Guide to the Papers of Patricia Clarke


MS 8363

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Collection Summary

Patricia Clarke
Papers of Patricia Clarke
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 8363
9.45 metres (53 boxes, 5 cartons)
Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The collection comprises correspondence, drafts and research material relating to Clarke's books The governesses: letters from the colonies 1862-1882; A colonial woman? the life and times of Mary Braidwood Mowle, 1827-1857; Pen portraits, women writers an journalists in nineteenth century Australia; Pioneer writer: the life of Louisa Atkinson; Tasma: the life of Jessie Couvreur; Life Lines: Women's letters and diaries, 1788-1840 (Patricia Clarke and Dale Spender) and Rosa! Rosa! A life of Rosa Praed, novelist and spiritualist.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Patricia Clarke, National Library of Australia, [class/series/file number]'.


The papers of Patricia Clarke were donated to the National Library under the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme in 1990, 1994 and 1997.


The collection was arranged and listed by the donor before being transferred to the National Library. This arrangement has been kept by the Library. The list is closely based on lists provided by Patricia Clarke.

Biographical Note

Patricia Clarke, author and editor, lives in Canberra. She is a freelance historian and an active member of the Canberra and District Historical Society, editing the Canberra Historical Journal. She has written a number of books on nineteenth century Australian women.

Clarke was a Harold White Fellow at the National Library in 1993.

Item Descriptions

Class MS 8363. Original consignment

Series 1. The Governesses

Published March 1985 by Hutchinson, Melbourne, and distributed in England by Hutchinson (London). The Governesses is based on Female Middle Class Emigration Society (FMCES) records available at the National Library through the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) on Mfm M468.

The material relating to this book includes:

Notes from FMCES records (File 1) - Box 1 (MS 8363)
Typed copies of extracts from FMCES letters (File 2) - Box 1 (MS 8363)
Research material and preliminary draft material (File 3) - Box 1 (MS 8363)
Births, Deaths, Marriage certificates of governesses (File 4) - Box 2 (MS 8363)
Photocopies of extracts of some FMCES letters; research material from Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand; Killie Campbell Africana Library, South Africa; Church of England Children's Society, London; newspaper cuttings (File 5) - Box 2 (MS 8363)
First draft of TheGovernesses (File 6) - Box 2 (MS 8363)
Draft, including amendments, additions, replies to editor's queries (File 7) - Box 3 (MS 8363)
Edited draft (File 8) - Box 3 (MS 8363)
Gallery proofs (File 9) - Box 4 (MS 8363)
Page proofs (File 10) - Box 4 (MS 8363)
Microfilm copy of FMCES records (Mfm M468) (File 11) - Box 4 (MS 8363)
Card index by name, divided by country to governesses' letters; location of letters on microfilm (File 12) - Box 4 (MS 8363)
Samples of microfilm for possible illustration (File 13) - Box 4 (MS 8363)
Photocopies of possible illustrations (File 14) - Box 4 (MS 8363)
17 photographs of Russian paintings, (V. Perov), 1870s (File 15) - Box 4 (MS 8363)
14 photographs of South Africa, c. 1870-1890 (File 16) - Box 4 (MS 8363)
3 photographs of New Zealand paintings, 1860-70 (File 17a) - Box 4 (MS 8363)
1 photograph of lithograph of New York, 1876 (File 17b) - Box 4 (MS 8363)
Some illustrations used in 'Good Morning Australia' program publicising TheGovernesses, March 1985 (File 18) - Box 4 (MS 8363)
Reviews of TheGovernesses (File 19) - Box 4 (MS 8363)
Correspondence, 1983-89, re TheGovernesses with publisher (Hutchinson); and various people and institutions seeking information; illustrations; publishing contract; publicity arrangements; film option; possible TV series; radio adaptation; letters from readers; paperback rights (Allen and Unwin) (File 20) - Box 5 (MS 8363)
Drafts of radio adaptation (Radio Helicon, ABC National 8.15, 20 August 1989; 1 January 1990); preliminary script TV series (File 21) - Box 5 (MS 8363)
Contract, royalties (File 22) - Box 5 (MS 8363)

Series 2. A Colonial Woman

A Colonial Woman, based on the diaries of Mary Braidwood Mowle (1827-1857) held on microfilm at the National Library and originals held by L.M. Mowle, was published by Allen and Unwin in December 1986. The original diaries were subsequently acquired by the Library (MS 7649).

Photocopy of Mary B. Mowle's Eden diaries 1853-55 from microfilm (File 1) - Box 6 (MS 8363)
Typescript of Mary B. Mowle's Eden diaries by Clarke from original diaries lent by L.M. Mowle, plus another copy with preliminary notes on people, places (File 2) - Box 6 (MS 8363)
Transcript of Mary B. Mowle's Canberra diary (1850-51) by Clarke from original diary lent by L.M. Mowle, plus typed transcript given by L.M. Mowle (File 3) - Box 6 (MS 8363)
L.M. Mowle's notes on Mary B. Mowle's diaries, Canberra 1850-51 and Eden 1853-55 (File 4) - Box 6 (MS 8363)
Information on Thomas Braidwood Wilson. Includes copies of letters to fiancee, later wife, from L.M. Mowle; family line; extracts official files, newspaper cuttings (File 5) - Box 7 (MS 8363)
Stewart M. Mowle. Includes photocopy of 'Journal in Retrospect' and copies of letters from T. Murray from Murray Papers (File 6) - Box 7 (MS 8363)
Letters of Mary Mowle and copies of certificates relating to Mowle and James Wilson (File 7) - Box 7 (MS 8363)
Photocopies of letters by Mary B. Mowle's children (originals L.M. Mowle) (File 8) - Box 7 (MS 8363)
Background material on people, places in Stewart M. Mowle's 'Journal in Retrospect' and Mary B. Mowle's Canberra diary (File 9) - Box 7 (MS 8363)
Information on Braidwood (File 10) - Box 7 (MS 8363)
Information on Bungendore (File 11) - Box 7 (MS 8363)
Wilson family in Tasmania (File 12) - Box 7 (MS 8363)
Elizabeth Hudspeth and Hudspeth family in Tasmania (File 13) - Box 8 (MS 8363)
Information on Oatlands and Mount Seymour, Tasmania (File 14) - Box 8 (MS 8363)
Information on Archer and Walker families from A. Walker, Vic., and James Ronald Archer, Norway; Archer letters, Walker diary etc (File 15) - Box 8 (MS 8363)
Twofold Bay. Includes information on people, places in M.B. Mowle's Eden diaries (File 16) - Box 8 (MS 8363)
Drafts of chapters for 'A Colonial Woman.' Includes material not in final draft (File 17) - Box 9 (MS 8363)
Draft of A Colonial Woman (File 18) - Box 10 (MS 8363)
Edited draft of A Colonial Woman (File 19) - Box 10 (MS 8363)
Photocopies of illustrations for A Colonial Woman (File 20) - Box 11 (MS 8363)
Page proofs A Colonial Woman (File 21) - Box 11 (MS 8363)
Publicity, talks, reviews of A Colonial Woman (File 22) - Box 11 (MS 8363)
Card indexes (File 23) - Box 11 (MS 8363)

1. General

2. People in Canberra diary and connected with early life

3. People in Tasmanian diary and Wilson relatives

4. People in Eden diaries, later life

Correspondence (File 24) - Box 12 (MS 8363)

1. 1984-June 1985, includes extensive correspondence with L.M. (Bill) Mowle and G. Hudspeth, D and G Wilson, G. D. Brown, D. Norman, (Tasmania); A Walker, (Vic.); grant from NSW Government; offer of original letters for Pioneer Families from L.M. Mowle

2. July 1985- December 1985, includes correspondence with above and Colin Campbell, Denis Wilson, (Tas.) J.R. Archer, Norway, Jim Archer, Gracemere, Qld Stephen Gibbes, Syd.; negotiations with Hutchinsons, offer of publication Allen and Unwin.

3. 1986 includes publication, publicity etc.

4. 1987-1989 includes letters from readers and correspondence with Allen and Unwin re reprints.

