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Cornford, Francis Crofts, 1886-1960 (poet)



  • Existence: 1886 - 1960


Frances Crofts Cornford (1886-1960), poet, was a daughter of Sir George Darwin and sister of Gwen Raverat; she married Francis Cornford in 1908

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


Frances Cornford and Margaret Irwin: correspondence, verse and related items

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10404
Scope and Contents A copy of Frances Cornford, 'Collected Poems' (London: The Cresset Press, 1954), formerly belongong to Margaret Irwin ('Peg Monsell'), bearing a manuscript dedication by Cornford, 30 August 1954, and annotations in Irwin's hand. With related items, formerly found inserted, comprising three letters and a postcard from Cornford to Irwin, [1956]-[1957] and undated; 'P.S. to "Childhood", p.79 of Frances Cornford's "Collected Poems". Answer to last 2 lines' (verse), by Irwin, October 1956; letter...
Dates: 1954-1960 and undated

Frances Cornford: Letters to Sir Edward Marsh

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9280
Scope and Contents

Sir Edward Howard Marsh (1872-1953), patron of the arts and for many years private secretary to Sir Winston Churchill, was a close friend of Rupert Brooke, and wrote the Memoir introducing Brooke's Collected Poems in 1918. Frances Cornford's letters provided him with much information about Brooke and his circle of friends.

Dates: 1915-1951 (Some undated)
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Frances Cornford Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10410
Scope and Contents Papers of the Cornford family, principally of the poet Frances Crofts Cornford. The collection includes letters to Francis Darwin from his second wife Ellen Wordsworth Crofts; letters to and from Frances Crofts Cornford and her husband Francis Macdonald Cornford; poems by Frances Crofts Cornford; notes on their children by Frances Crofts Cornford and Francis Macdonald Cornford; drafts of Frances Crofts Cornford's memoir of her husband; and correspondence of later generations of Cornford...
Dates: 1876-1992 and undated

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