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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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 Fonds

Thomas Bewick: Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8520
Dates: 1797-1822
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

Thomas Cobden-Sanderson: The ideal book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8456
Scope and Contents 'The ideal book or book beautiful: a tract on caligraphy, printing, and illustration', a copy by Edward Johnston commissioned by the author. On the flyleaf is the signaure of Cobden-Sanderson and the inscription 'To Greta Johnston. In memory of a friendship. A. C-S. July 1924'. There are sixteen lines of verse by Johnston at the end of the volume. The book is accompanied by a letter from Miss Bridget Johnston to Geoffrey Keynes, 11 January 1946, and another from 'John' to Keynes, 16 October...
Dates: 1900
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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Thomas Moore: Poetical works of the late Thomas Little

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8455
Scope and Contents

A calligraphic manuscript of Poetical works of the late Thomas Little, 124 numbered pages, executed by Ensign George Mackay. At the front of the volume is the bookplate of Lord Gray.

Dates: 1814
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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Thomas Philip Le Fanu: correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8383
Scope and Contents

Manuscript and typescript correspondence regarding the seventieth birthday party for Sir Geoffrey Keynes, comprising mainly replies to invitations. Letters are to W.R. Le Fanu unless otherwise stated.

Dates: 1955-1957
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

Transcript of 'The Tasking' by Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8539
Scope and Contents Notebook with transcript of Siegfried Sassoon's poems 'The Tasking', transcribed for printing in 75 copies by Cambridge University Press; fair copies. This appears to be a transcription of the manuscript of 'The Tasking' at MS Add.8538, incorporating Sassoon's revisions. Contents: Title page: /1r. Poems: - 'The Tasking' and 'Two Stars': /2r. - 'The Visitant' and 'The Question': /2v. - 'The Making': /3r. - 'The Dispersal' and 'Faith Unfaithful': /3v. - 'The Darkness' and 'The Contention':...
Dates: 1954
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

Two letters and three cards from Sir Geoffrey Keynes to Peter Hawkes; Brinkley, 13 Aug. 1964-20 June 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9846/108-112
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Letters and related items, mostly addressed to the editors of the Cambridge Review, and predominantly to Peter Hawkes. Some letters were intended for publication; most of the others concern the contribution (or otherwise) of articles and book reviews.

Dates: 13 Aug. 1964-20 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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Archival Object 108
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Subject
Poetry 4
Astronomy 1
Calligraphy 1
Geography 1
Mathematics 1

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