Lindsay Collection of Pat Corrigan

Donated by Mr Patrick Corrigan AM, this collection, one of the component collections of the Australian Library of Art relates to the Lindsay family of artists and writers. Of the ten children born to Jane and Robert Lindsay in Creswick Victoria during the late 19th century, five contributed significantly to Australia's cultural heritage. Most notable was Norman Lindsay, although his brothers Lionel, Daryl and Percy and sister Ruby also played significant roles. The collection also includes the work of Norman’s sons Jack, Raymond and Philip and other family members. For further information on the Lindsay family see the Australian Dictionary of Biography entry about them.

The collection contains published and manuscript material including works both written and illustrated by members of the Lindsay family. Many printed books have inserts of extra material such as letters, photographs and press clippings, and are annotated by family members, adding to their research value. There is a substantial collection of Fanfrolico Press books published by Jack Lindsay.

The manuscript collection includes memorabilia, photographs and more than 3,000 letters between members of the Lindsay family and their associates. Much of the collection was gathered together by Harry Chaplin, friend and bibliographer of the family.

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