Guide to the Papers of John Macgregor


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Manuscript Name Papers of John Macgregor
Manuscript Number MSS 56
Last Updated January 2020
Extent 3 boxes + 1 oversize
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Manuscripts, correspondence and other papers

Collection Subject Type

Literary

Scope and Content 

This collection comprises papers of John Macgregor, including typescript manuscripts, correspondence and other material.  The bulk of the material relates to his novel Propinquity (1986), with the folders recording the successive stages of the writing and editing process.

Date Range of Content 

1977-1987

Biographical Note 

Macgregor has written reviews for a number of newspapers and for film and television.

Reference: Austlit - https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A17543

 

Administrative Information 

Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Open Access

This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy. 

Copying: Copying of material for private study and research is approved. 

Preferred Citation

Papers of John Macgregor, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 56, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

Provenance

The collection was acquired in 1988

 

Subject Keywords

Subjects

Writers - Australia - Archives

Personal Names

John Macgregor, 1951-

Occupations

Writers

 

 

Container List 

Box 1

Manuscripts and correspondence

Folder 1

Letter from John Macgregor to Lyn Hard, Librarian at the Defence Force Academy (15 April 1988)

Folder 2

Original manuscript of Propinquity, 1977-1979

Folder 3

Propinquity. First attempt at the Berengaria story,1981

Half of 'Our resurrection'

Folder 4

Propinquity. Photocopy of the second attempt at the Berengaria story, 1982

Folder 5

Early typescript of 'Our Resurrection' sent to publisher John Ferguson, 1982

Folder 6

Intermediate draft of Propinquity (between the ‘Ferguson’ version and the final version), 1984

 

Box 2

Manuscripts

Folder 7

Final typescript of Propinquity, entered in the 1986 Adelaide Festival’s National Novel MS Award, 1986

Folder 8

Final typescript of Propinquity, with editor’s marks, 1986                                                                                       

 

Box 3

Correspondence and miscellaneous

Folder 9

Propinquity. Discarded (or transformed) bits, research notes and clippings c.1980, synopsis

Folder 10

Correspondence, 1983-1987

Folder 11

Correspondence, 1981-1987

 

Oversize

Oversize 1

Propinquity. Printer’s proofs with the editor’s and the author’s marks, 1986