Guide to the Papers and correspondence of Henry Handel Richardson

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MS 133

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Collection Summary

Creator
Richardson, Henry Handel, 1870-1946
Title
Papers and correspondence of Henry Handel Richardson
Date Range
1852 - 1983
Collection Number
MS 133
Extent
13.15 metres (18 ms boxes + 4 archives boxes + 33 security binders + 1 small folio box + 1 medium phase box + 1 large folio box + 2 map folios + 2 volumes + 1 scrapbook + 2 folio packets + 93 books)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
NLA

Introduction

Scope and Contents

Drafts, including manuscripts, of Neils Lyhne, The young Cosima, Myself When Young, The End of a Childhood & Ultima Thule. Original typescript versions of: Maurice Guest, The Getting of Wisdom, & Myself When Young. Final copies of: Maurice Guest, The Getting of Wisdom, The Fortunes of Richard Mahony & The Young Cosima. Notes & photos for The Fortunes of Richard Mahony. Letters to writer Oliver Stonor 1929-1946, copies of 50 letters 1931-1933 to Jacob Schwartz & photocopies of letters 1911-1946, to Mary Kernot. (Many of the original handwritten drafts of her works were destroyed in Henry Handel Richardson's lifetime). Original manuscript music scores by Richardson; correspondence with Paul Solanges 1910-1914 & notes on his translation of 'Maurice Guest'; albums of newspaper cuttings; editions of her books and books used by her in researching 'The young Cosima'. Also, a copy of a record, (1953) of Walter Lindesay Richardson MD at the Yarra Bend Asylum 1878-1879.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for research. Since May 1986 the original manuscripts of MS 133 have been withdrawn from use and readers are asked to use the microfilm copies in the Main Reading Room. A list of these films (mfm G 22,962 - 22, 993) is attached to this finding aid as Appendix 3. Microfilms can be ordered by reel number via their catalogue record at https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn567873

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Henry Handel Richarson, National Library of Australia, MS 133, [series/item number]'.

Provenance

The original collection of Richardson Papers was purchased from Miss Olga Roncoroni, the executrix of Richardson's will, in 1946 and consisted of the typescripts of most of her books, as well as the notes that she compiled when doing the research for The fortunes of Richard Mahony. In 1971 a major consignment of papers was purchased from Richardson's nephew, Dr Walter Neustatter of London. It comprised correspondence, notebooks, photographs and other items relating to Richardson's parents. In 1972 another large group of papers was presented by Miss Olga Roncoroni. It contained personal papers and documents belonging to Richardson, diaries, letters, articles, and material collected by Richardson when writing The young Cosima.

Between 1946 and 1971 additional Richardson Papers were received from a number of sources. They include letters from Richardson to Oliver Stonor, 1929-1946; typed copies of letters from Richardson to Jacob Schwartz, 1931-1933; and photographic prints of letters from Richardson to Mary Kernot, 1911-1946, the originals of which are held by the Mitchell Library. Papers relating to Richardson's husband, Professor J.G. Robertson, include his biographical notes about Richardson, photocopies of lectures, and galley proofs of a book. The letters from Richardson to Mary Kernot were closed until 20 March 1996.

In 1983, the Library received Richardson's correspondence with Paul Solanges, 1910-1914, about his translation of Maurice Guest, and notes on the translation, as well as diaries and albums of newspaper cuttings maintained by Richardson and her heirs, and a number of editions of Richardson's books. In 1993, the Library acquired from the University of Tasmania the collection of books used by Richardson in researching her book The young Cosima.

In 1996, 44 letters to Richardson from her sister Lilian were acquired from the latter's granddaughter, along with two letters from Walter Neustatter and additional photographs.

In 2001, original manuscript scores of music composed by Richardson donated under the Cultural Gifts Program by Professor Clive Probyn and Dr Bruce Steele. They in turn had acquired them from Margaret Capon as part of the Monash University Henry Handel Richardson Project in 1996. The music was used for the publications Henry Handel Richardson: the music and Songs of Henry Handel Richardson, both of which were edited by Bruce Steele and Richard Divall and published in 2000.

Other related collections of Richardson material held in the Library are as follows:

MS 1174 Papers of Vance and Nettie Palmer

MS 3871 Letters from Richardson to Mrs Hilary Eves

MS 5156 Letters from Richardson to Raymond Toole Stott

MS 5199 Letters from Richardson to Edna Purdie

MS 5678 Papers of Dorothy Green

MS 5770 Letters from Richardson to Norah Hoult

MS 6584 Letters from Richardson to Mary McHugh

MS 7519 Letters from Richardson to Harold Kamp

MS 7870 Letters from Richardson to Edna Purdie, Lucie Daye and Harry Price

MS 8705 Letter from Richardson to Guy Innes

TRC 54 Oral History recording of Arnold Gyde, Olga Roncoroni and Walter Neustatter, speaking about Richardson at a symposium held in Australia House, London, 11 May 1953 (edited highlights, broadcast by the ABC about December 1953; 27 minutes).

Biographical Note

Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson was born in East Melbourne on 3 January 1870, the daughter of Dr Walter Lindesay Richardson and Mary née Bailey. She was educated at the Presbyterian Ladies' College in Melbourne. In 1888 she left Australia with her mother and sister and in 1889 began to study music at the Königliches Conservatorium der Musik in Leipzig with the intention of becoming a professional pianist. Richardson received her certificate from the Conservatorium in 1892 but decided to concentrate on writing rather than music.

On 30 December 1895 Richardson was married in Dublin to J. George Robertson, who was at that time studying literature in Leipzig. They lived in Munich and then Strasbourg before settling in London in 1904, Robertson having taken up the position of Professor of German Language and Literature at the University of London in 1903. He held this post until his death in 1933. In 1934 Richardson moved from London to Sussex, where she spent the rest of her life.

Richardson's first novel, Maurice Guest, based on her experiences as a music student in Germany, was published in 1908. It was at this time that she decided to take the pen-name of Henry Handel Richardson. Her second novel, The getting of wisdom, was published in 1910 and was to a certain extent autobiographical, being based on her experiences as a pupil at the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Melbourne. The writing of her greatest work, The fortunes of Richard Mahony, occupied most of Richardson's time during the next twenty years. It dealt with the fortunes of an Irish doctor who emigrated to Victoria in the early 1850s and it followed closely the facts of her father's life. To gather material for the novels, Richardson and her husband visited Australia for a few months in 1912, the only time she returned to Australia. The work was a trilogy, with Australia Felix appearing in 1917, The way home in 1925, and Ultima Thule in 1929. The three novels were published together in 1930. With the completion of the trilogy, Richardson was accorded critical and popular acclaim; the publication of her earlier novels had attracted little interest.

In 1931 appeared Two studies, a limited edition containing the two stories Mary Christina and Life and death of Peterle Luthy, followed in 1934 by the publication of The end of a childhood and other stories. Richardson's last novel, The young Cosima, based on the life of Cosima Liszt, was published in 1939. In the same year she began writing her autobiography, Myself when young, in which she intended to recount the story of her life up to 1903. This work, left unfinished at her death on 20 March 1946, was published in 1948, with a final section on the years 1895 to 1903 written by her secretary Olga Roncoroni.

Select References

Buckley, Vincent. Henry Handel Richardson. Second Edition. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1970.

Clark, Axel. Henry Handel Richardson: fiction in the making. Brookvale, NSW: Simon and Schuster, 1990.

Green, Dorothy. Henry Handel Richardson and her fiction. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1986.

Howells, Gay, compiler. Henry Handel Richardson: a bibliography to honour the centenary of her birth. Canberra: National Library of Australia, 1970.

Kramer, Leonie. Henry Handel Richardson. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1967.

Palmer, Nettie. Henry Handel Richardson: a study. Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1950.

Purdie, Edna and Roncoroni, Olga, editors. Henry Handel Richardson: some personal impressions. Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1957.

Richardson, Henry Handel. Myself when young; together with an essay on the art of Henry Handel Richardson by J.G. Robertson. Melbourne: Heinemann, 1948.

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Walter and Mary Richardson papers

This series contains material relating to Henry Handel Richardson's parents, Walter Lindesay Richardson and Mary Richardson (née Bailey). It includes correspondence between Walter and Mary Richardson (1854-1877), letters from Lucinda Cheyne, Walter Richardson's mother, to Walter and Mary Richardson and his sister Lucinda (1857-1863), letters from Elizabeth Bailey, Mary Richardson's mother, to Walter and Mary Richardson (1868-1869), and letters to Walter Richardson from patients and friends.

