Cassell and Co. were Graves's main publishers in Britain for the period of the correspondence. Correspondents include Desmond Flower, Margaret Flower, Nicholas Flower, David Ascoli, Edwin Harper, Kenneth Parker, Bryen Gentry, Anne Carter and Mary Griffith. There are also a few items of copy correspondence from Graves. Later correspondence is with Beryl Graves. Subjects covered include: design for book jackets; problems with printers, in particular Graves's complaints about type setting and proofreading for 'Collected Poems, 1959'; Perceval Graves and possible libels in 'Goodbye to All That'; changes in ownership and direction for the company. The series also contains a draft list of Graves's publications based on the list published in 'Collected Poems, 1955' and a guest list for a dinner in honour of Graves (1965).
Correspondence of Cassell & Co.
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 473 RG/J/Cassell
- Dates of Creation1943 to 1982
- Physical Description1 folder
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Scope and Content
Material arranged in approximate chronological order.
Canelluñ Collection number: CC0514
This refers to the arrangement of the papers in Robert Graves’ study before they were transferred to the College.
Two letters from David Ascoli, one to Graves (3 August 1967) and one to the editor of the 'Bookseller' (6 November 1967) arrived in a bundle of draft correspondence about 'The Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayaam' from Graves to editors of periodicals; placed here during cataloguing.