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Robert Graves letters and photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 463

Scope and Contents

Personal correspondence of Robert Graves to Derek Savage. The letters deal with Graves' opinion on poetry, his concern for getting his works published, and family matters such as his misgivings of the school system in Spain where he lived. Some of the materials explain some of Graves' literary techniques and provide insight into how he created his works. The collection includes three photographs. One is of his sons William aged 10 and Juan aged 6. Another photograph is of William and his daughter Lucia aged 7. The remaining photograph is of a small child thought to be Tomas Graves on the cover of a Graves family Christmas card. One letter is written on the back of one page of a manuscript of what appears to be of a work on a classical theme.


  • 1943-1960


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Robert Graves letters and photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Graves is an English poet, novelist, essayist, and scholar.


40 items

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Purchase of Bertram Rota, Ltd., 1987.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Register of Robert Graves letters and photographs
Leslie Evens
2011 October 26
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States