There is a scrapbook containing newspaper cuttings, engravings and lithographs, Walter Richardson's goldmining licence, handwritten notes, and photographs of Melbourne and of members of the Richardson Family. A handwritten article by Richardson about Ballarat, a diary that he kept on his voyage out to Australia in 1852, and diaries kept by Mary Richardson on a voyage to Australia in 1874 and to England in 1888 are also included.

Some papers relate to Walter Richardson's medical career: his register of midwifery cases (1851-1868), four articles for Australian medical journals, and his Doctor of Medicine certificate from the University of Melbourne. Walter Richardson's two notebooks contain a few newspaper cuttings, a few autobiographical notes, accounts of seances, handwritten copies of articles, and quotations about medical subjects, Swedenborg, various aspects of spiritualism, theology and Christianity, and other topics. Also included in the series is an account book belonging to Walter Richardson, the Richardson family tree, and Walter Richardson's will. Only non-correspondence items are listed below.

For correspondence, see Appendix 1, Name Index to Correspondence. An abstract of the correspondence in this series (without item numbering) is available on request.

Correspondence (Item 1-22)

Wedding notice: newspaper cutting, 1855 (Item 23)

Correspondence (Item 24-122)

Death notice of Mary Bailey: newspaper cutting, 1869 (Item 123)

NB repeated use of item no. 123.

Correspondence (Item 124-154)

[vacant no.] (Item 255)

Correspondence (Item 256-261)

Manuscript verse (Item 262)

Correspondence (Item 263-264)

Prescription of Walter Richardson (Item 265)

Mary Richardson: sketch of Ballarat flood [on back of a letter to Grace Bailey] (Item 266)

SS Omrah [the ship on which HHR sailed from Australia to England in 1912]: postcard (Item 267)

Walter Richardson: diary of voyage from England to Australia, 1852. Mary Richardson: diary of voyage from Australia to England, 1888 (Item 268)

Walter Richardson: MD certificate, University of Melbourne,, 1866 (Item 269)

Marriage certificate of Walter Richardson and Mary Bailey, 27 August 1855 (Item 270)

Yarra Bend Asylum, record of Walter Richardson: typescript copy made at Mental Hospital, Mont Park, 1953 (Item 271)

(Photocopy held at 271a).

Walter Richardson: will, 2 June 1870 (Item 272)

probated 2 October 1879

Unattached seal (Item 273)

Walter Richardson: family tree, 1868 (Item 274)

(Photographic copy held at 274a).

Walter Richardson, 'Ballarat goldminers': typescript (Item 275-280)

Walter Richardson, 'Ballarat goldminers': manuscript (Item 281-290)

[vacant no.] (Item 291)

Walter Richardson: commonplace book/notebook, c. 1849-1874 (Item 292)

Walter Richardson: scrapbook, c.1855-1867 (Item 293)

Mary Richardson: diary of the voyage from England to Australia,, 1874 (Item 294)

Walter Richardson: account book, 1869-1878 (Item 295)

Telegraph receipt book (unused) (Item 296)

Bohemia, 1 March 1955, with a notice on the tombstone of Walter Richardson (Item 297)

[empty envelope] (Item 298)

Walter Richardson: Register of midwifery cases, 1851-1868 (and two sets of photocopies) (Item 299)

Australian Medical Journal, February 1864 (Item 300)

Australian Medical Journal, April 1863 (Item 301)

The medical record of Australia, pp 1-2, January 1863 (Item 302)

The medical record of Australia, pp 11-12, January 1863 (Item 303)

The medical record of Australia, pp 3-10, January 1863 (Item 304)

Walter Richardson, A contribution to the statistics of midwifery: being notes of 630 cases of pregnancy. Reprinted from Medical & surgical review, 7 May 1864 (Item 305)

Walter Richardson: notebook, c.1873 (Item 306)

Mary Richardson: cheque book, 1894-1895 (Item 307)

Mary Richardson: signed blank cheque, 1893 (Item 308)

Leather pouch inscribed 'Dr Richardson' [unnumbered] (Item 308)

Series 2. General correspondence

The series contains a small amount of family correspondence and the letters that Richardson wrote to Oliver Stonor and Jacob Schwartz. There are two letters written by Richardson as a child; correspondence between Richardson and her mother (1896); correspondence between Richardson and her sister Lilian (1896-1911, 1942); and letters from her husband, George Robertson, to members of his family (1895-1912). Some later correspondence is concerned with a threatened libel action against Richardson over a statement in the first edition of The fortunes of Richard Mahony about the newspaper The Ballarat star (1917-18). Letters and postcards from Richardson to Oliver Stonor cover the period 1929 to 1946 and deal with such subjects as Richardson's novels and the criticisms they received, the writing of The young Cosima, and various aspects of literature. Richardson's letters to Jacob Schwartz, of which there are typed copies, mainly discuss the publication of her Two studies and Christkindleins Wiegenlied (1931-1933). Also included in the series is correspondence between Olga Roncoroni and St. John Ervine, about the publication of Myself when young and various broadcasts about Richardson (1947-1949), and correspondence between Miss Roncoroni and George Ivan Smith, concerning the sale of Richardson's papers to the Australian government (1946-1947). There are also a few letters from admirers of Richardson's work, including a letter from H.G. Wells to Richardson concerning The getting of wisdom, and a copy of a letter from T.E. Lawrence to Jacob Schwartz, discussing Two studies.

Correspondence: for details, refer to Appendix 1, Name Index to Correspondence (Item 1-528)

Series 3. Letters to Mary Kernot

The letters from Richardson to Mary Kernot, a school friend from the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Melbourne, date from 1911, shortly after the publication of The getting of wisdom, to 1946, the year of Richardson's death. The letters were closed until 1996. These are photographic copies only (originals held in the Mitchell Library, Sydney, at ZML MSS 45). The Mitchell Library also holds the letters from Mary Kernot to Richardson (ZML MSS 325), a microfilm of which is available on interlibrary loan.

There are also a few letters by Mary Mitchell, Nettie Palmer and Olga Roncoroni in this series. For more details, refer to Appendix 1, Name Index to Correspondence.

Letters from Richardson to Mary Kernot, and other letters (Item 1-922)

Series 4. Novels

Subseries. Niels Lyhne

Handwritten final draft of Richardson's translation of Niels Lyhne by the Danish novelist J.P. Jacobsen. The series also contains a preface by Richardson which was omitted when the translation was published in 1896 by Heinemann under the title Siren Voices.

Niels Lyhne: manuscript (Item 1-320)

Subseries. Maurice Guest

Two typed drafts with handwritten corrections and alterations. One is the final draft of the novel, the other is an earlier draft with many sections crossed out.

Photocopies of items 328-333 (Item 321-326)
Maurice Guest, Part I: typescript (Item 327-525)
Maurice Guest, Part II: typescript (Item 526-706)
Maurice Guest, Part III: typescript (Item 707-898)
Maurice Guest, Part I: typescript. (Item 899-1089)
Maurice Guest, Part II: typescript (Item 1090-1267)
Maurice Guest, Part III: typescript (Item 1268-1451)

Subseries. The getting of wisdom

Two typed drafts with handwritten corrections and alterations. One is the final draft with only a few alterations. The earlier draft has four title pages, each with a different title. (None of the titles was used in the published work.)

The getting of wisdom: typescript I. (Item 1452-1649)
The getting of wisdom: typescript II (Item 1650-1841)

Subseries. The fortunes of Richard Mahony

Typed final drafts with handwritten alterations of Australia Felix, The way home and Ultima Thule. The title page for the draft of Australia Felix bears the title The fortunes of Richard Mahony, under which the novel was first published in 1917. There is also a proof copy of the 1930 Norton edition of The way home and three pages of an early handwritten draft of Ultima Thule. The series contains some of the papers that Richardson wrote or collected when she was engaged on the historical research that preceded the writing of the novel. There are four notebooks containing handwritten notes made from the writings of William Westgarth, William Howitt and William Kelly, and other works about Australia, and in particular, Victoria, in the second half of the nineteenth century; an index to these notes, handwritten notes about Lister's life and developments in medicine in the nineteenth century; typed notes made during Richardson's visit to Australia in 1912 recording her impressions of the country and information she collected; a map of Melbourne in 1888 and a large photograph of Ballarat.

