MS 7168
Papers of Jack Lindsay (1900-1990)


Biographical Note

Author. Lindsay was the eldest son of Norman Lindsay and author of over 150 books, including translations, novels, biography, politics and philosophy. He lived in England from 1926 until his death.

INTRODUCTION

This is a revision of the preliminary list produced in May 1986 for the consignments received from Jack Lindsay on the following dates:

	10 April 1985 (8 large cartons)
	 6 June 1985 (7 very large cartons)
	28 June 1985 (14 cm.)
	11 April 1986 (6 cm.)
	 1 July 1986 (1 cm.)
	20 February 1991 (1 cm.)
A further consignment of seven cartons was received on 2 May 1991 but has not yet been sorted or listed.

This list is likely to be revised as it is still necessary to sort within Series 3-54.

ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT

Jack Lindsay had his own system of organisation and a corresponding list, which is difficult to match with the papers actually received by the Library.

He had a series of subject groupings whose titles are largely mnemonic, and often relate to titles of books subdivided numerically (eg. Self 5, MS 132, S.W. 19, Odds 6, Activities). Within each bundle/item (the smallest unit) one will find a mixture of printed, manuscript and photocopied material, as well as some letters.

The Letters group and the MS group are the largest, and have been placed first, followed by the remaining groups in a rough alphabetic sequence. Last come the "miscellaneous" type groups: Miscellaneous (proper), Queries, and Books (including proof copies).

The headings marked with an asterisk (*) are ones devised by NLA rather than by Lindsay.

CURRENT STATUS OF COLLECTION

This list reflects the box numbers and contents at December 1991, but box contents are fluctuating continually.

Series 1 (Letters) has been put into folders and the letters are being arranged chronologically and indexed. This will take some time, so readers are urged not to disturb the order they find in folders. They are welcome to view the card index to correspondence.

Series 2 (MS) has been put into numerical sequence according to the numbers allocated by Jack Lindsay (eg MS 154). As the bundles are progressively put into folders there may be slight variations in box contents. Check boxes either side if the item you require in not in the stated box.

The remaining series have not received detailed treatment yet but but there will be internal sorting and foldering, so the box numbers will alter over time.

Please note that the (unnumbered) sequence of boxes devised in 1986 was inadvertently disrupted during a large-scale shelving exercise. Box numbers were then assigned before this disruption was detected. In recent years the collection has had use by researchers who may have referred to these box numbers in their citations. The collection was restored to its previous order in December 1991. For the benefit of these researchers and others who may refer to the earlier box numbers, these have been added to the list.

MS 7168

JACK LINDSAY

Series List

Boxes

                                                                         
1.       Letters                                           1-28          
2.       MS (Manuscripts)                                  29-75         
3.       Activities                                        76-78         
4.       Alchemy                                           79            
5.       Anthropology                                      80            
6.       Archaeology                                       81-82         
7.       Art                                               83-84         
8.       Astrology                                         85            
9.       A.W.                                              86-87         
10.      Blake (William Blake, 1978)                       88-89         
11.      The Blood Vote (1937) Manuscript, received        90            
         28/6/85                                                         
12.      Clashing Rocks                                    91-93         
13.      Cleopatra                                         93            
14.      Collected Poems - J.L.                            94-96         
15.      Courbet - his life and work, 1972                 96-97         
16.      Diaries                                           98-99         
          - 1957, 1963-67, 1972-76                                       
          - 1977-83                                                      
17.      E, Egypt                                          100-102       
18.      Eighteenth Century                                103           
19.      Essex, or Roman Sites, Essex (?)                  104           
20       Folktales                                         105           
21.      General                                           105           
22.      H, History (?)                                    106           
23.      Hogarth                                           107-108       
24.      J.L. Festschrift                                  109           
25.      Local sites                                       110           
26.      Medieval                                          110           
27.      M, Marxism - The crisis in Marxism (1981)         111-112       
28       Material                                          113           
29.      * Notes and notebooks                             114           
30.      Novel                                             115           
31       Odds                                              116-124       
32.      P                                                 125-127       
33.      Pamphlets                                         127-128       
34       * Personal (may need re-defining)                 129           
35.      Poems and Poetry                                  130-133       
36.      * Printed matter and press cuttings               134           
37.      R                                                 135           
38       Roman Egypt, Roman Nile - Daily life in Roman     136           
         Egypt (1963); Man and gods on the Roman Nile                    
         (1968)                                                          
39.      Romans I                                          137           
40.      Science                                           138           
41       * Scripts (see also Series 2)                     138-189       
42.      Self                                              140-144       
43.      Starfish Road                                     145           
44.      Summaries                                         145           
45.      S.W. (Small Works)                                146-149       
46.      T                                                 150           
47.      The Troubadors (1976)                             151           
48.      Turner (J.M.W. Turner: his life and work.         152           
         critical biography (1966)                                       
49.      William Morris (1975)                             153-156       
50       * Works by others (Kaufmann, Vance Palmer)        156-158       
51       * Small groups with titles and numbers            159-160       
52       * Small groups with titles and no numbers         161-165       
53       * Miscellaneous                                   166           
54.      * Queries - ?                                     167-169       
55.      Books and proofs of books                         170-171       

