Brereton, J. Le Gay (John Le Gay), 1871-1933

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Poet, academic, librarian. Brereton was Librarian of the University of Sydney (1902-21) and Professor of English Literature (1921-33). He published eight volumes of poems, as well as essays, plays and criticism.

From the description of Letter. 1908. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 222578035

John Le Gay Brereton, the younger, 1871-1933, was born in Sydney, N.S.W., the fifth son of Dr John Le Gay Brereton, 1827-1886. He began contributing to literary magazines while still a schoolboy at Sydney Grammar and, during his undergraduate days at Sydney University, 1891-1894, was editor of the student journal, Hermes. He was appointed assistant librarian of Fisher Library, University of Sydney, in 1902 and librarian in 1915, and during this period established himself as an Elizabethan scholar. In 1921 he became the University's first Challis Professor of English Literature, which position he occupied until his death in 1933.

From the description of Papers [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225775798

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referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Franklin, Miles, 1879-1954. [Notes on Henry Lawson] [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Brereton, J. Le Gay (John Le Gay), 1871-1933. Literary works [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Brereton, J. Le Gay (John Le Gay), 1871-1933,. Autograph letter signed from John Le Gay to [Edward] Dowden [manuscript], 1910 January 10. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Hall, H. Duncan (Hessel Duncan), 1891-. Letters. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Stephens, A. G. (Alfred George), 1865-1933. Poems by various writers [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Brereton, J. Le Gay (John Le Gay), 1871-1933. Letter. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Esson, Louis, 1878-1943. Book and letters. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Miscellaneous general and literary manuscripts, 1864-1994. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn O'Dowd, Bernard, 1866-1953. Letters and ephemera [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Esson, Louis, 1878-1943. Letters [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Brereton, J. Le Gay (John Le Gay), 1871-1933. Papers [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Gilmore, Mary, 1865-1962. Dame Mary Gilmore manuscript collection. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Australian authors correspondence collection [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
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correspondedWith Adams Miss person
correspondedWith Dowden, Edward, 1843-1913 person
associatedWith Esson, Louis, 1878-1943. person
associatedWith Franklin, Miles, 1879-1954. person
correspondedWith Gilmore, Mary, 1865-1962. person
correspondedWith Hall, H. Duncan (Hessel Duncan), 1891- person
associatedWith O'Dowd, Bernard, 1866-1953. person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Stephens, A. G. (Alfred George), 1865-1933 person
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Birth 1871-09-02

Death 1933-02-02



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