopies of book reviews. Osmond had arranged some of the material in files but the majority was in loose bundles resulting in some duplication within files.

For notebooks compiled by Osmond whilst working as a freelance journalist see Series 2.

Correspondence, drafts, final typescripts and photocopies of book reviews, 1977-1979 (File 1)
Report on Tim Rowse's thesis 'Australian Liberal's theories of consensus and national character' (1976) for Arena, 1977 and a review of Australian liberalism and national character, a shortened version of his thesis for Nation Review, 1978 (File 2)
Notes on the Australian political system, c. 1976 (File 3)
Papers relating to 'Australian Political Biography', including a course outline and bibliography, together with typescripts by Lyndall Ryan, 1977 (File 4_5)
Photocopies and newscuttings of book reviews, 1978-1984. The file also includes a small number of articles written for the Sydney Morning Herald, 1985 (File 6_7)
Correspondence, 1978-1979, and notes relating to the editing of a manuscript by Benzion Patkin on the Dunera internees. The file also contains journal articles on internment in Australia, a review of Cyril Pearl's book, The Dunera scandal (n.d.) an issue of Dunera news (1984) and a reader's report for the University of Queensland Press on Australia and the Holocaust 1939-1945 by Paul Bartrop (File 8)
General correspondence with publishers including John Iremonger from Allen and Unwin, 1979-1983 (File 9)
Loose notes, drafts, final typescripts and photocopies of book reviews, 1980-1983. File 6 also contains a list of publications by Osmond, 1972-1982 (File 10_13)
Review of a Meanjin Seminar held in November 1980 for The National Times with comments by David Marr, Deputy Editor, January 1981 (File 14)
'Working at The National Times', lecture given to Henry Mayer's course, The Politics of Information, Sydney University, 13 October 1981 (File 15)
Commentary for 'Razor's Edge' radio program, 2SER-FM, Sunday 8 November, 1981 (File 16)
Correspondence, 1981, relating to an article on Australian refugee policy (File 17)
Readers' reports, 1982-1983 (File 18)
'Seduction returns to Lorne... at least in theory', review of the Freud Squad's annual conference, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 May 1984 (File 19)
'The ANZUS crisis', Journal for students of HSC politics, Vol. 13, No. 3, 1985 (File 20)
Miscellaneous reviews, 1986-1987 (File 21)
Miscellaneous untitled, undated reviews (File 22)

Series 7. The National Times, 1961-1981

Osmond spent a brief period working for The National Times from June to September 1981. He had been engaged as a specialist writer in historical and literary features but resigned in September 1981 due to differences of opinion with the paper's management over his work assignments.

This series consists of drafts of stories, notes and research material accumulated by Osmond to write his articles.

File containing memos to David Marr, Deputy Editor, 1981; drafts of articles, notes, journal articles and other research material relating to a series of stories on Australia's immigration policy and Asian immigration, 1961-1981 (File 1_2)
Loose drafts and copy for the series on Australia's immigration policy, 1981 (File 3)
Copies of a series of three articles on Australia's immigration policy which appeared in The National Times in September-October 1981 (File 4)
Drafts of an article on 'Beekeeper politics' and draft contributions towards an article on the Dix Report, 1981 (File 5)
Miscellaneous research material including journal articles, press releases, newscuttings and reports for the series on Australia's immigration policy, 1977-1979 (File 6_7)
Copy of Profile of The National Times readership, May 1981 (File 8)

Series 8. Fulbright Scholarship, 1982-1983

After obtaining his doctorate Osmond left Australia to take up a Fulbright (Post-Doctoral) Fellowship within the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1982-1983. During this time Osmond researched Australian-American intellectual relations in the inter-war years and attended advanced seminars on political sociology. This series consists of correspondence relating to the scholarship, application details and other administrative matters.

Further correspondence relating to Osmond's Fulbright award can be found in Series 1.

2 files

Series 9. Sydney Morning Herald, 1967-1997

In December 1983 Osmond joined the Sydney Morning Herald as a leader writer specialising in international affairs, at a time when the paper was recruiting outside experts for editorial positions. He continued in this role until early June 1987 when he was appointed the paper's Foreign Editor.

As Foreign Editor Osmond was responsible for the daily selection and editing of foreign news stories and gained access to many of the key decision-makers and leaders of government, business and academia. He also managed the Herald's eleven overseas staff correspondents and commissioned articles from a stable of part-time 'stringers', a number of whom became regular contributors to the paper. During this period Osmond's respected weekly international affairs columns became influential in strategic and foreign policy-making circles, and he drew wide regard for his intellectual rigour and authoritative commentaries on the Middle East. In 1991 he and his colleagues on the Herald's foreign desk won a prestigious Walkley Award for their coverage of the coup in Russia that led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

In January 1993 Osmond moved to the purely writing role of Diplomatic Editor which required regular travel and commentary on international affairs and Australian foreign policy. He also undertook various overseas assignments, including local coverage of the Middle East peace process and the CARE Australia relief measures in Angola. Eighteen months later, his intellectual approach had lost favour with the paper's management and, as part of a company-wide rationalisation program, the position was abolished and Osmond returned to freelance work in June 1994.

This series includes correspondence and facsimile messages, editorials and by-lines by Osmond, articles and proofs of articles by Herald foreign desk and other correspondents, together with papers documenting Osmond's various overseas assignments. There is also a long sequence of topical files containing articles, research materials, proofs, correspondence and other papers which Osmond used to monitor, document and describe areas of special interest, such as Asia, Islam, the Middle East and the Pacific (particularly the Micronesian states of Palau and Guam).

Notebooks used by Osmond whilst at the Herald are filed in Series 2.