Publishing contract, royalties, NSW Government Social History grant (File 25) - Box 12 (MS 8363)

Series 3. Pen Portraits

Pen Portraits,women writers and journalists in nineteenth century Australia, was published in November 1988 by Allen and Unwin in Australia and Pandora in England.

Folders containing material on Australian women writers and journalists including some correspondence, biographical material, newspaper cuttings, reviews and articles.

Writers:Mary Leman Grimstone (File 1) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:Anna Maria Bunn (Murray) (File 2) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:Louisa Meredith (File 3) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:Mary Theresa Vidal (File 4) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:Caroline Leakey (File 5) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:Adelaide Ironside (File 6) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:Eliza Winstanley (O'Flaherty) (File 7) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:Henrietta Foott (File 8) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:Celeste de Chabrillan (Mogador) (File 9) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:Catherine Spence (File 10) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:Fidelia Hill, Ann Howe, Therese Huber, Maria Scott (Barney), Ellen Liston, Mrs Edward Millett, Mrs Domonic Daly, Annie Baxter (Dawbin), Matilda Evans ('Maud Jean Franc') (File 11) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:Caroline Carleton, Sarah Perry, Mrs Nugent Wood, 'Bess of the Forest', Eva O'Doherty (File 12) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:Anne Bowman, Sarah Lee, Clara Aspinall. Ellen Clacy, 'Isabel Massary', Isabella Bird (File 13) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:Catherine Martin (File 14) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:Kathleen Caffyn (File 15) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:Ada Cambridge (File 16) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:Emily Manning (File 17) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:Barbara Baynton (File 18) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:K. Langloh Parker; Laura Palmer Archer (File 19) - Box 13 (MS 8363)
Writers:Mary HannayFoott (includes material on Prout brothers) (File 20) - Box 14 (MS 8363)
Writers:Frances Gillam Holden; Bessie Harrison Lee (File 21) - Box 14 (MS 8363)
Writers:Jessie Lloyd (File 22) - Box 14 (MS 8363)
Writers:Ethel Anderson; Mathila Broadbent (File 23) - Box 14 (MS 8363)
Writers:Laura Bogue Luffman; Elinor Mordaunt (File 24) - Box 14 (MS 8363)
Writers:Grace Jennings Carmichael (includes bibliography by Ian McLaren) (File 25) - Box 14 (MS 8363)
Writers:Mary Gaunt (includes bibliography by Ian McLaren) (File 26) - Box 14 (MS 8363)
Writers:Alice Henry (File 27) - Box 14 (MS 8363)
Writers:Ethel & Lillian Turner; Mary Grant Bruce (File 28) - Box 14 (MS 8363)
Writers:Louise & Amy Mack (File 29) - Box 14 (MS 8363)
Writers:Articles mentioning several writers including Louisa Meredith, Mary Gaunt, Dora Montefiore, Margaret Agnese Baxter, Barbara Baynton, Ada Cambridge etc (File 30) - Box 14 (MS 8363)
Writers:General material on literature and writers (File 31) - Box 14 (MS 8363)
Journalists:Harriett Clisby& Caroline Dexter; 'The Interpreter' (1861); (File 32) - Box 15 (MS 8363)
Journalists:'Ladies Almanack' (1858) (File 33) - Box 15 (MS 8363)
Journalists:Mrs Cora Anna Weekes; 'The Spectator' (1858) (File 34) - Box 15 (MS 8363)
Journalists:Anna Blackwell (File 35) - Box 15 (MS 8363)
Journalists:Mrs Carl (Jenny) Fischer (File 36) - Box 15 (MS 8363)
Journalists:Annie Christie Massey (Bowen, Qld), Mary Garland (Carcoar, NSW), Mrs D.G. Jones (Deniliquin, NSW), Mrs Marian Leathem, (Molong NSW), Elizabeth Macfaull& Mercy Shenton (WA) (File 37) - Box 15 (MS 8363)
Journalists:Zara Aronson (not located) (File 38) - Box 15 (MS 8363)
Journalists: Bella Guerin (File 39) - Box 15 (MS 8363)
Journalists: Stella Allan (File 40) - Box 15 (MS 8363)
Journalists: Louisa Lawson; 'Dawn' (File 41) - Box 15 (MS 8363)
Journalists:Maybanke Susannah Wolstenholme (Anderson), Woman's Voice, 1894 (File 42) - Box 15 (MS 8363)
Journalists:Mrs E.A. Chads, Evelyn Gough, Catherine Hay Thomson, Mrs Charles Bright, Ethel Castille (File 43) - Box 15 (MS 8363)
Journalists:Women's pages in newspapers; women's magazines (File 44) - Box 15 (MS 8363)
Journalists:Material on press, newspapers (File 45) - Box 15 (MS 8363)
Journalists:Ian Wildman, Florence Baverstock, Eugenie Stone, Conor O'Brien, Alice Grant Rosman, Isabel Le Patourel, Theodosia Britton, Jeannie Lockett, Sophie Osmond, Agnes Murphy, Agnes Rose-Soley, Janet Nanson, Lucinda Gullett, Mary Cameron/Mary Gilmore etc (File 46) - Box 15 (MS 8363)
Journalists:Women and newspapers/journalism including replies from newspapers and Argus records (File 47) - Box 15 (MS 8363)
Pen Portraits:Draft of 'Women in Ink', later Pen Portraits (File 48) - Box 16 (MS 8363)
Pen Portraits:Photographic orders and permissions to reproduce (File 49) - Box 16 (MS 8363)
Pen Portraits:Edited draft (File 50) - Box 16 (MS 8363)
Pen Portraits:Page proofs and index (File 51) - Box 17 (MS 8363)
Pen Portraits:Film: article on Mary HannayFoott, Bookfellow, 29 April 1899 (File 52) - Box 17 (MS 8363)
Pen Portraits:Film: Front page of first issue of Woman's Voice (File 53) - Box 17 (MS 8363)
Pen Portraits:Card indexes - writers and journalists, mainly grouped as in chapters in Pen Portrairs (File 54) - Box 17 (MS 8363)
Pen Portraits:(a) Correspondence with publisher and requests and replies seeking information, July 1986-December 1987; (b) Correspondence, 1988-89 (File 55) - Box 17 (MS 8363)
Pen Portraits:Publishing contract, Literature Board grant, marketing guide etc (File 56) - Box 17 (MS 8363)
Pen Portraits:Reviews, talks, publicity (File 57) - Box 17 (MS 8363)

Series 4. Pioneer writer: the life of Louisa Atkinson

Material for biography of Louisa Atkinson. A more detailed descriptive list is available.

Louisa Atkinson - biographical (File 1) - Box 18 (MS 8363)
Louisa Atkinson - naturalist (File 2) - Box 18 (MS 8363)

Includes copy of letter by Louisa Atkinson to Ferdinand von Mueller held in Macleay Museum; extracts on work as a naturalist; articles on Louisa Atkinson.

Articles and drawings published in Illustrated Sydney News plus notes by Janet Cosh on authenticity of some drawings; collection of other drawings and unsigned articles some of which may be by Louisa Atkinson (File 3) - Box 18 (MS 8363)
Articles in 'A Voice from the Country' series published in Sydney Morning Herald and Sydney Mail, 1860-1865, mainly from Kurrajong; also includes series on 'Recollections of the Aborigines'; reminiscences of life at Oldbury, Leichhardt etc., articles in Horticultural Magazine. (File 4) - Box 18 (MS 8363)
Louisa Atkinson - articles published in Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney Mail, mainly in the series, 'A Voice from the Country'; also in 'The new bush home' series 1870-72; information on trip to Monaro - correspondence with Judy Bartram, (Neutral Bay), Kathleen Cape, (Rose Bay) on Rosedale via Cooma; copy of letter from F. von Mueller (File 5) - Box 18 (MS 8363)
MS notes on Cooey!andThe light from the mountain - words, notes on Sara Flower, singer, and John Davis, publisher; title page of Cooey!; extracts on Sydney Nelson, Sara Flower and Cooey!. (File 6) - Box 18 (MS 8363)
Obituaries and posthumous views on Louisa Calvert (nee Atkinson) (File 7) - Box 18 (MS 8363)
Notes and transcripts of material in Mitchell Library; material from Janet Cosh (granddaughter of Louisa Atkinson) (File 8) - Box 19 (MS 8363)
Janet Cosh (granddaughter of Louisa Atkinson) (File 9) - Box 19 (MS 8363)

Correspondence including letters on authenticity of drawings in Illustrated Sydney News; information from Janet Cosh including letters supplying information and giving opinions about drawings in Illustrated Sydney News; records of interviews with Janet Cosh.

