The Raglan Somerset Papers

Scope and Content

A small collection of typescript and manuscript poems by Somerset. Including: The pool ;
Partir, c'est mourir un peu ;
The sentence ;
The Prayer ;
I came to Pen-y-Gwajd ;
Illusion ;
Winter ;
Retrospect ;
Of an old man/Les Revenants ;
The Balance ;
The Severn wood ;
The pilgrim of the night .

Administrative / Biographical History

Administrative/Biographical History

Raglan Horatio Edwyn Henry Somerset, 1885-1956, journalist, translator and literary critic.

Reference: University of Birmingham, Guide to Special Collections Archives and Manuscripts ( ). Accessed January 2002.

Access Information

Access Conditions

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased at Sotheby's in June 1979.

Other Finding Aids

See full catalogue for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department also holds the J.C. Squires Papers (GB 150 JS), which were part of the same Sotheby's lot as the Raglan Somerset Papers.