MS 1884
Papers of Sir John Monash



Scope and Content Note

Papers

1876 - 1934

35.42 metres (253 boxes), plus 37 folio packages and 7 assorted containers (slide boxes, indexes) in folio run.

Available for reference.

A biographical note has not been included in this list, because of the existence of the official biography produced by Geoffrey Serle entitled John Monash: a biography (Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1982). A lengthy entry on Monash is also provided in Volume 10 of the Australian dictionary of biography.

Although the papers were given a temporary listing as long ago as 1967 it was not until 1980 that the collection was officially presented to the Library and later physically transferred to the Manuscript Section through Dr Serle. The donors were Monash’s three grandchildren, David and J.C.M. Bennett and Elizabeth Durré. Along with the papers, Dr Serle sent his own revised list of them, his first draft of the biography, some correspondence about Monash, and some miscellaneous papers. These are held at MS 6808.

A good summary, not only of the National Library’s Monash Collection but also of the important component in the Australian War Memorial and other groups of Monash papers, is provided by Dr Serle on pages 583 - 5 of his biography.


Access and copying

According to the wishes of the donors, the entire collection is available for reference.

With regard to photocopying, under the guidelines given by the donors, the Library may, at its own discretion, supply readers with single copies of limited portions of items in which the Monash family hold copyright, for the purpose of research or private study. The Library may also give permission for the publication of limited portions of manuscripts, for the purpose of quotation, or of photographs where the Library believes this is appropriate (copyright in these items being held, of course, by the Monash family). However, the Library may not give permission for the publication of any substantial portion or selection from the manuscripts, or of any significant number of photographs, or for any copying for these purposes. Any requests of this kind should be directed to the family.

Other Monash material

(Much of the material mentioned below was used in the exhibition between November 1983 and November 1984 and was subsequently in the safe-keeping of NLA for some time):

National Library of Australia

In April 1986 Mrs Durré presented to the Library a number of books from Sir John Monash’s personal library. A list of the volumes retained with the manuscript collection (because of extensive annotations) is included at Page 29. Appendix 1 lists the books taken into the Library’s general printed book run because they filled gaps in the national collection.

At TRC 1196 in the Oral History Collection, there is an address given by Geoffrey Serle to the Royal Historical Society on 26 October 1982, entitled ‘The writing of biography - General Sir John Monash, 1865 – 1931’.

Australian War Memorial

Various medals, decorations and badges of Sir John Monash contained in a steel case were transferred to the Australian War Memorial in January 1985. A list of these is attached at Appendix 2. The Memorial also holds a number of items of Monash’s regalia and military memorabilia, as well as over 20 boxes of his military papers.

In May 1986 the sword of Sir John Monash was transferred to the Australian War Memorial. Also in May, the following books were transferred to the Memorial:

Great Britain. Committee of Imperial Defence. Historical Section Official history of the Russo-Japanese war. London, H.M.S.O., 1909 (2 volumes).

Monash University

The remainder of Monash’s library was transferred to Monash University at the discretion of Elizabeth Durré.

A NOTE ABOUT USE OF THE COLLECTION

There is, as yet, not individual numbering of the items in MS1884 nor a correspondence index. Serle’s biography, however, is a very useful tool for finding specific items in the collection and a working copy is held in the Manuscript Section for the convenience of readers. The following example demonstrates the suggested technique of using the biography:

  1. Reader is interested in letters to or from Major F.L. Outtrim. Looks up INDEX under Outtrim. The first two references are to pages 112 and 113.
  2. Turning to Pages 112 and 113, reader finds a passage on p.113. “In July Outtrim made a strong recommendation on his behalf and Monash wrote fulsomely to thank him”.
  3. Reader them turns to NOTES for pages 112-113 and finds that Outtrim’s letters were dated 24 July and 3 August 1893, while Monash’s reply was 5 August 1893.
  4. Reader turns to PRELIMINARY LIST. Letters received are in Series 1A. The dates for Outtrim’s letters should be in Box 4, folders 26-35. On requesting these folders the reader finds that both these letters are in fact in folder 30 (Monash has annotated the 24 July letters to identify the writer as Outtrim).

Outward letters are in Series 1B. The letterbook for Monash’s reply, 5 August 1893, is “Number 5” in Box 52. Either by using Monash’s index at the beginning of the letterbook, or by going straight to the date, the reader finds the copy of the letter from Monash to Outtrim on page 61 of the letterbook.

The reader will see from this exercise that it is essential that the items be kept in their correct, chronological sequence within their folders or boxes, until such time as the item-numbering can be carried out.

It should also be pointed out that many of the letterbooks, volumes of souvenirs and other items are extremely FRAGILE and should be handled with great care.


