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Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978

Title
Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978
Repository
National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection
Reference
MS 936
Date Range
1905 - 1978
Description

This extensive collection of personal papers includes inter alia:
1. Inward and outward correspondence sorted chronologically and by name, 1935-1978. Principal correspondents include Eric Harrison, Lord Casey, Harold Macmillan, Leo Amery, Clive Baillieu, Owen Dixon, Alfred Stirling, Jack Fingleton, Fred Alexander, Walter Crocker, Lionel Lindsay, Alexander Douglas Home, Will Ashton, Anthony Eden, Jack Cato, Winston Churchill, Alexander Downer, Alan Herbert, James McGregor, Hubert Opperman, Leon Trout, Ralph Richardson, Frank Richardson, Justice Felix Frankfurter and Colonel F.H. Wright.
2. Press cuttings, speeches, statements and broadcasts, 1917-1976.
3. Diaries, 1935-1963, including those kept on overseas trips and office appointment diaries.
4. Research material and drafts of writings.
5. Personal medical, legal and financial records.
6. Family papers, including those of his wife Dame Pattie Menzies.
7. Liberal Party correspondence and printed material, 1944-1974.
8. Family and official photographs
9.Papers relating to specific topics including the Communist Party, the 1956 Suez Crisis, defence, cricket, elections, Rhodesia and South Africa, banking, economics and the Churchill Memorial Trust.
10. Papers relating to Menzies' appointment as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, 1965-1971.

Quantity
578 boxes (80.92 m)
Access
partly closed

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