Correspondence of the BBC

Scope and Content

Series contains correspondence from a number of members of staff across several departments of the BBC, reflecting Graves's numerous broadcasts for the corporation. Subjects discussed include, inter alia, T.E. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, Graves's own work, the International Poetry Festival (1967) directed by Patrick Garland and Ted Hughes. Series includes: occasional items of correspondence from Maisie Somerville; two audience research reports on 'Conversations with Robert Graves' (August 1960); ts [copy, draft or unsent?] letter from Graves to Howard Newby (14 April 1956) concerning talks on Roman history; and ts letter from David Gerrard to Graves (10 January 1969) concerning the case of Stephanie Sweet, which bears ms [copy, draft or unsent?] note from Graves to Michael [Horniman] at AP Watt, and ms note in an unidentified hand.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Note

Canelluñ Collection number: CC0516

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

Custodial History

Ts [copy, draft or unsent?] letter from Graves to Howard Newby (14 April 1956) arrived separately and was placed here during cataloguing [WG ref CC6058]. Ts letter from David Gerrard to Graves (10 January 1969) arrived separately and was placed here during cataloguing [WG ref CC6317), arrived in box 15 "box of bits", folder of "Reproofs, admonitions and letters to editors".

Related Material

Reference: RG/J/APWatt/File4; Reference: RG/J/Somerville;

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