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Papers of Elizabeth Riddell, 1982-1990 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1761691
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Riddell, Elizabeth, 1907-1998
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1982-1990] 
0.15 m. (1 box) 
Full contents 1. Drafts of poems and reviews by Riddell, including "First hearing", "Some people in summer" and those published in The Overland and The Bulletin. 2. Twelve letters and eight cards, 1984-1990, from Barrett Reid. Most were written while Reid was the editor of The Overland. 3. Cuttings and typescripts of articles and 18 poems by Barrett Reid, including an obituary of John Reid and "A landscape painter: the Sidney Nolan Retrospective Exhibition" and copies of Reid's correspondence with Max Harris. 4. Papers relating to Patrick White's Flaws in the Glass. 5. Letters of Stephen Murray-Smith (1982 and 1988) concerning the Dictionary of Australian Quotations. 
Biography/History

Journalist and poet. Born in Napier, New Zealand in 1907, Riddell came to Australia in 1928 and worked from the 1930s on a number of papers including "Smith's Weekly", "Daily Guardian" and for the Fairfax and Packer groups. During World War II she was a war correspondent in London, returning later to Australia as a feature writer and book reviewer for the "Daily Mirror", "The Australian" and "The Bulletin". Her poetry has won numerous awards and published as collected works (e.g. Selected poems, 1972) and in journals such as The Bulletin and Overland.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9236.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (2 p.) 
Subjects Riddell, Elizabeth, 1907-1998 -- Archives.  |  Poets, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1982-1990 
Occupation Journalists.  |  Poets.

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