MS 7168

JACK LINDSAY

Detailed List

SERIES 1: LETTERS

Lindsay arranged his letters by year and kept rough lists of correspondents, but often extracted letters to put in special groups. These special groups have been placed at the end of the series.

New Box       Contents                                           Old Box     
                                                                             
1             Early 1934-1950, 1952-53 (Folders 1-9)             80          
2             1954-55 (Folders 10-16)                            81          
3             1952-56 (Folders 17-25)                            85          
4             1956-57 (Folders 26-37)                            86          
5             1958, 1959-62 (Folders 33-41)                      87          
6             1962-64 (Folders 42-46)                            88          
7             1965-66 (Folders 47-52)                            89          
8             1967-68 (Folders 53-59)                            90          
9             1969-70 (Folders 60-65)                            103         

[NB. The contents of Old Box 104, which contained Folders 64-67, were redistributed]

10            1969-71 (Folders 66-71)                            105         
11            1971-72 (Folders 72-76)                            106         
12            1973 (Folders 77-82)                               107         
13            1974 (Folders 84-89)                               108         
14            1975 (Folders 90-95)                               123         
15            1975-76 (Folders 96-101)                           122         
16            1976-77 (Folders 102-106)                          121         
17            1977-78 (Folders 107-111)                          124         
18            1979-80 (Folders 112-115)                          125         
19            1981-82 (Folders 116-118)                          126         
20            Russian, Australian (Folders 119-124)              139         
21            Anne Lindsay, Australian (Folders 125-131)         140         
22            Letters in numerical bundles 1,3,4,6. 1940s and    141         
              1950s (Folders 132-135)                                        
23            Letters - publishers (Folders 136-141)             142         
24            Selected letters - important.  Topics and          143         
              contracts (Folders 142-147)                                    
25            Selected letters: Greek, French, A-F. (Folders     144         
              148-154)                                                       
26            Selected letters: topics and various. G-V          157         
              (Folders 155-159)                                              
27            Selected and various: N-S, Russians. (Folders      159         
              160-162)                                                       
28            Specific People                                                
              - Anthias (Folder 163)                                         
                                                                             
New Box       Contents                                           Old Box     
                                                                             
              - Paul Grenville (Folder 164)                                  
              - James Borg (Folder 165)                                      
              - Orin Anderson (Folder 165)                                   
              - Alick West (Folder 166)                                      
              - Maurice Carpenter (Folder 166)                               
              - Phil & Cressida (Folder 167)                                 
              - Paul Davies (Folder 168)                         158         

SERIES 2: MS (MANUSCRIPTS)

New Box       MS Number and Title                                Old Box     
                                                                             
29            1: Mermaid Theatre                                 50          
              1: Gainsborough                                    53          
              2: Greeks and Romans in Love, 1930                 114         
                                                                             
30            5: Essays for the Literature of Decay Writers      50          
              Group 1951; Part essay Kafka-                                  
              Kierkegaard-Nietsche; Some ms of Life Rarely                   
              Tells; Battle of Books                                         
              6: My Declamation, Script 1 A                      54          
              7: Greeks                                          62          
              7A: Anthias on Cypros                              135         
                                                                             
31            9 & 9A: The Runaway                                66, 133     
              10 & 10A: Fire and Water                           97, 153     
              11A: Crisscross                                    116         
                                                                             
32            11a: Something Wrong Somewhere - first version     62          
              and carbon of corrected copy                                   
              12: Hazlitt play                                   120         
              13: Alexander                                      113         
                                                                             
