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Printed papers relating to the Charles Lamb Dinners in Cambridge, 1909-1914

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10304/33

Scope and Contents

Menus, seating plans, notices and ephemera, including a facsimile of a letter from Charles Lamb to [Talfourd?], [1819]. With a correspondence card from E. V. Lucas to Charles Sayle, 23 April [1910?].


  • Creation: 1909-1914


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Biographical / Historical

Six Charles Lamb Dinners were held in Cambridge between 1909 and 1914, in February of each year around the date of Lamb's birthday. Diners included Charles Sayle, A. T. Bartholomew, George Wherry, Rupert Brooke, John Maynard Keynes, George Mallory and James Strachey. For an account of the dinners, see George Edward Wherry, 'Cambridge and Charles Lamb' (Cambridge: CUP, 1925).


1 envelope(s)

Custodial History

Formerly in the collection of David J. Hall.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased, 2016, and transferred from the Department of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts, 2022.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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