Albert Burns (d. 1969) was the author of the dissertation "Robert Graves and Laura Riding: A Literary Partnership." Robert Sproat was his adviser at Boston University. Audrey Sproat was Mr. Sproat's wife. Laura (Riding) Jackson (1901-1991) was a poet and a critic.
This correspondence, the gift of Audrey T. Sproat, wife of Robert H. Sproat, was donated to Cornell University in 1989.