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Ida Leeson : a life

Author: Sylvia Martin
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ida Leeson was no ordinary librarian. At a time when men rose to such positions in the Australian library world, she won an epic struggle to become Mitchell Librarian, a position previously held only by men.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: I Leeson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Martin
ISBN: 1741148502 9781741148503
OCLC Number: 224712844
Notes: "Not a blue-stocking lady"--Cover.
Awards: Commended for Nita B Kibble Award 2007 (Australia)
Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2007 2007 (Australia)
Short-listed for Non-Fiction Award 2007 (Australia)
Description: xiv, 242 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Not a blue-stocking lady --
A born librarian --
The Mitchell bequest --
Librarians' travels --
"Men prefer to deal with men" --
Ida and Florence --
Castlecrag and the Griffins --
Secret manoeuvres --
Better friend than foe --
From depression to war --
"A highly peculiar mob of soldiers --
A researcher to the end --
The spinster's bloomers --
Acknowledging Ida.
Responsibility: Sylvia Martin.

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