Guide to the Papers of Dame Mary Gilmore

MS 727

National Library of Australia


Date completed: December 1962
Last updated: July 2008


This finding aid was revised and published with the assistance of the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust


Table of Contents

Summary

Introduction

Scope and Content

Access

Preferred Citation

Provenance

Related Material

Separated Material

Biographical Note

Series List and Descriptions

Series I Manuscripts and typescripts of poems (unpublished and undated)

Series II Manuscripts and typescripts of poems (unpublished but dated) 1883 - 1959

Series III Manuscripts and typescripts of poems (published)

Series IV Sheet music

Series V Scrapbook 1923-54

Series VI Correspondence - outwards 1940-59

Series VII Correspondence - inwards 1957-1959

Series VII Correspondence - Inwards - Addition 13 July 1972 1957-1959

Series VIII Correspondence - inwards 1959-1962

Series IX Miscellaneous items received by Mary Gilmore 1917-1962

Series IX Miscellaneous items received by Mary Gilmore - Addition 13 July 1972 1956-1958

Series IX Miscellaneous items received by Mary Gilmore - 1991 Addition 1917-1962

Series X Photographs

Series XI Press cuttings 1921-1960

Box List



Summary

Creator: Gilmore, Mary, Dame, 1865-1962
Title: Papers of Dame Mary Gilmore
Date range: 1883-1962
Collection Number: MS 727
Extent: 2 metres (13 boxes)
Repository: National Library of Australia Canberra

Introduction

Scope and Content

The papers comprise correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts of poems, sheet music, photographs, press cuttings, scrapbook, and printed material.

A description of the Dame Mary Gilmore Collection appears in W.H. Wilde Courage and grace: a bibliography of Dame Mary Gilmore (Melbourne, 1988).

Access

Available for research.

Provenance

The papers held at MS 727 were received by the Library in several instalments between 1958 and 1991.

Related Material

Other collections containing letters and papers of Mary Gilmore include the following:

Kate Baker (MS 1533); W.P. Bluett (MS 4714); J.H. Catts (MS 658); Alec Chisholm (MS 1880), M. Condon (MS 2375); Ralph De Boissiere (MS 8402); Harold W. Eather (MS 2015); Edward Findley (MS 2111); Annie Louise Green (MS 8574); Elioth Gruner (MS 8965); Clement Hosking (MS 2680); Norman Jeffery (MS 1948); Marie McNiven (MS 2012); and W. Farmer Whyte (MS 970).

The Library also holds records of the Mary Gilmore Centenary Committee, 1964-65 at MS 1696.

Separated Material

Papers of Mary Gilmore are held at MS 1662, MS 1695 and MS 8766 and diaries, 1940-49 are held at MS 614 (copies: originals held by Mitchell Library, Sydney). Small collections of letters by Mary Gilmore are held at MS 633, MS 1728, MS 1888, MS 2685 and MS 5644.

Other papers of Dame Mary Gilmore are held by the Mitchell Library, Sydney; the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra; and Charles Sturt University Regional Archives.

Preferred Citation

See http://www.nla.gov.au/ms/citation.html

Biographical Note

Mary Cameron, poet and journalist, was born at Mary Vale, Woodhouselee, near Goulburn, NSW, on 16 August 1865. She was educated at Brucedale, near Wagga Wagga, and later at Wagga Wagga Public School. Between 1877 and 1895 she taught in a variety of schools in New South Wales. She became involved in the New Australia movement and on 31 October 1895 resigned from teaching and sailed to Paraguay on the Ruapehu. Cameron remained at the Cosme settlement in Paraguay until 1899. She married fellow colonist and Victorian shearer William Alexander Gilmore (1866-1945) in 1897 and their only child William Dysart Cameron Gilmore (1898-1945) was born at Villarica, near Cosme. Before returning to Australia in 1902, she taught English in Rio Gallegos in southern Patagonia and wrote for Buenos Aires papers.

Gilmore's verse first appeared in the Australian Worker in 1902, and from 1908-31 she edited the women's page of this newspaper. Her first published volume, Marri'd and other verses appeared in 1910. Other publications include The passionate heart (1918), Hound of the road ( 1922), The tilted cart (1925), The wild swan (1930), The rue tree (1931), Under the wilgas (1932), Battlefields (1939), and Fourteen men (1954).

