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Papers of Alfred Deakin, 1804-1973 (bulk 1880-1919) [manuscript]
Bib ID 2960190
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Deakin, Alfred, 1856-1919
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1804-1973] 
19.48 m. (83 boxes) + 33 security binders + 3 small folio boxes + 3 medium folio boxes + 2 large folio boxes + 1 medium phase box + 7 map folios. 

MS 1540 comprises correspondence, diaries, notebooks, legal briefs, press cuttings, pamphlets, books, official documents and publications, menus, programmes, literary manuscripts, bills, receipts, photographs and tourist publications. Alfred Deakin corresponded with international, national, state and local politicians, Sir Edmund Barton among them. The collection documents the moves towards Federation and the early Commonwealth ministries. Correspondents also include Lord Tennyson, Lord Northcote, R.E. O'Connor, Richard Jebb, L.S. Amery, R.M. Collins, Sir Walter James, Sir William Lyne, Arthur Jose, David Syme, B.R. Wise, Sir Samuel Griffith, Sir Josiah Symon, Sir John Quick and Hubert Murray. Family papers include letters from Deakin's parents, sister (Catherine), wife, daughters and son-in-law Herbert Brookes (33 security binders, 83 boxes, 3 small folio boxes, 3 medium folio boxes, 2 large folio boxes, 1 medium phase box, 7 map folios).


Alfred Deakin was a barrister and journalist who served three terms as prime minister of Australia between 1903-1910.


Manuscript reference no.: MS 1540.

Series 1-20 and 23 also available on microfilm at the National Library of Australia Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History at mfm G 28063-28111.

Also available online

Related Material Alfred Deakin collection of photographs; Located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC/13405/1-8.  Related material includes the Imperial Federation League, Victorian Branch minute books, 1885-1910 held at; National Library of Australia Newspaper collection mfm G 25077; the Gospel according to Swedenborg at mfm G 24615; and Papers of Alfred Deakin: travel letters 1885-1887 at mfm G 15843. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia, A1004.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in Special Collections Reading Room and online. 
Subjects Deakin, Alfred, 1856-1919 -- Archives.  |  Deakin, Catherine, 1850-1937 -- Correspondence.  |  Barton, Edmund, Sir, 1849-1920 -- Correspondence.  |  Brookes, Herbert, 1867-1963 -- Correspondence.  |  Prime ministers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1851-1901.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1901-1914.
Time Coverage 1804-1973 
Occupation Federal politicians.  |  Prime ministers.
Other authors/contributors Deakin, Catherine, 1850-1937  |  Barton, Edmund, Sir, 1849-1920  |  Brookes, Herbert, 1867-1963
Terms of Use Copying of Alfred Deakin's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 
Exhibited Selected items exhibited in: " Prime Ministers of Australia", Museum of Australian Democracy, February 2014-2015. 

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