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Papers of Edna Purdie, 1929-1948 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2622008
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Purdie, Edna, 1894-
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1929-1948 
6 cm. (3 folders) 
Summary

Letters (1929, 1934-1937) to Purdie by Henry Handel Richardson, typescript and correspondence concerning Myself when young and typescript of Olga Roncoroni's The art of Henry Handel Richardson.

Biography/History

Edna Purdie collaborated with Olga Roncoroni, secretary to the novelist Henry Handel Richardson, in the posthumous publication of her novels. Born Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson in Melbourne, she made only one visit to Australia, in 1912, after leaving it in 1887. She studied music in Leipzig before devoting herself to writing. She married J.G. Robertson in 1895. Her works include Maurice Guest (1908),The getting of wisdom, (1910) and the Fortunes of Richard Mahony (1930). In 1939 she began her autobiography Myself when young which was published in 1948 with a final section written by her secretary Olga Rancoroni.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 5199.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; D609.

Subjects Purdie, Edna, 1894- -- Archives.  |  Richardson, Henry Handel, 1870-1946 -- Correspondence.  |  Roncoroni, Olga M., 1893-1982 -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1929-1948 
Occupation Authors.

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