In 1937, in recognition of her contribution to Australian literature, she was made a Dame of the British Empire - the first woman to receive this award for services to literature. Dame Mary was a founder of the Lyceum Club, Sydney, a founder and vice-president in 1928 of the Fellowship of Australian Writers, an early member of the New South Wales Institute of Journalists and life member of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Dame Mary Gilmore died on 3 December 1962.



Series List and Descriptions

Series I Manuscripts and typescripts of poems (unpublished and undated)

For the purposes of this inventory "unpublished" means any verse not included in the published works listed in Series III below. The series comprises 21 folders.

Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical by first line.

Series II Manuscripts and typescripts of poems (unpublished but dated) 1883 - 1959

This series comprises 61 folders.

Arrangement

This material has been arranged in order to allow:-

(1) a broad survey of Gilmore's verse. This is possible since the arrangement is basically chronological. However in some cases Gilmore has conjoined variously dated pieces with similar titles. Also variously dated poems often appear on the one sheet.

(2) location of a specific item. This is possible since the arrangement of poems under each year is alphabetical by the first letter of the first line.

Series III Manuscripts and typescripts of poems (published)

Poems subsequently published in the eight books listed below have been separated and arranged alphabetically by first line in ten folders. Series III is by no means complete and it is likely that there are drafts in Series I and Series II which should be placed in Series III.

1. Battlefield

2. Fourteen men (3 folders)

3. Marri'd and other verses

4. The passionate heart

5. The rue tree

6. The tilted cart

7. Under the wilgas

8. The wild swan

Series IV Sheet music

Eight pieces, including drafts and copies of "Australian Battle Cry", "Six poems by Dame Mary Gilmore set to music by John Arcot" and Six songs from the South (words by Mary Gilmore; music by G.H. Clutsam) (3 folders + 1 volume).

Material added 13 July 1972 comprises manuscript and printed scores of 'Australian battle cry' (arranged by Evelyn Grieg), 'The green, green hill' (music by Louis Lavater) and Yesternight (music by Maie E. Coulson-Blair) (1 folder).

Series V Scrapbook 1923-54

1 volume containing hints, recipes, etc., also some articles on socialism, Aboriginal place names.

Series VI Correspondence - outwards 1940-59

Articles for publication and letters to editors by Gilmore (27 pieces). See also MS 727/XI/5.

Series VII Correspondence - inwards 1957-1959

See also addition 13 July 1972.