Series List

1. General correspondence: A (letters received), 1879-1931
General correspondence: B (outward letters), 1883-1931

2 Correspondence with particular individuals, 1860-1931

3. Correspondence: special categories, 1918-20

4. Correspondence: World War I, 1915-20

5. Diaries and notebooks, 1879-1931

6. School and university

7. Engineering, 1886-1932

8. Military, 1908-16

9. Arbitration and royal commissions, 1896-1929

10. Subject files, A-Z and souvenir albums, 1801-1931

11. Manuscripts, 1881-1928

12. Scientific matters, 1914-30

13. Travels, 1907-31

14. Press cuttings, pamphlets and other printed items, 1894-1929

15. Photographs and glass slides

16. Death and memorials

Addition 20 January 1983

Addition 15 April 1986

Addition 28 June 1994

APPENDIX 1 Books from Monash’s Library taken into the main book stacks, April 1986

APPENDIX 2 Medals, decorations and badges of Sir John Monash transferred to the Australian War Memorial in January 1985


Series Description

SERIES 1. GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE: A (LETTERS RECEIVED), 1879-1931

Box Folders

  1. 1 - 8 1879-1886
  2. 9 - 16 1887-1889
  3. 17 - 25 1890-May 1892
  4. 26 - 35 June 1892 - Oct. 1894
  5. 36 - 43 November 1894 - December 1897
  6. 44 - 52 1898 - 1900
  7. 53 - 61 1901 - June 1903
  8. 62 - 70 July 1903 - April 1906
  9. 71 - 79 May 1906 - September 1908
  10. 80 - 88 October 1908 - April 1911
  11. 89 - 97 May 1911 - October 1912
  12. 98 - 106 November 1912 - February 1914
  13. 107 - 115 March 1914 – November 1915
  14. 116 - 125 December 1915 - October 1917
  15. 126 - 134 November 1917 - June 1918
  16. 135 - 143 July 1918 - October 1918
  17. 144 - 152 November 1918 - February 1919
  18. 153 - 162 March - July 1919
  19. 163 - 172 August - December 1919
  20. 173 - 182 January - April 1920
  21. 183 - 191 May - August 1920
  22. 192 - 200 September - December 1920
  23. 201 - 210 January - May 1921
  24. 211 - 220 June - October 1921
  25. 221 - 230 November 1921 - May 1922
  26. 231 - 240 June - October 1922
  27. 241 - 249 November 1922 - March 1923
  28. 250 - 259 April - August 1923
  29. 260 - 268 September - December 1923
  30. 269 - 276 January - April 1924
  31. 277 - 286 May - September 1924
  32. 287 - 295 October 1924 - February 1925
  33. 296 - 305 March - July 1925
  34. 306 - 315 August - December 1925
  35. 316 - 325 January - May 1926
  36. 326 - 335 June - October 1926
  37. 336 - 345 November 1926 - April 1927
  38. 346 - 354 May - August 1927
  39. 355 - 363 September 1927 - January 1928
  40. 364 - 373 February - June 1928
  41. 374 - 383 July - November 1928
  42. 384 - 393 December 1928 - April 1929
  43. 394 - 401 May - August 1929
  44. 402 - 410 September - December 1929 Folder 408 contains letters of congratulation upon promotion to General, 1929.
  45. 411 - 420 January - May 1930
  46. 421 - 430 June - October 1930
  47. 431 - 439 November 1930 - April 1931
  48. 440 - 449 May - September 1931
  49. 450 - 452 Greetings cards 1930 - 31; correspondence 1923-25 (unsorted)

SERIES 1 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE: B (OUTWARD LETTERS)

Note: Most of the letterbooks have their own internal indexes.

Box

50 Letterbook No. 1 1883 - 1885
Letterbook No. 2 1885 - 1888
Folder 453 Inserts from Letterbook No. 2
Letterbook No. 3 1888 - 1890
Letterbook No. 4 1890 - 1893

52 Letterbook No. 5 1893 - 1894
Letterbook No. 6 1894 - 1895
Letterbook No. 7 May 1886 - April 1896

53 Letterbook No. 8 August 1895 - December 1897
No. 9 December 1897 - November 1899
No. 10 October 1899 - August 1900
No. 11 December 1899 - January 1901
No. 12 January 1901 - May 1902
No. 13 May 1902 - December 1905

54 Letterbook C1 September - December 1897
C2 December 1897 - April 1898
C3 24 May 1898 - 10 August 1898
C4 10 August 1898 - 26 September 1898
C5 26 September 1898 - December 1899
(Unnumbered) December 1899
(Unnumbered) August 1898 - January 1899

55 Letterbook May 1906 – October 1909
October 1909 – July 1912

56 Letterbook April 1906 - March 1913
Letterbook April 1913 - November 1914
May 1920 - October 1927
November 1928

Monash-Anderson business correspondence

Box

57 Letterbook June 1894 - June 1895
June 1895 - February 1896
February 1896 - September 1896
Folder 453a Anderson from Mildura, 1896
Anderson from Walhalla, 14 September
1896 - 21 September 1896

