Correspondence, 1901 - 1990
Scope and Contents
This series mostly contains letters addressed to Rosamond Lehmann. However, it includes a few letters sent to Alice Marie Lehmann, Beatrix Lehmann, John Lehmann, Wogan Philipps and Wellesley Tudor Pole. There is also a sequence of letters written by Rosamond Lehmann, which were either unsent drafts, returned to her by the recipient or their heirs, or given to the Archive Centre because they hold particular relevance to her life and writing (RNL/2/341). Letters from unidentified correspondents have been placed at the end of the sequence (RNL/2/673). Letters sent to Hugo Philipps after the death of Rosamond Lehmann have been catalogued in the Posthumous Papers section (RNL/8).
- 1901 - 1990
Conditions Governing Access
Some items contain sensitive personal information and are closed to researchers under the terms of the Data Protection Act (1998). A request to view these items must be made in writing to the Archivist who will discuss with the researcher the possibilities for obtaining the written permission of the author. A statement to this effect is given with each closed file.
11.5 archive box(es) (11.5 boxes) : paper
Language of Materials
Envelopes previously separated and catalogued as Misc. 42B/23 have been incorporated with the letters to which they belong. Some envelopes are given only a description with no addressee, and these are listed at RNL/2/673.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Except as noted, these letters were collected by Rosamond Lehmann herself. Some letters were forwarded to Rosamond Lehmann for her attention (such as those from John Lehmann), some were inherited by her (such as those from Alice Marie Lehmann and Beatrix Lehmann) and others were given to her (such as those to Wellesley Tudor Pole).
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Lehmann, Rosamond Nina, 1901 - 1990 (wife of 2nd Baron Milford, novelist) (Person)
Part of the Archive Centre, King's College, Cambridge Repository
Cambridge CB2 1ST United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 331444