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Papers of Ray Mathew, 1945-2001 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2180493
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Mathew, Ray, 1929-2002
 
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Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1945-2001 
4.8 m. (32 boxes) + 1 fol. box. 
Summary

The collection includes: general and publishers' correspondence; unpublished literary magazines edited and containing contributions by Mathew; typescripts of plays, poems and articles; hand drawn programs and flyers; sketchbooks by Pixie O'Harris; artwork; cuttings books; photographs; and printed material including programs, music, pamphlets and books. Early correspondence describes the Australian literary and theatrical scene from the 1940s until the early 1960s. Major correspondents include William H. Peters, Pixie O'Harris, Russell Cope, Nancy Keesing, Eunice Hanger, Christopher Koch and Tony Hippisley.

Biography/History

Australian poet, playwright, short story writer and novelist who left Australia in 1960, never to return. Publications include Song and dance (1956), A Bohemian affair (1961), A spring song (1961), The joys of possession (1967), and with Mena Abdullah, The time of the peacock (1965).

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 8264.

Related Material Related materials: Literary manuscripts of Mathew are held by the National Library of Australia at MS 5634 and MS 5633.  Mathew correspondence is held by the National Library in the R.L. Cope Papers (MS 3421), Pixie O'Harris Papers (MS 4800) and Colin Thiele Papers (MS 8556).  A poetry reading by Ray Mathew is held by the National Library in the Oral History Section at ORAL DeB 244. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (6 p.) 
Subjects Mathew, Ray, 1929-2002 -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1945-2001 
Occupation Authors.
Other authors/contributors O'Harris, Pixie, 1903-1991  |  Koch, C. J. (Christopher John), 1932-2013  |  Cope, R. L. (Russell Leslie), 1931-  |  Peters, William H., 1933-

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