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Papers of Rolf Boldrewood, 1861-1922 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1102156
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Boldrewood, Rolf, 1826-1915
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1861-1922] 
18 cm. 
Summary

The collection includes 5 diaries, 1898-1899, and 1904 and 1911 which feature newspaper cuttings and some letters and photographs. Also included are poems and other MS by Boldrewood and a typed copy of a journal kept on board ship from Marseilles to Melbourne in 1861. There are also letters regarding the picture rights of Robbery under arms and correspondence between Rose Browne (Boldrewoods's daughter) and J. A. Ferguson.

Biography/History

Thomas Alexander Browne (1826-1915), who used the pseudonym 'Rolf Boldrewood' was a police magistrate in various towns in Victoria and New South Wales between 1871 and 1895. He wrote many novels, the most famous being Robbery under arms (1888), and an autobiographical volume, Old Melbourne memories.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 3208.

Diaries available on microfilm at mfm G 7253-7254.

Source of Acquisition Sir John Ferguson Collection. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; B1135

Subjects Boldrewood, Rolf, 1826-1915 -- Archives.  |  Boldrewood, Rose -- Correspondence.  |  Ferguson, John Alexander, 1881-1969 -- Correspondence.  |  Authors, Australian -- Australia -- 19th century -- Archives.  |  Voyages and travels.
Time Coverage 1981-1922 
Occupation Authors.
Other authors/contributors Boldrewood, Rose  |  Ferguson, John Alexander, 1881-1969

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