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Papers of Laurence Collinson, 1926-1978 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2167614
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
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Collinson, Laurence, 1925-1986
 
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Access Conditions Available for reference, with the exception of Box 11, folders 10 and 11 which are closed until 2021. Not for loan. 
Description 1941-1985 
1.54 m. (11 boxes) + 1 medium folio box 
Summary

The papers include correspondence, drafts of his writings, papers of other writers, personal documents, photographs, cuttings of reviews, sketches by R.A. Simpson, reference to Collinson as a painter and to his publications and audio tapes. There are also papers relating to his later work as a counsellor and his involvement in the homosexual law reform group. Correspondents include Patrick White, Muir Holburn, Alan Seymour, Geoffrey Dutton, Rosemary Dobson, Miles Franklin, Thea Astley and Catherine Duncan. There are also letters from publishers, family and friends.

Biography/History

Playwright, poet and teacher. Collinson published numerous plays, poems and a novel, including Poets Dozen (1954), The moods of love (1957), Who is wheeling grandma? (1967), Hovering narcissus (1977) and a novel Cupid's crescent (1973).

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 6327.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-296292295

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Collinson, Laurence, 1925-1986 -- Archives.  |  Dramatists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Poets, Australian -- Archives.  |  Australian drama.  |  Homosexuality.
Time Coverage 1941-1985 
Occupation Poets.  |  Dramatists.

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