Guide to the Papers of Norman and Evelyn Bartlett

MS 6884

National Library of Australia


Date completed: 1984
Last updated: 1998


Table of Contents

Collection Summary

Introduction

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Access

Copying and Publishing

Preferred Citation

Provenance

Related Material

Biographical Note - Norman Bartlett

Biographical Note - Evelyn Bartlett

Series List and Descriptions

Series 1 Norman Bartlett Papers: Correspondence, 1921-1992

Series 2 Norman Bartlett Papers: Notebooks, 1923-1992

Series 3 Norman Bartlett Papers: Books and Unpublished Typescripts

Series 4 Norman Bartlett Papers: Articles, 1929-1984

Series 5 Norman Bartlett Papers: Book Reviews, 1946-1966

Series 6 Norman Bartlett Papers: Theses, 1941-1976

Series 7 Norman Bartlett Papers: Subject Files

Series 8 Norman Bartlett Papers: Photograph and Scrap Albums

Series 9 Norman Bartlett Papers: Miscellaneous, 1943-1988

Series 10 Evelyn Bartlett Papers: Correspondence, 1943-1979

Series 11 Evelyn Bartlett Papers: Diaries, 1936-1979

Series 12 Evelyn Bartlett Papers: Drafts

Series 13 Evelyn Bartlett Papers: Miscellaneous

Container List

List of Major Correspondents



Collection Summary

Creator: Bartlett, Norman, 1908-1992, and Bartlett, Evelyn, 1905-1982
Title: Papers of Norman and Evelyn Bartlett
Date Range: 1921-1992
Collection Number: MS 6884
Extent: 7.9 m (53 boxes + 1 folio)
Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, note books, commonplace books, draft material, book reviews, newspaper cuttings, research files, photographs and memorabilia relating to Norman Bartlett and Evelyn Bartlett.

Introduction

Scope and Content

Dr Norman Bartlett was a journalist and an author. His papers include correspondence and personal papers, note books, commonplace books, diaries, manuscripts, drafts of published and unpublished books, copies of articles and short stories, book reviews, theses, files of research and general interest material and photographs. Bartlett's correspondence relates to his work as a journalist and writer, his wartime experiences, his work as Information Attaché in Bangkok, Tokyo, New Delhi and London, his academic life and subjects of interest to him. There is personal correspondence between Bartlett and his wife, Evelyn, other family members and friends.

Evelyn Bartlett was a children's author. Her papers consist of correspondence including personal correspondence with Norman and other family members, diaries including details of her travels, drafts of some of her writings, collections of newspapers and magazine cuttings on subjects of interest to her, memorabilia of her travels with her husband and some wartime and family photographs.

Arrangement

The current series structure is largely imposed by Library staff. Norman Bartlett's arrangement of correspondence, drafts and subject files was inconsistent. Throughout his life Bartlett recycled his ideas, reused his notes, converted an idea from an article to a book or used a chapter of a book as an essay or short story. This manner of working is reflected in his arrangement and labelling of files. Material in files labelled by Bartlett has been maintained in that order. Material not organised by Bartlett into files has been arranged by Library staff into series of similar material and then arranged chronologically into folders.

Access

The collection is available for reference.

Provenance

The collection was donated to the Library by Dr Norman Bartlett in 1981 with an addition in April 1989. After Bartlett's death in 1992, a further addition was donated by his nephew, Michael Paul, in February 1996.

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.

Related Material

The University of Western Australia Library holds other papers of Evelyn Bartlett.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Norman and Evelyn Bartlett, National Library of Australia, MS 6884, [series and/or folder number]'.

