• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH003605

Papers of Sir Alan and Lady Mildred Watt, 1941-1974, 2008 [manuscript]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
  • Reference MS 3788; MS Acc09.023; MS Acc13.165
  • Date Range 1941 - 2008
  • Description

    The MS 3788 collection includes 45 letters written by Alan Watt in Washington, D.C., to colleagues in the Department of External Affairs including Colonel W.R. Hodgson (Secretary) and John D.L. Hood (Acting Secretary). Lady Watt’s papers consist of typed copies of her diaries written in Moscow, 1947-1949, Malaya, 1954-1956, Japan, 1956-1959, and Germany, 1959-1962, written en route to Australia from Cologne in 1962 and to Japan, Moscow, the Hague and London in 1963, written in Papua New Guinea in 1967 and in China in 1974. Also included are typescript copies of her literary manuscripts. The collection includes a copy of the 1969 publication by Robert F. Randle, Geneva 1954: the settlement of the Indochinese War (4 boxes). The Acc09.023 instalment comprises transcriptions made by the son of Sir Alan and Lady Mildred Watt, Peter James Vallack Watt, “From the diaries of Lady Mildred Mary Watt, Germany, April 1959-February 1962” and “An account of the years spent in Moscow (June 1947-1949)”. There is a bound paper copy and an electronic version on CD-ROM (1 packet). The Acc13.165 instalment comprises transcripts on CD-ROM of 6 diaries and 1 letter of Lady Mildred Watt written in Moscow (June 1947-October 1949); Singapore (1954-1956); Japan (March 1956-December 1959); Germany (April 1959-February 1962); journey to Australia from Bonn by way of Vienna, Belgrade, Athens, Ankara, Istanbul, Greece and Rome (March-May 1962); trip to Japan, Delhi, Tashkent, Moscow, The Hague and London (September-October 1963); letter to family (August 1954). Transcriptions completed by Lady Watt’s son, Peter James Vallack Watt (1 packet).

  • Quantity 0 0.66 m
  • Access Available for research. Not for loan.
  • Finding Aid https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-296775952/findingaid

Related entries

  • Primary
    • Watt, Mildred Mary (1903 - 1983)