Rosaleen Cooper's correspondence to her brother, and in later years to Beryl Graves, gives news of her family and her work as a general practitioner in rural Devon bringing up her three sons alone. Over the years she also helped support her sister Clarissa and brother-in-law Kenneth Macaulay and provided hospitality for many other members of the Graves family. The bundle also contains: one letter from Cooper to Laura Riding (1 March 1932); two of Cooper's poems, 'Christmas Roses' (1951) and 'Crumpled Old Face' (c1958); one thank-you letter from Matthew Cooper to Robert and Beryl Graves (c1978) which may have been enclosed in Cooper's letter dated 15 June 1978; two obituaries of Cooper, one a photocopy; and a photocopy of Cooper's poetry published in 'Oxford Poetry' (1921).
Correspondence of Rosaleen Cooper
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 473 RG/J/CooperRos
- Dates of Creation1932, 1936, 1940, 1946 to 1987
- Physical Description4 folders
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Scope and Content
Material arranged chronologically; occasional corrections to the chronology have been made.
Canelluñ Collection number: CC0409
This refers to the arrangement of the papers in Robert Graves’ study before they were transferred to the College.
A letter from Roger Cooper to Graves (19 March 1967) was moved to RG/J/CooperRoger during cataloguing.