Guide to the Papers of John Macgregor
|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
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
Macgregor has written reviews for a number of newspapers and for film and television.
Reference: Austlit - https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A17543
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 If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items.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collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright.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.
Papers of John Macgregor, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 56, Box [Number], Folder [Number].
The collection was acquired in 1988
Writers - Australia - Archives
John Macgregor, 1951-
Manuscripts and correspondence
Letter from John Macgregor to Lyn Hard, Librarian at the Defence Force Academy (15 April 1988)
Original manuscript of Propinquity, 1977-1979
Propinquity. First attempt at the Berengaria story,1981
Half of 'Our resurrection'
Propinquity. Photocopy of the second attempt at the Berengaria story, 1982
Early typescript of 'Our Resurrection' sent to publisher John Ferguson, 1982
Intermediate draft of Propinquity (between the ‘Ferguson’ version and the final version), 1984
Final typescript of Propinquity, entered in the 1986 Adelaide Festival’s National Novel MS Award, 1986
Final typescript of Propinquity, with editor’s marks, 1986
Correspondence and miscellaneous
Propinquity. Discarded (or transformed) bits, research notes and clippings c.1980, synopsis
Propinquity. Printer’s proofs with the editor’s and the author’s marks, 1986