Guide to the Papers of Henrietta Drake-Brockman

MS 1634

National Library of Australia


Date completed: August 1991
Last updated: November 2008


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


Summary

Creator: Drake-Brockman, H. (Henrietta), 1901-1968
Title: Papers of Henrietta Drake-Brockman
Date Range: 1882-1975
Collection Number: MS 1634
Extent: 10.95 metres (73 boxes)
Repository: National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Content

The papers comprise correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, diaries, photographs, cuttings and research material relating to the life and writings of Henrietta Drake-Brockman. The collection also contains some papers of the Jull and Stewart families.

Access

Available for research.

Provenance

Copying and Publishing

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Henrietta Drake-Brockman, National Library of Australia, MS 1634, [series and/or folder number]'.

Access Terms

Personal Names
Howarth, R.G. (Robert Guy), 1906-1974; Morris, Myra; Porter, Hal, 1911-1984; Prichard, Katharine Susannah, 1883-1969; Skinner, M. L. (Mary Louisa), 1876-1955; Stewart, Douglas, 1913-1985; Drake-Brockman, Geoffrey, 1886-1977; Drake-Brockman, Julia; Drake-Brockman, Paris, 1927-2000; Drake-Brockman, Anne; Hasluck, Paul, Sir, 1905-1993; Hill, Ernestine, 1899-1972; McCrae, Hugh, 1876-1958; Moore, John, Sir, 1915-; Jull, Martin Edward, 1861-1917; Burgoyne, Geoffrey Landerdale, 1878-1969; Franklin, Miles, 1879-1954; Gilmore, Mary, Dame, 1865-1962; Jull, Roberta Henrietta Margaritta, 1872-1961;

Corporate Names
International P.E.N.; Fellowship of Australian Writers; Australian Society of Authors; Angus & Robertson; Australian Association for Cultural Freedom;

Biographical Note

Henrietta Jull was born in Perth in 1901. In 1921 she married Geoff Drake-Brockman, then Commissioner for the far north west of Australia. They travelled extensively in north western Australia and this formed the basis of her articles for the West Australian and her novels Blue north (1934), The younger son (1937) and The fatal days (1947).

Drake-Brockman also wrote for the theatre in the 1930s and 1940s. She was co-editor with Walter Murdoch of Australian Short Stories (1951).

Drake-Brockman joined the Sydney branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers in 1939 and was one of the founders of the West Australian Branch, becoming president in 1941 and again in 1956-1957. She was awarded an O.B.E. in 1967 and died in 1968.



Series List and Descriptions

Series 1 Family correspondence

Folder 1-6 To parents 1901-1946
Folder 7-9 From parents 1912-1947
Folder 10 From family and friends 1916-1918
Folder 11-20 From Geoff Drake-Brockman 1915-1956
Folder 21-37 To Geoff Drake-Brockman
Folder 38-46 Between Julia Drake-Brockman and parents
Folder 47-59 Between Julia and John Moore 1948-1967
Folder 60-66 From Paris Drake-Brockman 1935-1953
Folder 67-73 From Paris and Anne Drake-Brockman 1954-1968
Folder 74 To Paris Drake-Brockman and his family 1963-1968
Folder 75-78 Letters and cards from grandchildren mostly undated (c.1950-1960)

