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Papers of E.J. Brady, 1914-1951 [manuscript]
Bib ID 182677
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Brady, E. J. (Edwin James), 1869-1952
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1914-1951] 
0.09 m. (3 v.) 

MS 8672 comprises three volumes. 1. Bound volume containing original manuscript biography of John Archibald by E.J. Brady, 1944. It also contains "Notes on J.F. Archibald", copy of letter to "A.G.S." from Randolph Bedford, 1914, and letters from Brady to H.S. Temby, 1944. 2. Bound volume containing original letters to Brady in which the correspondents recall their association with Archibald. Correspondents include Miles Franklin, Will Ashton and Sydney Ure Smith. Also contains copies of Brady's outward correspondence relating to his biography of J.F. Archibald, a photograph marked "Nathan F. Spielvogel", and a letter to Harry Chaplin, 1949, from Brady. 3. Bound volume compiled by Harry F. Chaplin containing material by and relating to Brady, Mallacoota, Victoria, 1924-1951. All volumes contain bookplates of Harry F. Chaplin.


Journalist, writer and socialist. Edwin James Brady was born at Carcoar, New South Wales in 1869. He was educated in the United States where the Brady family lived briefly, and in Sydney after their return to Australia in 1882. Following the shipping strike of 1890 Brady joined the Labor Electoral League and became editor of its journal, The Australian workman. His first book of verse, The ways of many waters, was published in 1899, establishing him as an authentic writer of ballads and sea shanties. He edited The grip in Grafton from 1901-1903 and, in 1904, became editor of the Labor newspaper, The worker. Between 1902 and 1944 he published a number of books of verse and prose, including Australia unlimited (1918). From 1914 until his death Brady lived at Mallacoota in Victoria. Further biographical information at


Manuscript reference no.: MS 8672.

Associated materials: Papers of E.J. Brady, circa 1890-1952 MS 206.

Associated materials: Papers of E.J. Brady, 1944-1952 MS Acc11.107.

Associated materials: Correspondence with E.J. Brady, 1947-1949 MS 8907.

Source of Acquisition Donated through the Australian Government's Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme. 
Subjects Brady, E. J. (Edwin James), 1869-1952 -- Archives.  |  Archibald, Jules François, 1856-1919.  |  Temby, H. S. -- Correspondence.  |  Franklin, Miles, 1879-1954 -- Correspondence.  |  Ashton, Will, 1881-1963 -- Correspondence.  |  Smith, Sydney Ure, 1887-1949 -- Correspondence.  |  Chaplin, Harry F. -- Correspondence.  |  Bedford, Randolph, 1868-1941 -- Correspondence.  |  Newspaper editors -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1914-1951 
Occupation Newspaper editors.  |  Authors.
Other authors/contributors Bedford, Randolph, 1868-1941  |  Chaplin, Harry F


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