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Harold Brawn Papers:  Introduction

Guide to the personal papers of Leslie Harold Brawn (1903-1995) donated in excess of $5 million to the University of Newcastle as a perpetual memorial to his wife Gladys who died in January 1956.

Archives : Harold Brawn

The Harold Brawn Papers

Leslie Harold Brawn (1903-1995) donated in excess of $5 million to the University of Newcastle as a perpetual memorial to his wife Gladys who died in January 1956. Harold Brawn was an English immigrant who began his working life as a "fruito" in Newcastle. He married Gladys Marguerite Butler and the couple went into her family's photographic business in Kurri Kurri. He would take the photographs and Gladys would hand colour the images. The business thrived and expanded to include the Maitland area. Gladys died in January 1956.

He approached the University in 1985 to establish the Gladys M. Brawn Memorial Fellowships in Medicine in honour of his late wife, and nominated a group of University and civic leaders to sit on a committee to administer the funds.

Harold Brawn died at Allandale Nursing Home, Cessnock, in July 21, 1995 aged 92.

Papers

A7498 (i). Miscellaneous receipts, deposit slips and correspondence relating to Mr. Brawn's estate, 1979 - 1986.

A7498 (ii). Photograph book containing miscellaneous personal photographs, [n.d.].

A7498 (iii). Miscellaneous personal photographs, [n.d.].

A7498 (iv). Picture of Gladys Brawn, [n.d.].

A7498 (v). Miscellaneous insurance documents and papers relating to properties owned by Mr. Brawn, 1978 - 1981.

A7498 (vi). Notebook belonging to Mr. Brawn, 1971 - 1972.

A7498 (vii). Correspondence (postcard) from Mr. J. Hamilton to Mr. Brawn, 1992.

A7498 (viii). Poem or song lyrics - unknown author, [n.d.].

A7498 (ix). Copy of (obsolete) last Will and Testament of Mr. Brawn, 15th March, 1968.

A7498 (x). Copy of Codicil to last Will and Testament of Mr. Brawn, 28th February, 1969.

A7498 (xi). Part of a legal document by Mr. Brawn relating to his last Will and Testament, 15th March, 1968.

A7498 (xii). Copy of a last Will and Testament of Mr. Brawn, 6th March, 1968.

A7498 (xiii). Papers relating to electrical engineering design by W.J. Bonwick - includes handwritten notes on the abovementioned subject, 28th March, 1960.

A7498 (xiv). Correspondence from the Public Trust Office relating to the recognition of Codicils and copies of the Codicils, 1970 - 1972.

A7498 (xv). Valuation of Mr. Brawn's property at 468 Hunter Street by George Keegan, October, 1984.

A7498 (xvi). Typed notes on electrical engineering (no author) with handwritten notes on the back relating to financial matters. [n.d.].

A7498 (xvii). Papers relating to food, 1956?

A7498 (xviii). Papers relating to the mortgage of property owned by Mr. Brawn, 29th October, 1948.

A7498 (xix). Financial papers relating to Mr. Brawn's accounts, 1989 - 1991.

A7498 (xx). Account records for Mr. Brawn, 1990 - 1991.

A7498 (xxi). Account records for Mr. Brawn, 1990 - 1991.

A7499 (i). Miscellaneous papers relating to Mr. Brawn's financial estate and accounts, 1985 - 1992.

A7499 (ii). Miscellaneous personal papers, [n.d.].

A7499(iii). Leather briefcase, [n.d.].

A7499 (iv). Bank folder, [n.d.].

A7499 (v). Sleeve off a woman's cardigan/shirt, [n.d.].

A7501. Filing box containing notes and customer accounts related toKayles Pty, Ltd.

A7502 (i). Papers from the Homebuilders Plan Service relating to the specifications of 468 Hunter Street, [n.d.].

A7502 (ii). Miscellaneous papers relating to Mr. Brawn's financial matters, 1983 - 1985.

A7502 (iii). Miscellaneous cheque books, account books and deposit books belonging to Mr. Brawn, 1977 - 1989.

A7502 (iv). Book of memoranda belonging to Donna, 1982.

A7502 (v). Memorandum and address book, 1987.

A7502 (vi). Miscellaneous papers relating to Mr. Brawn's income and taxation details, 1984 - 1988.

A7502 (vii). Notebook containing miscellaneous technical notes, [n.d.].

A7502 (viii). Correspondence from the Newcastle Herald concerning a Memorial classified placed by Mr. Brawn, 16th January, 1980.

A7502 (ix). Correspondence from Gilbert and Kennedy Pty, Ltd concerning the development of a property at 262 High Street, Maitland, c.1985.

