‘From the Lips of a Lady’ : Mrs A.M. Hamilton-Grey’s First Biography of Henry Kendall

Abstract

Hamilton-Grey, who published three books on Henry Kendall in the 1920s, has remained a little-known figure in Australian literary history, although her biographies of Kendall have provided source material for many Kendall scholars in the past. The article examines Hamilton-Grey’s career as a lecturer and as an author. Drawing on the Hamilton-Grey Papers in the Mitchell Library as a primary source for information on her life, Dimond ‘examines the ways in which her career as a lecturer, her intimacy with Kendall’s family, and the circumstances of her life informed the writing of her first book, Facts and Fancies about Our ‘Son of the Woods’ Henry Clarence Kendall and His Poetry, and its reception by critics and Kendall scholars past and present’ (337).

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Published 1 May 2004 in Volume 21 No. 3. Subjects: Biographies, Critical reception, Phrenology & physiognomy, Public lectures, Public speaking & debating, Writer's research & sources.

Cite as: Dimond, Jill. ‘‘From the Lips of a Lady’ : Mrs A.M. Hamilton-Grey’s First Biography of Henry Kendall.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 21, no. 3, 2004. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.7c3a29749d.