News & Events
5 Nov 2015
A great literary treasure unearthed by Society President Stephen Whiteside
Dear fellow C.J. Dennis Society members,
My recent interview on ABC 774 with Libbi Gorr has yielded an unexpected treasure.
A talkback caller, David Hume, rang to say that his grandfather, Walter Hume, was a friend of C.J. Dennis and received from him, as a gift, the original pencil-written manuscript of Dennis' famous poem, "An Old Master", written in 1910.
David has since provided me with a copy of the manuscript, together with a letter that Dennis wrote to Hume in 1935.
I have placed these documents, together with my rendition of the corrections, on my website. You can find them at the following links:
Thank you to David Campbell for making a number of helpful suggestions and further corrections.
The C.J. Dennis Society