[vacant number] (Item 1842)
Australia Felix: typescript (Item 1843-2355)
The way home: typescript (Item 2356-2677)
The way home: proof of 1930 Norton edition (1 vol) (Item 2678)
Ultima Thule: typescript (Item 2679-3016)
Ultima Thule: manuscript (Item 3017-3019)
Manuscript notes (Item 3020-3035)
Map of Melbourne, 1888 (Item 3036)
Manuscript notes (Item 3037-3043)
Typescript notes (23 pp) (Item 3044)
[vacant no.] (Item 3045)
Dust jackets (Item 3046-3050)
Manuscript notebook (1 vol) (Item 3051)
History of Ballarat: notebook (1 vol) (Item 3052)
History of Ballarat: notebook (1 vol.) (Item 3053)
Alphabetical index notebook (Item 3053a)

Subseries. The young Cosima

A handwritten early draft (in pencil) of The young Cosima and the typed final draft of the novel with minor handwritten corrections and alterations comprise the two drafts of this novel. The material used by Richardson in writing this novel includes two notebooks containing handwritten notes on Franz Liszt's letters, two notebooks and other handwritten notes on Liszt, Cosima Liszt, Hans von Bülow and Richard Wagner. Also included are cuttings from newspapers and periodicals dealing with Wagner and Liszt, pamphlets about Wagner and the Richard Wagner Museum at Tribschen, Lucerne, and postcards and photographs of Starnberg, the Richard Wagner Museum at Tribschen, and Cosima and Richard Wagner. See Series 15 for the books used by Richardson in researching this work.

The young Cosima: manuscript (Item 3054-3580)
The young Cosima: typescript (Item 3581-3888)
The young Cosima: manuscript notes (Item 3889-3920)
Letters of Liszt to L.J. Wittgenstein, Vol. 1: notebook (Item 3921)
Letters of Liszt to L.J. Wittgenstein, Vol. 2: notebook (Item 3922)
Liszt, oddments: notebook (Item 3923)
Small notebook (Item 3924)
Printed matter relating to The young Cosima (Item 3925-3949)

Series 5. Short Stories

Drafts of most of Richardson's short stories are contained in this series. There is a typed final draft with a few handwritten alterations of the story 'Death', the title of which was later changed to 'Mary Christina'. There is also a typed German translation of this story with handwritten alterations and a newspaper cutting from the Swedish newspaper Nya dagligt allehanda (13 September 1931) containing a Swedish translation of the story, entitled 'Döden'. A handwritten draft of 'The bath: an aquarelle' is signed by Richardson, as are typed final drafts of 'Three in a row', 'Conversation in a pantry', 'Two hanged women', and 'Mary Christina'. All these drafts have handwritten alterations and there is a second typed draft of 'Two hanged women', which is a near final draft.

As well as a handwritten draft of the story 'The end of a childhood', the series contains the typed final draft with a few handwritten corrections of the book of short stories entitled The end of a childhood and other stories which contains the following stories: 'The end of a childhood', 'The bathe: a grotesque', 'Three in a row', 'Preliminary canter', 'Conversation in a pantry', 'The bath: an aquarelle', 'The wrong turning', 'And women must weep', 'Two hanged women', 'Life and death of Peterle Luthy', 'The professor's experiment', 'Succedaneum', and 'Mary Christina'.

'Death': typescript (Item 1-9)

'Death': German typescript (Item 10-22)

'Döden' (Nya dagligt allehanda, 13 September 1931): newspaper cutting (Item 23-25)

'Mary Christina': typescript (Item 26-33)

'The bath': manuscript (Item 34-39)

'Three in a row': typescript (Item 40-52)

'Conversation in a pantry': typescript (Item 53-60)

'Two hanged women': typescript (Item 61-65)

'Two hanged women': typescript (Item 66-70)

'The end of a childhood': manuscript (Item 71-102)

'The end of a childhood': typescript (Item 103-156)

'The bathe: a grotesque': typescript (Item 157-162)

'Three in a row': typescript (Item 163-172)

'Preliminary canter': typescript (Item 173-181)

'Conversation in a pantry': typescript (Item 182-190)

'The bath: an aquarelle': typescript (Item 191-195)

'The wrong turning': typescript (Item 196-202)

'And women must weep': typescript (Item 203-209)

'Two hanged women': typescript (Item 210-216)

'Life and death of Peterle Luthy': typescript (Item 217-236)

'The professor's experiment': typescript (Item 237-273)

'Succedaneum': typescript (Item 274-299)

'Mary Christina': typescript (Item 300-310)

Series 6. Articles

This series consists of articles by Richardson as well as articles about her and her work. Typed final drafts with handwritten alterations of 'The magic of the new concert room' and 'Cosima Wagner as daughter and wife' are both signed by Richardson. The title of the latter article was changed to 'The story of Wagner and von Bülow - and the woman behind the music', when published in the Radio times, 29 August 1930. Articles Richardson wrote about her work include a typed draft with handwritten alterations of 'My favourite among my books' and typed final drafts with handwritten alterations of articles entitled 'Some notes on my books', which discuss the writing of most of her novels and short stories. The series also includes a short autobiographical article by Richardson. Professor J.G. Robertson's critical essay, 'The art of Henry Handel Richardson', a typed copy of an article about Richardson's work by S.B. Liljegren, and a handwritten copy of criticism of Richardson's work by Henry Lüdeke comprise the articles of literary criticism in this series. A typed draft of an article by Louise Theis written after an interview with Richardson has handwritten alterations and corrections by Richardson on it and is entitled 'How writers work: Henry Handel Richardson'. Other articles in the series include a review of Myself when young by Guy Innes, and two articles by Olga Roncoroni, one describing a certain morning in the life of Richardson and the other discussing Roncoroni's impressions of the film Rhapsody (1954), which was based on the novel Maurice Guest.

'The magic of the new concert room': typescript (Item 1-4)

'Cosima Wagner as daughter and wife' (later 'The story of Wagner and von Bülow - and the woman behind the music'): typescript. (Item 5-12)

Sketch for 20th century authors: typescript (Item 13-14)

'My favourite among my books': typescript (Item 15-18)

'Some notes on my books': typescript (Item 19-42)

'The art of Henry Handel Richardson', by J.G. Robertson: typescript (Item 43-100)

An article about Richardson's work by S.B. Liljegren: typescript (Item 101-103)

Extract from a letter from Henry Lüdeke, 1929: manuscript (Item 104-105)

'Writers at work: Henry Handel Richardson', by Henry Lüdeke: typescript (Item 106-112)

'Our greatest novelist: Henry Handel Richardson's life story', by Guy Innes: typescript (Item 113-114)

'Five years ago: a morning in the life of a resident on the S.E. coast of England' [9 February 1943], by Olga Roncoroni: typescript (Item 115-120)

Review of film Rhapsody, by Olga Roncoroni: typescript (Item 121-126)

List of authors quoted by reviewers of Maurice Guest: typescript (Item 127)

Series 7. Songs

Richardson wrote the music of several songs, the words of which were written by Thomas Hardy, Laurence Hope and other English and German poets. Photocopies of the scores of some of these songs were received in 1973.

The Library's music collection holds better photocopies of a number of these and other scores by Richardson at MUS N mba 783.2 R522. The titles of these songs are: 'There was an old New England cat'; 'Regret not me'; 'Wenn du zu meinem Schätzel kommst'; 'Lied des armen Narren'; 'Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf'; 'Christkindlein's Wiegenlied'; 'Unter der Linde'; 'Hoch verehr'ich'; 'Genügen'; 'Reisespruch'; 'Tryste Noel'; 'Come away, death'; 'So we'll go no more a-roving'; 'The King's men'.

This series also contains two manuscript scores received from Richardson's literary executrix in 1994, and manuscript translations of German carols, discovered in a 1917 edition of The fortunes of Richard Mahony in Illinois in 1993.

In 2001, original manuscript scores of many of Richardson's works were acquired by the Library and have been added to this series. Items 87-154 refer.

