Letters from Robert Bridges to A.F. Scholfield, 1923-27
Scope and Contents
This group of letters is concerned principally with the gathering by Bridges of specimens of distinguished modern handwriting, to be reproduced in a publication of the Society for Pure English (founded by Bridges in 1919). He enlisted the help of A.F. Scholfield to find suitable material in Cambridge. The volume appeared in 1926, and the quality and quantity
of specimens gathered was such that Bridges was able to publish a second selection in the following year.
In addition to Bridges’ own letters, the group includes single letters to Scholfield from Monica Bridges, and from his friend Arthur Cole. All, with the exception of the Cole letter, were written from Bridges’ house, Chilswell, on Boar’s Hill outside Oxford.
- Creation: 1923 - 1927
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The letters were presented to Cambridge University Library by their recipient, A.F. Scholfield.
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