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Alfred Deakin Papers, [manuscript]. 1804-1973 (bulk 1880-1919)

Title
Alfred Deakin Papers, [manuscript]. 1804-1973 (bulk 1880-1919)
Repository
National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection
Reference
MS 1540
Date Range
1804 - 1973
Description

Papers include correspondence, diaries, notebooks, legal briefs, press cuttings, pamphlets, books, official documents and publications, menus, programmes, literary manuscripts, bills, receipts, photographs and tourist publications. Deakin corresponded with international, national, state and local politicians, Sir Edmund Barton among them. The collection documents the moves towards Federation and the early Commonwealth ministries. Correspondents also include Lord Tennyson, Lord Northcote, R.E. O'Connor, Richard Jebb, L.S. Amery, R.M. Collins, Sir Walter James, Sir William Lyne, Arthur Jose, David Syme, B.R. Wise, Sir Samuel Griffith, Sir Josiah Symon, Sir John Quick and Hubert Murray. Family papers include letters from his parents, sister (Catherine), wife, daughters and son-in-law Herbert Brookes.

Quantity
79 boxes + 179 folio items (13 m)
Access
Available for reference. Not for loan.

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