• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH000372

Papers of Dame Nellie Melba, circa 1908-1970 [manuscript]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
  • Reference MS 9331
  • Date Range 1908 - 1970
  • Description

    MS 9331 comprises the following items: Thirty undated letters written by Nellie Melba to her friend Lady Susan Fitzclarence, ca. 1908-1917, from Australia, New Zealand, London, Paris and New York; several photos, including two large autographed photos of Melba; three menus, all dated 1917, autographed by Melba and her fellow diners, including Charlie Chaplin; programmes from several of Melba’s concerts, including the Grand Melba Concert at Royal Albert Hall on 7 May 1910 and her farewell concert tour in 1926; a small number of press clippings relating to Melba; a typescript account of a meeting with Melba, by Ailwyn Best, entitled “How I sang with Melba”; and, “Panoramic Sydney”, a booklet of panoramic photographs of Sydney published in the early 20th century (2 folders, 1 security binder, 1 fol. Box).

  • Quantity 0 0.73 m
  • Access Available for research. Not for loan.

Related entries

  • Primary Creator
    • Melba, Nellie (1861 - 1931)