24 letters from Frances Cornford to Sir Edward Marsh, 1915-51, some undated.
Frances Cornford: Letters to Sir Edward Marsh
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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.
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Purchased at Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 12th January 1995.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.
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