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Papers of David Marr, 1920s-1996 [bulk 1979-1996] [manuscript]
Bib ID 949627
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Marr, David, 1947-
 
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Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1920s-1996 
12.48 m. (71 boxes and 16 cartons) + 6 folio boxes and items in map drawer 
Summary

The bulk of the correspondence, around 4000 letters, relates to Marr's research and writings on Patrick White. It extends from 1985 to 1998 and is arranged chronologically in 88 bundles. The letters and faxes, including copies of those written by Marr, document Marr's life over nine years, as he pursued friends and acquaintances of White and dealt with all the problems associated with writing the two Patrick White books. Some of the correspondents wrote dozens of letters and they are often very lengthy. The principal correspondents are Veronica Brady, Paul Brunton, Geoffrey Dutton, Ninette Dutton, Chuck Elliott (Random House), Andrew Fisher, Peggy Garland, Graham Greene (Jonathan Cape), Elizabeth Harrower, Graham James, Heather Johnaon, Matthew Kelly (Random House), Alan Lawson, Richard de Mestre, Anthea Morton-Saner, Jean Scott Rogers, John Thompson and Gerard Windsor.

Biography/History

Journalist, biographer and broadcaster. Marr worked as a reporter with the "National Times" (1980-82) and Four Corners (1985, 1990-91) and presenter of Radio National's 'Arts today' (1994-96). His published works include "Barwick (1980), "The Ivanov trail" (1984), "Patrick White a life" (1991) and "Patrick White letters" (1994).

Notes

Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-337269085 MS 9356 copy

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Marr, David, 1947- -- Archives.  |  Biographers -- Australia -- Archives.
Occupation Biographers.
Terms of Use Copying of David Marr's copyright material permitted for research. 

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