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Papers of William Douglass Forsyth, 1875-1993 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1104502
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Forsyth, W. D. (William Douglass), 1909-1993
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description 1875-1993 
16.35 m. (102 boxes) + 2 folio boxes. 
Summary

The collection includes diaries and appointment books (1954-92), research papers and articles (1938-41), papers relating to the Australian Institute of International Affairs, papers concerning the Department of Information (1941-42), Department of External Affairs papers (comprising handwritten diary notes, draft reports, correspondence, photographs, miscllaneous notes and various policy papers from 1942-48 and 1956-59), South Pacific Commission correspondence and papers (1948-51 and 1956-66), United Nations correspondence, addresses and other papers (1951-56), political and technical reports, cables, dispatches, correspondence and photograph albums concerning Vietnam and Laos (1959-61).

There are also official reports, cables, correspondence, political dispatches and 'crisis diaries' concerning Lebanon (1967-68), papers relating to the Pacific Islands (1951-91), manuscripts, drafts, working notes, tapes and transcribed tapes, research materials, letters and notes for his three-part biography, post retirement correspondence and papers (1969-93), a series of press clippings on various subjects (1969-92) and printed material.

Biography/History

Diplomat and public servant. Joined Department of External Affairs 1942, retired 1969. Counsellor of Australian Embassy, Washington DC, 1947-48. Secretary-General South Pacific Commission, 1948-51 and 1963-66. Australian Permanent Representative of United Nations, New York, 1951-56. Ambassador to South Vietnam 1959-61 and Minister to Laos, 1959-60. Ambassador to Lebanon, 1967-68. See Who's Who 1977 page 396 for more information.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 5700.

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Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; D956.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Forsyth, W. D. (William Douglass), 1909-1993 -- Archives.  |  Diplomats -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Australia -- Officials and employees -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1875-1993 
Occupation Diplomats.  |  Public servants.

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