Novels by Louisa Atkinson (File 10) - Box 19 (MS 8363)

Gertrude (1857).

Photocopy of Gertrude, the emigrant: a tale of colonial life, J R Clarke, Sydney, 1857 (complete).

Reviews in Sydney Morning Herald, 3 June 1857, 10 December 1857.

Reviews in books

G. B. Barton, Literature in New South Wales, pp. 111-12

M. Franklin, Laughter. Not for a cage, pp. 28-30; typewritten material pasted at end of copy of Gertrude

C. Roderick, An introduction to Australian Fiction pp. 10-13.

Novels by Louisa Atkinson (File 11) - Box 19 (MS 8363)

Cowanda (1859)

Photocopy of Cowanda, The Veteran's Grant, 1859 Notes; reviews

Novels by Louisa Atkinson (File 12) - Box 19 (MS 8363)

Debatable Ground

Photocopy of serial from Sydney Mail, 30 March 1861 - 7 September 1861

Novels by Louisa Atkinson (File 13) - Box 19 (MS 8363)


Photocopy of 'Myra' serialised in Sydney Mail, 27 February 1864-23 April 1864


Novels by Louisa Atkinson (File 14) - Box 19 (MS 8363)

Tom Hellicar's Children

Photocopy of first page 4 March 1871


Novels by Louisa Atkinson (File 15) - Box 19 (MS 8363)

Tressa's Resolve

Photocopy of serial from Sydney Mail, 31 August 1872 - 7 December 1872


People:James Atkinson, father of Louisa Atkinson; pioneer settler of Oldbury, Sutton Forest; author of An Account of Agricultureand Grazing in NSW; explorer in Shoalhaven (File 16) - Box 20 (MS 8363)
People:James John Oldbury Atkinson, brother of Louisa Atkinson; Oldbury, Sutton Forest (File 17) - Box 20 (MS 8363)

Includes information from descendant James B. Atkinson, WA

People:John Atkinson, brother of James Atkinson and uncle of Louisa Atkinson; pioneer settler at Mereworth, Sutton Forest; later at Tumut, southern NSW; information on his wife Jane Atkinson (File 18) - Box 20 (MS 8363)

Includes information from descendants including James Fellows and Joyce Atkinson

People:Charlotte Barton (nee Waring), married first to James Atkinson, second to George Bruce Barton, mother of Louisa Atkinson. Author of A Mother's offering to her children (File 19) - Box 20 (MS 8363)

Includes family background in England; marriage and death certificates

Archives Office of NSW, Atkinson v. Barton records of equity court cases re custody of Atkinson children, management of Oldbury estate; newspaper cuttings A Mother's offering to her children by (Charlotte Barton); extracts and reviews

George Bruce Barton, second husband of Charlotte Atkinson (nee Waring), step-father of Louisa Atkinson; tried for murder (File 20) - Box 20 (MS 8363)
People: Relations with Charlotte Waring/Atkinson/Barton. Administration of Atkinson estate from Maddrell Papers, (ML) (File 21) - Box 20 (MS 8363)

Correspondence James Atkinson/Alexander Berry, 1827, 1829, 1834

Letters from Janet Anderson (ML) re Berry Collection and relation to James Atkinson, including letters between Atkinson, Berry and Wollstonecraft, 1988-9

Letter from Lavinia Foote-Morid ML re reproduction from Berry collection; MS notes on Berry Papers

Articles and information on Alexander Berry

Extracts and information about Mary Wollstonecraft

Alexander Berry (south coast); John Coghill, Bedervale, Braidwood (executors of James Atkinson's will); Edward Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Wollstonecraft (Sydney), (friends of James Atkinson and Charlotte); Mary Wollstonecraft (England), author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

People:James Calvert, husband of Louisa Atkinson, member of Ludwig Leichhardt's 1843-44 expedition to Northern Australia, farmer at Cavan, near Yass, NSW (File 22) - Box 21 (MS 8363)

Includes information on Cavan, Calvert's property at Wee Jasper; information on his partner William Castles; his relative Joseph Barrington Dawson and other members of the Dawson family (Australian Agricultural Co.) and information from Dawson descendants.

Includes information on Leichhardt and the 1843-44 expedition; the fate of Leichhardt including letters to editor by J. Calvert; and Calvert's association with Angora goat industry.

People:John Lynch, convict, accused of murder at Oldbury, tried and found guilty of murders at Razorback (File 23) - Box 21 (MS 8363)

Newspaper cuttings, trial of Lynch for murder of Edward Smith at Oldbury; G.B. Barton's evidence criticised, 1836

Newspaper accounts, trial, confession and hanging of John Lynch, 1842

People:Charlotte McNeilly (nee Atkinson), sister of Louisa Atkinson of Berrima and Orange (File 24) - Box 21 (MS 8363)

Includes information on her husband Thomas McNeilly (convict), land grants; children etc.; grandson Ald. Edwin McNeilly, Mayor of Orange. Includes information from descendants.

People:Certificate of marriage of Emma Dede (third wife) and Dr John Silkirk, 11 April 1855 (File 25) - Box 21 (MS 8363)

Obituaries Henry Selkirk, 1930

Letter from Hawkesbury Historical Society, 12 July 1989

Death Certificate, Dr John Selkirk, 1877; letter from Australian Society of Genealogists re Dr John Selkirk; family tree Bowman, Selkirk, Panton; letter from Dr Marjorie Jacobs, RAHS, re John Selkirk and Margaret Swann; extract from William and Elizabeth Swann of Elizabeth Farm House, Parramatta, 1904-1968

Emma Selkirk, friend of Louisa Atkinson; her son Henry Selkirk, historian and writer on Atkinson; Margaret Swann (writer on Atkinson)

People:NSW Dept of Lands, map showing land held by James Johnson Warren and James John Oldbury Atkinson; land sales to James Johnson Warren; (File 26) - Box 21 (MS 8363)

administration of estate of Emily Warren (died 24 August 1854) granted to J. J. Warren; poem to Jane Emily Atkinson by her mother (Charlotte Barton) - source Essie Whiteman (descendant of Emily's sister Charlotte McNeilly); Certificate - remarriage J. J. Warren, 11 February 1859; obituary London Times Admiral Richard Warren (?father of J. J. Warren)

Jane Emily Warren (nee Atkinson), sister of Louisa Atkinson

People:Includes newspaper cuttings; extracts from writings; biographical information (File 27) - Box 21 (MS 8363)

William Woolls, naturalist and clergyman; W.B. Clarke, geologist and clergyman, friends of Louisa Atkinson

Places:Berrima/Mittagong/Shoalhaven including information on Aborigines (File 28) - Box 21 (MS 8363)
Places:Includes information on Kurrajong, Bell's Line of Road, Richmond, Grose River, Mount Toma, Kurrajong district historical information (File 29) - Box 21 (MS 8363)
Biography Pioneer Writer: Copy of final draft plus captions and photocopies of photographs sent to John Iremonger, Allen and Unwin, 20 February 1990 (File 30) - Box 22 (MS 8363)
Biography Pioneer Writer:Edited, marked-up draft of Pioneer Writer (File 31) - Box 22 (MS 8363)
Biography Pioneer Writer:Page proofs of Pioneer Writer. (File 32) - Box 23 (MS 8363)
Biography Pioneer Writer:Card index (File 33) - Box 23 (MS 8363)
Biography Pioneer Writer:Published copy of Pioneer Writer (File 34) - Box 23 (MS 8363)
Biography Pioneer Writer:Draft article (12,000 words) for Dictionary of Literary Biography (File 35) - Box 23 (MS 8363)
Biography Pioneer Writer:Correspondence re biography of Louisa Atkinson (some replies in subject folders) (File 36a) - Box 23 (MS 8363)
Biography Pioneer Writer:Correspondence (continued) includes correspondence with Universities of Kiel, Stuttgart, Strasbourg and National Herbarium, Melbourne on possible location of Louisa Atkinson's drawings and paintings for a proposed book on natural history (File 36b) - Box 23 (MS 8363)
Biography Pioneer Writer:Contract, Literature Board Grant etc.; publicity; reviews (File 37) - Box 23 (MS 8363)