58 Folder 454 Monash/Anderson, inward, 1896
Folder 455-6 Monash/Anderson, inward, 1898

59 September 1896 - July 1987

59 Letterbook July 1897 - June 1898

60 Letterbook June 1898 - February 1899
February - August 1899

61 Letterbook August - October 1899
October 1899 - March 1900

62 Letterbook March - July 1900
July - November 1900

63 Letterbook November 1900 - April 1901
April - August 1901

64 Letterbook August 1901 - January 1902
January - April 1902

65 Letterbook April - December 1902
December 1902 - September 1903

Folder 456a Miscellaneous correspondence and
business notes, 1898 - 1903

66 Letterbook September 1903 - February 1905
February 1905 - December 1906

67 Two letterbooks re bridgework at Koondrook,
February 1904 - February 1906

General copies of outward letters, 1908 - 31

Box Folder

68 456 (b) - 462 (9 folders) June 1908 - August 1912

69 463 - 470 September 1912 - December 1913

70 471 - 479 January 1914 – June 1916

71 480-488 July 1916 - February 1917

72 489 - 496 March - December 1917

73 497 - 504 January - September 1918

74 505 - 513 October 1918 - April 1919

75 514 - 521 May - October 1919

76 522 - 530 November 1919 - April 1920

77 531 - 538 May - October 1920

78 539 - 547 November 1920 - May 1921

79 548 - 556 June 1921 - February 1922

80 557 - 564 March - August 1922

81 565 - 573 September 1922 - February 1923

82 574 - 582 March - August 1923

83 583 - 590 September - December 1923

84 591 - 598 January - April 1924

85 599 - 608 May - September 1924

86 609 - 617 October 1924 - February 1925

87 618 - 627 March - July 1925

88 628 - 636 August - December 1925

89 637 - 646 January - May 1926

90 647 - 655 June - October 1926

91 656 - 664 November 1926 - April 1927

92 665 - 673 May - September 1927

93 674 - 682 October 1927 - February 1928

94 683 - 690 March - June 1928

95 691 - 699 July - October 1928

96 700 - 709 November 1928 - March 1929

97 710 - 719 April - August 1929

98 720 - 727 September - December 1929

99 728 - 737 January - May 1930

100 738 - 747 June - October 1930

101 748 - 756 November 1930 - April 1931

102 757 - 766 May - October 1931

SERIES 3 CORRESPONDENCE WITH PARTICULAR INDIVIDUALS, 1860-1931

Box Folder

103 767 Clara Stockfeld, 1884 - 1887

768 Eva Blashki, June 1885 - September 1886

769 Rose Blashki, October 1885 - June 1886

Minnie Blashki, 1885 - 1886

770 Jeanette Krakowski 1886 -88

Ada Krakowski 1896 - 97

771 Kitty Lunday, 1887 - 1889

772 Amy and Evie Corrie, 1888 - 1889

773 Rose Schield, 1887 - 1889

104 774 - 779 Victory Moss 1889 - 1897

105 780 - 785 1897 - 1908

106 786 - 796 1909 - 1919

107 797 - 805 Bertha Monash 1897 - 1917

108 806 - 814 Bertha and Gershon Bennett 1917 - 1931

109 815 - 823 Rosenhains 1896- 1907, 1914 - 19

110 824 - 829 Rosenhains 1920 - 1930, also articles by Walter R.

111 830 - 836 Mathilde Monash 1915 - 30

112 837 - 840 J. Gibson 1912, Gibson and Fairway, 1915 – 19 (see also series 7, box 53)

113 841 - 850 Early family letters, including German relatives, 1860 - 1879

114 851 - 859 Early family letters, 1874 - 1887

115 860- 865 Cousins in America, especially Leo Monash, 1882 - 1930

116 866 - 873 Mathilde Monash, 1886 - 1910

117 874 - 881 Mathilde Monash, 1911 - 1931

118 882-885 Copies of letters to Rosenhains, 1917-19, 1925-31

119 886-887 (c) (5 folders) Bertha and Gershon Bennett 1921-31; Letter from India, 1931; letters to/from Mathilde (other than by J.M.); Bertha remembers, 1919

SERIES 3 CORRESPONDENCE: SPECIAL CATEGORIES, 1918-20

Box Folder

120 888-895 Letters of congratulation and replies, 1918-19

121 896- 900 Letters of congratulation addressed to Lady Monash, 1918

122 901-907 Letters of condolence, Lady Monash’s death, 1920

123 908-915 Letters of condolence, death of Lady Monash and John Bennett (grandson)

SERIES 4 CORRESPONDENCE: WORLD WAR I, 1915-20

Box Folder

124 916-923 Personal correspondence, April-August 1916

125 924-931 Personal correspondence, September-December 1916

126 933-937 Personal correspondence, January-March 1917

127 938-939 War letters to family [and Vol. 1 & 2.]

128 940-948 Personal and official letterbooks, 1915-18

129 949-954 War letters to family, 1916-1918 (duplicates)

130 955-965 War letters of General Monash. Complete copies of all letters, typed pages 1-729

130 965 Copies of important letters - Gallipoli 1915, some hand-copied letters 1917-18, also typed diary “My trip with Dad to France, 1919”

131 966-973 Demobilisation, December 1918-March 1919

132 974-982 Demobilisation, December 1918-March 1919

132 974-982 April-November 1919

133 983-990 November 1918-1919

134 991-998 March-May 1919

135 999-1007 June-November 1919 Court of Inquiry into H.M.A.T. Waimana

136 1008-1017 Demobilisation-Repatriation, 1919-20 Reports, troop transports, January - August 1919, Central Loan Committee, 1920

SERIES 5 DIARIES AND NOTEBOOKS

Box Folder

137 1018-1022 Diaries 1879, 1882-1892, also one notebook with press cuttings

138 1023-1029 Diaries and notebooks, 1884-1905 some have the marking “D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, - D13” on them

139 1030-1036 Diaries 1913-1920 with Monash’s marking “D14- D20”. Three diaries 1920-1920 marked “2,3 & 4”. One unmarked 1921 diary and one notebook with press cuttings

