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Brooke, Rupert Chawner, 1887-1915 (poet)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1887-1915

Rupert Chawner Brooke (1887-1915), poet, was educated at Rugby and at King's College, Cambridge, where he became a fellow in 1912. He travelled in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and the South Seas islands during 1913 and 1914, before joining the Royal Naval Division. He died at Scyros in 1915.

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

 File — Container: RCB/Xc/15A

Account of Rupert Brooke's last days given by Arthur Asquith to Violet Asquith, 1915-04-23

Reference Code: GBR/0272/RCB/Xc/15A
Scope and Contents Digital copy of the manuscript letter sent from Arthur "Oc" Asquith to his sister, Violet Asquith, giving an account of Rupert Brooke's last days.
Dates: 1915-04-23
 Fonds

Christopher Hassall: Correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8905
Scope and Contents Hassall died intestate. His working papers were taken to the Royal Society of Literature by his assistant Gillian Paterson, who arranged and (presumably) listed them. They were bought by CUL from Bloomsbury Book Auctions in 1992. They were housed in paper box files 1 25 and cartons A D, as listed. They have now been re boxed, in 28 boxes and one packet, which has involved some reorganisation of the material and hence some rearrangement and re numbering of the original list.
Dates: 1900-1999 (20th century)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Compilation of remarks in school by Robert Whitelaw

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8480
Scope and Contents A compilation of remarks made by Robert Whitelaw in form at Rugby School to various pupils, including Rupert Brooke. At the front of the volume are two epigrams on Whitelaw by Brooke. Many of the pages are unused.
Dates: 1904-1905
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

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)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

From Rupert Chawner Brooke [Poet], 23 Dec. 1908-13 Jan. 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/B/99-B/146
Scope and Contents All the letters from Brooke to Dent are copies, the originals having been 'given to E[ddie] Marsh'.
Dates: 23 Dec. 1908-13 Jan. 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Letters from Rupert Brooke, 1907-1913

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7468
Dates: 1907-1913
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Letters from Rupert Brooke and Sir Geoffrey Fry to A. F. Scholfield

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7468-7469
Dates: 1907-1939
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Letters of Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) to Charles Edward Sayle (1864-1924)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7467
Scope and Contents Charles Edward Sayle (1864-1924), fifth son of the Cambridge draper Robert Sayle, was educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. He joined the staff of Cambridge University Library in 1893, and was Assistant Librarian from 1910 until his death. These letters are mostly short communications, written on postcards, but including Brooke's views on various subjects, literary and otherwise.
Dates: 1907-1913
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Letters of Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) to Geoffrey Storrs Fry (1888-1960)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7460
Scope and Contents Brooke and Fry met as undergraduates at King's (Fry having come up in 1905, a year before Brooke), and continued their friendship after Fry left Cambridge in 1908. The letters form only a portion of those that Fry received from Brooke, others having been given by him to Edward Marsh while the latter was writing the memoir that introduced the collected edition of Brooke's poems published in 1916.
Dates: 1907-1914
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letters to Geoffrey Keynes from Rupert Brooke. Includes a few from Brooke's mother and one from Richard Halliburton

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8482
Scope and Contents Letters from Rupert Brooke and from Brooke's mother.
Dates: 1905-1927
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Notebook, 1940 (date approximate)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/7/2/4
Scope and Contents The volume comprises heavily revised drafts of 'The Weald of Youth', together with notes on the progress of Sassoon's autobiography and 'Preliminaries for Part 3' (1914-1918); in pencil and ink. NB. The published chapter numbers to which the drafts relate are provided in brackets, where different. It includes: - abstract watercolour frontispiece and watercolour title ('The Weald of Youth'): /1r-2r. - note on Sassoon's writing schedule, with word counts: /2v. - note on the book, and structure...
Dates: 1940 (date approximate)
Conditions Governing Access: Fragile - please handle with care.
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Notebook concerning 'The Old Century' and 'The Weald of Youth', 1936-1938

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/7/1/3
Scope and Contents The volume comprises preliminary notes and heavily revised drafts of 'The Old Century', and notes on various subjects, chiefly autobiographical, including the summer of 1914 (later incorporated into 'The Weald of Youth'). These are interspersed with diary entries dated June 1937 - February 1938. It includes: - watercolour frontispiece entitled 'Memories': /1r. - note on sequence in which Sassoon wrote his notes and drafts in various notebooks from March 1936-January 1937: /1v. - quotations:...
Dates: 1936-1938
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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'Poems' and 'Notes', 1933-1939 (circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/6/6
Scope and Contents Notebook comprising poetical drafts and notes, with additional pages of loosely inserted leaves. The outer cover is illustrated with a rough sketch of a male face. The notebook begins with draft poems, some of which have watercolour illustrations. After folio 49v entries consist of notes for a poetical autobiography, beginning from the back page. Contents include: Title pages marked 'Poems', illustrated in watercolour: /1r & 2r. Draft poems (some illustrated): - 'On a Fly Leaf', 22...
Dates: 1933-1939 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Rupert Brooke: Book of words and extracts

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8478
Scope and Contents Notes on poetry and prose compiled by Brooke at school and university, including inserted leaves of miscellaneous notes.
Dates: 1905-1910 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Rupert Brooke: Democracy and the Arts

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8479
Scope and Contents Text of a paper read by Brooke to the Cambridge University Fabian Society in his room at King's College.
Dates: Circa 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Rupert Brooke: Poems

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8481
Scope and Contents Seventeen poems by Brooke, with a pencil drawing by Jacques Raverat, at the front of the volume, of the author's head in profile.
Dates: 1910 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Rupert Brooke: two letters to James Dixon

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10368
Scope and Contents Two autograph letters from Rupert Brooke to James Dixon, a member of the Fijian Civil Service whom Brooke had met during a visit to Fiji. The first was written from the Grand Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand, dated 'December 17? 1913' (the query is Brooke's), and accompanied a gift of books from Brooke to Dixon and his family. The second was written from Rugby, dated 21 July 1914, and responded to news of Dixon's terminal illness; it is accompaned by an envelope postmarked London, 24 July 1914,...
Dates: 1913-1914
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Rupert Chawner Brooke: Draft of John Webster and the Elizabethan drama (London, 1916).

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6202-6203
Scope and Contents Includes an appendix and a typescript of chapters from the same work.
Dates: 1911-1912
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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