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Letters from Frances and her sons Hugh and Christopher Cornford to W. K. C. Guthrie , 1911-1964

Reference Code: GBR/3437/FMCD/2/3

Scope and Contents

This correspondence all orienates around the person of Guthrie, to whom Francis initially wrote to a close family friend, mutually affected by the loss of Francis, and then in Guthrie's role as literary executor of FMC's published and unpublished works. After the death of Frances in 1960, Guthrie continued in his role as literary executor to both FMC and FCC. In this capacity the Cornford's eldest surviving son Christopher also coresponded with Guthrie, as did briefly the yongest son, Hugh.

The final letter in the file, from Jocelyn Brooke to Francis, possibly written in the 1940s (or 1930s?) and no later than that decade, is an anomaly, found amongst FMC's lecture notes. It is a witty and charming thank you note to his hostess, and has no connection to Guthrie or to FMC's literary estate.


  • Creation: 1911-1964



26 item(s) : paper

Physical Description

Handwritten and typescript on leaves of correspodnence paper.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Cambridge: Faculty of Classics Archives Repository

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