140 1037 Part of a diary, December 1915- Gallipoli, copied by hand

140 1038 Ten small diaries, 1917-19

140 1039 Three war accounts notebooks and three soldiers’ pay books

140 1040-41 Army handbooks - regulation books (printed)

141 1042-1047 Diaries and appointment books, 1922-1930

142 1048-49 1930-31

SERIES 6: SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY

Box Folder

143 1050 1056 Notebooks and notes on natural philosophy, solid geometry, mathematics

144 1057-1063 Notebooks and exam papers for law and science

145 1064-1073 Latin and Greek exercises, notes and translations

146 1074-1077 Engineering, notes on applied mechanics, notes for lectures on hydraulic engineering etc. One volume (ledger) used for study notes (1886)

147 1078-1084 Engineering, lecture notes, examination papers for engineers

SERIES 7: ENGINEERING, 1886-1932

Box Folder

148 1085 Specification, contracts: Melbourne Harbour Trust

148 1086 Copy of specification on W.A. Railways (1899)

148 1086-1087 Elmore urban water work trust contract 1890 and N.S.W. railway contract and some other estimates.

148 1088-1093 Investigations, reports and specifications for brown coal & briquetting works in Yallourn.

149 1094-1100 Saltwater River Swing Bridge and Sydney Harbour Bridge calculations, specifications, plans etc.

150 1101-1105 Five Victorian Railway contracts, 1886-87

151 1106-1109 Eight Surveying field and level books (notebooks) 1894

152 1110 N.S.W. Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways, report 1891 Chairman’s report on electric tramways 1923

152 1111 Department of public works, reports 1899-90

152 1112 State Electricity Commission, 1931-2

152 1113 Building Act of S.A. 1913

153 1114 Reinforced concrete and Monier pipe Construction correspondence with Gibson, 1906-1921

153 1115 Reinforced concrete: balance sheets, stocktaking sheets, 1914-16

153 1116 Sketches with index by J.M.

One Volume of maps: La construction en ciment armé, printed Paris, 1902

One Volume “Monier”

SERIES 8: MILITARY, 1908-16

Box Folder

154 1117 Australian Intelligence Corps – correspondence mostly applications for commission, 1908

1118 This folder is missing

1119 Australian Intelligence Corps – correspondence, 1907-9

1120-2 Australian Intelligence Corps – correspondence, concerning the District Promotion Committee, 1908-11

1123 Australian Intelligence Corps - correspondence, concerning the District Promotions Committee, 1912-13

1124 Australian Intelligence Corps - correspondence, official and unofficial, 1908-13

155 1125-1132 A.I.C. Correspondence - copies of letters sent 1908-13

156 1133-1139 A.I.C. Headquarters orders, standing orders, circulars and minutes of instructions, 1908-1913

157 1140-1142 A.I.C. Diaries 1 - 14, November 1908-December 1909

157 1143-1147 A.I.C. Instructions, 1909-1913

158 1148 A.I.C. Easter Camp, 1909 (manoeuvres)

158 1149 A.I.C. December 1909 manoeuvres

158 1150-53 A.I.C. Lilydale Camp, 1913

158 1154 A.I.C. Seymour Camp, 1910

158 1155 A.I.C. field notes and maps

158 1156 A.I.C. reports of requisitioned transport, 1909- 1913

158 1157 A.I.C. transport conference

159 1158-62 A.I.C. School of Instructions (lectures), 1909-12

159 1163 A.I.C. classification topographical work, 1911

159 1164-5 A.I.C. miscellaneous notes, memoranda, agenda etc., 1911-12

159 1166 A.I.C. appointments to staff officers 1909

159 1167 A.I.C. examinations for promotion

160 1168-70 13th Infantry Brigade Correspondence January-October 1913

160 1171-73 Copies of letters June-September 1914

161 1174-1182 13th Infantry Brigade circulars and memoranda, 1912-1914

162 1183-1184 4th Infantry Brigade, memoranda and copies of letters, September 1914

162 1185-1191 Copies of letters, some with original signatures, November 1914-March 1916.

163 1192-1197 4th Infantry Brigade - roneoed brigade orders

1198-1199 4th I.B. circulars & memoranda

1200-1201 4th I.B. roneoed training program

1201 4th I.B. roneoed war telegram

164 1201 4th Infantry Brigade roneoed instructions and convoy

1203 ANZAC Intelligence Bulletins

1204 Miscellaneous lists and reports

1205 roneoed material

1206 Orders, printed etc.

1207-1210 Peninsula Press. Official news, printed material

165 1211-1216 Post War Military Papers, correspondence

1217-1218 Meeting of the Council of Defence, agenda, minutes of meeting

SERIES 9: ARBITRATION AND ROYAL COMMISSIONS, 1896-1927

Box

166 One volume of Graham and Wadwick v.Victorian Railways Preston Reservoir Works

167 Baxter & Saddler v. W.A. Railways Vol. 1 of Baxter & Saddler v. Queensland Railways

168 Vol 2 and 3 Baxter & Saddler v. Queensland Railways

169 Folders 1219-1120 Sundry arbitration cases

1221 Jafferson v. Saddler, 1899-1904

1222 Applications for patents

1223-4 Charles Monash & Junker concerning agency of Austin products in Australia 1896

1225 Notebook on arbitration cases, 1900

170 1226-8 Concerning patents - Haines Cinématographs and W.D. Dodd.

