Guide to the Modern Archives

Volume from the papers of E.M. Forster
Volume from the papers of E.M. Forster

The Centre's personal paper collections have developed since 1930 when those of the poet and Kingsman Rupert Brooke were transferred. They are now especially strong in the fields of early twentieth century literature, fine art and economics. Particularly well documented are the lives and works of Bloomsbury artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant and art critics Roger Fry and Clive Bell; the writer E.M. Forster; the poet T.S. Eliot; the economists J.M. Keynes, Joan Robinson, Richard Kahn and Nicholas Kaldor; and the computer scientist Alan Turing.

The modern archive catalogues are now available on the ArchiveSearch website. The work of editing the catalogues for publication in was made possible through financial assistance from the East of England Museums Libraries and Archives Council (EEMLAC) c. 2000.

The modern archives collections are:

Collection Reference Main subject
Annan Papers NGA Noel Gilroy Annan, 1916-2000 [KC 1935]
Ashbee Papers CRA Charles Robert Ashbee, 1863-1942 [KC 1883]
Avery Papers PWA Peter William Avery, 1923-2008 [KC 1958]
Balfour Papers REB Ronald Edmond Balfour, 1904-45 [KC 1922]
Barnes Papers GRB George Barnes, 1904-1960 [KC 1922]
Bell Papers JHB Julian Bell, 1908-1937 [KC 1927]
Bloomsbury Papers BLM Bloomsbury related material
Bradshaw Papers BRA Henry Bradshaw, 1831-1886 [KC 1850]
Braithwaite Papers RBB Richard Bevan Braithwaite, 1900-1990 [KC 1988]
Brooke Papers RCB Rupert Brooke, 1887-1915 [KC 1906]
Browning Papers OB Oscar Browning, 1837-1923 [KC 1856]
Bulmer Papers EFB Edward Frederick Bulmer, 1867-1941 [KC 1885]
Canning Papers SCR Stratford Canning, 1986-1880 [KC 1806]
Carey Papers FCSC Francis Clive Savill Carey, 1883–1968
Carter Papers JWC John Waynflete Carter, 1905-1975 [KC 1924]
Charleston Papers CHA Clive and Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant
Clapham Papers JHC John Harold Clapham, 1873-1946 [KC 1892]
Compton-Burnett Papers ICB Ivy Compton-Burnett, 1884-1969
Cory Papers WJC William Johnson Cory, 1823-1892 [KC 1842]
Dampier Family Papers DAMP Henry Dampier, 1758–1816 [KC 1776] and his son John Lucius Dampier, 1793-1853 [KC 1812]
Dent Papers EJD Edward Joseph Dent, 1876-1957 [KC 1895]
Dickinson Papers GLD Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson, 1862-1932 [KC 1881]
Edwards Papers CJE Charles Joseph Edwards, 1886-1979 [KC 1905]
Eliot, T.S   See Hayward Bequest
Felkin Papers AEF Arthur Elliott Felkin, 1892-1968 [KC 1911]
Ford Brown Papers FB Ford and Brown families, 19th and 20th centuries
Forster Papers EMF Edward Morgan Forster, 1879-1970 [KC 1897]
Fry Papers REF Roger Fry, 1866-1934 [KC 1885]
Garnett Papers AG Angelica Garnett, 1918-
Green Papers WCG William Charles Green, 1832-1914 [KC 1851]
Haslam Papers WHH William Heywood Haslam, 1889-1981 [KC 1908]
Hayward Bequest HB Thomas Stearns Eliot, 1888-1965
Hayward Papers JDH John Hayward, 1905-1965 [KC 1922]
The Cambridge Humanists Papers HUM The Cambridge Humanists, 1955-1979
James Papers MRJ Montague Rhodes James, 1862-1936 [KC 1882]
Kahn Papers RFK Richard Kahn, 1905-1989 [KC 1929]
Kaldor Papers NK Nicholas Kaldor, 1908-1986 [KC 1949]
Geoffrey Keynes Papers GLK Geoffrey Keynes, 1887-1982
John Maynard Keynes Papers JMK John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1946 [KC 1902]
Lydia Lopokova Keynes Papers LLK Lydia Lopokova Keynes, 1892-1981
Kingston Papers GAK Gertrude Kingston, 1886-1937
Lang-Hyde Papers JRLH John Reginald Lang-Hyde, 1899-1990 [KC 1924]
Leach Papers ERL Edmund Leach, 1910-1989 [KC 1960]
Le Fanu Papers LEF Le Fanu family, 18th-19th centuries
Lehmann Papers RNL Rosamond Nina Lehmann, 1901-1990
Leslie Papers SJRL Shane (John) Randolph Leslie, 1885-1971 [KC 1904]
Loder Papers REL Robert E. Loder
MacAlister Papers DAM Donald Alexander MacAlister, 1875-1968 [KC 1919]
MacNeice Papers FLM Louis MacNeice, 1907-1963
Macpherson Papers REM Roderick Ewen Macpherson, 1916-2000 [KC 1935]
Mann Papers AHM Arthur Henry Mann, 1850-1929 [KC 1876]
Menke Papers WTM William Theodore Menke, b. 1931 [KC 1950]
Meredith Papers HM Hugh Owen Meredith, 1874-1964 [KC 1897]
Milner-White Papers EMW Eric Milner-White, 1884-1963 [KC 1903]
Moorsom Papers RSM Raisley Moorsom, 1892-1981 [KC 1911]
Munby Papers ANLM Alan Noel Latimer ('Tim') Munby, 1913-1974 [KC 1932]
Nixon Papers JEN John Edwin Nixon, 1840-1916 [KC 1859]
Non-Members' Papers NM Very small collections related to famous people who are not members of King's College
Ord Papers BO Bernhard ('Boris') Ord, 1897-1961 [KC 1923]
Partridge Papers FCP Frances Catherine Partridge (1900-2004)
Pigou Papers ACP Arthur Cecil Pigou, 1877-1959 [KC 1896]
Pole Papers RWP Reginald Pole, 1887-1971 [KC 1907]
Popham Papers POP Arthur Ewart ('Hugh') Popham, 1889-1970 [KC 1908] and his wife Brynhild Popham (née Olivier), 1886/7-1935
Prothero Papers GWP George Prothero, 1848-1922 [KC 1868]
Radcliffe Papers PFR Philip FitzHugh Radcliffe, 1905-1986 [KC 1924]
Ramsey Papers FPR Ramsey, Frank Plumpton, 1903-1930 [KC 1924]
Raven Papers JER John E. Raven, 1914-1980 [KC 1948]
Herbert Richmond Papers HWR Herbert William Richmond, 1864-1948 [KC 1882]
Oliffe Richmond Papers OLR Oliffe Legh Richmond, 1881-1977 [KC 1900]
Robinson Papers JVR Joan Robinson, 1903-1983 [KC 1979]
Rylands Papers GHWR George Humphrey Wolferstan ('Dadie') Rylands, 1902-1999 [KC 1921]
Salt Papers GS George Salt, 1903-2003 [KC 1933]
Saltmarsh Papers JS John Saltmarsh, 1908-1975 [KC 1926]
Sheppard Papers JTS John Tresidder Sheppard, 1881-1968 [KC 1900]
Shire Papers ESS

