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Papers of Geoffrey Dutton, 1898-1998 (bulk 1961-1998) [manuscript]
Bib ID 1357699
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Dutton, Geoffrey, 1922-1998
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1898-1998] 
23.0 m. (164 boxes) + 4 security binders + 10 fol. boxes + elephant folios. 

The papers in MS 7285 document the extraordinary range of a "man of letters" who was often researching and writing three or four books simultaneously, while at the same time compiling anthologies, editing magazines and attending conferences. They include correspondence, diaries, newspaper cuttings, photographs, drafts of poems, articles and books, minutes and memorandums from various publishing houses such as Sun Books and Penguin Books, journals and monographs. The correspondents include Patrick White, Russell Drysdale, David Campbell, Alister Kershaw, George Bailey, Helen Blackburn, David Foster, Professor Norman A. Jeffares, Walter Crocker, Jeffrey Smart, Donald Kerr, Richard Aldington, Roy Campbell, Manning Clark, A.D. Hope, Barry Humphries, Bob Brissenden, Judah Waten and Hal Missingham (164 boxes, 4 security binders, 10 fol. boxes, elephant folios).


Poet, biographer, editor, critic, publisher and journalist. Geoffrey Piers Henry Dutton wrote or edited over 200 books including poetry, fiction, biographies, art appreciation, travel books and critical essays.


Manuscript reference no.: MS 7285.

Digital content preserved (MS 7285)

Related Material Geoffrey Dutton MS 7285 collection; Also located at; National Library of Australia Oral History & Folklore collection ORAL TRC 3133. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; E938.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room and on the Internet at: 
Subjects Dutton, Geoffrey, 1922-1998 -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1898-1998 
Occupation Journalists.  |  Academics.  |  Authors.
Other authors/contributors Lucas, Robin, 1947-
Exhibited Selected items exhibited in: "The Life of Patrick White", National Library of Australia, 13 April - 8 July 2012, State Library of New South Wales, 20 August to 28 October 2012. 


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