Item 1 Batty, Joyce. A.L.S., together with Typ. D. "Jiembra - the dancing star: an Australian legend", by Joyce Batty, n.d.
Item 2 Condon, M. L.S., on her American trip, n.d.
Item 3 Kahan, L. A.L.S on portrait of Gilmore, n.d.
Item 4 Murnane, A. A.L.S. on scheme for a city gate, n.d.
Item 5 Purves, John. A.L.S., together with poem "Uaruatjira" by John Purves, n.d.
Item 6 Booth, H. Roy. A.L.S. 8 April 1957
Item 7 Geikie, Mildred. A.L.S. 27 April 1957
Item 8 Sara, H.M. L.S. 19 September 1957
Item 9 Foley, T.J.N. L.S. from Chairman of British Tobacco Co. about lung cancer and smoking. 22 November 1957
Item 10 Gilmore, M. A.L.S. (not sent) to T.J.N Foley on cause of lung cancer. 25 November 1957
Item 11 Whiteman, D.G. A.L.S. from Manager of Lake Midgeon station on Aboriginal antiquities. 7 January 1958
Item 11A Kennedy, John. A.L.S. about Kennedy family at Narrandera. 27 March 1958
Item 12 Smith, S. Murray. L.S. and Typ. D. on Hiroshima panels, and copy of L.S. by Gilmore sent to Sydney Morning Herald. 12 February 1958
Item 13 Weekes, Elaine. A.L.S. 17 March 1958
Item 14 [Item transferred to another series]
Item 15 [Item transferred to another series]
Item 16 K., Elizabeth. A.L.S. 12 April 1958
Item 17 Russell, W. McRae. L.S. from President Council of Victorian Literary Societies on Crouch Medal. 4 May 1958
Item 18 Scully, Henrich. A.L.S. on his book, and newspaper cutting relating to Mary Adolphus Daly. 7 July 1958
Item 19 Foster, Rene. A.L.S. enclosing her review of Prosper the Commonwealth by Sir Robert Garran. 7 July 1958
Item 20 Flentje, N.T. L.S. from Head of Dept. of Plant Pathology, Waite Agricultural Research Institute about trace elements. 8 July 1958
Item 21 Martin, Richenda. A.L.S. concerning David Martin's latest book. 7 August 1958
Item 22 Jensen, H. L.S. making appointment. 11 August 1958
Item 23 Mass, Nuri. A.L.S. 12 August 1958
Item 24 Greenless, Gavin. L.S. from editor of Building worker on Gilmore's acceptance of position of Club Marshall in Building Worker Birthday Club. 13 August 1958
Item 25 Peters, Janet. A.L.S. Birthday greetings. 15 August 1958
Item 26 Haynes, Edith. A.L.S. Birthday greetings. 15 August 1958
Item 27 Kidsell, Una. A.L.S. Birthday greetings. 16 August 1958
Item 28 Chaplin, Harry. L.S. Birthday greetings. 16 August 1958
Item 29 Martin, John W. L.S. Birthday greetings. 18 August 1958
Item 30 [Item transferred to another series]
Item 31 Edmondson, Maude Elizabeth. A.L.S. re husband's passing - early memories of Gilmore's teacher. 17 October 1958
Item 32 Bernard, K.R. L.S. re correction of Gilmore's newspaper article on architecture. 3 December 1958
Item 33 Casey, R.G. L.S. re Age letter, and photocopy of letter concerned. 15 December 1958
Item 34 Fisher, Judith. L.S. returning rejected manuscripts. 1959
Item 35 Higman H. Lawton. A.L.S. recalling Cosme and other matters. 1959
Item 36 Murray, Margaret. A.L.S. Birthday greetings from Asquith Girls' High School. 1959
Item 37 Brookes, E. Stanley. L.S. re Bread and Cheese Club. January 1959
Item 38 Moran, Stan. L.S., re May Day Procession. 6 January 1959
Item 39 Fletcher, Harry. A.L.S. re Tribune article on brainwashing. 6 January 1959
Item 40 Roderick, Colin. L.S. requesting access to Lawson material. 7 January 1959
Item 41 Foster. Rene. A.L.S. on mother's death. 8 January 1959
Item 42 Martin, David. L.S. 11 January 1959
Item 43 Aboriginal Australian Fellowship. Typ. D. (Circular) 12 January 1959
Item 44 Souter, Brenda and Ailsa. A.L.S. reminiscences. 14 January 1959
Item 45 Langdale, Violet. A.L.S. reminiscences. 27 January 1959
Item 46 Kegland, Carl. A.L.S. on literary matters. 5 February 1959
