Correspondence of Richard Perceval Graves

Scope and Content

With the exception of four early letters to his uncle, Richard Perceval Graves' correspondence is with Beryl Graves and largely concerns his work as a biographer of Graves, producing 'Robert Graves: The Assault Heroic 1895-1926 (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1986), 'Robert Graves: The Years with Laura Riding 1926-1940' (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1990) and 'Robert Graves and the White Goddess: 1940-1985). A number of Beryl Graves's notes and comments on his work are present and the work of the other biographers of Graves - Martin Seymour-Smith and Miranda Seymour - is also discussed. The series contains a bundle of press cuttings about Richard Perceval Graves's biographies of Graves. Richard Perceval Graves also solicits help for his biography of T.E. Lawrence - 'Lawrence of Arabia and his World' (London: Thames & Hudson, 1976) and mentions his other biographies - 'A.E. Housman: The Scholar-Poet' (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979), 'The Brothers Powys' (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983) and 'Richard Hughes: A Biography' (London: Andre Deutsch, 1994). The correspondence also contains family news.




Canelluñ Collection number: CC0466

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

Related Material

Reference: RG/M/GravesRichardPerceval; Reference: RG/M/GravesRichardPerceval/1;


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