(Folder 35 restricted until Dictionary of Literary Biography appears)

Class MS 8363. Consignment received 1997

Series 5. Tasma: the life of Jessie Couvreur

Material collected by Patricia Clarke for a biography of Tasma (Jessie Huybers/Fraser/Couvreur) (1848-1897), novelist, short story writer, newspaper columnist, London Times foreign correspondent. Born Jessie Huybers in London, 1848, Tasma lived in Hobart from 1852 to her marriage in 1867 to Charles Fraser of Kyneton, Victoria. She spent 1873-75 in Europe with her mother Charlotte Huybers, then after returning briefly to Kyneton left her husband to return to Europe. She kept herself by contributing regular articles and short stories to the Melbourne Australasian and other periodicals and annuals and by lecturing on Australia to Geographical Societies in France and Belgium. In 1883 she returned to Melbourne to divorce Charles Fraser later marrying AugusteCouvreur, former vice-president Belgian Chamber of Representatives, and Brussels correspondent of the London Times. In 1889 her first novel Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill was published, followed by A Sydney Sovereign, In Her Earliest Youth, The Penance of Portia James, A Knight of the White Feather, Not Counting the Cost, and A Fiery Ordeal. After the death of her husband she became Brussels correspondent of the London Times.

Her sister Maria Therese, married to Portuguese painter Arthur Loureiro, was art critic for the Melbourne Age and contributed regular columns to the women's page; her sister Edith Huybers, married first to French sculptor/wood carver Jean Reverdy, then to Italo-American sculptor Pierre Valerio, was associated with the Decadent movement in Paris in the 1880s where she was art critic for the London Spectator and Universal Review later wrote for Art in America. Her brother John Huybers was an artist who exhibited at the Paris Salon and the London Marlborough Gallery and was an artist on the Pall Mall Gazette, later an artist and writer in Greece and the United States.

Much of the material was collected through descendants of Tasma's sister, Maria Therese Loureiro (Dr Renée Erdos), and her brother William Huybers (Dr Kenneth Huybers and Mrs Enid Jones)

Tasma. The Life of Jessie Couvreur by Patricia Clarke was published by Allen and Unwin (Sydney) in 1994 and Tasma's Diaries edited by Patricia Clarke was published by Mulini Press (Canberra) in 1996.

Articles, fiction by Tasma published in Australasian (Melbourne) 1877-87 (some previously unknown) (File 1) - Box 24 (MS 8363)


'A Hint for the Paris Commissioners', 24 November 1877

'Fable for a Rainy day', 15 December 1877

'How a claim was nearly lost in Gum-tree gully', 19 January 1878

'Holiday Impressions of Tasmania', 30 March 1878

'Monsieur Caloche', Ch. I, 27 April, Ch. 2, 4 May 1878

'A novel by M. Zola', 1 June 1878

'A Philanthropist's experiment', 3 August 1878

'A passing Glimpse of Cape Town', I, 6 September 1879; II, 13 September 1879; III, 20 September 1879

'Home Impressions', I, 1 October 1879; II, 18 October 1879

'Notes from Paris', 10 January 1880

'Notes from Paris', 21 February 1880

'Professor Nordenskiold's North-East Passage', I, 12 June 1880; II, 19 June 1880

'The familistere of Guise', 21 August 1880

'Art gossip and the Paris Salon', 11 September 1880

'A communistic gathering', 5 March 1881

'Literary notes from Paris', 16 April 1881

'A zinc foundry in Belgium', 21 May 1881

'Bordeaux, in its relation with Australia', I, 11 June; II, 18 June 1881

'An interview with the King of the Belgians', 16 July 1881

'The "actualites" of Paris', 30 July 1881

'Autumn in Paris', 14 January 1882

'Professor Tyndall on molecules', 15 April 1882

'Literary notes from Paris', 29 July 1882

'A trip through Central Europe

Hamburg', 2 December 1882

Berlin, 16 December 1882

Dresden-Prague, 20 January 1883

Vienna, I, 8 February 1883

Vienna, II, 17 February 1883

Buda-Pest, 10 March 1883

'To Australia by a Messageries Steamer', I, 11 August 1883; II, 18 August 1883

'The Hygienic Exhibition', 12 January 1884

' A letter from Florence', I, 10 May 1884; II, 24 May 1884

'A latter day pilgrimage', I, 23 August 1884; II, 30 August; III, 6 September 1884; IV, 13 September 1884

'Mr Schenck's Pupil' (Fiction serial) 14 March, 21 March, 28 March, 4 April, 11 April 1885

'A letter from Paris', 11 July 1885

['Society and Fashion. A lady's letter from London' re Juliette Adam], 22 August 1885

'What is to be seen at Treves', 20 March 1886

'A Sydney Sovereign' (Fiction, serial), 15 January, 22 January, 29 January, 5 February,12 February, 19 February 1887

Articles and fiction by Tasma published in the World (London) (previously unknown) (File 2) - Box 24 (MS 8363)

'A wool king's widow', 2 July 1890

'His Modern Godiva', 23 July 1890

'The Lady of the Christmas Card', 24 December 1890

'An Antipodean heiress', 22 July 1891

The Penance of Portia James, first publication of this novel later published in book form, Chs I, 11, 29 July 1891

Fiction, serial, published in L'Indépendancebelge (Brussels) (previously unknown)

'L'amour aux antipodes'. Serial published on 11, 13, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24 September 1880

Article published in Pall Mall Gazette (London) (previously unknown), 'The Lady Barrister of Brussels', by a Lady who knows her (Tasma), 6 December 1888

'The Royal Marriage in Greece', (three parts), 17, 19, 20 December 1889, Melbourne Argus

Microfilm copy of A Fiery Ordeal (novel, published almost simultaneously with Tasma's death, 1897); print-out of microfilm copy of A Fiery Ordeal by Tasma (there is no copy of this novel in the National Library) (File 3) - Box 24 (MS 8363)
Copies of text and reports of lectures given by Tasma to Geographical Societies in Europe -mainly Paris and Brussels. (Previouslyuncollected) (File 4) - Box 25 (MS 8363)

'L'Australie et les avantages qu'elle offre a l'émigration française', par Mme Tasma, 20 July `1880, Bulletin de géographie commerciale de Paris, 1880 (French)

'Queensland. La dernière née des colonies australiennes, son détail, son coton, son sucre', par Mme J. Tasma, June 1883. Bulletin de la Société de Géographie Commerciale de Paris, Paris, 1883 (French)

'Melbourne et le Bush Australien' - 'La conférence de Tasma', front page, L'Indépendance Belge, 17 February 1889. Lecture given to Royal BelgianGeographical Society (French)

' Melbourne et le Bush Australien', [lecture given 14 February 1889], Compte-Rendu des Actes de la Société Royale Belge de Géographie, No. 13, January-February 1889. (French)

'La Tasmanie: Voyage par le Cap Horn', [lecture given 23 March 1892], Compte-Rendu des Actes de la Société Royale Belge de Géographie, No. 16, March-April 1892 (French)

Letters Carlos van Lerberghe, Bibliothèque Albert I, Brussels, regarding above.

Separate collection of reports of lectures to geographical societies in Europe photocopied from material donated by Colonel Douglas Morris (grandson of Edward Huybers) to Fryer Library. Photocopied with permission of Col. Douglas Morris.

