Guide to the Papers of Robert Anderson [MSS 132]

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Manuscript Name Papers of Robert Anderson
Manuscript Number MSS 132
Last Updated July 2021
Extent 1 box
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Correspondence and photocopies relating to Robert Andrew Anderson

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Scope and Content

This collection relates to Robert Andrew Anderson and comprises correspondence along with photocopies of books for review by Bob Brissenden

Date Range of Content


Biographical Note

Author Robert Andrew Anderson (also writing as Robyrt Andru Andyrsyn) was born in Cairns in 1907 and completed his Master of Education at the University of Sydney in 1962. Along with short stories and poetry, Anderson wrote textbooks, as well as numerous pamphlets on the English language, and political and social subjects. In 1987 he published an autobiography entitled The love, laughs and life of an amateur poet : an autobiography in verse of Robert Andrew Anderson

Austlit : Robert Andrew Anderson retrieved 13 November 2020


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 If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items.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collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright.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 Robert Andrew Anderson, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 132, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


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Subject Keywords



Robert Andrew Anderson — Archives

Australian poetry — 20th century

Personal Names

Robert Andrew Anderson




Container List


Box 1

Folder 1

Correspondence to Literary Editor, The Australian, 19 July 1987

Correspondence from Leonie Kramer, University of Sydney, 30 June 1987, and National Library of Australia (Francoise Piron), 8 July 1987

Photocopy of ‘Books for Review’ to be reviewed by Bob Brissenden, The Weekend Australian, 23 July 1987

Photocopy of ‘The Tale of a Tail’ enlarged from The Decameron, day 9 [tenth tale], 10 November [1987?]