MACAULAY, Rose (1881-1958) - letters to Eric Gillett

Scope and Content

Letters and cards by Rose Macaulay to Eric Gillett, editor and publisher, c1932-c1939.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rose Macaulay was born in Rugby in 1881 and educated at Somerville College, Oxford. She was a prolific writer: her first best-seller was Potterism in 1920 but she also published a biography of John Milton, and wrote verse. Her final novel, The Towers of Trezibond (1956) was especially highly regarded and created a literary sensation. She also wrote many articles for periodicals such as The Spectator and The Observer . Her correspondence with a distant cousin, the Revd. J.H.C. Johnson, was published posthumously as Letters to a Friend (1961) and Last Letters to a Friend (1962).


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Access Information

Open for research

Acquisition Information

Senate House Library

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Collection level description is also available on the ULRLS on-line archives catlaogue

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Richard Temple.

Separated Material

Rose Macaulay's papers are also held at the following repositories: British Library; Bodleian Library, Oxford; King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge; National Portrait Gallery, London; Henry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas; Trinity College, Cambridge; University of Warwick, Modern Records Centre.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

Passed on by Senate House Library

Related Material

Letter by Rose Macaulay to Margaret Ritchie, 1939 (reference MS797/I/5473b)