Correspondence of Simon Gough

Scope and Content

The bulk of Simon Gough's correspondence with Robert and Beryl Graves is written between 1959 and 1963, recording a period of personal, artistic and poetic endeavour. Gough's career begins, almost accidentally, at the 'Guardian' working for the editor, Gerard Fay, and encompasses periods of study in Madrid, lecturing in Nevers, holidays in Deyá, acting and writing. Gough attempts to make contacts for Graves with Jerry Robbins' ballet company (1959) and Rex Harrison (1960), and writes about mutual acquaintances including Alastair Reid, Margot Callas, Bridget Boland and Idries Shah. From London he reports family news, of his parents and grandparents, and Juan Graves. Later letters are also signed by his wife, Sharon.


Arranged in chronological order.


Canelluñ Collection number: CC0418

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

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