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Papers of Geoffrey Dutton, 1898-1998 (bulk 1961-1998) [manuscript]
Bib ID 1357699
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Dutton, Geoffrey, 1922-1998
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1898-1998] 
23.0 m. (164 boxes) + 4 security binders + 10 fol. boxes + elephant folios. 
Summary

The papers in MS 7285 document the extraordinary range of a "man of letters" who was often researching and writing three or four books simultaneously, while at the same time compiling anthologies, editing magazines and attending conferences. They include correspondence, diaries, newspaper cuttings, photographs, drafts of poems, articles and books, minutes and memorandums from various publishing houses such as Sun Books and Penguin Books, journals and monographs. The correspondents include Patrick White, Russell Drysdale, David Campbell, Alister Kershaw, George Bailey, Helen Blackburn, David Foster, Professor Norman A. Jeffares, Walter Crocker, Jeffrey Smart, Donald Kerr, Richard Aldington, Roy Campbell, Manning Clark, A.D. Hope, Barry Humphries, Bob Brissenden, Judah Waten and Hal Missingham (164 boxes, 4 security binders, 10 fol. boxes, elephant folios).

Biography/History

Poet, biographer, editor, critic, publisher and journalist. Geoffrey Piers Henry Dutton wrote or edited over 200 books including poetry, fiction, biographies, art appreciation, travel books and critical essays.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 7285.

Selected items are also available in an electronic version via the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms7285

Digital content preserved (MS 7285)

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; E938.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Manuscript Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms7285 
Subjects Dutton, Geoffrey, - 1922-1998 - Archives.  |  Authors, Australian - 20th century - Archives.
Time Coverage 1898-1998 
Occupation Journalists.  |  Academics.  |  Authors.
Other authors/contributors Lucas, Robin, 1947-
Exhibited Selected items exhibited in: "The Life of Patrick White", National Library of Australia, 13 April - 8 July 2012, State Library of New South Wales, 20 August to 28 October 2012. 

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