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Papers of Rosemary Dobson, 1923-2004 [manuscript]
Bib ID 388124
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Dobson, Rosemary, 1920-2012
 
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Description [1923-2004] 
3.90 m. (25 boxes) 
Summary

The papers of MS 4955 include a considerable amount of correspondence about literary, business and personal matters, drafts of poems, drafts of reviews, index cards, press cuttings, sketches, material about writers' festivals, details of seminars, papers relating to Moscow trefoil and Seven Russian poets, papers relating to Francis Webb and information about poetry competitions. Major correspondents are Margaret Horder, Christina Stead, Francis Webb, Nan McDonald, Geoffrey Bingham, Claire O'Brien, Elizabeth Marsh, Denise Levertov, Ray Mathew, Alan Tregaskis, Lady Casey, Patrick White, David Marr, David Campbell, R.D. FitzGerald, A.D. Hope, Douglas Stewart, James McAuley and Judith Wright (25 boxes).

Biography/History

Poet and author. Rosemary de Brissac Dobson received The Sydney morning herald award for poetry, 1948 (The ship of ice); FAW Christopher Brennan Award, 1978; Robert Frost Prize, 1979; Senior Fellowship, Literature Board of the Australia Council, 1980; Patrick White Award, 1984; Grace Leven Poetry Prize, 1984 (The three fates); Victorian Premier's Literary Award, 1985 (The three fates); and, Emeritus Fellowship, Literature Board of the Australia Council, 1996. Dobson was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1987 for her outstanding contribution to Australian literature. She was a member of the Australian Society of Authors and was made an honorary life member of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature in 1985.

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Manuscript reference no.: MS 4955.

Related Material Poetry reading by Rosemary Dobson; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1/245.  Rosemary Dobson interviewed by Hazel de Berg for the Hazel de Berg collection; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1/365.  Poetry readings: a series of readings held over June-July 1972 at the Hayden Allen Building, Australian National University, Canberra; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 164. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Dobson, Rosemary, 1920-2012 -- Archives.  |  Dobson, Rosemary, 1920-2012 -- Correspondence.  |  McDonald, Nan (Nancy May), 1921-1974 -- Correspondence.  |  Webb, Francis, 1925-1973 -- Correspondence.  |  Poets, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Women poets, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Australian poetry -- Women authors.
Time Coverage 1923-2004 
Occupation Poets.
Other authors/contributors McDonald, Nan (Nancy May), 1921-1974  |  Webb, Francis, 1925-1973
Terms of Use Permission is required to copy Rosemary Dobson's copyright material for research purposes. 
Exhibited Exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 3 December 2012 - 3 May 2013. 

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