A7502 (x). Miscellaneous personal correspondence to and from Mr. Brawn, 1980 - 1988.

A7502 (xi). Profit and Loss statement for Kayles properties Pty, Ltd, 30th June, 1984.

A7502 (xii). Miscellaneous prospect slips, 1981.

A7502 (xiii). Miscellaneous papers, 1986 - 1988.

A7502 (xiv). Papers relating to Mr. Brawn's loss of drivers licence, 1987 - 1988.

A7503 (i). Income tax returns and related papers belonging to Mr. Brawn, 1974 - 1989.

A7503 (ii). Financial statements and related papers belonging to Kayles Pty, Ltd, 1980 - 1983.

A7503 (iii). Financial statements and related papers belonging to Kayles Pty, Ltd, 1980.

A7503 (iv). Miscellaneous papers of a financial nature or related to financial matters, 1981 - 1989.

A7503 (v). Customer enquiry sheets belonging to Kayles Pty, Ltd, 1989.

A7503 (vi). X-rays of Mr. Brawn's stomach and digestive tract and related documents, 1966.

A7503 (vii). Document entitled "Defend our Newcastle Trees", [n.d.].

A7503 (viii). Share register containing papers relating to Craige Court Pty, Ltd, 1957 - 1969.

A7503 (ix). Papers and correspondence relating to Craige Court Pty, Ltd, 1969 - 1974.

A7503 (x). Papers and correspondence relating to Hudson Court Home Units Pty, Ltd, 1958 - 1972.

A7504 (i). Papers relating to Oldfields Fruit Juices Pty, Ltd, [n.d.].

A7504 (ii). Correspondence from Noel to Mr. Brawn, 1974 - 1975.

A7504 (iii). Papers and correspondence relating to Lanray Industries Pty, Ltd, 1972 - 1985.

A7504 (iv). Papers and correspondence relating to Lanray Industries Pty, Ltd, 1971 - 1983.

A7504 (v). Miscellaneous papers and correspondence relating to Mr. Brawn's donations to the University of Newcastle, 1982 - 1990.

A7504 (vi). Miscellaneous papers, 1983 - 1989.

A7504 (vii). Correspondence from Lawler and Davidson relating to Mr. Brawn's income tax, 1986 - 1989.

A7504 (viii). Long-term deposit papers relating to Westpac Bank, 1986.

A7504 (ix). Papers and correspondence relating to the purchase of Brenma Finance, 1987.

A7504 (x). Correspondence from the Public Trust Office concerning Mr. Brawn's Agreement with Newcastle University, 4th March, 1987.

A7505 (i). Mr. Brawn's file folder, [n.d.].

A7505 (ii). Papers relating to the leases of various properties, 1960 - 1980.

A7505 (iii). Papers relating to property loans at Chesterfield and Wyong, [n.d.].

A7505 (iv). Miscellaneous receipts, bills and tenancy records, 1969 - 1973.

A7505 (v). Miscellaneous papers relating to Mr. Brawn's properties, 1969 - 1982.

A7505 (vi). Photograph negatives - unknown origin, [n.d.].

A7506 (i). Copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association of Kayles Properties Pty, Ltd, 1962.

A7506 (ii). Copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association of Kayles Discounts Pty, Ltd, 1962.

A7506 (iii). Copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association of Kayles Pty, Ltd, 1961.

A7506 (iv). Copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association of Hundson Court Home Units Pty, Ltd, 1958.

A7506 (v). Copy of Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Ltd. (MMI) Motor Manual, 1983.

A7506 (vi). Financial statements and reports of Kayles Discounts Pty, Ltd, 1964 - 1979.

A7506 (vii). Papers and correspondence relating to NRMA debenture stock, 1973 - 1975.

A7506 (viii). Papers and correspondence relating to flats situated at 5 Lemnos Parade, 1973 - 1976.

A7506 (ix). Insurance policies belonging to Mr. Brawn, 1965.

A7506 (x). Miscellaneous papers relating to properties owned by Mr. Brawn, 1973 - 1976.

A7506 (xi). Papers relating to rent collection on property at 104 Memorial Drive, Bar Beach, 1973.

A7506 (xii). Miscellaneous papers relating to financial matters, 1973 - 1975.

A7507 (i). Financial statements and reports for Kayles Properties Pty, Ltd, 1962 - 1981.

A7507 (ii). Miscellaneous papers relating to financial matters, 1973 - 1975.

A7507 (iii). Miscellaneous papers relating to flats at L and L Court, c.1970.

A7507 (iv). Miscellaneous papers relating to flats at L and L Court, Lemnos Parade, 1972 - 1973.

