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  • Title
    Holman family - papers of William Arthur Holman and Portia Grenfell Holman, 1928-1983
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 4250
  • Level of description
  • Date

    1928 - 1983
  • Type of material
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  • Physical Description
    1 envelope
    Textual Records
    Textual Records - (printed)

    Portia Grenfell Holman (1903-1983), economist and medical practitioner, was born at Sydney, only daughter of William Arthur Holman and his wife Ada Augusta, nee Kidgell. She was educated at the University of Sydney where she graduated Bachelor of Arts, and Newnham College, University of Cambridge where she graduated in economics in 1926. Portia Holman then studied at the Sorbonne for two years before attending the London School of Economics after which she lectured for three years at St. Andrews University in Scotland. In 1933 she returned to Newnham College, University of Cambridge, to study medicine. She practiced in England as a paediatric psychiatrist from 1944 until her retirement in 1969. Portia Holman died in London in 1983.
  • Scope and Content
    1928-1984; Papers of William Arthur and Portia Holman contained in leather folder embossed 'Cabinet. Hon. W.A. Holman, Premier & Treasurer'. Papers include: printed copy of 'The Australian Constitution: Its Interpretation and Amendment', the John Murtagh Macrossan Lecture, 1928, by W.A. Holman; obituaries and newscuttings concerning W.A. Holman, 1934; birth certificate of W.A. Holman, 1956; marriage certificate of W.A. Holman and Ada Augusta Kidgell, 1956, annotated by Portia Holman; genealogical notes on the Kidgell family by Portia Holman; obituaries and newscuttings concerning Portia Holman, 1983; miscellaneous papers concerning Portia Holman, 1983-1984; notes on Portia Holman written by her cousin Maurice Platt, 1983 (Call No.: MLMSS 4250)
  • Source
    Presented by Professor Peter Platt in 1984
  • General note

    This collection was listed on PICMAN in 2005 as part of the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in NSW 1856-2006 Project.
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