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Papers of Alfred Deakin, 1804-1973 (bulk 1880-1919) [microform]
Bib ID 1688517
Format MicroformMicroform, ManuscriptManuscript
Deakin, Alfred, 1856-1919
Access Conditions Available for research. 
Description [1804-1973] 
49 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. 

Papers include correspondence, diaries, notebooks, legal briefs, press cuttings, pamphlets, books, official documents and publications, menus, programmes, literary manuscripts, bills, receipts, photographs and tourist publications. Deakin corresponded with international, national, state and local politicians, Sir Edmund Barton among them. The collection documents the moves towards Federation and the early Commonwealth ministries. Correspondents also include Lord Tennyson, Lord Northcote, R.E. O'Connor, Richard Jebb, L.S. Amery, R.M. Collins, Sir Walter James, Sir William Lyne, Arthur Jose, David Syme, B.R. Wise, Sir Samuel Griffith, Sir Josiah Symon, Sir John Quick and Hubert Murray. Family papers include letters from Deakin's parents, sister (Catherine), wife, daughters and son-in-law Herbert Brookes.


Alfred Deakin was a barrister and journalist who served three terms as prime minister of Australia between 1903-1910.


The guide to the papers and all series except series 21 and 22 were filmed. Printed list available for reel numbers, series and item numbers.

Selected items also available online at: http//

Microfilm copy of original documents held in the National Library of Australia Manuscript collection at MS 1540, Series 1-20, 23.

Related Material Related material includes the Imperial Federation League, Victorian Branch minute books, 1885-1910 held at mfm G 25077; the Gospel according to Swedenborg at mfm G 24615; and Papers of Alfred Deakin: travel letters 1885-1887 at mfm G 15843. 
Reproduction Microfilm. Balgowlah, N.S.W. : W. & F. Pascoe Pty. Ltd. for the National Library of Australia : Available from the National Library of Australia, 1999. 49 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room. 
Subjects Deakin, Alfred, 1856-1919 -- Archives.  |  Deakin, Catherine, 1850-1937 -- Correspondence.  |  Barton, Edmund, Sir, 1849-1920 -- Correspondence.  |  Brookes, Herbert, 1867-1963 -- Correspondence.  |  Prime ministers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1851-1901.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1901-1914.
Time Coverage 1804-1973 
Other authors/contributors Deakin, Catherine, 1850-1937  |  Barton, Edmund, Sir, 1849-1920  |  Brookes, Herbert, 1867-1963
Terms of Use Copying of Alfred Deakin's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 
Available From Preservation Reformatting Unit, National Library of Australia, Canberra ACT 2600 


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