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Papers of Oscar Mendelsohn, 1928-1977 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2264898
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Mendelsohn, Oscar, 1896-1978
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1928-1977 
4.2 m. (30 boxes) 
Summary

Literary and music manuscripts, correspondence, reviews, broadcasts, records of associations, publications, photographs and newspaper cuttings. Among the manuscripts are drafts of A waltz with Matilda, My laughing stock, Salute to onions, Along the eastern wall, Guide to Australian wine and spirits, From cellar to kitchen and Questioned documents and outrageous liars. Correspondents include: Max Meldrum, Percy Leason, W.A. Osborne, G. Hermon Gill, Clem Semmler, Owen Sperling, Geri Ettinger and Roland Thorp. There is a good deal of correspondence, reports and publications of the Australian Consumers' Association (1962-1973) and also files on the Unitarian Assembly of Victoria, Melbourne Unitarian Peace Memorial Church, Australian Pure Food Society, Fellowship of Epicures and the Wine and Food Society.

Biography/History

Chemist, writer, composer. President of Fellowship of Australian Writers, President of Fellowship of Trenchermen. Author of Drinking with Pepys, Guide to Australian wines and spirits, A waltz with Matilda and other works. He died in 1978.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 1857.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; E38.

Index/Finding Aid Note List available (8 p.). 
Subjects Mendelsohn, Oscar, - 1896-1978 - Archives.  |  Australian Consumers' Association.  |  Authors, Australian - Archives.  |  Composers - Australia - Archives.
Time Coverage 1928-1977 
Occupation Composers  |  Authors

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