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.
Bundle of press cuttings concerning 'The Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayaam'
Scope and Content
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.