The John Manners Iggulden Papers
|John Manners Iggulden|
The Australian author John M. Iggulden was born in Brighton, Victoria, Australia in 1917. His books include The Storms of Summer (1960), Breakthrough(1963), The Clouded Sky (1964),Dark Stranger (1965), The Promised Land Papers (3 vols, 1986-1993), and Silent Lies(1996). For much of his life, alongside his writing, Mr. Iggulden has been actively involved in a family business, Planet Lighting, the industrial engineering company started by his father in 1911.
The Iggulden papers at Thomas Cooper Library include typescript for two (unpublished) volumes of autobiography, several short autobiographical sketches, essays on monetary policy, and some unpublished poems. In addition, the archive contains correspondence with USC's Dr. Matthew J. Bruccoli and incidental material relating to Iggulden's roles as an active environmentalist, businessman, and a former Australian National Gliding Champion.
Materials in the collection have been donated by the author himself over several years. The papers provide an important key to the intersection between Iggulden's life and his various works. The papers are supported by a collection of Iggulden's published books, donated by Professor Matthew J. Bruccoli.
1917 February 12 Born, Brighton, Victoria, Australia
1932- Glider pilot
1942 January Married Helen Carroll Schapper
1959-60 Australian National Gliding Champion
1960 Author, Breakthrough (Chapman & Hall)
1960 Author, The Storms of Summer (Chapman & Hall)
1960-64 Director, Australian National Gliding School
1963 Represented Australia in 9th World Gliding Championship
1964 Author, The Clouded Sky (Macmillan)
1965 Life Governor of the Gliding Federation of Australia
1965 Author, Dark Stranger (McGraw-Hill)
1965 Co-editor, Summer’s Tales 3 (St. Martin’s)
1970-74 Managing director, Bepla Pty. Ltd., Brighton
1971 Editor, The Shame of Western Port: Speculator’s Dream, Environmental Nightmare (Westernport and Peninsula Protection Council)
1972 Member, Port Philip Conservation Council
1974-83 Managing director, Bepla Pty. Ltd., Bellingen, New South Wales
1982 Chairman of the board, Nebo Pumps Pty. Ltd., Bellingen, NSW
1983-86 Chairman of the board, Bepla Pty. Ltd., Bellingen, NSW
1986, 1988, 1993 Author, The Promised Land Papers: vol. 1The Revolution of the Good, vol. 2 How Things Are Wrong and How to Fix Them, vol. 3 The Modification of Freedom(Cobham)
1987 Chairman of the board, Planet Lighting Group Pty. Ltd., Bellingen, NSW
1996 Author, Silent Lies (J.M. Iggulden)
1998 Author, Good World (Cobham)
Rare Books and Special Collections
Thomas Cooper Library
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Brief Description of Collection:
Title: John M. Iggulden Papers, 1983-2001
Date range: 1983-2001
Creator: Iggulden, John M., 1917-
Number of Boxes: 3
Rare Books and Special Collections Dept.
Thomas Cooper Library University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29205
Location: Consult the Library’s online catalog
The John M. Iggulden Papers were acquired through donation by the author.
[Identification of item], John M. Iggulden Papers, Rare Books and Special Collections, Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina
Processed by Lawryn Henderson and Stephanie Owen.
I. Works (Boxes 1-6)
1. Oh My Aching Back! (1999), five pages, typescript. Unpublished. (Folder)
2. The Little Green Church (1999), four pages, typescript. Unpublished. (Folder)
3. The Man On the Fifty Dollar Note (1999), five pages, typescript. Unpublished.
4. Sounds Before an Echo: Parts of a Life (1999-2001)
a. Volume one: Second son
b. Volume two: Equal partners
c. Volume three: The blue skies
d. Volume four: Dark clouds
e. Volume five: Late starter
f. Volume six: Catching up
g. Volume seven: Open ticket
h. Volume eight: The green years
i. Volume nine: The last partner
j. Volume ten: To the promised land
k. Volume eleven: The redneck-hippy war
l. Volume twelve: The calm before
m. Volume thirteen: Rough going
n. Volume fourteen: Sweetwater creek
o. Volume fifteen: Borrowed life
1. The Sound of the Rainbow (1993) 352 p.
2. The Good World Reader (2003) 93 p.
C. Poetry (Folder)
1. Open Ticket (1991), typescript, one page.
2. But, Seriously, How Far to Anywhere? (Ask?(Ask a Dog) (1999), typescript, one page
3. The Old, Cold Wind (1999), typescript, one page.
D. Essays (Folder)
1. Precis of Economic Theories and Propositions (1999). (Prepared for the promotion of Good World. Two pages, typescript, and one page of related data).
2. Precis of Personal Philosophy (1999). (Prepared for the promotion of Good World.
One page, typescript).
3. Meet the Good World Network
II. Correspondence (Box 8)
A. Correspondence from John Iggulden to Matthew J. Bruccoli
B. Correspondence from Matthew J. Bruccoli to John Iggulden
C. Correspondence with others
III. Miscellaneous (Box 8) A. Transcripts
1. State [Gliding] Instructor’s Course, New South Wales (1983). (Two
copies of typewritten transcript. One with handwritten
additions/corrections. Thirty-eight pages). (Folder)
2. Creative Writing Course, Bellingen Learning Centre (1984). (Two
copies of a typewritten transcript with writing and notes on original
folder. Seventy-four pages). (Folder)
3. Coffs Region Organic Producer’s Meeting (1998). (Titled “Only
Alternative Thinkers Can Change a Bad World Into a Good One.”
Typescript. Thirteen pages). (Folder)
B. Photo (Folder)
Colored and signed laser print image