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Letters, 1981-1984 [manuscript]
Bib ID 703916
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Marshall, Alan, 1902-1984
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1981-1984 
1 cm. (1 folder). 
Summary

Forty-three letters from Alan Marshall to Thelma Henry, six handwritten autographs on fly-leaves torn out of books he had inscribed to her, three greeting cards, and a letter from Henry to Marshall, dated 7 January 1984 and annotated "My last letter to Alan". Marshall's letters date from 30 July 1981 to 21 December 1983, covering the period right up to a month before Marshall died. The first letter gives a very useful summary of the events in Marshall's life, his family and his physical condition. Another good letter contains an account of the trial of Robert Close, author of Love me sailor. Marshall was involved because Close dedicated the book to him.

Biography/History

Mrs Henry knew Alan Marshall since the war. He visited her home when his mother asked her to take him and "take him off his feet" to help him recover from the effects of the crutches crushing his lungs. After the war, and since Mrs Henry settled in Florida, the two corresponded.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 7011.

Subjects Marshall, Alan 1902-1984 -- Correspondence  |  Henry, Thelma -- Correspondence.  |  Authors, Australian -- Correspondence.
Time Coverage 1981-1984 
Occupation Authors

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