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Buckingham, Robert Joseph, 1904 - 1975 (policeman and friend of E M Forster)

 Person

Dates and places

1904-1975

Sphere of activity

Police Officer

Relationships

Friend and lover to E.M. Forster, husband of May Buckingham

Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:

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 Sub-Series

Correspondence from E.M. Forster and other items, 1922 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0272/WJHS/1/28
Scope and Contents 552 autograph letters, signed, 31 typed letters, signed, 36 autograph postcards, signed, and 14 telegrams. 1922-64.This file also includes: An autograph manuscript fragment of a lecture on Ibsen, [1928]1 autograph letter, signed, to Charles Lovett, 5 Mar. 19291 copy typed letter, signed to Frank Vicary, 20 Nov. 19221 autograph letter, signed, from Robert Buckingham to W.J.H. Sprott, 19 June 19331 autograph letter, signed, to 'Bill', 10 Aug. 19346 autograph...
Dates: 1922 - 1972
 Item

E.M. Forster and Bob Buckingham in doorway, 1947 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/683
Scope and Contents

E.M. Forster and Bob Buckingham standing in same doorway as EMF/27/680-2. E.M. Forster is wearing a striped suit and pale tie, looking towards the camera, Bob Buckingham as in EMF/27/680-2, his pipe in his left hand, his right hand on E.M. Forster's left shoulder, looking towards E.M. Forster. Possibly taken at Wendell Road, London. Print, 17.6 x 11.9. Inscribed on back, possibly by William Plomer, 'Bob Buckingham'. (Sleeve 266)

Dates: 1947 - 1955
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E.M. Forster and others among ferns, 1940 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/583
Scope and Contents

Bob Buckingham, E.M. Forster and two unidentified men wearing casual clothes, sitting among ferns on the summit of a hill, all looking towards the camera. Taken at Clouds Hill. Print, 21.9 x 16.6. Inscribed on back, by E.M. Forster, 'Clouds Hill' and in different ink 'Bob, self, ?, ?'
Also inscribed on back, by P.N. Furbank, after location 'i.e. home of T.E. Lawrence'. (Sleeve 212)

Dates: 1940 - 1959
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E.M. Forster with Alderman Pearl Hyde, 1940 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/582
Scope and Contents E.M. Forster seated in a wooden chair, smiling and holding a glass in his right hand, with Alderman Pearl Hyde, who is wearing a flowered dress and her right hand is laid on E.M. Forster's left arm. Bob Buckingham is standing, his back partly turned to the camera, holding a pipe in his left hand, leaning towards them, also laughing. There is a table with magazines in front and shelf with more magazines behind. Taken at Umbrella Club, Coventry. Mounted on card, 25.5 x 20.3 (photograph 20.9 x...
Dates: 1940 - 1959
 File

Finances and maintenance, 1964-70, 1964-02-25 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/17/12
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding E.M. Forster's finances and maintenance during his last years, with a few bills, found in a file belonging to the Vice-Provost marked 'E.M. Forster - Before Death'. Principal correspondents include Edward Shire and Donald Parry, successive Vice-Provosts, and Bob and May Buckingham.
To request this file, please use the following call mark: 17/12/C

Dates: 1964-02-25 - 1970
 Fonds

Forster: The Papers of Edward Morgan Forster

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF
Scope and Contents This collection contains a number of items by and about E.M. Forster. The heart of the collection consists of Forster's writings, published and unpublished, held by the archive centre in manuscript, typescript and photocopied forms. Items written for publication, or in some cases broadcast, have been placed at the start of the collection. These include manuscripts, drafts and fragments of his novels, short stories, essays, talks, plays, poems and memoirs. Contributions to periodicals, which...
Dates: 1777 - 2015
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German Holiday: Bob and May Buckingham at path crossing, 1960-06

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/777
Scope and Contents

Unidentified man and woman standing with Bob and May Buckingham at a crossing of paths, possibly in a public park, probably taken in Germany. Print, 9.2 x 6.4. Inscribed on back, in same hand as 27/775-6, 'to remember / Wanne-Eickel, June 1960'. (Sleeve 315)

