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Keynes, Sir Geoffrey Langdon, 1887-1982 (Knight, surgeon and bibliophile)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1887 - 1982

Biography

Sir Geoffrey Langdon Keynes (1887-1982), surgeon, bibliographer and literary scholar, was born in Cambridge on 25 March 1887. His brother was John Maynard Keynes, later Lord Keynes. Geoffrey went to school at Rugby, before entering Pembroke College, Cambridge, in 1906, to study natural sciences. He trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital, and served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War I. After the war he became part of the surgical team at Bart's, where he was appointed assistant surgeon in 1928. During World War II he was consulting surgeon to the R.A.F., and was made acting Air Vice-Marshal in 1944. He retired from Bart's in 1952, and received a knighthood in 1955. Keynes wrote many bibliographies and biographies. The subjects of his works include Jane Austen, Rupert Brooke, John Donne, John Evelyn, William Harvey, William Hazlitt, Siegfried Sassoon, Izaak Walton and, in particular, William Blake. His work on Thomas Willis remained uncompleted at his death. Keynes was also a great admirer of ballet, and wrote his own ballet, Job, with music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, which was first performed by the Camargo Society in 1931.

Found in 131 Collections and/or Records:

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General correspondence, 1956-1966

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9861/B2/1
Scope and Contents Letters are to and from Peters unless specified. Outgoing letters are mostly typescript carbon copies. Correspondents include William S. Adams, Arthur Millbourn & Co. Ltd, Nicolas Barker, Charles Batey, Bertram Rota Ltd (Anthony Rota), Diana Bloomfield, Dorothea Braby, Bristol Public Libraries, British Council, British Red Cross Society, Brown University (David A. Jonah, Librarian), C. F. Moore & Sons Ltd, Cambridge Bibliographical Society (Susan Skilliter), Cambridgeshire Technical...
Dates: 1956-1966
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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Geoffrey Keynes, 1918-1971

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/C1/59
Scope and Contents

Includes an original ms. letter from Meynell dated June 1975 and marked 'his last letter'. Some letters at the end of the sequence are from Alix Meynell and Pamela Zander. With these are a printed pamphlet Three tributes [none by Meynell] to Sir Geoffrey Keynes on his seventieth birthday 25th March 1957; and an exchange of letters between Meynell and Ruthven Todd (1971)

Dates: 1918-1971
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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Geoffrey Keynes, correspondence and printing of Siegfried Sassoon's poem 'Vigils', 1933-1936

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8493
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Correspondence, poems and other papers. Sassoon often issued his poems privately in limited editions, and some of these were seen through the press by A.T. Bartholomew, and later by Geoffrey Keynes. Some of the manuscripts therefore include their correspondence about publication, and transcripts by Keynes.

Dates: 1933-1936
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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Henry James: Cambridge letters and related material

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8306
Scope and Contents Letters from Henry James to Geoffrey Keynes, Charles Sayle, A.T. Bartholomew and others, with related correspondence and papers compiled by Keynes. The supporting material includes extracts from Bartholomew and Sayle's diaries concerning James' visit. There are also copies of Keynes' essay 'Henry James in Cambridge', including the version published in the London magazine, vol. 6, no. 3 (March, 1959), pp. 50-61; papers regarding the publication of the essay in various forms; and details of...
Dates: 1884-1974
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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John Maynard, Geoffrey and Margaret Keynes: The Gem

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9350
Scope and Contents

Children's magazine produced by the Keynes family, under the editorship of Margaret Neville Keynes and including contributions from her brothers John Maynard and Geoffrey Keynes. The Gem was first produced on 7 January 1898, and ran to 11 numbers, before it became The Acorn in 1899. The editions contain stories, poems, editorials, and pen and watercolour drawings. There are also accompanying notes on The Gem and its successor publications.

Dates: 1898
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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Letter and postcard from Margaret [Keynes] (Lammas House, Brinkley, Newmarket), 29 Dec. 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/6/2/6-7
Scope and Contents

Giving news, discussing the illnesses of Geoffrey Keynes and Siegfried Sassoon, and including an anecdote about Sassoon's reaction to the 'Presentation Book' given to him by Rupert Hart-Davis. A postcard of Ely Cathedral is enclosed.

Dates: 29 Dec. 1966
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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Letter from Elsie Smith to Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 11 June 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/467
Scope and Contents

Thanks for the report of Tinkler's activities in Peterborough and Lincoln Cathedrals; pamphlets missing from Salisbury Cathedral Library

Dates: 11 June 1961
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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Letter from Sir Geoffrey Keynes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9388/128
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Novels, essays, memoir, and biographical correspondence.

