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Correspondence between J.M. Keynes and G. Lytton Strachey, 1904 - 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JMK/PP/45/316

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

This sub-series comprises the personal correspondence of J.M. Keynes, including all the correspondence previously catalogued as parts of PP/17-19, 20-4, 30-2, 34-7, 38/1-6, L/U, and L/Z, together with formerly uncatalogued material. The primary correspondents were family and friends, including literary and artistic figures such as Rupert Brooke, Clive and Vanessa Bell, T.S. Eliot, Roger Fry, Duncan Grant, G.H. Luce, Bertrand Russell, George Bernard Shaw, Ludwig Wittgenstein and the Woolfs. Other correspondents included Kingsmen such as Oscar Browning, Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson, G.H.W. Rylands and W.J.H. Sprott. In addition, the file contains a limited number of items exchanged with Keynes' colleagues, but those seeking information on academic, business or government matters will find more pertinent correspondence within the files pertaining to the appropriate body.


  • Creation: 1904 - 1931



5 file(s) (5 guard files) : paper

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Related Materials

Among the Strachey Papers in the BL, there is a volume (Add. 60672) which contains letters to Lytton from GLK (1929) and letters to James from Maynard (1908-45). Letters to James from Geoffrey Keynes (mainly concerning Rupert Brooke) were sold at Bonhams 24 June 2015, in lots 181 and 185. One, from GLK to James, is quoted in the catalogue (lot 185): ‘With regard to Lytton’s letters, I have them all safely, but Maynard has arranged them in series with his own - that is, mostly mounted in volumes. ... I hope you will let me keep them for the present. There can be no question of the publication of many of them - in fact, I think the bulk of them will have to be destroyed ...’.


Strachey, G. Lytton

Finding aid date

1999-07-24 14:02:22+00:00

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Repository Details

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

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