Copies of articles by Tasma (some of these not previously located); copies of short stories by Tasma (some previously undiscovered, some in previously unknown locations) (File 5) - Box 25 (MS 8363)

'About burial', Melbourne Review, July 1878

'Les femmes qui tuent et les femmes qui votent', VictorianReview, August 1881

'Monsieur Renan's Reminiscences', Victorian Review, December 1883

'Barren love' in Hash. A Mixed dish for Christmas, 1877

'Malus Oculus' in The Vagabond Annual, 1877

'The Rubria ghost' in The Australasian Ladies Annual, 1878

'Concerning the forthcoming Melbourne Cup', The Australasian Ladies' Annual, 1878

Review of two above from Melbourne Review, January 1879

'What an artist discovered in Tasmania', in Australasia. An Intercolonial Christmas Annual, 1878

'Monsieur Caloche', in In Australian Wilds, 1889

'An old-tine episode in Tasmania', in Coo-ee. Tales of Australian Life, 1891

'Bertha and the snake', in Over the Sea, 1891

'The Fate of Fenella', Chapter XXIII, in The Gentlewoman, 30 April 1892

'Gran'ma's Tale' in Queensland Pastoral News, February - August 1936

Photocopy of cuttings book kept by Tasma, in possession of Dr Renée Erdos; large collection of reviews from English, French and Belgian newspapers and periodicals (many in French, a few in German) of Tasma's novels, plus reports of her lectures; separate large collection of reviews, some duplicates of above, including contemporary reviews of her novels (File 6) - Box 25 (MS 8363)
Photocopies of extracts concerning Tasma's contracts, royalties from Archives of Kegan, Paul (NLA Mfm G 14910-36); Archives of Richard Bentley (NLA Mfm G20811-14, Index G18986) (File 7) - Box 25 (MS 8363)
Correspondence (File 8) - Box 25 (MS 8363)

Tasma's role as London Times foreign correspondent in Brussels.

Correspondence recorded in the Times Manager's Letter Books 9-15 (1894-97) and the Foreign Manager's Letter Books.

Correspondence with Melanie Aspey, Group Records Manager, News International, re research on London Times archives.

Notes on letters from Donald Mackenzie Wallace (and in his absence Valentine Chirol), recorded in Foreign Manager's Letter Books, to Tasma

Foreign Manager's Letter Book No. 2, 29 August 1893 - 28 May 1895

Foreign Manager's Letter Book No. 3, 29 May 1895-29 November 1897 2 July 1894

Extracts, copies of correspondence by Charles Frederick Moberly Bell (Manager) recorded in Manager's Letter Books to Tasma (mainly payments)

Manager's Letter Book No. 9, 3 January 1894-28 August 1894

Manager's Letter Book No. 10, 29 August 1894-6 March 2895

Manager's Letter Book No. 11, 6 March 1895-8 April 1895

Manager's Letter Book No. 12, 9 April 1895- 7 November 1895

Manager's Letter Book No. 13, 7 November 1895-27 May 1896

Manager's Letter Book No. 14, 28 May 1896-12 January 1897

Manager's Letter Book No. 15, 12 January 1897-22 July 1897

Listings, dates, notes on Tasma's contributions to London Times from Brussels, with photocopies of many articles. In groups:

1. May 1894

2. June-December 1894 plus notes October-December 1894

3. January- May 1895

4. June August 1895

5. September-December 1895

6. January-February 1896

7. March-June 1896

8. July-August 1896

9. September-October 1896

10. November-December 1896

11. January-September 1897

Photocopies of some major headlines of articles by Tasma

'The political situation in Holland',19 August 1895

'The educational question in Belgium', 16 August 1895

'The political situation in Belgium', 19 October 1894

Tasma - personal and general information, articles about Tasma (File 9) - Box 25 (MS 8363)

Letter J. Beaucourt, Secretary General, Association des Membres de l'Ordre des PalmesAcadémiques, Paris, regarding decoration awarded to Tasma, rarely given to foreigners and very rarely to women, 8 January 1982 (French)

Letter Eric PeuchotInstitut de France re Tasma's decoration, 9 December 1991

Letter Jennifer Phipps, Curator of Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, 13 March 1980 to Edward Huybers, regarding painting mistakenly thought to be of Tasma

Letter Paul Greenhalgh, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, re Health Exhibition

Letter from Location register of English literary manuscripts and letters, 2 April 1992, regarding Tasma's papers (no locations)

Tasma's letters to her niece FauvetteLoureiro (copies, originals R. Erdos)

Tasma's will, 16 August 1897 (French)

previous will 24 September 1894 (French)

'British Novelists in Belgium', Galignani's Messenger, 16 November 1890

'Tasma (Mme Auguste Couvreur)', Queen, 13 January 1894

Obituary London Times, 25 October 1897

Obituary British Australasian 28 October 1897

'Well-known Women. Madame Couvreur (Tasma)' Home Notes, 14 November 1895

'Some Australian women - Tasma', Illustrated Sydney News 16 April 1891

'Heralds of Australian Literature', by T A Browne (Rolf Boldrewood) Australian Association for the Advancement of Science. Report of the meeting January 1892

'A Tasmanian Lady', Mercury 2 June 1881

Letter - Tasma to brother William Huybers 16 September [1897] just before death (Copy from Enid Jones)

Photocopy of letter by Tasma to A. M. Broadley, editor World

Photocopy marriage Tasma AugusteCouvreur 7 August 1885

Correspondence Dr Ringrose re Tasma's death

Shipping movements. Cuttings on various voyages by Tasma and her family including Melbourne to Launceston 22 September 1883 Argus

Argus 19 July 1883; 4 February 1884

Visit to Tasmania 1878 - Mercury 7 February 1878 (arrival in Hobart)

Tasmanian events: Mercury 14, 15, 16, 20, 22 February 1878

Mercury 25 February 1878 (return from Launceston)

Argus 28 February 1878 etc.

Mercury 27 June 1867; Account of voyage of the Derwent - ran aground Jessie and brother Edward aboard, Mercury 7 February 1866

Argus, 28 December 1875; 6 January 1876; 28 February 1878; 1 March 1879

Articles, information about Tasma including Australasian Critic, Vol. 1 No.1, 1 October 1890; Bulletin The best 101 Australian books - Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill No. 20; Illustrated Sydney News, 11 April 1891 and others

La Conférence du travail, L'Independance Belge, 20 March 1890 etc. (Tasma - a speaker)

Obituary Gowen Evans (Tasma's friend), British Australasian, 14 October 1897; Australasian, 9 October 1897; plus other information

Information on Garnet Walch, publisher of Tasma's first short story in book form - including letters from Geoffrey Stilwell, Allport Librarian, includes Table Talk 14 March 1890

Listing of material collected by R. Beilby

Material collected by R. Beilby about Tasma in 1960s including letters from Ethel Morris, Tasma's niece who knew her when a child.

Tasma's divorce and divorce background (File 10) - Box 26 (MS 8363)

Fraser v. Fraser divorce, newspaper reports, Argus 14 December 1883, Age 14 December 1883; Weekly Times, 15 December 1883; Australasian 15 December

Correspondence with Public Records Office Victoria; Supreme Court of Victoria; Macbeth Genealogical Services; State Library of Victoria; and Mallesons Stephen Jacques, legal firm re tracing missing file on Tasma's divorce.

Copies of Divorce Acts, 1861, 1864, 65

'Marriage and marital breakdown in Victoria 1860-1890' by Margaret James' 1984

Cremation (Tasma and her mother Charlotte were advocates of cremation and were both cremated, Charlotte Huybers in Melbourne and Tasma in Paris) (File 11) - Box 26 (MS 8363)

Various articles on cremation

Correspondence with Necropolis Springvale, re cremation of Charlotte Huybers, 1908, sixth person and second female to be cremated in state of Victoria

Correspondence re Tasma (File 12) - Box 26 (MS 8363)

With Dr Kenneth Huybers, 6A/11 Hillside Crescent, Hamilton, Qld 4007

29 August 1990, re Tasma's story 'Gran'ma's Tale' and other matters

21 June 1991 re Edward Alfred Huybers, 'From Birth to Borderland'

28 October 1991 re Charlotte Huybers' will and portrait of her father

16 July 1992 re Edith Huybers' first husband, Jean Reverdy, artist and wood carver and other letters

Correspondence with Dr Renée Erdos, 9/10 Raymond Road, Neutral Bay2089

Correspondence with Mrs Enid Jones, 29 Sunnyhill Avenue, Burradoo 2576

Correspondence with Mr Fred McGrath, Moscow Road Bayswater London

Correspondence with Sir John and Lady Simeon, Vancouver

Correspondence with Lt Colonel Douglas Morris, Salisbury, England

Correspondence with John Iremonger, Allen and Unwin, various Huybers and others

Publication of Tasma (File 13) - Box 26 (MS 8363)

