Brooke: The Papers of Rupert Chawner Brooke
Scope and Contents
- 1869 - 1989
Conditions Governing Use
Biographical / Historical
Personal problems prompted Brooke to take a long holiday, despite his recent election to a Fellowship, and he spent a year traveling in America, Canada and the Pacific, along the way writing a series of articles for the Westminster Gazette. He returned in June 1914 and soon received a commission as a Sub-Lieutenant in the Hood Battalion of the Royal Naval Division. Thereafter he served at Antwerp, trained for a winter at Blandford Camp and then joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in February of 1915. He died on the following 23 April and was buried at Skyros, the victim in succession of sunstroke and blood poisoning.
22 archive box(es) (22 boxes) : paper
Other Finding Aids
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The 'collection', therefore, must be seen as exactly that: the accumulations of several interested individuals, Marsh, Mrs Brooke and Keynes, alongside the papers left by the poet at his death, his 'archive' proper. Subsequent transfers were made by the Trustees on several occasions, including a substantial additional body of Keynes's correspondence in 1980. Material was also presented to the library from other interested individuals, among them Hugh Dalton in 1962. The manuscript material held by John Schroder was purchased in 2015 and is catalogued here in section RCB/S.
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