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.
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.
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.Access Conditions
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).
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.Related Units of Description
See also Manuscripts of Kenneth Grahame.Publication Note
The papers were used in P.R. Chalmers, Kenneth Grahame: life, letters and unpublished work (London, 1933) and in P.M. Green, Kenneth Grahame: a biography (London, 1959).
Authors | 19th century
Authors | 20th century
Childrens literature | 20th century
Grahame | Elspeth S | 1862-1946
Grahame | Kenneth | 1859-1932 | Author and Secretary of the Bank of England
Thomson | Winifred Hope | fl 1884-1943 | artist