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Papers of Alan Villiers 1900-1980 [manuscript]
Bib ID 484857
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Villiers, Alan, 1903-1982
 
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Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1900-1980 
19.6 m. (140 boxes) 
Summary

This collection consists of various papers relating to his careers as an author and sailor. The collection has been arranged into the following series: subject files with correspondence in alphabetical order and miscellaneous correspondence filed in chronological order (1940-77); personal files, family letters and autobiographical notes (1919-80); general drafts; diaries , journals, logs and notebooks (1920-75); contracts, agreements and accounts (1945-78); films and filmscripts (1956-71); war service (1938-46); "Joseph Conrad" (1934-38); Mayflower II (1955-70); Captain James Cook and the "Endeavour" (1961-78); Francis Drake (1971-74); Charles Darwin (1964-69); Arabia, Arabian Sea and East Africa (1938-78); National Maritime Museum (1948-75); National Geographic Society; nonesuch committee; overseas visits; files on lectures; work by others; research material on ships (1935-55); maps and charts; photographs; scrapbooks (1923-31); press cuttings (1900-72) and printed matter.

Biography/History

Writer and sailor. Alan Villiers was born on 23 September 1903, son of L.J. Villiers. Author of more than thirty books on sea-going and maritime history.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: NLA MS 6388.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-234431689

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (50 p.) available in the Special Collections Reading Room, and on the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms6388 
Subjects Villiers, Alan, 1903-1982 -- Archives.  |  Cook, James, 1728-1779.  |  Drake, Francis, approximately 1540-1596.  |  Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.  |  Joseph Conrad (Ship)  |  National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)  |  National Geographic Society (U.S.)  |  Endeavour (Ship)  |  Sailors -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Seafaring life.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1900-1980 
Occupation Sailors.  |  Authors.

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