A7507 (v). Papers relating to properties owned by Mr. Brawn, especially regarding rent collection, 1972 - 1973.

A7507 (vi). Miscellaneous papers relating to the repairs on properties owned by Mr. Brawn, 1972 - 1976.

A7507 (vii). Papers of a financial nature, especially concerning Mr. Brawn's shares in Kayles Pty, Ltd, 1970 - 1974.

A7507 (viii). Correspondence relating to Kayles Pty, Ltd, 1972 - 1976.

A7507 (ix). Financial statement for Kayles Pty, Ltd, 1983.

A7508 (i). Copy of Caravan and Touring Manual by Keith Winsencontaining miscellaneous papers, 1963 - 1964.

A7508 (ii). Copy of Homebuilder's Plan Service specifications for Civic House on Hunter Street, 30th March, 1955.

A7508 (iii). Papers and correspondence relating to Mr. Brawn's outstanding accounts, 1990.

A7508 (iv). Manilla file folder containing Mr. Brawn's tax details, 1984.

A7508 (v). Papers relating to Mr. Brawn's properties, 1973.

A7508 (vi). Miscellaneous papers. Contains letter to Mr. Brawn concerning the purchase of a Cryo-ultramicrotome for the Medical Faculty of Newcastle University, 1975 - 1990.

A7508 (vii). Papers and correspondence concerning Mr. Brawn's property at 104 Memorial Drive, Bar Beach, 1968 - 1974.

A7508 (viii). Papers concerning Mr. Brawn's property, Johler Court, 1969 - 1973.

A7508 (ix). Papers relating to Mr. Brawn's property, Johler Court, 1969 - 1973.

A7508 (x). Papers relating to Mr. Brawn's property L and L Court at Lemnos Parade, 1970 - 1973.

A7509 (i). Miscellaneous papers, 1980 - 1987.

A7509 (ii). Papers and correspondence relating to the sale of Kayles Pty, Ltd and to Mr. Brawn's Agreement with the University, 1986.

A7509 (iii). Rent statements for 468 Hunter Street, 1969 - 1980. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * [Preliminary listing].

A7509 (iv). Correspondence, rental accounts and legal papers relating to Mr. Brawn's property at Hewison Street, Tighes Hill, 1965 - 1972.

A7509 (v). Correspondence and rental accounts, 1971 - 1973.

A7509 (vi). Correspondence and rental statements, 1970 - 1973.

A7509 (vii). Correspondence and papers relating to Arthur Norman Brawn, 1969 - 1987.

A7509 (viii). Unpaid accounts, 1974 - 1987.

A7509 (ix). Rental statements of properties owned by L.H. Brawn, 1971 - 1982.

A7511 (v). Financial papers and correspondence. Newsclippings relating to Rees Duncan and Harold Brawn, 1968 - 1986.

A7511 (vi). Correspondence and papers relating to Tricontinental Cash Management Trust and Harold Brawn, 1982 - 1983.

A7511 (vii). Legal documents, correspondence and papers relating to Butler Lawler debt to Kayles Discounts Pty, Ltd, 1979 - 1983. [Confidential].

A7511 (viii). Correspondence and papers relating to dealings with Paul Trisley, Solicitor, 1975 - 1983. [Confidential].

A7511 (ix). Correspondence and statement accounts relating to Manufacturer's Mutual Insurance Ltd, 1983 - 1984.

A7511 (x). Correspondence and papers relating to U.W.G. Kloepper, September, 1982 - November, 1982. [Confidential].

A7511 (xi). Correspondence and papers relating to Terry Lawler, Chartered Accountant, and H. Brawn, November, 1977 - November, 1987.

A7511 (xii). Correspondence relating to business matters, June, 1977 - August, 1977.

A7511 (xiii). Papers relating to pension and medical affairs, 1982 - 1986.

A7512 (i). Copy of Residential Lease between University of Newcastle and Leslie Harold Brawn, 21st June, 1982.

A7512 (ii). Correspondence and papers relating to Westpac Banking Corporation, November, 1982.

A7512 (iii). Correspondence and papers relating to income tax records, 1982 - 1990.

A7512 (iv). Papers relating to Department of Valuer General, NSW and Australian Bureau of Statistics, 1975 - 1985.

A7512 (v). Correspondence and papers relating to Butler - Lawler Receivership, 1982 - 1983.

A7512 (vi). Papers relating to insurance and superannuation, with an employee reference and pen drawing of location of Kayles Pty, Ltd, 1983 - 1989.

A7512 (vii) - (viii). Minutes, correspondence and papers relatingto Balance Sheets for Kayles Pty, Ltd, 1962 - 1976.