33            15: Armour of God                                  53          
              16: Helen Comes of Age: Love and Hate              51          
                  28a, 11a, 18, 24: Dangerous Choice;                        
                  Place of Women Guerillas; Vote                             
                  Elections; Public Health;                                  
                  Full Employment                                134         
                                                                             
34            29: The End of Rome                                50          
              30: Dylan Thomas                                   66          
              35: Nezval; Cry of Greece: Blake Broadsheet;                   
                  Greek Trash (?); Voice of Greece -                         
                  Leaflet: Peace is our Answer                   63          
                                                                             
35            37A: Power (USA Doc); Various                      66          
              39: Phil's Dickens                                 65          
              40: Poland Youth Songs                             134         
                                                                             
36            43: Flat Dwellers (1933)                           55          
                                                                             
New Box       MS Number and Title                                Old Box     
                                                                             
              43: End of Satyrs (1932)                           102         
              44: Masques                                        137         
                                                                             
37            45 (3): The End of Satyrs - 2 bundles              100, 116    
              48: English Roots                                  151         
                                                                             
38            49: Through the Gates                              55          
              50: John Donne                                     133         
              50a: John Donne                                    101         
                                                                             
30            51: The Great Oak                                  99          
              51A: The Great Oak                                 114         
              51B: The Great Oak                                 99          
                                                                             
40            52: Spirit of Australia                            113         
              54: Euripides, Mermaid                             153         
              55: Local Habitation                               114         
                                                                             
41            57: Donne Letters                                  151         
              58: Face of Poetry                                 115         
              60A: Caelius 2, Caelius 3                          133         
                                                                             
42            61: The Ancient World: complete ms and cuts made   98          
              in printed text                                                
              62: Life Rarely Tells                              113         
              62A: Roaring Twenties                              115         
                                                                             
43            63: Crisscross                                     99          
              66: Lauds Dream; Tuwim; Freedom (1939)             135         
              68: Beowulf                                        50          
                                                                             
44            69: Ariadne - 1st version                          133         
              71: Boudicca                                       134         
              71: Boudicca notes                                 113         
              71B: Boudicca and Hare (?)                         100         
                                                                             
45            72: Odds - Dragon Fight                            152         
              73: Alexander                                      97          
              74: Herodas                                        100         
              75: Sunset Ship (1)                                52          
                                                                             
46            75A: Sunset Ship                                   98?         
              75B: Sunset Ship                                   99          
              76B: S--- Bright                                   152         
              78: Apollon                                        135         
                                                                             
47            79: Correspondence                                 52          
              80: Local History                                  151         
              81: Astrology - Final Best                         54          
                                                                             
48            82A: Roman Egypt - Mss and notes                   113         
              83A: Leisure and Pleasure                          75          
                                                                             
New Box       MS Number and Title                                Old Box     
                                                                             
              83: Leisure and pleasure in R.E.                   74          
                                                                             
49            86: Thunder Underground; Korean ---; Choice of     135         
              Times                                                          
              87: Choice of Times; DHL Essay                     74          
                                                                             
50            88a, 94a: Man and the Alien Thing                  114         
              90: Socialist Realism (early 1950s);                           
              Man and Nature (early 1950s); First drafts (1962)              
              102                                                            
                                                                             
51            91B: Civil War                                     100         
              91C: Diggers and Fifth Monarchists                 100         
              92: Russian Poetry - draft version 1954            151         
              93: Romania, 1952                                  100         
              96: Short poems, translations etc                  66          
                                                                             
52            95, 95A, 95B: Crack Across the World's             116         
               Face; The Whole Man and the Alien Thing                       
              97: Seventeenth century - notes, etc for3          137         
              chapters W & N                                                 
                                                                             
53            98: Marx, Engels poems - drafts and literal        53          
              versions                                                       
              99: Daphnis Chloe                                  117         
              100: Spasmodics                                    136         
                                                                             
54            101: Cezanne (2)                                   117         
              101A: Cezanne                                      97          
              101A: Cezanne                                      138         
                                                                             
55            102: Short History Culture (1960) - first draft                
              105: Arthur                                        101         
              106: Tyler                                         62          
              107: Death of Hero                                 64          
                                                                             
56            109: The Todd Inheritance                          76          
              100: Meetings with poets                           54          
              111: Thunder Underground - early version           120         
                                                                             
57            111: Thunder Underground (2 bundles)               76          
                                                                             
58            114: Joseph Priestley                              97          
              115: Astrology - final copy                        65          
                                                                             