Subseries 9_1. Correspondence
'Rough' correspondence, 1984-1994 (File 1_4)
'Rough' correspondence, 1987-1994 (File 5_9)
Correspondence, 1984-1988 (File 10)
Correspondence, 1985-1994 (File 11_14)
Correspondence, 1987-1992 (File 15)
Correspondence, 1989-1994 (File 16)
Correspondence, 1990-1994 (File 17)
Correspondence, 1992-1993 (File 18)
Correspondence and memos, 1991-1994 (File 19)
Correspondence and papers, 1984-1995 (File 20_23)
Correspondence and papers, 1984-1987 (File 24)
Mika Bailey request for cadetship, 1994 (File 25)
Subseries 9_2. Expanding file
Correspondence, 1992-1993 (File 26)
Articles and papers, 1984 (File 27)
Articles and papers, 1992-1994, including 'stringers' (File 28_29)
Correspondence, 1986-1987 (File 30_31)
Correspondence, 1991-1995 (File 32_33)
Subseries 9_3. Freelance contributions
1981-1986 (File 34)
1984-1992 (File 35)
1986-1994 (File 36)
1987 (File 37)
1987-1988 (File 38_49)
Leonard Bushkoff, 1987-1990 (File 50)
1990-1992 (File 51_52)
1991-1992 (File 53)
1991-1995 (File 54)
1992-1993 (File 55)
1992-1994 (File 56)
'Stringers' card index, c. 1987-1988 (File 57)
Foreign payments, 1991-1992, including The Independent (Bombay) (File 58)
Subseries 9_4. Editorials
Index to Editorials 1-449 (24 December 1983-6 April 1987) (File 59)
Editorials 1-30 (24 December 1983-31 March 1984) (File 60)
Editorials 31-60 (5 April-14 July 1984) (File 61)
Editorials 61-90 (17 July-15 October 1984) (File 62)
Editorials 91-120 (19 October 1984-28 February 1985) (File 63)
Editorials 121-150 (5 March-17 May 1985) (File 64)
Editorials 151-180 (18 May-3 August 1985) (File 65)
Editorials 181-210 (6 August-15 October 1985) (File 66)
Editorials 211-240 (16 October-28 December 1985) (File 67)
Editorials 241-270 (31 December 1985-3 March 1986) (File 68)
Editorials 271-300 (6 March-8 May 1986) (File 69)
Editorials 301-330 (10 May-22 July 1986) (File 70)
Editorials 331-360 (24 July-23 September 1986) (File 71)
Editorials 361-420 (25 September 1986-29 January 1987) (File 72)
Editorials 421-450 (30 January-7 April 1987) (File 73)
Editorials 451-475 (9 April-29 May 1987) (File 74)
1983-1984, with index (File 75)
1983-1985 (File 76_77)
1984 (File 78)
1990-1991 (File 79)
Subseries 9_5. By-lines, proofs and other articles
1967, 1983-1993 ('copies for Shirley Osmond') (File 80_84)
1983-1984 (File 85)
1984-1985 (File 86)
1984-1985 (File 87_89)
1984-1987 (File 90_91)
1985 (File 92_93)
1985-1987 (File 94)
1986, including typescript address 'Fundamentalism as a factor in Middle Eastern Politics' (File 95)
1986-1992 (File 96_97)
1986-1994 (File 98)
1987 (File 99_101)
1987-1989, including copies of Nowy Dziennik (Polish Daily News), 1987-1988 (File 102_108)
1987-1992 (File 109)
Micronesia by-lines, 1988-1991 (File 110)
1989 (File 111)
1990, including some correspondence (File 112_113)
1990-1992 (File 114)
1991 (File 115)
March-April 1991 (File 116)
July-December 1991 (File 117_118)
1992 (File 119)
1992 (File 120)
February-March 1992 (File 121)
June-July 1992 (File 122)
September 1992 (File 123)
December 1992 (File 124)
1992-1993 (File 125)
Palestine, 1992-1993 (File 126)
Deportees (Israel and Southern Lebanon), 1992-1993 (File 127_128)
1993 (File 129)
May-June 1993 (File 130)
June-July 1993 (File 131)
July-September 1993 (File 132)
October 1993 (File 133)
November-December 1993 (File 134)
Middle East, 1993 (File 135)
Syria, 1993-1994 (File 136)
Russian Far East, 1993-1994 (File 137)
1994 (File 138_141)
1994 (File 142)
February 1994 (File 143)
March 1994 (File 144)
Iraqi Shi'ites, 1994 (File 145)
Faxed articles, 1994 (File 146)
Subseries 9_6. Overseas trips

Osmond's 1994 curriculum vitae, which lists his overseas assignments between 1982 and 1994, is filed in Series 16, File 12.

