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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 6 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
 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).
 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.
 File

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).
 File

'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): -...
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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