Laura (Riding) Jackson. Correspondence

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Laura (Riding) Jackson and George S. Fraser, as well as Mrs. G.S. (Paddy) Fraser, covering the period 1971-1980.

The material is in English.

Administrative / Biographical History

Laura (Riding) Jackson (1901-1991), American poet, literary critic and one-time companion of Robert Graves; George S. Fraser (1915-1980), poet, critic and Reader in English Literature at the University of Leicester.

Conditions Governing Access

On restricted access in the Library's Special Collections section.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. G.S. Fraser and Cornell University Library.


The collection includes correspondence between Mrs. G. Fraser, the University of Leicester Library, Prof. A. Cunningham of the University of Leicester, Dept of English and Laura Riding generated during the protracted negotiations over the depositing of the material between 1980-1993.

Prepared by Dr. A. Lacey. Special Collections Librarian, University of Leicester.

Other Finding Aids

'A handlist of the manuscript collection'. Compiled by Brian Burch and Jenny Clark. Leicester : Leicester University Library, 1998.

A schedule of documents, prepared by Brian Burch, is kept with MS224.

Alternative Form Available

The Laura Riding Archive is located at Cornell University Library. Cornell supplied copies of original letters from Mr & Mrs G. Fraser to Laura Riding which are included in MS 224.