Item 47 Fisher, Judith. L.S. on Gilmore's manuscripts for publication. 24 February 1959
Item 48 Foster, Rene. A.L.S. requesting biographical material 5 March 1959
Item 49 [Item transferred to another series].
Item 50 Layner, P. Stuart. L.S. 26 March 1959
Item 51 [Item transferred to another series]
Item 52 Burke, K. L.S. "Australia's pioneer women" on T.V. 2 April 1959
Item 52A Kuhn, M. A.L.S. on family matters and literature. 10 April 1959
Item 53 Reilly, H.J. L.S. 11 April 1959
Item 54 Copley, M.P. L.S. from Secretary, May Day Committees on the Mary Gilmore Award for 1958. Includes Judges' Report. 13 April 1959
Item 54A Pople, J.V. A.L.S. requesting criticism of her poetry. 16 April 1959
Item 55 Waten, Hyrell. A.L.S. 24 April 1959
Item 56 Carroll, Paul. A.L.S. mentioning the early history of the railways. 11 May 1959
Item 57 Heseltine, H.P. L.S. requesting material on J. Le Gay Brereton. 20 May 1959
Item 58 [Item transferred to another series]
Item 59 Greenless, Gavin. A.L.S. describing sea trip to London. 23 May 1959
Item 60 Mawdesley, Christine. A.L.S. recollecting J.K. Moir. Mentions letters from Masefield. 23 May 1959
Item 61 Fletcher, Gregory. A.L.S. 24 May 1959
Item 62 Heseltine, H.P. A.L.S. 26 May 1959
Item 63 Pouder, Catherine. A.L.S. giving news of the Fellowship of Australian Writers and various writers. 26 May 1959
Item 64 White, Myrtle Rose. A.L.S. 26 May 1959
Item 65 Lavery, Mrs. Robert. A.L.S. asking for advice. 27 May 1959
Item 66 North, Fay. L.S. 29 May 1959
Item 67 Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival Committee. Typ. D. (pamphlet) May 1959
Item 68 Butterley, H.M. A.L.S. from the Secretary of the Sydney Branch of the English Association. 1 June 1959
Item 69 Foster, Rene. A.L.S. on plans for biography. 7 June 1959
Item 70 Puckeridge, L. A.L.S. 11 June 1959
Item 71 Higgison, T. A.L.S. 12 June 1959
Item 72 Daughter of the poet John Farrell. A.L.S. 12 June 1959
Item 73 Darke. Stella. A.L.S. 12 June 1959
Item 74 Tearle, Sheila. A.L.S. relating early history of Wagga. 13 June 1959
Item 75 Tearle, Sheila. A.L.S. 13 June 1959
Item 76 Scrogie, Stella. A.L.S. 14 June 1959
Item 77 MacGregor, Peter. A.L.S. 16 June 1959
Item 78 Foster, Rene. A.L.S. requesting biographical material. 17 June 1959
Item 79 Street, Jessie. L.S. 18 June 1959
Item 80 Barrow, Thomas J. A.L.S. requesting criticism of his poetry. 16 June 1959
Item 81 Scrogie, Stella. A.L.S. giving reminiscences. 16 June 1959
Item 82 Simpson, Eileen Masters. A.L.S. requesting advice on publishing. 17 June 1959
Item 83 Tearle, Sheila. A.L.S. giving information on early Wagga. 23 June 1959
Item 84 Donaldson, W. A.L.S. quoting and explaining Robert Burns' Look up and see. 21 June 1959
Item 85 Horner, J. L.S. from Hon. Secretary of Aboriginal Australian Fellowship. 22 June 1959
Item 86 Walsh, Robert. A.L.S. requesting material for school project. 25 June 1959
Item 87 Duril, Walter J. A.L.S. 25 June 1959
Item 88 Scrogie, Stella. A.L.S. 28 June 1959
Item 89 Evans, Miss V. L.S. requesting criticism of poetry. 30 June 1959
Item 90 Mackaness, George. A.L.S. requesting permission, in due course, to publish the Cosme letters. 3 July 1959
Item 91 Rice, Dorothy. A.L.S. on Henry Lawson. 3 July 1959
Item 92 Adie, Leslie. A.L.S. requesting material for school project. 3 July 1959
Item 93 Storrie, J.D. A.L.S. invitation to Gymea Lily Festival. 5 July 1959
Item 94 Mackaness, George. A.L.S. on Cosme letters. 7 July 1959
Item 95 Foster, Rene. A.L.S. 14 July 1959
Item 96 Tearle, Sheila. A.L.S. on Wagga history. 21 July 1959
Item 97 Grundfest, Eileen. A.L.S. requesting autograph. 29 July 1959