1229 Miscellaneous arbitration cases, 1912-13

1230 Morwell & Kiewa electricity scheme, 1920

1231-32 Commonwealth Bank of Australia re: Frank Ernest Shillabeer, 1927 and University of Melbourne re: Z. A. Merfield (Award claims)

1233 Report of the Mildura Royal Commission 1896

171 One volume Royal Commission on Police Force transcripts of evidence, 1924-5

172 1234-1240 Royal Commission on Police Force inquiry, evidence, reports, notes, newspaper cuttings, printed matter.

173 1241-2 Hume Negotiations - Hume Bros. takeover of Concrete Construction Pty. Ltd. 1920

1243-4 Applications for Chair of metallurgy, 1923

1245 Cockatoo Island Dockyard - Australia - Commonwealth Shipping Board

1246 Cockatoo Island Dockyard, estimates of proposed Cruiser.

1247-8 Cockatoo Island Dockyard - correspondence, notes and references 1924.

SERIES 10: SUBJECT FILES A-Z AND SOUVENIR ALBUMS, 1801-1931

Box Folder

174

1249-51 ANZAC Day Commemoration 1926

1252-5 1927

175

1256-8 1928

1259 1929

1260 1930

1261 1931

176

1262-4 Astronomy, telescope agenda, acquisition, design notes.

1265 Astronomical Society of Victoria bulletin No. 1-19 and annual report for 1928.

1266 Astronomy - theory - observation data

176 1267 Astronomy utilisation

1268 Billiken Company

Clubs

177

1269 Beefsteak Club

1270 Golf Club

1271 Institution of Civil Engineers

1272 Melbourne Rotary Club

1273 Victorian Institute of Engineers

1274 Theatres, Operas, Concerts 1928-29

1275 Wallaby Club

1276 Statutes and rules of reports of Societies

Committees

178

1277 Australian National Research Council

1278 Allied Society Trust Ltd.

1279 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Research

Finance

179

1280-1 Household finance, calculations and balance sheets

1282 House properties, correspondence Haynes;

1282-3 Rent, purchase, receipts etc.

1284-5 Rent, purchase, statistics, theory and new investments

1286 Household finance transactions, 1929/30

Summary of expenditure

1287-8 “Discarded papers”, statistics and balance sheets

180

1289 Roth’s finance

1290 Statement of affairs, investments, assets and liabilities, 1920-1930

1291 Financial resources, 1915-1919

1292 Unemployment taxation account 1930

1293 Miscellaneous finance, 1928

1294-5 Receipts and Vouchers 1930-31

Finance

181

1296 Charm View Estate

1297 sales

1298 forfeited contracts

1299 Diagram of estate, summary of finances

1300-1301 Freehold land at Frankston

1302 Financing Somersby - Frankston

1303 Olinda, Bertmont, notes and plans for fencing, gardening etc.

Finance

182

1304 Australian and New Zealand Investment Ltd.

1305 N.Z. Perpetual Forest Ltd. - Bonds

1306 S. A. Reinforced Concrete Company - shares

1307 Tasmanian Forests & Milling Company

1308 Victorian Golf Links Estate - shares

1309 Prospectus and investment

1310 Prospectus, Great Victoria Collier Company and shares in Carboona Silver-lead syndicate.

1311 Stock & share lists

1312 Loan to Charles Rosenthal 1930-1

183 1313 Receipts, payment notes, expenses

Two Cheque butts

One account book, 1899-1906 (business)

One rent book, 1909-31 (weekly accounts)

One Cash book, 1887-1903 household expenses

One account book - Real estate, 1923-1931, 1921-1931

“Iona”

184

1314 Purchase and layouts of “Iona”

1315 Plans and completed works of “Iona”

1316 prospective works - new book cases etc.

1317 Workshop agenda

1318 Data on electric washer (clothes washer)

185

1320 “Iona” Library agenda

1321 Harlem & Holland books

1322 Lowe Bros. Books

1323 Sydney Rare Book Company

1324 Linguaphone

1325 wireless (installing of radio)

1326 microscope

“Iona”

186

1327 Part 1 of Inventory (only partly sorted by J.M.)

1328 Part 2 Inventory of furniture and other miscellaneous lists and notes

1329 Part 3, lists and catalogues of bulbs, guest lists, etc.

1330-1335 Indexes

Jewish Movements

187

1336-1337 Jewish war memorial - council of, 1926-1930

1338 Jewish movement “The Maccabaeans”, 1927-31

1339 Jewish Lads Brigade, 1927-1929 (League of British Jews)

Military

188

1340-1342 Papers and notes on early military training, 1893-1900

189

1343 Court of inquiry, 1906

1344-6 Sergeant A.T. Ozanne libel case, 1916

1347-8 Staff exercise at Duntroon, 14-18 September 1925

1349 Case of Captain Cecil H. Speer re: promotion

Science and Speeches

190

1350 Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science-General council meeting, Perth 1928

1351-2 A.A.A.S. Hobart meeting, 1928

1353-5 Speeches and drafts of speeches, 1929-31

Printed material on State Electricity Commission

191

1356 Reinforced Concrete and State Electricity Commission Pamphlets and handbooks according to Sir John’s index.

1357-9 Annual reports 1922,1926-1930 and accounts 1915, 1928-9.

