Catalogue of papers of (Arthur) Owen Barfield

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

C. Parker

2010

Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Diaries, 1979-96
B    Correspondence, 1921-97
    B.1  General correspondence, 1921-97
    B.2  Letters of major correspondents, 1926-97
    B.3   Publishers' correspondence, 1927-97
C    Literary manuscripts and notes, 1919-96
    C.1  Novels and short stories, c.1919-96
    C.2  Plays, 1931-83
    C.3  Poetry, 1919-86
    C.4  Lectures, essays and reviews, 1920s-1991
        C.4.1  Manuscript drafts, 1949-93
        C.4.2  Typescript copies, 1920s-1991
    C.5  Lectures 1818-1819: On the History of Philosophy, ed. by J. R. de J. Jackson, The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 8 (Princeton, 2000)
    C.6  What Coleridge Thought (Wesleyan University Press, 1971), notes and drafts, 1960-73
    C.7  Translations, 1970-86
    C.8  Notes: philosophical, literary and personal, 1922-90
D    Legal papers, [1885-1980]
    D.1  Personal documents
E    Photographs, c.1887-1998
F    Publications, 1920-1998
    F.1  Publications of Barfield's work, 1920-90
    F.2  Press cuttings relating to his work, and to matters of general interest, 1923-1990s
    F.3  Publications about Barfield, 1978-96
    F.4  Catalogues of Owen Barfield's library, [c.1998]
    F.5  Other publications, 1920-89
G    Manuscripts sent to Barfield, 1914-97
    G.1  Poems, 1914-90
    G.2  Essays relating primarily to Barfield and his work, 1977-96
    G.3  Work sent to Barfield for his criticism, 1940s-1997
H    Audio-visual material, 1944-96
    H.1  Audio cassettes and compact discs, many relating to C.S. Lewis, 1944-95
    H.2  Video material, 1983-96
I    Miscellaneous, c.1900-93
J    Papers of other people, 1918-2007
    J.1  Papers of Maud Barfield née Douie, wife, 1921-77
    J.2  Papers of Alexander Barfield, son, 1933-98
    J.3  Papers of Lucy Barfield, daughter, 1974-5
    J.4  Papers of Owen A. Barfield, grandson and literary executor, 1918-98
    J.5  Papers of G.B. Tennyson, literary executor, 1970s-2007
    J.6  Papers of Marguerite Harwood, née Lundgren, friend, 1930-81
    J.7  Papers of Walter O. Field, friend, 1921-51


Papers of (Arthur) Owen Barfield, 1900-97

Abstract:
Correspondence, personal papers and literary papers of Owen Barfield (1898-1997), writer and philosopher.

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1054-1271, Dep. d. 926-69, Dep. e. 539-78

Extent: 302 shelfmarks

Biographical History

Owen Barfield aspired to be a writer and poet from an early age but it was not until he retired from his career as a solicitor in 1959, that he was able to devote sufficient time and energy to his writing. Consequently most of his published work dates from the later part of his life, when his philosophical and literary output expanded and he found himself in demand in American universities as a lecturer on philosophy. He was a lifelong friend of C.S. Lewis, whom he met in his first term at Oxford in 1919. They were founder members of the Inklings, an informal literary group which also included J.R.R. Tolkien and later, Charles Williams. Unlike C.S. Lewis, he was an Anthroposophist, and the correspondence in particular reflects the large part that this philosophy played in his life. For further details see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

The papers include appointment diaries, extensive correspondence with friends, colleagues and students, correspondence with his publishers, literary manuscripts, working notes, family photographs, and publications. There are also some papers of close family members and friends.

Arrangement

Most series are arranged chronologically.

Acquisition

Deposited by Walter Hooper, 20 Dec. 2001, on behalf of Owen A. Barfield; Helen Forshaw, June 2007 and 4 Apr. 2008, on behalf of Owen A. Barfield; Owen A. Barfield, 17 July 2008 and 29 June 2009.

Restrictions on Access

The permission of the depositor must be sought for access to the collection.

Restrictions on Use

Permission must be sought from the depositor before copying or publication.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. Dep. d. 926, fols. 1-2].

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Barfield | Owen | 1898-1997 | author and poet

Subjects (LCSH)

Anthroposophy
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834--Philosophy
Philosophy

Descriptive List

A   Diaries, 1979-96

Shelfmarks: Dep. d. 926-44


Appointments diary, 1979
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 926

Scope and Content:

Containing appointments, expenses and names and addresses of contacts.


Appointments diary, 1980
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 927

Scope and Content:

Containing appointments, expenses and names and addresses of contacts.


Appointments diary, 1981
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 928

Scope and Content:

Containing appointments, expenses and names and addresses of contacts.


Appointments diary, 1982
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 929

Scope and Content:

Containing appointments, expenses and names and addresses of contacts.


Appointments diary, 1983
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 930

Scope and Content:

Containing appointments, expenses, names and addresses of contacts and notes in the index.


Appointments diary, 1984
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 931

Scope and Content:

Containing appointments, expenses and names and addresses of contacts.


Appointments diary, 1985
Shelfmark: Dep. d 932

Scope and Content:

Containing appointments, expenses and names and addresses of contacts.


Appointments diary, 1986
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 933

Scope and Content:

Containing appointments, expenses, names and addresses of contacts and notes in the index.


Appointments diary, 1987
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 934

Scope and Content:

Containing appointments, names and addresses of contacts and notes.


Appointments diary, 1988
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 935

Scope and Content:

Containing appointments, names and addresses of contacts and notes.


Appointments diary, 1989
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 936

Scope and Content:

Containing appointments, and names and addresses of contacts.


Appointments diary, 1990
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 937

Scope and Content:

Containing appointments, and names and addresses of contacts.


Appointments diary, 1991
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 938

Scope and Content:

Containing appointments, and names and addresses of contacts.


Appointments diary, 1992
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 939

Scope and Content:

Containing appointments, and names and addresses of contacts.


Appointments diary, 1993
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 940

Scope and Content:

Containing appointments, and names and addresses of contacts.


Appointments diary, 1994
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 941

Scope and Content:

Containing appointments, and names and addresses of contacts.


Appointments diary, 1995
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 942

Scope and Content:

Containing appointments, and names and addresses of contacts.


Appointments diary, 1996
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 943

Scope and Content:

Containing appointments, notes, and names and addresses of contacts.


Appointments diary, 1997
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 944

Scope and Content:

Contains brief notes of appointments and visitors.

B   Correspondence, 1921-97


Scope and Content:

Letters from Barfield are carbon copies, unless stated otherwise.

B.1   General correspondence, 1921-97

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1054-68

Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.

Correspondence, 1921-1930s
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1054

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence with family, friends and publishers, including a letter from Francis Meynell, 1922, two letters from J.B. Priestley, 1923-5, photocopies of correspondence with T.S. Eliot, 1924-30, and photocopies of five letters from Walter de la Mare, 1926-39.


Correspondence, 1945-59
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1055

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from friends, colleagues, publishers and fans, including a photocopy of a letter from T.S. Eliot, 1948, and photocopies of letters from Walter de la Mare, 1945-53. There is one original Christmas card from Walter de la Mare, with a typescript poem inside entitled, 'When One Is A Girl', 1949. Arranged chronologically but the letters from Walter de la Mare have all been kept together at the end.


Correspondence, 1960-71
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1056

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with friends, colleagues and publishers, including a photocopy of a letter from T.S. Eliot, 1960, and two letters from W.H. Auden, 1966.


Correspondence, 1972-6
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1057

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence with publishers, students and colleagues, including some correspondence with Valerie Eliot, 1976.


Correspondence, 1977-80
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1058

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence with publishers, students and colleagues.


Correspondence, 1981-June 1983
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1059

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence with publishers, students and colleagues.


Correspondence, July 1983-1984
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1060

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence with friends, colleagues, publishers and fans.


Correspondence, 1985
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1061

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence with friends, colleagues, publishers and fans.


Correspondence, Jan. 1986-June 1987
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1062

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, publishers and fans.


Correspondence, July 1987-Dec. 1988
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1063

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence with publishers, colleagues, and fans. Includes one original letter to Stanley Hopper, 1987.


Correspondence, 1989-90
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1064

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence with family, friends, colleagues publishers and fans.


Correspondence, Jan. 1991-June 1993
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1065

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, publishers and fans.


Letters, July 1993-Dec. 1994
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1066

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from family, friends, colleagues and fans.


Letters, 1995-6
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1067

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from family, friends, colleagues and publishers.


Letters, 1997
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1068

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from family, friends, colleagues and fans, and undated greetings cards.

B.2   Letters of major correspondents, 1926-97

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1069-78


Scope and Content:

These letters were filed separately by Barfield.

Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically by surname of correspondent.

Adey-Grant, 1969-97
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1069
Extent: 355 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence with:

  • (fols. 1-127) Lionel Adey, an academic in the department of English, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, relating to the work of Barfield and C.S. Lewis, 1969-94
  • (fols. 128-52) Saul Bellow, 1975-82, including a typescript review by Barfield, 'East, West, and Saul Bellow', of The Dean's December (London, 1982)
  • (fols. 153-71) Charles Davy, 1970-83
  • (fols. 172-247) Howard Fulweiler, an academic in the department of English, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1969-96
  • (fols. 248-71) Patrick Grant, an academic in the department of English, University of Victoria, British Columbia, 1972-82
  • (fols. 272-355) = Res.

Hipolito-Hunter, 1969-97
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1070
Extent: 248 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence with:

  • (fols. 1-122) Jane and Terry Hipolito, 1980-97
  • (fols. 123-97) Dick and Elaine Hocks, 1969-95
  • (fols.198-216) Walter Hooper, 1970-83
  • (fols. 217-48) Jeanne Hunter, 1986-97

Kilby-Lerner, 1965-96
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1071
Extent: 217 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence with:

  • (fols. 1-108) Clyde S. Kilby, 1965-85
  • (fols. 109-62) Tom Kranidas, 1980-96; see G.B. Tennyson's papers for Owen Barfield's letters to Kranidas, 1974-95
  • (fols. 163-217) Arthur Lerner, relating to his use of poetry as therapy for mental illness, 1968-83

C.S. Lewis, 1926-63
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1072
Extent: 346 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes: 'Clivi Hamiltonis Summae Metaphysices Contra Anthroposophos Libri II', Nov. 1928, 'Replicit Anthroposophus Barfieldus', and Lewis's response; typescript correspondence in the guise of solicitors for King Mark I of Cornwall and Sir Tristan, 503 AD, [1947]; and many poems and drawings by C.S. Lewis. The letters are predominantly photocopies but there is one original letter (fol. 274), dated 21 May 1962, and annotated with a note from Barfield to Cecil Harwood. Also a list of C.S. Lewis material found in the Barfield papers, 'Record of the Barfield papers handed me for xeroxing on July 18, 1969'. Arranged chronologically with undated items at the end.


Correspondence file
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1073 = Res.
Extent: 168 leaves
Restrictions on Access: This file is restricted.

Lukacs-Neumeister, 1956-95
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1074
Extent: 404 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence with:

  • (fols. 1-35) John Lukacs, 1968-93
  • (fols. 36-56) Luke Madole, 1978-82
  • (fols. 57-116) Philip Mairet, 1956-74, and correspondence about Mairet for a memoir, 1976-7
  • (fols. 117-44) Arnold Miller, 1968-86
  • (fols. 145-202) Craig W. Miller, relating to S.T. Coleridge and to Barfield's, What Coleridge Thought, 1964-70
  • (fols. 203-359) Clifford Monks, editor of the journal, Towards, 1975-95
  • (fols. 360-77) Howard Nemerov, 1968-81, and correspondence with Donna Potts, about Nemerov, 1993
  • (fols. 378-404) Steve Neumeister, 1976-9

Rex Raab, 1981-97
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1075
Extent: 361 leaves

Scope and Content:

Including photocopies of Raab's poems.


Sato-Sugerman, 1966-97
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1076
Extent: 273 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence with:

  • (fols. 1-129) Kimitoshi Sato, relating to anthroposophy and to the potter, James Greig, who was also an anthroposophist, 1984-91
  • (fols. 130-56) Elmar Schenkel, 1990-7
  • (fols. 157-273) Shirley Sugerman, 1966-96

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, 1971-90
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1077
Extent: 189 leaves

Scope and Content:

Relating particularly to Barfield's evidence to the Royal Commission on Civil Liability and Compensation for Personal Injury, Feb. 1975.


Tennyson-Whiteman, 1958-97
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1078
Extent: 338 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence with:

  • (fols. 1-197) G.B. Tennyson, 1968-97
  • (fols. 198-336) John Ulreich, 1968-84, including copies of Barfield's testimonials for Ulreich
  • (fols. 337-8) J.H.M. Whiteman, 1958, partial letter

B.3    Publishers' correspondence, 1927-97

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1079-82


Correspondence with his publishers, 1927-82
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1079

Scope and Content:

Containing correspondence relating to publication of his works, royalties, reversion of rights, contracts and permission to reproduce. Also includes copies of contracts.


Correspondence with his publishers, 1983-96
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1080

Scope and Content:

Containing correspondence relating to publication of his works, royalties, reversion of rights, contracts and permission to reproduce. Also includes copies of contracts.


Correspondence relating to the publication of Saving the Appearances, 1956-91, and What Coleridge Thought, 1970-82
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1081

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • Correspondence relating to the publication of various editions of Saving the Appearances, 1956-91, including the original contract, fanmail, and published reviews
  • correspondence relating to the publication of What Coleridge Thought, 1970-82, mainly correspondence with the publishers but also including fanmail from friends and colleages

Royalty statements, 1965-97
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1082

C   Literary manuscripts and notes, 1919-96

C.1   Novels and short stories, c.1919-96

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1083-94


Short stories, [c.1919-1930]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1083

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • 'The Child and the Giant', short story, typescript, annotated on title page, 'Written for my class as The New School, 1930'
  • 'Das Kind und der Riese', German translation of 'The Child and the Giant', computer printout
  • 'The Lake of Nix (A Fairy Story)', signed typescript, [1920s]
  • 'The Little Perisher', short story, typescript, [?1920s]
  • 'A Story for Alexander', short story, draft manuscript, n.d.
  • 'The Superman', short story, signed typescript, annotated on p. 1, 'Owen Barfield / Wadham College / Oxford', c.1919

'Eager Spring', novella, [1996]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1084

Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a typescript, with manuscript corrections by Owen Barfield and another. See Dep. c. 1264 for the manuscript of 'Eager Spring', 1985-90.


'Eager Spring', novella, Oct. 1996
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1085

Scope and Content:

Photocopy of Dep. c. 1084, with additional manuscript corrections.


'English People', novel, parts I- II, [late 1920s]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1086

Scope and Content:

Typescript with manuscript corrections, held loosely in a green cover. Comprises part I, chapters 1-8 and part II, chapters 15-32, pp. 1-77 and 115-226, pp. 78-114 are missing. Printed label on front cover, 'Please return to Curtis Brown Ltd., 6 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C. 2'.


