Printed papers relating to the Charles Lamb Dinners in Cambridge, 1909-1914
Scope and Contents
Menus, seating plans, notices and ephemera, including a facsimile of a letter from Charles Lamb to [Talfourd?], . With a correspondence card from E. V. Lucas to Charles Sayle, 23 April [1910?].
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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).
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.