United States International Visitor Program information file, 1987 (File 147_148)
Middle East (Cairo, Tunis, Amman): receipts and papers, 1989 (File 149)
Middle East (Israel, Damascus, Rome): itinerary, receipts and papers, 1989 (File 150)
New Zealand, 1990 (File 151_152)
Greece, 1992 (File 153_158)
Greece: papers and receipts, 1992 (File 159)
Russian Far East, July-August 1992 (File 160_167)
Middle East: papers and receipts, 1993 (File 168)
Middle East peace mission by Warren Christopher, 1992-1993 (File 169_170)
Angola wires, 1993 (File 171_176)
Subseries 9_7. Topical files
Subseries 9_7_1. Asia
Cuttings concerning remarks made by Geoffrey Blainey on Asian immigration, 1984 (File 177_179)
Papers on aspects of Australian immigration by Ian Simington, 1990-1992 (File 180)
Timor, 1991-1992 (File 181_182)
South Korea, Russian Far East, 1992 (File 183_186)
Soviet Islam-Central Asia, 1992 (File 187_188)
Central Asia, 1992-1994 (File 189)
Broadcasting in Asia, 1992-1995 (File 190_192)
Singapore, 1993-1994, including papers relating to Kishore Mahbubani (File 193_194)
Russia-PKO, 1993-1994 (File 195)
Japanese culture, 1993-1994 (File 196)
Trans-Caucasus, 1993-1994 (File 197_199)
Subseries 9_7_2. Islam
Iman Tajuddin al-Hilaly controversy, 1986-1990 (File 200_201)
Miscellaneous issues of The Australian focus on the Middle East, The Australian minaret, Al-minibar, 1986-1990 (File 202)
Islam and Islamic-Jewish relations, 1986-1991 (File 203)
'Community, mosque and ethnic politics' by Michael Humphrey, 1986; notes and papers from the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils' New World Order symposium, 18 April 1992 (File 204)
Muslims in Australia, 1986-1994 (File 205_208)
'Islam at a distance : Australian perspectives on Islamic revivalism in the Middle East' by Christopher Puplick, 1987; Islam and Australia, 1987 (File 209)
Subseries 9_7_3. Middle East
Iraq, 1987-1994 (File 210_214)
Haj, 1989-1994 (File 215_219)
Israel, 1991-1993 (File 220_222)
United Nations Relief and Works Agency (Israel) information file and articles, 1991-1993 (File 223)
Hamas fundamentalist movement, 1991-1993 (File 224)
Lebanon, 1991-1995 (File 225_226)
Jordan, including materials relating to the Crown Prince, 1993-1994 (File 227)
Kuwait, 1993-1994 (File 228)
Saudi Arabia, 1993-1994 (File 229_230)
United Nations' papers on human rights violations in Iraq, 1993-1994 (File 231_232)
Subseries 9_7_4. Pacific (including Palau and Guam)
Palau, 1978-1995 (File 233_241)
Palau, 1987-1988 (File 242)
Palau: cuttings and papers, 1987-1988 (File 243)
Guam, Palau, 1988 (File 244)
Palau 'Old', 1988-1990 (File 245)
Palau 'New', 1991 (File 246)
Guam, 1988-1991 (File 247_248)
Palau, 1988-1993 (File 249_250)
Palau, Guam, 1988-1994 (File 251_255)
Pacific Daily News: cuttings and faxes, 1991 (File 256)
Palau, 1991-1996 (File 257_258)
Palau, 1992-1994, including Martin Wolf case transcript (File 259_260)
Palau, 1994-1995 (File 261)
Palau, 1994-1996 (File 262_263)
Pacific, c. 1984-1985, including South Pacific security (File 264)
South Pacific, 1984-1987 (File 265)
South Pacific, 1985-1987 (File 266)
Pacific, 1985-1991 (File 267)
South Pacific, 1986-1987 (File 268_269)
South Pacific, 1986-1988 (File 270_271)
Micronesia and Australian foreign policy : proceedings from a symposium, Australian National University, October 1987 (File 272)
Pacific world directory, 1987 (File 273)
Papua New Guinea, Japan, 1987-1990 (File 274)
Pacific, 1987-1991 (File 275)
South Pacific, 1987-1992 (File 276)
Pacific, 1987-1993 (File 277_278)
South Pacific, 1989-1994, including the South Pacific Forum (File 279)
Pacific Security Symposium, 17-19 May 1990 (File 280_283)
The National Union (Micronesia), 1990-1991 (File 284)
Pacific magazine, 1990-1991 (File 285)
South Pacific, 1990-1992, including Papua New Guinean music (File 286)
South Pacific, 1990-1994 (File 287)
South Pacific, 1991, including the South Pacific Forum (File 288_289)
Media briefing notes, South Pacific Forum, 22 July-1 August 1991 (File 290)
South Pacific, 1991, including copy of petition in favour of Commonwealth status for Palau (File 291)
South Pacific, 1991 (File 292)
Third Pacific Islands Political Science Association (PIPSA) Conference, December 1991 (File 293_294)
Micronesia (post-South Pacific Forum), 1991 (File 295)
New Zealand-United States nuclear policy, 1991-1992 (File 296)
East-West Center (Hawaii) reports and papers, 1991-1995 (File 297_298)
Gregory Symons scandal (Marshall Islands), 1992 (File 299)
Fiji, 1992-1994 (File 300)
Draft typescript of 'Embattled island : Palau's struggle for independence' by Arnold Leibowitz, 1994 (File 301)
South Pacific, 1994-1996 (File 302)
Subseries 9_7_5. Paedophilia
Clarence Osborne and paedophilia, 1981 (File 303)
Paedophile sex tours, 1993 (File 304)
Subseries 9_7_6. Other files
Articles by Greg Sheridan, Foreign Editor, The Australian, 1986-1995 (File 305_307)
Media releases and other papers relating to Gareth Evans, 1991-1994 (File 308_310)
Indian serial killer Nagaraja, 1992 (File 311)
Notes and papers pertaining to the Former Departmental Secretaries' Meeting : 'The Making of Australian Foreign Policy, 1945-1992', 4-5 November 1992 (File 312)
Germany, 1992-1995 (File 313)
International students, 1992-1995 (File 314_316)
Subseries 9_8. Photographs
Passport photograph of Osmond, c. 1990 (File 317)
Angola (File 318_324)
Jewish celebration (File 325)
Ayatollah Amini (File 326)
'Sayyid' (File 327)
Kuwait, 1994 (File 328_340)
John Leving (File 341)
Palau, including Palau Independence Day, 1994 (File 342_346)

Series 10. Oz-Monde Media Services, c. 1965-1999

After leaving the Sydney Morning Herald, Osmond returned to freelance work, operating under the name of Oz-Monde Media Services. He concentrated on writing about higher education issues and international politics and his main outlets were The Australian and Australian Financial Review, the latter where he was engaged as a specialist tertiary education writer for several months. Periodical assignments were also completed for The Canberra Times, The Bulletin, Asian Wall Street journal (Hong Kong), Christian Science monitor (Boston), Los Angeles Times, Radio Australia and ABC Radio. During this time Osmond also completed a six-month contract as part-time publications editor for the Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific (RIAP) at the University of Sydney which is documented in Series 15. He also kept up some freelance work after joining Campus Review in February 1996.

This series consist of correspondence, drafts, notes, newscuttings and photocopies of newspaper articles relating to Osmond's freelance work.

Due to the overlapping nature of Osmond's many work activities, some further correspondence relating to Oz-Monde Media Services can be found dispersed through other series in the collection.

Subseries 10_1. General files
Papers relating to Frank Knopfelmacher, c. 1965-1994 (File 1_3)
Research papers concerning appointment of Australian Martin (File 4)
Photocopies of miscellaneous news items, 1977-1995 (File 5)

The topics covered include Allan Bond, Rupert Murdoch, Kerry Packer, Christopher Skase and the Middle East.