Contract with Allen and Unwin

Correspondence with Allen and Unwin re publication

Various permissions re illustrations

Talks in Sydney re Tasma

Allen and Unwin blurb and proof cover

Launch National Library

Tasma - joint winner non-fiction, Society of Women Writers NSW

Review:Australian Book Review May 1994 by Joy Hooton

Review:Newcastle Herald, 30 April 1994, by Margaret Steinberger

Review:Canberra Times Reader, 8 March 1994, by Catherine Pratt

Review:Mercury, 9 April 1994, by Don Norman

Review:Journal of Australian Cultural Studies, September 1995, by Jenna Mead

Review:Townsville Bulletin, 21 January 1995

Review:Descent, June 1994

Review:JRAHS, June 1995, by Jill Roe

Review:Advertiser Adelaide 11 June 1994

Review:West Australian, 21 May 1994

Review:SMH (note) 3 July 1994

Review:University of NSW publication

Manuscripts (I and II) of Tasma, captions, index etc (File 14) - Box 26 (MS 8363)
Proofs of Tasma; published copy of Tasma (File 15) - Box 27 (MS 8363)
Tasma'shusband (1) - Charles Forbes Fraser (1841-1913) (File 16) - Box 27 (MS 8363)

Birth certificate Charles Forbes Fraser, 30 November 1841, Melbourne

Drawing, Illustrated Australian News, 1 September 1891

Argus, 25 June 1883, return from Europe

Births to Annie Myra Seal and Mary Seal

Entry Cyclopaedia of Victoria, 1903

Extract They're racing at Kyneton. A History of the Kyneton District Racing Club 1866-1974 by G.A. Bremner, 1974

Extract A Century galloped by. The first hundred years of the Victoria Racing Club by John Pacini, 1984

Marriagecertificate Charles Forbes Fraser/Lucy Benson, Sydney

Death certificate Lucy Forbes Fraser (nee Benson), 5 July 1909

Burial certificate Lucy (Benson) Fraser, Brighton Cemetery, 6.7.1909

Death Certificate Charles Forbes Fraser 21 June 1913

Burial certificate C F Fraser

Obituary Charles Fraser Kyneton Guardian 28 June 1913

Obituary Argus, 27 June 1913

Information on Ralph Sadleir Falkiner (whose second wife was Doris Fraser, Daughter of Charles Forbes Fraser and Lucy Benson) obtained in effort to trace descendants of Charles Forbes Fraser. Includes Will Ralph Sadleir Falkiner, probate papers relating to estate of Ralph Sadleir Falkiner

Correspondence with Bill Falkiner, grandson of Charles Fraser from his second marriage to Lucy Benson. ('Beaufort', 8/30 Sisley Street, St Lucia Qld 4067, 1991)

Copy of letter written by Tasma (Jessie Fraser) to her husband Charles Fraser from Ebden House, (Melbourne), 12 June 1868 (from original lent by Bill Falkiner)

Correspondence with Records and Archives Manager, City of Melbourne, re Ebden House, 28.1.1992

Correspondence with Philippa Woodward, 20 Avenal Road, Kooyong Vic., 16.2.1991 re connection with Fraser descendants

Fraser family (particularly Major James Fraser, father of C F Fraser) (File 16A) - Box 27 (MS 8363)

Extract A Brief history of the City of Mordialloc comp. Frank McGuire, 1985 (Major James Fraser early settler at Mordialloc, Charles Forbes Fraser born there)

Hobart Mercury, 14 August 1865, death of Major James Fraser

Copy of section of Fraser family history from Agnew/Fraser family history by Bertine (Buxton) Hay, 1971; plus complete copy.

William Degraves (File 16B) - Box 27 (MS 8363)

(married to Robina Fraser - brother-in-law and employer of Charles Forbes Fraser)

Information on William Degraves' pastoral empire in Victoria and New South Wales and his flour mills in Victoria.

Includes article 'The first flour mills of Port Phillip' VHM November 1937

Extracts on Degraves from Reminiscences of Australian Early Life by a Pioneer; Memoirs of a Sheepman by Hugh Malcolm; The Riverina by Robert B. Ronald; Pastoral Settlement in Northern VictoriaVols I and II.

Extracts from Union Bank records on William Degraves properties Dotsworth and St Ann's in Burdekin district, Queensland - obtained from ANZ Bank Group Archive, Melbourne. Includes correspondence with Bank's Historian.

Argus accounts of court case William Degraves MLC v. McMullin (officer of Bank) of which Degraves was a director

6 June 1873 - 24 March 1874

Age account of William Degraves MLC v. McMullin case regarding Queensland properties Dotsworth and St Anne's in Burdekin district. 6 - 13 June 1873

Australasian Sketcher 'Remarkable Bank Case', 12 July 1873

Obituaries William Degraves, Argus, Hobart Mercury 21 March 1883

Will John Degraves

Tasma's husband (2) - AugusteCouvreur (1827-1894) (File 17) - Box 27 (MS 8363)

Correspondence with JorisCouvreur, Belgian diplomat, regarding his great uncle AugusteCouvreur,

7 May 1991 includes following information: Couvreur family tree; formal family announcement of death, 23 April 1894, lists decorations etc.; death certificate, AugusteCouvreur; death certificate, Helene Charlotte Henriette Corr, first wife of AugusteCouvreur; photo of Tasma from Australian Women's Calendar 1981

20 May 1991 includes entries on Auguste Couvreur from: Biographie Nationale (L'Académie Royale); Biographie Coloniale Belge, Tome IV, (Académie Royale des Sciences Coloniales)

Letter 14 June 1991 re August Couvreur'swill

Account of funeral of Auguste Couvreur l'Indépendance Belge, 27.4.1894 (2 pages)

Correspodencewith Kim Jones, Dept of ForeignAffairs (descendant of William Huybers, Tasma'seldestbrother) regarding Auguste Couvreur'smedals

Drawing Auguste Couvreur, L'Illustration Européenne

ObituaryLondon Times, 24 April 1894

AnnualRegister 1894, obituary Auguste Couvreur

Information on Auguste Couvreur from Fleur Kenyon includes

entries in

Société d'Archéologie de Bruxelles Annuaire 1895 Tome 16 (Bruxelles, 1895)

Bibliographie Nationale, Dictoionnaire des Ecrivains Belges 1830-1880 Tome A-D (Bruxelles, 1886)

Time line (ms) of Auguste Pierre Louis Couvreur (1827-1894) (in French)

Information on Auguste Couvreur fromBulletin communal, ville de Bxl I (14 Jan. 1895), Bulletin communal, ville de Bxl, 1894, Eglise et Enseignement (Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles), Library search Auguste Couvreur

Information on Auguste Couvreur fromJetty Couvreur, descendedfromAuguste'sbrother, includingextractfromEcole Couvreur, 25th anniversary of foundation, 24 December 1913 (Schoolnamedafter Auguste Couvreur) (32 pages, French) ; typewritten information fromJetty Couvreur on Couvreur family ; extractfromBibliotheque Albert I on Auguste Couvreur ; extractGalerie de l'Association Internationale pour le Progrès des sciences sociales, Portrait avec notice biographie Auguste Couvreur; Couvreur familygenealogy (French)

Tasma's mother Charlotte Huybers (née Ogleby) (1817-1908) and connection with Simeon family (File 18) - Box 28 (MS 8363)

Will of Sir John Simeon, 28 February 1824

Research and notes by Fred McGrath, London, on Simeon and Ogleby families

Will of Edward Simeon

Simeon letters obtained from Simeon family in Vancouver

Poem by Tennyson on Swainston, Isle of Wight, home of Sir John Simeon

Birth and baptism certificate Charlotte Sophia Ogleby, 11 November 1817; 14 February 1818

Letters to Charlotte Ogleby from her father, London, 22 March 1821; London, 17 July 1832; letter (part) from mother in French

Letter from Richard Simeon to Charles Ogleby, 12 November 1832

Letter Edward Simeon to Charlotte Ogleby, 5 July 1846 (other copies)

