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422758
  • Title
    Ada A. Holman papers, 1856, ca. 1890-1946
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  • Call number
    MLMSS 1909 (K 22144-K 22146)
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1856-1946
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422758
  • Physical Description
    3 cartons
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Ada Augusta Holman (1869-1949), author and journalist, was born at Ballarat, Victoria, daughter of Ebenezer and Agnes Kidgell. By 1902 the family was living in Sydney and Ebenezer Kidgell, a journalist, passed away leaving his wife and children in difficult financial circumstances. Ada was submitting short stories and articles for publication under her own name and a variety of pseudonyms by 1896. She was a frequent contributor to the Sydney Mail, Sydney Morning Herald and the Freeman's Journal and she edited and wrote most of the copy for the Co-operator, a trade journal for rural producers. Ada Kidgell married William Arthur Holman (1871-1934) in 1902. She continued her journalism after her marriage but was more restricted in what she could publish, particularly after her husband became Premier of NSW. [ref:ADB 9]
  • Scope and Content
    Date unknown; Literary mss. and newscuttings of published works (Call No.: K 22144)
    1856, ca.1911-1946; Correspondence, including letter from Norman Lindsay, 1941; extract of will of Samuel Holman; miscellaneous papers of Miss Una Kidgell (sister of Ada Holman) (Call No.: K 22145)
    Date unknown; Literary mss. together with scrap books and photographs (Call No.: K 22146)
  • Source
    Presented by Mrs U.J. Stewart in 1970
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve.
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