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Papers of Dame Mary Gilmore, 1902-1962 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1997430
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Gilmore, Mary, Dame, 1865-1962
 
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Description [1902-1962] 
2.55 m. (11 boxes) + 2 fol. items. 
Summary

This collection of papers has been arranged into the following series: I. Correspondence, 1905-1961, business and personal. Major correspondents include Larry Chaplin, Joan Hendry, Enid Morton (Acting Secretary Mary Gilmore Awards), Hilda Brotherton (President Brisbane Writers Guild), Marjorie Hancock (Deputy Librarian Mitchell Library, Sydney), Dame Sybil Thorndike and Walter J. Hucker (Director Air Programs Australia). II. Dame Mary Gilmore's writings. This includes manuscripts and draft typescript of addresses, articles, letters to editors, poetry and other writings. III. Newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, printed material, publications and miscellaneous papers, 1902-1962. Included is a copy of a guide to the Mitchell Library's holding of Gilmore papers.

Biography/History

Poet, prose writer and journalist. Born in 1865 at Mary Vale, Woodhouselee, near Goulburn, eldest child of Donald Cameron, a farmer, and Mary Ann, nee Beattie. Gilmore's verse first appeared in the Australian worker in 1902, and from 1908-31 she edited the women's page of this newspaper. Her first published volume, Marri'd and other verses appeared in 1910. Other publications include The passionate heart (1918), Hound of the road ( 1922), The tilted cart (1925), The wild swan (1930), The rue tree (1931), Under the wilgas (1932), Battlefields (1939), and Fourteen men (1954). In 1937, in recognition of her contribution to Australian literature, she was made a Dame of the British Empire, the first woman to receive this award for services to literature. Dame Mary was a founder of the Lyceum Club, Sydney, a founder and vice-president in 1928 of the Fellowship of Australian Writers, an early member of the New South Wales Institute of Journalists and life member of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 8766.

Associated materials: Other Gilmore papers are held at MS 614, MS 633, MS 727, MS 1107, MS 1695, MS 1728, MS 1850, MS 1888, MS 1889, MS 2685, MS 3828, MS 5654.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms8766 
Subjects Gilmore, Mary, Dame, 1865-1962 -- Archives.  |  Women authors, Australian -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1902-1962 
Occupation Authors.

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