Will of Charles Ogleby (father of Charlotte Huybers)

Will of Adelaide Ogleby (née de Troye)

Death certificate, Adelaide Ogleby, 15 July 1845

Notes from Fred McGrath on Adelaide Ogleby including will

Will of Charles Ogleby (French)

Translation and Notes on Charles Ogleby from Fred McGrath, London

Map of Southwood Lodge (Tasma's birthplace) from Highgate. Its history since the fifteenth century

Birth certificate Jessie Catherine Huybers born Southwood Lodge, Highgate, 28 October 1848

Census 1841, inhabitants of Southwood Lodge

Correspondence with Mrs Sue Whitington, Southwood Lodge, Highgate, re history and use as Lloyd Thomas Rest Home for Women and Girls

Marriage certificate Jacques Alfred Huybers and Charlotte Sophia Ogleby, 8 July 1846

Birth certificate Charles Alfred (William) Huybers, Tasma's older brother 16 April 1847

Letter North Middlesex Family History Society re certificates of Ogleby, Huybers families

Notes from Fred McGrath, London on de Troye family (maiden name of Adelaide Ogleby, Tasma's maternal grandmother) from Huguenot Society

Death certificate Charlotte Huybers, 21 July 1908, Melbourne

Wills of Charlotte Huybers

Obituary Charlotte Huybers, Tasmanian Mail, 8 August 1908

Copy of Charlotte Huybers' letter to son William Huybers after death of Tasma -dated 17 August [1898]

Copies of several letters written by Charlotte Huybers to her son William Huybers from Hobart

Copies of letters written by Charlotte Huybers from Kew to her son William, Brisbane, April 1907, 8 April 1907, 29 April 1907 another from Hobart; another

(Jacques) Alfred Huybers, Tasma's father (1811 -1893) (File 19) - Box 28 (MS 8363)

Note on birth from Enid Jones (French), 23 April 1811, Antwerp

Copy of letter from London to wife Charlotte [1848] visiting Brussels

Arrival of Huybers family in Hobart, Mercury, 8 December 1852 plus cutting on goods imported

Death third child Robert aged three, Hobart 27 August 1853

To let advertisements for Highfield (later home of Huybers family) Mercury 6 October 1860, 18 February 1862, 21 May 1862

Transfer Highfield from James Elijah Crooke, Harriet Matilda King, William King, Marcus Richard Loane MD Port Sorell d. 22 August 1865 - Marcus Walpole Loane to James Alfred Huybers 17 July 1866

Correspondence with Frank Harris re building of Highfield

Transfer document of Highfield to Alfred Huybers. Information on previous owners, including Captain George King

Transfer of Highfield 2 September 1887 from Alfred Huybers to Lucy Mills Hudspeth

Information on cards re Captain George King, formerly of Highfield

Transfer of Highfield from Wilfred Hugh Hudspeth to Zelda Eleanor Jones, 4 December 1941

Newspaper cutting on Huybers at Highfield

List of subscribers Hobart Telephone Exchange 1883 (includes Huybers)

Catalogue of Library of A Huybers - French and English works to be sold on 19 August 1887

Advertisement Mercury 6 August 1887 - sale of household goods

Cutting Mercury 7 May 1887, Alfred Huybers retirement

Letter Perpetual Trustees re distribution of estate of AlfredHuybers, 8 August 1908 (following death of Charlotte Huybers)

Correspondence with Supreme Court of Tasmania re wills of Alfred Huybers and Degraves family wills

Correspondence with Geoffrey Stilwell, Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts Curator re Alfred Huybers, J.J. Stutzer, Arthur Loureiro

Record of crown grant 1882 Ringarooma, Bransholme (north east coast) to Alfred Huybers

Correspondence with Archives Office of Tasmania re Huybers burial

Will of Alfred Photocopy of records kept by Dr Renée Erdos on Maria Theresa (Koozee) Huybers, married to artist Arthur Loureiro, Includes copies of her articles as Melbourne Age art critic in 1890s; manuscript copies of her columns published in the Age 'by Marmite' (on domestic matters) in early 1900s; some cuttings of 'Marmite' articles; letters to her daughter Fauvette (later FauvetteErdos and FauvetteMowle)

Correspondence with Jane Clark, Curator of Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria

Correspondence with Gerard Vaughan, Wolfson College, Oxford.

Article by Jane Clarke on Arthur Loureiro - original ms and edited version from Art and Australia

Entry on Arthur Loureiro from Golden Summers, by Jane Clark and Bridget Whitelaw, 1985

Correspondence Felicity Druce (re artist Violet Teague in Brussels)

Marriage certificate Maria Theresa Huybers /Arthur Loureiro, Lambeth Surrey 1881

Death certificate Maria Theresa Loureiro 28 March 1907

Numerous newspaper extracts about Arthur Loureiro, particularly as painter in Melbourne.

Letter from Geoffrey Stilwell, Allport Librarian Hobart

Notes on interview with Renée Erdos on opening of Cabana (Loureiro studio in Kew, Victoria)

Copy of letter by KoozeeLoureiro, Kew Vic to brother William Huybers, Brisbane, re grave of Frank Huybers, 6 September 1898

Edith Huybers (1861-1939), Tasma's sister, art critic, Paris, Melbourne, United States, Brussels; married first to Jean Reverdy, painter and wood carver, then to Pierre Valerio, sculptor (File 21) - Box 28 (MS 8363)

Huybers: Obituary Mercury 15 May 1893; 19 May 1893; death certificate Alfred Huybers, 12 May 1893

Maria Theresa Loureiro (née Huybers) (1853-1907), Tasma's sister, and her husband Arthur Loureiro painter (File 20) - Box 28 (MS 8363)

Articles by Edith Valerio: 'Gustave Courbet and his country', Art in America, Vol. 10, 1922, pp. 246-54; 'The art of Paul Landowski', Art in America, Vol. 16, 1927, pp. 108-16; 'Henri Martin and his art', Art in America, Vol. 10, 1922 pp. 210-16; 'Emile Claus, his art and his country', Art in America, Vol. 12, 1924, pp. 215-22

Letter to Ken Huybers from T.F. McGrath, London, 6 May 1992, regarding Edith Valerio's articles in Art in America

Letter addressed to Alfred Huybers (nephew, son of William Huybers), from Newton Wanless, 9 March 1939, regarding death of Edith Huybers whom he had played with as a child in Hobart

Article on Edith Valerio BruxellesPhilanthropique 15 October 1905

LettresCorrespondance a troisReunies et présentées par Daniel Habrekorn, Les Editions Thot, Vanves, 1980 (Léon Bloy, Villiers de l'Isle-Adam and Joris-Karl Huysmans) which includes letters to Edith Huybers and a note on her (in French)

Article on Reverdy's wood carvings, Table Talk, 1 December 1893

Article on Edith (Huybers) and Jean Reverdy, Table Talk, 12 September 1890 (3 copies)

Shipping note Argus 1 February 1894 departure of Edith, Reverdy and Charlotte Huybers from Melbourne

Photocopy of letter written by Edith Valerio to her niece FauvetteErdos and Typescript copy of letter written by

FauvetteErdos to her aunt Edith Valerio in response to request for information Original Renée Erdos

Typewritten extracts from letters by Edith Valerio in USA. Originals Enid Jones, Burradoo

Correspondence with Madame Jacqueline Laude Marnay France regarding painter Gustave Corbet and his nephew Jean-Baptiste Reverdy, artist and wood carver, husband of Edith Huybers.

Correspondence with Gerard Vaughan Wolfson College, Oxford, re Edith

Information on J-K Huysmans, Villiers de l'Isle Adam; Odilon Redon, French Decadent writers and artists who were Edith's friends; also Gustave Courbet, painter, Edith's uncle by marriage

Copies of letters, Edith Valerio, New York, to brother William Huybers, Brisbane, after mother's death; to brother William Huybers (before Koozee's death); to William Huybers, (after death of sister Koozee)

William Huybers, Tasma's eldest brother (1847-1913) (File 22) - Box 28 (MS 8363)

Marriage certificate

Information on descendants including Alfred Huybers, publisher of Tasma's serial 'Gran'ma's Tale'

Edward Huybers (1855-1941), journalist, foreign correspondent, newspaper proprietor, commercial representative, Tasma's brother (File 23) - Box 29 (MS 8363)

Photocopy of 'The Philosopher of the Café Greco' (autobiography) copied by permission of Colonel Douglas Morris, England, donor (grandson of Edward Huybers).