'English People', novel, part III, [late 1920s]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1087

Scope and Content:

Typescript with manuscript corrections, held loosely in a green cover. Comprises part III, chapters 34-51, pp. 226-372. Printed label on front cover, 'Please return to Curtis Brown Ltd., 6 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C. 2'.


'English People', novel, part IV, [late 1920s]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1088

Scope and Content:

Typescript with manuscript corrections, held loosely in a green cover. Comprises part IV, chapters 52-75, pp. 373-550. Printed label on front cover, 'Please return to Curtis Brown Ltd., 6 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C. 2', address later changed to, 'Owen Barfield, Orchard View, Gills Road, South Darenth, Dartford, DA4 9LF'. See 'The Rose in the Ash-Heap', Dep. c. 1093, for the last few chapters.


'Notes towards a possible 'sequel' to my novel, English People...1971'
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1089
Binding: Yellow notebook, stiffened paper covers
Custodial History: Inscribed on p. 1, 'A.O. Barfield / 265 Strand / London, W.C.'

Scope and Content:

These notes were written much earlier than 1971. There are notes on some loose leaves taken from an appointments diary, 1941.


'Night Operation', novella, part one, 1976
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1090
Custodial History: Stamped on front cover, 'Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Orange exercise book, entitled, 'Postscript / (to Davy on CSL) / Night Operation / I'. Comprises:

  • 'postscript' to Charles Davy's article, 'C.S. Lewis: Science Fiction and Theology', 1976
  • 'Night Operation', draft of the first part of this novella, pp. 1-43

'Night Operation', novella, part two, [1976]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1091
Custodial History: Stamped on front cover, 'Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Orange exercise book, entitled, 'Night Operation / II'. Containing the second part of the draft of his novella, 'Night Operation', pp. 44-91.


'Night Operation', novella, 1976
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1092

Scope and Content:

Brown envelope entitled, 'Night Operation', carbon copy of typescript, with some manuscript corrections, pp. 1-51.


'The Rose in the Ash Heap', novella, written 1929
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1093

Scope and Content:

Cream folder entitled, 'Rose in the Ash Heap', photocopy of chapters 73-4, pp. 490-546, with manuscript corrections. Also annotated in red pencil by an unidentified editor. Stamped, 'Not to be reproduced without permission of the Marion E. Wade Collections, Wheaton College'. This is actually the last part of 'English People', see Dep. c. 1088.


'Worlds Apart: a dialogue of the 1960s', typescript, [?1963]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1094

Scope and Content:

The second page is missing. The manuscript title page is torn in half.

C.2   Plays, 1931-83

Shelfmarks: Dep. c 1095-1101


'Angels at Bay: three plays', n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1095

Scope and Content:

Brown envelope entitled, 'Angels at Bay / ( + additional copies for reading)', cover sheet stamped, 'Westfield / Hartley / Nr. Dartford, Kent', containing:

  • 'I The Wall', a typescript with manuscript corrections (p. 10 is missing), a carbon copy of the typescript with different manuscript corrections, and a carbon copy of an amanuensis typescript, incorporating the corrections from the previous two
  • 'II The Human Dynamo', a typescript with manuscript corrections, a carbon copy of the typescript, with manuscript corrections, and a carbon copy of an amanuensis typescript incorporating the corrections from the previous two
  • 'III The Paranoia Wing', a typescript with manuscript corrections and a carbon copy of an amanuensis typescript incorporating the corrections

G.A.L. Burgeon [Owen Barfield] and Roger Fox, 'Lady, Be Careful!', three act play, [early 1950s]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1096

Scope and Content:

Originally entitled, 'Airships And Partnerships'. Mixture of typescript and carbon copy, heavily corrected in pen throughout by Owen Barfield. Address given on title page, 'Owen Barfield / 28, Menelik Road / N.W. 2'. Page seven is missing.


'Medea', a play in verse, 1970s-1983
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1097

Scope and Content:

There is an early version of the play, [1970s], carbon copy of typescript, with manuscript corrections. It is signed on the title page, and the address stamped on the title page, is, 'Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'. There is a later typescript version, which incorporates the corrections from the carbon copy. This is also undated. In addition there is a letter from the BBC, rejecting it for radio, 1980, and two letters from Martin Moynihan, commenting on it, 1983.


'Ye Olde Englande', 1931
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1098

Scope and Content:

Two carbon copies of a play, produced at Long Crendon, with judges' comments.


'Orpheus', [?1930s]-1975
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1099

Scope and Content:

Brown envelope entitled, 'Orpheus / + Introductions', containing:

  • 'Orpheus', [?1930s], annotated typescript, pages numbered 1-76, typed address on title page, 'Owen Barfield / Polvean / Belmont Road / Uckfield / Sussex', subsequently changed several times
  • printed programme for its production in 1948, with blurb by C.S. Lewis
  • 'Introduction', by John C. Ulreich, computer print-out, Dec. 1975

Foreword to 'Orpheus', 1975-82
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1100

Scope and Content:

Manila folder entitled, 'Orpheus / (per Ulreich) / + some correspondence', containing:

  • Owen Barfield, 'Foreword', and a guide to the pronunciation of the Greek names, carbon copy of typescript, Feb. 1982
  • John C. Ulreich, 'Introduction', two different typescript versions, Oct.-Dec. 1975
  • John C. Ulreich, 'Owen Barfield's Orpheus: a study in mythopoesis', photocopy annotated in pencil by Barfield, [?1975]
  • letters from John C. Ulreich relating to his work on 'Orpheus', 1975

'The Quest of Sangreal', typescript copy, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1101

Scope and Content:

White envelope entitled, 'Quest of Sangreal'. Also contains a letter assigning copyright of the work to the London School of Eurythmy, 1968.

C.3   Poetry, 1919-86

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1102-15

Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.

'The Tower', long narrative poem, dated in pencil, '1919-25 (approx.)'
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1102
Extent: 58 leaves

Scope and Content:

Typescript, with manuscript corrections. Pages numbered 1-57. Address given on the title page as '19, Wildwood Road / N.W. 11'. This address was crossed out and changed to, '16 Buckland Crescent, N.W. 3'.


Poems, 1919-29
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1103

Scope and Content:

Manila folder entitled, 'Before 1930', containing the following poems:

  • 'A.B.', typescript, carbon copy with manuscript correction and carbon copy
  • 'The Anger of God', typescript
  • 'The Arch Enemy', typescript
  • 'Are You There?', typescript
  • 'An Autumn Bicycle-Ride', typescript, dated, 'circa 1919'
  • 'Awake at Night', manuscript and carbon copy of typescript, annotated, 'Published London Mercury May 1923'
  • 'Christian Prayer', typescript
  • 'Come Out Of Egypt', signed carbon copy of typescript
  • 'Epithalamium', photocopy of manuscript, and an annotated typescript, with the subtitle, 'On the occasion of the marriage of two teachers in a newly-founded school'
  • C.S. Lewis, 'In Nuptias Daphnes et Caecilii, Epithalamion', poem in Latin, photocopy of manuscript
  • C.S. Lewis, 'Epithalamium', translated from the Latin by Barfield, carbon copy of manuscript
  • 'Eve', annotated typescript, XVII is manuscript
  • 'The Island', typescript
  • 'June', typescript
  • 'Lama Sabachthani', typescript, dated, 'About 1922'
  • 'May', typescript and carbon copy
  • 'Nobody Knows', typescript
  • 'Oh heart of man!', manuscript, typescript, and carbon copy of a different typescript
  • 'The Old Bottle', carbon copy of typescript with annotations
  • 'Possession', two different manuscripts and a typescript
  • 'A Prayer', manuscript
  • 'Punting at Night', two typescripts, one signed, and one dated, '1919 or 1920'
  • 'The Quality of Mercy', annotated typescript, with a fair typescript and a carbon copy
  • 'Sleep', manuscript and typescript, dated, 'before 1923'
  • 'Spring', annotated typescript
  • 'Staithes', typescript
  • 'Summer Evenings', annotated typescript
  • 'The Thief Speaks From Paradise', corrected typescript and two fair typescripts
  • 'Three Children', annotated typescript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Come home! The sun is off the valley', typescript, 'Brixen. April 1928'
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Dear God, who made the light', manuscript and carbon copy of typescript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'The Germans and the French can shout and snigger', typescript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Oh dear, I have no time to spend on', manuscript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Small, calm, stern face!', annotated typescript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Thou who didst teach this darkened mind', manuscript
  • folder containing poems transcribed by Maud Barfield, comprising:
    • 'Are You There?', carbon copy of typescript and a manuscript copy by Maud
    • 'The Coming of Whitsun', manuscript copy by Maud
    • 'Devotion', manuscript in Barfield's hand, annotated on the verso by Maud Barfield, 1931, and a transcription by Maud
    • 'Nobody Knows', manuscript copy by Maud
    • 'Possession', manuscript copy by Maud
    • 'Prologue', manuscript in Barfield's hand, annotated by Maud on the verso, 'Owen's Prologue for Roseland'
    • 'Spring', manuscript copy by Maud
    • 'Three Songs', part one, manuscript
    • untitled poem, beginning, 'dear God, who made the light', manuscript copy by Maud

Poems, notes, correspondence, newspaper cuttings and mementoes, 1927-84
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1104
Extent: 248 leaves
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Brown envelope entitled, 'MISCELLANEOUS KEEPS'. Includes the following:

  • (fol. 2) Latin poem written for C.S. Lewis, beginning, 'Care Clive / Redivive', 20 Jan. 1927
  • (fol. 3) two poems in Barfield's hand: one written in Greek, [King Stephen], and one written in Latin, 'Poema de XVI Animalibus arcem Noam intratibus', and initialled 'CSL, AOB, Jan. 1929'
  • (fols. 5-12) spoof exam questions for the College of Cretaceous Perambulators, written by J.R.R. Tolkien, in pencil; a second set of spoof exam questions, typed, with manuscript answers by C.S. Lewis, Apr. 1938
  • (fol. 99) Latin poem written for A.C. Harwood, 'to ACH: returning keys to him?'
  • (fols. 100-3) letter to Cecil and Marguerite Harwood, with poem entitled, 'Peacock Pie: for the 75th birthday of Walter de la Mare', 19 Aug. 1971
  • (fol. 172) letter from Walter Hooper about C.S. Lewis' work, 'The Dark Tower', 1974
  • letters and essays from various correspondents with some copies of Barfield's replies

Poems, 1930-40
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1105

Scope and Content:

Manila folder entitled, '1930-1940', containing the following poems:

  • 'Abundantia Cordis', annotated typescript
  • 'Ballade', carbon copy of typescript, annotated, 'Printed in The New Age', and the newspaper cutting which inspired the poem
  • 'Forty Winks', carbon copy of typescript
  • 'Grieve Not', manuscript
  • 'Harlequinade', carbon copy of typescript, annotated
  • 'Lilli Burlero (1933)', manuscript
  • 'Misunderstood', manuscript
  • 'Song', annotated typescript
  • 'Soul to Spirit', manuscript

Poems, 1940-50
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1106

Scope and Content:

Manila folder entitled, '1940-1950 (I)', containing the following poems:

  • 'April', typescript
  • 'At A Promenade Concert', carbon copy of typescript
  • 'The Blight', typescript
  • 'Bridge of Hominy', manuscript annotated by C.S. Lewis, and a typescript
  • 'Condescension', carbon copy of typescript, annotated
  • 'The Shower or Condescension', annotated typescript
  • 'The Connemara Pony Show', typescript
  • 'Enlightenment', typescript
  • 'Escapade', annotated typescript
  • 'Escape', manuscript
  • 'Fancy', typescript
  • 'Flirting', carbon copy of typescript, annotated
  • 'Hagar and Ishmael', annotated typescript
  • 'Heartbreaks', manuscript
  • 'Hominy', manuscript
  • 'In The Bar', renamed, 'Solicitor at the Bar', typescript
  • 'The Island', annotated typescript, 'from Owen Barfield / Danes Inn House / 265, Strand, W.C.2.', 1940
  • 'Love', typescript
  • 'Medusa', annotated typescript
  • 'The Merman', carbon copy of typescript
  • 'Messack Point', typescript
  • 'None Ever', typescript
  • 'The Oracle', typescript and carbon copy, 1949
  • 'Renovabitur ut Auilae Juventus', renamed, 'Middle Age', annotated typescript
  • 'Saturday (For Roger Fox)', carbon copy of typescript, annotated
  • 'Small Talk', carbon copy of typescript
  • 'Sonnet', carbon copy of typesccript
  • 'South', typescript
  • 'Spring Dawn, typescript
  • 'To A Female Client', manuscript
  • 'To D.G. Rossetti', typescript
  • 'To the Last Don', carbon copy of typescript, annotated, 'Sent to Punch. 2.XI.48, not accepted'
  • 'To the Old Adam (in middle age)', typescript
  • 'Translated! (Bottom speaks)', carbon copy of typescript, annotated
  • 'The Unpopular Poet to his Fancy', manuscript
  • 'A Visit to Beatrice', typescript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Moved by the music -' may be so - was I?', typescript and carbon copy
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'There are woes that Wells never set eyes on', manuscript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Will there be simply no more relaxation?', manuscript, 1944

Poems, 1940-50
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1107

Scope and Content:

Manila folder entitled, '1940-1950 (II)', containing the following poems:

  • 'The Doppelganger', New English Weekly, 33 (1947), 105, annotated, '1945'
  • 'Tradition in Poetry', New English Weekly, 32 (1946), 47, annotated, '1945'
  • 'Absence', typescript, 1945
  • 'Alarm and Excursion', typescript, 1945
  • 'Autolycus', typescript
  • 'Betty', typescript
  • 'The Braggarts', typescript
  • 'The Breakwater', typescript
  • 'Depersonalization', typescript
  • 'Dulce est Desipere', typescript
  • 'Envoi (To the Author of The Allegory of Love), carbon copy of typescript
  • 'Exchange Control', annotated typescript
  • 'A Fact', typescript, 1945
  • 'Famous Love Songs, annotated typescript
  • 'Fellow Feeling', title previously, 'Inspiration', annotated typescript
  • 'Good Morning!', typescript
  • 'Joseph's Dream', typescript
  • 'Lacquer', typescript
  • 'The March Hare', typescript
  • 'Multum in Parvo', typescript
  • 'The Nature of Joy', typescript
  • 'None Ever Prized Me', manuscript
  • 'Oh!', carbon copy of typescript
  • 'Parenthesis', typescript
  • 'The Partisans', typescript
  • 'Poetic Diction', typescript
  • 'The Preliminary Point', typescript
  • 'Sense of Proportion', typescript
  • 'Sex-Psychology', typescript
  • 'Sonnet', typescript
  • 'Sonnet', typescript
  • 'The Telephone Call', typescript
  • 'The Thesaurus', typescript
  • 'To A.N. Other (Instructions for "VB" Day)', typescript
  • 'To Betty', typescript
  • 'To Cupid', carbon copy of typescript
  • 'The Travelling Companion', typescript
  • 'Triolet', typescript
  • 'The Violin', typescript
  • 'Why?', typescript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'It may have been a dream: it may have been a prophesy', manuscript, annotated by C.S. Lewis
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Speak not: I am unready: neither cease', typescript