Biographical Note - Norman Bartlett

Date Event
1908 Born 17 January in United Kingdom, the son of Walter Bartlett and Susan Mercy Bartlett nee Addicott
1911 Migrated with his parents and older sister, Ethel, to Western Australia; lived on the Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie goldfields
1917 Death of his father (Walter Bartlett joined the AIF in 1916 and was killed in the battle of the Somme)
1919 Returned to the United Kingdom with his mother and sister
1924 Again migrated to Western Australia with his mother and sister
1932 Married Evelyn Ida Elliott
1925 Journalist in Western Australia
1933-1940 Editorial writer for West Australian
1937 Awarded Diploma of Journalism from University of Western Australia
1939 Awarded Bachelor of Arts with Second Class Honours from University of Western Australia
1941-1945 War service with the RAAF
1941-1942 Intelligence Officer RAAF Townsville
1942-1945 Public Relations Correspondent RAAF New Guinea, United Kingdom, France and Germany
1947-1950 Commonwealth Department of Information, Canberra
1951-1953 Literary editor and leader writer for Sydney Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
1954-1955 Publications Editor for the Australian War Memorial
1955-1959 Press Attaché, Australian Embassy, Bangkok
1960-1962 Press Attaché, Australian Embassy, New Delhi
1965-1969 Information Counsellor, Australian Embassy, Tokyo
1970-1973 Liaison Officer, Economics, News and Information Bureau, Australia House, London
ca.1974 Commissioned by the Federal Government to write Australia and America through two hundred years Fine Arts Press, Gordon, N.S.W., 1976 to commemorate the bicentenary of American independence
1977 Awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in History from the Faculty of Arts, Australian National University
1992 Died 28 December at Perth, Western Australia

Publications
Australian overlanders : an epic of the West Kimberleys, (Royal Empire Society, London, 1939)
The pearl seekers (Melrose, London, 1954)
With the Australians in Korea (Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1954)
Island victory (Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1955)
Australia at arms (Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1955)
Pictorial history of Australia at war, 1939-45 (5 v.) (Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1957-1958)
Land of the lotus eaters : a book mostly about Siam (Jarrolds, London, 1959)
The beginnings of the Commonwealth National Library, Canberra [195-]
The gold seekers : the story of the Australian gold rush (Jarrolds, London, 1965)
Australia and America through 200 years (Fine Arts Press, Gordon, N.S.W., 1976)
'Momentous decade : society and thought, Australia, 1838-1848' (Thesis, 1976)
Australians are different (Artlook, Perth, W.A., c1988)
Contributions to various publications including Meanjin, Quadrant, Australian Quarterly, The Times literary supplement, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, The Australian Observer, Westerly, Wings : official magazine of the RAAF, Artlook, South West Pacific, Woman's Day, A.M. The Australian Monthly and West Australian.

Biographical Note - Evelyn Bartlett

Evelyn Bartlett, also known as Eve, was born in 1905 in England, the daughter of Martyn Elliott and Mary Elliott nee Steer. The family migrated to Western Australia in 1909. At first the family lived and worked on a farm but later her father became the editor of the South-Western Times. After marriage to Norman Bartlett in 1932, Evelyn travelled extensively accompanying and supporting her husband in his career both in Australia and overseas. She was an author of short stories, children's books and newspaper articles. Evelyn died in Canberra in September 1982 after a debilitating illness.

Publications
Rosemary in rhymeland (Patersons Printing Press, Perth 1939)
Dumper the kangaroo (Angus & Robertson, 1955)
Dumper and the circus (Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1958)
The Emily stories : pen sketches of Western Australian life in the horse and buggy days (Infinite Publications, Perth, W.A., 1978)


Series List and Descriptions

Series 1 Norman Bartlett Papers: Correspondence, 1921-1992

The general correspondence of Norman Bartlett in folders 1-34 covers a range of personal, career, education and subject matters spanning the years from his youth to his retirement. There are letters from his wife, his sister, sister-in-law, brother and friends. Correspondence with publishers and others discuss his published and unpublished works: 'Enigma of Japan', 'Momentous decade: society and thought, Australia, 1838-1848', 'The skiing doctor', 'New Britain to Noemfoor', Island victory, 'Blind man's ditch', The pearl seekers, 'One night in Siam', 'Some thoughts from abroad', Australia and America through 200 Years 1776-1976. In folders 1-34 the correspondence was divided by Bartlett into general subject areas or time periods. These groups have been retained and basically arranged chronologically within each theme. A list of the major correspondents for folders 1-34 is included in this finding aid.

Private correspondence in folders 35-43 was arranged by Bartlett by date. This order has been retained. Correspondents include relatives, friends, publishers and booksellers. Also included are greeting cards, postcards and business letters relating to domestic life.

