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

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Dates

  • Existence: 1895 - 1985

Biography

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

Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter, 21 Feb. 1930 (year inferred)

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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)

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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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Letter, 1 May 1930 (circa; year inferred)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/1/1/126
Scope and Contents

Describing [Robert] Graves as an awful cad, on being glad Sassoon was staying longer, and giving news (of a planned trip to Winchester).

Dates: 1 May 1930 (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, 8 Jan 1926 (date inferred; 'Friday')

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9454/19
Scope and Contents

Is disappointed they cannot meet; sending a belated Christmas present; going to Tilbury (to see Graves before he sails); asks Shaw not to forsake him.

Dates: 8 Jan 1926 (date inferred; 'Friday')
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 Robert Graves, 1948-1977 (Circa)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8985/570
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 (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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Letter from Robert Graves, 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8900/5/5/29
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Minutes, accounts, lists of books recommended and considered, letters from English and French committee members and prizewinners, and newscuttings. Letters from prizewinners: Percy Lubbock, Mary Webb (6), Radclyffe Hall, Virginia Woolf, H.M. Tomlinson, Charles Morgan (7), Stella Gibbons/Webb (4), Elizabeth Jenkins (2), L.H. Myers (2), Margaret Lane, Richard Church (2), and Robert Graves. Letters from French prizewinners: Joseph Kessel, François Mauriac, Marion Gilbert (2), étienne Burnet...
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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Letter from 'Robert' [Graves] (Mallorca, Spain) to Siegfried Sassoon, 28 Nov. 1957

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/9/8/57
Scope and Contents

Sympathising with Sassoon over 'that experience with the Sunday Express'; on being pleased that Sassoon had 'gone over to the Roman Church'; referring to their meeting at Oundle; mentioning that they had had Alec Guinness to visit that summer: 'a wonderfully nice man', and that he hoped the reappearance of 'Goodbye [to all That]' would not 'bother' Sassoon: 'my admiration & affection displayed there for you came out very strongly when I re-read it'.

Dates: 28 Nov. 1957
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 Robert Graves (Mametz Wood) to Sassoon, 17 July 1916

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/6/4
Scope and Contents

Concerning Sassoon's Flixecourt work, their meeting there and (in verse entitled 'To S.S.') a plan for a 'jolly' after the war. This item was removed from the back cover of MS Add.9852/1/6.

Dates: 17 July 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: This notebook and its enclosures have been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library. The original items are currently unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition.
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Letter from Sassoon (Litherland Camp, Liverpool) to A.T. Bartholomew, 15 Dec. 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8487/5
Scope and Contents

On returning to War (to Limerick), 'It was the only thing I could do'; on the reprint and sales of his poetry; expects his own death by Easter; has material for a new book of poems; has been on leave and feels younger since Craiglockhart.

Dates: 15 Dec. 1917
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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Memoranda and correspondence 1943, 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/F10/4
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include Mary Adams, Margaret Gardiner Bernal, Hugh Dalton, Edith B. Loeb, Robert Graves, and Cycill Tomrley.

