Correspondence of Norman Cameron

Scope and Content

The series contains letters from Norman Cameron, Scottish poet and friend of Graves and Laura Riding from the 1930s, to Robert and Beryl Graves from 1941 to 1951. The correspondence covers Cameron's wartime service in British intelligence, his writing, translating and other work, his domestic life, and conversion to Roman Catholicism. There are also: two unsigned or draft letters from Laura Riding to Cameron from March 1933; three letters from Cameron's mother Isabel to Robert and Beryl Graves, from 1942 to 1943; one letter from Dorothy Warner to Graves, 29 September 1944; one letter from Gretl Cameron to Robert and Beryl Graves, 4 June 1950. There is also a photocopy of two articles about Cameron published in 'The Review' nos. 27-28, Autumn-Winter 1972: 'Modest Proposal' by Francis Hope and 'Norman Cameron: Four Views' by Geoffrey Grigson, James Reeves, Roy Fuller and G.S. Fraser.


The file was arranged by correspondent and recipient and in chronological order. This order has been maintained, with very occasional corrections to the chronology.


Canelluñ Collection number: CC0433

This refers to the arrangement of the papers in Robert Graves’ study before they were transferred to the College.