Folders 44-51 contain Bartlett's correspondence with publishers. Bartlett filed this correspondence in folders under the main headings of 'Publishers etc.' or 'Literary correspondence etc.' with various subheadings which did not necessarily correspond to the folder contents. The original irregular arrangement has been retained. Publishers include Allen and Unwin, William Collins, Rigby, Hodder and Stoughton, Penguin, Transworld, Quadrant, Hutchinson Group, Longman, Curtis Brown, Horwitz Group, Angus & Robertson, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Kangaroo Press and the Australian War Memorial.

Other correspondence includes personal letters from Bartlett to Lionel Wigmore, Australian High Commission, New Delhi, 1960-1963, with copies of Wigmore's replies; letters from Bartlett to his sister-in-law, Sybil Elliott, 1984-1985, describing his travels in the United Kingdom; letters of condolence to Sybil Elliott after Bartlett's death and the eulogy for Norman Bartlett, 5 January 1993.

Folder 1-4 1969-1973

Personal and literary

Folder 5-8 1974-1977

Personal and publishers

Folder 9-13 1920-1978

Educational and literary

Folder 14-19 1947-1969

Literary and diplomatic

Folder 20-26 1943-1973

Personal

Folder 27-31 1944-1954

Personal

Folder 32-34 1948-1966

Diplomatic

Folder 35 1979

Personal

Folder 36 1980

Personal, includes a sequence of letters from Eve's sister, Sybil Elliott, to Eve and Norman

Folder 37 1981

Personal

Folder 38 1982

Personal, includes condolence letters after Eve's death

Folder 39 1983

Personal

Folder 40 1984

Personal

Folder 41 1985

Personal

Folder 42 1986

Personal

Folder 43 1937-1948

Correspondence, contracts, radio scripts associated with the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC)

Folder 44 1947-1960

Publishers

Folder 45 1957-1960

Publishers

Folder 46 1964-1967

Publishers

Folder 47 1979-1980

Publishers, includes one letter from Meanjin, dated 1945

Folder 48 1980-1992

Publishers

Folder 49 1981-1989

Publishers

Folder 50 1983-1988

Publishers

Folder 51 1984

Publishers, includes assignments from The Writing School

Folder 52 1960-1963

Correspondence with Lionel Wigmore, Australian High Commission, New Delhi

Folder 53 1984-1985

Letters from Bartlett to Sybil Elliot

Folder 54 1992-1993

Letters of condolence to Sybil Elliott after Bartlett's death and the eulogy for Norman Bartlett, 5 January 1993

Series 2 Norman Bartlett Papers: Notebooks, 1923-1992

The series comprise volumes kept by Bartlett at different stages throughout his life for different purposes, including commonplace books, notebooks, diaries, book lists, dream diaries, abstracts and annotations of books read. The first entry was made as a 15 year old schoolboy in Caerphilly, Wales, 13 August 1923, and the last entry was made in December 1992, the month of his death, when Bartlett was 84 years old and living in a retirement village in Perth, Western Australia. Bartlett wrote about his personal philosophy, ambitions, war experiences, travels, interests and everyday domestic, social and working life. The books include quotes, clippings and in earlier books, nature study. After the death of his wife, Evelyn, in 1982, the diary entries, addressed directly to Eve, become markedly more personal and introspective.

Item 1-21 1923-1944
Item 22-31 1944-1960
Item 32-37 1960-1969
Item 38-46 1972-1983
Item 47-54 1982-1985
Item 55-64 1987-1992

Series 3 Norman Bartlett Papers: Books and Unpublished Typescripts

This series contains notes, drafts, annotated and unannotated typescripts of Bartlett's published and unpublished books and short stories. Included are typescripts of The pearl seekers, Land of the lotus eaters and Australia and America through two hundred years. Also included are the major unpublished works of his later years, namely his autobiography, the biography of his wife and his book on the Maori Wars.

