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Papers, 1899-1970 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2294062
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Murdoch, Walter, 1874-1970
 
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Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1899-1970 
1 m. 
Summary

The Murdoch papers consist of correspondence; notebooks containing verse, notes, clippings, epigrams, etc; some small engagement diaries; typescript drafts of newspaper articles and radio talks, newspaper cuttings of book reviews and Murdoch's articles (including "Of books and men", "It seems to me", "Tours and detours", "Answers", and "After thoughts"); some published radio talks; a manuscript copy of Xanthippe by A. Panzini translated by Murdoch and F. Vanzetti (1931); and a set of Alfred Deakin's speeches to Parliament, 1903-1911. The correspondence comprises some family letters and letters from publishers, academics and writers. The correspondents include Alfred Deakin, Bernard O'Dowd, Mary Gilmore, Ernest Philpot, Sir Ernest Scott, B.H. Liddell Hart, C.E. Sayers, Sydney Jephcott, Rudyard Kipling, Nettie Palmer, G. Bernard Shaw, Kylie Tennant, Lord Bryce, Edmund Gosse, and H.G. Wells. There are also some miscellaneous Murdoch letters, and copies of letters, sent to Professor J.A. La Nauze in response to a public appeal for Murdoch papers.

Biography/History

Sir Walter Murdoch was born in Scotland, educated at the University of Melbourne and lectured there from 1904 to 1911. In 1913 he became the first Professor of English at the University of Western Australia, and retired in 1939. Between 1943 and 1947, he was its chancellor. Walter Murdoch was knighted in 1964, and died in July 1970.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 2987.

Some photocopies available. Available on microfilm at mfm G 18927.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; C787.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list (8 p.) available. 
Subjects Murdoch, Walter, - 1874-1970 - Archives.  |  Educators - Australia - Archives.
Time Coverage 1899-1970 
Occupation Academics.
Other authors/contributors Deakin, Alfred, 1856-1919  |  Vanzetti, Francesco, 1878-1967

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