Correspondence of Susan Macaulay

Scope and Content

Susan Macaulay's letters to her half-brother contain news of family and life in Harlech. Her husband, Kenneth Macaulay, was co-executor with John Graves of the estate of Amy Graves, and Susan gives her perspective on the disposal of Erinfa where "There are trunks & trunks full of letters literally eaten by rust & dust & mice & the old wash house is full from floor to roof with sodden magazines & more letters" (19 April [1951]). The Macaulay's circle included Lily and Fritz Pincus, who were refugees in Harlech for part of the second world war. The bundle includes two letters from Kenneth Macaulay, 24 March 1946 and, following his wife's death, 6 February 1956.

Arrangement

Although largely undated, the material has been arranged in approximate chronological order.

Note

Canelluñ Collection number: CC0407

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

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