This series contains correspondence from members of the public responding to Graves's various publications on the religious and mythological significance of hallucinogenic mushrooms (mainly amanita muscaria). It also appears to include responses to enquiries put by Graves to experts in related fields. The series also contains a [translation of?] an article about Graves and mushrooms, and the first page of an article about hallucinogens.
Correspondence about mushrooms
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- ReferenceGB 473 RG/K/Mus
- Dates of Creation1957 to 1974
- Physical Description40 items
Scope and Content
Canelluñ Collection number: CC0459
This refers to the arrangement of the papers in Robert Graves’ study before they were transferred to the College.
This series of correspondence, arranged alphabetically by corresondent, was found bundled together with the correspondence of the mycologist Gordon Wasson (RG/J/Wasson). As it formed no part of his correspondence it has been treated as a separate series during cataloguing. Four letters which have no association with mushrooms, apparently placed here in error, have been removed (from Cooke, Home, Robertson and Villieres-Stuart).