Series 2 General correspondence

Folder 1-24 1929-1968
Folder 25-28 Telegrams and congratulations on OBE 1967

Series 3 Correspondence with individuals

Folder 1 Burgoyne, Geoff 1938-1968
Folder 2 Brooke, Sir Charles Vines, Dare, G.F. 1944-1946
Folder 3 Dark, Eleanor 1948
Folder 3 Davison, Harley 1956-1959
Folder 3 Duncan, Catherine 1945
Folder 4 Foreman, Violet 1962-1966
Folder 5 Franklin, Miles 1943-1954
Folder 6 Gilmore, Dame Mary 1940-1953
Folder 7 Glaskin, Gary 1955-1963
Folder 8 Greenway, Harold 1944-1950
Folder 9-11 Hasluck, Alix and Paul 1940-1965
Folder 12 Hawker, Patience 1916-1917
Folder 13-14 Hill, Bob and Ernestine 1938-1964
Folder 15 Howarth, R.G. 1949-1954
Folder 16-17 McCrae, Hugh 1936-1940
Folder 18 Mitchell, Elyne 1950-1958
Folder 18 Moore, Tom Inglis 1936-1940
Folder 18 Murdoch, Sir Walter 1938-1961
Folder 19 Morris, Myra 1947-1957
Folder 20 Mulgrue, Ethel and George 1941-1961
Folder 21 Muscio, Mildred 1938-1952
Folder 22 Porter, Hal 1956-1967
Folder 23 Prichard, Katharine S. 1932-1953
Folder 24 Skinner, Mollie 1939-1958
Folder 25 Stewart, Douglas 1941-1961

Series 4 Correspondence with publishers

Folder 1-5 Angus and Robertson 1941-1967
Folder 6 Frank Johnson 1945-1963
Folder 7 Stuart Sayers (The Age) 1964
Folder 8 Various publishers 1945-1963
Folder 9 Van Dishoeck (Spiegel, Bussum) 1946

Series 5 Correspondence arranged by subjects

Folder 1 Australian Short Stories : Correspondence re World Classics series selected by Walter Murdoch 1947-1948
Folder 2 Australian Short Stories : Correspondence with Walter Murdoch and others
Folder 3 Australian Short Stories : Letters of permission, lists and short stories
Folder 4 Australian Short Stories : Correspondence including some newspaper clippings 1946-1957
Folder 5 Ballarat: Correspondence, notes, notebook and data collected 1944
Folder 6 Batavia: Correspondence and photographs 1964-1967
Folder 7 Batavia: Correspondence, transcripts of articles 1966-1967
Folder 8 Batavia: Photograpic reproductions of documents, maps etc.concerning Batavia.
Folder 9 Busselton, West Australia: Notes, notebook copies of letters and printed material 1966
Folder 10 Busselton, West Australia: Transcript of Fanny Bussell's diary 1872-1996
Folder 11 Collie Church, West Australia: Correspondence and data collected on the South West 1948-1955
Folder 12 Canning Stock Route: Correspondence and notes 1942-1945
Folder 13 Fatal Days: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, comments andreview of novel
Folder 14-15 Joseph Furphy: Correspondence regarding the Furphy bequest and some photographs 1947-1965
Folder 16 Kalgoorlie Letter, draft and article 1965-1966
Folder 17 John Boyle O'Reilly Correspondence regarding O'Reilly's escape from prison in 1869, photographs and newspaper cuttings

Series 6 Greeting cards and invitations

Folder 1-5 Mostly Christmas cards [n.d.]
Folder 6-7 Invitations 1901-1967

Series 7 Diaries and notebooks

This series contains notebooks, pocket diaries, appointment diaries, and calenders, some with loose notes and newspaper cuttings interleaved, arranged in date order

Folder 1-61 1912-1962
Folder 62-76 Notebooks [n.d.]
Folder 77-78 Recipe books with notes and newspaper clippings interleaved