File labelled 'Fave articles', 1982-1995 (File 6)
Freelance writings, 1992-1997 (File 7_8)
Writings on student press, 1994 (File 9_11)
Article about Tongan singers Vicki and Linda Bull, 1994-1995 (File 12)
University of Western Sydney, Nepean, Master of Arts (Communication and Cultural Studies) Academic Advisory Committee, 1994-1995 (File 13)
Photocopies of various newspaper articles by Osmond without any accompanying drafts or documentation, 1994-1996 (File 14)
Articles on higher education, 1995 (File 15)
'The role for Australia in promoting refugee rights in the region', text of a talk given at the National Refugee Week Summit, Parliament House, Canberra, 21 June 1995 (File 16)
Editorial services including the preparation of eight stories and a media release for AIJA survey, Vol. 20, 1995, the magazine of the Australian Institute of Jewish Affairs (File 17)
Background material for education feature on Southern Queensland universities, 1995-1996 (File 18_19)
General correspondence, 1995-1999, including an application and resume for the position of Editor, Campus Review and correspondence relating to articles in the Sydney Morning Herald concerning Frank Knopfelmacher (File 20)
Subseries 10_2. Newspaper articles
Various articles (September-October 1994) on the small Micronesian state of Palau, which gained its independence on 1 October 1994. Osmond covered the event for The Australian newspaper and also supplied articles to the Asian Wall Street Journal and the Christian Science monitor (File 21)
'Deciphering Saddam's rationale', The Canberra Times, 15 October 1994 (File 22)
'Universities with a gift for taking care of business', The Australian, 16 November 1994 (File 23)
'New breed of student wins credit', The Australian, 23 November 1994 (File 24)
'Light on Asia', Financial Review, 2 December 1994 (File 24)
'Overzealous Zionism', The Weekend Australian, 24-25 December 1994 (File 25)
Various articles on Professor Noam Chomsky in The Australian and Australian Jewish news (Sydney edition), January and March 1995 (File 26)
'Mixed blessings for marriages of minds', The Australian, 25 January 1995 (File 27)
Two articles on Martin Indyk which appeared in The Australian, 6 March 1995 and the Weekend (Financial) Review, 10 March 1995 (File 28)
'Whose man in Moscow?', The Weekend Australian, 25-26 March 1995 (File 29)
Two articles in 'A world report special edition on the Pacific Rim', in the Los Angeles Times, 11 April 1995 (File 30)
'UN chief considers options for future', The Australian, 25 April 1995 (File 31)
'Explosive economic threshold in Gaza', Australian Jewish news, Sydney Edition, 5 May 1995 (File 31)
'More questions than answers so far on the Lockerbie bombing', Sydney Morning Herald, 20 May 1995 (File 31)
'New era of refugee worries', Financial Review, 27 June 1995 (File 32)
'Haunting memory of a Holocaust survivor', Australian Jewish news, Melbourne Edition, 30 June 1995 (File 32)
'Concerns at students' treatment', The Mercury, 12 July 1995 (File 32)
'Academy rewards', The Australian, 19 July 1995 (File 32)
'The new frontier of education', Financial Review, 4 August 1995 (File 33)
'Taiwan student row lingers', Financial Review, 11 August 1995 (File 33)
'Major revamp unnerves TAFE staff', Financial Review, 11 August 1995 (File 34)
'War shadows fade for Japanese settlers', The Weekend Australian, 12-13 August 1995 (File 34)
'Poacher turned gamekeeper' an interview with Bob Connell for The Australian, 23 August 1995 (File 35)
'Ticket to ride the corporate train', Financial Review, 29 September 1995 (File 36)
'Warning on Australia's high hopes for India', Financial Review, 13 October 1995 (File 36)
'An eccentric's legacy', Financial Review, 20 October 1995 (File 37)
'Tasmania out to reverse brain drain', Financial Review, 3 November 1995 (File 37)
'From war hero to peace martyr', Sydney Morning Herald, 6 November 1995 (File 38)
'Signs point to abandoning of TAFE plan', Financial Review, 17 November 1995 (File 38)
'The not-so-ethnic press', Weekend (Financial) Review, 13-14 January 1996 (File 38)
'Arafat's chance to make peace deals binding', The Courier-Mail, 20 January 1996 (File 39)
Feature on South Eastern Queensland Universities for the Financial Review, February 1996 (File 39)
'The human face of Silicon Valley', an obituary notice for Richard (Rick) Gordon, The Australian, 19 April 1996. Gordon attended Monash University with Osmond. Osmond contributed two chapters to his book, The Australian New Left (1970). The file also contains two tapes of a memorial service held on 11 May 1996. (File 40)
'Economic dreams crumble when an island link collapses', The Australian, 6 January 1997 and 'Bridge collapse rips a tiny, new Pacific nation', Christian Science monitor, 13 January 1997 (File 41)

Series 11. Campus Review, 1994-2000

Campus Review is a specialist, weekly newspaper reporting on higher education, vocational education and training issues in Australasia and produced by APN Educational Media. Its regular features include coverage of all aspects of the university system, postgraduate issues, publishing, research, information technology and news from state campuses. Warren Osmond was editor of Campus Review from February 1996 until September 2000, during which time he also contributed numerous articles to the journal. He was also able to enlarge and reshape the public debate on higher education in Australia as well as increase the newspaper's circulation.

This series consists of correspondence mainly in the form of emails and faxes, memos from APN Educational Media to newspaper staff, draft stories and photocopies of various stories by Osmond.

Notebooks kept by Osmond whilst editor of Campus Review are filed in Series 2.

