Fred J. Broomfield: Research Assistant Extraordinaire


In 1932, when Edmund Morris Miller began collecting material for his monumental Australian Literature from its Beginnings to 1935. A Descriptive and Bibliographical Survey (2 Vols., Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1940), he had the great good fortune to enlist as his research assistant in the Mitchell Library a man who had been at the centre ofSydney's literary life for the past fifty years and who had known intimately most of the writers he was to investigate.

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Published 1 October 1980 in Volume 9 No. 4. Subjects: Australian literary criticism, Literary archive.

Cite as: Jordens, Ann-Mari. ‘Fred J. Broomfield: Research Assistant Extraordinaire.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 9, no. 4, 1980, doi: 10.20314/als.26cf77c6fe.