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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Letter from Sir Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982) to H.R.C. Creswick, 2 Mar. 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/334
Scope and Contents

He asks the Library to buy a volume of pamphlets

Dates: 2 Mar. 1963
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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Letter from Sir Geoffrey Keynes; Brinkley, 27 May 1979

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9716/14/115
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Letters to Gömöri, with related items.

Dates: 27 May 1979
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection contains personal correspondence. The provisions of the Data Protection Act (1998) apply to access.
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Letter of F.J. Cole to Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 3 Feb. 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/44
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Comprises single items or small collections, chiefly correspondence, donated to or purchased by Cambridge University Library. Together with a number of items and fragments found in Cambridge University Library books and bindings.

Dates: 3 Feb. 1945
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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Letter, press cutting and speeches concerning the conferral of an honorary degree of D.Litt to Sassoon at Oxford, Feb. 1965-June 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/9/2/2
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series contains nine bundles of Sassoon's incoming correspondence; approximately 261 items. Personal and business correspondence is intermingled, and the letters are grouped according to subject matter (awards of honorary degrees; 'The Heart's Journey'; Sassoon's engagement; work on a film about T.E. Lawrence; 'The Old Century'; his CBE; and his religious conversion), or correspondent (Katherine Asquith letters). There is also a series of miscellaneous letters. The letters in each...
Dates: Feb. 1965-June 1965
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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Letters from Geoffrey Keynes, 1944-1946

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9820/A/29
Scope and Contents From the Series:

A few items include drafts or carbon copies of letters from Howe.

Dates: 1944-1946
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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Letters from Geoffrey Keynes (Hampstead) to Siegfried Sassoon sending congratulations on birth of George [Thornycroft Sassoon]; together with a letter from Geoffrey Keynes (Stradishall) to Hester [Sassoon (née Gatty)] re enjoyment of visit, 1936-1938 (30 October 1936; 1938; 8 August 1938)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9375/573-4
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

A collection of 1094 letters, postcards and other items known as 'Sassoon's residual correspondence' although it does also include a number of items addressed to other persons particularly to his wife, Hester, and his mother, Theresa Thornycroft.

Dates: 1936-1938 (30 October 1936; 1938; 8 August 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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Letters from Laurence Whistler to Geoffrey Keynes, 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8490/2
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Includes letters from Sassoon, Laurence Whistler, and publishers; with set of proofs of title page.

Dates: 1939
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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Letters from Morison to Geoffrey Keynes, 1923-1928

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9812/D/162
Scope and Contents

Original letters, partly manuscript and partly typescript; with typescript royalty accounts for his book on William Pickering published by The Fleuron.

Dates: 1923-1928
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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Letters from Siegfried Sassoon to Henry Festing Jones ('Enrico'), 1917-1931

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8484
Scope and Contents

Set of 28 descriptive letters and postcards bound into a volume, with note that the notebook was inherited by Geoffrey Keynes from A.T. Bartholomew in 1933, and bound by Gray in 1935. Includes one letter written during the First World War. The items are numbered (some non-sequentially); foliation by the archivist has been added in square brackets where different.

Dates: 1917-1931
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).
 Sub-Series

Letters from Sir Geoffrey Keynes, (1887-1982), surgeon and bibliographer, (Hampstead and Brinkley), to Siegfried Sassoon, 1933-1967

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8889/3/182-98
Scope and Contents

Comments on visits, books, the ballet, own admiration for Serge Lifar, Siegfried Sassoon's engagement etc.

Dates: 1933-1967
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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Letters of John Clare

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8525
Scope and Contents

Includes offprints of articles on John Clare by Mark Stoney.

Dates: 1820-1849 (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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Letters of William Hayley

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8532
Dates: 1800-1804
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 relating to the 'album party' on 11 October, 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/F18/7
Scope and Contents

The writers include Nicolas Barker, A. W. Bell, Christopher Bradshaw, Harry Carter, John Carter, Will Carter, William Cox, Brooke Crutchley, John Fairleigh, Elisabeth Friedlander, David Garnett, Joan Hassall, John Hayward, Ashley Havinden, Ellic Howe, Geoffrey Keynes, Lynton Lamb, Rauri McLean, Vivian Ridler, John Ryder, Hans Schmoller, Herbert Simon, John Simpson, and John Westwood. A few others are unidentified.

Dates: 1961
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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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).
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List of Siegfried Sassoon's books and manuscripts in the library of Sir Geoffrey Keynes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8541
Dates: 1939-1959
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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Literary and business papers from Keynes's library, with artwork, Rupert Brooke poems, William Blake letter, etc.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9833
Dates: 1805
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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Mary Tighe: Psyche or the legend of love

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8454
Scope and Contents

A copy of Psyche, or the legend of love, 193 numbered pages, made by M. Heath from a copy sent to Dr Vaughan by the author. There is a frontispiece and three full-page illustrations, the latter probably by James Heath.

Dates: 1808
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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