Photocopy of another version of autobiography (by permission of Douglas Morris)

Article 'Hobart in the 'Sixties'. Memories of "Rat's Castle" and the Battery point "Crabs". A Londoner's Vivid Recollections', Illustrated Tasmanian Mail, 28 March 1933 by Edward A. Huybers

Attached letter to Edward Huybers from J.D.A. Collier, Librarian and Secretary, Tasmanian Public Library, 2 April 1935

Attached cutting 'Stranger than Fiction.Romance of Gift Books.Sequel to letter in "Mercury", Mercury, 1 December 1934 re gift by Edward Huybers of three books by Tasma.

Various cuttings on Edward Huybers

Marriage certificate Edward Huybers/Julia Ord, London, 30 July 1881

Copy letters [Edward Huybers to brother William from Brussels just after Tasma's death, 27 October 1897; re mother's death, 1 September 1908

Frank Huybers (1858-1897), boundary rider, painter of animals, Tasma's brother (File 24) - Box 29 (MS 8363)

Shipping notice departure for London, Argus 13 February 1880

Death certificate, 29 September 1897, Thargomindah, Qld

John Huybers (1859-1920), artist, writer, Melbourne, Europe, United States, Greece (File 25) - Box 29 (MS 8363)

Correspondence Geoffrey Stilwell, Allport Curator and Librarian, 27 May 1991

Photocopy of title page etc of presentation copy of When I was a boy in Greece by George Demetrios illustrated by John Huybers (born Hobart 5 November 1859), Boston, 1913. Presented by John Huybers, Boston USA April 1913 to Public Library Hobart.

Obituary John Huybers, Tasmanian Mail, 23 September 1920 (died 27 May 1920)

Letter Bruce Gomez, New York, re John Huybers, 26 Oct 1991

Photocopy Huybers Memorial Fund Committee document (Edith Valerio, sister, Secretary.Chairman, Aristides E. Phoutrides, University of Athens.

Print of article by John Huybers, 'How I went up the Eiffel Tower', Pall Mall Budget, 25 April 1889

Prints of pages of illustrations by John Huybers, Pall Mall Budget, 17, 31 October 1889

Illustrations The last of the Paris Exhibition, 21 November 1889; 9 January 1890

Print of article and drawings, John Huybers, 'How they cremate in Paris', 17 April 1890

Review of art exhibition John Huybers, headed Tasmanian Talent, Mercury, 17 July 1886

Extract An Art Student's Reminiscences of Paris in the Eighties by Shirley Fox.

Copy letter John to brother William, 20 February 1913, Mass. USA

Information on Tasmania (home of Huybers' family) (File 26) - Box 29 (MS 8363)

Cleburne House (Huybers' home and business address) from In Old Days and These by 'The Captain' Hobart, 1930.

Richard Cleburne's premises c. 1849.

Extracts from The Tasmanian Club by Frank C Green, 1961.

Queen's birthday levy Mercury 24 May 1867.

Old Landmarks of Hobart Town by 'The Captain', 1931

Pamphlet on Cathedral Church of St David with typewritten historical notes

Obituary Sir Thomas Gore Browne, Mercury 19 April 1887

Information on John Julius Stutzer, friend of Alfred Huybers: Argus 26 May 1867; Mercury 30 May 1867; Mercury 9 November 1874; Argus 24 May 1867

Information on Kyneton including Skelsmergh Hall (formerly Montpellier, Tasma's home during early married life to Charles Fraser); and Malmsbury (her second home was at Pemberley, near Malmsbury) (File 27) - Box 29 (MS 8363)

Cutting (from E. Jones) undated on Tasma while living at Montpellier

Correspondence with Kyneton Historical Society

Extracts from records of Kyneton HS also illustration

Article on Montpellier (afterwards Skelsmergh Hall); information from Australian Heritage Commission; National Trust (Victoria) Historic Buildings Council

Photocopies from Kyneton Guardian - visit of Governor etc.

Extract from Flour Mills of Victoria 1840-1980 by Lewis and Peggy Jones, 1990

Copy of History of Malmsbury compiled by Roslyn Stevens (1987)

Typescript history of St John's Church Malmsbury compiled from church records

Typescript 'History of Malmsbury' by Miss B. Stephenson, compiled for school jubilee, 1927 - all supplied by Barbara Slimmon, Secretary Malmsbury Historical Society(letter)

Blairgowrie, Huybers' home at Prahran (File 28) - Box 29 (MS 8363)

Correspondence from Betty Malone, Prahran Historical and Arts Society, and maps.

Oakville, (Yarraman property) - Springvale/Dandenong, briefly property and residence of Tasma and Charles Fraser.

Correspondence with City of Dandenong

Land Titles Office (including titles record)

Gillian Hibbins author of A History of the City of Springvale, (including extract)

Article on 'Yarraman'

Material for publication of Tasma's Diaries, Mulini Press, Canberra, 1996:

Material for publication of Tasma's Diaries, Mulini Press, Canberra, 1996 (File 29) - Box 30 (MS 8363)

Typescript of Edith Huybers' diary (Brussels and Paris, 1873-75) with footnotes for publication.

Photocopy of Edith Huybers Brussels, Paris diary by permission of donor to Fryer Library, Colonel Douglas Morris

Material for publication of Tasma's Diaries, Mulini Press, Canberra, 1996 (File 30) - Box 30 (MS 8363)

Photocopy of Tasma's Windward diary (1873 Hobart to London via Cape Horn)from copy in possession of Renée Erdos

Typescript of Tasma's Windward diary with notes prepared for publication including cuttings relevant to diary items.

Another typescript copy prepared by Renée Erdos

Copies of letters written by Huybers' children as they sailed from Hobart in the Windward (from Enid Jones)

Correspondence R. Erdos re Tasma's diaries.

Material for publication of Tasma's Diaries, Mulini Press, Canberra, 1996 (File 31) - Box 30 (MS 8363)

Photocopy of Tasma's Brussels diary 1889-91 from original in possession of Dr R. Erdos.

Typescript of Tasma's Brussels diary with notes and cutting relevant to items and correspondence with Nelly Economou re Athens entries.Later typescript.

Translation by Sir Robert Garran of Heine's poem at start of Tasma's Brussels diary

Material for publication of Tasma's Diaries, Mulini Press, Canberra, 1996 (File 32) - Box 30 (MS 8363)

Contract for publication of Tasma's diaries by Mulini Press

Book - Tasma's Diaries

Reviews of Tasma's Diaries

Class MS Acc06.025. Consignment received 2006

Comprises papers relating to Clarke's role as editor of Judith Wright's autobiography, Half a lifetime, published in 1999, including material from Judith Wright, correspondence, notes, drafts, reviews and obituaries, ca. 1997-2000; research material on proposed writing on wartime censorship, ca. 1983; research material, ca. 1984-1988, for the chapter on Government House in Gables, ghosts and governors-general: the historic house at Yarralumla, Canberra (1988); and, papers, articles and talks, ca. 1989-2005 (4 cartons).

Class MS Acc11.100. Consignment received 2011

Comprises papers reflecting Clarke's activities as a writer, editor, public speaker and member of academic and historical societies. They include material from Judith Wright, correspondence, notes, drafts and reviews relating to Clarke's role as co-editor, with Meredith McKinney, of The equal heart and mind: letters between Judith Wright and Jack McKinney (2004) and With love and fury: selected letters of Judith Wright (2006); papers relating to Steps to Federation (2001), which Clarke edited; Australian dictionary of biography research material, correspondence and drafts; and other papers relating to Clarke's PhD. thesis, articles and talks. In addition there is correspondence, minutes and other records documenting Clarke's roles in the Independent Scholars Association of Australia, the Canberra and District Historical Society and other organisations, between ca. 1950-2010, and papers relating to her Medal of the Order of Australia (10 boxes).