Series 8 Writings

Folder 1 High school compositions and essays 1913-1916
Folder 2-3 Essays, poems and short stories 1916- ?
Folder 4 Oxford Anthology (notebook) 1947
Folder 5 Short stories and fictions for Verandah tales
Folder 6 Four notebooks with short stories
Folder 7 Untitled manuscript [n.d.]
Folder 8-9 Poems by Henrietta Drake-Brockman and others, undated
Folder 10-21 Articles and short stories, typescripts and drafts
Folder 22 Typescripts of articles (one article by Geoff Drake-Brockman), for Texas Quarterly and some related correspondence 1961-1962
Folder 23 Typescripts, notes and some correspondence forarticles in Quadrant 1967
Folder 24 Correspondence and typescripts and newspaper cutting regarding articles in Minneapolis Quarterly 1948
Folder 25-31 Typescripts, draft and sketches of short stories and articles
Folder 32 Correspondence relating to the publishing of short stories 1937-1939
Folder 33-38 Articles and novels on the West and North West of Australia, including research material, notes and notebooks
Folder 39-44 When the Americans came typescripts (2 copies)
Folder 45 Australian legendary tales typescript and correspondence with publishers
Folder 46-50 Australian dictionary of biography articles on C.E. Broadhurst, E.R.Brockman, Maitland Brown, A.P. Bussel, including research material, notes and correspondence
Folder 51-55 Australian writers and their work Katharine S. Prichard: typescript, biographical notes, research material and correspondence
Folder 56-59 Television scripts and related correspondence 1963-1968
Folder 60-61 'The Destroyer' typescript of a play, notes and correspondence 1959-1964
Folder 62-66 Miscellaneous radio plays and related correspondence 1958-1961
Folder 67-70 Broadcasts and radio talks 1966
Folder 71-72 Reviews for books, shows and theatre
Folder 73-79 Lectures and speeches

Series 9 Organisations, associations and societies

Folder 1 Art Gallery Society Constitution, minutes of meetings 1951-1953
Folder 2-3 Australian Association for Cultural Freedom: Correspondence, reports, circulars and memos 1954-1967
Folder 4 Australian Association for Cultural Freedom: Miscellaneous printed material
Folder 5-6 Australian Society of Authors: Minutes of meetings, reports, some correspondence 1961-1987
Folder 7 Australian Society of Authors: Miscellaneous publications
Folder 8 Commonwealth Jubilee Literary Competition: Correspondence, notes and newspaper clippings 1951
Folder 9 Commonwealth Literary Fund: Correspondence 1957, 1963
Folder 10 English Association: Reports, memoranda 1957-1962, presidential addresses 1954-64 (incomplete)
Folder 11-12 Fellowship of Australian Writers: Constitution, presidential addresses 1940-1949
Folder 13 Fellowship of Australian Writers: Correspondence 1952-1964
Folder 14-18 Fellowship of Australian Writers: Reports, meeting of the Commonwealth council, some related correspondence, minutes of meetings 1961-1964
Folder 19 Fellowship of Australian Writers: Circulars, 1952-1958
Folder 20 Fellowship of Australian Writers: Printed material: Fellowship,Volume 1 Number 1 - Number 4 1944
Folder 21-23 International P.E.N.: Correspondence, circulars, memoranda and newsletters
Folder 24 International P.E.N. Congress, New York,programs, notes, speeches and newspaper cuttings 1966
Folder 25 Theatre Groups, Repertory Club: Correspondence, constitutions and rules 1947-1967
Folder 26 Theosophical Society 1938-1956

Correspondence, newspaper clippings and printed material

Folder 27 University of Western Australia 1918-1950

Conferring of degrees, annual reports and guide to documents and publications relating to the history of West Australia and 'Guide to University of W.A.'

Folder 28 University of W.A. Golden Jubilee 1963

Invitations, programs and addresses to convocation

Folder 29-30 University of W.A. Friends of Library 1945-1967

Minutes of meetings, two letters and miscellaneous printed and roneoed material

Folder 31-32 University of W.A. Summer Art School 1963-1964

Correspondence, articles, notes and creative writings by students

Folder 33 Westerly Minutes and correspondence of the editorial committee meetings 1964-1965

Series 10 Business and finance

Folder 1-3 Perpetual Trustees & Co

correspondence relating to Mrs Hill and Gordon Walker 1944-45, and estates of Dr Roberta Jull and others 1960-67

Folder 4 Accounts and receipts (European trip 1962)
Folder 5 Miscellaneous bank statements and receipts 1961-1965