Poems, 1950-60
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1108

Scope and Content:

Manila folder entitled, '1950-1960', containing the following poems:

  • 'Bad Day', manuscript
  • 'Bad Day', renamed, 'Tomorrow and Tomorrow', manuscript annotated by C.S. Lewis
  • 'Beatitudes', typescript
  • 'Carmina Fingo', typescript
  • 'Closing Time', typescript
  • 'The Coming of Whitsun', carbon copy of typescript
  • 'Daybreak Over Lac Leman, carbon copy of typescript
  • 'Endearment', typescript
  • 'Epitaph of a Victorian Rector', signed typescript
  • 'Girl in Tube', carbon copy of typescript
  • 'In The Cemetery', typescript
  • 'In the Reference Room', manuscript and signed typescript
  • 'The Livelong Day', typescript
  • 'Marrow', typescript
  • 'The Nazi', renamed, 'Denazification', typescript
  • 'Peacock Pie', draft manuscript, typescript and carbon copy of typescript
  • 'Prayer for a new house', manuscript, 1954
  • 'Recalcitrance', annotated typescript
  • 'Risen (Noli Me Tangere)', manuscript
  • 'The Scarab', typescript
  • 'Video Meliora', carbon copy of typescript and photocopy
  • 'The Visitor', carbon copy of typescript
  • 'Waking Up', typescript
  • 'What is Eurhythmy?' annotated typescript
  • 'You're Wrong!', carbon copy of typescript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Light in the world', manuscript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'They dance overhead...', typescript, 1960

Poems, 1950-60
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1109

Scope and Content:

Manila folder entitled, 'In Horatian Metres (mainly 1950-60)', containing the following poems:

  • 'Al Fresco', annotated typescript
  • 'All You Brisk Young Men', photocopy of typescript
  • 'Amok', annotated typescript
  • 'Anima Leonardi', annotated typescript and carbon copy, with address on verso, 'Owen Barfield, 28, Menelik Road, N.W.2'
  • 'The Deathbed', carbon copy of typescript, annotated
  • 'Decontrol', signed typescript
  • 'Gravitas', typescript and carbon copy
  • 'Lux Mundi', annotated typescript
  • 'Meeting', annotated typescript
  • 'Piero di Cosmio's The Death of Procris', manuscript and typescript
  • 'Sapphics', carbon copy of typescript
  • 'Siamese Twins', manuscript and carbon copy of typescript, annotated
  • 'To a Young Beatrician Poet', carbon copy of typescript, annotated

'Riders on Pegasus', a retelling of the myth of Perseus and Andromeda, written [c.1950], carbon copy of typescript
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1110

Scope and Content:

Originally entitled, 'The Mother of Pesasus'. Address on title page, '28, Menelik Road / West Hampstead / London / N.W. 2'.


Poems, c.1950-86
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1111

Scope and Content:

The poems are mostly holograph but some of them were written out by his wife, Maud. Comprises:

  • 'Absence', manuscript, in Maud's hand
  • 'After a Wedding Reception', manuscript
  • 'Captivity', manuscript, in Maud's hand
  • 'Cross-Examination', carbon copy of manuscript
  • 'La Dame A Licorne', manuscript, in Maud's hand
  • 'Darling', carbon copy of manuscript
  • 'De Arca Noe', photocopy of manuscript, written by C.S. Lewis and Barfield in collaboration
  • 'Death-Wish', typescript
  • 'Do I Forget You?', 1980, carbon copy of manuscript
  • 'Enigma', carbon copy of manuscript
  • 'Her Letters', manuscript
  • 'The Honeymakers?', carbon copy of manuscript
  • 'In the Night', manuscript
  • 'It Seemed', carbon copy of manuscript
  • 'Letter in Verse', Aug. 1983, carbon copy of manuscript
  • 'Man Overboard', manuscript
  • 'Märchen', manuscript, 18 Feb. 1968
  • 'Meditation for Lovers', manuscript
  • 'On Coming Across Some Letters', carbon copy of manuscript
  • 'The Plaything', typescript, with manuscript corrections
  • 'Poetic Diction', manuscript, and carbon copy of manuscript with different title, 'Subjective and Objective'
  • 'A Problem of Expression', and 'Envoi', carbon copy of manuscript
  • 'Retrospect', manuscript, in Maud's hand
  • 'Return', 1981, carbon copy of manuscript
  • 'Safe', 15 Jan. 1984, carbon copy of manuscript
  • 'Silly Sonnet', manuscript
  • 'Song', carbon copy of manuscript
  • 'Sonnet', typescript
  • 'Stillbirth', carbon copy of manuscript
  • 'That and This', manuscript
  • 'To - ?', carbon copy of manuscript
  • 'The Widow's Mite', carbon copy of manuscript
  • 'Yes You Have Poems', manuscript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Again elusive dreams give place', manuscript and carbon copy of manuscript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'How can One be also Many?', carbon copy of manuscript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'I raise my eyes above my book', manuscript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'I would not have you mind', 10 Apr. 1986, manuscript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'If I should kneel before you', carbon copy of manuscript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Parted? He goes his way as one', manuscript
  • untitled draft poem, beginning, 'There's nothing new in hurts', manuscript, written on the back of an agenda, 1978
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Well, she is gone. No doubt of that.', manuscript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'What can I do?', manuscript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Why do you torture both yourself and me', Oct. 1950, manuscript, in Maud's hand

Poems, 1951
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1112

Scope and Content:

Manila folder entitled, 'Selected Poems (1951)', with a later annotation, 'I can't remember on what principle (if any) I selected these'. Contains the following typescript poems:

  • 'The Visitor'
  • 'Song of Anger'
  • 'Gender'
  • 'Medusa'
  • 'The Silent Piano (for E.B.)'
  • 'Love'
  • 'Sonnet'
  • 'Michaelmas'
  • 'Marrow'
  • 'Recalcitrance'
  • 'Funeral Oration'
  • 'The Blight'
  • 'Saturday (For Roger Fox)'
  • 'Semantics'
  • 'The Song They Sing'
  • 'Endearment'
  • 'Denazification'
  • 'Girl in Tube'
  • 'Middle Age'
  • 'The Deathbed'
  • 'Beatitudes'
  • 'Hagar and Ishmael'
  • 'Pavane'
  • 'Bridge of Hominy'
  • 'Pollaiuolo's Apollo and Daphne'
  • 'La Dame a Licorne'
  • 'O Heart of Man!'

Poems, manuscript and typescript, 1952-82
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1113

Scope and Content:

Kept in an envelope, 'After 1960 (Addl.)'. Comprises the following poems:

  • 'Absence', typescript, dated 1982
  • 'Can light be golden?', carbon copy of a typescript
  • 'Change and motion', carbon copy of a typescript
  • 'Come out of everything', manuscript
  • 'Communication by telephone', manuscript and carbon copy of a typescript
  • 'Cuckmere', typescript
  • 'Embers', manuscript
  • 'Gaudium magnum', two manuscript copies, one dated 1952
  • 'Good night', carbon copy of manuscript, dated Saturday 18 Feb.
  • 'I had an aunt', carbon copy of a typescript
  • 'Landfall', typescript
  • 'The sonnet and its uses or Marguerite as Teacher and Eurythmist', typescript
  • 'To - ', typescript
  • 'Unison', manuscript
  • 'Warum?', manuscript
  • 'Women's Liberation', typescript and carbon copy of a typescript
  • 'You ask for verse', manuscript and carbon copy of a typescript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Twenty-five years and more', manuscript

Poems, and translations of poetry, 1952-84
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1114

Scope and Content:

Manila folder entitled, 'After 1960 and Translations etc', containing translations of poetry from French, German, Italian and Latin, and the following original poems:

  • 'Beatitudes', typescript, initialled and dated, 1952
  • 'Can Light Be Golden?', manuscript, Autumn 1976
  • 'Change and Motion', typescript, 1977
  • 'The Clock', manuscript
  • 'Concerning Love Poetry', manuscript, 1983
  • 'Embers', carbon copy of typescript with manuscript corrections
  • 'The Eurythmist', manuscript, Jan. 1952
  • 'Exegi Monumentum', manuscript
  • Expression', manuscript and typescript, Spring 1977
  • 'Fan Letters', manuscript
  • 'From Memory', manuscript, 1984
  • 'Gizeh', manuscript, 1981, and carbon copy of typescript
  • 'G2', manuscript
  • 'I Had An Aunt', typescript
  • 'In', manuscript, and musical setting by Mark Mytton
  • 'It fades', manuscript
  • 'Jubilee', annotated typescript, Summer 1977
  • 'Landfall', typescript, 5 Sept. 1984
  • 'Leoni Keating', manuscript in Latin
  • 'Love of Woman', manuscript
  • 'The Meaning of Love', manuscript
  • 'Moments Before Sleep', manuscript, Summer 1976
  • 'Ne Plus Ultra', manuscript
  • 'Night and Morning', typescript
  • 'Old Age', manuscript
  • 'Old Iron', manuscript
  • 'Owen Barfield', manuscript
  • 'Passionate Love', manuscript
  • 'The Point', manuscript
  • 'Polarity', manuscript dated Spring 1978, and annotated typescript
  • 'Posterity', typescript
  • 'Prayer', typescript
  • 'Psalm 23 (modernised for an ongoing Church)', manuscript with notes, n.d.
  • 'Retirement', carbon copy of manuscript, Nov. 1984
  • 'Risen', two manuscripts, one signed, June 1953
  • 'Rust', annotated typescript
  • 'Sacrament', typescript
  • 'She', typescript, Summer 1978
  • 'Spurlos Versenkt', manuscript
  • 'Thoughts in a London Teashop', manuscript, 1981
  • 'To -', manuscript
  • 'To the Words that won't Come', manuscript
  • 'TV Programmes', manuscript and carbon copy of same
  • 'Unison', typescript and annotated carbon copy
  • 'Washing of Feet', manuscript
  • 'The Year Makes Answer', manuscript, Nov. 1969
  • '1982', two manuscript copies
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'The case of Anthony Blunt', 21 Nov. 1979, carbon copy of typescript, sent to The Times
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Come where I am. Be present now, I say', manuscript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Freedom is all. Discovery, you find', manuscript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'I have taken the bread', manuscript, with the newspaper cutting which inspired it, (The Times, 14 Feb. 1978)
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Light in the World', manuscript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Out of the mouth of the emptied of purpose', manuscript, 1982
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Pay, if you owe me aught, with words unspoken', manuscript, 1981
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Sensual? Not so. Greedy for tenderness', manuscript
  • untitled poem dedicated, 'To Richard Hocks, in expectation of a voyage across the Atlantic with him', manuscript, n.d.
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Why do I still remember that old dream', manuscript
  • untitled poem, beginning, 'Wisdom affirms that summer's dreaming days', manuscript, Summer 1976

'The Unicorn', long narrative poem, typescript, [1950s]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1115
Extent: 35 leaves

Scope and Content:

Address stamped on the title page, '28 Menelik Rd, N.W. 2'. Contains a manuscript review of the poem by Ruth Pitter.

C.4   Lectures, essays and reviews, 1920s-1991

C.4.1   Manuscript drafts, 1949-93

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1116-53


'Poetic Licence' with pencil note, 'Written as Preface to The Mother of Pegasus', Feb. 1949
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1116
Binding: 'Exercise Book Ruled Feint', stamped on lower cover, 'Partridge & Cooper Ltd'

Scope and Content:

With notes at the end of the notebook on the Holy Grail.


'Emerson College 1971 / Abortion Memorandum [Denver (2)]', 1971
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1117

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book, containing:

  • memorandum on the Abortion Act, 1971
  • notes on Rudolf Steiner's 'Twelve Moods'

'Cambridge Papers / ("G. Bruno & the Survival / of Learning") / Review of Piehler / in Medium Aevum', 1971
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1118

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book, containing:

  • 'Giordano Bruno and the Survival of Learning', article
  • a review of Paul Piehler, The Visionary Language, 1971

'Denver: "Comment" (1) / Review: Relig. & Decline of M.', c.1971-1972
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1119

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book, containing:

  • 'Comment' on abortion and embryology, c.1971
  • a review of Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic (1971)
  • notes for Hawkwood Lectures (Coleridge, Goethe & Steiner), 1972

'Denver Comment II / (WCT) / "Afterword" to P.D.', 1972
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1120

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book, containing:

  • 'Comment', 1972, in response to W.J.B. Owen's review of What Coleridge Thought (1971)
  • 'Afterword' for Poetic Diction (1972)

'Participation & Isolation / (2) / and Synopsis', c.1972
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1121

Scope and Content:

Some pages are missing from this exercise book. Blue exercise book, containing:

  • 'Participation and Isolation', notes and drafts of this article

'Matter, Imagination / and / Spirit. / Participation & Isolation / (1)', c.1972-4
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1122

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book, containing:

  • 'Matter, Imagination and Spirit', article, c.1974
  • 'Participation and Isolation', article, c.1972

'Language and Discovery', manuscript essay, [1973]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1123

Scope and Content:

First published in The Golden Blade (1973), 38-49.


'Coleridge's / Enjoyment of Words Denver Comment (3) / ("Iconology")', 1973
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1124
Custodial History: Stamped on back cover, 'Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book containing:

  • 'Coleridge's Enjoyment of Words', draft essay
  • 'Denver Quarterly', preparatory notes for 'Some Reflections on Iconology'
  • 'Some Relections on Iconology', draft article

'Poetry in Walter de la Mare', [c.1973]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1125
Custodial History: Stamped on front cover, 'Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book containing, 'Poetry in Walter de la Mare', draft article.


'Rudolf Steiner / and / Hegel', c.1973-1974
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1126

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book, containing:

  • 'Rudolf Steiner and Hegel', article, c.1973
  • notes on lectures that he attended given by the Churches' Fellowship for Spiritual & Paranormal Studies, 20 May 1974

'Herdecke (1973) / Ficino Review (1975)', 1973-5
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1127
Custodial History: Marked on front cover, 'A.O. Barfield / Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book, containing:

  • 'Herdecke Conference, Introductory Lecture', 1973
  • 'Ficino and the Florentine Academy', a review of The Letters of Marsilio Ficino, 1975

'Industry and the Law', 1974
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1128
Custodial History: Marked on front cover, 'A.O. Barfield / Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book, containing:

  • 'Industry and the Law', essay, [1974]
  • 'Memo on Third Circular of Royal Commission' on the rights of the unborn child, 18 Apr. 1974

'Trauma / of Materialism', 1974
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1129

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book, containing notes and a draft of his article, 'The Coming Trauma of Materialism'.