Correspondence, 1996 (File 1)
Correspondence, 1997 (File 2_3)
Correspondence, 1998 (File 4_7)
Correspondence, 1999 (File 8_11)
Correspondence, 2000 (File 12_13)
Correspondence and papers, 1994-2000 (File 14_20)
Memos and correspondence from APN Educational Media, 1996 (File 21)
Memos and correspondence from APN Educational Media, 1997 (File 22)
Memos and correspondence from APN Educational Media, 1998 (File 23)
Memos and correspondence from APN Educational Media, 1999 (File 24)
Memos and correspondence from APN Educational Media, 2000 (File 25)
Drafts of stories by Osmond and other state reporters, 1996-2000. Many are undated (File 26_28)
Proof copies of various stories by Osmond, 1997-2000 (File 29)
Stories and background material for Edition 47, 4-10 December 1996 (File 30)
Stories and background material for Edition 48, 11-16 December 1996 (File 31)
Stories and background material for Edition 33, 27 August-2 September 1997 (File 32)
Stories and background material for Edition 39, 8-14 October 1997 (File 33)
Stories and background material for Edition 43, 5-11 November 1997 (File 34)
Stories and background material for Edition 44, 12-18 November 1997 (File 35)
Stories and background material for Edition 45, 19-25 November 1997 (File 36)
Stories and background material for Edition 47, 3-9 December 1997 (File 37)
Subscription and internet access enquiries, 1996 (File 38_39)
Papers relating to international students, 1995-1996 (File 40)
Papers relating to Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee and GO8 universities, 1996 (File 41)
National Liaison Committee for International Students in Australia National Education Conference, 1996 (File 42_43)
Invitations to special events and functions and Christmas cards, 1996-2000 (File 44)

Series 12. Sir Frederic Eggleston, 1884-1986

Frederic William Eggleston, lawyer, politician, diplomat and writer was born in Brunswick, Melbourne on 17 October 1875. He served on Caulfield Council in 1912-1920 and was elected mayor in 1914-1915. After returning from the First World War he won the seat of St Kilda which he held until 1927. In the 1930s he was the first chairman of the Commonwealth Grants Commission, and in 1941 became Australia's first minister to China. Eggleston's career was also distinctive by virtue of his presence at both the post-war peace conferences at Versailles in 1919 and San Francisco in 1945. Like Osmond, Eggleston maintained a strong interest in sociological theory, the principles of which he sought to apply to aspects of public administration.

Osmond's MA (Hons.) thesis was a study of Eggleston's life up until the end of 1916. He extended this research for his doctoral thesis (1982) to include a full biography of Eggleston. The resultant book Frederic Eggleston: an intellectual in Australian politics was published in 1985 to critical acclaim.

This series consists mainly of correspondence, drafts, journal articles, newscuttings, research notes, papers and book reviews relating to Osmond's research. In addition there are sound recordings on five tape reels, thought to contain material relating to Osmond's research about Eggleston.

Correspondence relating to Osmond's research of Eggleston can also be found in Series 1. Eggleston's own papers are housed in the Manuscript Collection at MS 423.

