Guide to the Papers of Eirene Mort
MS Acc03.127, MS Acc06.017, MS Acc18.059
National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record
- Mort, Eirene
- Papers of Eirene Mort
- Date Range
- 1856 - 1993
- Collection Number
- MS Acc03.127, MS Acc06.017, MS Acc18.059
- 5.92 metres (14 archives boxes + 13 map folios + 2 ms cartons + 1 ms box + 1 medium folio box)
- Language of Materials
- Special Collections (Manuscripts)
MS Acc03.127 comprises various items relating to artist Eirene Mort (1 box).
The MS Acc06.017 instalment includes manuscripts written by Mort on Mort family history (3 v.); albums of drawings and verse, 1870-1875; loose letters, cuttings and photographs; an album of exhibition catalogues and cuttings; correspondence, 1904-1980 (4 binders); and, a manuscript on French coinage, 1856 (1 box, 2 cartons).
The MS Acc18.059 instalment comprises sketches, correspondence, bookplates, art works, research notes, photographs, early family papers and prints used in the Canberra Museum and Gallery exhibition "Eirene Mort, a livelihood" September 2017- February 2018.
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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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Item description], Papers of Eirene Mort, National Library of Australia, [class/series/file/item number(s)]'.
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Please note: each consignment in this collection has a separate box number sequence (i.e. there are multiple Box 1's). Please cite the relevant Class number as well as the Box number when requesting retrieval of material from the collection.
Comprises various items relating to artist Eirene Mort (1 box).
Class MS Acc06.017. Consignment received 2006, 1856 - 1980 - Carton 1-2 (MS Acc06.017), Box 3 (MS Acc06.017)
Includes manuscripts written by Mort on Mort family history (3 v.); albums of drawings and verse, 1870-1875; loose letters, cuttings and photographs; an album of exhibition catalogues and cuttings; correspondence, 1904-1980 (4 binders); and, a manuscript on French coinage, 1856 (1 box, 2 cartons).
Comprises sketches, correspondence, bookplates, art works, research notes, photographs, early family papers and prints used in the Canberra Museum and Gallery exhibition "Eirene Mort, a livelihood" September 2017- February 2018 (27 boxes/folios).
Sketches mainly in pencil and ink; subjects animals, architecture, flowers, bookplates
13 sketch books; small painting of dog on board; two watercolours - birds and bulldog; ephemera (File) - Box 2(MS Acc18.059)
Enrolment card of N Weston for School of Art Wood Carving 1913; leather folder of photos
Bookplate blocks; photographs; sketches and small paintings; address book; ephemera (File) - Box 3(MS Acc18.059)
Housed in a wooden chocolate box are six bookplate blocks featuring Shakespearean titles; one metal print block of a flock of sheep; Photographs mainly of horses, and great grandparents Admiral and Mrs Sir Edmund Fremantle; sketches from Belgium; 1926 bank book
Copies of 'Country Cousins'; bookplates on card; original illustrations for children's books; sketch book; awards from design exhibitions 1912; postcards (File) - Box 4(MS Acc18.059)
Two copies of Country Cousins, one unbound; original bookplates ink on card; annotated postcards from Germany and Holland July 1914
Bookplates of Eirene Mort and others (many Dutch); published book and booklet; Christmas card address book; etchings; ephemera; scrapbook and correspondence; photographs, 1890s-1940s (File) - Box 5(MS Acc18.059)
Book -the Story of Architecture (1942) by Eirene Mort; Booklet - The Old Roads (1931); 4 etchings - horse, magpies and swans; extract from Burke's Colonial Gentry-Laidley of Hillside; Bookplates, woodcut and etchings of Ella Dwyer, Lionel Lindsay, George Perrottet and others; a large number of sepia photographs, almost entirely without annotation
Sketchbooks; Visitors book to Australian Applied Art Exhibition 1906; bookplates and sketches; bookplate collection; correspondence; ephemera, 1900-1930s (File) - Box 6(MS Acc18.059)
1925 passport of Eirene Mort; order book; Checklist of the bookplates of Eirene Mort
Bookplates of Eirene Mort and others; sketches; book and pamphlets on coins; correspondence; ephemera, 1904-1977 (File) - Box 7(MS Acc18.059)
Poems by Rosemary Dobson; A Catalogue of the Etchings of Sydney Ure Smith; correspondence with Verity Hewitt Fitzhardinge; gallery catalogues containing Eirene Mort's work; copy of Selwyn Mort's book 'Coins of the Hapsburg Empires'
Sketchbooks of anatomical drawings; Correspondence; A Rose of Regret by Hebble Thwaite; Tracks III; Art in Australia (volumes 3 and 8), 1873-1985 (File) - Box 8(MS Acc18.059)
Women's Weekly 1992 Eirene Mort needlework pattern; A survey of Australian Relief Prints 1900-1950; correspondence with the University of Queensland; letters of admiration; letters from AG Stephens; letters from Frensham and SCEGGS with offers of work
Album of photographs; Wildflowers if NSW painting book illustrated by Eirene Mort; ephemera; postcards and photographs, 1880s-1980 (File) - Box 9(MS Acc18.059)
Exam papers 1964; Honours thesis on Eirene Mort by Penelope Starr; cards and artwork of Dorothy Hutton; architectural ink drawings;
Correspondence; sketchbook; botanical plates; postcards; ephemera, 1903-1993 (File) - Box 10(MS Acc18.059)
Correspondence to Eirene Mort and her niece Margaret Mort; Royal Drawing Society lesson cards
Tracks IV Sydney to Goulburn; sketchbooks; cardboard horse mannequin (File) - Folio-Box 12(MS Acc18.059)
Illustrated London News 1926
Correspondence; manuscript and tracings for 'The Story or Architecture'; NSW Dept of Education Architecture text 1922, 1960s-1970s (File) - Box 13(MS Acc18.059)
Architectural notes and clippings
Business and personal correspondence; clippings; ephemera; 'Old Canberra' sketchbook by Eirene Mort; floral bookplate postcards, 1920s-1974 (File) - Box 14(MS Acc18.059)
Pencil portrait of boy, unsigned, in envelope marked 'Is this a George Lambert?'; tax and investment papers
Mort was a member of the Society of Women Painters which formed in 1910. Its three main objectives were to hold an annual exhibition, to network women artists, and to provide and maintain a studio/clubroom for its members
Postcard photograph - subject: the five small children of Eirene Mort's brother Selwyn Robert Mort, 1915 (File) - Folio 21(MS Acc18.059)
Left to right Charles Henry (b 1912), Eva Margaret (1909-1973), George Wallace (1917-2000), Richard Selwyn (1906-2002) and Doris Eirene (1914-1990)
Lithograph - Coloured First Class Diploma; First Australian Exhibition of Women's Work, 1907 (File) - Folio 25(MS Acc18.059)
First Australian exhibition of Women's Work awarded a first class diploma to Eirene Mort for her bookplate design