Songs by HHR: photocopies of manuscript scores: (Item 1-48)

Contents page (Item 1)

'So we'll go no more a-roving' (Item 2-3a)

'Peacock Pie' (Item 4-5)

'Susannah Fry' (Item 6-7)

'The rolling English Road' (Item 8-11)

'À la Mode' (Item 12)

'Regret not me' (Item 13-15)

'Come away, death' (Item 16)

[vacant no.] (Item 17)

[title illegible] (Item 18-19)

'Prayer' (Item 20-22)

'Epiphany' (Item 23-24)

'The Irishman's song' (Item 25-26)

'The cupboard' (Item 27-28)

'The King's men' (Item 29-30)

'Budmouth dears' (Item 31-32)

'The night of Trafalgar' (Item 33-35)

'Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf' (Item 36)

'Christkindlein's Wiegenlied' (Item 37)

'Song of the sheep' [translation of 36] (Item 38)

'Hoch verehr'ich' (Item 39-48)

Olga Roncoroni: letter to David Barron, NLA Liaison Officer, London, 1973 [copy] (Item 49-53)

Translations of German carols: manuscript (Item 54-56)

'The spring, my dear' and 'Der Herbst': manuscript scores (Item 57-86)

'Susannah Fry' (de la Mare) and 'Tryst Noel' (Louise Imogen Guiney), February 1925 (Item 87-88)

'Lied des Armen Warren' and 'Schusters Abendlied' (Item 89-90)

'Irmelin Rose' (F.P. Jacobsen) (Item 91)

'Christkendleins Wiegenlied' (Item 92)

'In's Heu' (aus ? Scherers Jungbrunnen) (Item 93)

'In's Heu' (aus ? Scherers Jungbrunnen) and 'Drei Reiter am Tor' (aus? Des Knaben Wunderhorn) (Item 95-96)

'Drei Reiter am Tor' (Des Knaben Wunderhorn) (Item 97-98)

'Wenn du zu meinem Schätzel kommst (Des Knaben Wunderhorn) (Item 99)

'Reisespruch' (written on half a sheet of manuscript) (Item 100)

'Unter der Linde' (Walther von der Vogelweide) (Item 101-102)

'Ringel-ringel-rosenkranz' (O.J. Bierbaum - Herbst) (Item 103-104)

'Schlaf, Kindlein, Schlaf' [Sleep, baby, sleep] (Item 105-106)

Typescript of a translation by Richardson of 'Song of the sheep' [text of 'Sleep baby sleep] (Item 107)

'Wenn ich scheiden muss' (Leo Heller) (Item 108-109)

'Vagabundenlied' (J.J. David) (Item 110)

'Wiegenlied fur meinen Jungen (Richard Dehmel) and 'Wiegenlied' (Ottmars Volkssagen, Bremen 1800) (Item 111-112)

'Erster Verlust' (Goethe), Summer 1907 and 'Vesperal' [crossed out] (Item 113)

'Charlotte' (O.J. Bierbaum) (Item 114)

'Mandelay', November 1908 (Item 115)

'A toast' [written on half a sheet of manuscript] (Item 116)

'Tuscan lullaby' [written on two pieces of manuscript] (Item 117-118)

'The King's men' (Thomas Hardy) and 'Budmouth dears' [crossed out] (Item 119)

'O nous acheterons' (V. Hugo), 'Der alte Magyar' (F. Nietzsche), 'Reisespruch' (L. Tieck) (Item 120)

'So Komme Was da Kommen mag' (Thedor Storm) (Item 121)

'Die Strassburger Münster = Engelchen' (O.J. Bierbaum) (Item 122-125)

'Genugen' (F. Saar) (Item 126)

'Polly = Lieder' (written for my cat, Punkah, in 1897) (Item 127)

'Hoch Verehr'ich' (Wilhelm Busch), includes alto and soprano parts (Item 128-135)

'The pennywhistle song' (Anderson) (Item 136-137)

'Diese Nacht mit Dir' (O.J. Bierbaum), and 'Komm Mädel mir nicht' [crossed out] (Item 138-141)

'To the unattainable', 'Dregs', 'At Kew', and 'Drei Reiter am Tor' (Item 142-147)

Untitled page of manuscript music (first line: Weil nun wieder Fruhling ist) (Item 148)

Typescript of translation by Richardson of 'Three riders from the Tower' (Drei Reiter am Tor) (Item 149)

Typescript of translation by Richardson of 'The night of Trafalgar' (Thomas Hardy) (Item 150)

Transcription of an untitled poem, in Richardson's hand, The reverse side of the page comprises draft paragraphs for Myself when young (see pages 78-79 of published text) (Item 151)

Lists of songs, one in Richardson's hand, one in Roncoroni's hand and one on a cardboard folder (Item 152-154)

Series 8. Diaries and other documents

Most of the material in this series was received in 1973, with a further acquisition of Richardson's later diaries in 1983.

Richardson kept diaries for the years 1897-1902, 1916, 1931-46, and there are also diaries covering particular events, such as Mary Richardson's final illness in 1896, and Richardson's trip to Norway in 1911, as well as notebooks referring to certain events in the period 1940 to 1944.

Material in this series relating to Richardson's early years includes programmes for the annual concerts, 1885 and 1886, of the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Melbourne, at which Richardson performed, a diary she kept in 1887 and 1888, Mary Richardson's steamship ticket when she and her two daughters left Australia in 1888, the programme for the main examination at the Königliches Conservatorium der Musik at Leipzig, March 1892, and Richardson's certificate from the Conservatorium, dated April 1892. Official documents consist of Richardson's notice of marriage and death certificates. Richardson's address book, her first housekeeping book and some short pieces of prose written in 1896 and 1897 are included in this series. Finally there are two medals awarded to Richardson for her work: the Australian Literature Society medal for the best Australian novel, 1929 (Ultima Thule), and the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal, 1935.

Diary, 1897 (Item 1)

Diary, 1898 (Item 2)

Diary, 1899 (Item 3)

Diary, 1900 (Item 4)

Diary, 1901 (Item 5)

Diary, 1902 (Item 6)

Diary, 1887-88 (Item 7)

Account book, 1896-1897 (Item 8)

Address book (Item 9)

Diary of the last illness of HHR's mother, 1896 (Item 10-21)

'Doctor Kraus' [title erased]: manuscript (Item 22)

My first prose attempt, 1896: typescript (Item 23)

Story: typescript (Item 24-25)

'Villa am Meer': typescript (Item 26)

Diary of trip to Norway, 1911: manuscript (Item 27-35)

'Notes and Memories': manuscript (Item 36-51)

'Notes and Memories': typescript (Item 52-68)

Diary, June-August 1944 (5 p) (Item 69)

Olga Roncoroni's note about Item 69 (Item 70)

Presbyterian Ladies' College: Words of compositions by students (Item 71)

Presbyterian Ladies' College: concert programme, 15 December 1885 (Item 72)

Presbyterian Ladies' College: concert programme, 14 December 1886 (Item 73)

Steamship ticket to England, 13 July 1888 (Item 74)

Steamship ticket to England, 13 July 1888 (Item 75)

Königliches Conservatorium der Musik, Leipzig: Legimitations-Karte (Item 76)

Steamship ticket to England, 13 July 1888 (Item 77)

Königliches Conservatorium der Musik, Leipzig: certificate,, 15 April 1892 (Item 78)

Banns of marriage of HHR and JGR, 24 December 1895 (Item 79)

Notice of marriage of HHR and JGR, 20 December 1895 (Item 80)

Wedding telegram, 30 December 1895 (Item 81)

Report of the marriage in a Melbourne journal (Item 82)

Cheque, [HHR's last signature], 18 March 1946 (Item 83)

Will: two photocopies of original from Somerset House, 5 January 1946 (Item 84-85)

Death certificate of HHR, 21 March 1946 (Item 86)

Letter from Official Secretary, Australia House, London, awarding Australian Literature Society medal for best novel written by an Australian for 1929, 6 December 1930 (Item 87)

Letters relating to award of Silver Jubilee medal, 1935 (Item 88-90)

Silver Jubilee Medal certificate, 1935 (Item 91)

Silver Jubilee Medal, 1935 (Item 92)

Australian Literature Society Medal for best Australian novel, 1929 (Item 93)

Unveiling of plaque at 90 Regents' Park Road, London,: invitation to Olga Roncoroni, 1957 (Item 94)

Plaque at 90 Regents' Park Road, London: letter to Olga Roncoroni, 1964 (Item 95)

Unveiling of plaque at 90 Regents' Park Road, London, 1957: leaflet (Item 96)

25th anniversary of engagement: JGR's card accompanying flowers,, 20 February 1916 (Item 97-97a)

Proverb placed on her table to encourage HHR, ca 1908 (Item 98-98a)

Page of accounts: manuscript (Item 99)

[vacant no] (Item 100)

In memory of the dearest of cats: drawing by Walter Neustatter, aged 14, 1920 (Item 101)

