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Papers of Jennie Scott Griffiths, circa 1875-1993 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1440105
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Griffiths, Jennie Scott, 1875-1951
 
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Access Conditions Part available for research; part requires permission for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1875-1993] 
1.41 m. (7 boxes) + 2 folders + 1 small folio box. 
Summary

MS 1071 comprises memoirs of Jennie Scott Griffiths' childhood and early married life in the United States and Fiji, and two books of newspaper cuttings relating to her involvement in feminist and socialist causes (2 folders).

The Acc02.050 instalment comprises correspondence, drafts of articles, short stories, plays and other writings, scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings and other papers (4 boxes).

The Acc08.058 instalment includes two scrapbooks, the first containing writings of Griffiths (indexed), which contain, One Out of Ten, Ciwa Griffiths, and the second (indexed) marked "literary cuttings" containing cuttings from newspapers (many concerning the Red Flag prisoners) with handwritten notes (1 box).

The Acc10.211 instalment comprises photographs, poems, correspondence and realia relating to the life of Jennie Scott Griffiths. Of particular interest are membership cards of various leftist organisations in the USA and Australia. Also includes references and material relating to the last years of the Fiji Times and small items of realia (1 box).

The Acc11.064 instalment comprisies poems, manuscripts, transcripts and memiors by Jennie Scott Griffiths (original and copied material), correspondence, newcuttings and articles. Also included is a typescript of Aurthur Brown's 'Recollections of Fiji', and photocopies of Military Intellegence Reports (1917-1919) issued by the National Archives to Gerry Whitmont, Jennie Scott Griffiths' great-granddaughter, in 1983 (1 box).

The Acc14.033 instalment comprises a handbag with a dedication plaque presented to Jennie Scott Griffiths by the Red Flag Prisoners in 1919 with a letter and photograph which were kept in the handbag. Included is a dedicated book of the "Memoirs of Mary A. Maverick, San Anotonio's First American Woman" (1 small folio box).

Biography/History

Journalist and political activist. Jennie Scott Griffiths was a champion of women's rights and a campaigner in many labour groups in Australia, Fiji and the United States. She contributed to and edited, a number of papers and magazines in Australia and the Pacific as well as writing plays and productions for various labour groups.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 1071, MS Acc02.050, MS Acc08.058, MS Acc10.211, MS Acc11.064, MS Acc14.033.

Some photocopies.

Originals in private ownership.

Subjects Griffiths, Jennie Scott, 1875-1951 -- Archives.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Political activists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Women political activists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Feminists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Women's rights -- Australia.  |  Labor movement -- Australia.  |  Women in the labor movement -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1875-1993 
Occupation Journalists.  |  Political activists.  |  Feminists.
Terms of Use Copying of Jennie Scott Griffiths' copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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