Correspondence of Pauline Scudamore

Scope and Content

Pauline Scudamore corresponded with Graves between 1970 and 1976, and from 1977 to 1991 with Beryl Graves. Her family and the Graves's met frequently in Majorca, where she owned a house, and in London where her husband, James Scudamore, owned an antiquarian bookshop. At various times she was researching a thesis on Graves's work, a biography of Spike Milligan, and an edition of the correspondence between Graves and Spike Milligan ('Dear Robert, Dear Spike: the Graves-Milligan correspondence'). Her letters contain news of her family and three sons, Nick, Simon and Matthew, and mutual acquaintances in London, including Julie and Joanna Simon and Suzanne Beauclerk, Duchess of St Albans.

Arrangement

Correspondence arranged in approximate chronological order.

Conditions Governing Access

Correspondence covers health issues which family members may consider sensitive; withhold unless surviving sons allow access.

Note

Canelluñ Collection number: CC0476

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

Related Material

Reference: RG/M/Scudamore/1;