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Papers of Sir Daryl Lindsay, 1884-1976 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1109562
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Lindsay, Daryl, 1890-1976
 
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Description [1884-1976] 
1.80 m. (9 boxes) + 1 fol. box. 
Summary

MS 4864 comprises a small collection of correspondence with Daryl Lindsay's brother Lionel and others, 1940-1976; papers relating to the establishment of the National Gallery in Canberra, 1966-1968; lectures, addresses and notes, 1953-1971, and photographs; together with many published monographs, catalogues, pamphlets and serials concerning art. Also included are Daryl Lindsay's experiences at Wave Hill, Northern Territory, ca. 1950; addresses, talks on art, and articles written about his family; and, a copy of the 1884 publication The Lindsay memoirs (9 boxes, 1 fol. box).

Biography/History

Artist and art gallery director. Ernest Daryl Lindsay was born in Creswick, Victoria, in 1890. After serving in France during World War I, Lindsay returned to Melbourne and became established as an artist. In 1941 he was appointed as the director of the National Gallery of Victoria, a position he retained until 1956. He also served on the National Capital Development Commission (NCDC), Commonwealth Art Advisory Board, 1953-1971, and the Commonwealth Stamp Board. He was the foundation president of the Victorian branch of the National Trust of Australia. Lindsay was created a Knight Bachelor in 1956 for services to art. In 1965 Lindsay published his autobiography with the title The leafy tree: my family.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 4864.

Associated materials: Letters of Sir Daryl Lindsay, 1953 MS 8666.

Related Material Daryl Lindsay interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1/6.  Interview with Sir Daryl Lindsay, artist; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 121/22. 
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Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; D351.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (6 p.) available in the Special Collections Reading Room. 
Subjects Lindsay, Daryl, 1890-1976 -- Archives.  |  Lindsay, Daryl, 1890-1976 -- Correspondence.  |  Lindsay, Lionel, Sir, 1874-1961 -- Correspondence.  |  National Gallery of Victoria -- Officials and employees -- Archives.  |  Painters -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Art museum directors -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Art, Australian -- 20th century.
Time Coverage 1884-1976 
Occupation Painters.  |  Art gallery directors.
Other authors/contributors Lindsay, Lionel, Sir, 1874-1961

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