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Main Title: My dear, dear Betsy : a treasury of Australian letters / compiled by Warwick Hirst.
Author: Hirst, Warwick
State Library of New South Wales
Imprint: Hale & Iremonger, c1993.
Collation: 160 p. : ill., portraits, facsims, bib., index, hbk ; 26 cm.
Summary: Collection of letters written by or to Australians, or by people closely identified with Australians, arranged chronologically from 1771 to 1944. The letters provide an insight into the development of European settlement in Australia, as well as giving biographical information. Each letter includes a preface setting it in context. Includes sources, and an index of writers and recipients.

The correspondents include William Bligh, Ludwig Leichardt, Lachlan Macquarie, an anonymous convict, Rachel Henning, Charles Dickens, Henry Parkes, Mark Twain, Mary Gilmore, Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson, Miles Franklin, Norman Lindsay, Eve Langley and Lloyd Rees.
Subject: Mitchell Library, Sydney
Social life and customs
Twentieth (20th) Century
ISBN: 0868065072
Includes index. A selection of letters held by the Mitchell and Dixson Libraries, State Library of New South Wales.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 826 HIR Available