• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH003044

Papers of Christina Stead, 1916-1990 [manuscript]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
  • Reference MS 9581
  • Description

    MS 9581 comprises correspondence between Christina Stead and her brother David Darwin Stead, during the period 1929-1983, with the majority dating from 1970s. Included are brief notes Stead wrote to her cousin Gwen Walker-Smith on the source for characters in her books The Salzburg tales and Seven poor men of Sydney. There is also the typescript of a poem written by Stead in 1916 titled “On a Belgian battlefield”, photographs, the Premier’s Literary Award Medal awarded in 1982 for her distinguished contribution to Australian literature, the Certificate of Honorary Membership presented by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1982, a school report for 1916, photocopy of Stead’s death certificate, and journals and newspaper cuttings relating to Stead’s career and death (1 box, 1 folio).

  • Quantity 0 0.6 m
  • Access Available for research. Not for loan.

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  • Primary Creator
    • Stead, Christina Ellen (1902 - 1983)