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Papers of Frederic William Eggleston, 1911-1954 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2246008
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Eggleston, F. W. (Frederic William), 1875-1954
 
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Description 1911-1954 
5.4 m. (34 boxes) 
Summary

Collection of correspondence, memoranda, notes, diaries, manuscripts and cuttings, dating mostly from 1919 concerning his political and diplomatic career and his membership of the Institute of Pacific Relations, and the Australian Institute of International Affairs. Much of the collection consists of notes and manuscripts of his last two published works and also his unpublished Melbourne Memoirs, Diplomatic memories and lectures to the cadets in the Department of External Affairs 1948-1949. Correspondents include Fred Alexander, W. MacMahon Ball, Sir Richard Boyer, Herbert Brookes, Sir Allen Brown, Lord Bruce, Tristan Buesst, John W. Burton, G. Caiger, I. Huntington Cairns, Arthur Calwell, Lord Casey, Sir Harold Clapp, Sir Douglas Copland, L.F. Crisp, W.R. Crocker, John Curtin, Sir William Dunk, E.C. Dyason, H.V. Evatt, W.D. Forsyth, J.R. Halligan, Sir Keith Hancock, Ralph Harry, Sir Paul Hasluck, W.R. Hodgson, Sir John Latham, Sir Harry Lawson, Sir Robert Menzies, Sir John Monash, Sir Walter Murdoch, Sir Keith Officer, Sir Mark Oliphant, Gerald Packer, Sir James Plimsoll, Sir David Rivett, Geoffrey Sawer, W.E. Stanner, George Swinburne, Griffith Taylor, Sir Keith Waller, Sir Alan Watt, and Sir Alfred Zimmern.

Biography/History

Educated at Wesley College, University of Melbourne; served World War I 1916-1919; Paris Peace Conference, 1919; M.L.A. St. Kilda, 1920-1927; Attorney-General 1924-1927; First Minister Plenipotentiary to China, 1941-1944; Minister to U.S.A., 1944-1945; Adviser to Department of External Affairs, 1946-1949. Publications included Search for a Social Philosophy and Reflections of an Australian Liberal.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 423.

Additional material was received in 2004 (MS Acc04/268).

Diaries of Sir Eggleston are available on microfilm.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; C518.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list (48 p.) available. 
Subjects Eggleston, F. W. (Frederic William), 1875-1954 -- Archives.  |  Australian Institute of International Affairs.  |  Institute of Pacific Relations.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Diplomats -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1911-1954 
Occupation Politicians.  |  Diplomats.

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