Correspondence of Philip Graves

Scope and Content

Philip Graves's correspondence to his half-brother is largely from the time of Graves's research for the work which would become 'The White Goddess' and concerns details of Celtic philology and mythology and the poetry of Taliesin. There is also a robust appreciation of 'Wife to Mr Milton', a book which confirmed Philip Graves's loathing of John Milton. The series includes four letters from Kitty Graves, mostly about the Graves family's silver and other heirlooms.


Material arrived arranged by correspondent in approximate chronological order, although several letters are undated; this order has been maintained.


Canelluñ Collection number: CC0403

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