Correspondence of Willis Kingsley Wing

Scope and Content

Willis Wing was Graves's literary agent in America; from 1966 the business was incorporated as Collins-Knowlton-Wing. His correspondence with Graves covers, inter alia, the commissioning and placing of short stories and articles, republishing novels, publishing volumes of poetry, and the attempts to stage the musical 'Solomon and Sheba'. The series also contains copy correspondence from Graves to Wing (1959 and 1960) and copy correspondence between Wing and A.P.Watt, Morton Leavy, and Alex Cohen. There is also a copy letter from Alex Cohen to James Mason, and a telegram from John Huston to Graves asking if he would act in a film of Tennessee Williams' 'Night of the Iguana'.


Correspondence arranged in approximate chronological order.


Canelluñ Collection number: CC0672

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

Custodial History

Ts letter dated 16 March 1959, placed here during cataloguing, was found in box containing the correspondence of Margaret Anderson [RG/J/AndersonM]. Ts letter dated 3 November 1961, placed here during cataloguing, was found in a ring binder containing the correspondence of Will Price and assorted correspondence mainly concerned with 'The World's Delight' film project. See RG/J/PriceW for further information. Ts letter dated 13 May 1960 arrived in box 15 "box of bits" [WG ref CC6113] and placed here during cataloguing.

Related Material

Reference: RG/J/APWatt; Association: see also; The A.P. Watt correspondence includes items of correspondence from Willis Kingsely Wing.;