Newspaper marriage notice, 1896 (Item 102)

Bible (1867) given to HHR by her father (Item 103)

Diary, 1916, 1931 (Item 104)

Diary, 1932 (Item 105)

Diary, 1932 (Item 106)

Diary, 1934 (Item 107)

Diary, 1935 (Item 108)

Diary, 1936 (Item 109)

Diary, 1937 (Item 110)

Diary, 1938 (Item 111)

Diary, 1939 (Item 112)

Diary, 1940 (Item 113)

Diary, 1942 (Item 114)

Diary, 1943 (Item 115)

Diary, 1944 (Item 116)

Diary, 1945 (Item 117)

Diary, 1946 (Item 118)

Series 9. Biographical material

A handwritten draft and the typed final draft with handwritten alterations of Richardson's autobiographical work Myself when young form the main part of this series. The final draft also includes a typescript of Edna Purdie's foreword to the book, and the section 1895-1903, written by Olga Roncoroni. George Robertson's handwritten and typed notes which he made with the intention of writing a biography of Richardson are also included in this series. Handwritten autobiographical notes by Richardson cover the period 1870 to 1933, with some gaps having been filled in by Olga Roncoroni, who also prepared lists containing dates and facts relating to Richardson's life, which she used at a symposium held in London in 1953.

Myself when young: manuscript (Item 1-273)

Myself when young: typescript. NB: There are duplicated item numbers from 244-273 (Item 244-369)

[vacant no] (Item 370)

Autobiographical notes by HHR for the period 1870-1933, supplemented by Olga Roncoroni: manuscript (Item 371-450)

Notes for biography by JGR: typescript (Item 451-462)

Notes for biography by JGR: carbon typescript, different version from 451-462 (Item 463-473)

'Books read by HHR, 1898-1899': typescript (Item 474-486a)

'Extracts from JGR's diaries, 1903-1910': typescript (Item 487-492)

'Some dates and facts in HHR's life': typescript (Item 493-496)

'Places in which HHR was living when writing her various works': typescript (Item 497-498)

'Some of her occupations and interests': typescript (Item 499)

'Some of her pet aversions': typescript (Item 500)

'Her favourite sports': typescript (Item 501)

'Countries in which she lived, countries which she visited during her life': typescript (Item 502)

By Mary A. Kernot: typescript [incomplete] (Item 503-504)

Series 10. Professor J.G. Robertson papers

Included in this series are John Robertson's diary for 1896, handwritten notes on various subjects including The fortunes of Richard Mahony, his Doctor of Philosophy certificate from Leipzig University, letters relating to his Order of St. Olav insignia and a page giving brief biographical details about him. As examples of his work in the field of German literature, there are photocopies of ten lectures he gave in 1933 on the theme of Wagner as a poet and a thinker, and the proofs of the third edition of his A history of German literature. This edition of his work was published in 1959 and was revised and enlarged from Professor Robertson's second edition of 1931 by Edna Purdie.

Royal Norwegian Embassy, London: letters to Olga Roncoroni re JGR's Order of St Olav, 1946 (Item 1-3)

Biographical note on JGR: typescript (Item 4)

Preface: typescript (Item 5-6)

Notes (Item 7-22)

Committee Book of the U.C. Rackets Court Club, 1892-98 (Item 23)

Diary, 1896 (Item 24)

A history of German literature, 3rd edition, 1959: photocopies of proofs (Item 25-394)

A history of German literature, 3rd edition, 1959: proofs (Item 395-417)

Freies Deutsches Hochstift, Frankfurter Goethemuseum: citation, 1932 (Item 418)

Freies Deutsches Hochstift, Frankfurter Goethemuseum: Goethe plaque and small medal, 1932 (Item 419)

Freies Deutsches Hochstift, Frankfurter Goethemuseum: Goethe medal, 1932 (Item 420)

Richard Wagner as poet and thinker, ten lectures by JGR, 1933: photocopy of typescript (Item 421-607)

PhD degree, University of Leipzig, 1892 (Item 608)

Series 11. Photographs

The series contains photographs of Richardson dating from her childhood up to 1930, as well as photographs of her parents, her grandmother Elizabeth Bailey, her sister Lilian, her husband, and her nephew Walter Neustatter. Also included are photographs of a memorial plaque at 90 Regent's Park Road, London, where Richardson lived from 1910 to 1934, and photographs of the presentation of Richardson's paper weight and silver cream jug to Sir Robert and Dame Pattie Menzies in 1966. Items 49-64 were received in 1996 from Richardson's grand-niece Angela Neustatter. For other photographs, see Pictorial Section.

Copy of item 2 (Item 1)

Walter Richardson (full-length portrait), Ballarat, 1860s: carte de visite (Item 2)

Copy of item 4 (Item 3)

Walter Richardson in his thirties (profile), Melbourne: carte de visite (Item 4)

Mary Richardson, Melbourne: carte de visite, ca 1878 (Item 5)

Mary Richardson with daughters Ethel and Lilian, Melbourne: copy of carte de visite, c.1880 (Item 6)

Elizabeth Bailey: carte de visite, 1865 (Item 7)

Walter Richardson, Ballarat: copy, 1860s (Item 8)

Mary, Lilian and Ethel Richardson, Cork,: carte de visite, 1874 (Item 9)

Ethel Richardson, Munich: carte de visite (Item 10)

Mary Richardson, Leipzig: carte de visite (Item 11)

Lilian Richardson, Munich: carte de visite (Item 12)

Henry Handel Richardson, Walter Neustatter and dog (Socrates?) (Item 13)

Lilian Neustatter (seated) and HHR, Marquartstein,, 1901 (Item 14)

Cat, Strassburg: carte de visite (Item 15)

HHR and Walter Neustatter (Item 16)

Mary Richardson in her fifties, Strassburg: cabinet card, c.1895 (Item 17)

HHR: copy, c.1888 (Item 18)

Mary Richardson as a young woman: copy of carte de visite (Item 19)

Copy of item 2 (Item 20)

Lilian Richardson Neustatter (Item 21)

HHR and cat Pasha (Item 22-23)

Cats and dogs (Item 24)

Socrates (dog) and Djidji (cat) 'at 90 [Regents Park Road], during the [First World] War' (Item 25)

Walter Neustatter as a boy (Item 26)

JGR and HHR 'during the War, with Walter [Neustatter] and Socki [dog]' (Item 27)

Socrates (dog), 'died 1920?' (Item 28)

HHR and Walter Neustatter, skiing, c.1909 (Item 29-32)

R.G. Menzies: letter to Olga Roncoroni, 8 August 1966 (Item 33)

Pattie Menzies: letter to Olga Roncoroni, 8 August 1966 (Item 34)

R.G. Menzies and the Mayor of Hastings, 1966 (Item 35)

The Mayor of Hastings, Olga Roncoroni, Pattie Menzies, 1966 (Item 36)

Unveiling ceremony of memorial plaque at 90 Regent's Park Road, London: leaflet, 7 May 1957 (Item 37)

Plaque at 90 Regent's Park Road, London (three copies of one photo) (Item 38-41)

HHR at the piano (+ negative) (Item 42)

J.G. Robertson (two copies of one photo) (Item 43-44)

[?] (Item 45)

Copy of item 18 (Item 46)

Copy of item 4 (Item 47)

Matriculation class, Presbyterian Ladies' College, Melbourne, 1888: copy (Item 48)

Lilian Richardson: carte de visite, , 1871 (Item 49)

Lilian Richardson: carte de visite, hand-coloured, 1871 (Item 50)

Lilian Richardson: carte de visite, c.1873 (Item 51)

Ethel Richardson: carte de visite, c.1875 (Item 52)

Ethel Richardson, Leipzig: carte de visite (Item 53)

HHR and Lilian Richardson, Strassburg: carte de visite, ca 1902 (Item 54)

HHR: signed studio photograph (Item 55)

HHR at her writing desk (Item 56)

'Lyme: Olga [Roncoroni], Else [Stumpp] and the old Alvis', mid-1920s (Item 57-58)

Green Ridges, Tilekiln Lane, Fairlight, Sussex (Item 59)

Item 59 as Christmas card, signed by HHR (Item 60)

Westfield, Cobb Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset (Item 61-64)

Series 12. Paul Solanges papers

In 1910, Paul Solanges, a retired littérateur, wrote to Richardson and offered to translate Maurice Guest into French. They corresponded frequently on the work of translation, and Solanges sent notes of his queries about particular points for reply by Richardson. After the completion of the first draft, Solanges revised the chapters and progressively forwarded them to Richardson, who had her notes typed for the final revision by Solanges. The work was interrupted by Solanges' death in 1914 and the First World War. A small amount of correspondence took place between Richardson and Solanges' daughter Marthe until 1920. The translation, correspondence and notes were returned to Richardson in 1914 by Solanges' family. The translation itself was last known to be in the hands of Heinemann publishers, London, in 1947.

