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959363
  • Title
    Autograph letter signed by Harley Matthews, written from Gallipoli Peninsula, to Bertram Stevens, relating to conditions at the front, 10 July 1915 and enclosing a poem, 'The Quest of Love' for possible publication in The Lone Hand; together with typescript of a poem, 'Summer Song'
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  • Call number
    DLDOC 135
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    10 July 1915
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    959363
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    1 folder of textual material (9 p.) - manuscript, carbon typescript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Harley Matthews, tram conductor of Fairfield, Sydney enlisted in the A.I.F., 4th Battalion B Company at the age of 25 and served as a private in the First World War. He received a special mention for conspicuous gallantry at Gallipoli where he was wounded, 3 Aug. 1915. He returned to Australia on HMAT Borda, 25 Nov. 1917. He published a number of books of poetry and appears in several anthologies.

    Bertram Stevens was editor of The Lone Hand from 1911-1918
  • Scope and Content
    The poem 'Quest of Love' was published in 1 October 1915 issue of The Lone Hand. 'Summer Song' first appeared in Matthews' 'Under open Sky' in 1916 [91/756]
  • Source
    Bequeathed by Sir William Dixson, 1952
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder<br>
  • Description source

    Compiled from the Manuscripts DLDOCs as part of the eRecords Project, 2011-2012
  • General note

    Transferred from MSV to DLDOCs
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I letters
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1063930
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