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Papers of David Martin, 1937-1996 [manuscript]
Bib ID 701256
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Martin, David, 1915-1997
 
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Access Conditions Part available for research; part requires permission for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1937-1996] 
13.86 m. (99 boxes) + 1 fol. box. 
Summary

The bulk of the collection details Martin's tremendous literary output during the course of his career. There are papers relating to all of Martin's published works. These include notes, synopses, research material, edited drafts and reviews. There is a large collection of personal and business correspondence. Included is correspondence with family, editors, publishers and literary agents. Martin also corresponded with many well known Australian authors and included in the collection are letters from Phillip Adams, June Factor, Miles Franklin, Dame Mary Gilmore, Dorothy Hewett, Ken and Amirah Inglis, Nancy Keesing, John Manifold, Leonard Mann, Tom Inglis Moore, Pixie O'Harris, A.A. Phillips, Katharine Susannah Prichard and Kylie Tennant. Also included is a large collection of cuttings of Martin's contributions to newspapers and journals over the course of his career, dating from 1942.

Biography/History

David Martin (original name Ludwig Detsinyi) was born in Hungary in 1915. He moved to England in 1938 where he worked as editor of the Reynolds News and as a correspondent for the Daily Express and the BBC. In 1948 he travelled to India as British correspondent for the Daily Express. In 1949 he moved to Australia where he initially worked as a freelance journalist and editor of The Australian Jewish News. He went on to establish a reputation for himself in the literary field, working as an author, poet, journalist, editor, literary reviewer and playwright. He published a number of works in a variety of genres, produced weekly current affairs columns and contributed articles, literary reviews and short stories on a wide range of topics to newspapers and journals.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 6885.

Digital content preserved (MS 6885)

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; E750.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Manuscript Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://www.nla.gov.au/ms/findaids/6885.html 
Subjects Martin, David, - 1915-1997 - Archives.  |  Authors, Australian - 20th century - Archives.
Time Coverage 1937-1996 
Occupation Authors.
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545 0 |aDavid Martin (original name Ludwig Detsinyi) was born in Hungary in 1915. He moved to England in 1938 where he worked as editor of the Reynolds News and as a correspondent for the Daily Express and the BBC. In 1948 he travelled to India as British correspondent for the Daily Express. In 1949 he moved to Australia where he initially worked as a freelance journalist and editor of The Australian Jewish News. He went on to establish a reputation for himself in the literary field, working as an author, poet, journalist, editor, literary reviewer and playwright. He published a number of works in a variety of genres, produced weekly current affairs columns and contributed articles, literary reviews and short stories on a wide range of topics to newspapers and journals.
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