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Papers of John Ritchie, 1954-2005 [manuscript]
Bib ID 3118567
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Ritchie, John, 1941-2006
 
Access Conditions Part available for research; part requires permission for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1954-2005] 
12.06 m. (5 boxes) + 20 cartons + 72 letter boxes + 1 double drawer card index. 
Summary

MS Acc03/290 comprises correspondence, January-December 2002 (1 box).

The Acc04/18 instalment consists of correspondence with friends, family and associates, 1954-2003 (69 letter boxes).

The Acc06/11 instalment includes correspondence, April 2003-2005; ANU lecture tutorial files; Australian dictionary of biography files; bound photocopies of the Macquarie Papers held at the Mitchell Library and drafts of Ritchie's book, Lachlan Macquarie: a biography (18 cartons, 3 letter boxes).

The Acc06/191 instalment comprises: Boxes 1-3. Wentworth research papers including correspondence, articles, research notes, 1990-2000; Box 4. Bound copies of records held at the Mitchell Library (A773, A769A, Lachlan Macquarie) and bound reports including, 1. State of the colony, 2. Judicial establishment, 3. Agricultural and trade; Carton 5. Index card boxes relating to Wentworth (1-3); Carton 6. Index card boxes relating to Wentworth (4), Macquarie (1-3); Outsize item. Two drawer card index relating to John Thomas Bigge, 1780-1843 (4 boxes, 2 cartons, 1 double drawer card index).

Biography/History

Historian, academic, writer and editor. John Douglas Ritchie was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of History of the Faculty of Arts, Australian National University, in 1969, acting dean of the Faculty of Arts in 1986 and Emeritus Professor, upon his retirement in 2002. As general editor of the Australian dictionary of biography, Ritchie edited volumes 12-15 and co-edited volume 16. Ritchie's other publications include, Australia as once we were (1975), Lachlan Macquarie: a biography (1986), and The Wentworths: father and son (1997 and 1999). In 2001 Ritchie was awarded the Centenary Medal and in 2002 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service in recording the history of the social sciences and the humanities in Australia as general editor of the Australian dictionary of biography.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc03/290, MS Acc04/18, MS Acc06/11, MS Acc06/191.

Reproduction Some photocopies. 
Subjects Ritchie, John, 1941-2006 -- Archives.  |  Australian National University. Dept. of History -- Employees -- Archives.  |  Australian dictionary of biography.  |  Historians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  College teachers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Editors -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Australia -- Biography -- Dictionaries.  |  Australia -- History.
Time Coverage 1954-2005 
Occupation Historians.  |  Academics.  |  Editors.  |  Oral history interviewers.

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