Scrap books of correspondence, cuttings, photographs and programmes relating to performances by the Allan Wilkie Shakespearean Company in Australia and to Shakespearean productions generally 1922-1970. 3v.
V.1 Letters from Allan Wilkie, Frediswyde Hunter-Watts and other members of the company; signed photographs of company actors; programmes; obituary notices on death of Allan Wilkie. 1923-1970. 1v.
Note: Correspondence folded and pasted into the scrap books by Miss Long has been removed and arranged in folders shelved with and following the bound volume.
The principal correspondents, most of whom are also represented in the collection of signed photographs, are:
- Allan Wilkie 1928-1969
- Frediswyde Hunter - Watts 1924-1949
- Jean Athol 1924-1925
- Dennis Barry 1927-1929
- F .P. Bowden 1926
- Marjorie Carr 1930
- Dulcie Cherry 1926-1929
- Lilian Crisp 1929
- Leo Darnton 1929
- Ellis Irving 1926
- Lorna Forbes 1926-1930, 1936, 1954
- Mildred Howard 1930-1931
- Kiore King 1924-1925
- Leslie Manners 1924
- Alex Marsh 1930-1931
- William Lockhart 1925-1929
- Claude Saunders 1924-1926
- Noel Seaton 1928
- Alathea Siddons 1926-1927
- Irene Webb 1923-1924
- J.P. Wilson 1925
Many of the letters are letters of thanks to Miss Long for flowers presented or other small gifts.
V.2 Theatre programmes; extensive reviews of performances; newspaper cuttings of photographs relating to the Australian performances of the Allan Wilkie Company; articles re Allan Wilkie's subsequent visits to Tasmania. 1922-1930, 1949, 1955, 1959 and 1961. 1v.
V.3 General cuttings relating to Shakespeare and to performances of Shakaspearean drama.
c. 1925-1964 (mostly undated) 1v.
[Includes exercise book of extracts from published reviews, handwritten by Desiree Long.]