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  • Title
    Series 07: Illustrations, 1867-ca. 1968 / May Gibbs
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXD 304
  • Level of description
  • Date

    1867-ca. 1968
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    Albums - Sketches in various media, and printed material, in 18 volumes - Various sizes
  • Scope and Content
    The collection consists mostly of May Gibbs' original sketches for her children's books. Also included are sketches for proposed publications, studies made while at art school in London, and portraits and photographs of her family and friends. Among the latter group are self portraits, portraits of her husband, James Ossoli Kelly, her parents Mr and Mrs H.W. Gibbs, and her friend Rene Sullivan.

    A. PUBLISHED WORKS, 1916-1953
    VOLUME 01
    i. Gum-Nut Babies, 1916. Nos. 1-29
    ii. Gum-Blossom Babies, 1916. Nos. 30-57
    iii. Flannel Flowers and other Bush Babies, 1917. Nos. 58-88

    VOLUME 02
    iv. Wattle Babies, 1918. Nos. 89-113
    v. Snugglepot and Cuddlepie: Their Adventures Wonderful, 1918. Nos. 114-198

    VOLUME 03
    vi. Boronia Babies, 1917. Nos. 199-255

    VOLUME 04
    vii. Little Ragged Blossom and more about Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, 1920. Nos. 256-343

    VOLUME 05
    viii. Little Obelia and Further Adventures of Ragged Blossom, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, 1921. Nos. 344-420

    VOLUME 06
    ix. The Story of Nuttybub and Nittersing, 1923. Nos. 421-540
    x. Chucklebud and Wunkydoo, 1924. Nos. 541-586
    (includes title pages, covers, etc from various editions of Bib and Bub stories, nos. 575-586)

    VOLUME 07
    xi. Scotty in Gumnut Land, 1941. Nos 587-641
    xii. The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, 1942. Nos. 642-651
    xiii. Mr & Mrs Bear and Friends, 1943. Nos. 652-685
    xiv. The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, 1946. Nos. 686-701

    VOLUME 08
    xv. Prince Dande Lion, 1953. Nos. 702-761
    xvi. Bib and Bub Painting Book, n.d. Nos. 800-804

    B. UNPUBLISHED WORKS, nd., 1910
    VOLUME 08
    i. `John Dory: His Story', 190-. Nos. 762-780
    ii. `Mimie and Wog', 1910. Nos. 781-797
    iii. `Tales Old Grandaddy Tortoise Tells', n.d. Nos. 798-799

    C. NEWSPAPER COLUMN, 1925-1935
    VOLUME 09
    Illustrations for Newspaper column `Gumnut gossip', 1925-1935. Nos. 805-1045

    VOLUME 10
    D. Miscellaneous drawings, photographs and printed material, 1897-1968
    Includes calendar illustrations and other sketches, n.d. Nos. 1046-1176

    VOLUME 11
    Includes greeting card, bookmark, handkerchief and other designs, n.d. Nos. 1177-1402

    VOLUME 12
    Life drawings, etc. made during student years, n.d. Nos. 1403-1474

    VOLUME 13
    Life drawings, etc. made during student years, n.d. Nos. 1475-1556

    VOLUME 14
    Still life, landscapes, etc. made during student years, n.d. Nos. 1557-1601

    VOLUME 15-16
    Original drawings and sketches for The Sydney Mail; cartoons; Ballet Costumes, 1889, n.d. Nos. 1602-1687

    VOLUME 17
    Includes illustrations and photographs of Gibbs' family, friends, and others, 1867-1916; some by May Gibbs' father. Nos. 1688-1827

    VOLUME 18
    i. Album containing printed illustrations, some of which are postcards and calendars. Also includes an original watercolour `Ol' Bill Dam `im'. No. 1401
    ii. Postcards, calendars, etc. No. 1402
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright - Life of artist plus 70 years.
    Approval for reproduction required: from the copyright holder
  • General note

    The manuscript collection associated with this material (MLMSS 2048) includes some sketches, eg original pencil and ink drawings for cartoons `Bib and Bub' and `Tiggy Touchwood'. The text for all the published work will be found with the MSS collection.
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