Papers of Kenneth Grahame
Papers and letters of Kenneth Grahame, his wife Elspeth and his sister-in-law Winifred Hope Thomson, including papers relating to The Wind in the Willows, correspondence with publishers, letters from Grahame to his wife, and photographs of and by Winifred H. Thomson.
- 19th-20th cent.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. c. 379].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. misc. c. 379-381, c. 720-723, d. 524-537, d. 1098-1102, e. 480-482, e. 1132-1134, f. 174-176, f. 639-641
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 9409
Biographical / Historical
Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) was an author and the Secretary of the Bank of England. He married Elspeth Thomson in 1899. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 43834-71.
The papers were left by Elspeth Grahame to her brother Courtauld, Baron Courtauld-Thomson, in 1946.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were bought from the Dorneywood Trust in 1961.
- The papers were used in P.R. Chalmers, Kenneth Grahame: life, letters and unpublished work (London, 1933) and in P.M. Green, Kenneth Grahame: a biography (London, 1959).
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