1360 Miscellaneous pamphlets on Yallourn etc.

Taxation

192

1361-2 Correspondence, notes, statements concerning federal income tax, 1919-24

1363 State income tax, 1924-30

1364 Federal land tax, 1922-1930

1365 State land tax, 1920-30

1366 Taxation concerning Berths, 1927-30

University of Melbourne

193

1367 Meeting of the Finance Committee, 1931

1368 Council meetings, 1931 - minutes

1369 council meetings - staff problems and layouts of University ground

1370 Reports of Committee on University finance.

1371-3 U of M Rhodes scholarship selection committee

1374 Kernot Memorial Fund

Visits of famous people

194

1375-6 Visit of H.R.H. Prince of Wales, 1920

1377 Visit of the British Special Service Squadron

1378-9 Visit of H.R.H. Duke and Duchess of York itinerary, programmes, invitations and newspaper cuttings.

Visits

195

1380 Visit to Paris and Riviera, 1918 receipts, postcards, souvenir programmes etc.

1381-2 Visit to London, 1919 souvenir menus

1383 Visit to Oxford and Sheffield, 1919

1384 Visit to Cambridge 1919

1385 Visit to Canberra

1386 Visit to Broken Hill, Ballarat, Visit to Mount Gambier, 1920-22

1387 Visit to Sydney, 1923 and 1929

1388 Visit to Perth, 1926

1389 Visit to Yallourn, 1929

War Memorial of Victoria

196

1390 Correspondence and reports for the first premiated design of War Memorial, 1922-4

1391-3 Estimates of costs, specification and summary of approximated cost.

1394 Correspondence re: Unit Memorials, 1929

1395 Correspondence and report re: Statuary for Inner Shrine.

1396 Correspondence and estimates of Shrine of Remembrance

197

1397-1403 Minutes of meetings of general and executive committee, some correspondence 1927- December 1929

198

1404-7 Correspondence and minutes of Meetings January 1930-June 1931

Personal Documents

199

1408 Power of Attorney: Dr G. Bennett John Gibson

1409 Agreements between J.M. and J. Thomas N. Anderson and agreement, Monier Pipe Company and J Monash.

1410 Equity, statements of affairs, 1929-30

1411 Agreements, F.M. Gummow and Forrest 1901, 1905

1412 Tasmanian Credits Ltd.

1413 Copy of Will of Sir John and Trusts deeds.

1414 Victory’s estate (Lady Monash) Will and testament

1415 Equity Trustees Company re: Rebecca Moss

Personal-Family memorabilia

200

1416 Diary of B.L. Monash, 1801

1417 Family documents - souvenirs

1418 Family memorabilia, 1890 Visit to Germany, 1910-11 postcards, photographs

1419 Grant of the Order of the Bath, nomination for awards, 1918-1919.

1420-1422 Coat of arms, biographical notes, sundry souvenirs etc. (with index)

Personal Records

201 1423 Motor tours

1424 Manuscripts, (articles and newspaper cuttings)

1425 Obsolete business papers

1426 Receipts

1427 Reference and general

1428 Obsolete domestic papers

1429-31 Dinner parties

Records A - N

202

1432 Car statistics - car problems

1433 Chess problems, roulette

1434 Children’s games (grandchildren)

1435-6 Drawings and articles on art and sketches

1437-8 John and David’s letters and sums

1439 Lilienthal’s manuscript and articles also photographs

1440 Notebooks and autographs

Records O - Z

203

1441-2 “Office tickler” October - September

1443 Notes on photography, lists of Kodak photographs and description of photographs from India trip.

1444 People met socially

1445 Songs and verses

1446 Trip lists and notebook with travel expenses

1447 One address-and two notebooks

1448 Webster poetry

Souvenir programs and invitations

204

1449-51 Commonwealth celebration, programs and invitations

1452 American Fleet reception, 1908 invitations

1453 Bertha Monash’s wedding 1921 newspaper articles

1454-7 Souvenir newspapers and special articles

Souvenir albums and oversized items

Folio item 5 Photographs of ‘Iona’ (oversized items from subject file

Folio item 6 Photographs of places and artefacts

Folio items 7-9 [where are they?]

Folio item 10 Loose pages from album[s] – two bundles, undated

Folio item 11 Souvenir album 1888-90

Folio item 12 Souvenir album 1878-88

Folio item 13 Souvenir album, undated

Folio item 14 Souvenir album 1890-94

Folio item 15 Souvenir item 1894-95

Folio item 16 Souvenir album 1897-1905

Folio item 17 Souvenir album 1905-11

SERIES 11: MANUSCRIPTS, 1801-1928

Box Folder

205 1458-1461 Manuscripts A - U 1893-96 1462 V - W

Essay-Macbeth - Scotch College, 1881

1463 Essay John Milton

1464 Essay “Our Explorers”

Manuscripts of speeches, lecture notes

206

1465 “Reinforced concrete & concrete construction” - paper read by Sir John to Victorian Institute of Civil Engineers, 1908

1466 Lecture notes on modern building construction

1467 Lecture notes on Switzerland to the Victorian Institute of Engineers

1468 Prahan lecture, 1911

1469-70 Notes and drafts for speeches and addresses

207

1471 Manuscript of Australian Victoriaes in France 1918 (Note: there are two copies of the first published edition and two copies of the second edition of this work in the stacks at N/940-4044

1472-77 Reports, speeches, addresses August 1921-3 drafts and notes

Speeches

208 1478-1485 Notes and drafts of speeches given to clubs and other organisations.