Series 11 Memorabilia

Folder 1-3 Five sketchbooks 1911 with pressed flowers interleaved
Folder 4 Sketchbook and manuscript 'The Little Mermaids' by Henrietta Jull 1911
Folder 5 Two autograph books of Henrietta Jull 1912, 1916
Folder 6 Watercolour painting, one print and sketch
Folder 7 Sketchbooks and school publications of Julia and Paris
Folder 8 Drawings and sketchbook of grandchildren

Series 12 Newspaper cuttings

Subseries 12.1 Personal scrapbooks and newspaper cuttings of family and friends

Folder 1-7 Scrapbooks with loose cuttings and photos interleaved, 1917-1964

Subseries 12.2 Newspaper cuttings on subjects and research material collected

Folder 8-41 Alphabetically arranged files

Subseries 12.3 Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings (in date order)

Folder 42-81 Cuttings in date order, 1933-1981

Subseries 12.4 Newspaper cuttings of articles and short stories

Folder 82-86 Scrapbooks with articles and a novel The disquieting sex, (Consolidated Press, 193-?), 1929-1962
Folder 87-97 Cuttings of short stories and reviews

Series 13 Publications

Suberies 13.1 Magazines and journals containing writings by Henrietta Drake-Brockman

The journals include Walkabout with index to articles and short stories (1942-1955), Westerly(5 issues, 1967-1968), Southerly (1967-1968), Kenyon Review 1968), and The Critic Vol 1 (1) 1961 - vol 6 (5) 1965 (incomplete).

Suberies 13.2 Travel brochures and maps

Qantas Airways brochures, travel guides, maps with personal notes and annotations Qantas Airways brochures, travel guides, maps with personal notes and annotations

Subseries 13.3 Catalogues and programs

Museums and exhibition catalogues, theatre and art programs

Series 14 Photographs and slides

Suberies 14.1 Photographs, snapshots and negatives (see also folio item 1)

Family portraits, photographs and portraits of friends, snap shots and negatives, souvenir post cards from Asia and Europe, and a box of photographs of Abrolhos and Wallabi Islands

Suberies 14.2 Slides

Slides acquired on travels in Asia and Europe

Series 15 Miscellaneous

Suberies 15.1 Personal

Folder 1 Desk calendars (with few annotations) 1940-1958
Folder 2 Three prayer books
Folder 3 Notes from a medical journal on contraception. Miscellaneous notes
Folder 4 Doctors' prescriptions, receipts and miscellaneous items
Folder 5 Sketch of Henrietta, and certificate for a radio play competition
Folder 6 Miscellaneous notes
Folder 7 Photocopies of catalogue cards
Folder 8 Mounted literary quotations and typscripts of stories (by others)
Folder 9 Passports, bank book, driver's licence and other documents
Folder 10 Obituaries of Henrietta Drake-Brockman 1968, also correspondence concerning exhibition of Women and Writing 1975

Suberies 15.2 Sir John Moore

Folder 11 Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Commission transcript of proceedings, recording presentation of Justice Moore as Presidential Member of the Commission, 20 August 1959

Suberies 15.3 Department of External Affairs

Folder 12 Material on Vietnam, 1966-1968
Folder 13 Addresses and speeches by Minister for External Affairs Paul Hasluck, 1966-1967
Folder 14 Information Bulletin 1966-67 and Current Notes on International Affairs 1944

Series 16 Geoff Drake-Brockman

Subseries 16.1 Personal papers

Folder 1-4 Correspondence and notes, 1916-1918
Folder 5 Letters from Harold Greenway, 1944-1945
Folder 6-7 Personal papers 1916-1941, 1963

Subseries 16.2 Geoff Drake-Brockman's writings

Folder 8 Manuscript: Adventure into memory
Folder 9-12 Typescript: The turning wheel,
Folder 13 Autographed book: The turning wheel, 1960
Folder 14 Typescripts and draft of article and speech, also article by K.M. Durack, 1946
Folder 15 Newspaper cuttings and printed material, 1934-1971

