Papers and letters of Kenneth Grahame, his wife Elspeth and his sister-in-law Winifred Hope Thomson, including papers relating to The Wind in the Willows, correspondence with publishers, letters from Grahame to his wife, and photographs of and by Winifred H. Thomson.
Papers of Kenneth Grahame
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 379-81, c. 720-3, d. 524-37, d. 1098-1102, e. 480-2, e. 1132-4, f. 174-6, f. 639-41
- Dates of Creation19th-20th century
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description38 shelfmarks
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was an author and the Secretary of the Bank of England. He married Elspeth Thomson in 1899. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Conditions Governing Access
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The papers were bought from the Dorneywood Trust in 1961.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 43834-71.
The papers were left by Elspeth Grahame to her brother Courtauld, Baron Courtauld-Thomson, in 1946.
The papers were used in P.R. Chalmers, Kenneth Grahame: life, letters and unpublished work (London, 1933) and in P.M. Green, Kenneth Grahame: a biography (London, 1959).