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Papers of William Morris Hughes, circa 1865-1958 (bulk 1930-1949) [manuscript]
Bib ID 527195
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Hughes, W. M. (William Morris), 1862-1952
 
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Description [ca. 1865-1958] 
approximately 53.60 m. (236 boxes) + 27 fol. boxes + 9 elephant folios. 
Summary

MS 1538 comprises correspondence, 1903-1952, diaries and notebooks, 1916-1951, financial papers, newspaper cuttings, photographs, family papers and political papers as well as much of William Morris Hughes' published output of books, press articles and speeches. The date coverage of the collection is uneven with only a small portion of papers relating to Hughes' activities from 1894-1917. Much of the material is concentrated towards the 1930s and 1940s. The political papers include Hughes' time as prime minister, 1915-1923, as a backbencher, 1923-1934 and 1941-1952, as well as his various ministerial positions, 1934-1941 (236 boxes, 27 fol. boxes, 9 elephant folios).

Biography/History

William Morris (Billy) Hughes was an Australian politician, parliamentarian and prime minister, 1915-1923. Further biographical information at http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-867467

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 1538.

Selected items are also available online at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms1538-10

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Pictures and Manuscripts Reading Room and online at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms1538 
Subjects Hughes, W. M. - (William Morris), - 1862-1952 - Archives.  |  Prime ministers - Australia - Archives.  |  Australia - Politics and government - 1901-1945.
Time Coverage 1865-1958 
Occupation Federal politicians.  |  Prime ministers.
Terms of Use Copying of William Morris Hughes' copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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