Dates: 1960-06
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German Holiday: the Buckinghams and E.M. Forster near car, 1960-06

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/775
Scope and Contents

Bob Buckingham, May Buckingham, E.M. Forster and possibly Heinz Nedermeyer standing beside the same car as above, probably taken in Germany. Print, 9.3 x 6.4. Inscribed on back, in unidentified hand, 'to remember / Wanne-Eickel, June 1960' and inscribed on back, by the Archivist, with names. (Sleeve 315)

Dates: 1960-06
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German Holiday: the Buckinghams and E.M. Forster on a wooden bench, 1960-06

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/776
Scope and Contents

Bob Buckingham, May Buckingham, possibly Heinz Nedermeyer, and E.M. Forster sitting on a painted wooden bench against the exterior of a house, with a patio and urn in front of them, probably taken in Germany. Print, 9.3 x 6.3. Inscribed on back, in same hand as above, 'to remember / Wanne-Eickel, June 1960'. (Sleeve 315)

Dates: 1960-06
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Group picture of the Buckinghams and Maurons, 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/852
Scope and Contents

May, Paul and Clive Buckingham with S├ębastien and Claude Mauron, Bob Buckingham, Nicolas and Alice Mauron behind them. All standing in front of a low building partly under the shade of low trees to the left. Taken in southern France. Mounted in card folder, 36.3 x 13.4 (photograph 16.5 x 12). (Sleeve 340)

Dates: 1960 - 1969
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Group picture of the Buckinghams and Maurons, 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/853
Scope and Contents

As EMF/27/852, but slightly different poses and with Sylvia Buckingham replacing Bob Buckingham. Taken in Southern France. Mounted in card folder, 36.3 x 13.4 (photograph 16.6 x 12). (Sleeve 341)

Dates: 1960 - 1969
 File

Interview with the Buckinghams, 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/30/7/2
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of edited manuscript transcript by Eric Crozier of the interview he recorded with Bob and May Buckingham in 1971.
To request this document, please use the following call mark: 30/7/2/C

Dates: 1971
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Joe Ackerley with Bob and Rob Buckingham on the patio, 1947 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/679
Scope and Contents Joe Ackerley, Bob Buckingham and Rob Buckingham sitting in deckchairs on the patio above, probably on the same occasion. Joe Ackerley is sitting on the left, looking towards Rob Buckingham, who is sitting on the far right, laughing in profile to the left, partly turned away from the camera, his right hand is at his throat. Bob Buckingham is sitting in the centre, also laughing. Taken at Wendell Road, London. Print, 17.4 x 12.1. Inscribed on back, by E.M. Forster, 'Joe Bob Rob / Wendell...
Dates: 1947 - 1955
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Man in mid-dive, 1933-06

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/545
Scope and Contents

Photograph of a man wearing white swimming trunks, possibly Bob Buckingham, caught in mid-dive from rocks into the sea. Taken at Prawle, Devon. Print, 8.8 x 5.9. Inscribed on back, by E.M. Forster, 'Prawle' and date. (Sleeve 191)

Dates: 1933-06
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Ninetieth birthday lunch, 1968-07 - 1969-03

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/19/16
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript and typescript notes by Patrick Wilkinson and letters to him concerning his arrangements for E.M. Forster's ninetieth birthday lunch at King's College, 4 Jan. 1969. Includes replies from the guests and 4 autograph letters, signed, from Bob Buckingham on E.M. Forster's wishes. Also includes references to the Provost's dinner and the Chapel concert given for E.M. Forster, 25 and 26 Jan. 1969.
To request this envelope, please use the following call mark: 19/16/C

