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Papers, 1887-1964 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1453996
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Neilson, John Shaw, 1872-1942
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1887-1964 
1 m. 
Summary

The collection, assembled by Harry F. Chaplin, includes manuscripts of poems by John Neilson (father of J.S. Neilson) and J.S. Neilson; autographed inscribed copies of published items: typescripts of poems; one working notebook and letters. Correspondents include J.K. Moir, James Devaney, Frank Neilson, R.H. Croll, A.G. Stephens, Margaret Sutherland, Kate Baker, B.J. Brady, H. McGrae, H. Hamington and Dr. E.G. Whittacker. Also an autobiography dictated and signed by J.S. Neilson in the form of letters to James Devaney. The collection includes material used by James Devaney in compiling his biography of Neilson.

Biography/History

John Neilson (1844-1922) father of John Shaw Neilson had a small quantity of poetry published, notably "Men of the Fifties." Because of eye-trouble, J.S. Neilson dictated most of his poetry and correspondence and very little autograph material survives.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 1145.

Studies in Australian Bibliography No. 13 (1964) housed with the collection).

Subjects Neilson, John Shaw, - 1872-1942 - Archives.  |  Devaney, James, - 1890-1976 - Correspondence.  |  Poets, Australian - 20th century - Archives.  |  Australian poetry.
Time Coverage 1887-1964 
Occupation Poets.
Other authors/contributors Chaplin, Harry F  |  Devaney, James, 1890-1976  |  Neilson, John, 1844-1922

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