The correspondence from the American-born poet Ruth Fainlight to Robert and Beryl Graves begins in 1954 when Fainlight and her husband Alan Sillitoe arrived in Majorca, a place to which they often subsequently returned. Fainlight writes about her work, her interest in Russian writers, and social and domestic life. Mutual friends and acquaintances met and discussed include: Aemelia Laraçuen; Idries Shah; Douglas Glass; Isla Cameron; Ted Hughes. The series also includes postcards from Fainlight and Sillitoe, and a small number of Fainlight's poems including a ts copy of 'Sugar-Paper Blue' dedicated to Beryl Graves, who had travelled to Russia with Fainlight in 1965.
Correspondence of Ruth Fainlight
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 473 RG/J/Fainlight
- Dates of Creation1954 to 2000
- Physical Description1 folder and bundle of 8 postcards
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Canelluñ Collection number: CC0441
This refers to the arrangement of the papers in Robert Graves’ study before they were transferred to the College.