Manuscripts of Kenneth Grahame

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscripts of or relating to 'The Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame, consisting of:  

Administrative / Biographical History

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was an author and the Secretary of the Bank of England. He married Elspeth Thomson in 1899. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The manuscripts were given to the Library in 1943.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

Related Material

See also Papers of Kenneth Grahame (MSS. Eng. misc. c. 379-81, c. 720-3, d. 524-37, d. 1098-1102, e. 480-2, e. 1132-4, f. 174-6, f. 639-41).


See Scope and Content.