A7513 (i) - (ii). Weekly statements for Kayles Discounts, 1982 - 1986.

A7513 (iii). Financial statements and reports relating to Kayles Pty, Ltd, 1976 - 1979.

A7513 (iv). Papers relating to interest payments, 1981 - 1987.

A7514 (i) - (iii). Weekly trading statements for Kayles Pty, Ltd, 1982 - 1986.

A7514 (iv). Kayles Discount Insurance Trading Statements, 1983 - 1985.

A7514 (v). Papers relating to rentals and records of top office subletting, 468 Hunter Street, Newcastle, 1976 - 1983.

A7804(i) Correspondence, legal and financial papers, 1907-1969.

A7804(ii) Correspondence, legal and financial papers, 1970-1993.

A7804(iii) Copy of: AP-R (Australasian Photo-Review, December 1942, Volume 49 Number 12. [Published: Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd]

A7804(iv) Notebook belonging to Gladys M. Butler, 21st October 1916.

A7804(v) Notebook [c.1934]

A7804(vi) Notebook [1931-1932]

A7804(vii) Diary Book ‘Life in a Caravan’ [with note ‘Continued Book 2’] 6th August 1953 – 1954.

A7804(viii) “The Magpie” Magazine of Maitland Boys’ High School Vol.XXXVI November 1950.

A7804(ix) Photo Album [c.1930s]

A7805(i) Various Documents:

  1. Certificate of Marriage for Arthur Brawn and Laura Clay 6th April 1902.
  2. Two references for Norman Brawn, 1942.
  3. Birth Certificate for Gladys Marguerite Butler b . 28th December 1897. Issued 21st January 1944.
  4. Letter – Rolls Royce Australia to Mr Harold Brawn, 25th November 1968.

A7805(ii) Copy of :
Maitland Hospital 1842-1942. “To Commemorate the Centenary of the Hospital His Excellency, The Lord Wakehurst, K.C.M.G. Governor of New South Wales Unveiled this Tablet on 7th November 1942.”

A7805(iii) Photographs: Wedding of Norman Brawn (Brother of Leslie Harold Brawn)? c.1920s

A7805(iv) Photographs: Early theatrical production with Gladys Marguerite Butler, c.1910.

A7805(v) Photographs:

  • Portfolio of hand coloured images by Gladys Brawn, c.1930s – 1940s.

A7805(vi) Photographs: Gladys Butler early photographs from childhood c.1898-1915.

A7805(vii) Photographs: Photographs of family pet dog with Gladys Brawn, c.1920s – 1940s.

A7805(viii) Photographs: Photographs of Norman Brawn (?) c.1900 – 1910.

A7805(ix) Photographs: Harold Brawn with KKFC (Kurri Kurri Football Club?) Under 16, 1919.

A7805(x) Photographs: Harold and Gladys Brawn wedding photographs? c.1930s

A7805(xi) Photographs: Harold Brawn in trench coat and pipe, c.1940s. [Image used in CETUS Convocation News 1996 p.16]

A7805(xii) Photographs: Hand coloured photograph of older couple, probably parents of Harold Brawn.

A7805(xiii) Photographs: Riverview Café, Brawn’s Corner. Brawn senior’s family business? c.1900.

A7805(xiv) Photographs: Brawn Family Outings, c.1920s – 1950s.

A7805(xv) Photographs: Postcards, 1907-1912.

A7805(xvi) Photographs: Brawn family relatives (with lock of hair memento mori) c.1890s – 1920.

A7805(xvii) Photographs: Glass Plate image of Gladys Butler “Queen of the Day Competition. Vote for 'Miss Gladys Butler' The Red Cross Candidate, c.1915.

A7805(xviii) Various photographs of Gladys Marguerite Brawn (nee Butler) c.1920.

A7806 Artefacts:

Embossed metal photographs:

  • Gladys Brawn, 1925
  • Unknown Woman [Wife of Norman Brawn?], Model Studio. [in pencil on reverse side of metal frame is inscribed ‘Once you [were] my love’ 15 Aug 1947, 15 Aug 42, 15 Aug 43]
  • Norman Brawn with Pipe? Model Studios c.1920s

Framed photographs:

  • Harold Brawn c.1940
  • Unknown woman c.1890

Metal plate image of Brawn family with pet dog

Artefacts:

  • British Flag
  • Watch in case
  • ‘Gladys’ Brooch
  • Various Personal effects of Gladys Brawn, incl linen handkerchief.

Assorted Negatives

Assorted correspondence, cards, financial papers, diary and notebooks c.1940s – 1970s.

M4421. Plans for proposed cafe and offices, 468 Hunter Street, Newcastle, c.1960s.

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