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Popham: The Papers of Hugh and Brynhild (Olivier) Popham

Reference Code: GBR/0272/POP

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises letters received by Hugh and Brynhild Olivier Popham from notable members of the Bloomsbury and Neo-Pagan groups.


  • Creation: 1909 - 1918

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Ewart 'Hugh' Popham (1889-1970, KC 1908) was part of Rupert Brooke's circle of friends and in 1912 married Brynhild Olivier (1886/7-1935). Upon graduation from King's he was employed in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, where he worked until he retired as Keeper in 1954. He had three children with Brynhild, Hugh Anthony, Anne Olivier and Tristram. Anne married the painter and writer Quentin Bell. In 1926 Popham married Rosalind Baynes (1891/2-1973).


12 envelope(s) : paper

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Related Materials

For further biographical details of Hugh Popham see the College's Annual Report for 1971, page 18.


The POP collection was created in April 2008, incorporating items previously catalogued as Misc. 30/29 and Misc. 79/1-2.


Popham, Arthur Ewart 'Hugh' and Brynhild Olivier

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Repository Details

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

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