• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH003897

Papers of Maxine Poynton-Baker relating to Sydney Tomholt, 1930-1981 [manuscript]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
  • Reference MS Acc09.131; MS Acc10.068
  • Date Range 1930 - 1981
  • Description

    MS Acc09.131 comprises news clippings, ephemera, letters and notes from various friends including Betty Howard, Thelma Afford, Dulcie and Andrea Stretton, Nancy Keesing and Mark Hertzberg; various books containing letters, including a history of Parramatta by Keith Macarthur Brown with a series of letters from the author; association copies of books inscribed to Maxine Poynton-Baker and Sydney Tomholt from authors such as Ray Mathew, Guy Howarth, Tom Inglis Moore, R.D. Fitzgerald, Frank Dalby Davison, Hugh McCrae, Sumner Locke Elliot and others (4 boxes, 1 small carton). The Acc10.068 instalment comprises letters from Maxine to John and Tommy (i.e. Sydney Tomholt), February-June 1944; letters from Tommy to Maxine, 1936-1951 (some black and white photographs enclosed); correspondence with various friends including Brydie (surname unknown), Marie (surname unknown) and Miss Eve Braby, 1956-1972; and, letters to Maxine (some to Maxine and Tommy) from Betty Howard, 1970-1981. The instalment also includes a chocolate box containing clippings, photographs, letters and telegrams to Maxine, 1932-1951, including many from Tommy; card box containing black and white photographs, many depicting Tommy and Maxine, 1936-1945, an invitation to the wedding of Nancy Keesing in 1955, and various Christmas cards; and published books, most annotated or signed by authors or holding loose news clippings or photographs (2 boxes).

  • Quantity 0 1.1 m
  • Access Permission required for research. Not for loan.

Related entries

  • See also
    • Keesing, Nancy Florence (1923 - 1993)
  • Primary
    • Poynton-Baker, Maxine (1913 - 2007)