Series VII Correspondence - Inwards - Addition 13 July 1972 1957-1959

Correspondence, 1957-58. Correspondents include Book Collectors' Society of Australia, Clair White, Stephen Murray-Smith, Edith Haynes, Herbert S. Groves, Rev. Armand Whitehead, J.K. Moir, Ada Warner, Australian Aboriginal Fellowship, James McAuley, W.E. Steele-Smith, Albert E. Leane, Dr W. McRae Russell, Dr A.L. McLeod, Bernard Peach, R.H. Croll, Helen Cameron Roberts, H.M. Green, Philip Whelan, Jessie D. Fisher, Sheila Searle, Dorothy Catts, H.J. Brophy, Colin Newsome, Brownie Downing, Grace Cheers, Maude Healey, B. O'Donovan, E. Ailsa Lewis, and Rita Turner (2 folders).

Series VIII Correspondence - inwards 1959-1962

Item 1 Jensen, H.F. L.S. invitation, 3 August 1959
Item 2 Bardsley, G. L.S. from Aboriginal-Australian Fellowship re Stuart case. 6 August 1959
Item 3 Street, J.M. L.S. invitation from Australia-Soviet Friendship Society. 6 August 1959
Item 4 Bell, Thea. A.L.S. on communism and culture. 6 August 1959
Item 5 O'Sullivan, N. L.S. 10 August 1959
Item 6 Hale, K.G. A.L.S. on the Mormon Church. 14 August 1959
Item 7 [Item transferred to another series]
Item 8 Eather, H. A.L.S. 15 August 1959
Item 9 Horner, J. L.S. from the Hon. Sec., Aboriginal Australian Fellowship. 15 August 1959
Item 10 O'Sullivan, N. A.L.S. mentioning Will H. Ogilvie. 15 August 1959
Item 11 Singleton, K.A. A.L.S. 16 August 1959
Item 12 Byrne, H. A.L.S. 16 August 1959
Item 13 Simmons, J. A.L.S. mentioning J.K. Moir. 18 August 1959
Item 14 Darke, S. A.L.S. 18 August 1959
Item 15 Mawhinnew, W. A.L.S. mentioning Captain Andrew Logan and Cosme. August 1959
Item 16 Grace, H. A.L.S. and poem. 19 August 1959
Item 17 Hingston, A.L. A.L.S. and poem "Namatjira". 19 August 1959
Item 18 Roberts, D. A.L.S. 20 August 1959
Item 19 Walsh, M. A.L.S. requesting criticism of her poetry. 20 August 1959
Item 20 Simpson, T. A.L.S. mentioning Mrs. Aeneas Gunn. 21 August 1959
Item 21 Anderson, N, Typ. D. circulars from Aust. and N.Z. Congress for International Co-operation and Disarmament. August 1959
Item 22 Bluett, W.P. A.L.S. re Aboriginal studies. 6 September 1959
Item 23 Batty, Joyce. A.L.S. 7 September 1959
Item 24 Grigg, K.N. A.L.S. on Henry George's economics. 8 September 1959
Item 25 Hale, K.G. A.L.S. 20 September 1959
Item 26 Favier, D. A.L.S. 20 September 1959
Item 27 Tearle, S. A.L.S. re Gilmore's forward to John Farrell's poems. 21 September 1959
Item 28 Ford, R. A.L.S. 23 September 1959
Item 29 White, M.R. A.L.S. mentioning Will Ogilvie and Oliphant Shaw. 23 September 1959
Item 30 Currie, Grace. A.L.S. requesting criticism. 30 September 1959
Item 31 Critchley, L. Typ. D. from the Fellowship of Australian Writers. October 1959
Item 32 O'Donovan, B. A.L.S. giving news of the Hay Historical Society and Hay centenary celebrations. 6 October 1959
Item 33 King, F. L.S. from Building Trades Group re a "Peace Discussion". 6 October 1959
Item 34 Gymea Bay Public School. Telegram invitation. 8 October 1959
Item 35 Lorenz, C.M. A.L.S. from Australian Stage and Society Club P/L - invitation. 8 October 1959
Item 36 Everett, A. A.L.S. - child's letter. 8 October 1959
Item 37 Baulch, M. A.L.S. relating a plan for the Aborigines. 14 October 1959
Item 38 King, J. L.S. invitation to Blind Book Society party. 26 October 1959
Item 39 Williams, B. A.L.S. 30 October 1959
Item 40 Edmondson, M.E. A.L.S. November 1959
Item 41 Kenafick, K.J. L.S. requesting information on "The workingman's paradise". 15 November 1959
Item 42 McAuley, J. L.S. - circular from Quadrant. 12 November 1959
Item 43 De Cook, N. A.L.S. - religion. 18 November 1959
Item 44 Wagga Wagga Primary School. L.S. - invitation. 19 November 1959
Item 45 Robjoy, H. A.L.S. mentioning Shaw Neilson. 20 November 1959
Item 46 Mackenzie, N. A.L.S. from Director, Social Science Research Council of Australia. 25 November 1959
Item 47 Smith, B. Hart L.S. 11 December 1959
Item 48 Lane, Hilda. A.L.S. from niece of William Lane. 22 December 1959
Item 49 Conlon, T.J. A.L.S. 22 December 1959
Item 50 Halliday, D.J. A.L.S. - questions concerning wheat growing in Temora. 31 December 1959
Item 51 Jeffery, N. A.L.S. and processed document "1925 - organising in Queensland" [the Communist Party in Queensland]. 1960
Item 52 Jeffery, N. A.L.S. and cutting from Common cause dealing with the story of Rothbury. January 1960
Item 53 Tearle, S. A.L.S. mentioning Rosalind Singleton and the Riverina New State League. 4 January 1960
