National Library of Australia

You must be logged in to Tag Records
Papers, 1904-1996 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1109622
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Grant Watson, E. L. (Elliot Lovegood), 1885-1970
 
Related Online
Resources
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1904-1996 
70 cm. 
Summary

The collection consists of letters from a number of literary figures including Havelock Ellis and C.G. Jung, correspondence between E.L. Grant Watson and his mother while he was in Australia during the early part of this century, and letters from his friend, Ida; photographs; newspaper cuttings; texts of broadcast talks given by E.L. Grant Watson in the 1940s and a talk about him given in 1955; typed drafts of published and unpublished poems, novels, short stories and his autobiography; copies of some of his nature books and essays, novels and scientific works. Also includes correspondence between Dorothy Green, Katherine Grant Watson and daughter Josephine, and a manuscript copy of Katherine Grant Watson's autobiography, Between two worlds.

Biography/History

Novelist and biologist. Between 1910 and 1912 he accompanied anthropologist A. Radcliffe Brown and Daisy Bates to the north-west of Western Australia on a scientific expedition. This experience gave him a background for his Australian novels which include Journey under the southern stars (1968), Where bonds are loosed, (1914) and The partners (1933).

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: NLA MS 4950.

Related Material Related material : Papers of Paul Brennan at NLA MS 8116. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; C1159.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available. 
Subjects Grant Watson, E. L. - (Elliot Lovegood), - 1885-1970 - Archives.  |  Novelists, Australian - 20th century - Archives.  |  Biologists - Australia - Archives.
Time Coverage 1904-1967 
Occupation Novelists.  |  Biologists.
Other authors/contributors Green, Dorothy, 1915-1991  |  Grant Watson, Josephine  |  Grant Watson, Katharine

Online

In the Library

Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

Details Collect From
MS 4950 Pictures & Manuscripts Reading Room

Order a copy

- Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
close Can I borrow items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close What can I get online?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

Members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori communities are advised that this catalogue contains names and images of deceased people. All users of the catalogue should also be aware that certain words, terms or descriptions may be culturally sensitive and may be considered inappropriate today, but may have reflected the author's/creator's attitude or that of the period in which they were written.