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Collection Level Description: Manuscripts of Kenneth Grahame

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. d. 281-2, e. 247-8
Title: Manuscripts of Kenneth Grahame
Dates of Creation: [c. 1907-1933]
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

Manuscripts of or relating to 'The Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame, consisting of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were given to the Library in 1943.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

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. 45238-46.

Related Units of Description

See also Papers of Kenneth Grahame.

Publication Note

See Scope and Content.

Access Points

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

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