Folder 1-5 Autobiographical articles, notes, and typescript of 'Growing up in two places' covering the years 1908-1929
Folder 6-10 Notes, drafts, typescripts of autobiography
Folder 11-15 Typescripts of his unpublished autobiography 'How well I remember : reminiscences of a fringe dweller' and of 'Life'
Folder 16-25 Notes, drafts, typescripts of Bartlett's unpublished biography of his wife, Evelyn Bartlett, entitled 'Writ in remembrance : a testament to Eve', 1983
Folder 26-27 Typescript of unpublished novel 'After such knowledge', written using the pseudonym, Elliott Walter, in the 1940s
Folder 28 Drafts and typescripts of works written about experiences in the RAAF in Papua New Guinea, particularly Manus Island and Los Negros, during World War II, 'Australia's native infantry packed a deadly punch', ca. 1942, describing the role of Papuan and New Guinea natives in World War II and typescript of a major work 'Jungle fliers', 1945, also about the war in PNG; together with newspaper cuttings of articles about PNG (see Series 4 for short stories adapted from these drafts)
Folder 29 Articles by Bartlett about World War II in Europe and Papua New Guinea; copies of Wings : official magazine of the RAAF, 1944, containing short stories by Bartlett; newspaper cutting, 1950; typescript of a segment of 'Jungle fliers', 1944
Folder 30-31 Annotated typescript of Land of the lotus eaters
Folder 32-34 Typescript of The pearl seekers
Folder 35 Annotated typescript of Australia and America through two hundred years, ca. 1976
Folder 36-39 Annotated typescripts of 'The enigma of Japan' and 'Samurai', ca. 1980s
Folder 40 Drafts, notes for 'Flowering helmets : the story of three Japanese samurai'
Folder 41-47 Annotated typescript of 'Maori wars', ca. 1980s
Folder 48-49 Drafts, typescript of 'Blind man's ditch', 1983
Folder 50 Typescript of 'The league of the seven headed cobra', a novel for teenagers, 1984

Series 4 Norman Bartlett Papers: Articles, 1929-1984

This series contains notes, research material, drafts and typescripts of both published and unpublished articles, essays and short stories produced throughout Bartlett's journalistic and writing career. Bartlett frequently used chapters of his unpublished longer works as the basis for short stories or articles for newspapers. He kept newspaper and magazine cuttings of his published articles either in albums or loose. Subject areas covered include literature, travel, general news, information reports, World War II activities, fiction and letters to the editor. In the West Australian, 1934-1941, Bartlett, a freelance contributor, wrote under the pseudonyms 'Norbar' and 'Ens Rationis'. Other publications featuring Bartlett's work include The Daily Telegraph, Meanjin, Australian Quarterly, Quadrant, The Times literary supplement, The Sydney Morning Herald, Westerly, Artlook and South West Pacific.

Item 1 Two albums of newspaper cuttings of Bartlett's column 'Observer's notebook' as appeared in The Australian Observer, 1947-1949
Item 2 Album of newspaper cuttings of articles by Bartlett, 1947-1949
Item 3 Copies of Woman's Day, 1949 and A.M. The Australian Monthly, 1949-1953

Containing short stories by Bartlett

Folder 4 Handwritten notes on various subjects including: man, God, Australia, Australian myths, society, nature, history
Folder 5 Newspaper articles, notes, 1929-1935

Published articles in South West Pacific, ca. 1950s (Issues 17, 22, 26)

Folder 6 Newspaper articles, mainly literary, 1934-1945

The newspapers include West Australian and The Times literary supplement; Bartlett wrote under the pseudonym 'Norbar'

Folder 7 Newspaper articles, mainly on travel, 1937-1954

The newspapers include West Australian and The Sydney Morning Herald

Folder 8 Short stories published in newspapers and magazines, 1927-1934; brief notes on publications, 1948-1953
Folder 9 Typescript of 'Wings over the jungle', about war time activities in Papua New Guinea, ca. 1942
Folder 10 Articles, drafts, essays, mainly undated, includes 1960s
Folder 11 Miscellaneous articles, published and unpublished, 1929-1984
Folder 12 Notes, drafts, newspaper cuttings related to the short story, 'Devil Fish Bay'
Folder 13 Articles published in West Australian, 1935-1982

