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Commonplace book of Nettie Palmer, 1907-1936 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2167245
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Palmer, Nettie, 1885-1964
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1907-1936] 
0.03 m. (1 folder) 
Summary

MS 6531 comprises a commonplace book kept by Nettie Palmer in which she transcribed favourite pieces of poetry, extracts of prose writing, brief diary entries and personal reminisciences for the period 1907-1910, 1913-1914, 1918-1921 and 1936. Loose clippings, a drawing and manuscript notes inserted (1 folder).

Biography/History

Writer, literary critic and socialist. Janet Gertrude (Nettie) Palmer, wife of Vance Palmer, was well-known as a poet, biographer, critic, commentator, historian, diarist, letter writer, editor and translator. She was the daughter of John and Kitty Higgins and a niece of the politician and judge, Henry Bournes Higgins. Further biographical information at http://trove.nla.gov.au/people/573431

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 6531.

Single volume containing handwritten entries on pages numbered 2-108 and following 55 pages. Tan leather binding and corners with gilt embellishment and remnant of metal clasp; patterned endpapers. Colour floral decoration painted on front cover. Inscribed "Nettie Higgins, August 18th 1906", the volume was a twenty-first birthday gift to Nettie Higgins.

Photocopy available for reference.

Partly in French and Greek.

Subjects Palmer, Nettie, - 1885-1964 - Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.  |  Authors, Australian - 20th century - Archives.  |  Women authors, Australian - 20th century - Archives.  |  Commonplace-books.
Time Coverage 1907-1936 
Occupation Literary critics.  |  Authors.
Terms of Use Copying of Nettie Palmer's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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