209 1486-90 Notes and drafts of speeches, 1925-28

SERIES 12: SCIENTIFIC MATTERS, 1914-30

Box Folder

210 1491-96 Letters received from the Australasian Association

for the Advancement of Science, May 1924-1926.

1497-99 Copies of letters sent to the A.A.A.S., 1924-26

211 1500 A.A.A.S. meeting Adelaide, 1924

1501 A.A.A.S. meeting material used for compiling addresses

1502-5 Manuscript drafts of presidential addresses

1506 Press abstracts (newspaper clipping) of presidential addresses

1507 Miscellaneous papers - general council meeting 1926

1508-9 Correspondence re: constitution and by-laws of A.A.A.S. 1925-6

212 1510-11 British Association for the Advancement of Science Melbourne meeting, 1914.

1512 Australian National Research Council, minutes of meeting, 1927-28.

1513 A.N.R.C. inquiry re: R.D. Thompson 1930

SERIES 13: TRAVELS, 1907-31

Box Folder

213

Continental travels 1910 A-Z

1514 Travel arrangements during absence Travel analysis and estimates

1515 Estimates and itinerary

1516 Hotel bills, receipts, etc.

214

1517 H.M.S. “Otranto” to Europe souvenir brochures, programs, tickets, March 1910

1518-1524 Souvenir brochures, programs, maps, itinerary notes and guides for travelling on the continent, March-July 1910

215 1525-1526 Souvenir brochures, tickets, maps etc. June-July, 1910 (Australia-Switzerland)

1527-1530 Travelling the U.S.A (souvenirs etc.)

216 1531 Trip to Mount Buffalo 1907, 1908 and 1914

1532 Trip to Tasmania “February-March 1914

1533-35 Trip to India 1931: notes, itinerary and programs, souvenirs.

217 1536-1538 Trip to India, 1931 travels, arrangements, notes, itinerary and engagements.

1539-1540 Diary of “My trip to India” and typed copy

1541-1544 Vouchers, receipts, tourist pamphlets, press pictures of inauguration week etc.

SERIES 14: PRESS CUTTINGS, PAMPHLETS AND OTHER PRINTED ITEMS, 1894-1929

Box Folder

218 Three volumes of newspaper cuttings, 1894-1907

219 1545-1546 Cuttings 1906-1907

1550 Newspaper cuttings World War 1, 1915-19

1551 Newspaper cuttings 1920-1929 Plus 10 large volumes of newspaper cuttings in folio run

220 Two common-place books Eleven pamphlets (historic souvenirs) as per Sir John’s list

221 Seventeen literary and historical pamphlets and articles (as per list)

One plastic bag with magazines and articles referring to Sir John Monash, also Monash Reviewer, V. 4 no. 1. Scotch College 1911 and 1929

222 Nine military pamphlets, (Army H.W. staff exercise A.M.F. exams etc.) Ten scientific pamphlets (Rosehanin’s article, Pacific Science Congress etc.)

223 Miscellaneous publications according to John Monash’s files: Box file A-C with index

224 Miscellaneous publication Box file D-G, J with index

225 Miscellaneous publications, no index.

226 V. 1-6 bound pamphlets

227 Volume 7 bound pamphlets and Volume 1-3 Melbourne University review

SERIES 15: PHOTOGRAPHS AND GLASS SLIDES

Box

228-233 Bundles of photographs in plastic bags with Sir John’s marking A1 - M (small lettering probable refers to size of photos. In Box 228 are some photocopied pages of indexes referring to Sir John’s code of photographs. Original indexes are in Box 186 (Series 10, Iona-inventories and indexes).

234-235 Three photograph albums, and one miniature, mostly photographs of friends and relatives of Louis and Bertha Monash.

236 Photographs of John Monash as child and student with family and friends

237 Portraits of Sir John in uniform and as civilian, also group photographs

238 Photographs, unmarked, mostly snaps taken by Sir John Monash

239 One large photo album marked “Yallourn” and other work projects

240-241 Glass slides, also 2 wooden cases and 2 small boxes with glass slides (folio run)

SERIES 16: DEATH AND MEMORIALS

Dr G. Bennett’s Files on Sir John Monash

Box Folder

242 1552 Correspondence Dr Felix Meyer - mostly obituary.

1553-1555 G. Bennett’s files on Sir John, correspondence, bibliographical notes and articles on sir John Monash

1556 Correspondence - obituary matters

1557-8 Correspondence - in memory of Sir John

1559 Sympathy cards on the death of Sir John

1560 Miscellaneous correspondence on death of Sir John

243 1561-1567 Personal letters of condolence (with index)

1568 Letter of condolence and obituary notices

244 1569-1572 Letters of condolence from institutions, A-Z

1573-1578 Miscellaneous letters of condolence

245 1579 Newspaper clippings of Pilgrimages 1937-49

1580 magazines with articles about Sir John M.

