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