Guide to the Papers of Selwyn Pritchard


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Manuscript Name Papers of Selwyn Pritchard
Manuscript Number MSS 347
Last Updated December 2018
Extent 15 boxes
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Drafts, notebooks, corresponence

Collection Subject Type 

Literary

Scope and Content 

This collection relates to Selwyn Pritchard and includes drafts of poetry and prose; notebooks; correspondence

Date Range of Content 

1960-2000

Biographical Note

Selwyn Pritchard was born in 1933, the third son of a Welsh carpenter. He left school at 16, was conscripted and served five years as a subaltern in The Royal Welsh Fusiliers in Jamaica, Guyana, Dortmund and Berlin. He subsequently became a teacher before entering Oxford to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics and graduating at the age of 35. He then taught philosophy for some years before moving to the Orkney Islands with his wife and three children.

In 1980 they emigrated to New Zealand, then Australia, to the Mornington Peninsula south of Melbourne. His last post was as professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Jinan University in Guanghou, People's Republic of China.

He began to write poetry on leaving the United Kingdom. He was awarded the Rome residency by the Literature Board of the Australia Council in 1999.

Selwyn Pritchard died in Victoria in 2005.

Source: Austlit

https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A3581

 

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 If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items.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collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright.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 authored by Selwyn Pritchard for private study and research is approved. 

 

Preferred Citation 

Papers of Selwyn Pritchard, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 247, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

 

Provenance

The collection was acquired in 1996 and 2003 as a donation by Selwyn Pritchard

 

 Subject Keywords 

 

Subjects 

Poetry, novels.

 

Personal Names

Selwyn Pritchard (1933-2005)

 

Occupations 

Author, teacher, lecturer

 

Container List 

 

Box 1 

Folder 1 {para bold}
Fair Isles, Forty: undated novel draft

Folder 2
Fair Isles, Forty: undated novel draft

Folder 3
Fair Isles, Forty: undated novel draft

Folder 4
Fair Isles, Forty: undated novel draft, incomplete

Folder 5
Fair Isles, Forty: undated novel draft

Folder 6
Fair Isles, Forty: undated novel draft

Folder 7
Fair Isles, Forty: undated novel draft

Folder 8
Fair Isles, Forty: undated novel draft

Folder 9
Fair Isles, Forty: undated novel draft

Box 2 

Folder 10
Fair Isles, Forty: novel several drafts

Folder 11
Dead Reckoning : undated novel draft

Folder 12
Dead Reckoning : undated novel draft

Folder 13
Dead Reckoning : Novel Number 6: 2 drafts

Folder 14
Being Frank : Novel No. 5; Dr Frank Flynn: novel draft

Box 3

Folder 15
Being Frank Novel 5 ; Dr Frank Flynn: novel draft

Folder 16
Ripeness: undated novel draft

Folder 17
Ripeness: undated novel draft

Folder 18
Ripeness: novel undated handwritten draft

Folder 19
Ripeness: novel undated handwritten draft

Box 4 

Folder 20
A Commonplace Autobiography 1. A Life in the Sixties by Selwyn Pritchard

Folder 21
Such a Night as This: novel draft [other title: The Hero’s Part]

Folder 22
Such a Night as This: novel draft [other title: The Hero’s Part]

Folder 23
The Hero’s Part: novel draft [other title Such a Night as This]

Folder 24
Helen’s Rage; novel draft

Box 5

Folder 25
Merlin’s Island: undated novel draft

Folder 26
Dead Reckoning: undated novel draft

Folder 27
Dead Reckoning: undated novel draft

Folder 28
Dead Reckoning precis

Folder 29
For the Birds: undated novel draft

Folder 30
Deep in The Diamond of the Day: undated novel draft by Selwyn Pritchard (Hughes)

Box 6 

Folder 31
Under the Inquiring Moon: 2 undated novel drafts by Selwyn Pritchard Hughes

Folder 32
Comments on draft works by various unnamed persons; rejection letters from publishers; essays by Selwyn Pritchard

Folder 33
Reviews and essays

Folder 34
Stories by Selwyn Pritchard: A Matter of Time; Self Portrait with Nudes;Top of the Class; No Fool; Statements; Taking It; Last Acts;Arguments Ex-Cathedra; A Quaker Murder Story; Not Waving, Drowning;

Folder 35
Bloody Oath poems by Selwyn Pritchard

Folder 36
Draft verse: 1

Folder 37
Draft verse:2

 

Box 7 

Folder 38
Draft verse:3

Folder 39
Draft verse:4

Folder 40
Draft verse:5

Folder 41
Draft verse:6

Folder 42
Draft verse:7

 

Box 8 

Folder 43
Draft verse:8

Folder 44
Draft verse: 9

Folder 45
Draft verse: 10

Folder 46
Draft verse: 11

Box 9 

Folder 47
Draft verse: 12 (Pritchard’s Pomerania)

Folder 48
Draft prose (untitled)

Folder 49
Notebooks: Bretton Hall Selwyn Hughes 1960 ; Selwyn Hughes Links House, Birsay,Orkney, Scotland [1970s ?]

Folder 50
6 notebooks: 1978; 1980;1980/82; 1983; 1984; 1984

Folder 51
3 notebooks: 1985; 1985; teaching diary 1985/86.

Folder 52
2 notebooks: 1987

Box 10 

 

Folder 53
Notebook: 1988

Folder 54
2 notebooks:1988; 1990

Folder 55
2 notebooks:1991

Folder 56
2 notebooks: 1992;1993

Folder 57
2 notebooks: 1993;1994

 

Box 11 

Folder 58
3 notebooks:1996; 1996;1996/97

Folder 59
Book of sketches and photographs 1996/1997

Folder 60
Notebook: 1997

Folder 61
Notebook: 1997/98

Folder 62
Notebook:1998/1999

Folder 63
Notebook: 1999

 

Box 12 

Folder 64
Notebook: 2000 ; Computer disc : Selwin Pritchard Everything ! 4/8/03

Folder 65
Selected issues of The Adelaide Review (1987-1990) containing poetry of Selwyn Pritchard

Folder 66
Selected issues of The Age Monthly Review (1987-1990) containing poetry of Selwyn Pritchard

Folder 67
The Times Literary Supplement 1993 review of Selwyn Pritchard’s poetry collection Stirring Stuff; publications containing poetry by Selwyn Pritchard: two issues of The Sydney Review; Poetry Canada Spring 1989; The Weekend Australian October 1998; Listener (New Zealand) with short story by Selwyn Pritchard   

Box 13

Various Australian and overseas literary and other journals containing work by Selwyn Pritchard

 

Box 14 

Various Australian and overseas literary and other journals containing work by Selwyn Pritchard

Box 15 

Various Australian and overseas literary and other journals containing work by Selwyn Pritchard