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Moorsom, Raisley Stewart, 1892 - 1981 (dilettante)


Dates and places

1892-1981, KC 1911. Educated at Bedales School, King's College (1911) and University College London.

Legal status / Nationality


Sphere of activity

Worked as a taxi driver for 4 years in New York.


Married Ann Thomson, 1923 and had 3 children. Friend of Elliot Felkin and Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson, knew members of the Bloomsbury group.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:


Assorted letters in Raisley Moorsom's custody, 1922-05 - 1940-11

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AEF/4/22
Scope and Contents Includes: 5 autograph letters signed and 18 typed letters signed from Arthur Elliott Felkin to Raisley Moorsom, Mar. 1939 - Nov. 1940.1 typed letter signed from E.M. Forster to Raisley Moorsom regarding Forster's biography of Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson, 25 Jan. 1933.1 typed letter signed from AEF to E.M. Forster regarding Forster's biography of Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson, 6 Dec. 1933.4 autograph letters signed and 25 typed letters signed from Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson to...
Dates: 1922-05 - 1940-11

Assorted letters to Raisley Moorsom, 1920 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AEF/4/23
Scope and Contents

Includes: 48 autograph letters signed and 16 autograph postcards signed from Arthur Elliott Felkin, 1920-50.
1 typed letter signed from John Tresidder Sheppard, 13 Nov. 1921.
4 autograph letters signed from Helen Saunders, c. 1933.

Dates: 1920 - 1950

Assorted letters to Raisley Moorsom, 1926 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AEF/4/24
Scope and Contents

Includes: 172 autograph letters signed and 57 autograph postcards signed from Arthur Elliott Felkin, 1926-54.
1 ALS from Helen [Foley] Saunders, 15 Nov. 1933.
1 autograph letter signed from Hubert Waley to AEF, 8 Mar. 1935.

Dates: 1926 - 1954

Correspondence, personal and business papers, 1895-02 - 1919-06

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AEF/3/2
Scope and Contents The series includes nominations for Felkin's employment in the Foreign Office and examination papers for the Historical Tripos when he was a student at King's College, Cambridge in 1913, also correspondence relating to his work as an interpreter at Blandford Prisoner of War Camp, Dorset in 1916-19. The correspondence is mainly between Felkin and Mrs Amelia Felkin, Winifred Felkin and Raisley Moorsom. Also included are letters from Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson (2 autograph letters...
Dates: 1895-02 - 1919-06

Letters from RSM to Norma Garwood, 1920 - 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0272/RSM/3/26
Scope and Contents

42 autograph letters signed.

Dates: 1920 - 1921

Moorsom: The Papers of Raisley Stuart Moorsom

Reference Code: GBR/0272/RSM
Scope and Contents

The collection contains mainly journals and correspondence; it includes the papers of RSM's uncle, Edward A. Browne.

Dates: 1890 - 1968

Personal and business papers, 1900 - 1957-01

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AEF/3/1
Scope and Contents The series includes letters received, copies and carbons of AEF's outgoing letters, photographs, picture postcards, theatre programmes, telegrams, school and university examination papers, newspaper cuttings and documents relating to the League of Nations. Only significant correspondents are noted.The correspondence is mainly between Felkin and his mother, Mrs Amelia Felkin, his sister Winifred, his wife Joyce and his children Hugh and Penelope. Also included are letters from the...
Dates: 1900 - 1957-01

'Special Boxes', 1912-06 - 1929-10

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AEF/2/1
Scope and Contents The correspondence in the special boxes includes letters from Francis Birrell (2 autograph postcards signed, 1919), Noel Compton-Burnett (typescript copies, 1913-15), Ka Cox [Arnold-Forster] (6 autograph letters signed, 1927-9), Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson (4 autograph letters signed, 10 typed letters signed, c. 1912-27), E.M. Forster (1 autograph letter signed, 1919), Florence Hardy (8 autograph letters signed, 1919-20), Margaret Jourdain (11 autograph letters signed, 1919-29), John Maynard...
Dates: 1912-06 - 1929-10

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