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Graves, Robert von Ranke, 1895-1985 (poet and author)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1895 - 1985

Biography

Robert von Ranke Graves (1895-1985) poet and author

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

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 Item

Carbon copy of Siegfried Sassoon's will, 15 Mar. 1929 (with codicil dated 20 May 1933)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/5/2
Scope and Contents

Includes later deletions and a codicil in Sassoon's hand. Sassoon bequeathed his books and manuscripts to Edmund Blunden, and his personal possessions to his mother, with monetary payments to be made to Blunden, Glen Byam Shaw, Nellie Burton and Edith Sitwell, among others. Annuities were originally to be made to Robert Graves and to his servant Mrs Dengel, but both are excised.

Dates: 15 Mar. 1929 (with codicil dated 20 May 1933)
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

Correspondence from Robert Graves, 1948-1977

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8985/175-199
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Letters from many American and English poets and scholars, 1940-80; occasional manuscripts and typescripts of poetry; 18 letters on The Sandpipers; and a collection of letters of poets and writers, 1856-c.1950.

Dates: 1948-1977
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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Correspondents G, 1937-1970

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8905/10/G
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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: 1937-1970
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).
 Other level

Cuttings of writings by Sassoon for the media and of an article on Sassoon by Graves, 1930-1936

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/2/3/1
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Cuttings of reviews and press articles, chiefly from Durrant's Press Agency. Many list Sassoon or Faber and Faber as clients but some were clearly collated by Egremont during his own research.

Dates: 1930-1936
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).
 Item

from Robert Graves, Guillermo Massot, 73 - pral. 2a, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 18 Mar 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8905/10/G/30
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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: 18 Mar 1955
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).
 Item