Subseries 12_1. General files
Correspondence with the National Library, State libraries and other special libraries requesting information, 1972-1979 (File 1)
Correspondence with various organisations and individuals relating to Eggleston, 1973-1984 (File 2)
'The social philosophy of F.W. Eggleston': drafts and notes for a post-graduate colloquium, 2 August 1973, within the Department of Government, University of Sydney and a draft of a later paper on Osmond's MA thesis research (File 3)
Various drafts, notes and references for thesis, 1974 (File 4_5)
'The education of a Victorian Liberal, Frederic Eggleston 1875-1916: (being a sketch for a biography of Sir Frederic Eggleston 1875-1954)': MA (Hons.) thesis, Department of Government, University of Sydney, December 1974 (2 copies) (File 6_7)
Examiners' reports, correspondence and notes relating to MA thesis, 1974-1975 (File 8)
'The courtship letters of Frederic Eggleston 1900-1904': paper presented at various seminars in September 1975, October 1975 and October 1977 (File 9_10)
Various papers: 'The courtship letters of Frederic Eggleston 1900-1904', paper presented at a postgraduate seminar on Australian cultural history, Melbourne University History Department, 13 October 1975 and 'A neurotic in nineteen hundred', paper prepared for a seminar at the Melbourne University, Department of Political Science, 10 August 1977. The file also includes a chapter outline for the thesis (1978), draft chapters (1977) and an outline of Osmond's original thesis topic (1972). (File 11)
'The political thought of F.W. Eggleston c. 1930 : George Swinburne (1931) and State socialism in Victoria (1932)': colloquium paper presented within the Department of Government, Sydney University, 5 April 1976. The file also contains notes and journal articles on Swinburne and socialism. (File 12)
'Administrative style and Sir Frederic Eggleston': a comment on a paper by Jean Holmes which appeared in the Australian Journal of Public Administration, September 1977 (File 13)
Partial drafts of thesis with comments by R.N. Spann and Heather Radi, 1979-1980 (File 14)
'The head at the tail of the procession: a biography of Sir Frederic Eggleston (1875-1954)' typescript presented to the Australian-Vogel National Literary Award, May 1982 (File 15)
Correspondence with publishers Allen and Unwin, 1984-1986 (File 16)
Book reviews and congratulatory letters for Frederic Eggleston: an intellectual in Australian politics; correspondence and a publishing agreement with Allen and Unwin, 1984 (File 17)
Letter from Gregory Melleuish from the University of Wollongong (1984) asking Osmond to write a chapter on Eggleston in a proposed book on Australian political thinkers. The file also contains a copy of the University of New South Wales style guide and a sample paper. (File 18)
Drafts and notes of synopses of Osmond's thesis (n.d.) (File 19)
Subseries 12_2. Research files
Biographical notes, journal articles and other miscellaneous material, 1884-1977 (File 20)
Five letterbooks belonging to John Waterhouse Eggleston, 1886-1905 (File 21_25)
Lists of material relating to Eggleston held in the National Library and National Archives and other source material, 1898-1957 (File 26)
Photocopies of journal articles and other writings by Eggleston, 1895-1919 (File 27)
Lists of newspaper references and journal articles relating to Eggleston, 1900-1955 (File 28)
Notes relating to G.W.L. Marshall-Hall, 1900-1974 (File 29)
Notes and journal articles on literature, 1900-1975 (File 30)
Typescript copies of letters between Eggleston and Lulu Henriques, March 1901-September 1901 (File 31)
Typescript copies of letters between Eggleston and Lulu Henriques, December 1901-December 1903 (File 32)
Notes and journal articles on Eggleston's Jewish connections including biographical information on the Henriques family and notes on Dr I. Steinberg, 1903-1976. The file also contains correspondence with Pauline (Henriques) Falquier, 1974-1978. (File 33)
Notes, journal articles and newscuttings on Alfred Deakin, 1904-1974 (File 34)
Notes, journal articles and newscuttings relating to Boobooks, 1904-1979 (File 35)
Notes on Eggleston and the Round Table movement, 1911-1979. The file also includes photocopies of issues of Round Table (File 36)
Miscellaneous notes, newscuttings and photocopies of journal articles, 1912-1984 (File 37_40)
Copies of correspondence between Eggleston and Sir John Latham, 1917-1946 and biographical material on Latham (File 41)
Background notes and journal articles on European sociology and British social philosophy, 1918-1971 (File 42)
Notes and journal articles on Australia's intellectual background, 1918-1976 (File 43_44)
Notes and journal articles on Eggleston (1919-1927), 1919-1976 (File 45)
Notes and journal articles on international relations in the 1920s, 1919-1970 (File 46)
Manuscript notes from newspapers, journals and Cabinet papers, 1920-1926 (File 47)
Notes, journal articles and drafts for a chapter on the Australian Delegation to the Paris Peace Treaty, 1919-1979 (File 48)
Journal articles, 1921-1962 and drafts of some chapters (1979) (File 49)
Photocopies of journal articles and other writings by Eggleston, 1920-1922 (File 50)
Notes from Victorian Parliamentary debates, 1920-1927 (File 51)
Photocopies of journal articles and other writings by Eggleston, 1923-1930 (File 52_53)
Photocopies of journal articles and other writings by Eggleston, 1929-1938 (File 54)
Photocopies of journal articles and other writings by Eggleston, 1933-1936 (File 55)
Photocopies of journal articles and other writings by Eggleston, 1937-1953 (File 56)
Notes on Eggleston and the Australian National University, 1940-1974 (File 57)
Journal articles and notes for a chapter on China and the United States of America, 1941-1946 (File 58)
Photocopies of official government files held at Australian Archives relating to Eggleston's period in China, 1941-1944 (File 59_60)
Segments of original diary (1943) by Eggleston accompanied by a transcript and other Eggleston family correspondence, 1902-1954 (File 61)
Notes, journal articles and newscuttings for a chapter on post-war Australia (1947-1954), 1946-1976 (File 62)
'Theory of social integration': photocopy of a paper by Eggleston, 1955 (File 63)
Four notebooks, 1972-1974, containing notes, references, some appointments and addresses (File 64)
Notes from interviews conducted by Osmond, 1972-1979 (File 65)
Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, 1974-1980 (File 66)
Handwritten notes from the Eggleston Papers (MS 423) held in the National Library (n.d.) (File 67)
Miscellaneous, loose and disordered notes and photocopies. Many are undated. (File 68_70)
'The Peace Treaty: a study in moral values' and 'Personalities and conferences' from his memoirs; photocopies of papers by Eggleston (n.d.) (File 71)
'First of many : a story of the first Australian trade exhibition ship Nieuw Holland 1933': undated typescript by Lorne MacDougall which was given to Osmond by Phyllis MacDougall, a relative of the Eggleston family (File 72)
Eggleston family photographs including portraits of Frederic Eggleston (great-grandfather) and John Eggleston (grandfather), biographical notes, a commonplace book belonging to Sarah Eggleston (1835-1863) and other miscellaneous items (File 73)
Photographs of Eggleston taken at various stages of his career. Most are undated and do not contain caption information (File 74_75)
Sound recordings (tape reels) thought to contain material relating to Osmond's research on Eggleston (File 75a)
[audio reel with unknown contents] (Item NLA.MS-SAV005141) - Shelf-Short OH2-1-024

MS folder says: 'Tapes thought to contain material relating to Osmond's research on Sir Frederic Eggleston'. Tape box says recorded music: 'Nashville Skyline' by bob Dylan; 'David's Album' and 'Farewell Angeline' by Joan Baez.

Dimensions

Unbranded 7" tape

Physical Facet

Magnetic tape reel (any size)

[audio reel with unknown contents] (Item NLA.MS-SAV005142) - Shelf-Short OH2-1-024

MS folder says: 'Tapes thought to contain material relating to Osmond's research on Sir Frederic Eggleston'. Tape box says: ' Track 1: Dan O'Neill; Track 2: Alan Roberts; Track 4: Brian Laver'.

Dimensions

Hanimex 7" tape

Physical Facet

Magnetic tape reel (any size)

[audio reel with unknown contents] (Item NLA.MS-SAV005143) - Shelf-Short OH2-1-024

MS folder says: 'Tapes thought to contain material relating to Osmond's research on Sir Frederic Eggleston'. No markings on tape or box

Dimensions

Unbranded 7" tape

Physical Facet

Magnetic tape reel (any size)

[audio reel with unknown contents] (Item NLA.MS-SAV005144) - Shelf-Short OH2-1-024

MS folder says: 'Tapes thought to contain material relating to Osmond's research on Sir Frederic Eggleston'. No markings on tape

Dimensions

Soni-tape 7" tape

Physical Facet

Magnetic tape reel (any size)

[audio reel with unknown contents] (Item NLA.MS-SAV005145) - Shelf-Short OH2-1-024

MS folder says: 'Tapes thought to contain material relating to Osmond's research on Sir Frederic Eggleston'. No markings on tape

Dimensions

Unbranded 7" tape

Physical Facet

Magnetic tape reel (any size)

Subseries 12_3. Index cards
'FWE index; Family histories' (File 76)
'FWE bibliography' (File 77)
Eggleston research notes, including a small number of letters to Eggleston with photographs (1942), and a copy of the death certificate for Charles Egglestone [sic] (File 78_81)
'FWE and other name index', including letter to W.M. Hughes from Eggleston, 27 April 1921 (File 82)
'Writers referred to by FWE' (File 83)
'FWE courtship letters index' (File 84)

Series 13. Other writings, 1965-1973

This series lists published works by Osmond written while a university student and an academic. Other writings produced in his role as a freelance journalist can be found in Series 6 and Series 10.