'SPUC Memorandum (1974) / Focus on Language (D.Q. 7) / SPUC Aide-Memoire (1975)', 1974-5
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1130

Scope and Content:

Beige exercise book, containing:

  • 'Memorandum on the Third Circular issued by the Royal Commission on Civil Liability and Compensation for Personal Injury', [1974]
  • notes for 'The Survival of English'
  • 'Focus on Language', draft article, 1974
  • 'Royal Commission on Civil Liability and Compensation for Personal Injury: aide-memoire of Mr. Owen Barfield's oral evidence on behalf of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children', 21 Feb. 1975

'C.S.L. & Historicism / C.S.L.'s Great Divorce', c.1975-6
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1131
Custodial History: Marked on front cover, 'A.O. Barfield / Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Beige exercise book, containing:

  • 'C.S. Lewis and Historicism', article, c.1975
  • 'Some Reflections on The Great Divorce of C.S. Lewis', article, c.1976

'Giant in Those Days / (M. Müller)', 1976
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1132
Custodial History: Stamped on front cover, 'Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Orange exercise book, containing a draft article about Max Müller, 'A Giant in Those Days'.


'Introduction / (to Coll. Essays) / Memoir (P. Mairet) / Reith Lectures', 1976
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1133
Custodial History: Stamped on front cover, 'Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Orange exercise book, containing:

  • draft introduction to Owen Barfield, The Rediscovery of Meaning, and other essays (1977)
  • recollections of Philip Mairet
  • 'The Reith Lectures, 1976'

'Nature of / Thought (Lecture) / Why / Reincarnation? / Vancouver Notes', 1978
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1134
Custodial History: Stamped on front cover, 'Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book, containing:

  • 'The Nature of Thought', lecture notes, Mar. 1978
  • 'Why Reincarnation?', lecture notes, May 1978
  • 'Modern Idolatry: The Sin of Literalness', lecture notes
  • 'The Force of Habit', lecture notes, delivered in Vancouver

'Jaynes Review / Introduction (A.C.H. Miscellany) / Ficino (2)', 1978-c.1979
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1135

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book, containing:

  • a review of Julian Jaynes, The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (1979)
  • introduction to The Voice of Cecil Harwood, ed. by Owen Barfield, Jan. 1978
  • a review of The Letters of Massilio Ficino, vol. 2 (1978)

'Review of Barth / on S.T.C. / "O.B. & the Origin of Language" / The Concept / of Revelation', c.1978-9
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1136

Scope and Content:

Some of the pages are loose. Orange exercise book, containing:

  • review of J. Robert Barth, The Symbolic Imagination (1978)
  • 'Owen Barfield and the Origin of Language', draft article, c.1978
  • 'The Concept of Revelation', draft article, c.1979

'Vancouver / I', 1979
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1137
Custodial History: Stamped on front cover, 'Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book, containing:

  • 'History of Ideas: Evolution of Consciousness', draft lecture, delivered in Vancouver
  • 'Modern Idolatry: The Sin of Literalness', draft lecture, delivered in Vancouver

'Vancouver / II', 1979
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1138
Custodial History: Stamped on front cover, 'Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book, containing:

  • 'Modern Idolatry: The Sin of Literalness', draft lecture, delivered in Vancouver
  • 'The Force of Habit', draft lecture, delivered in Vancouver

' "Poetic Licence" / (lecture) / (State Univ. of Missouri)', [1979]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1139

Scope and Content:

Orange exercise book, containing, 'Poetic Licence', draft lecture.


'1980-81 / Evolution / & / 2 kinds of forgetting (I)', 1980-1
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1140

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book, containing:

  • 'Evolution', lecture notes
  • 'Two Kinds of Forgetting', lecture notes

'1980-81 / Two Kind of / Forgetting (2) / Language, Ev. of Consc. etc / (Woodstock) / "Comment" ', 1980-1
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1141
Custodial History: Stamped on front cover, 'Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book, containing:

  • 'Two Kinds of Forgetting', continuation of lecture notes
  • 'Language, Evolution & Consciousness and the Recovery of Human Meaning', lecture notes
  • 'Comment' on Pope John Paul II's pronouncement on human sexuality
  • review of Mary Caroline Richards, Toward Wholeness, Dec. 1980

'1981-82 / E.L. G-W. / COL. in C21 / Werner Glas review / Orpheus (Foreword)', 1981-3
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1142
Custodial History: Stamped on front cover, 'Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book, containing:

  • a memoir of E. Grant-Watson
  • 'Coleridge in the 21st Century', draft article
  • review of Werner Glas, The Waldorf School Approach to History (1982)
  • foreword to Orpheus: A Poetic Drama (1983)

Draft lectures, 1982
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1143

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • draft notes on anthroposophy and eurythmy, for a lecture at the London School of Economics, 1982
  • manuscript lecture notes on anthroposophy and the evolution of consciousness, given to the Lindisfarne Association, 1982

'Meaning, rev. & Trad. / in Language & Religion / E.W. and / Saul Bellow / "The English Spirit" / (Introd.)', c.1982
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1144
Custodial History: Stamped on front cover, 'Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book, containing:

  • 'Meaning, Revelation and Tradition in Language and Religion', draft article, c.1982
  • introduction to D.E. Faulkner Jones, The English Spirit (1982)

'East, West and Saul Bellow', a review of Saul Bellow, The Dean's December (1983)
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1145

Scope and Content:

Signed draft manuscript review.


'M.L. Obit. / "Comment" Anth. Review / "Boundaries of Natural / Science": Solovyov / "Insight-Imagination" / (D. Sloan): Review', 1983-4
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1146
Custodial History: Stamped on front cover, 'Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book, containing:

  • obituary for Margerite Harwood-Lundgren, [1983]
  • letter on homosexuality for the Anthroposophical Review, 1984
  • review of Rudolf Steiner, The Boundaries of Natural Science (1983)
  • letter to the heir of Marguerite Harwood-Lundgren, [1984]
  • article on Vladimir Solovyov
  • review of Insight-Imagination, ed. by Douglas Sloan (1983)

Introductions and reviews, 1984-5
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1147
Custodial History: Stamped on front cover, 'Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Green exercise book, containing:

  • introduction to Rudolf Steiner's lectures, delivered 1922-3
  • introduction to Rudolf Steiner's Sedenkalender, [1985]
  • introduction to Rudolf Steiner, The Karma of Materialism (1985)
  • introduction to John Davy, Hope, Evolution and Change (1985)
  • review of David Daiches, God and the Poets (1984)
  • review of Peggy Rosenthal, Words and Values (1984)

' "Essential Steiner" (Review) Anth. & the Future / (Lecture)', 1984-7
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1148
Custodial History: Stamped on front cover, 'Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Dartford / Kent DR4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book, with some loose leaves, containing:

  • review of The Essential Steiner, ed. by Robert A. McDermott (1984)
  • 'Anthroposophy and the Future', lecture notes delivered at the Rudolf Steiner Institute, 1984
  • draft notes for a talk on C.S. Lewis, to be delivered at Oxford, Nov. 1985
  • possibly a draft letter, 'Response to Phronisterion', [1987]

Draft forewords and reviews, 1986-9
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1149

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book, containing:

  • 'Spenser Criticism'
  • 'Introduction (to Vol 5 Lit. Crit 1400-1800)'
  • 'Foreword (to The Form of Transformed Vision by Cutsinger), Dec. 1986
  • Preface to "Earth is a Seed", 15 Mar. 1987
  • 'Preface (to Sunspace by Olive Whicher)', Mar. 1987
  • review of Thomas Meyer, D.N. Dunlop: Ein Zeit und Lebensbild, [May 1989]

Draft book reviews, forewords and articles, 1989
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1150

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • review of Fritjof Capra, Uncommon Wisdom, 1989
  • afterword for ?Word and story in C.S. Lewis, edited by Peter J. Schakel and Charles A. Huttar (1991)
  • foreword for Ralph Twentyman, The science of art and healing (Edinburgh, 1989)
  • 'Recollections and observations', article, which was published in Child and Man 24.1 (Nov. 1989)

'Indexing', draft letter relating to Rudolf Steiner's attitude to indexes, 1989
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1151

Scope and Content:

This letter was submitted to Anthroposophy Today.


Draft forewords, 1989-91
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1152
Custodial History: Stamped on front cover, 'The Walhatch / Forest Row / East Sussex RH18 5AW'.

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book containing:

  • 'Afterword' for Thomas Meyer, D.N. Dunlop: A Man of Our Time, Nov. 1989
  • 'Foreword' to All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C.S. Lewis, 1922-7, ed. by Walter Hooper, May 1990
  • foreword to G. Knight, The Magical World of the Inklings (1990)
  • 'The Concept of Causality'
  • 'Introduction' to new edition of E. Grant Watson, The Mystery of Physical Life, May 1991
  • 'Foreword [or, perhaps better, Afterword?]' to an unidentified work

Part of a draft afterword for A Barfield Sampler: Poetry and fiction by Owen Barfield (1993)
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1153

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book containing the end of this afterword, pp. 4-6.

C.4.2   Typescript copies, 1920s-1991

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1154-6


Typescript lectures, essays and reviews, 1920s-70s
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1154

Scope and Content:

Comprises the following articles and lectures:

  • 'Abysses of Incomprehension', a review of Norman Fruman, Coleridge, the Damaged Archangel, carbon copy of typescript, with manuscript annotations, 1972
  • 'Anthroposophy / (The teaching of Rudolf Steiner)', typescript, 1920s
  • 'Appendix to the English Edition', carbon copy of typescript, 1975
  • 'The Art of Eurhythmy', carbon copy of typescript, with manuscript annotations, [?1920s]
  • 'Die Bewusstseinsseele und die Bewegung der Romantik', carbon copy of typescript, 3 June 1967
  • 'C.S. Lewis (An address given at Wheaton College, October 16, 1964)', photocopy of typescript, 1964
  • 'The Coming Trauma of Materialism', carbon copy of typescript, with manuscript corrections, [1974]
  • 'Comment', in reply to Prof. Wilson's review of What Coleridge Thought, carbon copy of typescript, 1972
  • 'The Concept of Revelation', lecture, typescript, with manuscript corrections, 1977
  • 'Concerning Sprachgestaltung and English Speech', signed carbon copy of typescript, Jan. 1958, with later copy, 1990
  • 'Death', essay, typescript, 'probably before 1930'
  • 'The Disappearing Trick', lecture, draft typescripts, with manuscript corrections, 1968
  • 'Faith', sermon delivered at Wadham College Chapel, Oxford, draft typescript, with manuscript corrections, 1967
  • 'A Giant in Those Days', carbon copy of typescript, 1976
  • 'Giordano Bruno and the Survival of Learning', draft typescript, with manuscript corrections, 1971
  • 'The Harp and the Camera', lecture, two draft typescripts, and a photocopied typescript, with letters relating to its delivery at various venues, 1967-9
  • 'Imagination and Inspiration', lecture, typescript, 1966

Typescript lectures, essays and reviews, 1920s-1970s
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1155

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • 'Industry and the Law', typescript, with manuscript corrections, 1974
  • 'The Influence of Language on Thought', radio broadcast, typescript, 1951
  • 'Introduction to Discussion on Steiner's Epistemology / Emerson Coll. 14.5.1977', manuscript notes
  • 'Language and History', notice of lecture series, University of Missouri, 1968-9
  • 'Language, History of Historicism', lecture series including, 'Words as Historical Objects', and 'Semantic Evolution', incomplete typescripts, with manuscript annotations, 1968
  • 'The Nature of Meaning', essay, carbon copy of typescript, annotated on title page with publication history, 'about 1935'
  • 'A Note on Pain', essay, signed manuscript, with typescript copy, 1920s-1930s
  • 'Participation and Isolation', draft typescript, with manuscript corrections, 1971
  • 'Philology and the Incarnation', lecture, typescript with manuscript corrections, 1964
  • 'Poetic Licence', lecture, carbon copy of typescript, with manuscript corrections, 1979 [see original version in blue exercise book, 1949]
  • 'The Politics of Abortion', carbon copy of typescript, with manuscript corrections, 1972
  • 'Psychography', typed transcript, with commentary by unidentified editor, originally written c.1948
  • review of Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, carbon copy of typescript, 1972
  • Royal Commission on Civil Liability and Compensation for Personal Injury, 'Memorandum on the third circular, photostat copy of typescript, 1974
  • 'Royal Commission on Civil Liability and Compensation for Personal Injury: Aide-memoire of Mr. Owen Barfield's oral evidence on behalf of the S.P.U.C.', carbon copy of typescript, 1975
  • 'St. James of Compostela', carbon copy of typescript, 1964
  • 'Semantic Evolution', lecture, draft typescripts with manuscript corrections, 1969
  • 'Snobbery', essay, carbon copy of typescript, with manuscript corrections, late 1940s
  • 'Some Reflections on Iconology', carbon copy of typescript, with manuscript corrections, 1973
  • 'Some Reflections on The Great Divorce of C.S. Lewis', carbon copy of typescript, with manuscript corrections, 1976
  • 'The Son of God and the Son of Man', lecture, draft manuscript notes and revised typescript, delivered in 1958 and 1969
  • review of Sukie Colegrave, The Spirit of the Valley (London, 1979), carbon copy of typescript, 1979
  • 'What did Coleridge mean by 'Polar Logic'?', lecture, typescript, 1968
  • 'William Blake (1757-1827)', carbon copy of typescript, [1957]
  • account of two memorable evenings, including his first meeting with J.R.R. Tolkien, sent to Barbara Reynolds, carbon copy of typescript, 1979
  • recollections of Ann Ellerton, carbon copy of typescript, 1979
  • reminiscences of Frieda von Uslar, carbon copy of typescript, n.d.
  • manuscript notes on Athenasius Kircher, n.d.

