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Gellert, Leon: letters

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL523
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Gellert, Leon: letters
Date(s): [1917]
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 items
Name of creator(s): Gellert | Leon Maxwell | 1892-1977 | poet and journalist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Leon Maxwell Gellert was born in Adelaide, Australia, into a family of Hungarian origin. He studied at the University of Adelaide and became a teacher. During the First World War, he saw active service in the Mediterranean, but was invalided out of the army in 1916 and returned to teaching. Songs of a Campaign, Gellert's first book of poetry, was published in 1917. Gellert lived in Sydney for many years, working as a journalist. He was the co-editor of Art and Australia from 1922 and became known as a columnist in Sunday newspapers. He died in Adelaide in 1977.


Scope and content/abstract:

2 letters from Leon Maxwell Gellert of Art in Australia Ltd, 24 Bond Street, Sydney to Mrs Cowdroy [possibly wife of Victor Cowdroy], [1917]. (1) Comprising purely the greeting, etc, and the word 'Brutus!'. (2) Reminding her about illustrations.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Found enclosed in a copy of L Gellert Songs of a campaign (1917) - Library classmark: Special Collections Room *Bx [Gellert]

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2008

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