Details concerning the Barton Papers finding aid may be found on the Project page.
Further details on the Barton Papers Collection may be found on the Overview page.
There are no access restrictions on any of the papers. The original papers may be consulted in the Manuscript Reading Room of the National Library which is open from 9.00am to 5.00 pm on weekdays.
The Barton papers are also available on Microfilm.
Although there are no restrictions on access to the Barton Papers, readers should be aware that under Australian law copyright subsists in nearly all the unpublished papers in the collection. The papers were digitised by the National Library with the permission of members of the Barton Family. Copyright in the letters received by Barton is held by the heirs of the writers of the letters. In accordance with Copyright regulations, the Library placed a notice in the Government Gazette listing all the correspondents and announcing its intention to reproduce the letters on the World Wide Web.
An example on how to cite this collection is available on the Overview page.
If you require assistance with your research and the use of the Library's manuscript material then Manuscripts staff are willing to assist. Contact details are available on the Manuscript assistance page.
The National Library holds further Barton-related manuscript material. Details on these may be found under Related Information.
Several hundred Manuscript finding aids are available on the National Library website. Lists of these may found via the Manuscripts Finding Aid page.
On this page you may enter a term or terms for items that you wish to retrieve.
Simply type in a word or words and select Search or press Enter. The more words you give, the better results you'll get. Here is an example:
Australasia Federal Council
Remember, this Search will only retrieve documents or pages in the Barton Papers finding aid.
Readers using the Barton Papers may make print-outs for research purposes. You may download, display, print and reproduce this content for your personal or non-commercial use but only in an unaltered form and with the copyright acknowledged. However, anyone wishing to publish manuscript items in the Barton Papers should in the first instance seek the permission of the Manuscript Librarian of the National Library. If necessary, the Library can then refer the request to the appropriate copyright holder.
In order to read this file it is necessary to have Adobe Acrobat software installed on your computer. This software is is free and is available to be downloaded from the Adobe site.
Image pages are able to be printed directly from your browser. However, the printed results may vary according to your Browser and Page Setup. For best results, if you wish to print landscape images then the Browser Page Setup should be set to Landscape before printing otherwise not all of the image will be printed. If you are using Internet Explorer 5.5 a large image may be truncated. If you are using Netscape 4.7 then a large image may be split across two pages.
Individual images may be copied directly by activating the image using the right mouse button and then choosing the appropriate "save" option for your browser:
Select a directory for the image to be saved to and save, then open the document using the appropriate application.
In addition to printing pages directly from your browser or saving and copying pages or images for use in another application, it is possible to obtain copies of items from our Manuscript staff.
Within the limitations imposed by the Copyright Act, 1968, staff can undertake a limited amount of photocopying on your behalf, either for retention by you or for interlibrary loan through your local library. In either case, there is a limit of 200 exposures per reader. You should be aware that with most modern manuscripts it is unlikely that copies can be supplied without the permission of the copyright owners or their heirs. It will often be more practical for you to take notes.
High resolution digital masters are also available on request to the Manuscripts Librarian. This is a commercial service and a fee will be charged.
If a known item of the collection has not yet been digitised or made available online you may request that it be digitised.
If you wish to publish material from the Library's manuscript collections, you will need to obtain permission from the Library as custodian of the material. You will also need to obtain copyright clearance with any copyright holders. You will need to provide an accompanying citation to acknowledge the National Library as custodian, and including the location number of the item. You should note that in signing a photocopy declaration form a you are agreeing to use the copies for the purpose of private study only.