59            116: Alchemy - carbon copy                         101         
              118: G-R Manners and Morals - carbon               64          
              121B: Courbet                                      115         
                                                                             
60            123D: Normans                                      66          
              125: Normans - 2nd copy                            98          
                                                                             
New Box       MS Number and Title                                Old Box     
                                                                             
              127A: Mermaid                                      153         
              128X: Bruno Candelaio                              52          
              128Y: Bruno play                                   66          
                                                                             
61            130, 156, 167: Moment of Choice; Rising Tide:      63          
              War Film: Cry of Greece                                        
              132: BBC script - proofs of Broken Word; Proofs    66          
              Petronius: Proofs Daphnis & Chloe; Notes                       
              Sidonius Themis                                                
              133: Helen                                         153         
                                                                             
62            133: Helen - 2nd copy and odds                     120         
              133A: Helen Material; Crack notes                  52          
              133A: Helen - Corrections and Illustrations        152         
                                                                             
63            133C: Helen                                        137         
              133D: Helen I, II and III - Proofs (3 vols)        66, 99,     
                                                                 136         
              134: Essay on Byzantium; Notes on Paulus Silent    152         
                                                                             
64            137: Energy - 2nd copy                             64          
              135: Scripts, Films                                101         
              139: Dickens                                       152         
                                                                             
65            142: Papadem Etriou                                66          
              142A: Greece                                       51          
              142B: Book on Greece, The Undefeated               136         
                                                                             
66            145: F & After - Proofs                            67          
              147: Letters, Vance and Nettie Palmer (?)          51          
              148A: Gorky, Permissive Society (Decay and                     
              Renewal)                                                       
              150: Stancu - Romanian Novel                       137         
                                                                             
67            152: Russian Poems                                 74          
              153: Mermaid                                       63          
              154: Starfish Road                                 138?        
              158A and B: Docks (2 bundles)                      137, 62     
              159: Phil's Dickens                                117         
                                                                             
68            160A: Blastpower                                   67          
              160B: Blastpower - Illustrations                   62          
              161: Not by J.L.                                   67          
                                                                             
69            164: Origins Alienation; Death Sp (?) King; My     54          
              Marxism; End of Rome (ca.1934)                                 
              168A(?): Troubadors - 2nd copy                     138         
              169: Monster City: Defoe - Proofs                  55          
                                                                             
70            169: Defoe's London - first version notes etc      51          
              169A: Defoe - final                                65          
                                                                             
New Box       MS Number and Title                                Old Box     
                                                                             
              169X: Age of Defoe                                 115         
                                                                             
71            172: Gainsborough - carbon copy                                
              172A: Gainsborough - 1st version                   55          
              172X: Odds mss - Blake, Defoe, Gainsborough        113         
              175A: Scripts - various                            52          
                                                                             
                                                                             
72            176A: Material                                     100         
                                                                             
              Titles with no numbers                                         
                                                                             
              Blastpower and Ballistics: The original            77          
              bibliography of Clashing Rocks for ref.                        
                                                                             
73            . Blastpower - proofs                              77          
              . Calendar Golden Age                              75          
              . Cornish Literature                                           
              . First History of Culture                         75          
              . Short History of Culture - 1st version                       
                                                                             
74            . Korean War Story                                 75          
              . Mermaid                                                      
              . Nathan the wise                                  77          
              . The Roman World                                  77          
                                                                             
75            . Starfish Road                                                
              . Social Realism                                   75          
              . Tribal Forms                                     75          
              . Thunder Underground                              76?         
              . Valkenburg Glass                                             
              . Four untitled items                              75          

SERIES 3: ACTIVITIES

7-78          Unsorted                                           56-58       

SERIES 4: ALCHEMY

79            Unsorted                                           59          

SERIES 5: ANTHROPOLOGY

80            Unsorted                                           60          

SERIES 6: ARCHAEOLOGY

81-82         Unsorted                                           61, 68      

SERIES 7: ART

83-84         Unsorted                                           69, 70      

SERIES 8: ASTROLOGY

85            Unsorted                                           71          

SERIES 9: A.W.

86-87         Unsorted                                           72, 73      

SERIES 10: BLAKE

88-89         Unsorted                                           78, 79      

SERIES 11: THE BLOOD VOTE

9

0             (Added 28 June 1985)                               82          

SERIES 12: CLASHING ROCKS

91-93         Unsorted                                           83-84, 91   

SERIES 13: CLEO

93            Unsorted                                           91          

SERIES 14: COLLECTED POEMS - J.L.