from Robert Graves, Guillermo Massot, 73 - pral. 2a, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 30 Mar 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8905/10/G/31
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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: 30 Mar 1955
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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Journal, 17 Nov. 1915-13 Mar. 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/4
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook and mainly comprises diary entries.Significant entries include: /5r. descriptions of the journey to France and to base camp at Etaples; /5v. the march to Festubert; Robert Graves /6r and his poetry /7r; / 7r-8r. the march to Bourecq, with descriptions of his fellow soldiers; /8r. his wish for 'a genuine taste of the horrors'; descriptions of Bourecq /9r, Montagne /9v and the Somme Valley /13v; /17v. a brigade field day between Lincheux and Fricourt;...
Dates: 17 Nov. 1915-13 Mar. 1916
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook and its enclosures have been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00004/1. The original items are currently unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition.
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Journal, 26 June 1916-12 Aug. 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/7
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook and mostly comprises diary entries. It shows some signs of damp damage to the fore edge of the text block and there is mud in the grooves around the inside cover where the end papers overlap the covering on the boards. There are some ink bleeds at the edges of the pages. This damage and mud may be from the trenches. Significant diary entries include: /9r. news of his award of the Military Cross; /10r-13v. 1st July, on the beginning of the Battle of...
Dates: 26 June 1916-12 Aug. 1916
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook and its enclosure have been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00007/1. The original items are currently unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition.
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Journal, 5 Dec. 1916-11 Feb. 1917 (diary entries start on 22 December 1916)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/8
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook and mostly comprises diary entries written while Sassoon was at the Regimental Depot in Litherland. The diary entries include occasional references to Robert [Graves] and his poetry (e.g. /2r, /18r, /25r and /40v). The volume also includes: - lists of members of his section and their fates: /1v. - drafts of poetry: /6r. untitled, begins 'On pain of death let no man name death to me'; /14v-15r. 'The dead soldiers',...
Dates: 5 Dec. 1916-11 Feb. 1917 (diary entries start on 22 December 1916)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00008/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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Journal, 26 Nov. 1917-May 1918 (diary entries start at 19 December 1917)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/12
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook (with 'Palestine' scratched on upper cover) and mostly comprises diary entries written at Litherland, Limerick, Egypt and Palestine. Significant entries include: /2r-3r. mentioning his protest against the continuation of the war; /4r. on being posted to Limerick; /7v-8r, /19v-20r. mentioning [Robert] Graves and Craiglockhart; /11v. on being posted to Egypt, with list of points for and against this; /29v. his arrival at base camp, Kantara; /30v....
Dates: 26 Nov. 1917-May 1918 (diary entries start at 19 December 1917)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00012/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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Journal, 9 May 1918-2 Feb. 1919 (bar 18 June-19 August)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/13
Scope and Contents The volume is a grid ruled notebook and mostly comprises diary entries written in France (at Domvast, Magnicourt and Habarcq) and notes of social engagements upon Sassoon's return to England (after receiving a head wound). Significant diary entries include: /3v-4r. Col. Campbell's lecture on 'the spirit of the bayonet'; /15v-16r. an entry concerning poet 'Bob' [Robert] Nicholls; /27r-27v. notes on the loss of a notebook for 18 June-19 August 1918 and on being wounded in France;...
Dates: 9 May 1918-2 Feb. 1919 (bar 18 June-19 August)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook and its enclosures have been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00013/1. The original items are currently unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition.
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Journal, 8 Jan. 1921-11 July 1922 (with later annotations dated 1926, 1949 & 1967)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/17
Scope and Contents The volume is a plain notebook titled 'Journal 1921', written while living at 54 Tufton Street. It is entirely comprised of diary entries in an unusually fair hand together with many later annotations and expurgated sections. It includes: - quotations from Conrad, Sir J. Davies, Pope, Bertrand Russell, Goethe and Stendhal: /1b (r)-1b(v). - list of social engagements: /7r, 8r. - mention of the suicide of young Holloway at Nellie Burton's...
Dates: 8 Jan. 1921-11 July 1922 (with later annotations dated 1926, 1949 & 1967)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00017/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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Journal, 20 July 1922-20 Nov. 1922 (with later annotations, including one dated 1930)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/19
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook, 'marked 1922 II', and mostly comprises diary entries (chiefly of Sassoon's trip to France, Germany and Italy with Walter Turner, Frankie Schuster and Philipp of Hesse). Entries also include mention of Lord Berners, Gabriel Atkin, the Sitwells, Robert Graves and Ottoline Morrell, among others. The volume also includes:- a list of hotels in France, Germany and Italy: /1v. - a quotation from Gibbon, 'Autobiography': /1v. ...
Dates: 20 July 1922-20 Nov. 1922 (with later annotations, including one dated 1930)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00019/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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Journal, 15 May 1924-31 July 1924 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/20
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1924 II' and mostly comprises diary entries, written in London or while staying at The Hut, Bray (home of Frankie Schuster). Diary entries include: /17r. on receiving new poems from Robert Graves; /18r. on the gift of a car from R. Temple; /19r-20r, /24v-25r. on J.C. Squire's offer to publish his poems in an anthology; /26v-29r. on his quarrel with the Sitwells; /42v-44r. on [Edward] Elgar and /45r-45v. Walter Sickert; /55r-57r. on the...
Dates: 15 May 1924-31 July 1924 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00020/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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Journal, 9 Dec. 1925-9 June 1926 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/22
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1925-III, 1926-I' and mostly comprises diary entries written while Sassoon was living at 23 Campden Hill Square, London. Diary entries include passages on: /8r. a biography of Thomas Hardy; /10r-11r. the death and funeral of his uncle Hamo Thornycroft; /16r-16v, /117r. Robert Graves; /39v-41v. entries concerning his War experience; /48r-48v. on meeting Sean O'Casey; /51. Virginia Woolf; /77r-109r. on the coal miner's strike; and frequent...
