Correspondence of Rosaleen Cooper

Scope and Content

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).


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.

Custodial History

A letter from Roger Cooper to Graves (19 March 1967) was moved to RG/J/CooperRoger during cataloguing.

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