• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH003515

Papers of Cyril and Paddy Pearl, 1853-2009 [manuscript]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
  • Reference MS 7973; MS Acc09.202; MS Acc10.137; MS Acc11.145; MS Acc11.164
  • Date Range 1853 - 2009
  • Description

    MS 7973 comprises newscuttings, typescripts, research material, correspondence and other papers relating to Cyril Pearl’s historical research, work as a journalist and other activities. The papers include some material relating to Pearl’s time as a student at the University of Melbourne. The newscuttings include copies of articles written by Pearl for The Sunday telegraph, 1939-1947, and his “On the margin” column in The Sydney morning herald, 1968-1971. There are subject files on the University of Melbourne, 1930s; inventions; flying; food; Dr L.L. Smith; Thomas Watling; jargon; Mafeking; Adelaide Ironside; Wood Jones; Hugh Robertson; housing; Richard and Anne Hughes; Ireland and the Mole tank invented by Lancelot de Mole. The collection also comprises a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings of articles written by Pearl for The Star newspaper, 1933-1935, and edited copies of articles (3 boxes, 1 fol. Item). The Acc09.202 instalment comprises drafts, research notes, reviews, press clippings and correspondence relating to various of Pearl’s books; copies of articles written by Pearl; illustrated articles by Irma Pearl; photographs and slides of family, travel and professional; correspondence with eminent public figures including Norman Lindsay, Russell Drysdale, George Ernest Morrison, Maie Casey; correspondence with broadcasters and publishers; biographical material including obituaries and interview transcripts; personal correspondence with Paddy Pearl; documentation on Campania House and George Gunning; diaries; and, personal documents including passports and marriage certificate (11 boxes). The Acc10.137 instalment comprises published material and photocopies of newspaper articles relating to the Dunera boys (2 boxes, 1 fol. Box). The Acc11.145 instalment comprises one painting depicting a portrait of Cyril Pearl by Fred Leist. Also, draft typescripts and photocopies of drafts of “Ellis diary 1875-1890” (Item 1/Part 1); research papers including photographs of Colonel Arthur Lynch; estrays and a personalised block for printing Cyril Pearl’s business cards (1 fol. Packet, 1 elephant folio). The Acc11.164 instalment comprises mockups of two books written by Pearl, “The girl with the swansdown seat” (1956) and “ANZAC newsreel: a picture history of Gallipoli” (1963) (1 folder, 1 packet).

  • Quantity 0 5 m
  • Access Available for research. Not for loan.
  • Finding Aid https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-430779521/findingaid

Related entries

  • Primary Creator
    • Pearl, Patricia (Paddy) Mary (1925 - 2011)
  • See also
    • Gotto, Ainsley (1946 - 2018)