Posts tagged with correspondence

  1. “A library is a pleasure dome…”: Germaine Greer and libraries

    Sarah Brown – Archivist, Germaine Greer Archive “Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/a-library-is-a-pleasure-dome-germaine-greer-and-libraries

  2. ‘Salut Comarada’’ An Australian experience of the Spanish Civil War

    The 17th of July marked the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. Despite taking place on the other side of the world, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/salut-comarada-an-australian-experience-of-the-spanish-civil-war

  3. Secrets and Signatures

    Rebekah J. Harris – PhD Candidate in History at the University of Melbourne School of Culture and Communications The most alluring aspect of an archival family collection …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/secrets-and-signatures

  4. Business as usual: correspondence from the Bright Family Papers

    Nell Ustundag (PhD Candidate in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne) Nothing is quite like handling and reading original hand-written correspondence. …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/business-as-usual-correspondence-from-the-bright-family-papers

  5. Textual personalities: the letters of Mary and Dorothy Bright

    Francesca Kavanagh (PhD Candidate in English and Literature in the University of Melbourne School of Culture and Communications) The Bright family papers comprise one of the …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/textual-personalities-the-letters-of-mary-and-dorothy-bright

  6. “Single men from Scotland keenly sought”

    “Single men from Scotland are keenly sought” writes James Butchart to his father on his arrival in Port Phillip, where he expects his exercise of the …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/single-men-from-scotland-keenly-sought

  7. “sheets and a bed – glorious”

    “sheets and a bed – glorious.” So describes Wilberforce Newton’s delight in his hospital accommodations on 12th November 1915. Plagued by suspected bronchitis whilst serving with the …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/sheets-and-a-bed-glorious

  8. A researcher visits our repository

    Alice Anderson in her Kew garage workshop, c1922

    Loretta Smith, Author Original posted on the Facebook page Alice Anderson Garage Girl. For those who have ever done research, have you experienced the wonder of …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/a-researcher-visits-our-repository

  9. Alfred Plumley Derham: soldier, medic, poet, ANZAC

    Geoffrey Laurenson – Professional Library Cadet Georgina Ward – Assistant Archivist The story of Alfred Plumley Derham is one of a young medical student who showed great …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/alfred-plumley-derham-soldier-medic-poet-anzac

  10. Memory, poetry and a good buffet dinner

    “I’ve always had a good memory…which is helpful for my poetry though it makes it rather like a buffet dinner with many small dishes all over …

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