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Papers and correspondence of Henry Handel Richardson, 1852-1983 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2056232
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
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Richardson, Henry Handel, 1870-1946
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1852-1983] 
13.15 m. (22 boxes) + 32 security binders + 5 fol. boxes + 2 elephant fol. items + 93 books. 
Summary

Drafts, including manuscripts, of Neils Lyhne, The young Cosima, Myself When Young, The End of a Childhood & Ultima Thule. Original typescript versions of: Maurice Guest, The Getting of Wisdom, & Myself When Young. Final copies of: Maurice Guest, The Getting of Wisdom, The Fortunes of Richard Mahony & The Young Cosima. Notes & photos for The Fortunes of Richard Mahony. Letters to writer Oliver Stonor 1929-1946, copies of 50 letters 1931-1933 to Jacob Schwartz & photocopies of letters 1911-1946, to Mary Kernot. (Many of the original handwritten drafts of her works were destroyed in Henry Handel Richardson's lifetime). Original manuscript music scores by Richardson; correspondence with Paul Solanges 1910-1914 & notes on his translation of 'Maurice Guest'; albums of newspaper cuttings; editions of her books and books used by her in researching 'The young Cosima'. Also, a copy of a record, (1953) of Walter Lindesay Richardson MD at the Yarra Bend Asylum 1878-1879.

Biography/History

Novelist, born Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson, daughter of Dr. W.L. Richardson, who emigrated to Victoria in the 1850s. Studied music in Leipzig before devoting herself to writing. Married J.G. Robertson in 1895. Main works: Maurice Guest (1908), The Getting of Wisdom (1910), The Fortunes of Richard Mahony (1930). Visited Australia once (1912) after leaving in 1887.

Notes

Manuscript reference: MS 133.

Microfilms available for reference: Mfm G 22,962-Mfm G 22,991.

Selected ietm(s) also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-411192170

Originals of correspondence with Mary Kernot are in Mitchell Library; original letters to Jacob Schwartz are in the La Trobe Library.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; A286 (Rev 1)

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Richardson, Henry Handel, 1870-1946 -- Archives.  |  Schwartz, Jacob -- Correspondence.  |  Richardson, Henry Handel, 1870-1946 -- Correspondence.  |  Kernot, Mary Amelia, 1868-1954 -- Correspondence.  |  Solanges, Paul, 1846-1914 -- Correspondence.  |  Stonor, Oliver, 1903- -- Correspondence.  |  Richardson, Walter Lindesay.
Time Coverage 1852-1983 
Occupation Authors.
Other authors/contributors Neustatter, Lilian, 1871-1944
Exhibited Selected items exhibited in: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 12 June 2012 - 23 September 2012.  Exhibited: Treasures Gallery, National Library of Australia, 17A April, 2017 

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