The papers of Kathleen Raine, English poet and Blake and Yeats scholar, include journals, correspondence, photographs, draft
versions of poems, essays, reviews, critical work, and her published autobiographical trilogy. The majority of Raine's writings
in the collection focus on her careers as a poet and a literary critic. Other items reflect personal life, including family
photographs, personal photographs and journals describing her dreams and her interest in seances.
Kathleen Raine, a poet and literary scholar, was born on June 14, 1908 in London. She was
educated at County High School in Ilford and Girton College in Cambridge and received a
master's degree in natural sciences from Girton in 1929. Raine began her literary career
as a poet, publishing her first volume of poetry, Stone and Flower: Poems 1935-43,in 1943. She later wrote extensively on both Yeats and Blake in works such as
Yeats, The Tarot, and The Golden Dawn (1973) and From Blake to a
Vision (1979), and she frequently reviewed books by other literary scholars. She
also wrote several autobiographical works, including Farewell Happy Fields(1973), The Land Unknown (1975) and The Lion's Mouth(1977).
15.6 linear feet (35 boxes)
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