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Graves, Robert, 1895-1985



  • Existence: 1895-07-24 - 1985-12-07


British poet, historical novelist, critic, and classicist.

Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:

"A Postscript" by Laura (Riding) Jackson, Autumn

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: 1976.
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Correspondence and manuscripts of the American poet. Handwritten and carbon copy typescripts.

Dates: Autumn

Draft Letter from L. (R.) J. [Laura Jackson] to The Editor of The New York Review of Books, Undated

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 13
Identifier: 1976.
Scope and Contents

"...Mr. Paul Auster's review of two books of mine in your issue of August 7th: Communicated views of it of friends, communicated to me., impressed on me the need of comment. One thought it 'rather nice'."


"I pause over one of Mr. Auster's historical touches, reference to Robert Graves telling of Auden for his imitations of me. That is retrospective self-preening. Auden's takings from me were Gargantuan, rather comically assiduous."

Dates: Undated

Draft Letter from Laura (Riding) Jackson to The Editor of The Times Literary Supplement, 1976-01

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 18
Identifier: 1976.
Scope and Contents "I have been moved by Miss Ruth Padel's review, in your issue of December 26, 1975 of Robert Graves' Collected Poems 1975 to offer as ballas for the balloon-like still-higher lift that Miss Padel endeavors to give what to calling 'Graves criticism' with her particular formula of super-heated veneration, two related articles of critical principle. The first goes: for criticism, there must be knowledge of the nature of a work to a degree of intimateness with its make-up productive of reliable...
Dates: 1976-01

Editor of the Times Literary Supplement., 1973 - 1976

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 18
Scope and Contents

Correspondence from Laura (Riding) Jackson to editor of Times Literary Supplement, original typescripts, carbon copies and photocopies. Clipping of review from TLS.

Dates: 1973 - 1976

Ellsworth Mason collection of Robert Graves, 1917-1975

Identifier: 1976-009
Scope and Contents Series 1: Correspondence: Robert Graves: arranged alphabetically by surname, consists of 491 autograph, typescript, and carbon copy typescript letters and cards from Graves to friends and colleagues, including Dereck Boothby (retired British major and, at the time of the correspondence, the head of an organization of covens in the British Witch Cult); Aemelia Laracuen (long time friend and intimate of Graves and illustrator of Love Respelt); Larry Wallrich (friend and bookseller who handled...
Dates: 1917 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969

Graves, Robert

Identifier: 1988.012.1.207
Scope and Contents From the File:

Contents generally include: biographical information and drafts (often in multiple versions) of Ellmann's bio-commentary on each poet; selected poems by each author, photocopied from published sources; press cuttings of articles; rights and permissions to reprint poems; lists of corrections; and fragments of page proofs.

Dates: 1837 - 1990

Great authors poster collection, Undated

Identifier: 1500-005
Scope and Contents

This is an artificial collection of twenty-one posters from the Great Authors from the TIME Reading program.

Dates: Undated

Lehane, Jerry C., 1956 - 1966

Identifier: 1988.012.1.164
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Series 1 is the primary alphabetical sequence for Ellmann's research correspondence. This series also includes typescript drafts, galleys and proofs for many of Ellmann's writings. We are grateful to readers for correcting and/or identifying names of unidentified or partially identified correspondents.

Dates: 1956 - 1966

Letter and Ad Clipping from Laura Jackson to Michael Blechner, 1976-09-17

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 19
Identifier: 1976.
Scope and Contents "The case as to No Decency Left is an instance of Robert Graves' modes [o]f procedure. Professor Higginson has been unscholarly in a number of features of his Graves bibliography, in relying on Robert Graves as a source of fact - as which he is one of the most unreliable, in personal and scholarly matters alike."...."It heartens me that you should think about a bibliography of my work. A very good man, loyal, and capable, has gained my authorization for making one. He...
Dates: 1976-09-17

Letter from Ellsworth Mason to Laura Jackson, 1971-02-02

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: 1976.
Scope and Contents

"It was my Graves collection, however, which is my personal collection and quite good, that led me to a particular interest in the Seizin Press. Until this time, I had known of you only superficially."


"I am most anxious to have established, and in full form, so complete as humans can make it in retrospect, the complete list of your writings, if you can find it in your time to help me."

Dates: 1971-02-02