This series contains the correspondence and notes, as well as transcriptions of the Richardson letters by Margaret Capon and translations of some Solanges letters by Dorothy Green. Photocopies of the correspondence and notes are also included.

Since the items in this series were numbered after they were microfilmed, a detailed item listing of the letters is included at Appendix 2.

HHR: letters to Paul Solanges, October 1910 - December 1911 (Item 1-64)

HHR: letters to Paul Solanges, 1912 (Item 65-117)

HHR: letters to Paul Solanges, 1913-1914 (Item 118-181)

Covering notes by HHR, Olga Roncoroni and Margaret Capon (Item 182-183)

Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, October 1910 - May 1911 (Item 184-253)

Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, June - December 1911 (Item 254-316)

Envelope used as marker by HHR (Item 317)

Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, January - May 1912 (Item 318-361)

HHR: letter to William Heinemann, 12 May 1912 (Item 362)

William Heinemann: letter to HHR, 13 May 1912 (Item 363-364)

Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, June-December 1912 (Item 365-411)

Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, January-August 1913 (Item 412-474)

Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, September - December 1913 (Item 475-501)

Covering note (Item 502)

Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, January - February 1914 (Item 503-512)

Marthe Solanges: letters to HHR, 1914 (Item 513-515)

HHR: draft letter to Marthe Solanges, 1 March 1914 (Item 516)

Marthe Solanges: letters to HHR, 1914-1920 (Item 517-537)

Paul Solanges, manuscript queries re Maurice Guest translation, and HHR's responses, 1910-1912 (Item 538-592)

HHR: typescript notes on Maurice Guest translation, 1912-1913 (Item 593-666)

German reviews of Maurice Guest, 1909-13: English translations prepared for use by Paul Solanges in approaching editors, 1913-1914 (Item 667-680)

Margaret Capon: letter to Dorothy Green, 1982 (Item 681-682)

Newspaper obituary of Paul Solanges by Giuseppe Colombo, Corriere della Sera, February 1914 (Item 683)

Margaret Capon: letter to Dorothy Green, 1982 (Item 684)

J.E. Baring, solicitors: letter to Margaret Capon re copyright in Solanges correspondence, 1982 (Item 685)

Margaret Capon: letters to Dorothy Green, 1982 (Item 686-687)

HHR: letters to Paul Solanges, 1910-1914: typescript transcriptions by Margaret Capon, 1982 (Item 688-881)

Notes by Dorothy Green (1 p) (Item 882)

Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, Oct 1910 - January 1912: manuscript translations by Dorothy Green, 1980s (Item 883-977)

HHR: letters to Paul Solanges, 1910-1911 (File 14)

HHR: letters to Paul Solanges, 1912-1914 (File 15)

HHR: letters to Paul Solanges, 1913-14 (File 16)

Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, 1910-1912 (File 17)

Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, 1911-1912 (File 18)

Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, 1912 (File 19)

Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, 1913 (File 20)

Paul Solanges: letters to HHR, 1914. Marthe Solanges, letters to HHR,, 1914-1920 (File 21)

Paul Solanges, manuscript queries re Maurice Guest translation, and HHR's responses, 1910-12. HHR, typescript notes on Maurice Guest translation,, 1912-1913 (File 22-23)

Series 13. Press cutting albums

Albums of press cuttings compiled successively by Richardson and her two literary executrices, Olga Roncoroni and Margaret Capon. They were acquired by the Library in 1983.

Maurice Guest I, 1908-1919 (Item 1)

The getting of wisdom, 1910-1931 (Item 2)

The fortunes of Richard Mahony: Australia Felix, 1917-1929 (Item 3)

Maurice Guest II, 1919-1930 (Item 4)

Ultima Thule I, 1929 (Item 5)

Ultima Thule II, 1929-30, with a dust jacket for Ultima Thule, and a note signed J.F. Muirhead, 15 August 1929 (Item 6)

I. American cuttings, Ultima Thule and Australia Felix, 1929-1930 (Item 7)

II. American cuttings, and Australian cuttings, 1930-1936 (Item 8)

III. American and Australian cuttings, 1934-1950 (Item 9)

IV. American, Australian and various other overseas cuttings, 1950-1972 (Item 10)

V. Australian press cuttings, 1972-1975 (Item 11)

VII. The Trilogy, 1930-1931 (Item 12)

VIII. English, American and Australian cuttings, 1931-1935 (Item 13)

Foreign cuttings, 1931-1958 (Item 14)

Press cuttings, photographs, 1978-1981 (Item 15)

Press cuttings,(one folder), 1966 (Item 16)

Australian cuttings, January 1929 - February 1931 (Item 17)

Press cuttings, 1936-1965, 1981 (Item 18)

Series 14. Editions of Richardson's works

Editions of Richardson's works (many of them annotated), and a few proof copies, received from her executrix in 1983. The item list below includes publisher and publication date, as well as inscriptions. Many of the inscriptions show pet names used between Richardson and her husband, such as BS, DDB, Pip. Richardson's usual publishers were William Heinemann in London and Norton in New York.

This series has not been microfilmed. Note also that a proof copy of The way home is included in Series 4.

Editions of translations of Richardson's works, received from Olga Roncoroni in 1972, are held in the Library's general collection. A list of these (without call numbers) is available on request.

Subseries. Maurice Guest

Heinemann, inscribed 'To SB from the Author', 1908 (Item 1)
Heinemann, 1908 (Item 2)
Heinemann, inscribed 'with corrections by HHR which she would have liked to have seen done in later editions', 1908 (Item 3)
Heinemann, 1909 (Item 4)
Heinemann, inscribed 'Annotated copy, June 1911', 1909 (Item 5)
New York: Duffield, 1909 (Item 6)
Heinemann's Colonial Library of Popular Fiction, 1909 (Item 7)
Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1912, Vol 1 (German translation), 1912 (Item 8)
Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1912, Vol 2 (German translation), 1912 (Item 9)
Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1912, Vol 1 (German translation, paperback), 1912 (Item 10)
Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1912, Vol 2 (German translation, paperback), 1912 (Item 11)
New York: Duffield, 1922 (Item 12)
New York: Random House, 1936 (Modern Library edition), 1936 (Item 13)
Heinemann, 1931 (Item 14)
Heinemann, 1935 (Item 15)
Heinemann (three copies), 1950 (Item 16-18)
Portway, Bath: Cedric Chivers, 1974 (Item 19)

Subseries. The getting of wisdom

Heinemann, 1910, inscribed 'To dear BS, Oct 4th 1910', 1910 (Item 20)
Heinemann, 1910, inscribed 'With all kind remembrances from the author, Oct 5th 1910', 1910 (Item 21)
Heinemann, 1910, inscribed 'To the Kid from Danny, otherwise HHR, Lyme, April 1920', 1910 (Item 22)
Heinemann, 1910, signed by Olga Roncoroni (Item 23)
Heinemann, 1931, inscribed 'To DDB from Pip, May 1931' (Item 24)
Norton, 1931, inscribed 'Shammy from Tod, January 1932' (Item 25)
Heinemann, 1961 (Item 26)

Subseries. The fortunes of Richard Mahony [Part 1]

Heinemann, 1917 (Item 27)
Heinemann, 1917, inscribed 'To Aunt Grace, with affectionate regards from Henry Handel Richardson, August 1917', 1917 (Item 28)
Heinemann, 1929, inscribed 'Copy from which cuts were made for Trilogy', 1929 (Item 29)
Heinemann, 1929 (Item 30)
Heinemann, 1929, inscribed 'For DDB from P, Sept 1929', 1929 (Item 31)

Subseries. Australia Felix [the same book as items 44-48]

Norton, 1917 (Item 32)

Subseries. The way home [The fortunes of Richard Mahony, Part 2]

