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Gwen Raverat and Jacques Pierre Paul Raverat: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9209

Scope and Contents

Gwendolen Mary Darwin (1885-1957), daughter of Sir George Darwin, married Jacques Pierre Paul Raverat in 1911. [Papers presently being catalogued, include letters to Gwen Raverat from: Charles Galton Darwin (brother), William Robert Darwin (brother), Frances Darwin, Georges Raverat 1934-38, 3 from Hillaire Belloc 1913-14; letters on her engagement and marriage 1911; Darwin family photographs; drawings by Lady (Ida) Darwin, wife of Sir Horace Darwin; watercolours by Elizabeth or Charlotte Wedgwood, sisters of Emma Darwin, 1825-30; obituaries of various Darwins; sale and exhibition catalogues of Gwen Raverat's wood engravings, lithographs, paintings. J.P.P. Raverat, letters to: parents, father Georges Raverat 1905-20, Hilton Young 1st Lord Kennet, Goldie Dickinson, Tom Marshall, letters to J.P.P. Raverat from: Paul Valéry, Paul Desjardins, Jules Demolins, Oliver Gotch; J.P.P. Raverat: poems, paintings.]


  • 1900-1950 (20th century)


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Mrs Sophie Gurney, 1981, 1993

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Repository Details

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