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Papers of Maie Casey, 1831-1987 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2997181
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Casey, Maie, 1891-1983
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1831-1987] 
5.4 m. (38 boxes) + 1 packet. 

The collection comprises correspondence, diaries, notebooks, speeches, drafts, articles, poetry, subject files, Ellis Rowan source material, art work, photographs and other papers relating to Maie Casey's interests in art and family history, her books An Australian story (1962), Melba revisited (1975) and Rare encounters (1980), her involvement in the International Sculpture Competition (1953) and her role as the wife of the Governor of Bengal and Governor-General of Australia. There are also some papers of John Cotton, Theodotus John Sumner, Sir Charles Ryan and Ellis Rowan. Major correspondents include Princess Alice, Kazu Aso, Princess Marthe Bibesco, Rosemary Dobson, Donn Casey, Princess Pantip Chumbhot, Sir Paul and Alix Hasluck, Anthea Hastings, Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Hudson, Sir Charles and Natasha Johnston, Angela Limerick, Frank Logan, Peter Masefield, Shudha Mazumdar, Cynthia Nolan, John Oldham, Elizabeth Salter, Sir David Scott, Clement Semmler, Louise Walker, and Patrick White.


Artist, author, aviator and wife of the former Governor-General of Australia, Baron Casey. Publications include "An Australian story 1837-1907" (1962) and "Tides and eddies" (1966).


Manuscript reference no.: MS 1840.

Associated materials: Papers of the Casey family, 1820-1978 MS 6150; Papers of Dermot Casey, 1840-1944 MS 10401; Papers of Jane Macgowan relating to the Casey Family, 1834-1989 MS 10400; Papers of Donn Casey, 1888-2007 MS 10526; Papers of Marian Macgowan, 1970-1997 MS 10431.

Related Material Associated materials: Oral history recording held in NLA Oral History Collection at ORAL DeB 336-337.  Letters from Lady Casey to Bruce Tracey are held at NLA MS 2495 and MS 2935.  Other Casey family papers are held at NLA MS 2217, MS 5335 and MS 6150. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Casey, Maie, 1891-1983 -- Archives.  |  Casey, Maie, 1891-1983 -- Correspondence.  |  White, Patrick, 1912-1990 -- Correspondence  |  Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003 -- Correspondence.  |  Hasluck, Paul, Sir, 1905-1993 -- Correspondence.  |  Rowan, Ellis 1848-1922 -- Archives.  |  Ryan, Charles, Sir 1853-1926 -- Archives.  |  Cotton, John, 1801-1849 -- Archives.  |  Sumner, Theodotus John, 1820-1884 -- Archives.  |  Women authors, Australian -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1831-1987 
Occupation Governors' spouses.  |  Authors.  |  Artists.  |  Diplomats' spouses.  |  Politicians' spouses.
Other authors/contributors Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003  |  White, Patrick, 1912-1990  |  Hasluck, Paul, Sir, 1905-1993


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