Skip to main content
  • Home
  • /

  • Lindsay Collection of Pat Corrigan

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 their Australian Dictionary of Biography entry.

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.

Search more on The Lindsay Collection of Pat Corrigan in One Search using the collection code RBHLIN.  

To keep up-to-date with new acquisitions, events, and exhibitions visit the John Oxley Library blog. To review past activities of the Australian Library of Art visit the ALA blog.

Mr Pat Corrigan AM presenting Lindsay family letters and correspondence to the State Library of Queensland, Queensland Club, 7 October 1997. Premier of Queensland, Rob Borbidge and Deputy Premier Joan Sheldon accepted the gift which was one of the largest donations presented to an Australian library by an individual at the time.
Lysistrata by Aristophanes (Fanfrolico Press)
Photograph of Lionel and Norman Lindsay play acting Acc. 6067
The Boomerang