Dates: 1943
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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Notebook, 1916 (circa)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/4/1
Scope and Contents The volume contains extracts of verse and prose by various writers, including three poems and a letter in verse by Robert Graves in Sassoon's hand. It contains extracts from the following works: - 'Phaedo' by Plato: /1. - Plato beginning 'But when the soul giveth heed with her proper faculty': /2r. - Shelley's 'Hymn to Intellectual Beauty': /2r. - Plato's 'Symposium': /2v. - Wordsworth, beginning 'Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge': /2v. - '[The Confessions of]...
Dates: 1916 (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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Notebook entitled 'Memoirs of a Mug', 1932 (1932 transcript of 1927-1928 originals)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/2/2
Scope and Contents The volume contains diary entries for 30 Sep. 1927 - 21 May 1928, transcribed by Sassoon from his original diaries at MS Add.9852/1/26-27. The entries are heavily abridged and often reworked, with occasional annotations. Entries are arranged in two columns, numbered consecutively. The diary chiefly concerns Sassoon's relationship with Stephen Tennant, with frequent mention of the progress of his literary work, and entries on the deaths of Thomas Hardy (/23r-28r) and Edmund Gosse...
Dates: 1932 (1932 transcript of 1927-1928 originals)
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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Notebook recording financial affairs, 1919-1938 (date approximate)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/5/1
Scope and Contents Notebook used by Sassoon to record his incoming and outgoing finances. It appears to have been used sporadically and includes lists of dividends, expenditure (headings include 'Expenditure: Self. 1922' and 'Keep of horses'), and income (headings include 'Money for Poetry', and 'Sales of Books'). Sassoon also lists money given to friends, with columns headed 'G.A.' [Gabriel Atkin] (folio /4v) and 'G's Allowance' (folio /10v), and a note on a payment made to Robert Graves to enable him to move...
Dates: 1919-1938 (date approximate)
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: by Siegfried Sassoon 1916' and 'Poems: 1917-18', 1908-1919 (poems date mostly from 1916-1918)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/6/2
Scope and Contents Notebook comprising fair copies, with some revisions, of 'Poems: by Siegfried Sassoon 1916' and 'Poems: 1917-18' (including some earlier poems dated 1908-1915). It appears to be Sassoon's own collection of his war poetry. The first poems in each section are numbered and some pages have been torn out by Sassoon, leaving an incomplete sequence; later poems are unnumbered. Many are dated, with details of their publication sometimes given. Contents: 'Poems: by Siegfried...
Dates: 1908-1919 (poems date mostly from 1916-1918)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook and its enclosures have been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library. The original notebook is currently unavailable for consultation.
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Postcard headed Chapelwood Manor, Nutley, Sussex, 23 May 1917 (year in pencil)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8484/1
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Thanking him for a note, on leave until June convalescing with success, glad Festing Jones saw R.G. [Robert Graves], [shoulder] wound has healed well, expects to return to France in August, convinced are losing [the War] and 'that all this loss of life is sheer waste'.

Dates: 23 May 1917 (year in pencil)
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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Press cutting of a review of Robert Graves' 'Goodbye to All That', by Edmund Blunden, 6 Dec. 1929

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8483/33
Scope and Contents

From 'Time and Tide'; with strong criticism of Graves' portrayal of Sassoon and Blunden.

Dates: 6 Dec. 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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Press cuttings of reviews of 'But it Still Goes On' by Robert Graves, with related items including a typed poem [by Sassoon] parodying Graves' style, Oct. 1930 - Nov. 1930 (bulk; some undated)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/11/3/2/2
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

This series includes sets of reviews of many of Sassoon's prose and poetry books; press cuttings of poems or articles by Sassoon printed in the media; cuttings relating to Sassoon more generally, including a copy of an obituary; cuttings concerning Edith Sitwell, David and Albert Sassoon, Robert Graves, Ezra Pound, Oliver Gatty, and the death of T.E. Lawrence; cuttings concerning the war and pacifism; and a selection of other press cuttings preserved by Sassoon.

Dates: Oct. 1930 - Nov. 1930 (bulk; some undated)
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

Robert Graves: A Story Worth the Telling, 1980-1998

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9842/3/2
Scope and Contents Two scripts (one 'Not checked as recorded', the other 'Checked as recorded') of the BBC Radio 3 programme 'Robert Graves: A Story Worth the Telling', written and presented by Mole. Duplicated typescript. Also present is a quantity of other material relating to the programme and to Graves, including autograph and typescript notes by Mole; 'Discovering Robert Graves' (test by Mole, corrected typescript); letters to Mole from John Cotton, Patric Dickinson (with a poem, 'A bit from an old...
Dates: 1980-1998
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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'Siegfried Sassoon' by Robert Graves, from The Clarion, Oct. 1930

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9877/2/3/1/1
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: Oct. 1930
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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