Heinemann, 1925, inscribed 'To Aunt Grace, with best love from HHR, April 1925', 1925 (Item 33)
Heinemann, 1925, inscribed 'Miss Puss from Danny, April 1925', 1925 (Item 34)
Heinemann, 1925, inscribed 'To dear old Nub, from Pip, May 1925', 1925 (Item 35)
Heinemann, 1929, inscribed 'Presented to Hastings Public Library by Olga M. Roncoroni, May 1967', 1929 (Item 36)
Heinemann, 1929, inscribed 'Copy cut down for complete trilogy printing', 1929 (Item 37)

Subseries. Ultima Thule [The fortunes of Richard Mahony, Part 3]

Heinemann, 1929, inscribed 'To my own dear DDB, without whose patience & support this book would never have been written, Pip, January 1929', 1929 (Item 38)
Heinemann, 1929 (three copies), 1929 (Item 39-41)
Heinemann, 1929, inscribed 'Copy cut down for trilogy printing' (Item 42)
Norton, 1929 (Item 43)

Subseries. The fortunes of Richard Mahony [Trilogy edition]

Heinemann, 1930, inscribed 'For dear BS from P, Nov 1930', 1930 (Item 44)
Heinemann, 1930, inscribed 'Baba from Tod, Nov 1930', 1930 (Item 45)
Norton, 1931 (Item 46)
New York: The Readers Club, 1941 (Item 47)
London: The Reprint Society, 1954 (Item 48)

Subseries. The end of a childhood

First proofs (Item 49)
Proof copy (Item 50)
Heinemann, 1934 (Item 51)
Norton, 1934 (Item 52)

Subseries. The young Cosima

Corrected proof copy (Item 53)
Corrected proof copy, signed by Olga Roncoroni (Item 54)
Heinemann, n.d. (Item 55)
Norton, 1939 (Item 56)
Angus and Robertson, 1976 (Item 57)
Den unge Cosima, Copenhaven: Hagerup, 1940 (Danish translation), 1940 (Item 58)
Ungarsk blod, Oslo: Bergendahls Forlag, n.d. (Norwegian translation) (Item 59)

Subseries. Myself when young

Heinemann, 1964 (Item 60)

Subseries. Short stories and other writings

'The bath', in The best short stories of 1930, edited by Edward J. O'Brien, London: Jonathan Cape, 1930 (Item 61)
'The bath', in The best British short stories of 1930, edited by Edward J. O'Brien, New York: Dodd Mead and Co, 1930 (Item 62)
'Three in a row', in The best British short stories of 1934 edited by Edward J. O'Brien, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1934 (Item 63)
'The coat', in The best British short stories of 1940, edited by Edward J. O'Brien, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1940 (Item 64)
'The wrong turning', in Lovat Dickson's magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, December 1933 (Item 65)
'Sister Ann', in Good housekeeping, April 1949 (Item 66)
'The life and death of Peterle Luthy', in Twelve best stories from Good housekeeping, selected by Alice M. Head, London: Ivor Nicholson & Watson, n.d. (Item 67)
Extract from Australia Felix in An anthology of modern fiction, edited by Frank Swinnerton, London: Thomas Nelson, 1937 (Item 68)
'Letters of Henry Handel Richardson to Nettie Palmer', edited by Karl-Johan Rossing, in Essays and studies on English language and literature XIV, Uppsala, 1953. Annotated by Olga Roncoroni, 1953 (Item 69)

Series 15. Books used in researching The young Cosima

A collection of books relating to Richard Wagner and his circle, used by Richardson in researching her book The young Cosima. This collection was acquired from the University of Tasmania in 1993. Since a catalogue of these books was published in 1973, the numbers in that catalogue are here used as item numbers, with the addition of a number where more than one volume is indicated by a catalogue number. The item list is in summary form, and readers should refer to the catalogue at item 72 for full details.

Twenty-three books used by Richardson in researching The fortunes of Richard Mahony, received by the Library in 1946, are held in the Library's general collection. A list of these (without call numbers) is available on request.

Subseries 1. The Finished Product

Richardson, Henry Handel. The young Cosima, 1939 (Item 1)

Subseries 2. Primary sources

Du Moulin Eckart, Richard. Cosima Wagner: ein Lebens- und Charakterbild. Vol. 1, 1929 (Item 2/1)
Du Moulin Eckart, Richard. Cosima Wagner: ein Lebens- und Charakterbild. Vol. 2, 1931 (Item 2/2)
Du Moulin Eckart, Richard, trans. Catherine Alison Phillips. Cosima Wagner. 1930 (English edition). Vol. 1, 1930 (Item 3/1)
Du Moulin Eckart, Richard, trans. Catherine Alison Phillips. Cosima Wagner. 1930 (English edition). Vol. 2, 1930 (Item 3/2)
Millenkovich-Morold, Max. Cosima Wagner: ein Lebensbild, 1937 (Item 4)
Wagner, Cosima, ed. Max Freiherr von Waldberg. Cosima Wagners Briefe an ihre Tochter Daniela von Bülow, 1866-1885, nebst 5 Briefen Richard Wagners, 1933 (Item 5)
Wagner, Cosima, ed. Paul Pretzsch. Cosima Wagner und Houston Stewart Chamberlain im Briefwechsel, 1888-1908, 1934 (Item 6)

Subseries 3. Secondary Sources - Richard Wagner

Chamberlain, Houston Stewart. Richard Wagner, 1933 (Item 7)
Chamberlain, Houston Stewart. Richard Wagner der Deutsche, als Künstler, Denker und Politiker. n.d. (Item 8)
Glasenapp, Carl Friedrich. Das Leben Richard Wagners, in sechs Büchern. Vol. 4, 1908 (Item 9)
Kapp, Julius. Richard Wagner, sein Leben, sein Werk, seine Welt in 260 Bildern, 1933 (Item 10)
Kapp, Julius. Wagner, eine Biographie, 1922 (Item 11)
Koch, Max. Richard Wagner. Vol. 1, 1907 (Item 12/1)
Koch, Max. Richard Wagner. Vol. 2, 1913 (Item 12/2)
Koch, Max. Richard Wagner. Vol. 3, 1918 (Item 12/3)
Lippert, Woldemar. Richard Wagners Verbannung und Rückkehr, 1849-1862, 1927 (Item 13)
Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, ed. Otto Strobel. König Ludwig II und Richard Wagner: Briefwechsel. Vol. 1, 1936 (Item 14/1)
Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, ed. Otto Strobel. König Ludwig II und Richard Wagner: Briefwechsel. Vol. 2, 1936 (Item 14/2)
Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, ed. Otto Strobel. König Ludwig II und Richard Wagner: Briefwechsel. Vol. 3, 1936 (Item 14/3)
Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, ed. Otto Strobel. König Ludwig II und Richard Wagner: Briefwechsel. Vol. 4, 1936 (Item 14/4)
Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, ed. Otto Strobel. König Ludwig II und Richard Wagner: Briefwechsel. Vol. 5, 1939 (Item 14/5)
Newman, Ernest. Fact and fiction about Wagner, 1931 (Item 15)
Vanselow, A. Richard Wagners photographische Bildnisse, 1908 (Item 16)
Wagner, Richard. Briefe an Hans von Bülow, 1916 (Item 17)
Wagner, Richard, ed. Daniel Spitzer. Briefe Richard Wagners an eine Putzmacherin, 1906 (Item 18)
Wagner, Richard, ed. Erich Kloss. Briefwechsel zwischen Wagner und Liszt, 1910 (Item 19)
Wagner, Richard. Familienbriefe von Richard Wagner, 1832-1874, 1907 (Item 20)
Wagner, Richard. Fünfzehn Briefe Richard Wagners mit Erinnerungen und Erläuterungen von Eliza Wille geb. Sloman, 1935 (Item 21)
Wagner, Richard, ed. Wolfgang Golther. Gesammelte Schriften und Dichtungen in zehn Bänden. Vol. 1, [1912?] (Item 22/1)
Wagner, Richard, ed. Wolfgang Golther. Gesammelte Schriften und Dichtungen in zehn Bänden. Vol. 2-3, [1912?] (Item 22/2)
Wagner, Richard, ed. Wolfgang Golther. Gesammelte Schriften und Dichtungen in zehn Bänden. Vol. 4-5, [1912?] (Item 22/3)
Wagner, Richard, ed. Wolfgang Golther. Gesammelte Schriften und Dichtungen in zehn Bänden. Vol. 6-7, [1912?] (Item 22/4)
Wagner, Richard, ed. Wolfgang Golther. Gesammelte Schriften und Dichtungen in zehn Bänden. Vol. 8-9, [1912?] (Item 22/5)
Wagner, Richard, ed. Wolfgang Golther. Gesammelte Schriften und Dichtungen in zehn Bänden. Vol. 10, [1912?] (Item 22/6)
Wagner, Richard. Mein Leben. Vol. 1, 1911 (Item 23/1)
Wagner, Richard. Mein Leben. Vol. 2, 1911 (Item 23/2)
Wagner, Richard, ed. Dr. Hans Scholz. Richard Wagner an Mathilde Maier (1862-1878), 1930 (Item 24)
Wagner, Richard, ed. Dr Julius Kapp. Richard Wagner an Mathilde und Otto Wesendonk: Tagebuchblätter und Briefe, [192?] (Item 25)
Wagner, Richard, ed. Wolfgang Golther. Richard Wagner an Mathilde Wesendonk: Tagebuchblätter und Briefe, 1853-1871., 1904 (Item 26)
Wagner, Richard. Richard Wagner an Minna Wagner. Vol. 1, 1908 (Item 27/1)
Wagner, Richard. Richard Wagner an Minna Wagner. Vol. 2, 1908 (Item 27/2)
Wagner, Richard, trans. Caroline V. Kerr. The story of Bayreuth as told in the Bayreuth letters of Richard Wagner. N.d (Item 28)

