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Papers of Sir Littleton Groom, circa 1886-1936 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1329329
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Groom, Littleton E. (Littleton Ernest), 1867-1936
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1886-1936] 
6.30 m. (42 boxes) + 2 fol. items. 

MS 236 comprises correspondence, 1886-1936, the bulk of this being political, but there are sections concerning Australian literature, including letters by and about Essex Evans and Steele Rudd (A.H. Davis), and a few letters concerning Burley Griffin and the Federal Commission and some relating to the foundation of the University of Queensland. There are also speeches, notes, memoranda, reports, photographs, programmes, invitations and miscellaneous papers. Correspondents include Cook, Deakin, Forrest, O'Malley, Fisher, Barton, Kingston, Griffith, Kirwaan, B.R. Wise, G.H. Wise, Lyne, Bavin, O'Connor, Hughes Watson, Isaacs, Higgins, Pearce, Quick, Garran, Glynn, T.T. Ewing, G.H. Knibbs, Mauger, W. Kidston, W.E. Johnson, E.L. Batchelor, F.G. Tudor, W. Massy Greene, Hume Cook, Atlee Hunt, D.F. Denham, G.W. Power, F. Gavan Duffy, R. Spencer Browne and T.E. Roseby (42 boxes, 2 fol. items).


Barrister and politician. Littleton Ernest Groom won the first federal by-election in 1901 and was the Member for the Darling Downs electorate from 1901-1925 and 1931-1936. Groom held various ministerial posts between 1905 and 1925, represented Australia at the Fifth Assembly of the League of Nations and was Speaker of the House of Representatives, 1926-1929. Groom was knighted in 1924.


Manuscript reference no.: MS 236.

Card index to correspondence available.

Associated materials: Papers of Sir Littleton and Lady Jessie Groom, circa 1867-1962 MS 10046.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia, A607.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (26 p.) available in the Special Collections Reading Room. 
Subjects Groom, Littleton E. (Littleton Ernest), 1867-1936 -- Archives.  |  Griffin, Walter Burley, 1876-1937.  |  University of Queensland -- History.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Lawyers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Australian literature.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1851-1901.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1901-1945.
Time Coverage 1886-1936 
Occupation Federal politicians.
Terms of Use Copying of Sir Littleton Groom's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 


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