Subseries 13_1. The Dilemma of an Australian sociology: an analysis of 'Equality and authority'

This work was published in 1972 by Arena Publications and is a review of Equality and authority by Sol Encel. Osmond also prepared a number of working papers on this subject for staff seminars at the University of Sydney.

Correspondence, 1971-1972, containing comments on Osmond's papers and the final monograph (File 1)
'Encel's Equality and authority : sociologicus interruptus': various drafts and notes of a working paper, 1971 (File 2_4)
Final typescript draft (File 5)
The Dilemma of an Australian sociology (2 copies) (File 6)
Journal articles by Sol Encel, 1965-1972 (File 7)
Subseries 13_2. Journal articles
'Understanding and misunderstanding a university', editorial in the Monash University Open Day Rag, 17 June 1967 (File 8)
'A 'Monash' at Monash', Arena, No. 16, 1968 (File 8)
'A new sense of values', Lot's Wife, 26 March 1968 (File 8)
'Just about time for a new feminism', On Dit, 19 March 1969 (File 8)
'The celebration of Lionel Rose', Broadside, 6 March 1969 (File 9)
'An anatomy of the Monash Labour Club', Lot's Wife, 8 May 1969 (File 9)
'The state of student protest' by Patrick Morgan and Warren Osmond, Current Affairs Bulletin, Vol. 46, No. 8, 1970 (File 9)
'Notes on the Sydney sit in', a special report in Lot's Wife, 13 April 1970 (File 9)
'Black militancy and the white left', Arena, No. 28, 1972 (File 10)
'Australian capitalism', Arena, No. 29, 1972 (File 10)
'A critic of Australian universities', The Economic review, Vol. 18, 1973 (File 10)

Series 14. Jewish studies, 1938-1994

From early in his academic career Osmond maintained a strong interest in Jewish matters, and researched and collected a variety of papers relating to Jewish affairs. His investigations on Eggleston included a study of the Jewish community in Melbourne in the early twentieth century. In addition, Osmond was an occasional contributor to the Australian Jewish News and a noticeable participant in public forums and meetings organised by Jewish communal organisations and associations. As a journalist he became a specialist on Middle Eastern affairs.

During the 1980s Osmond undertook considerable research into the effect of the Holocaust upon the Jewish people and the work done by Dr Isaac Sternberg to set up a Jewish community in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Unfortunately this book did not come to fruition.

This series consists mainly of Osmond's research material into Jewish displacement in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s and the proposed Jewish settlement in the Kimberleys. It consists of correspondence, journal articles, handwritten notes, newscuttings, pamphlets and photocopies of documents held at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York.

Journal articles, newscuttings and notes on Jewish settlement in Australia, including the Kimberley Project, 1938-1991 (File 1)
Miscellaneous book catalogues, journal articles, newscuttings, newsletters, notes and pamphlets on Jewish affairs, 1942-1989 (File 2_3)
Four exercise books containing handwritten notes from records of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), New York, covering the period 1938-1950 and relating to the Refugee Economic Corporation, 1983 (File 4_7)
Two exercise books containing handwritten notes from records held in the Imperial War Museum, London, 1983 (File 8_9)
Photocopies of documents held at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York, 1983. Most are from the papers of Dr Isaac Steinberg and relate to the Kimberley Project. (File 10_13)
Correspondence with Dina Abramowicz, Reference Librarian at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 1983-1988. The file also contains copies of newsletters and brochures published by YIVO, 1982-1990 (File 14)
Correspondence, 1983-1994, relating to research on Steinberg and the Kimberley Project, book reviews and talks by Osmond and his broader interests in Jewish affairs. The file also contains a photograph of Steinberg (File 15)
Journal articles, newscuttings and other biographical information on Isi Leibler, 1985-1994.The material provided background information for an article by Osmond which appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald (File 16)
'Report to the 32nd Biennial Conference of the Zionist Federation of Australia' held in Melbourne 12-14 April, 1986 (File 17)
Index cards containing notes taken from the records of the JDC and at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York (File 18)

Series 15. Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific, 1994-1995

The Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific (RIAP) was established in 1987 as an international projects and multi-disciplinary agency of the University of Sydney. The Institute's main consultancies develop international collaborative ventures to build institutional and human resource capacities and promote network linkages between Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Clients of the Institute include APEC, AusAID, UN agencies, other government agencies and multinational companies.

Osmond was Publications Officer at the Institute in 1995, during which time he co-ordinated the publication of three quarterly newsletters and two monographs. This series consists of general correspondence, memos, notes, journal articles and some issues of the Institute's publications, AustAsian update and AustAsian papers (1995).

3 files

Series 16. Other papers, 1915-2000

This chronologically arranged series contains materials relating to miscellaneous aspects of Osmond's research, together with some personal papers and photographs documenting biographical aspects of Osmond's life and family.

Thesis 'Nation and national consciousness : Australian national consciousness', 1915 by A.P. Elkin; Ward Line passenger lists, 23, 30 January, 1932 (File 1)
Collected postcards, cartoons, posters (including historical posters on aspects of railway safety), c. 1940-1975 (File 2)
Photograph album, 1945, 1979-1981, containing photographs and snapshots of Osmond, friends and family members (File 3)
Miscellaneous collected articles and papers, 1955-1991 (File 4)
Photocopied correspondence between G.V. Portus and F.L.W. Wood regarding a D.Litt. application by Brian Fitzpatrick, from the Portus Papers, State Library of South Australia (File 5)
Miscellaneous papers and research notes, c. 1972-1991 (File 6_9)
Various job applications, 1980-1985 (File 10)
Applications for writing grants from the Literature Board of the Australia Council, 1980-1983 (File 11)
Photocopies of obituary notices, 2000, and some loose curriculum vitae, 1994 and 1998 (File 12)

Class MS Acc04_014. Consignment added 2004

Comprises printed material, 22 microcassettes, six cassettes, business cards, three framed items, articles, a few letters, objects, nine notebooks and the draft of Osmond's 1980 Ph.D. thesis on Frederic Eggleston.