Item 54 Fox, L. L.S. from husband of Mona Beard. 13 January 1960
Item 55 Harrison, K. A.L.S. with information on Paraguay. 14 January 1960
Item 56 Whyse, I. A.L.S news of the Poetry Society of Australia. 14 January 1960
Item 57 Stuart, J. A.L.S. with information on Paraguay and Ernie Lane. 22 January 1960
Item 58 [Item transferred to another series]
Item 59 Mumford, R. A.L.S. 4 February 1960
Item 60 Noscovich, J. A.L.S. enquiring about Captain Noscovich, a Dutch explorer. 4 January 1960
Item 61 Milne, J.W. A.L.S. requesting information on a poem by Gilmore 23 January 1960
Item 62 Maxwell, M. L.S. requesting a reference. 8 February 1960
Item 63 McColl, R. A.L.S. mentioning Hugh McColl and James H. McColl. 16 February 1960
Item 64 Maxwell, M. L.S. 16 February 1960
Item 65 Munro, F. L.S. re memorial to James McLeod 18 January 1960
Item 66 Alston, Joy. L.S. from editor of Salient. 22 February 1960
Item 67 Kuhn, M. A.L.S. 22 February 1960
Item 68 Hume, S.H. A.L.S. requesting information on Argyle Macallum and the history of Yass. 24 February 1960
Item 69 Morgan, S.J. A.L.S. reminiscences. 26 February 1960
Item 70 Wilkinson, M. L.S. requesting criticism. 17 March 1960
Item 71 [Item transferred to another series]
Item 72 Williams, T. A.L.S. 4 April 1960
Item 73 Smith, W.J. A.L.S. 8 April 1960
Item 73A Foster, Rene. A.L.S. 10 April 1960
Item 74 Roderick, C. Circular from 1960 Grenfell Henry Lawson festival. 12 April 1960
Item 75 Lester, M. L.S. and programme relating to 1960 International Women's Day Committee. 13 April 1960
Item 76 Fisher, J.D. A.L.S. narrating the history of the Nixon family of Merryvale. 24 April 1960
Item 77 [Item transferred to another series]
Item 78 Anon. A.L.S. giving details on "Brent of Bin Bin", Cosme and William Lane. 26 April 1960
Item 79 O'Loughlin, P. L.S. from Acting Director of Drama and Features, A.B.C. 2 May 1960
Item 80 [Item transferred to another series]
Item 81 [Item transferred to another series]
Item 82 Morris, D. A.L.S. requesting information on Rev. Greenwood. 6 May 1960
Item 83 O'Donovan, B. A.L.S. 8 May 1960
Item 84 Scholes, C. L.S. 14 May 1960
Item 85 Horswell, G. Typ. D. circular from Arts Council of Australia, N.S.W. Division. 20 June 1960
Item 86 Weiss, A. L.S. 21 June 1960
Item 87 Phillips, R.S. L.S. requesting information on history of labor movement in the Riverina district. 18 June 1960
Item 88 Moon, W.J. L.S. centenary of the public school at Myrtleville, N.S.W. 20 June 1960
Item 89 SMoon, W.L. L.S. giving details of the history of the Myrtleville school 24 June 1960
Item 90 Watson, K. L.S. 21 June 1960
Item 91 Christesen, C. L.S. on Meanjin affairs. 21 June 1960
Item 92 Smith, S. Murray. L.S. requesting reminiscences. 21 June 1960
Item 93 Haylen, L. L.S. from President, Australasian Book Society re an Appeal for Australian literature. 21 June 1960
Item 94 Hancock, M. L.S. 27 June 1960
Item 95 Haylen, L. L.S. re Humpty-Do rice growing 12 July 1960
Item 96 Reid, S.A. A.L.S. 3 August 1960
Item 97 Coggins, B. A.L.S. re Gilmore's early life 17 August 1960
Item 98 Clark, N. A.L.S. 22 August 1960
Item 99 Clarke, J. L.S. re visit of Soviet writers. 25 August 1960
Item 100 Williams, J.R. L.S. birthday greetings. 24 August 1960
Item 101 Purcell, N.T. L.S. 20 September 1960
Item 102 Fleming, A. A.L.S. 30 September 1960
Item 103 Huon, L. de K. A.L.S. family history. 22 October 1960
Item 104 Morton, E. L.S. Mary Gilmore Award. 11 November 1961
Item 105 Wallace, A.J. A.L.S family history. 15 November 1961
Item 106 Masterson, K. A.L.S. politics. 16 November 1961
Item 107 Purcell, N. A.L.S. 22 November 1961
Item 107A National Committee to Invite a Delegation of Soviet Women. 28 November 1961
Item 108 Bluett, W.P. A.L.S. 17 December 1961
Item 109 Gray, Iris. A.L.S. 1962
Item 109A Tulip, E.M. A.L.S. 1 January 1962
Item 109B Litchfield, Christa. A.L.S. life of Rev. John Flynn. 6 January 1962
Item 110 Marriott, H. A.L.S. 10 January 1962
Item 110AA Rodwell, H. A.L.S. on Andrew Beattie (fl. 1880) 14 January 1962
Item 110A Purcell, N. A.L.S. 17 January 1962
Item 111 Alexander, M. A.L.S. poetry by Coral Anne Brown for criticism. 21 January 1962
Item 111A Foster, Rene. A.L.S. 3 March 1962
Item 112 Wilson, R. Typ. L.S. World Youth Festival. 19 March 1962
Item 113 Parkes, J. Typ. L.S. Benelong bulletin. 26 March 1962
Item 114 Pouder, C. Typ. L.S. 1 April 1962
Item 115 Barham, M. A.L.S. 3 April 1962

