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872426
  • Title
    MacDonald letters, 14 June-24 August 1918 / James Stuart MacDonald
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 2874
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    14 June-24 August 1918
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    872426
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript, carbon typescript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    James Stuart MacDonald, 1878-1952, artist and gallery director of Melbourne, Victoria, enlisted aged 36, 9 Sept. 1914 and embarked from Melbourne, Victoria with the 5th Battalion, on board Transport A3 Orvieto, 21 Oct. 1914. He was wounded at Gallipoli, 26 Apr. 1915 and in 1916 worked in Records, in the Army Pay Corps in England before being sent to France 14 June 1918 as a war artist. He returned to Australia on S.S. Makura, 21 Dec. 1918
  • Scope and Content
    'Camouflaging in Picardy', letters to his wife describing his experiences as an artist in the ranks, the surrounding country, with stress on colour, the bombardments and camp life. He refers to other Australian artists doing similar work, including Frank Crozier, Alfred Henry Fullwood, Fred Leist and Louis McCubbin
  • Source
    Purchased from J. MacDonald, 1920 Part of the European War Collecting Project (also known as the Soldiers' Diaries Collection or War Diaries Collection), established by the Trustees of the Mitchell Library in 1918
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Copyright holder:: State Library of New South Wales
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: May be copied for reference and publication
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I letters
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1071051
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