Series 17 Jull Family

Subseries 17.1 Martin E. Jull

Folder 1 Letters to Martin E. Jull, 1882-1916
Folder 2 Documents, indenture, marriage and death certificates, also extracts from birth, death and marriage registers, 1852-1921
Folder 3 Will 1901 also obituary notes 1921
Folder 4 M.E. Jull estate, 1936-1960
Folder 5 Extracts of diary 1883-1984 and transcript of a diary, 1899

Subseries 17.2 Dr Roberta Jull nee Stewart

Folder 6-7 Letters to Roberta Jull, 1901-1959
Folder 8 Letters from Paris and Julia, 1939-1945
Folder 9 Documents: marriage certificate, medical history and will, 1872
Folder 10 Notes on family history and biographical notes, 1895-1955
Folder 11 'The tale of a family', reminiscences of Roberta Jull, notebook with loose notes and letter interleaved
Folder 12 Obituary and biographical notes on Roberta Jull (nee Stewart), 1961-1965
Folder 13 Correspondence and notes with Dr J.E. Ferguson, 1900-1912
Folder 14 Estate of Roberta Jull
Folder 15 Letters of Ferguson Stewart to his wife, 1916
Folder 16 Fanny Ellen Jull: will and family correspondence re estate of Fanny E. Jull, 1950
Folder 17 Transcript of diary of Charles Slade Abraham, 1873
Folder 18 Diary of Lt-Col. Dr. J. Ferguson Stewart, C.O., 10th Australian Field Ambulance, AIF, Middle East and France, 1916

Series 18 Books

Books of Dr Roberta Jull and Henrietta Drake-Brockman

Series 19 Objects

Paint box and pallets and lady's belts

Series 20 Folio items

Folder 1 Posters, photos and book plates
Folder 2 Certificate of O.B.E., and issues of The Western Mail
Folder 3 Souvenir issues of The Graphic 1911
Folder 4 Family tree
Folder 5 Pencil sketches by H. Jull c.1919
Folder 6-7 Added 15 Nov. 1996: Maps and plans of Australia and Western Australia, including maps and plots drawn and used to locate the shipwreck of the Batavia.


Container List

Box Series Files
1 1 1-10
2 1 11-10
3 1 21-28
4 1 29-37
5 1 38-46
6 1 47-55
7 1 56-64
8 1 65-74
9 1 75-78
9 2 1-5
10 2 6-15
11 2 16-24
12 2 25-28
12 3 1-6
13 3 7-15
14 3 16-25
15 4 1-9
16 5 1-8
17 5 9-17
18 6 1-7
19 7 1-20
19 7 1-20 (items) 1912-34
20 7 21-52 (items) 1933-68
21 7 53-78 (items) undated
22 8 1-9
23 8 10-19
24 8 20-28
25 8 29-38
26 8 39-46
27 8 47-55
28 8 56-62
29 8 63-70
30 8 71-79
31 9 1-8
32 9 9-17
33 9 18-24
34 9 25-33
35 10 1-5
36 11 1-8
37 12/1 1-7
38 12/2 8-16
39 12/2 17-25
40 12/2 26-33
41 12/2 34-41
42 12/3 42-50
43 12/3 51-58
44 12/3 59-67
45 12/3 68-74
46 12/3 75-81
47 12/4 82-86
48 12/4 87-95
49 12/4 96-97
49-51 13/1 Magazines and journals
52-55 13/2 Travel brochures and maps
56 13/3 Catalogues and programs
57-62 14/1 Photographs, snapshots and negatives
63-65 14/2 Slides
66 15/1 1-7
67 15/1 8-10
67 15/2 11
67 15/3 12-14
68 16/1 1-7
69 16/2 8-14
70 17/1 1-5
70 17/2 6-10
71 17/2 11-18
72 18 Books
73 19 Objects
73 20 Folio items