Series IX Miscellaneous items received by Mary Gilmore 1917-1962

The series includes letters, programs, circulars, reports, pamphlets and publications. See also the additions of 1972 and 1991.

Item 1 Aboriginal murals - letters from Byram Mansell dated 4 June 1950, 14 November 1950 and 29 November 1950. Photographs, folders entitled "In the dream time" and "How the sky was lifted".
Item 2 Aborigines - report on Aborigines in Australia, May/June, 1957 by Jessie M.G. Street.
Item 3 Appeal of Soviet writers to the writers of the world.
Item 4 Biblionews - various issues 1958 - 1959
Item 5 Bolshoi Ballet - programme
Item 6 Celtic Fellowship and Folklore Association - Syllabus for 1959, 1962
Item 6A Chair of Australian Literature Fund - leaflet.
Item 7 De Vries, Sydney - Sydney De Vries Memorial Scholarship Reunion.
Item 8 English Association - report and syllabus.
Item 9 Fellowhship: a monthly magazine of ... social and literary criticism: v.4, no.4, November 1917; v.6, no.6, Jan. 1920
Item 10 Folklore Association of Australia - report 1958-1959
Item 10A For the bairns - four poems by children.
Item 11 Gilmore, Mary - Programme of speeches at her birthday party, 22 August 1942 and various issues of Bohemia. 1
Item 12 Halinbourg, Beryl - This wonderful age: [poems]
Item 13 Herb of life - [pamphlet]
Item 14 Hilder, Brett - Exodus from Sydney Island in Walkabout, October 1959, p.14.
Item 14A Hill, Ernestine - autographed poster
Item 15 Hiroshima panels - illustrated folder
Item 16 International Women's Day, March 8, 1959 - leaflet
Item 17 Lafargue, Paul - The socialist ideal: [pamphlet]
Item 18 Lawson, Henry - The loaded dog: [annotated by M.G.]
Item 19 Lawson, Henry - Commemoration by the H.L. Memorial and Literary Society of Footscray 1928
Item 20 Lee, Geoffrey - exhibition
Item 20A Miles Franklin Award 1961 - invitation
Item 21 Palmer, V - list of tributes
Item 22 Paterson, A.B. - checklist of his Bulletin contributions.
Item 23 Public Library of New South Wales - invitation
Item 24 Publishers' circulars.
Item 25 Simpson, Eileen Maston - Mountain verse
Item 26 Singabout: journal of Australian folk song: v.3, no.1 Summer, 1958
Item 27 Tito, President - interview report.
Item 28 Wagga Wagga - information booklet, 1947
Item 29 Wildflowers - Western Australian wildflowers
Item 30 Women's International Democratic Federation - Bulletin No.1 January 1959
Item 31 Wood, W.A. - election pamphlet
Item 32 World Council of Peace - pamphlets
Item 33 Xmas Cards and birthday telegrams.

Series IX Miscellaneous items received by Mary Gilmore - Addition 13 July 1972 1956-1958

Programs, booklets, agendas and other printed items, 1956-58 and two issues of the Bulletin, 1957 (2 folders)

Series IX Miscellaneous items received by Mary Gilmore - 1991 Addition 1917-1962

Publications added to the collection in 1991.

