Diana Graves's correspondence to Robert and Beryl Graves gives hurried family news, including of her son Simon Gough, with occasional reference to her professional life as an actress and writer. She mentions her volume of memoirs 'To My Astonishment' (1958) which describes her time in Rome, in part spent with Jenny Nicholson. In 1974 she passed on a message from Peter Parker requesting that Graves write a preface to 'The Sonnets of William Shakespeare' (1975). The bundle includes a telegram from Simon Gough announcing her death, a letter from Kaye Webb [4 February 1975] describing her final days, and an obituary from 'The Times' written by "P.W." [Peregrine Worsthorne].
Correspondence of Diana Graves
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- ReferenceGB 473 RG/J/GravesDiana
- Dates of Creationc1944 to 1975
- Physical Description18 items; 24 leaves
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Scope and Content
The series is arranged in approximate chronological order, but many letters are undated.
Canelluñ Collection number: CC0417
This refers to the arrangement of the papers in Robert Graves’ study before they were transferred to the College.