Frances Cornford: Letters to Sir Edward Marsh

Scope and Content

24 letters from Frances Cornford to Sir Edward Marsh, 1915-51, some undated.

Administrative / Biographical History

Frances Crofts Cornford (1886-1960), poet, was a daughter of Sir George Darwin and sister of Gwen Raverat; she married Francis Cornford in 1908. Sir Edward Howard Marsh (1872-1953), patron of the arts and for many years private secretary to Sir Winston Churchill, was a close friend of Rupert Brooke, and wrote the Memoir introducing Brooke's Collected Poems in 1918. Frances Cornford's letters provided him with much information about Brooke and his circle of friends.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 12th January 1995.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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