Ms letter from Algernon Swinburne to "Madam"

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

Swinburne regrets that he cannot make an exception to his rule of never receiving a forwarded manuscript.


Canelluñ Collection number: CC0364

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

Custodial History

William Graves notes that this letter was found in a volume 'Selections from Swinburne's Poems' inscribed "R.R. Graves Lancaster, October 14, 1914". William Graves goes on to note that "If this letter refers to a Robert Graves Ms, then it was written either in 1908 or 1909, probably to Graves's mother. However, Rab Sheill claims he gave this letter to RG in 1965".