• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH003606

Papers of Mem Fox, 1961-2006 [manuscript]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
  • Reference MS 9190; MS Acc07.011
  • Date Range 1961 - 2006
  • Description

    MS 9190 comprises correspondence with Australian and overseas writers and illustrators, children, literary agents and publishers; papers relating to the Wombat Book Club; drafts of 17 books, including Possum magic and other writings; scrapbooks, photographs and cuttings; and, papers relating to Mem Fox’s academic career. The major correspondents are Terry Denton, Lorraine Ellis, Morris Gleitzman, Andrea Goldsmith, Vivienne Goodman, Kilmeny Niland, Pamela Lofts, Patricia Mullins, Craig Smith, Barbara Wels, Paul Jennings, Julie Vivas, Nancy and Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (parents), Jan Delacourt (sister), Caroline Lurie of Australian Literary Management, Omnibus (publisher) and Harcourt Publisher. Copies of many of Fox’s letters are included (30 boxes, 1 carton). The Acc07.011 instalment contains drafts and correspondence relating to various projects, including: The green sheep (2004), 2002-2006, Hunswick’s egg (2005), 1996-2006, A particular cow (2006), 1995-2006, The magic hat, 1995-2002, The hungary giant/Horatio the hungry, 2003-2005, and, the new edition of Possum magic (2004). There is also an expanding file of letters to and from Fox, 2001-2006, a letter from Tim Winton (1995), press clippings, an artwork by Nicholas Wilton, an expired passport, handwritten financial records, 1995-1998, papers relating to Fox’s Flinders University Convocation medal, publications, including audio books, and promotional material such as photographs, articles, stickers and a toy (4 boxes, 1 fol. Box).

  • Quantity 0 6 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-306101104/findingaid

Related entries

  • Primary Creator
    • Fox, Mem (1946 - )
  • See also
    • Mattingley, Christobel Rosemary (1931 - )
    • Bird, Carmel (1940 - )