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Papers of Jack Lindsay, circa 1942-1983 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2640518
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Lindsay, Jack, 1900-1990
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1942-1983] 
approximately 32.25 m. (215 boxes) 
Summary

MS 7168 comprises letters to family, Australian and overseas writers, artists and others; drafts of published and unpublished works with background material (notes, photocopies and cuttings) relating to those works; and, diaries including trip diaries. Lindsay's letters are arranged chronologically with alphabetical indexes. Much of the collection comprises papers arranged by Lindsay according to his activities, especially publication projects, including books on William Blake, Gustave Courbet, William Hogarth, William Morris, and J.M.W. Turner, and interests in subjects such as alchemy, anthropology, art, Marxism and science.

The collection also includes manuscripts, photocopies, printed items and some letters. Among the many correspondents represented in the collection are Arthur Boyd, Harry Chaplin, Clem Christesen, Dymphna Cusack, Simone de Beauvoir, Dorothy Green, Frank Hardy, Flexmore Hudson, Doris Lessing, Sir Daryl Lindsay and other Lindsay family members, David Martin, Alan Marshall, Stephen Murray-Smith, Vance and Nettie Palmer, K.S. Prichard, Elizabeth Salter, Christina Stead, P.R. Stephenson, Peggy van Praagh, Judah Waten and Judith Wright (215 boxes).

Biography/History

Writer, poet, novelist, classical translator and critic. Robert Leeson Jack Lindsay was the author of over 150 books including novels, plays, collections of poetry, biographies, translations and works on politics, philosophy and history. Lindsay, eldest son of Norman Lindsay by his first wife, Katie, was born and raised in Australia. He migrated to England in 1926, where he co-founded the Fanfrolico Press with Jack Kirtley and P.R. Stephenson. His brothers were Ray and Philip. He had a son Phillip and a daughter Helen. Lindsay's wives were Janet Beaton, Ann Davies and Meta Waterdrinker. Lindsay, who was the only left-wing member of the Lindsay family, died in Cambridge in 1990.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 7168.

Some photocopies.

Associated materials: Letters and books inscribed to Patricia Moberly, 1937-1987 MS 9896.

Related Material Conversation with Jack Lindsay; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1/478.  Jack Lindsay interviewed by John Arnold; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1954. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; E747.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room.  Updated (2003) finding aid (21 p.) available in the Special Collections Reading Room. 
Subjects Lindsay, Jack, 1900-1990 -- Archives.  |  Blake, William, 1757-1827.  |  Courbet, Gustave, 1819-1877.  |  Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.  |  Morris, William, 1834-1896.  |  Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Historians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Translators -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1942-1983 
Occupation Authors.  |  Historians.  |  Translators.
Terms of Use Copying of Jack Lindsay's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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