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Processed by: Ashley Wellens and Kira A. Dietz, Special Collections
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Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Robert Graves Letters must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Robert Graves Letters, Ms1972-008, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
The Robert Graves Letters were acquired by Special Collections prior to 1972.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Robert Graves Letters was completed in 1972. Additional description was completed in March 2011.
Robert Graves was a British poet, novelist, critic, and translator. Graves was born in Wimbledon, England, in 1895. Over the course of his lengthy career, he he published fifty-five collections of poetry, fifteen novels (including I, Claudius in 1934), ten translations, and forty works of nonfiction, autobiography, and literary essays. He spent much of the middle of his life in Majorca and the United States, he eventually returned to England and taught at Oxford. Graves died in 1985.
The collection involves five letters-- four from Graves while in Mallorca, Spain, and Oxford, England, and one to him from Melville Hardiment of London, with a note on it by Graves. Robert Graves letters are mostly in response to other correspondence. He discusses his own writing, though not in great detail.
- Graves, Robert, 1895-1985