• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH001951

Sub-series 7.1: Papers relating to Louisa Lawson and Henry Lawson, 1859-1934

  • Repository Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection
    State Library of New South Wales
  • Reference MLMSS 3269/Box 736; R 2188
  • Date Range 1859 - 1934
  • Description

    Folder 1 Letters to Louisa Lawson, with clippings and documents, regarding women’s suffrage, her periodical ‘The dawn’ and legal proceedings over her patent on a mailbag fastener, 1891-1917. Includes a letter to and reference for her daughter Gertrude. Correspondents include Henry Lawson, Sir William Windeyer and his family, Lady Lily Carrington, Bruce Smith and Rose Scott. Folder 2 Letters to and from Louisa Lawson and one letter to Gertrude, 1896-1912. Correspondents include Alfred Stephens, Lady Rachel Dudley and Charles Lawson Folder 3 Letter from the Medical Superintendent, Mental Hospital, Gladesville, regarding Louisa Lawson’s condition, 1920; letters from Louisa Lawson to Gertie and Charlie, written from the Mental Hospital, 1920; clippings of Louisa Lawson’s poem ‘My Nettie’, 1878, and Gertrude Lawson’s story ‘A tale of the Queensland bush’, 1909 Folder 4 Envelope labelled ‘Gilmore re Lawson’, containing manuscript and two typescript copies of ‘Personal history: Henry Lawson and I’ by Mary Gilmore, and related correspondence between Mary Gilmore and George Robertson, 1923 Folder 5 Copy of NSW Act of Parliament No. 45, 1898, an Act to consolidate the Law respecting the Insane Folder 6 Henry Lawson’s cottage, Abbotsford / J. Barclay Godson. 1 print : etching ; plate mark 13.1 x 20 cm. Inscription lower left ‘No.7/50’, [193-?] Folder 7 Original and copy of Certificate of Marriage of Peter Larsen and Louisa Albury, 7 July 1866; Birth Certificate of Henry Lawson, 17 June 1867; Law Report, Action for alleged negligence, [Louisa] Lawson v. Railway Commissioners, 28 June 1900; letters from Louisa Lawson to George Robertson, 1902-1914 Folder 8 Recollections by Charlie Lawson and Gertrude O’Connor of Henry Lawson’s early poems; typescript copies of poetry and prose by ‘Skid’; opening lines of Louisa Lawson’s poem ‘The lonely crossing’; copy of biographical notes on Henry Lawson by Rev. David Allan; correspondence between Louisa Lawson and George Robertson, 1914 Folder 9 Papers relating to Henry Kendall and the campaign to erect a memorial over his grave, including copies of letters from Henry Parkes to Louisa Lawson, clippings, 1859-1919 Folder 10 Two letters from Henry Lawson to his mother, one possibly written from Newcastle, [ca. 1883], and the other from the office of the Brisbane ‘Boomerang’, [ca. 1891]; reference for Henry Lawson from William Kerridge, carriage and buggy manufacturer, 1887; ‘The little bark hut on the hill’ pencil sketch and poem; notes on history of the Albury family written by Louisa Lawson Folder 11 Papers relating to the history of Hartley, including letters to W. D. O’Sullivan, a copy of ‘Early history of Hartley’ by W. D. O’Sullivan and a clipping of an article by Frank Walker, 1909-1913 Folder 12 Henry Lawson at about 21 / Channon & Co. Cabinet card photograph inscribed on reverse ‘As Henry had this taken for me, and as it is the earliest photograph of him ever taken – or so he said – he was probably younger than 21. This was taken specially to give me; only half a dozen were ordered. Taken just after he had written . . . “Faces in the Street”, 28.4.1933. With my good wish to Mr Cousins, M. Gilmore, 7.3.34’ Folder 13 File copy of ‘The auld shop & the new’. Printed on title page: ‘Written specially for ‘The Chief’, George Robertson of Angus & Robertson, as some slight acknowledgment of and small return for his splendid generosity during years of trouble and addressed to Donald Angus by Henry Lawson, printed for private circulation, 1923’ Folder 14 1. Henry [Lawson] in 1902. Black & white photograph 2-5. Henry Lawson funeral / Broughton & Ward. 4 black & white photographs, 1922 6-12. Henry Lawson funeral / Hall & Co. 7 black & white photographs, 1922 Folder 15 Papers relating to a Henry Lawson essay competition held at Eurunderee Public School, including typescript copies of three essays, a letter from Gertrude O’Connor and a letter from the school to Gertrude O’Connor quoting Henry Lawson’s comments during his 1914 visit, 1920 R 2188 Item 1 Pencil contained in envelope labelled ‘This pencil was the last one used by Henry Lawson – 1/9/22. [Signed] Gertrude O’Connor’. A further envelope is inscribed ‘To Mr Cousins – Gertrude O’Connor (Henry’s sister) gave Mr Shenstone Henry’s pen, GR this pencil, R. Wiley a matchbox, which GR swapped with me. I think the box is in the Lawson drawer in safe. It’s not much use to me keeping it, so I’ll give it to put with rest of stuff, unless you would like to have it. R. Wiley’ Item 2 Metal ring contained in envelope labelled ‘Mrs Louisa Lawson’s wedding ring. Mother of Henry Lawson the poet. [Signed] Gertrude O’Connor Item 3 Bronze medal and certificate presented to Mrs Louisa Lawson for printing, by the Woman’s Work Exhibition, Sydney, 1892 Item 4 Printing block depicting Louisa Lawson, inscribed on reverse ‘Mrs Lawson’ Item 5 Printing block depicting woman and baby, inscribed on reverse ‘Photograph etched, bevelled mounted by Gertrude Lawson’

  • Formats Textual records, graphic materials, objects
  • Quantity 1 box 0.16 m
  • Access Access to this pictures collection via appointment only.

Related entries

  • Primary Creator
    • Lawson, Louisa (1848 - 1920)
  • Primary
    • Gilmore, Mary Jean (1865 - 1962)