Typescript articles, essays, introductions and reviews, 1980-91
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1156

Scope and Content:

Pink folder containing:

  • articles, lectures and essays, comprising:
    • 'Anthroposophy and the Future', typescript, 1984
    • 'Comment', carbon copy of typescript for Towards, Nov. 1980
    • 'The Concept of Causality', 1990
    • 'Evolution', typescript, 1980, and a photocopy of a galley proof from Towards
    • 'The Inklings Remembered', for The World and I, computer printout, 1990
    • 'Interview with Owen Barfield', 1 Feb. 1985, photocopy for Towards
    • Interview of Owen Barfield for the conference, 'C.S. Lewis: Christian and Scholar', 1988, typed transcript of a recorded interview, see Dep. e. 559 for audio cassette
    • 'Language, Evolution of Consciousness and the Recovery of Human Meaning', typescript, 1980
    • 'Recollections and Observations', for Child and Man, 1989, computer printout
    • 'Science and Quality', carbon copy of typescript, 1980
    • 'Two Kinds of Forgetting', computer printout, 1981
    • response to an article on homosexuality, carbon copy of typescript, 1983
    • article on Rudolf Steiner for Parabola, carbon copy of typescript, Aug. 1984
    • letter to the editor of Towards, carbon copy of typescript, 1985
    • note on Bohm's work on imagination, carbon copy of typescript, 1986
  • introductions, prefaces and afterwords, comprising:
    • foreword to All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C.S. Lewis 1922-1927, ed. by Walter Hooper (1991), computer printout, 1990
    • afterword to T.H. Meyer, D.N. Dunlop: A Man of Our Time, computer printout, 1989
    • introduction to John Davy, Hope, Evolution and Change: Selected Essays (1985), typescript, 1985
    • introduction to Rudolf Steiner, The Karma of Materialism, typescript, 1985
    • introduction to Literary Criticism 1400-1800, vol. V, typescript, 1987
    • introduction to Vladimir Solovyov, The Meaning of Love (1984), carbon copy of typescript
    • introduction for E. Grant Watson, The Mystery of Physical Life, carbon copy of typescript, 1991
    • introduction to R. Twentyman, The Science and Art of Healing (1989), computer printout, 1989
    • introduction to A.P. Shepherd, A Scientist of the Invisible, carbon copy of typescript, 1982
    • preface to Olive Whicher, Sunspace (1988), photocopy of galley, Mar. 1987
    • preface to The Taste of the Pineapple: Essays on C. S. Lewis as Reader, Critic, and Imaginative Writer, edited by Bruce L. Edwards (1988), carbon copy of typescript, 1987
    • preface to Andrew J. Welburn, The Truth of Imagination (1989), typescript, Nov. 1987
    • afterword to Word and Story in C.S. Lewis, ed. by Peter J. Schakel and Charles A. Huttar (1991), computer printout with manuscript corrections, 1988
    • introduction to Rudolf Steiner's lectures, typescript, 1984
    • introduction to Gebert's book, 1989
  • reviews of:
    • Rudolf Steiner, The Boundaries of Natural Science, review entitled, 'Imagination and Science: A Review Essay', photostat copy for the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, [1984]
    • The Essential Steiner, ed. by Robert A. McDermott (1984), carbon copy of typescript, with manuscript corrections, for Towards
    • David Daiches, God and the Poets, carbon copy of typescript, 1985
    • A.P. Cottrell, Goethe's View of Evil, carbon copy of typescript, 1983
    • Insight-Imagination, ed. by Douglas Sloan, carbon copy of typescript, for Towards, 1984
    • Ernst Lehrs, Man or Matter, carbon copy of typescript for Anthroposophical Review, 1986
    • T.H. Levere, Poetry Realized in Nature, review entitled, 'Coleridge in the 21st Century', carbon copy of typescript, 1982
    • Morris Berman, The Re-enchantment of the World, carbon copy of typescript, 1981
    • Rudi Lissau, Rudolf Steiner: Life, Work, Path and Social Activities (1987), computer printout
    • S.C. Easton, The Testament of Xanthippus, carbon copy of typescript, 1986
    • Mary Caroline Richards, Toward Wholeness, carbon copy of typescript, 1980
    • Fritjof Capra, Uncommon Wisdom (1988), computer printout
    • W. Glas, The Waldorf School Approach to History, carbon copy of typesccript, 1982
    • Stephen Prickett, Words and "The Word" (1986), typescript, 1987
    • Peggy Rosenthal, Words and Values, carbon copy of typescript for Towards, 1985

C.5   Lectures 1818-1819: On the History of Philosophy, ed. by J. R. de J. Jackson, The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 8 (Princeton, 2000)

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1157-77, Dep. e. 539


Edited lectures, I-X, carbon copy of typescript, with manuscript annotations, 1980-4
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1157

Scope and Content:

Includes a page of Barfield's notes at the end.


'LECT XI TEXT as revised 1983 (with L[orna] A[rnold]', text of Lecture XI, 1983
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1158

Scope and Content:

A mixture of carbon copies of typescript, typescript and manuscript.


'LECT XI NOTES as revised 1983', footnotes for Lecture XI, and notes from Lorna Arnold, 1983-4
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1159

Scope and Content:

Carbon copies and typescript with manuscript corrections.


Footnotes for Lecture XI, with Lorna Arnold's revisions, 1983-4
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1160

Scope and Content:

Revised footnotes for Lecture XI; Lorna Arnold's revisions of the footnotes for Lecture XI, 1984, and a conspectus of footnotes for Lectures I-XI.


Text and footnotes for Lecture XII, 1983-5
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1161

Scope and Content:

Carbon copy typescript, with manuscript corrections.


Footnotes for lectures I-VI, c.1978-80
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1162

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book entitled, 'Text / (of Notes) / I'.


Footnotes for lectures VI-XIII, 1980
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1163

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book entitled, 'Text / (of Notes) / II'. Footnotes for Lecture XIII are loose at the end.


Footnotes for lectures VI and XII, carbon copies of typescript, [c.1983]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1164

Scope and Content:

Brown envelope entitled, 'VI / XII / replaced Notes'.


Footnotes for lectures I-VII, mainly revisions dated, 1984
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1165

Scope and Content:

Carbon copies and photocopies of typescript, with manuscript corrections. Originally in a ring binder entitled, 'Notes I'.


Footnotes for lectures VII-X, and Lorna Arnold's revisions, 1983-4
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1166

Scope and Content:

Carbon copies and photocopies of typescript, with manuscript corrections and Lorna Arnold's manuscript notes. Originally in a ring binder entitled, 'Notes II'.


Draft introduction for the lectures, and footnotes for Lecture XIV, [c.1982]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1167

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book entitled, 'STC / Introduction / Lect: XIV (Notes)'. The contents of the exercise book are not dated but some loose items are dated 1982.


Revisions to the text and footnotes of the lectures, with notes from Lorna Arnold, 1985
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1168

Scope and Content:

Yellow folder entitled, 'OUTSTANDINGS'.


Two photocopies of Appendix A, with manuscript notes, [1980s]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1169

Scope and Content:

Originally in a brown envelope entitled, 'N 25 / TS & MS'.


Appendices, foreword and introduction, 1982-9
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1170

Scope and Content:

Green folder entitled, 'Appendices / & / Introduction', containing Lorna Arnold's notes on Appendix A, 1982-5; carbon copies of notes to Appendix A, 1987; carbon copy of Appendix B; manuscript notes on the introduction, 1984; carbon copy typescript of the introduction, c.1986; carbon copy typescript of Lorna Arnold's foreword, with Barfield's manuscript revisions, [1989]; carbon copy typescript of Lorna Arnold's introduction, with her manuscript footnotes and Barfield's manuscript annotations, [1989].


Text of Appendix E, 1984
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1171

Scope and Content:

Note from Lorna Arnold; carbon copy typescript of Appendix E, and a typescript copy of parts of manuscript, BM Egerton 2801. Folder entitled, 'Egerton 2801'.


Notes on Coleridge's marginalia in Tennemann, Stanley and Heinroth, 1966
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1172

Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • typescript edition of Coleridge's marginalia in a copy of William Gottlieb Tennemann, Geschichte der Philosophie, with pencil annotations by Barfield
  • edition of Coleridge's marginalia in a copy of Thomas Stanley, The History of Philosophy (1701), photocopy of typescript, with pencil annotations by Barfield, photocopied July 1966
  • edition of Coleridge's marginalia in a copy of Johann Christian Heinroth, Lehbuch der Anthropologie (1822), photocopy of typescript, with pencil annotations by Barfield

Working papers, 1969-86, mostly 1980-2
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1173

Scope and Content:

Includes Kathleen Coburn's notes, research, copies of relevant publications, and letters from colleagues, Orange folder entitled, 'S.T.C. / Memoranda / etc.', with a red exercise book, 'S.T.C. / MSS. (3)', dated 1969.


Background material on Coleridge, 1978-85
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1174

Scope and Content:

Originally in a brown envelope entitled, 'S.T.C. / General', containing:

  • transcriptions of J.H. Green, 'Two Lectures on Beauty', originally published in 1843, copy made 1978
  • review by Stephen Happel, of various works on Coleridge, Religious Studies Review, 6.3 (1980), 201-10
  • exhibition catalogue, S.T. Coleridge 1772-1834 Poet & Explorer (Trustees of Dove Cottage, 1984)
  • notes by Craig W. Miller relating to Coleridge's lectures, photocopies, 1985

Notebook, 1982-4
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1175
Binding: Quarter blue cloth, 'Challenge Duplicate Book', with carbon paper

Scope and Content:

Containing queries, lists of things to do, quotations, references, and details of relevant works.


Index cards containing relevant references and quotations, arranged alphabetically, [?1980s]
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 539

Correspondence mainly with Kathleen Coburn and Lorna Arnold, 1971, 1978-97
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1176

Scope and Content:

Also includes correspondence with Elizabeth Powers and Robin Jackson, 1993, who took over responsibility for the publication.


Correspondence with Craig Miller, 1971-92
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1177

C.6   What Coleridge Thought (Wesleyan University Press, 1971), notes and drafts, 1960-73

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1178-95


Research notes, and correspondence, 1960-70
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1178

Scope and Content:

Manila folder entitled, 'S.T.C. / Bruno', containing four exercise books, containing notes relating to Giordano Bruno's polar logic, and its influence on Coleridge; also correspondence with colleagues on the same topic, 1967-70.


Research notes, 1965-70
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1179

Scope and Content:

Manila folder entitled, 'Materia / Estesiana / ( + "De Verbo" etc.) / Schiller's / Aesth. Briele (partial)', containing press cuttings, photocopies of relevant works and manuscript notes on Coleridge and instinct, logic, polarity, Giordano Bruno and Schiller.


Research notes, arranged alphabetically, 1966-73
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1180

Scope and Content:

Manuscript and typescript notes, letters, newspaper cuttings, and related material. Most of the material is arranged alphabetically by subject.


Research notes, arranged alphabetically, 1966-70
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1181

Scope and Content:

Originally in a grey folder entitled, 'S.T.C. / Slips / & / Exercise Books'. The notes are arranged alphabetically by subject.


Outline notes, 1966-8
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1182

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book entitled, 'STC / Notes (1)', and stamped on the front cover, 'Westfield / Hartley / Nr. Dartford, Kent'.


Outline notes, 1969-70
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1183

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book entitled, 'STC / NOTES (2)'.


Drafts of chapters 1-3, [c.1970]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1184

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book entitled, 'STC / I', and stamped on the front cover, 'Westfield / Hartley / Nr. Dartford, Kent'.


Drafts of chapters 3-4, [c.1970]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1185

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book entitled, 'STC / II', and stamped on the front cover, 'Westfield / Hartley / Nr. Dartford, Kent'.


Drafts of chapters 4-5, [c.1970]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1186

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book entitled, 'STC / III', and stamped on the front cover, 'Westfield / Hartley / Nr. Dartford, Kent'.


Drafts of chapters 6-7, [c.1970]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1187

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book entitled, 'S.T.C. / IV', and stamped on the front cover, 'Westfield / Hartley / Nr. Dartford, Kent'.


Drafts of chapters 7-8, [c.1970]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1188

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book entitled, 'S.T.C. / V', and stamped on the front cover, 'Westfield / Hartley / Nr. Dartford, Kent'.


Drafts of chapters 8-9, [c.1970]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1189

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book entitled, 'S.T.C. / VI', and stamped on the front cover, 'Westfield / Hartley / Nr. Dartford, Kent'.


Drafts of chapter 10, [c.1970]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1190

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book entitled, 'S.T.C. / VII', and stamped on the front cover, 'Westfield / Hartley / Nr. Dartford, Kent'.


Drafts of chapter 11, [c.1970]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1191

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book entitled, 'S.T.C. / VIII', and stamped on the front cover, 'Westfield / Hartley / Nr. Dartford, Kent'.


Drafts of chapters 12-13, [c.1970]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1192

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book entitled, 'S.T.C. / IX', and stamped inside front cover, 'Westfield / Hartley / Nr. Dartford, Kent'.


Drafts of appendix on 'Polar Logic', and of the introduction, [c.1970]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1193

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book entitled, 'S.T.C. / X', and stamped on the front cover, 'Westfield / Hartley / Nr. Dartford, Kent'.


Draft of appendix on 'Polar Logic', [c.1970]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1194

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book entitled, 'S.T.C. / XI', and marked on the front cover, 'A.O. Barfield / Westfield / Hartley / Nr. Dartford, Kent'. All the leaves are loose.


Notes for chapter 13, and addenda, [c.1970]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1195

Scope and Content:

Pink exercise book entitled, 'S.T.C. / Encounter Article / Addenda / & / Corrigenda', and marked on the front cover, 'Mr. Owen Barfield / Westfield / Hartley / Nr. Dartford, Kent'. Also contains a draft review, 'Coleridge Collected', which was published in Encounter, 35 (1970).

C.7   Translations, 1970-86

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1196-8


Draft manuscript translation of Rudolf Steiner, The Case for Anthroposophy: Selections from 'Von Seelenrätseln', 1970
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1196
Binding: Blue spiral bound notebook
Custodial History: Inscribed inside upper board, 'O. Barfield', and stamped, 'Westfield, Hartley, Nr. Dartford, Kent'.

Scope and Content:

With carbon copy of a letter from M. Raffé, a typist, 1969.


Notebook containing notes and draft translations of Rudolf Steiner's poems for, 'The Year Participated', [c.1984-6]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1197
Extent: 95 leaves
Binding: Blind-ruled black calf, marbled endpapers, label on upper pastedown, 'Buck & Wootton, 126, Westminster Rd, London, S.E.'

Scope and Content:

Also includes notes (fols. 57v-62) on the disposition of his books, furnitures and other belongings, 1986.


Notebook containing draft translations of Rudolf Steiner's poems, [1970s]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1198

Scope and Content:

There are verse translations for Calendar of the Soul and for Guidance in Esoteric Training (London, 1972). Many of the leaves are loose.

C.8   Notes: philosophical, literary and personal, 1922-90

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1199-1225, Dep. d. 945-7, Dep. e. 540-58

Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.

Research notes for Poetic Diction, 1922-6
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 945

Scope and Content:

Includes lists of books read, notes made from them, research notes, notes on economics and word lists.


Botanical notes, with date and place of sightings of specific plants, 1925-31
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1199

Notepad, 1929
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 540
Custodial History: Inscribed inside front cover, 'O. Barfield, Long Crendon, Thame, Oxon'.

Scope and Content:

Contains philosophical notes, quotations, details of books to read and a record of his dreams.


Red exercise book containing, 'Notes on Economics Course', [1920s]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1200
Custodial History: Inscribed inside front cover, 'Owen Barfield / 19, Wildwood Road / London, N.W. 11'. This address was later crossed out and changed to, 'Long Crendon / Thame, Oxon'.

Scope and Content:

Possibly research notes for Poetic Diction.


'Common Places', a commonplace book containing quotations, [1920s]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1201
Extent: 103 leaves
Binding: Quarter black cloth, stiffened papered covers
Custodial History: Inscribed on the fly-leaf, 'Owen Barfield, 9 New St., Dorset Square, N.W.1', later crossed out and changed to, 'Long Crendon, Thame Oxon'

Scope and Content:

Written in English, Latin, Greek, Italian, German and French.


