'This is my Birthday' is a book which was compiled by Anita Bartle from her column published in the Daily Chronicle. These daily extracts consisted of quotations relating to a famous person who was born on that day. This is a partial, annotated copy (29 Mar to 30 Dec) with autograph signatures, notes, musical notations and sketches by (among others): Austrian conductor Hans Richter (né János Richter) (music); Eugen d'Albert (music); John Davidson (quotation); George Clausen (night-time scene); Edward Gregory (signature); Arthur Christopher Benson (poem); Lord Avebury aka John Lubbock (quotation from Shakespeare); Cedric Bucknall (music and sketches); Edward Dowden (poem); Frank Bramley (signature); James Bryce (Latin aphorism); Nellie Melba (signature); Hugh Thomson (sketch); Thomas Hardy (quotation from the Bible); Robert Bridges (poem); Lord Halifax (message); Anne Isabella Thackeray aka Lady Ritchie (poem); W. B. Yeats (couplet); George Frampton (quotation); Lord Kelvin (signature); Fanny Davies (music); Israel Gollancz (quotation); Walter H. Long M.P. (quotation); Arthur James Balfour (signature); George Bernard Shaw (signature); Lady Henry Somerset (quotation); Louis Wain (sketch and couplet); Stanley J. Weyman (quotation); Walter Crane (sketch); Leo Tolstoy (signature); Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Latin inscription); F. L. Emanuel (sketch of the Thames Embankment at night); Camille Saint-Saèens (music); John Clifford (poems); Sir Michael Hicks-Beach (quotation); Emma Albani Gye (quotation from Shakespeare); Vladimir Tchertkoff (quotation); George Tinworth (message); William Sydney Penley (quotation); Sir Francis Cowley Burnand (quotation); Francis Carruthers Gould (cartoon); Sir Sidney Lee (quotation); Winifred Lucas aka Mrs Le Bailey (poem); Mortimer Menpes (self-portrait); H. B. Marriott Watson (quotation); Wilfrid Meynell (message); and Adrian Stokes (landscape).
- The papers of Anita Bartle TGA 969 (2)
- Files (mostly correspondence) regarding Bartle’s anthology `This is my birthday’ TGA 969/2 (2)
- This is my Birthday TGA 969/2/6