Mainly 1935-1941

Folder 14 Articles, notes, essays including A clutch of expatriates, Oh! Lord (or somebody) help thou my ignorance, Dada kills Dadda, The third wave, and Perth in the turbulent thirties, 1945-1986; articles published in Meanjin and Westerly; folder labelled 'Adventures in Australian literature', 1945-1977
Folder 15 Literary articles published in West Australian, 1934-1941

Bartlett wrote under the pseudonym 'Norbar'

Folder 16 Articles, notes, newspaper clippings, 1959-1980s

Including the typescript of Battle of the books

Folder 17 Published articles, Australian Quarterly, 1941-1964
Folder 18-21 Published articles, newspaper cuttings and leaders, The Daily Telegraph, 1941-1955
Folder 22 Published articles and newspaper cuttings, The Daily Telegraph, 1946-1951
Folder 23 Articles, notes, essays for Australians are different
Folder 24 Articles and drafts in folder labelled 'Meanjin etc.'
Folder 25 Articles, typescripts, drafts and notes from folder headed 'Articles in progress', 1945-1970s
Folder 26 Articles, drafts, typescripts, published in Quadrant, 1977-1984

Articles include Molly Skinner and the boy in the bush and A colonial boyhood

Folder 27 Notes, drafts and newspaper cuttings

Including I remember ... series from West Australian, 1980s, and The vegetation survey of the Kalgoorlie area Western Australia by J.S. Beard, 1978

Folder 28 Articles, drafts, published in Artlook, May-June 1983
Folder 29 Articles, typescripts, essays, correspondence from publishers, ca. 1984

Including typescript of Life and letters : West Australian essays

Folder 30-32 Research notes on gold mining history including drafts, photographs, pamphlets, maps, information about Kalgoorlie area and mines, 1980s
Folder 33 Material relating to World War II in the Pacific area, 1944-1945

Including photographs, newspaper cuttings, notes and a copy of The 3 fiddle sticks annual, 1942

Folder 34 Material relating to World War II in Europe, 1943-1946

Including notes, letters, maps, ephemera and a series of photographs taken after the German surrender featuring the retreating German army and prisoners of war

Series 5 Norman Bartlett Papers: Book Reviews, 1946-1966

This series includes book reviews by Bartlett and reviews of Bartlett's writings, 1946-1966, published in The Daily Telegraph, The Observer, The Canberra Times, and The Sunday Telegraph.

Folder 1 Book reviews of Bartlett's work, 1954-1966
Folder 2 Book reviews by Bartlett for The Daily Telegraph, 1946-1954
Folder 3 Book reviews by Bartlett for The Observer, 1947-1949 and the Canberra Times, 1963-1964
Folder 4 Book reviews by Bartlett for The Sunday Telegraph, 1953

Series 6 Norman Bartlett Papers: Theses, 1941-1976

Two major works by Bartlett were his theses. The examiners critiques are included with the theses in this series. Bartlett's Masters thesis from the University of Western Australia in 1941 was not accepted. War service interrupted his university education and by 1941 he had been posted to Townsville with the RAAF. In his retirement, at the age of 69 years, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in history from the Australian National University while studying under Professor Manning Clark.

Item 1 'Joyce, Lawrence, Huxley and Eliot in the 20th century search for values' (Master of Arts thesis: University of Western Australia, 1941)
Item 2 'Momentous decade : society and thought, Australia, 1838-1848' (PhD thesis: Australian National University, Canberra, 1976) 334 leaves.

Series 7 Norman Bartlett Papers: Subject Files

Bartlett was interested in a wide variety of topics as reflected in his subject files. Although many files were compiled as research tools for the articles and books he was writing, other files relate entirely to his general interests. Material in the files includes newspaper and journal cuttings, notes, pamphlets and publications. Each of Bartlett's subject files has been placed in a folder bearing the subject heading designated by Bartlett.