Notebook containing quotations and notes on 'Human Consciousness', [1920s-1970s]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1202
Extent: 157 pages
Binding: Green cloth boards
Custodial History: Inscribed on fol. 1, 'Owen Barfield, 19 Wildwood Road, N.W. 11'. This was crossed out and changed to, '265 Strand, WC 2'. This was later crossed out and replaced with, 'Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, Kent, DA4 9LF'.

Scope and Content:

Loose notes were removed from between pp. 126-7 and placed in Dep. c. 1203.


Loose notes removed from Dep. c. 1202, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1203

Notebook containing quotations on the church and faith, [?1920s] and 1983
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 541
Extent: 55 leaves
Binding: Quarter red calf, green cloth boards

Scope and Content:

Also contains later 'Quaerenda' [Queries], probably relating to an edition of What Coleridge Thought, 1983.


Notepad, 1930-57
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 542

Scope and Content:

Contains notes of books to read, quotations and a record of his dreams. The cover is missing and some pages are loose or damaged.


Notepad, 1933-9
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 543

Scope and Content:

Contains details of books to read, quotations and memoranda of things to do.


Notepad, 1936-53
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 544

Scope and Content:

Contains quotations, details of books to read and a record of his dreams.


Notepad, 1939-43
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 545

Scope and Content:

Recording mileage; list of people and organisations to notify of change of address; details of books to read; notes on news items relating to the war; notes on an Anthroposophical Association meeting; literary and philosophical quotations.


Correspondence, notes and articles, 1943-85
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1204

Scope and Content:

Brown envelope entitled, 'Retained from General Discard (1985)', containing: a 'Terrier Memo Book, with notes on how to deliver a lecture, notes on Goethe, memoranda and notes on his legal case-load, 1943-55; newspaper articles, 1960-85; manuscript notes and a series of poems entitled, 'Meditation (Trees)'.


Notepad, [?1945]
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 546

Scope and Content:

Contains quotations, interesting words and details of books to read.


Notepads, 1947-54
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 547

Scope and Content:

Loose leaves from various notepads, containing quotations, lists of words, details of books to read and a record of his dreams.


Notes on the origins of language and of speech, 1947-84
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1205

Scope and Content:

Green folder entitled, 'WORDS etc., including Hardie's Corrections to History in English Words'. Containing: manuscript notes on the origins of language; typescript lecture, 'The Origin of Speech', 1954; correspondence, 1950-84, articles and newspaper cuttings relating to language and speech.


Five small note pads, containing quotations and book titles, 1950-65
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1206

Notepad, 1953-4
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 548

Scope and Content:

Contains details of books to read, quotations, the meaning of words and a record of his dreams.


Notebook entitled, 'II New Index Numbers' and later used for Christmas Card Roster, 1953-76
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1207
Extent: 51 leaves

Scope and Content:

The first section of the notebook contains index entries, S-Z, for an unidentified work, and is undated. The second part of the notebook contains his Christmas card lists, 1953-76.


Notebook containing quotations and notes for Saving the Appearances, c.1954-6
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1208

Scope and Content:

Green notebook, entitled, 'S/A Notes'.


Notebook containing scientific and philosophical notes, memoranda, poems and quotations, 1956-67
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 549
Binding: Green cloth boards, spine and lower board missing

Notes on the conflict between Christianity and science, [1957]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1209
Binding: Pink patterned exercise book, stamped inside front cover, 'Partridge & Cooper Ltd., 191-192, Fleet St, EC4'.

Scope and Content:

Annotated on p. 1, 'I think these Notes turned into 'Saving the Appearances'. Loose sheets from the end of the notebook were placed in Dep. c. 1210.


Loose notes removed from Dep. c. 1209, [1957]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1210

Notepad, 1957-61
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 550
Binding: Black cloth, stiffened paper covers, stamped on fol. 1, 'Partridge & Cooper Ltd.'

Scope and Content:

Contains quotations, details of books to read, and a record of his dreams.


'Herclitus, Plato, Aristotle', notes on classical and modern philosophers, [1950s-1960s]
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 946
Extent: iv + 227 pages
Binding: Quarter cloth, marbled boards; label on front pastedown, 'W. Straker Ltd., printers, stationers, account book makers &c. London, E.C. & branches'
Custodial History: Stamped on fol. i, 'A.O. Barfield, / Westfield, / Hartley, / Nr. Dartford, Kent. England'

Scope and Content:

Loose leaves, 1954-65, placed in a separate envelope.


Notepad, 1963
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 551

Scope and Content:

Contains brief notes of committee meetings, and lists of things to do.


'Chartres & Dionysius', notes on the same and poetry at the back of the volume, 'Ripon 1963'
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1211
Extent: 14 leaves
Binding: 'The "College" Exercise Book'
Custodial History: Stamped on front cover, 'Westfield / Hartley / Nr. Dartford, Kent, England'.

Notes on death and plants, 1965-6
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1212
Extent: 18 leaves
Binding: 'Silvine Exercise Book'

'Notes of Reading', 1965-8
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1213
Extent: 76 pages
Binding: 'Silvine Exercise Book'

Lecture notes and reading list, 1966-8
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1214

Scope and Content:

Brown envelope entitled, 'Lec. Notes / 1967/8'. Also includes a carbon copy of a letter to Mr. Mood, 1966.


Notepad, 1968-9
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 552

Scope and Content:

Contains philosophical notes, quotations, details of books to read and a record of his dreams.


Notepad, 1969-71
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 553

Scope and Content:

Contains quotations and details of books to read.


Summary of Thomas Aquinas, 'De Differentia Divini Verbi et Humani', [1960s]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1215
Custodial History: Inscribed on manuscript title page, 'Owen Barfield / Westfield / Hartley / Dartford, Kent / England'. Another address was added underneath in pencil, 'Drew University, Madison, N.J.'

Scope and Content:

Brown envelope entitled, 'De Verbo', containing a typescript copy of the above work, and of Aquinas's, 'De Natura Verbi Intellectus'.


Lecture notes on the origins of language, and the meaning of words [late 1960s]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1216
Extent: 41 leaves
Binding: 'Silvine Exercise Book'

Scope and Content:

Includes a loose letter (fol. 29v) from his brother, Harry, 1970.


Notepad, 1972-3
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 554

Scope and Content:

Contains philosophical notes, quotations, details of books to read and a record of his dreams. The cover is missing and some pages are loose.


Notepad, 1973-5
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 555

Scope and Content:

Contains quotations and a record of his dreams. The spine is damaged and some of the leaves are loose.


An introduction and notes, 1975-88
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1217

Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • manuscript notes on Craig Miller, 1975
  • manuscript notes on the 'Great War' correspondence with C.S. Lewis, 1988

Notepad, 1976-81
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 556

Scope and Content:

Contains quotations, philosophical notes, details of books to read and a record of his dreams.


Notepad, 1978-9
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 557

Scope and Content:

Contains notes on books, quotations, and philosophical notes.


Descriptions of his dreams, 1988-90
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1218
Extent: 3 leaves

'Grail / Talk', notebook containing notes on prayer and personal devotion, followed by notes on the legend of the Holy Grail, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1219

'S[exual] Ethics & S[exual] Metaphysics', notes, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1220
Extent: 3 leaves

Notepad, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 558

Scope and Content:

Loose leaves from a notepad, containing quotations, lists of words, and details of books to read.


'Notes on English Writers', n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1221
Extent: 26 leaves
Binding: Quarter green cloth, black papered boards
Custodial History: Bookplate on upper board, 'Owen Barfield'.

Scope and Content:

An index book, containing brief notes on writers, their covering dates, significant works and interesting quotations by or about them.


Notebook containing a philosophical treatise entitled, 'De Toto et Parte', with pencil comments by C.S. Lewis (fols. 2-3), n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 947
Extent: 161 leaves
Binding: Quarter red cloth, black watered boards, stamped on upper pastedown, 'Wm. Hunt / 18, Broad Street / Oxford'

Scope and Content:

Also contains (fols. 34-5) Hebrew vocabulary, and (fols. 150-3) notes on, 'Goethe, Nature & Science'. A number of loose leaves were removed from the volume and placed in Dep. c. 1222.


Notes for 'De Toto et Parte', being loose leaves removed from Dep. d. 947, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1222

Scope and Content:

Comprising manuscript notes for the arguments put forward in 'De Toto et Parte', together with two photocopied pages of C.S. Lewis' manuscript comments, 'Commentarium in Tractatum De Toto et Parte'.


Diagram for 'Summa', title in Greek, written in Greek and English, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1223
Extent: 2 leaves

Notebook containing notes on Rudolf Steiner's lectures, 1914-17, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1224

Scope and Content:

Entitled, 'O. Barfield / Private Notes'.


Notebook containing quotations and addresses, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1225
Extent: 75 leaves

D   Legal papers, [1885-1980]

D.1   Personal documents

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1226


Certificates of birth, marriage and death, [1885-1980]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1226

Scope and Content:

Comprises the following documents:

  • copy birth certificate, issued 1918, for Matilda Christian Douie, born 3 Mar. 1885
  • copy birth certificate, issued 1978, for Arthur Owen Barfield, born 9 Nov. 1898
  • marriage certificate for Arthur Owen Barfield and Matilda Christian Douie, 11 Apr. 1923, endorsed with a note of its exhibition in the adoption of Lucy Jane Barfield, 1937
  • death certificate for Matilda Christian Barfield, 13 Feb. 1980

E   Photographs, c.1887-1998

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1227-33

Note: All dimensions are in millimetres.

Scope and Content:

See also Dep. c. 1238 for photographs of Owen Barfield.


Family photographs, [c.1887-1950s]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1227
Extent: 49 leaves

Scope and Content:

Black and white photographs in date order, comprising:

  • (fol. 1) Maud Douie (future wife) as a child, ferrotype, [c.1887] (83 x 69)
  • (fol. 2) Barbara (sister), Arthur (father), Harry (brother), Diana (sister), Elizabeth (mother) and Owen, sent on a postcard to Mrs. Webb of 25 Elm Park Road, Finchley, for her birthday, postmarked 10 Oct. 1906 (88 x 136)
  • (fol. 3) Barbara and Diana (sisters), mounted studio portrait by Hellis & Sons, London, [c.1906] (27 x 56)
  • (fol. 4) ?family group, sent as a postcard to Miss Barfield of Athenaeum Rd, Whetstone, postmarked 1908 (74 x 75)
  • (fol. 5) group of women campaigning for female emancipation; Elizabeth Barfield (mother) is marked with a cross, [early 1900s] (78 x 135)
  • (fol. 6) Barbara (sister), mounted studio portrait by 'L. McLennon, N. Finchley' (130 x 78)
  • (fol. 7) Owen, aged 20, in military uniform, studio portrait by Hill & Saunders, Oxford, [c.1918] (137 x 86)
  • (fol. 8) Owen, aged 20, in military uniform, studio portrait by Hill & Saunders, Oxford, [c.1918] (136 x 86)
  • (fol. 9) Owen in military uniform, standing in woodland, [c.1918] (86 x 60)
  • (fol. 10) three soldiers, Owen possibly far right, [c.1918] (85 x 61)
  • (fol. 11) Owen riding a horse, possibly in France, [c.1918] (109 x 69)
  • (fol. 12) Owen as a young man, standing in the garden, [1920s] (108 x 64)
  • (fol. 13) Owen as a young man, walking the dog, Angus, at Swanage, endorsed by Maud, [c.1923] (140 x 89)
  • (fol. 14) Maud (wife), studio portrait, 'Regent Portraits Ltd.', endorsed by her, 'Taken the same day as Alexander's in Regent St.', [1929] (137 x 84)
  • (fol. 15) Alexander (son) as a baby, studio portrait, 'Langfield London NW3', [c.1929] (151 x 102
  • (fol. 16) Alexander (son) as a baby, studio portrait, 'Langfield London NW3', [c.1929] (152 x 103)
  • (fol. 17) Maud (wife) holding Alexander (son), outside the Elms, Long Crendon, endorsed by Maud, [c.1930] (98 x 74)
  • (fol. 18) Owen with Alexander (son), outside Air Hill, Long Crendon, endorsed by Maud in ink and by Owen in pencil, [c.1931] (100 x 116)
  • (fol. 19) Alexander (son) having a drink, outside the Elms, Long Crendon, endorsed by Maud, 'Happy days!', [c.1931] (111 x 68)
  • (fol. 20) Alexander (son), outside the Elms, Long Crendon, endorsed by Owen, [c.1931] (69 x 112)
  • (fol. 21) Alexander (son) and Maud (wife), outside Croft House, Long Crendon, endorsed by Maud, [c.1931] (109 x 84)
  • (fol. 22) Owen and Alexander (son) on the beach at Perranporth, endorsed by Maud, July 1931 (79 x 104)
  • (fol. 23) Alexander (son) outside the cottage, Air Hill, Long Crendon, endorsed by Maud, [c.1931] (85 x 110)
  • (fol. 24) Maud (wife) and Alexander (son) picking cabbages in the garden, [c.1932] (78 x 52)
  • (fol. 25) Cecil Harwood, C.S. Lewis, Walter O. Field, Eric Beckett and Alan Hanbury-Sparrow, on a walking tour in Wales, photograph taken by Owen Barfield, [c.1935] (111 x 68)
  • (fol. 26) Cecil Harwood, C.S. Lewis, Walter O. Field, Eric Beckett and Alan Hanbury-Sparrow, on a walking tour in Wales, photograph taken by Owen Barfield, [c.1935] (56 x 83)
  • (fol. 27) Elizabeth (mother), ?Barbara (sister), Alexander (son), and Arthur (father), [mid-1930s] (66 x 111)
  • (fol. 28) Owen, Elizabeth (mother), standing, one of his sisters and Arthur (father), in Knaresborough, [mid-1930s] (88 x 54)
  • (fol. 29) Alexander (son) and Lucy (daughter) in the garden, [c.1937] (112 x 70)
  • (fol. 30) Alexander (son) and Lucy (daughter) playing on a toy engine outside 16 Buckland Crescent, endorsed by Maud, [c.1937] (64 x 109)
  • (fol. 31) Alexander (son) and Lucy (daughter) playing on a toy engine outside 16 Buckland Crescent, endorsed by Maud, [c.1937] (63 x 108)
  • (fol. 32) Elizabeth (mother), standing in the garden, [?1930s] (111 x 68)
  • (fol. 33) Elizabeth (mother), standing in the garden, [?1930s] (90 x 62)
  • (fol. 34) Lucy in fancy dress, with her pet dog, Tiny, on a postcard, endorsed by ?Maud, Sept. 1941 (124 x 88)
  • (fol. 35) Lucy (daughter), Josefa (Spanish Civil War refugee) and boy (unidentified), with Raff the dog, [c.1939], endorsed by Owen, '1940?' (67 x 114)
  • (fol. 36) Alexander (son) with Raff the dog, at Long Crendon, endorsed by Maud, [c.1939] (114 x 69)
  • (fol. 37) Alexander (son) on a horse, possibly at Long Crendon, [early 1940s] (69 x 59)
  • (fol. 38) Alexander (son) in his riding outfit, studio portrait, endorsed by Maud, [early 1940s] (127 x 88)
  • (fol. 39) Lucy (daughter), Mrs Henderson, and Alexander (son), paddling on the beach, endorsed by Maud, [c.1940] (112 x 70)
  • (fol. 40) Lucy (daughter) far right, with friends, endorsed with the date, Sept. 1945 (50 x 77)
  • (fol. 41) Lucy (daughter), studio portrait, 'Weitzmann Studio, 12, Northways Parade, Swiss Cottage, Finchley Rd, London, NW3', [c.1947] (140 x 89)
  • (fol. 42) Alexander (son) and Owen lying on a hilltop, endorsed by Maud, [c.1945] (66 x 113)
  • (fol. 43) Jeffrey (son), [?1940s] (69 x 54)
  • (fol. 44) Alexander (son), in the garden at Westfield, endorsed by Maud, [late 1950s] (113 x 68)
  • (fol. 45) Owen in the countryside, [?1950s] (113 x 69)
  • (fol. 46) Owen, standing by a ruined church, [?1950s] (113 x 67)
  • (fol. 47) Lucy (daughter) performing ballet in the garden, [?1950s] (105 x 61)
  • (fol. 48) Lucy (daughter) performing ballet in the garden, [?1950s] (106 x 62)
  • (fol. 49) Maud with family dog performing tricks, n.d., and Maud in WW1 uniform with family dog, [c.1914-18], two photographs glued together (81 x 106)