Dates: 1968-07 - 1969-03
 File

Papers relating to E.M. Forster, 1969-11-22 - 1983-11-09

Reference Code: GBR/0272/NGA/5/1/297/2
Scope and Contents This file includes:-Typescript draft, possibly for NGA's entry for E.M. Forster in 'Dictionary of National Biography'Carbon typescript article for 'Torque'. [? 1970]Correspondence between NGA, P.N. Furbank, Mary Lago, Ian Stephens, Robert J. ('Bob') Buckingham, Oliver Stallybrass and others regarding Forster's Estate, NGA's writings on Forster, and NGA's broadcast about Forster on Radio 3. [1970]. 22 Nov. 1967 - 9 Nov. 1983Carbon typescript of NGA's review of 'Maurice' for...
Dates: 1969-11-22 - 1983-11-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some files are closed because they contain personal information. Most files which are marked as restricted access can be read with the written permission of the author. All other files may be consulted in the Archive Centre following the standard registration procedures.
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Portrait of a smiling Bob Buckingham, 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/644
Scope and Contents

Professional studio portrait of Bob Buckingham, as EMF/27/643 but smiling. Taken at New York. Print, 23.5 x 19.1. (Sleeve 238)

Dates: 1949
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Portrait of Bob Buckingham, 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/646
Scope and Contents

Professional studio portrait of Bob Buckingham, as EMF/27/645 but not smiling, head partially turned to the right but looking towards the camera. Taken at New York. Print, 23.5 x 19.1. (Sleeve 240)

Dates: 1949
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Portrait of Bob Buckingham, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/1018
Scope and Contents

Professional studio portrait of Bob Buckingham, standing with his back to the wall, head and shoulders, in full profile to the right. There is a picture on the further wall to the right. Taken in London. Print, 18.7 x 13. (In Frame)

Dates: 1934
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Portrait of Bob Buckingham, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/549
Scope and Contents Professional studio portrait of Bob Buckingham, dressed as in EMF/27/547, standing with his back to the wall, head and shoulders, in full profile to the right. There is a picture on the further wall to the right. Taken in London. Print, 19.8 x 15.6. Inscribed on back, by E.M. Forster, '2 copies (1 to R.J.B.) / Can you 'shave' the cheek to the right of / the ear? Don't do this, however, if / it is going to spoil the surface. / Also there's an ugly little hump on the back of the / coat. Had...
Dates: 1934
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Portrait of Bob Buckingham, 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/550
Scope and Contents

Professional studio portrait of Bob Buckingham, posed as above but head turned to look to the left, face towards the camera, and the picture hanging on the wall to the right is more distinct. Taken in London. Print, 22 x 15.7. Inscribed on back of photograph, by E.M. Forster, 'Bob Buckingham' and on back of mount, '1934'. (Sleeve 195)

Dates: 1934
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Portrait of Bob Buckingham and E.M. Foster looking at each other, 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/648a
Scope and Contents Professional studio portrait of E.M. Forster sitting on the wooden trestle table seen in EMF/27/643-4 with his ?spectacles case in his hands, looking up and to the left at Bob Buckingham, who is standing slightly behind and to the left of E.M. Forster, wearing a spotted tie, with his right foot up on the trestle table and his right arm on his knee, looking down and to the right at E.M. Forster. Taken at New York. The photograph is annotated on the back: '1947 with Bob' in E.M. Forster's...
Dates: 1949
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Portrait of Bob Buckingham as a young man

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/356
Scope and Contents

Professional studio photograph of Bob Buckingham as a young man. He is standing with his left hand in his trouser pocket, looking towards the camera. He is wearing a dark jacket, lighter trousers, pullover, and a handkerchief in his breast pocket. 3/4 length. Taken at London. Postcard, 13.8 x 9.7. Inscribed on back, by E.M. Forster, 'Bob Buckingham / in the 1920s'. Second line added in a different ink. (Sleeve 140)

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Portrait of Bob Buckingham in profile, 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/647
Scope and Contents

Professional studio portrait of Bob Buckingham, as EMF/27/647 but full length, not smiling and face in profile to the right. Taken at New York. Print, 23.3 x 19.1. (Sleeve 241)

Dates: 1949
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Portrait of Bob Buckingham in profile, 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/648
Scope and Contents

Professional studio portrait of Bob Buckingham, as above but 3/4 length. Taken at New York. Print, 23.5 x 19.1. (Sleeve 242)

Dates: 1949
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