• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH000282

Papers of the Tait family, 1908-1990 [manuscript]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
  • Reference MS 309
  • Date Range 1908 - 1990
  • Description

    MS 309 comprises business and general correspondence relating to theatrical ventures, 1905-1958; personal correspondence of James Nevin Tait, London, 1945-1950; letters to Rangatira Pty Ltd (Wellington, New Zealand), 1949-1954; weekly summary of attractions, 1918; J.C. Williamson performance contracts, 1910-1954; personal financial records of Sir Frank Tait, 1954-1967; correspondence of Sir Frank and Lady Viola Tait, 1960-1990; typescript draft of “A family of brothers” by Lady Tait, ca. 1970; and, miscellaneous clippings and objects relating to theatre productions (19 boxes). The Acc10.006 instalment includes theatre programmes and related ephemera, news clippings, theatrical journals and research notes. Topics represented include actors, directors, instrumentalists, dancers, singers, circuses, colonial opera, theatres and theatre companies, including J.C. Williamson, Melbourne Repertory Club, Dame Clara Butt, John Farrell, Dorothy Hammerstein, Robert Helpmann, Yehudi Menuhin, Gladys Moncrieff, Maurice Moscovitch, Nat Madison, Anna Pavlova, John Charles Thomas, Lawrence Tibbett (1 fol. Box).

  • Quantity 3.55 m
  • Access Available for research. Not for loan.
  • Finding Aid http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-296709164/findingaid

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  • See also
    • Tait, Viola (1911 - 2002)