1581-83 Monash Orations, 1936-1950

1584 Commemoration Services, 1962-74

1585 Newspaper clipping on Commemoration services

1586 A.B.C Program on Sir John

246 1587-1593 Newspaper clippings on Sir John’s death

247 1594 Sir John Memorial Oration by Dr G. Bennett

1595 Addresses delivered October 1931

1596 Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, October 1931

248 1597 Newspaper cuttings, 1931. (Memories World War I)

1598 Newspaper cuttings 1932-3 also 2 copies of parliamentary debates)

1599 Newspaper cuttings (mostly critics re: War letters)

1600-1603 Newspaper cuttings (serialisation of War letters) in the Herald, 1934-5

1604-1605 Newspaper cuttings, 1936-38

249 1606 Newspaper cuttings concerning Statue of Sir John, 1938-9

1607-1614 Newspaper cuttings concerning the late Sir John, 1939-1946

250 1615-1621 Newspaper cuttings concerning Bennett-Monash 1947-1970s

1622 Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings, undated

251 Duplicates of publications and roneoed duplicates of brigade orders

One folder of letters between Monash and the Rosenhain family (Previously closed, opened Feb 2002)

Addition 20 January 1983

252 1623-4 Mostly correspondence and agreements, 1934-37, between Gershon Bennett and W.G. Cousins of Angus and Robertson about the publication of The war letters of General Monash. But also letters from/to:

  • Sir Keith Murdoch of Melbourne Herald. (1934)
  • F.M. Cutlack of Sydney Morning Herald (1934)
  • J.L. Treloar, Director of Australian War Memorial (1934)
  • A.H. Spencer Pty. Ltd. (1934) Hutchinson & Co. Publishers, London, to Sir John (1929)
  • Monash to Lothian Book Publishing Co. (1923) The last two about publication of Australian victories in France, 1918.

1625 Seven theatre programs, including “Theodora”, 1890, autographed by Sarah Bernhardt.

1626 Cassette of David Bennett describing books of Sir John Monash, together with 2 1/4 p. summary of contents by Pam Ray, 17 January 1983. Bag containing 30 tour guide books, timetables, maps. Each has a numerical annotation by Monash.

253 Objects: ink stand with plaque, blotter, stereoscopic viewer

Addition 15 April 1986

253 1627-8 Passport, 1930-1935 Sir John Monash, Official Australian Representative to India 1931.

Photographs - India 1931 - Includes 2 photographs of Lord Irwin - Viceroy.

Printed Books

a. Bennett, David A memoir of Race Mathews Australian Fabian Society, Pamphlet No.44

b. Derham, Enid The Mountain Road and other verses (with dedication poem to Sir John Monash enclosed, dated February 1923)

c. Book printed in Hebrew. Published in Krotoschin, Druck and Verlag von B.L. Monasch, 1858

d. Monash, Sir John Power development Adelaide, Australian Association for Advancement of Science, 1926

e. Bolton, H.C. “A telescope belonging to Sir John Monash” from The American physicist Vol. 22 November 1985 pp. 278-80 Reprint.

Addition 28 June 1994

4 volumes 24 March 1902 – 22 November 1902

27 November 1902 – 25 August 1904

30 August 1904 – 21 May 1906

1 September 1913 – 1 October 1914


APPENDIX 1

Books from Monash’s Library taken into the main book stacks, April 1986

An M.P. Mons, Anzac and Kut London: Edward Arnold, 1919. Dedicated to Sir John by the author of this volume.

Baedeker, Karl. Baedeker’s Berlin and its environs. 3rd ed. Karl Baedeker, 1908.

Croll, Henderson Robert. The open road in Victoria: being the ways of many walkers. Melbourne: Robertson and Mullen, 1928. This volume is dedicated to Sir John by the author.

Imperial federation League (various publications bound together).

Kannengiesser Pasha, Hans, Gallipoli: Bedeutung und Verlauf der Kampfe 1915. Berlin: Schlieffen Verlag, 1927. This book is in the original German edition, has newspaper clippings of reviews and carries Sir John’s signature.

Marx, Adolf Bernhard. Allgemeine Musiklehre: ein Hilfsbuch fur Lehrer and Lernende in jedem Zweige musikalischer Unterweisung. Leipzig: Breitkopf and Hartel, 1857.

Mr Dooley’s Philosophy London: William Heinemann, 1903. This volume is signed by Sir John and is dated December, 1924.

Wagner, Richard. Operas: Text and motives Berlin: Globus Verlag.

Wagner, Richard. The Ring: text and motives. Berlin: Globus Verlag.


APPENDIX 2

Medals, decorations and badges of Sir John Monash transferred to the Australian War Memorial in January 1985

A small steel case containing various decorations. These are:

The order and Star of GCMG
The Order comprises a collar, chain etc. and there are two stars.
The Order is contained in an initialled case. There are in addition two GCMG sashes.

The Order and Star of the KCB
Once again there are two stars and they are contained in an initialled case.

The Order of the Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour (Grand Officer de l’Ordre de la Couronne, Belgium).

The Order of the Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour with Rosette (Legion d’Honneur, France).
Star and Rosette included on bar of service medals.
Order contained in case initialled R.F.
Order of Eccentric Club.

In a separate box are the following badges and medals:

RSL Badge
Scotch Club Jubilee Badge
Legacy Badge
Ordinary Rotary Badge
Past President of Rotary Badge
Luna Park Badge
Wallaby Club Badge
Australian Intelligence Corps Badge
Badge entitled 506
Long Service Medal
DSM (miniature US Badge)
Signet ring containing the Monash crest

In the steel case were also a couple of heraldry photostats

January 1987, Reformatted May 1996, Updated October 2001