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Papers of Bernard Cronin, circa 1890-1969 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2562617
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Cronin, Bernard, 1884-1968
Related Online
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1890-1969] 
2.53 m. (6 boxes) + 2 fol. boxes + 1 optiscope viewer. 

MS 2753 comprises literary manuscripts of Bernard Cronin's novels, short stories, poetry and articles; typescripts; newspaper cuttings dating from ca. 1890; correspondence, including letters from Percy and Ella Grainger, Sumner Locke Elliott, Percy Leason, Evelyn Emmett, A.A. Calwell and C.P. Snow plus a number of letters written by Cronin; subject file with items relating to the Society of Australian Authors and the Quill Club; miscellaneous personal and family documents; photographs and negatives; publications and monographs written by Cronin, sometimes using the pseudonyms Eric North or Hugh Bohun, and serials including articles written by Cronin; musical scores for songs with words written by Cronin; recordings; and a painting and carving (6 boxes, 2 fol. boxes, 1 optiscope viewer).


Journalist and writer. Bernard Charles Cronin was born in Middlesex, England, in 1884, and, in 1890, joined other members of his family in Australia. He worked variously as a cattle farmer, salesman and clerk, taking up writing in his spare time. His first novel, The coastlanders, was published in 1918. It was followed by other novels, short stories, poems and a radio play, Stampede (1937). As a journalist, Cronin worked for the Melbourne Herald. In 1920, he was involved in establishing a group for struggling authors which later became the Society of Australian Authors with Cronin as its first president. In 1933, he founded the Quill Club. He was also a member of the International PEN Club. Cronin died in Melbourne in 1968.


Manuscript reference no.: MS 2753.

Related Material Bernard Cronin collection of lantern slides, ca. 1920-1965; Located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC/11914/1-118 LOC Cold store PIC CRON. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; B1098.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (6 p.) available in the Special Collections Reading Room. 
Subjects Cronin, Bernard, 1884-1968 -- Archives.  |  Society of Australian Authors.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Australian literature -- 20th century.  |  Literature -- Societies, etc.
Time Coverage 1890-1969 
Occupation Journalists.  |  Authors.  |  Novelists.  |  Poets.


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