Bundle of press cuttings concerning 'The Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayaam'

Scope and Content

Press cuttings concerning the publication of 'The Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayaam', and related controversies concerning the text and the translation. The cuttings include letters to publications from Graves, Omar Ali-Shah, J.C.E Bowen, and Doris Lessing, and a critical comment by L.P. Elwell-Sutton. There are two cartoons in this collection.

Custodial History

The bulk of these clippings arrived in a file with the correspondence of Omar Ali-Shah and others, and were placed here during cataloguing. Eleven clippings were already present in this series of drafts: New Statesman (12 and 26 January, 16 Febuary 1968); Shields Gazette (9 February 1968); Punch (3 January 1968); The Times (30 November and 15 December 1967), Yorkshire Evening Press (10 November 1967); Natal Mercury (17 October 1967), cartoon "Berry's World" (nd). The two sequences were amalgamated during cataloguing.

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