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Photographs, 1888 - 1989

Reference Code: GBR/0272/RCB/Ph

Scope and Contents

Photographs of Rupert Brooke and others from a number of sources. A description of each photograph is given, with people identified as far as possible. All inscriptions are quoted, except archival endorsements which repeat the information given in the description.
The photographs in this series are numbered consecutively, with a distinct reference number appearing on the reverse of each photograph. The photographs are divided into subjects, and are in chronological order as far as possible. These subjects are (in order): Childhood, School, Cambridge, New Forest: 10-13 April 1909, Grantchester, Camping, Friends of Rupert Brooke, Portraits of Rupert Brooke, 1913-14 Tour: Canada, 1913-14 Tour: the Pacific, and Hood Batallion 1914-15. A final, posthumous, section contains a large number of photographs of Rupert Brooke's grave and of other memorials. Additional items which were kept with the photographs have been stored in a seperate series (RCB/Ad/). Former reference numbers are given, where relevant. These old numbers are not now a complete series, however, as a few numbers were given to modern duplicates which have been removed and are stored separately. However, modern reprints have been retained where no original survives in the collection.
As the photographs vary in size, they have been divided for storage purposes. All except for outsize photographs, such as the Schell portraits, are stored in transparent sleeves in box albums. The photographs are stored as nearly as possible in their numbered order, but variation in sleeve sizes has necessitated slight displacement in some cases. The sleeve number is given at the end of each description entry. Please quote this when requesting individual photographs, as they will not be removed from their sleeves. Outsize photographs, postcards, additional items and modern duplicates are stored separately.


  • Creation: 1888 - 1989



1 collection (334 photographs in 2 box albums and oversize store) : photographic print

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

All measurements in descriptions are given in cm

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Rupert Brooke photograph collection was assembled over a number of years from various sources. Many were Rupert Brooke's own, or were sent by him and his friends to his mother. Many came from Geoffrey Keynes, or were sent to him by friends. It is now impossible to distinguish the provenance of a great many, and so the collection has been listed as an entity.

Date information

DateText: Most items 1888-1915. Some items undated.

Finding aid date

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

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Repository Details

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

King's College
Cambridge CB2 1ST United Kingdom
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