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Hamilton, George Rostrevor: letters (1932-1934)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL312
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Hamilton, George Rostrevor: letters (1932-1934)
Date(s): 1932-1934
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 8 items (19 leaves)
Name of creator(s): Hamilton | Sir | George Rostrevor | 1888-1967 | Knight | poet, writer, and civil servant


Administrative/Biographical history:

George Rostrevor Hamilton was educated at Oxford University before becoming a civil servant. His first book of poems was published in 1916 and he later compiled anthologies of Greek and Latin verse for Nonesuch Press. Hamliton was a director of the Poetry Book Society and corresponded with many other literary figures of his time. He was knighted in 1951.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letters, notes and poems from George Rostrevor Hamilton to Thomas Sturge Moore and his wife Marie, 1932-1934. Topics covered include Hamilton's poems and other books, about which he solicits Sturge Moore's opinions. All items are autograph or typescript, with signatures.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

In chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Found among the library's Sturge Moore collection (c 1962).

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2008

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