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Papers of Harry Pearce, [ca. 1875-1984] [manuscript]
Bib ID 771590
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Pearce, Harry Hastings, 1897-1984
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1875-1984] 
23.40 m (91 boxes) + 1 large volume + 4 folios + 6 small folio boxes + 1 medium folio box + 2 large folio boxes + 1 large phase box + + 1 medium phase box + 1 small phase box. 

The collection comprises personal papers of Harry Hastings Pearce & papers of early twentieth century Australian literary figures collected by Pearce. Pearce's personal papers include family & general correspondence, diaries, family & biographical papers; notebooks, scrapbooks; writings by Pearce including poetry, articles, speeches & pamphlets; subject files, photographs, drawings, articles, publications & other papers. Papers relate to Pearce's lifelong interests in Australian poetry & literature, folklore, book collecting, the rationalist & freethought movements in Australia & N.Z., involvement in organisations including the Henry Lawson Memorial & Literary Society, Bread and Cheese Club, Australian Poetry Lovers' Society & the Folklore Society of Victoria, & his works 'The true John Shaw Neilson' & "On the origins of Waltzing Matilda". The manuscript material collected by Pearce includes correspondence, literary manuscripts, notebooks, scrapbooks & other personal papers of Bernard O'Dowd, E.J. Turner, Henry Lawson, Ethel & G.W. Fielding, John Shaw Neilson, Alfred John Jarvis, Edward Harrington, Marie Pitt, E.J. Brady & others.


Poet, folklore historian and collector. His published works include two collections of poetry, "The song of nature and other poems" (1948) and "Dreams and arrows" (1969) and two volumes on the origins of "Waltzing Matilda".


Manuscript reference no. : MS 2765.

Related Material Amalgamation of material previously held by the National Library of Australia at MS 2765, MS 6248, MS 1657, MS 1737, MS 1528 and MS 2563. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; C785

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (34 p.). 
Subjects Pearce, Harry Hastings, 1897-1984 -- Archives.  |  O'Dowd, Bernard, 1866-1953 -- Correspondence.  |  Turner, E. J. (Edgar James), 1912-1964 -- Correspondence.  |  Neilson, John Shaw, 1872-1942 -- Correspondence.  |  Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922 -- Correspondence.  |  Historians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Free thought -- Australia.  |  Free thought -- New Zealand.  |  Australian literature.  |  Collectors and collecting -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Poets -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1875-1984 
Occupation Collectors.  |  Poets.  |  Historians.


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