Scope and arrangement
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, portraits, and pictorial works. The manuscript and typescript include poems, drafts of stories, and notes. The correspondence consists of letters from the author, dating from 1915 to 1941, to Arnold Bennett, Sir Edward Howard Marsh, Sarah St. Benedict Mayer, Harold Monro, Siegfried Sassoon, Clement King Shorter, and others, as well as letters relating to the author, dating from 1919 to 1940, between various correspondents, including Robert Graves, Henry Head, James Burton Pond, Siegfried Sassoon, and the literary firm of James B. Pinker and Son. There are letters to Nichols from Edmund Charles Blunden, Roy Campbell, Paul Claudel, Eugene Goosens, Aldous Huxley, John Masefield, Ezra Pound, Bertrand Russell, Siegfried Sassoon, and Stephen Spender, dating from 1922 to 1940.
The Robert Malise Bowyer Nichols collection of papers are arranged in three series: