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Letters from Clive Bell to Bertha 'Lalage' Penrose, 1926 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0272/CHA/1/50/8A

Scope and Contents

28 autograph letters signed and 3 envelopes from Clive Bell to his lover Bertha Penrose.


  • Creation: 1926 - 1929



1 envelope(s) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Misc. 100/CHA/1/2

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at auction in July 2006. The acquisition of these letters and books was facilitated by generous grants from the Museums Libraries and Archives / Victoria & Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, and the Friends of the National Libraries.

Related Materials

CHA/1/474 holds the corresponding letters from Penrose to Bell.

Related Materials

The library of Trinity College, Cambridge holds a manuscript autobiography of Bertha Penrose. A version of her memoir, part I was published in 2009 and is held by the Archive Centre.

Date information

DateText: Some letters are undated.


Bell, Clive

Finding aid date

2006-07-24 13:47:21+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Archive Centre, King's College, Cambridge Repository

King's College
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