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Grace Burgess collection of papers related to Eileen Duggan.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-Archives-Vault 106

Scope and Contents

The collection has been tentatively arranged into two series: Series A consisting of items belonging to or associated with Eileen Duggan (1894-1972), and Series B consisting of Grace Burgess' research material for her biography of Duggan "A gentle poet : Eileen Duggan, O.B.E.", Carterton, 1981. The collection also includes copies of published poetry books signed and inscribed by Eileen Duggan.

Dates

  • ca. 1915 - 1984

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted

Biographical / Historical

Grace Mary Burgess (1911 -2005), was a long time personal friend of Elieen Duggan. In 1981she wrote and published a short memoir on the life of the poet titled; A gentle poet: a portrait of Eileen Duggan OBE.

Extent

0.3 metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bulk of the collection was donated by Grace Burgess, per Michele Leggott, English Department in November 1994 while the books of poems by Eileen Duggan were bequeathed to the Library by Grace Burgess in September 2005.

Bibliography

  • Burgess, Grace. A gentle poet: a portrait of Eileen Duggan, O.B.E. Carterton, NZ. : G Burgess, 1981. General Library New Zealand and Pacific 821.91 D86Vb.

Creator

Source

Title
Inventory of the Grace Burgess collection of papers related to Eileen Duggan, ca 1915-1984.
Status
Completed
Author
Katherine Pawley
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, The University of Auckland Repository

Contact:
5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142 New Zealand