Correspondence. 1889-1930.

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Robertson, George, 1860-1933. Correspondence.

Correspondence. 1889-1930.

A collection of letters to George Robertson, and to Sir John Ferguson. Correspondents include A.B. Paterson, A.G. Stephens, Edmund Barton, W.M. Hughes, J.P. Abbott, Henry Lawson, J.F. Archibald, David Scott Mitchell, Marie Corelli, Nellie Melba and Sir Langer Owen. The Ferguson correspondence includes letters from Christopher Brennan, W. Clinton, W.D.M. Merewether, and several letters from Ferguson to his father, Rev. J.A. Ferguson. Finally, there is a copy of Neville Cayley's Our birds (Aldenhoven Art Galleries, 1918).

2 cm.

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