Riding Papers

Papers of Laura (Riding) Jackson (1901-1991).

MS 224 Laura (Riding) Jackson. Correspondence

Laura Riding


Correspondence between Laura (Riding) Jackson (1901-1991), American poet, literary critic, and one-time companion of Robert Graves, George S. Fraser (1915-1980), poet, critic, and Reader in English Literature at the University of Leicester, and Mrs G.S. (Paddy) Fraser, covering the period 1971-1980.

Illustrated here is a note from Laura Riding to George S. Fraser on 10th december, 1973. (87)



After her husband's death, and in accordance with his wishes, Mrs Fraser decided to donate the material to the University of Leicester Library, and the collection also includes copies of letters between Mrs Fraser, the Library, Professor A. Cunningham of the University's English Department, and Laura Riding herself, generated during the protracted negotiations over the deposit, 1980-1993.

In 1998, Cornell University Library (which houses a Laura Riding Archive) supplied copies of original letters from Mr & Mrs Fraser to Laura Riding, and these are also included. A schedule of all the documents (by Brian Burch, 1998) is housed with the collection and can be viewed here (pdf).

275 documents in two boxes. (Donated by Mrs G.S. Fraser & Cornell University Library)


An archive of Laura (Riding) Jackson papers can be found at http://www.ntu.ac.uk/laura_riding/


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