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Documents, correspondence - Biography of Sir Stanley Savige

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Typed documents, black on white. Stamp Duty stamp fixed to 00903(2).
Size
250 x 214 mm (3), 122 x 204 mm
Object Registration
00903
Historical information
Series of documents recording the second progress payment to W.B. Russell for writing 'There Goes a Man', his signed receipt, outline of progress and the way in which the first progress payment was used. He notes four main fields of activity - sifting and arranging Savige's own records, interviewing friends and relatives, background reading (newspapers etc.), and making notes from interviews and source material. Most of the first progress payment was directed to reimbursement of salary lost whilst working full time on the book.
Significance
Part of the story of how the book 'There goes a Man' came to be created.
Inscriptions & Markings
00903(2) Signed and dated in blue ink 'W.B.Russell 9-8-57'
00903(3) Signed 'W.B. Russell' in blue ink, pencilled annotations: "Wilf, Thank you. Just like (illegible)! 13.viii.57' 'Read to J.G. Gillespie 14/8/57'
Last updated
17 Aug 2018 at 3:49PM