Subseries 4. Secondary Sources - Hans Guido von Bülow

Bülow, Hans von, ed Marie von Bülow. Briefe und Schriften. Vol 1, 1899 (Item 29/1)
Bülow, Hans von, ed Marie von Bülow. Briefe und Schriften. Vol. 2, 1899 (Item 29/2)
Bülow, Hans von, ed Marie von Bülow. Briefe und Schriften. Vol. 3, 1911 (Item 29/3)
Bülow, Hans von, ed Marie von Bülow. Briefe und Schriften. Vol. 4, 1898 (Item 29/4)
Bülow, Hans von, ed Marie von Bülow. Briefe und Schriften. Vol. 5, 1900 (Item 29/5)
Bülow, Hans von, ed Marie von Bülow. Briefe und Schriften. Vol. 6, 1904 (Item 29/6)
Bülow, Hans von, ed Marie von Bülow. Briefe und Schriften. Vol. 7, 1907 (Item 29/7)
Bülow, Hans von, ed Marie von Bülow. Briefe und Schriften. Vol. 8, 1908 (Item 29/8)
Bülow, Marie von. Hans von Bülow in Leben und Wort., 1925 (Item 30)
Bülow, Hans von, ed. Richard Graf Du Moulin Eckart. Hans von Bülow: neue Briefe, 1927 (Item 31)
Liszt, Franz, ed. La Mara. Briefwechsel zwischen Franz Liszt und Hans von Bülow, 1898 (Item 32)
Reimann, Heinrich. Hans von Bülow: sein Leben und sein Wirken, Band 1: Aus Hans von Bülows Lehrzeit, 1908? (Item 33)

Subseries 5. Additional Literature - Richard Wagner

Adler, Guido. Richard Wagner; Vorlesungen gehalten an der Universität zu Wien, 1923 (Item 34)
Brink, Louise. Women characters in Richard Wagner: a study in "The ring of the Nibelung", 1924 (Item 35)
Dippold, George Theodore. Richard Wagner's poem The ring of the Nibelung explained and in part translated, 1888 (Item 36)
Finck, Henry T. Wagner and his works: the story of his life, with critical comments. Vol. 1, 1893 (Item 37/1)
Finck, Henry T. Wagner and his works: the story of his life, with critical comments. Vol. 2, 1893 (Item 37/2)
Golther, Wolfgang. Richard Wagner als Dichter., [1905?] (Item 38)
Griesser, Luitpold. Nietzsche und Wagner: neue Beiträge zur Geschichte und Psychologie ihrer Freundschaft, 1923 (Item 39)
McSpadden, J. Walker. Stories from Wagner, 1922 (Item 40)
Wagner, Richard. 'Operntexte' [collection of libretti, 1891]: (1) Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen, (2) Der Fliegende Holländer, (3) Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg, (4) Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, (5) Parsifal (Item 41)
Wagner, Richard. Der Ring des Nibelungen. Copy 1, 1876 (Item 42)
Wagner, Richard. Der Ring des Nibelungen. Copy 2, 1876 (Item 43)
Wagner, Siegfried. Erinnerungen, 1923 (Item 44)
Wolzogen, Hans von. (1) Thematischer Leitfaden durch die Musik zu Richard Wagners Tristan und Isolde..., 1888; (2) Führer durch die Musik zu Richard Wagners Festspiel Der Ring des Nibelungen: ein thematischer Leitfaden, n.d.; (3) Thematischer Leitfaden durch die Musik des Parsifal..., n.d. (Item 45)
Young, Filson. The Wagner stories, 1912 (Item 46)

Subseries 6. Additional Literature - General

Busoni, Feruccio, ed. Friedrich Schnapp. Briefe an seine Frau, 1935 (Item 47)
Gundolf, Friedrich. Arnim: Vortrag gehalten in der Gesellschaft am 3 März 1929., 1929 (Item 48)
Hadow, Sir William Henry. Studies in modern music: Hector Berlioz, Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner, 1902 (Item 49)
Karpath, Ludwig. Begegnung mit dem Genius, 1934 (Item 50)
Tytler, Sarah. Musical composers and their works, for the use of schools and students in music., [189?] (Item 51)
Kretschmar, Hermann. Führer durch den Concertsaal I: Sinfonie und Suite, 1890 (Item 52)
Kulke, Eduard. Erinnerungen an Friedrich Hebbel, 1878 (Item 53)
Liszt, Franz, ed. Daniel Ollivier. Briefe an Marie Gräfin d'Agoult, 1933 (Item 54)
Merian, Hans. Illustrierte Geschichte der Musik im neunzehnten Jahrhundert, 1902 (Item 55)
Naumann, Emil. Illustrirte Musikgeschichte: die Entwicklung der Tonkunst aus frühesten Anfängen bis auf die Gegenwart. Vol. 1, [1880-1885?] (Item 56/1)
Naumann, Emil. Illustrirte Musikgeschichte: die Entwicklung der Tonkunst aus frühesten Anfängen bis aud die Gegenwart. Vol. 2, [1880-1885?] (Item 56/2)
Neitzel, Otto. Der Führer durch die Oper des Theaters der Gegenwart, Text, Musik und Scene erläuternd. Vol. 1, 1890 (Item 57)
Nohl, Ludwig. Liszt, erster Teil., [189?] (Item 58)
Göllerich. August. Liszt, zweiter Teil., [189?] (Item 59)
Plattensteiner, Richard. Der Grillparzer Franz und seine Kathi (das Schicksal einer Dichterliebe): ein Bilderreigen, 1916 (Item 60)
Raabe, Peter. Franz Liszt, erstes Buch: Liszts Leben, 1931 (Item 61)
Strauss, Richard. Briefwechsel mit Hugo von Hoffmannsthal, 1926 (Item 62)
Schrader, Bruno. Händel, [1894?] (Item 63)
Schrader, Bruno. Mendelssohn, [1897?] (Item 64)
Procházka, Rudolf Freiherr. Robert Franz, [1894?] (Item 65)
Weingartner, Felix. Lebenserinnerungen. Vol. 1, 1928 (Item 66/1)
Weingartner, Felix. Lebenserinnerungen. Vol. 2, 1929 (Item 66/2)
Werfel, Franz. Verdi: Roman der Oper, 1925 (Item 67)
Wittmann, Maximilian Emil. Cherubini, n.d. (Item 68)
Ziegler, Dr. Eugen von. Richard Strauss in seinen dramatischen Dichtungen: Guntram, Feursnot, Salome, 1907 (Item 69)
Ziegler, Dr. Theobald. Friedrich Nietzsche, 1900 (Item 70)

Subseries 7. Catalogues

D.H. Borchardt. Catalogue of a collection of books used by the late Henry Handel Richardson (Mrs J.G. Robertson) for her biography The young Cosima. Hobart: University of Tasmania Library, 1950 (Item 71)
D.H. Borchardt. Catalogue of a collection of books relating to Richard Wagner and his circle, used by Henry Handel Richardson as sources for The young Cosima (1939) and housed in the University of Tasmania Library. With a note on the annotations by Maureen Mann. Melbourne: Monash University English Department Bibliographical Checklists, No. 2, 1973 (Item 72)

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