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Papers of Sir George Tallis, 1889-1948 [manuscript]
Bib ID 770909
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Tallis, George, Sir, 1869-1948
 
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Description [1889-1948] 
2.40 m. (12 boxes) + 1 fol. box. 
Summary

The bulk of the collection deals with Tallis' involvement with the management of the company J.C. Williamson. Many documents relate to share negotiations and management structure. There are also photographs and a small group of Tallis family letters. The series comprise: 1-2. Correspondence. 3. Financial notes and miscellaneous. 4. Diary-scrapbooks. 5. Printed. 6. Photographs. 7. Correspondence and business records. 9. Memoirs. 10. Large photographs (12 boxes, 1 fol. box).

Biography/History

Theatrical entrepreneur. George Tallis joined J.C. Williamson in 1886 and became chairman of directors after the death of its founder in 1913, a position he retained until 1931, when he retired. In 1898, Tallis married Amelia Hannah Young, who had been a singer in Williamson's comic opera productions. Further biographical information at http://trove.nla.gov.au/people/1478902

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9522.

Associated materials: Material relating to George and Amelia Tallis, 2007-2010 MS Acc09.155.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (9 p.) available in the Special Collections Reading Room. 
Subjects Tallis, George, Sir, 1869-1948 -- Archives.  |  Williamson, J. C. (James Cassius), 1845-1913.  |  J.C. Williamson (Firm) -- Archives.  |  Theatrical managers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Theater -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1889-1948 
Occupation Theatrical managers.  |  Entrepreneurs.

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