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Papers of Maxine Poynton-Baker relating to Sydney Tomholt, 1930-1981 [manuscript]
Bib ID 4920123
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Tomholt, Sydney, 1884-1974
 
Access Conditions Permission required for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1930-1981] 
1.10 m. (6 boxes) + 1 small carton. 
Summary

MS Acc09.131 comprises news clippings, ephemera, letters and notes from various friends including Betty Howard, Thelma Afford, Dulcie and Andrea Stretton, Nancy Keesing and Mark Hertzberg; various books containing letters, including a history of Parramatta by Keith Macarthur Brown with a series of letters from the author; association copies of books inscribed to Maxine Poynton-Baker and Sydney Tomholt from authors such as Ray Mathew, Guy Howarth, Tom Inglis Moore, R.D. Fitzgerald, Frank Dalby Davison, Hugh McCrae, Sumner Locke Elliot and others (4 boxes, 1 small carton).

The Acc10.068 instalment comprises letters from Maxine to John and Tommy (i.e. Sydney Tomholt), February-June 1944; letters from Tommy to Maxine, 1936-1951 (some black and white photographs enclosed); correspondence with various friends including Brydie (surname unknown), Marie (surname unknown) and Miss Eve Braby, 1956-1972; and, letters to Maxine (some to Maxine and Tommy) from Betty Howard, 1970-1981.

The instalment also includes a chocolate box containing clippings, photographs, letters and telegrams to Maxine, 1932-1951, including many from Tommy; card box containing black and white photographs, many depicting Tommy and Maxine, 1936-1945, an invitation to the wedding of Nancy Keesing in 1955, and various Christmas cards; and published books, most annotated or signed by authors or holding loose news clippings or photographs (2 boxes).

Biography/History

Maxine Poynton-Baker (née Murray-Jones), was the longtime friend and companion of the Australian playwright and critic, Sydney John Tomholt.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc09.131, MS Acc10.068.

Associated materials: Papers of Sydney Tomholt, 1919-1973 MS 5807.

Related Material Maxine Poynton-Baker interviewed by Diana Ritch; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 5201. 
Subjects Tomholt, Sydney, 1884-1974 -- Archives.  |  Dramatists, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Critics -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Australian drama -- 20th century.  |  Australian literature -- 20th century.  |  Performing arts -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1930-1981 
Occupation Dramatists.  |  Film critics.  |  Music critics.  |  Theatre critics.
Other authors/contributors Poynton-Baker, Maxine, 1913-2007  |  Howard, Betty, 1913-2008  |  Keesing, Nancy, 1923-1993  |  Brown, Keith Macarthur, -1962

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