Correspondence of Lynette Roberts

Scope and Content

Lynette Roberts' letters to Graves cover many aspects of the two correspondents' intellectual and domestic lives. She discusses inter alia: the situation concerning the decision of her husband - Keidrych Rhys - to absent himself from the army in 1942; Rhys's work for the magazine 'Wales'; Graves's research into Celtic and Welsh mythology and literature, including 'Taliesin', for 'The Roebuck in the Thicket' (later 'The White Goddess') and the assistance which she is providing; their poetry and other work, including her unpublished novel 'Nesta'; their social milieu, which included a number of Welsh poets and figures such as Alan Hodge and T.S.Eliot; the birth and infancy of her daughter Angharad and son Prydein; her divorce from Rhys, problems with custody of the children, and her attempts to travel with them to Majorca to stay near the Graves's home in Deyá.


Material arrived arranged chronologically; this order has been maintained.


Canelluñ Collection number: CC0440

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

Custodial History

Originally kept within the same file as the correspondence of Lynette Roberts, although as a separate sequence.

Related Material

Reference: RG/J/Rhys; Association: see also;

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