Dates: 9 Dec. 1925-9 June 1926 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00022/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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Journal, 10 June 1926-12 Dec. 1926 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/23
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1926 II' and mostly comprises diary entries. There are notes throughout on the progress of Sassoon's literary work (number of words written). Diary entries include passages on: /13v-14r, /116v-117r. Edith Sitwell and a feud with Noel Coward; /24r-25r. 'Little [Edmund] Blunden' and Glen [Byam Shaw]; /25v-54r. a visit to France, Switzerland and Italy with the Morrells; /55r, /56v-57r, /63v-64r, /70r. Robert Graves and his relationship with...
Dates: 10 June 1926-12 Dec. 1926 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00023/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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Journal, 13 Dec. 1926-11 Mar. 1927 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/24
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1926-27-I' and mostly comprises diary entries. These include passages on: /27r. showing American publisher Crosby Gaige the manuscript of [Wilfred] Owen's poems; /34r-34v. a visit from Robert Graves; /43v-44r. 'My Landlord' (about Harold Speed); /44v-45v. anecdotes about poets W.B. Yeats and Wordsworth told to him by Edmund Gosse; /54v-67r. visits to Ruth and Henry Head and to Thomas Hardy at Max Gate; /79r. reflections on his influence on Wilfred...
Dates: 13 Dec. 1926-11 Mar. 1927 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00024/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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Journal, 12 Mar. 1927-28 Sep. 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/25
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1927-II' and mostly comprises diary entries. These include passages on: /48r. meeting Stephen Tennant; /55r-56r, /59v-63r. Robert Graves; /69r-73v. meeting Ellen Terry; /81r-124r. Sassoon's trip to Belgium, France, Austria and Germany with Frankie Schuster, Glen Byam Shaw, John Philbin and Anzie Wylde, with reminiscences about the Great War; and passages relating to the Sitwells, Edmund Blunden, and Edmund Gosse, among others. The journal...
Dates: 12 Mar. 1927-28 Sep. 1927
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook and its enclosures have been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00025/1. The original items are currently unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition.
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Journal, 29 Sep. 1927-7 Jan. 1928 (with inserted photographs dating 1926-1927)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/26
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1927-III' and mostly comprises diary entries (many concern Glen Byam Shaw and Stephen Tennant). It also includes: - prose passages: /27v-30r. 'A letter to Stephen which he will never read'; /74v-76r. 'An example of the way Stephen is discussed and interpreted by the 'Wilsford Party''; /106r-106v. 'Stephen's 'Nannie''. - a list of number of words written: /2r. - a list of persons 'Copies of Heart's Journey...
Dates: 29 Sep. 1927-7 Jan. 1928 (with inserted photographs dating 1926-1927)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The First World War journals and some post-war journals (MSS Add.9852/1/4-25 and 32) are unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition. Digital copies of these items are provided in the Sassoon Journals section of the Cambridge Digital Library, https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/sassoon/1. The other journals are available for consultation.
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Journal, 11 Jan. 1928-28 June 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/27
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1928-I' and mostly comprises diary entries. There are notes throughout on the progress of Sassoon's literary work (number of words written). The volume also includes: - drafts of poetry: /1v. Couplets on the subjects of poetry, writing novels and being an author; /133v. 'How A[rnold] B[ennett] reviewed a new volume of The Telephone Directory', later called 'The Paris Telephone Directory'. - a list of literary work...
Dates: 11 Jan. 1928-28 June 1928
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The First World War journals and some post-war journals (MSS Add.9852/1/4-25 and 32) are unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition. Digital copies of these items are provided in the Sassoon Journals section of the Cambridge Digital Library, https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/sassoon/1. The other journals are available for consultation.
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Journal, 5 Oct. 1929-22 July 1930 (with some later annotation in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/30
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1929.II.1930.I' and mostly comprises diary entries and reflective passages. It also includes: - notes on the reception of Robert Graves's 'Goodbye to all that': /128v-129r. - notes on a visit to Max Gate and a conversation while at tea and lunch with W.B. Yeats: /133r-136v. - a note of the sales figures for 'Memoirs': /2v. - 'list of things to be done in the first four weeks after my return...
Dates: 5 Oct. 1929-22 July 1930 (with some later annotation in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The First World War journals and some post-war journals (MSS Add.9852/1/4-25 and 32) are unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition. Digital copies of these items are provided in the Sassoon Journals section of the Cambridge Digital Library, https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/sassoon/1. The other journals are available for consultation.
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Letter, 14 Nov. 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/1/105
Scope and Contents

Concerning Mr Graves' book ['Goodbye to All That'], over which Sassoon was in 'a bottomless rage'. Also on Graves' character (stating that she had never liked him), and advising Sassoon on what to bring to Italy.

Dates: 14 Nov. 1929
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, 12 Dec. 1929 (circa; year inferred)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/1/109
Scope and Contents

Discussing postcards received [from Sassoon in Italy with Stephen Tennant]. Also concerning music and literature, including a review of Mr Graves' poems which she felt were 'crazy with conceit'.

Dates: 12 Dec. 1929 (circa; year inferred)
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, 21 Feb. 1930 (year inferred)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/1/119
Scope and Contents

Mentioning news received from [Stephen] Tennant and Sassoon's trip to Sicily. Also concerning [Robert] Graves' book ['Goodbye to all That'] which she had not read but had heard 'spoken of with disgust'.

Dates: 21 Feb. 1930 (year inferred)
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, 28 Feb. 1930 (year inferred)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/1/120
Scope and Contents

Concerning a visit from [Nellie] Burton, an anecdote about cutting [Robert] Graves down to size, sending tea to Sassoon in Syracuse and news of books etc.

Dates: 28 Feb. 1930 (year inferred)
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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