Folder 1 Accent
Folder 2 Australian identity
Folder 3 Australian myths
Folder 4 Baron von Thierry
Folder 5 Boxer rebellion - China
Folder 6 Class
Folder 7 Classicism
Folder 8 Culture and society
Folder 9 Culture and society - Australia
Folder 10 Death
Folder 11 Diggers republic: Diggers democracy, Ballarat; South Africa, 1868-
Folder 12 Economics
Folder 13 Empire
Folder 14 Fiction
Folder 15 God
Folder 16 Gold rushes
Folder 17 History
Folder 18 Ireland
Folder 19 Japan
Folder 20 Literature
Folder 21 Lukacs, George
Folder 22 Marx [Karl]
Folder 23 Mateship
Folder 24 Media
Folder 25 New Zealand - Maori and land
Folder 26 Newspaper cuttings - file untitled
Folder 27 Paranormal and mysticism
Folder 28 Pearling
Folder 29 Philosophy
Folder 30 Philosophy - Australia
Folder 31 Poetry
Folder 32 Pornography
Folder 33 Psychology
Folder 34 Publishing
Folder 35 Racism
Folder 36 Realism
Folder 37 Religion - general
Folder 38 Romanticism - 1
Folder 39 Romanticism - 2
Folder 40 Romanticism and Australia
Folder 41 Russophobia
Folder 42 Sex
Folder 43 Socialism - Australia
Folder 44 Socialism - general
Folder 45 Space and time
Folder 46 Survival
Folder 47 Travel
Folder 48 Two countries
Folder 49 Values

Series 8 Norman Bartlett Papers: Photograph and Scrap Albums

These collections of photographs, photograph albums and scrap albums were largely compiled by Evelyn Bartlett. Subjects relate to the family, social and business life and associated travels in Asia and Europe. Some of the countries featured include Thailand, India, Japan, Greece, Ireland, England and Scotland.

Item 1 Portraits, travel
Item 2-5 Four albums containing travel brochures, portraits, sketches, notes, letters, menus, miscellaneous ephemera concerning family, friends, travel and business in Europe and Asia, 1950s-1970s
Item 6 Portraits, Norman and Evelyn Bartlett and relatives
Item 7 Family photograph album
Item 8 Wartime photographs: subjects include landing of troops at Admiralty Islands, Japanese prisoners of war and Japanese propaganda in New Guinea, 1944
Item 9-11 Three albums, subjects including family, travel, notes, brochures
Item 12 Scrap album about travel in Scotland, 1972

Series 9 Norman Bartlett Papers: Miscellaneous, 1943-1988

The miscellaneous series includes cheque butts, travel notes, passports and identity passes, tax returns, post cards, greetings cards and ephemera, wartime and other photographs, stamps, copies of theses, degree certificates, RAAF papers and printed items such as Canberra historical journal, 1978-82 and Report of the Review Committee on Overseas Representation, 1968-1969.

Unfoldered items include Canberra historical journal, 1978-1982 and an annotated Report of the Review Committee on Overseas Representation, 1968-1969 (misc. No. 24, 1969), degree certificates and RAAF papers. A bound copy of Newsgram, 3 Mar 1943 (No. 1, vol. 2) - 29 April 1943 (No. 50, vol. 2) was added to the Library's general collection.

Folder 1 Cheque butts, 1962, 1981-1988
Folder 2 Travel in England, 1984-1985
Folder 3 Passports, identity passes
Folder 4 Typescript, notes and published edition of The pyjama girl by F. C. Neild, 1947
Folder 5 Tax returns, 1974-1980
Folder 6 Postcards, greetings cards, ephemera

Series 10 Evelyn Bartlett Papers: Correspondence, 1943-1979

The correspondence of Evelyn Bartlett includes many letters written by her husband, Norman, during the War, 1943-1944, and during various periods of geographic separation, 1947-1948. There is also general correspondence with her sister, Sybil Elliott, as well as various friends.

Folder 1-8 Letters from Norman, 1943-1944
Folder 9-17 Letters from Norman, general, 1944-1974
Folder 18-21 Letters from publishers and general correspondence, 1946-1978
Folder 22-23 Letters from sister Sybil, 1975-1979

Series 11 Evelyn Bartlett Papers: Diaries, 1936-1979

The diaries span the years 1936-1979. They contain details about places, events, Evelyn's social and domestic life, as well as extensive descriptions of her travels and travels with Norman.