Box 11
BOLAM, A.G. (Anthony Gladstone): The Trans-Australian wonderland
KENNEDY, M.L.: A breath of Australian bushland
GILMORE, Mary: Marri'd and other verses
GILMORE, Mary: Battlefields
GILMORE, Mary: Old days, old ways: a book of recollections
GILMORE, Mary: More recollections
SHARKEY, L.L.: Socialism in Australia: communist view on democratic socialism
ROSS, Lachlan: From Rossville to the Victorian Goldfields in 1852
GILMORE, Mary: Hound of the road
GILMORE, Mary: Selected verse
GILMORE, Mary: Under the wilgas
WHITE, Clair: Ramajerri: an Aboriginal ballad
WHITE, Clair: On sadness and delight
Catalogue of the fine antique and reproduction furniture, rare... 'Babworth House'
RICHMOND, B.: Time measurement and calendar construction
GILMORE, Mary: The wild swan: poems
FOX, Len: Chung of Vietnam
Singleton Public School centenary celebrations
MARSHALL, Jock: Journey among men
Box 12
PEARCE, Harry Hastings: Thomas Kennedy's march from Creswicks Creek
WONGAR, B.: The sinners: stories of Vietnam
Commonwealth of Australia jubilee 1951. Official Commonwealth programme of the celebrations
WRIGHT, Judith: The two fires
Australian fauna at the Sir Colin MacKenzie Sanctuary
Exhibition of contemporary photography by Geoffrey Lee of Sydney
CATO, Nancy: The dancing bough
MARTIN, David: Poems of David Martin
UNWIN, M.J.: Booran, a tale of early Australia
NELSON, Tom: The hungry mile
COLLINSON, Laurence: The moods of love
Silhouette of Silverton: souvenir booklet 14th September 1958
The Anzac Memorial Hyde Park Sydney
McCONNELL, T.R.: The history of Barham
MOORE: T. Inglis: Bayonet and grass: poems
WHITE,John: The wattle and the rowan
GILMORE, Mary: Fourteen men: verses
BENNETT M.M. (Mary Mortgomerie): Human rights for Australian Aborigines
BAYLEY, William A. (William Alan): Upland pastures
GILMORE, Mary: The rue tree
CROLL, Robert Henderson: An autobituary
RUHAN, Olaf: Naked under Capricorn
HOSKING, Clement: Old tales in a new land....
HARRINGTON, Edward: The Swagless Swaggie and other ballads
MAXWELL, Mary (Mary Madeline): Peeps into the past
Box 13
DAVID, T. Edgeworth, (Mrs): Funafuti, or, three month on a coral island
WHITE, Clair: Ramajerri: an Aboriginal ballad
IDRIESS, Ion L: The great boomerang
Baringa. 1956 (literary magazine of Wagga Teachers' College). Contains a program of opening of the Dame Mary Gilmore memorial gates at the College. (Added 1975)

Series X Photographs

Item 1 Asuncion, Paraguay - market place.
Item 2 Cosme, Paraguay - a group of firewood cutters.
Item 3 Flynn, John, Rev
Item 4 Gilmore, Mary
Item 5 Hokitika harbour.
Item 6 Mary Gilmore Memorial Gates at the Teachers' College, Wagga.
Item 7 Mosque at Mecca - plan.
Item 8 'Mother's Wilga Tree'

Series XI Press cuttings 1921-1960

Press cuttings kept by Mary Gilmore including cuttings on personal and biographical topics (1924-1961), cuttings of Gilmore's poems published in newspapers and the Bulletin (1919-1957), cuttings of Gilmore's column for the Tribune entitled "Arrows" (1956-1960), cuttings on Australian literature and writers (1919-1960) and letters to the editors of various newspapers. There are also miscellaneous cuttings relating to various general interests. Subjects include Australiana, local history, health, and the English language. There is also a small group of printed items including a copy of the New Australia Colony's monthly magazine Cosme (14 folders).



Box List

Box Series Folder
1 I 1-21
2 II 1900-20
3 II 1920-23
4 II 1924-40
5 II 1941-59
6 III 1-10
6 IV 1-4
8 V
7 VI 1
7 VII 1-5
7 VIII 1-5
8 IX 1-9
9 X 1-5
9 XI 1-14
10 IV, VII, IX, XII (Added 13.7.72) 1-5
11 IX (Added 1991)
12 IX (Added 1991)
13 IX (Added 1991)