Correspondence of Charles Graves

Scope and Content

The correspondence from Charles Graves to his brother is characterised at least in its earlier years by a certain amount of sibling irritability. Points of dispute include 'Goodbye to All That' (1929); Charles Graves's own work as a journalist and writer; the election for Professor of Poetry at Oxford . The majority of later letters briefly convey news of family, Charles Graves's work, acquaintances in London media circles (including Jenny Nicholson and Carol Reed), and property purchases in Barbados; also mentions Peggy Graves's research into the life of Sibyl Hathaway, Dame of Sark, noting that the German civil governor of the Channel Islands during the occupation was the Graves's cousin Baron Hans von und zu Aufsess. The bundle includes: one letter from Peggy [Margaret] Graves to Graves (16[?] October ny); a press cutting announcing the marriage of Charles Graves and Peggy Leigh (18 December 1929); and two letters from Charles Graves's second wife, Vivien Graves, to Graves (5 April 1958 and 26 January 1967).


The file appeared to have been arranged in approximate chronological order. The majority of letters do not bear a year so there are doubtless inaccuracies, but the original order has been maintained.


Canelluñ Collection number: CC0411

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

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