Correspondence of Alec Guinness

Scope and Content

Alec Guinness writes to Graves as a friend, but a principal theme of the correspondence is the project to film 'I, Claudius' in which it was proposed that Guinness star (1956 to 1958). He discusses contractual arrangements, directors, and the script written by Graves and Bridget Boland. The screenplay of 'The World's Delight' (1956) and Guinness's role as T.E. Lawrence in Terrence Rattigan's play 'Ross' (1959 to 1960) are also discussed . Guinness also writes about his wife and son, holidays, and his other work. The series also contains a letter from Guinness's wife, Merula Guinness, and a copy letter from Graves to Guinness.


Canelluñ Collection number: CC0210

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