94-96         Unsorted                                           92, 93, 94  

SERIES 15: COURBET

96-97         Unsorted                                           94, 95      

SERIES 16: DIARIES

98-99         1957, 1963-67, 1972-77, 1978-83                    96, 109     

SERIES 17: E, EGYPT

100-102       Unsorted                                           110, 111,   
                                                                 112         

SERIES 18: EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

103           Unsorted                                           118         

SERIES 19: ESSEX AND CASTLE HEDINGHAM

104           Unsorted.  Roman Sites, Essex.  Connected with     119         
              Castle Hedingham and pottery                                   

SERIES 20: FOLKTALES

105           Unsorted                                           127         

SERIES 21: GENERAL

105           Unsorted                                           127         

SERIES 22: H, HISTORY

106           Unsorted                                           128         

SERIES 23: HOGARTH

107-108       Unsorted                                           129, 130    

SERIES 24: JL FESTSCHRIFT

109           Unsorted                                           131         

SERIES 25: LOCAL SITES

110           Unsorted                                           132         

SERIES 26: MEDIEVAL

110           Unsorted                                           132         

SERIES 27: M, MARXISM

111-112       Unsorted                                           145-146     

SERIES 28: MATERIAL

113           Unsorted                                           147         

SERIES 29: NOTES AND NOTEBOOKS

14            Unsorted                                           148         

SERIES 30: NOVEL

115           Unsorted                                           149         

SERIES 31: ODDS

116-124       Unsorted                      12-14, 16-17, 150, 154, 155,     
                                            156                              

SERIES 32: P

125-127       Unsorted                      15, 18, 19                       

SERIES 33: PAMPHLETS

127-128       Unsorted                      19, 20                           

SERIES 34: PERSONAL?

129           Unsorted                      21                               

SERIES 35: POEMS AND POETRY

130-133                                     22, 23, 24,                      
                                            160                              

SERIES 36: PRINTED MATTER AND PRESS CUTTINGS

134           Unsorted                      25                               

SERIES 37: R

135           Unsorted                      26                               

SERIES 38: ROMAN EGYPT, ROMAN NILE

136           Unsorted                      27                               

SERIES 39: ROMANS I

137           Unsorted, anything to do with Romans.            28            
              Probably relates to Series 38                                  

SERIES 40: SCIENCE

138           Unsorted                                         29            

SERIES 41: SCRIPTS

138-139       Unsorted                                         29, 30        

SERIES 42: SELF

140-144       Unsorted                                         31-35         

SERIES 43: STARFISH ROAD

145           Unsorted                                         37            

SERIES 44: SUMMARIES

145           Unsorted                                         37            

SERIES 45: SW (SMALL WORKS)

146-149       Unsorted                                         36, 38-40     

SERIES 46: T

150           Unsorted                                         42            

SERIES 47: THE TROUBADORS

151            Unsorted                                        41            

SERIES 48: TURNER

152           Unsorted                                         43            

SERIES 49: WILLIAM MORRIS

153-156       Unsorted                                         44-47         

SERIES 50: WORKS BY OTHERS

156           Unsorted                                         47            
157           Kaufmann, V. Palmer                              48            
158           Unsorted                                         49            

SERIES 51: SMALL GROUPS (TITLES AND NUMBERS)

159-160       Unsorted                                         5, 6          

SERIES 52: SMALL GROUPS (TITLES AND NO NUMBERS)

161-163       Unsorted                                         7-9           
164           Dylan and Edith Sitwell; Hungarian and           10            
              Bulgarian Writers                                              
165           Unsorted                                         11            

SERIES 53: MISCELLANEOUS

166           Unsorted.  These are loose pages and small   1 items which    
              in the final analysis will still be 'miscellaneous'           

SERIES 54: QUERIES (?)

167-169       Unsorted.  These are bundles or items which on      2-4        
              closer examination may be linked with other groups             

SERIES 55: BOOKS AND PROOFS

170-171                                                           161        

Addition 7 July 1986

170           Letters to Lindsay form K.S. Prichard and           161        
              Christina Stead                                                

Addition 20 February 1991

170           Photocopied article "Fundamental                    161        
              Reconsiderations": and letter from Emile Burns,                
              15 July 1946