Boyd, Martin, 1893-1972

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1893-06-10
Death 1972-06-03
Australians
English

Biographical notes:

Born Lucerne, Switzerland 1893. Novelist. Arrived in Australia when he was six months old with parents. Originally wrote under pseudonyms Martin Miles and also Martin a'Beckett. Later lived in Italy 1958. Died 3 June 1972. Best known works: The Montforts; Lucinda Brayford; The Cardboard Crown; A Difficult Young Man; Outbreak of Love; When Blackbirds Sing. Official biographer is Brenda Niall with assistance from Terry O'Neill. Martin's brother was Penleigh Boyd, the artist.

From the description of Papers [manuscript]. 1947-1972. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225794546

F.A.W. Mann first met Martin Boyd in 1917, when he joined No. 57 Squadron Royal Flying Corps, then stationed at St Marie Capeller in Northern France, in which Martin Boyd was an observer and Mann a pilot.

From the description of Letters [manuscript]. 1918-1972. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225794557

Novelist. Martin Boyd was a member of the celebrated Boyd family. His publications include: "The Montforts" (1928), "Lucinda Brayford" (1946) and "Outbreak of love" (1957). See: "Oxford companion to Australian literature", pp. 103-104.

From the description of Letter [manuscript]. 1959. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225840562

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Subjects:

  • Novelists, Australian--20th century--Archives
  • Australian literature
  • Authors, Australian--Correspondence
  • Authors, Australian
  • Novelists--Correspondence
  • Novelists, Australian--20th century--Correspondence
  • Novelists, Australian--Correspondence

Occupations:

  • Novelists

Places:

  • Kangaroo Ground (Vic.) (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)
  • Yarra Glen (Vic.) (as recorded)