• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH003879

Papers of Elizabeth Harrower, 1937-2005 [manuscript]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
  • Reference MS 8237; MS Acc06.016; MS Acc06.142
  • Date Range 1937 - 2005
  • Description

    The MS 8237 collection comprises manuscripts of Harrower’s novels, short stories and plays and a large quantity of personal correspondence with fellow writers and artists. The correspondents include Bill Cantwell, Dorothy Green, Antigone Kefala, Cynthia Nolan, Nancy Phelan, Christina Stead, Judah Waten, Patrick White and Christine Williams (21 boxes, 3 folders, 1 security binder). The Acc06.016 instalment comprises manuscripts of short stories, reviews, correspondence with publishers and agents, general correspondence, newspaper cuttings, circulars and photographs. Also included are typescripts and correspondence of her cousin, Margaret Dick (4 boxes). The Acc06.142 instalment comprises an extensive series of letters from Shirley Hazzard to Harrower, spanning almost forty years, 1966-2005. There are also several letters written by Francis Steegmuller and a number of cuttings, mostly relating to Hazzard’s life and career. Included in the instalment are letters from Hazzard’s mother, Kit Hazzard, to Harrower for the period 1966-1981 and letters to Harrower from Hazzard’s sister, Valerie Barnes, for the period 1976-1981. A small envelope contains miscellaneous letters and/or cards from correspondents including Dorothy Green, 1989, Ron Geering, 1990-1997, Colin and Ruby Madigan, 1989 and 2004, and Nancy Phelan, 1989 (4 boxes)

  • Quantity 0 4.51 m
  • Access Part available for research; part requires permission for research; part not available for research. Not for loan.
  • Finding Aid https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-338097573/findingaid

Related entries

  • Primary Creator
    • Harrower, Elizabeth (1928 - 2020)
  • See also
    • Keesing, Nancy Florence (1923 - 1993)