Family photographs, 1960s-1986
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1228
Extent: 71 photographs and 1 slide

Scope and Content:

The photographs are colour unless stated otherwise. Comprises the following photographs:

  • (fol. 1) Alexander (son), Owen, Margarita (daughter-in-law) and Maud (wife), in the garden at Westfield, Kent, black and white photograph, [1963] (67 x 109)
  • (fol. 2) Lexington Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Owen and Maud were living, heavy snowfall, Jan. 1966 (88 x 128)
  • (fol. 3) Owen in a ?London street, flanked by two friends, developed Mar. 1966 (88 x 91)
  • (fol. 4) Owen in a ?London street, flanked by two friends, developed Mar. 1966, slightly blurred (89 x 89)
  • (fol. 5) Owen, Mary Miller and Maud (wife), Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada, 15 June 1966, colour slide
  • (fol. 6) Maud (wife), Owen and Carl Ridd, Cambridge, Massachusetts, developed Aug. 1966 (88 x 128)
  • (fol. 7) Owen dressed in cap and gown, at Hamilton College, New York, developed June 1968 (76 x 78)
  • (fol. 8) Maud playing with a dog at Hamilton College, New York, developed May 1968 (127 x 88)
  • (fol. 9) Owen (on the right) at an ?American university, [c.1968] (127 x 89)
  • (fol. 10) Owen (on the right) at an ?American university, [c.1968] (127 x 89)
  • (fol. 11) Owen and Maud (wife), who is holding a cat, Starlight, 1969 (127 x 89)
  • (fol. 12) Alexander (son) standing in the garden at Westfield, Hartley, Dartford, black and white photograph, endorsed by Maud, [1950s] (116 x 89)
  • (fol. 13) Maud (wife), Owen and Margarita (daughter-in-law), sitting outside 32 Cleaver Street, London, black and white photograph, [1960s] (90 x 126)
  • (fol. 14) Owen and Alexander (son), standing in the garden, black and white photograph, [?1960s] (90 x 125)
  • (fol. 15) Owen standing outside, [?1960s] (128 x 88)
  • (fol. 16) Maud, Alexander (son), Owen (grandson) and Margarita (daughter-in-law), sitting in the garden at Westfield, Hartley, Dartford, endorsed by Maud, [c.1970] (89 x 90)
  • (fol. 17) Lucy, endorsed by Owen Barfield, [?1960s] (125 x 88)
  • (fol. 18) Alexander (son) and his son, Owen jr, black and white photograph, [c.1971] (90 x 126)
  • (fol. 19) Owen, Alexander (son) and Owen jr (grandson), standing outside, black and white photograph, [c.1972] (90 x 126)
  • (fol. 20) Owen, Margarita (daughter-in-law) and Owen jr (grandson), standing outside, black and white photograph, [c.1972] (90 x 126)
  • (fol. 21) Margarita (daughter-in-law), Maud (wife) and Owen, standing in the garden, 1974 (88 x 127)
  • (fol. 22) Owen and Owen jr (grandson), standing in the garden, Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, 1974 (127 x 88)
  • (fol. 23) Maud (wife) and Owen jr (grandson), sitting in the lounge, [mid-1970s] (89 x 124)
  • (fol. 24) Owen and Owen jr (grandson), sitting in the lounge, [mid-1970s] (89 x 124)
  • (fol. 25) Owen and Maud (wife), June 1977 (112 x 88)
  • (fol. 26) Tom Kranidas and Owen, endorsed by Mrs. Reddick, June 1977 (88 x 66)
  • (fol. 27) Lucy on her wedding day, with three friends, 1978 (89 x 123)
  • (fol. 28) Lucy and her husband, Bevan Rake, on their wedding day, 1978 (89 x 123)
  • (fol. 29) Lucy and her husband, Bevan Rake, on their wedding day, 1978 (89 x 123)
  • (fol. 30) Owen and Margarita (daughter-in-law) outside the church at Lucy's wedding, 1978 (123 x 89)
  • (fol. 31) Owen and Margarita (daughter-in-law) outside the church at Lucy's wedding, 1978 (123 x 89)
  • (fol. 32) Margarita on the left (daughter-in-law) and Maud, supported by two friends, outside the church at Lucy's wedding, 1978 (89 x 125)
  • (fol. 33) Margarita on the right (daughter-in-law), outside the church at Lucy's wedding, 1978 (89 x 124)
  • (fol. 34) Margarita (daughter-in-law) and Owen jr (grandson), at Lucy's wedding, 1978 (89 x 125)
  • (fol. 35) Owen and Maud (wife), standing in a park, [?1970s] (89 x 88)
  • (fol. 36) Maud (wife) and Owen, sitting indoors with a cat and a dog, [?1970s] (88 x 86)
  • (fol. 37) duplicate of fol. 36, endorsed by Mrs. Reddick (88 x 70)
  • (fol. 38) Alexander (son), Margarita (daughter-in-law), Maud (wife) and Owen, standing in the garden at Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, [?1970s] (85 x 125)
  • (fol. 39) Maud (wife), sitting indoors with a cat, endorsed by Mrs. Reddick, 'Maud a few days before her death, with one of her cats', [Feb. 1980] (88 x 71)
  • (fol. 40) Owen jr (grandson), studio photograph, May 1980 (127 x 90)
  • (fol. 41) Owen sitting in a library, developed July 1980 (126 x 85)
  • (fol. 42) Alexander (son), Jeffrey (son), Tom Kranidas, Jeanne Hunter and Owen astride a motobike, developed Oct. 1980 (101 x 150)
  • (fol. 43) Owen and Owen jr (grandson), looking in the boot of a car, developed Oct. 1980 (101 x 150)
  • (fol. 44) Owen sitting at the dining table, Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, developed Oct. 1981 (88 x 130)
  • (fol. 45) Owen in the study, Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, developed Oct. 1981 (89 x 130)
  • (fol. 46) Owen in the study, Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, endorsed, 'Taken Orchard View around 1985', developed Oct. 1981 (89 x 130)
  • (fol. 47) Owen in the study, Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, endorsed, '1985', developed Oct. 1981 (89 x 130)
  • (fol. 48) Owen in the study, Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, developed Oct. 1981 (88 x 129)
  • (fol. 49) Owen in the study, Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, developed Oct. 1981 (88 x 130)
  • (fol. 50) Owen in the study, Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, developed Oct. 1981 (88 x 130)
  • (fol. 51) Owen reading in the study, Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, developed Oct. 1981 (89 x 130)
  • (fol. 52) Owen and ?Marguerite Harwood in ?Egypt, black and white photograph, 1981 (139 x 90)
  • (fol. 53) Owen jr (grandson), endorsed by Owen, senior, 1982 (124 x 89)
  • (fol. 54) Owen, seated left, and Jeffrey (son), seated right, with friends at a tea party, developed Aug. 1984 (101 x 150)
  • (fol. 55) Alexander (son), Margarita (daughter-in-law), Owen jr (grandson) and Owen, 1985 (image size 79 x 77)
  • (fol. 56) playing fields and old gymnasium at Highgate School, endorsed by Owen Barfield, 1985 (89 x 111)
  • (fol. 57) Walter Hooper and Jeremy Dyson, sitting in the study at Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, 3 Apr. 1986 (88 x 124)
  • (fol. 58) Alexander (son), Owen jr (grandson) and Owen, Christmas 1986 (image size 79 x 77)
  • (fol. 59) Margarita (daughter-in-law), Owen jr (grand-son) and Owen, [Christmas 1986] (108 x 89)
  • (fol. 60) Alexander (son) and Owen jr (grandson), [c.1986] (108 x 89)
  • (fol. 61) Owen in the study, Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, [early 1980s] (89 x 126)
  • (fol. 62) Owen and Tom Kranidas in the study, Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, [early 1980s] (88 x 126)
  • (fol. 63) Tom Kranidas and Owen in the study, Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, [early 1980s] (89 x 126)
  • (fol. 64) Jeffrey (son) and Tom Kranidas with a birthday cake, Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, [early 1980s] (126 x 89)
  • (fol. 65) Owen, Tom Kranidas and Jeffrey (son) having a birthday meal, Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, [early 1980s] (89 x 126)
  • (fol. 66) birthday cake in the dining room, Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, [early 1980s] (88 x 126)
  • (fol. 67) Jeffrey (son) lighting a barbecue in the garden, Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, [early 1980s] (89 x 126)
  • (fol. 68) Jeffrey (son) lighting a barbecue in the garden, Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, [early 1980s] (88 x 126)
  • (fol. 69) Owen sitting indoors with the dog, Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, endorsed, '1985' (88 x 126)
  • (fol. 70) Owen at Farningham Road train station, near South Darenth, [early 1980s] (88 x 88)
  • (fol. 71) Owen probably at Farningham Road train station, near South Darenth, [early 1980s] (88 x 88)
  • (fol. 72) Orchard View, South Darenth, Dartford, front exterior view, [early 1980s] (88 x 126)

Family photographs, 1987-1990s
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1229
Extent: 35 photographs

Scope and Content:

Comprises the following colour photographs:

  • (fol. 1) Owen in his room at The Walhatch, Forest Row, East Sussex, 23 Sept. 1987 (102 x 152)
  • (fol. 2) Owen and Jeanne Hunter sitting in the study, endorsed, '?1987' (88 x 127)
  • (fol. 3) Owen smoking a pipe in the lounge, [?1980s] (88 x 127)
  • (fol. 4) Owen smoking a pipe in the lounge, [?1980s] (88 x 124)
  • (fol. 5) college friend, Margarita (daughter-in-law), Owen jr (grandson) and Alexander (son), Toronto, Apr. 1988 (101 x 150)
  • (fol. 6) Owen smoking a pipe in his room at The Walhatch, Forest Row, East Sussex, [21 Aug. 1988] (92 x 150)
  • (fol. 7) Owen smoking a pipe in his room at The Walhatch, Forest Row, East Sussex, 21 Aug. 1988 (101 x 149)
  • (fol. 8) Owen jr (grandson) and Alexander (son), Hull, Oct. 1988 (101 x 149)
  • (fol. 9) Owen at his 90th birthday celebrations, Nov. 1988 (101 x 149)
  • (fol. 10) Owen at his 90th birthday celebrations, Nov. 1988 (149 x 101)
  • (fol. 11) Owen and friends at his 90th birthday celebrations, 9 Nov. 1988 (102 x 149)
  • (fols. 12-14) three photographs of Owen with friends at his 90th birthday party, Nov. 1988 (100 x 151)
  • (fol. 15) Owen and a friend, sitting in his room at The Walhatch, Forest Row, Apr. 1989 (81 x 117)
  • (fol. 16) Lucy on her birthday, 2 Nov. 1989, endorsed to her father on his birthday (101 x 150)
  • (fol. 17) Alexander (son), Owen and Margarita (daughter-in-law), [1980s] (108 x 89)
  • (fol. 18) Owen and David Clement, sitting in the lounge, [1980s] (101 x 131)
  • (fol. 19) Owen, David Clement and Myra Macdonald, sitting in the lounge, [1980s] (101 x 131)
  • (fol. 20) Owen standing on the platform at ?East Grinstead train station, near Forest Row, [?1980s] (89 x 130)
  • (fol. 21) Lucy, [?1980s] (101 x 127)
  • (fol. 22) Owen and Owen jr (grandson), in his room at The Walhatch, Forest Row, East Sussex, Sept. 1990 (101 x 152)
  • (fol. 23) Margarita (daughter-in-law), Alexander (son) and Owen in his room at The Walhatch, Forest Row, East Sussex, Sept. 1990 (101 x 151)
  • (fol. 24) Owen jr (grandson) and Alexander (son), in Owen's room at The Walhatch, Forest Row, East Sussex, Sept. 1990 (101 x 152)
  • (fol. 25) Alexander (son), Owen and Owen jr (grandson), in his room at The Walhatch, Forest Row, East Sussex, Sept. 1990 (101 x 151)
  • (fol. 26) Owen, an unidentified friend and Owen jr (grandson), in the dining room at The Walhatch, Forest Row, East Sussex, Sept. 1990 (101 x 151)
  • (fols. 27-8) Owen smoking a pipe in his room at The Walhatch, Forest Row, East Sussex, [c.1990] (149 x 101)
  • (fol. 29) Ben Levin, Owen and David Lavery in the grounds of The Walhatch, during the filming of the documentary, 'Owen Barfield: Man and Meaning', with an explanatory note by Owen Barfield, July 1992 (125 x 89)
  • (fol. 30) Owen with Jeanne Hunter and another woman, in his room at The Walhatch, Forest Row, East Sussex, Sept. 1993 (149 x 102)
  • (fol. 31) Lon Barfield (son of Owen Barfield's nephew, Tom) and his son, Morgan, 1995 (148 x 101)
  • (fol. 32) Morgan Barfield (grandson of Owen Barfield's nephew, Tom), 1995 (148 x 101)
  • (fol. 33) Owen jr (grandson), and his wife, Alexander (son), Owen and Margarita (daughter-in-law), in his room at The Walhatch, Forest Row, East Sussex, on his 98th birthday, 9 Nov. 1996 (101 x 149)
  • (fol. 34) Owen sitting in an armchair in his room at The Walhatch, Forest Row, East Sussex, developed Aug. 1997 (152 x 102)
  • (fol. 35) Tom Kranidas, woman (unidentified), Jeffrey (son) and Owen, [?1990s] (88 x 126)
  • (fol. 36) woman (unidentified), Jeffrey (son) and Owen, [?1990s] (88 x 126)

Outsize photographs, c.1910-1998
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1230
Extent: 26 leaves

Scope and Content:

