Papers of Robert North Green-Armytage

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers of Robert North Green-Armytage, mainly letters to him from Walter de la Mare.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert North Green-Armytage (fl 1918-1956) was a lawyer and book collector.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library, with two photographs of de la Mare (MS. Photogr. c. 11, fols. 41-2) by Mrs E.L. Green-Armytage in 1987.


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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Custodial History

Many of the letters were found loosely inserted in books in Green-Armytage's library and were removed by the donor after Green-Armytage's death. The books were subsequently offered for sale by George's of Bristol in 1988, together with a few typescripts of poems and letters from de la Mare that remained in the books. A list of letters removed from the books is at MS. Eng. lett. c. 850, fol. 98.