Edward Samuel Shire, 1908-1978 [KC 1927] Shire's scientific papers are now held at Churchill College.

Simeon Papers CS Charles Simeon, 1759-1836 [KC 1779]
Small Collections SC Single items or files related to kingsmen
Sprott Papers WJHS Walter John Herbert ('Sebastian') Sprott, 1897-1971
Steegman Papers STE John Edward Horatio Steegman, 1899-1966 [KC 1919]
Stephen Papers JKS James Kenneth Stephen, 1859-1892 [KC 1878]
Stephens Papers IMS Ian Melville Stephens, 1903-1984 [KC 1921]
Stone Papers JRNS John Richard Nicholas Stone, 1913-1991 [KC 1945]
Tillyard Papers EMWT Eustace Mandeville Wetenhall Tillyard, 1889-1962
Turing Papers AMT Alan Turing, 1912-1954 [KC 1931]
Visit the Turing Digital Archive to see scanned images of the Turing papers.  
Waley Papers ADW Arthur David Waley, 1889-1966 [KC 1907]
Walston/Waldstein Papers CW Charles Walston, 1856-1927 [KC 1882]
Wedd Papers NW Nathaniel Wedd, 1864-1940 [KC 1883]
Wilkinson Papers LPW Lancelot Patrick Wilkinson, 1907-1985 [KC 1926]
Williams Papers GW George Williams, 1814-1878 [KC 1832]
Wilson Papers HSW Hugh Stanley Wilson, d. 1915 [KC 1904]

The date in square brackets at the end of each entry is the date of admission to King's College.

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