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Papers of Owen Webster, 1939-1975 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1128468
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Webster, Owen, 1927-1975
 
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Description [1939-1975] 
5.12 m. (33 boxes) + 3 fol. items. 
Summary

The Webster papers consist of letters, notes and drafts connected with his research into the life of Frank Dalby Davison, and of his own personal papers. The latter includes correspondence, notebooks, diaries (1949-1975), school reports, subject files, cuttings, handwritten and typed drafts and galley proofs of plays short stories and novels, printed material, theatre programs and books. The correspondence includes letters from Margaret Jones, Eivin Borgsmidt, Jennifer Owen, Aage Henriksen, Jill Hellyer, William Golding, Doris Lessing, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Walter Murdoch, Joan Mas, Alex Carey, Jessie Mason, Georg Jansen, Frank Hainsworth, Bill Green, Roger Hudson, Arthur Hughes, Peter Innocent, Madge Hooper, Bruce Gillespie, Lawrence Durrell, Dal Stivens, Marjorie Barnard, and Peter Mathers. Other letters are from the Australian Society of Authors, the Fellowship of Australian Writers, publishers, newpapers and magazines, the Australian and British Broadcasting Corporations, and Webster's parents. The material about F.D. Davison includes copies of the correspondence copies of correspondence, 1932-1970 between Beatrice Davis of Angus and Robertson and Davison, and letters to Webster about Davison from libraries and people such as Davison's wife Marie, writers who knew Davison, and the publisher Bob Cugley.

Biography/History

Journalist and writer of plays, short stories, and novels, who was working on a biography of Frank Dalby Davison at the time of his death.

Notes

Manuscripts reference no. : MS 4805.

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Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; C1130.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list (3 p.) available. 
Subjects Webster, Owen, 1927-1975 -- Archives.  |  Davison, Frank Dalby, 1893-1970 -- Biography.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1939-1975 
Occupation Authors.  |  Journalists.

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