30 volumes

Series 12 Evelyn Bartlett Papers: Drafts

The drafts are of articles, poems and short stories including 'The indelible years', 'How well I remember', 'Dumper and the snowman', 'The daubings of Dumper', hand written and illustrated copies of 'William Wombat's book of verse', 'Kathy Cornell', 'The first daffodil', 'Life and its true cause','My goodness my egg', 'The adventures of Cuthbert Clutterbunk and Clarabelle', the cover design for Dumper the kangaroo and one typed, hard cover copy of 'How well I remember' for The Sydney Morning Herald Novel Competition, 1949

24 folders

Series 13 Evelyn Bartlett Papers: Miscellaneous

The miscellaneous series includes newspaper and magazine articles and small books about Australian animals and plants, Indian subject matter, Evelyn Bartlett's crest, memorabilia of her travels, cards, photographs, sketch book, note books, passport folder, autograph book, diplomatic identity card, small objects in folder and a tin of stones. There are also copies of Evelyn Bartlett's books Rosemary in Rhymeland (with annotations and corrections) and The Emily stories, a copy of Out of the West (a book of short stories to which she was a contributor), and newspaper clippings of a series of short stories she wrote entitled Wix the Waxman and Zonkie which were published in The Sydney Morning Herald Playtime (1947). Also included are an article about Evelyn in Bangkok World (30 November 1958) and a notebook belonging to her mother, Mary Steer.

2 boxes



Container List

Series Folder/Item Box
1 1-4 1
1 5-8 2
1 9-13 3
1 14-19 4
1 20-26 5
1 27-31 6
1 32-34 7
1 35-40 8
1 41-46 9
1 47-54 10
2 1-21 (volume) 11
2 22-31 (volume) 12
2 32-37 (volume) 13
2 38-46 (volume) 14
2 47-54 (volume) 15
2 55-64 (volume) 16
3 1-5 17
3 6-10 18
3 11-15 19
3 16-20 20
3 21-25 21
3 26-31 22
3 32-37 23
3 38-42 24
3 43-47 25
3 48-50 26
4 1 (volume) folio
4 2 (volume) folio
4 3 (volume) folio
4 4-6 26
4 7-13 27
4 14-18 28
4 19-25 29
4 26-33 30
4 34 31
5 1-4 31
6 1-2 (volume) 32
7 1-3 32
7 4-11 33
7 12-20 34
7 21-27 35
7 28-34 36
7 35-42 37
7 43-49 38
8 1-5 (piece) 39
8 6-12 (piece) 40
9 1-6 41
9 loose 42
10 1-8 43
10 9-17 44
10 18-23 45
11 volumes 46
11 volumes 47
12 1-6 48
12 7-12 49
12 13-19 50
12 20-24 51
13 1-7 52
13 pieces/volumes 53

List of Major Correspondents

This list refers to correspondents from Series 1, Folders 1-34.

Alexander, Frederick
Angus & Robertson
Aske, S.
Australia Council Literature Board
Australian Book Publishers Association
Australian Embassy, Tokyo
Australian Institute of Political Science
Australian Literary Fund
Australian National University
Australian Quarterly
Australian Society of Authors
Australian War Memorial
Baldwin, B.
Barsdell, Len
Bolt and Watson
Clark, C. Manning, Prof.
Coleman, Peter
Crocker, Walter
Cuddy, D.L.
Cultural Grants Advisory Council
Davidson, Jim
Easterbrook, R.W. Pty. Ltd.
Elliott, Sybil
Fraser, A.
Harper and Row
Hasluck, Paul
Hutchinson Group (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.
Infinite Productions
Ingamells, Rex
Innes, Hammond
Jacaranda Wiley Ltd
Jarrolds Publishers
John Farquharson Ltd.
Journalists' Club
Macmillans
Maimahod, A.
McAuley, James
Mitchell Library
Murdoch, Walter
News and Information Bureau
Packer, Frank
Park, Ruth
Paul Hamlyn Pty. Ltd.
Rayner, H.R.
Rigby Ltd.
Sampson, R.
Sheppard, Alex
Simpson, Colin
Smith, Sam Ure
Sun Books
Waller, Sir Keith
Wigmore, Lionel
Wiley, J.
William Collins and Sons Co. Ltd.