Contained in 2 boxes, 1 carton.

Side A: King Hussein. Side B: Button (Item NLA.MS-SAV005148) - Cassette-Box 257

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Olympus XD60

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Microcassette / mini cassette

Side A: Green 23/02/1988. Side B: Beazley, 23/02/1988 (Item NLA.MS-SAV005149) - Cassette-Box 257

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Olympus XB60

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Microcassette / mini cassette

Side A: Toon and Cohen. Side B: Iran, Robin Wright (Item NLA.MS-SAV005150) - Cassette-Box 257

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Olympus XD60

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Microcassette / mini cassette

Side A: FFA (Item NLA.MS-SAV005151) - Cassette-Box 257

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Olympus XB60

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Microcassette / mini cassette

Side B: Evatt (Item NLA.MS-SAV005152) - Cassette-Box 257

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Olympus XB60

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Microcassette / mini cassette

[no details] (Item NLA.MS-SAV005153) - Cassette-Box 257

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Olympus XB60

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Microcassette / mini cassette

[no details] (Item NLA.MS-SAV005154) - Cassette-Box 257

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Olympus XB60

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Microcassette / mini cassette

[no details] (Item NLA.MS-SAV005155) - Cassette-Box 257

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Olympus XB60

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Microcassette / mini cassette

Side A: ICOD (Item NLA.MS-SAV005156) - Cassette-Box 257

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Olympus XB60

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Microcassette / mini cassette

Side A and B: illegible (Item NLA.MS-SAV005157) - Cassette-Box 257

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Olympus XD60

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Microcassette / mini cassette

Side A: Sakuma II (Item NLA.MS-SAV005158) - Cassette-Box 257

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Olympus XD60

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Microcassette / mini cassette

Tax Seminar Tape 1, 14/10/1988 (Item NLA.MS-SAV005159) - Cassette-Box 257

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Realistic MC-60

Physical Facet

Microcassette / mini cassette

Tax Seminar Tape 2, 14/10/1988 (Item NLA.MS-SAV005160) - Cassette-Box 257

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Realistic MC-60

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Microcassette / mini cassette

Letter to Mum and Dad, 1979 (Item NLA.MS-SAV005161) - Cassette-Box 257

Marked as 1

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Olympus MC-60

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Microcassette / mini cassette

Chuck's Talk and 1st L/A (Item NLA.MS-SAV005162) - Cassette-Box 257

Marked as 2

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Olympus MC-60

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Microcassette / mini cassette

First tape SF (Item NLA.MS-SAV005163) - Cassette-Box 257

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Olympus MC-60

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Microcassette / mini cassette

Side A: Bu?ra. Side B: Nicholas, 11 October?? (Item NLA.MS-SAV005164) - Cassette-Box 257

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Sony MC-60

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Microcassette / mini cassette

Nicholas (Item NLA.MS-SAV005165) - Cassette-Box 257

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Olympus XD60

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Microcassette / mini cassette

Wilde, etc. (Item NLA.MS-SAV005166) - Cassette-Box 257

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TDK MC-60

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[no details] (Item NLA.MS-SAV005167) - Cassette-Box 257

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TDK MC-60

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[no details] (Item NLA.MS-SAV005168) - Cassette-Box 257

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Sony MC-60

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[no details] (Item NLA.MS-SAV005169) - Cassette-Box 257

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Maxell MC-60

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Container List

Series File/Item Box
1 1-7 1
1 8-14 2
1 15-21 3
1 22-28 4
1 29-35 5
1 36-42 6
1 43-49 7
1 50-56 8
1 57-63 9
1 64-70 10
1 71-77 11
1 78-85 12
1 86-93 13
1 94-100 14
2 1-21 15
2 22-57 16
2 58-87 17
2 88-112 18
2 113-137 19
2 138-154 20
2 155-166 21
2 167-184 22
2 185-200 23
2 201-222 24
2 223-238 25
2 239-245 26
3 1-5 27
3 6-8 28
4 1-2 28
4 3-7 29
4 8-15 30
4 16 31
5 1-5 31
5 6-12 32
5 13-17 33
5 18-24 34
5 25-32 35
5 33-35 36
5 36 37
6 1-6 38
6 7-11 39
6 12-17 40
6 18-22 41
7 1 41
7 2-6 42
7 7-8 43
8 1-2 43
9 1-2 43
9 3-10 44
9 11-18 45
9 19-27 46
9 28-35 47
9 36-43 48
9 44-51 49
9 52-57 50
9 58-65 51
9 66-73 52
9 74-81 53
9 82-89 54
9 90-97 55
9 98-105 56
9 106-112 57
9 113-120 58
9 121-128 59
9 129-135 60
9 136-143 61
9 144-151 62
9 152-159 63
9 160-167 64
9 168-175 65
9 176-182 66
9 183-190 67
9 191-198 68
9 199-205 69
9 206-213 70
9 214-221 71
9 222-228 72
9 229-236 73
9 237-243 74
9 244-251 75
9 252-259 76
9 260-267 77
9 268-274 78
9 275-282 79
9 283-289 80
9 290-297 81
9 298-304 82
9 305-312 83
9 313-316 84
9 317-346 Folio
10 1-3 84
10 4-11 85
10 12-19 86
10 20-23 87
10 24-29 88
10 30-36 89
10 37-41 90
11 1 90
11 2-5 91
11 6-9 92
11 10-13 93
11 14-20 94
11 21-26 95
11 27-32 96
11 33-37 97
11 38-44 98
12 1-5 99
12 6-10 100
12 11-15 101
12 16-21 102
12 22-29 103
12 30-34 104
12 35-38 105
12 39-42 106
12 43-47 107
12 48-52 108
12 53-57 109
12 58-62 110
12 63-67 111
12 68-71 112
12 72-75 113
12 75a Folio
12 76-77 114
12 78-79 115
12 80-81 116
12 82-84 117
13 1-5 118
13 6-10 119
14 1 119
14 2-9 120
14 10-13 121
14 14-17 122
14 18 123
15 1-3 123
16 1-8 124
16 9-12 125

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