Guide to the Papers of Eleanor Dark


MS 4998

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Collection Summary

Eleanor Dark
Papers of Eleanor Dark
Date Range
1910 - 1974
Collection Number
MS 4998
0.18 metres (6 folders [sb-000990])
Language of Materials
National Library of Australia


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of newspaper clippings (1936-1954), mainly reviews of Eleanor Dark's novels, and letters (1923-1974) from a number of the prominent Australian literary figures of the period. The correspondents include Manning Clark, Kate Baker, Jean Devaney, Flora Eldershaw, Mary Gilmore, Vance and Nettie Palmer, Miles Franklin, Eric Lowe, Marjorie Barnard, Ethel Turner, Xavier Herbert, Frank Dalby Davison, Brian Fitzpatrick, Alec Chisholm, Kylie Tennant, Meta Mackan, Ruth Park, Ethel Curlewis, C.B. Christesen.

Item Descriptions

Class MS 4998. Consignment received 1975

Correspondence, 1910-40 (Items 1-90) (File Binder 1)

Correspondence, 1940-43 (Items 91-182) (File Binder 2)

Correspondence, 1943-47 (Items 183-248) (File Binder 3)

Correspondence, 1948-74 (Items 251-333) (File Binder 4)

Family statement, 1986 (File 1)

Correspondence (Items 82, 165, 168, 242, 249-50, 267-269, 1939-49) (File 2)

Newspaper clippings, 1936-47 (File 3)

Newspaper clippings, 1948-54 (File 4)

Class MS 4998. Consignment received 1989-90

Dark Family statement; unpublished biography and research material of Kathleen Dark; two letters (1986 and 1990) from J.O. Dark to the editors of Sydney Bushwalker and Rock; and an article by Eric Dark published in the New Doctor (File 5)

Class MS 4998. Consignment received 1991

Eric Dark family tree and an annexure (File 6)

Class MS 4998. Consignment received 2000

'Corrections and notes to Sassafras: the parish of sixty farms by Robert Snedden' prepared by John Dark; cpy of a letter (2000) from John Dark to Snedden (File 7)