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Papers of Cyril and Paddy Pearl, 1853-2009 [manuscript]
Bib ID 368058
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Pearl, Cyril, 1906-1987
 
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Description [1853-2009] 
approximately 5.0 m. (16 boxes) + 1 fol. box + 1 fol. item + 1 fol. packet + 1 elephant folio + 1 folder + 1 packet. 
Summary

MS 7973 comprises newscuttings, typescripts, research material, correspondence and other papers relating to Cyril Pearl's historical research, work as a journalist and other activities. The papers include some material relating to Pearl's time as a student at the University of Melbourne. The newscuttings include copies of articles written by Pearl for The Sunday telegraph, 1939-1947, and his "On the margin" column in The Sydney morning herald, 1968-1971. There are subject files on the University of Melbourne, 1930s; inventions; flying; food; Dr L.L. Smith; Thomas Watling; jargon; Mafeking; Adelaide Ironside; Wood Jones; Hugh Robertson; housing; Richard and Anne Hughes; Ireland and the Mole tank invented by Lancelot de Mole. The collection also comprises a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings of articles written by Pearl for The Star newspaper, 1933-1935, and edited copies of articles (3 boxes, 1 fol. item).

The Acc09.202 instalment comprises drafts, research notes, reviews, press clippings and correspondence relating to various of Pearl's books; copies of articles written by Pearl; illustrated articles by Irma Pearl; photographs and slides of family, travel and professional; correspondence with eminent public figures including Norman Lindsay, Russell Drysdale, George Ernest Morrison, Maie Casey; correspondence with broadcasters and publishers; biographical material including obituaries and interview transcripts; personal correspondence with Paddy Pearl; documentation on Campania House and George Gunning; diaries; and, personal documents including passports and marriage certificate (11 boxes).

The Acc10.137 instalment comprises published material and photocopies of newspaper articles relating to the Dunera boys (2 boxes, 1 fol. box).

The Acc11.145 instalment comprises one painting depicting a portrait of Cyril Pearl by Fred Leist. Also, draft typescripts and photocopies of drafts of "Ellis diary 1875-1890" (Item 1/Part 1); research papers including photographs of Colonel Arthur Lynch; estrays and a personalised block for printing Cyril Pearl's business cards (1 fol. packet, 1 elephant folio).

The Acc11.164 instalment comprises mockups of two books written by Pearl, "The girl with the swansdown seat" (1956) and "ANZAC newsreel: a picture history of Gallipoli" (1963) (1 folder, 1 packet).

Biography/History

Author, historian and journalist. Cyril Alston Pearl was born in Fitzroy, Victoria, in 1906. He studied Russian and philosophy at the University of Melbourne and edited the university newspaper Farrago. Pearl was employed as a reporter on the short-lived newspaper The Star and, when it folded in 1933, moved to Sydney's Daily telegraph. In 1939 Pearl became editor of the new Sunday telegraph, a position he held for 10 years. In 1954, he left the newspaper business to concentrate on long-form writing, following his interests in Australian social history. He published at least 19 books including Wild men of Sydney (1958), Morrison of Peking (1967), and The Dunera scandal: deported by mistake (1983). Pearl's first wife Irma died in 1962, and he married Patricia Mary (Paddy) Donahue in 1965. Paddy Pearl died on 8 September, 2011.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 7973, MS Acc09.202, MS Acc10.137, MS Acc11.145, MS Acc11.164.

Related Material Conversation with Cyril Pearl; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1/364.  Cyril Pearl interviewed by Ian Hamilton; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1208.  Interview with Paddy Pearl; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 2453. 
Reproduction In part, photocopies. [S.l.] 
Subjects Pearl, Cyril, 1906-1987 -- Archives.  |  Pearl, Paddy, 1925-2011 -- Archives.  |  Watling, Thomas.  |  Ironside, Adelaide, 1831-1867.  |  Jones, Wood.  |  Robertson, Hugh.  |  Smith, Louis L. (Louis Lawrence), 1830-1910.  |  Mole, Lancelot de.  |  Hughes, Richard, 1906-1984.  |  Hughes, Anne.  |  Lynch, Arthur, 1861-1934.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Historians -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1853-2009 
Occupation Journalists.  |  Historians.
Other authors/contributors Pearl, Paddy, 1925-2011  |  Leist, Fred, 1878-1945
Terms of Use Copying of Cyril and Paddy Pearl's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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