The photographs are black and white unless stated otherwise. Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-4) three small photographs pasted onto one large sheet, comprising:
    • (fol. 2) Owen playing golf as a young boy, [c.1910] (99 x 72)
    • (fol. 3) Owen, sitting indoors, playing chess, [c.1913] (73 x 100)
    • (fol. 4) Owen, head and shoulders, in military uniform, aged 20, studio photograph taken by Hill & Saunders, Oxford, [c.1918] (110 x 86)
  • (fol. 5) Maud Barfield (wife), studio photograph, taken by Regent Portraits, Leicester Square, London, an enlargement of Dep. c. 1227, fol. 14, [1929] (218 x 153)
  • (fol. 6) Cecil Harwood, C.S. Lewis, Walter O. Field, Eric Beckett and Alan Hanbury-Sparrow, on a walking tour in Wales, photograph taken by Owen Barfield, [c.1935] (253 x 203)
  • (fol. 7) Alexander (son), Owen and Maud (wife), at Alexander's wedding to Margarita Ribas, Santiago de Compostela, stamped, 'Para fotos cine Almeida', endorsed by Owen, 1963 (113 x 166)
  • (fol. 8) Owen (on the right) at Alexander's wedding, Santiago de Compostela, stamped, 'Para fotos cine Almeida', endorsed by Owen, 1963 (112 x 166)
  • (fol. 9) Owen (on the right) at Alexander's wedding, Santiago de Compostela, stamped, 'Para fotos cine Almeida', 1963 (166 x 113)
  • (fol. 10) Alexander (son), Margarita (daughter-in-law) and Maud (wife) during their weddinng, Santiago de Compostela, stamped, 'Para fotos cine Almeida', 1963 (114 x 167)
  • (fol. 11) Owen as chairman of International Help for Children, presenting a clock to an unidentified recipient, stamped 'Planet News Ltd., Fleet Street, London', endorsed by Owen, [?1960s] (153 x 206)
  • (fols. 12-15) group photograph of the Barfields, including Lucy, Alexander (back row, second from right) and Maud (seated, second from right), mounted photograph, [?1960s] (image size 154 x 199)
  • (fol. 16) Owen Barfield, 16 images from a sheet of contact prints, all taken outdoors, and four images of a female friend, stamped, 'Carol Reck Photography, Middletown, Conn[ecticut]', [1974]
  • (fols. 17-20) Owen Barfield, 22 images in four parts, from a sheet of contact prints, all taken outdoors, stamped, 'Carol Reck Photography, Middletown, Conn[ecticut]', [1974]
  • (fol. 21) Owen reclining in a garden chair, stamped, 'Carol Reck Photography, Middletown, Conn[ecticut]', endorsed by Owen, [taken 1974] (253 x 197)
  • (fols. 22-4) Owen Barfield five prints from a contact sheet, taken in a studio, [?1980s]
  • (fol. 25) Owen sitting in an armchair in his room at The Walhatch, Forest Row, East Sussex, colour photograph, developed Jan. 1998 (223 x 127)
  • (fol. 26) portrait of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, stamped on the verso, 'National Portrait Gallery', n.d., (187 x 151)

Framed colour photograph of Owen Barfield jr (grandson), playing outside, [1970s] (120 x 88)
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1231
Extent:

Framed black and white photograph of Walter de la Mare, [?1940s] (135 x 97)
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1232
Extent:

Album containing photographs and memorabilia of his honorary degree ceremony, Drew University, New Jersey, USA, 1972
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1233
Extent:

Scope and Content:

Containing the programme, the form of presentation, the citation, the degree certificate, a covering letter from the President of the University, four black and white photographs of Owen Barfield receiving the degree and relaxing afterwards (each 206 x 254), and three press cuttings from local papers. Also contains Barfield's nomination for the Conference on Christianity and Literature Book Award by G.B. Tennyson for What Coleridge Thought, and the certificate for this award, which he won, 1972.

F   Publications, 1920-1998

F.1   Publications of Barfield's work, 1920-90

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1234-7


Volume of cuttings of articles, letters and reviews, mainly 1920-8
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1234

Scope and Content:

Contains:

  • [Owen Barfield], 'Austria Irredenta', Truth, 96 (1924)
  • [Owen Barfield], 'Autocratic Charity Commissioners', Truth, 94 (1923)
  • [Owen Barfield], 'Back to Work', Truth, 96 (1924)
  • Owen Barfield, 'Ballads', New Statesman, 15 (1920)
  • [Owen Barfield], 'The British Fascists', Truth, 95 (1924)
  • [Owen Barfield], 'Brummagen Poesy', Truth, 94 (1923)
  • [Owen Barfield], 'The City Churches', Truth, 94 (1923)
  • [Owen Barfield], 'The Colour of the French Army', Truth, 94 (1924)
  • [Owen Barfield], 'The Domestic Service Enquiry', Truth, 93 (1923)
  • [Owen Barfield], 'Foot-and-Mouth Disease', Truth, 95 (1924)
  • Owen Barfield, 'Form in Poetry', New Statesman, 15 (1920)
  • [Owen Barfield], 'Gentlemen and Cads in Fiction', Truth, 93 (1923)
  • [Owen Barfield], 'The Golden Ass', Truth, 95 (1924)
  • Owen Barfield, 'I see science heading straight for bankruptcy', Church of England Newspaper, 3 Oct. 1958, photocopy
  • [Owen Barfield], 'John Clare', New Statesman, 16 (1920)
  • Owen Barfield, 'The League of Nations', letter, published in New Age, 4 Dec. 1924
  • Owen Barfield, 'Metaphor', New Statesman, 26 (1926)
  • [Owen Barfield], 'The New Smallpox Scare', Truth, 94 (1923)
  • [Owen Barfield], 'One-eyed Research', Truth, 95 (1924)
  • [Owen Barfield], 'One-eyed Research', Truth, 96 (1924)
  • [Owen Barfield], 'Oxford Poetry', New Statesman, 16 (1920)
  • [Owen Barfield], 'Pasteur the Plagiarist', Truth, 94 (1923)
  • Owen Barfield, 'Poetry, Verse and Prose', New Statesman, 31 (1928), 793-4
  • Owen Barfield, 'The Reader's Eye', Cornhill Magazine, n.s., 49 (1920), 327-331
  • [Owen Barfield], 'The Research Magnificent', Truth, 96 (1924)
  • [Owen Barfield], 'Rudolf Steiner', New Age, 42 (1928), 226
  • [Owen Barfield], 'Scientific Lying', Truth, 94 (1923)
  • [Owen Barfield], 'The Secrets of Hindu Hair-Killing', Truth, 95 (1924)
  • Owen Barfield, 'Self-deceptions or stages to reality?', Church of England Newspaper, 14 Feb. 1958
  • Owen Barfield, 'The Spiritual Basis of Fascism', letter, published in New Age, 30 Oct. 1924
  • [Owen Barfield], 'Statistics and Elastics', Truth, 94 (1923)
  • Owen Barfield, 'Suggestions for a Film Scenario to be entitled Romance', New Age, 41 (1927), 166-7
  • [Owen Barfield], 'The Sun Cure for Tuberculosis', Truth, 96 (1924)
  • [Owen Barfield], 'To Shave or not to Shave?', Truth, 99 (1926)
  • Owen Barfield, 'The Transitional Seasons', galley proof, which was published in Anthroposophical Movement, 1933
  • [Owen Barfield], 'Vaccination Propaganda', Truth, 95 (1924)
  • Owen Barfield, 'Walter De La Mare', New Statesman, 16 (1920)
  • Owen Barfield, 'What is Theosophy?', letter relating to Rudolf Steiner, published in New Age, 20 Mar. 1924
  • [Owen Barfield], 'Wilfred Owen, New Statesman, 16 (1921)
  • Owen Barfield, letter in response to Hilaire Belloc's views on the early history of Britain, G.K.'s Weekly, 4 Jan. 1926
  • Owen Barfield, letter in response to Hilaire Belloc's views on the early history of Britain, G.K.'s Weekly, 13 Feb. 1926
  • Owen Barfield, letter relating to Rudolf Steiner, published in New Age, 20 Mar. 1924
  • Owen Barfield, letter relating to the Social Credit Movement, G.K.'s Weekly, 20 June 1925
  • Owen Barfield, letter relating to the Social Credit Movement, G.K.'s Weekly, 29 Aug. 1925

Articles and reviews, 1929-84
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1235
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Content:

Comprises the following short stories, essays and articles:

  • Owen Barfield, 'Abysses of Incomprehension', Nation, 214 (1972), photocopy, a review of Norman Fruman, Coleridge, the Damaged Archangel, with carbon copy of typescript
  • Owen Barfield, 'The Art of Eurhythmy', Golden Blade (1954), 53-62, and draft carbon copy typescript
  • 'Barfield on Coleridge: An Exchange', comprising a review by Douglas Wilson and a rejoinder by Owen Barfield, Denver Quarterly, 7.2 (1972), 61-71
  • Owen Barfield, 'Comment: Focus on Language', Denver Quarterly, 9.3 (1974), 80-9
  • Owen Barfield, 'Comment: The Politics of Abortion', Denver Quarterly, 6.4 (1972), 17-28
  • Owen Barfield, 'The Concept of Revelation', Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 47.2 (1979), 222-33
  • Owen Barfield and C.S. Lewis, A Cretaceous Perambulator, ed. by Walter Hooper (1983)
  • 'Discussion: Changes of Consciousness or Changes of World?', Owen Barfield et al, Theoria to Theory, 10 (1977), 271-85
  • 'Discussion: Thick Metaphysics in Practice', Owen Barfield et al, Theoria to Theory, 11 (1977), 9-25
  • Owen Barfield, 'Either: Or', in Imagination and the Spirit: Essays in Literature and the Christian Faith, Presented to Clyde S. Kilby, ed. by Charles A. Huttar (Grand Rapids, 1971), pp. 25-42
  • Owen Barfield, 'Equity', Anthroposophy, 2.7 (1932), 134-56
  • A.O. Barfield, 'Financial Inquiry', Nineteenth Century and After, 106 (1929), 774-84, economics essay
  • Owen Barfield, 'A Giant in Those Days', Denver Quarterly, 11.1 (1976), 102-11
  • Owen Barfield, 'Goethe and Evolution', Listener, 42 (1949), 945-6
  • Owen Barfield, 'Historical Perspectives in the Development of Science', in Towards a Man-Centred Medical Science, ed. by Karl E. Schaefer et al (Mt. Kisco, 1977), pp. 121-36
  • Owen Barfield, 'Imagination and Science: A Review Essay', Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 52.3 (1984), 585-9
  • Owen Barfield, 'Inspiration und Imagination', Das Goetheanum, 64.41 (1985), written in German
  • Owen Barfield, 'Introduction to Romanticism comes of age', Hartwick Review, 2.2 (1966), 23-8
  • Owen Barfield, 'Language, Evolution of Consciousness, and the Recovery of Human Meaning', Teachers College Record, 82.3 (1981), 427-33
  • Owen Barfield, Law, Association and the Trade Union Movement (London: Threefold Commonwealth Research Group, c.1938), pamphlet no. 2
  • A.O. Barfield, 'The Lesson of South Wales', Nineteenth Century and After, 105 (1929), 215-22, economics essay
  • Owen Barfield, letter in response to Stephen Thorson's article, CSL: The Bulletin of the New York C.S. Lewis Society, 15.3 (1984)
  • Owen Barfield, 'The Light of the World', Supplement to Anthroposophical Movement, Feb. 1954
  • Owen Barfield, 'Man, Thought and Nature', Anthroposophical Quarterly, 7.2 (1962), 26-32

Articles and reviews, 1922-90
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1236
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • Mark vs. Tristram: Correspondence Between C.S. Lewis and Owen Barfield, ed. by Walter Hooper, (1967), inscribed on front cover, 'Property of Owen Barfield'
  • Mark vs. Tristram: Correspondence Between C.S. Lewis and Owen Barfield, ed. by Walter Hooper, with illustrations by Pauline Bayne (Oxford University C.S. Lewis Society, 1990)
  • Owen Barfield, 'Matière, Imagination et Esprit', Triades, 26.2 (1978-9), 36-48
  • Owen Barfield, 'Matter, Imagination and Spirit', Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 42.4 (1974), 621-9, originally read as a paper to the College of Psychic Studies, London, Feb. 1971; two copies, one with revisions by Barfield
  • Obituary for Marguerite Lundgren, News from the Geotheanum, 4.6 (1983)
  • Owen Barfield, 'Oxford University', review of James Morris, Oxford (London, 1965), in the Boston Globe, 5 Dec. 1965
  • Owen Barfield, 'Participation and Isolation: A Fresh Light on Present Discontents', Dalhousie Review, 52.1 (1972), 5-20
  • Owen Barfield, 'Philology and the Incarnation', Gordon Review, 8.4 (1965), 131-9, with draft typescript of the same, 1964, and reprint in The Bulletin of the New York C.S. Lewis Society (1971)
  • Owen Barfield, 'Philology and the Incarnation', Journal for Anthroposophy, 24 (1976), 2-12
  • Owen Barfield, 'The Psalms of David', Anthroposophical Movement, 22.3-5 (1945)
  • Owen Barfield, 'The Rediscovery of Meaning', offprint from the Saturday Evening Post, 7 Jan. 1961
  • Response to John Fitzpatrick's essay, 'The man born blind', Bulletin of the New York C.S. Lewis Society, 14.8 (1983), 5
  • Review of Paul Piehler, The Visionary Landscape, Medium Ævum, 42.1 (1973), 84-91
  • Owen Barfield, 'The Riddle of the Sphinx', Arena, 19 (1964), 121-8
  • Owen Barfield, 'Ruin', London Mercury, 7.38 (1922), 164-70
  • Owen Barfield, 'Some Reflections on Iconology', Denver Quarterly, 7.4 (1973), 42-54
  • Owen Barfield, 'St James of Compostela', Anthroposophical Quarterly, 9.2 (1964), 200-202
  • Owen Barfield, 'Understanding Equity' (Centre for Associative Economics, 2007), first published in Anthroposophy, 7.2 (1932), 134-56
  • Owen Barfield, The Year Participated: being Rudolf Steiner's Calendar of the Soul translated and paraphrased for an English ear (London, 1985), annotated with alternative translations by Barfield

Poems and short stories, 1922-79
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1237
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • poems, comprising:
    • Owen Barfield and C.S. Lewis, 'Abecedarium Philosophicum', Oxford Magazine, 52.8 (1933), galley proof, annotated in pencil by Barfield, and printed copy
    • Owen Barfield, 'Awake at Night', London Mercury, 8.43 (1923), 7-8
    • Owen Barfield, 'Christmas', Anthroposophical Movement, 12.11-12 (1935), 1
    • Owen Barfield, 'Cosmetics', New English Weekly, 33 (1947), 189, two copies, one annotated, '1945'
    • Owen Barfield, 'Day', The Challenge, 1.20 (1923), 404
    • Owen Barfield, 'Easter', Anthroposophical Movement, 11.6 (1934), 1, and a typescript of the same
    • Owen Barfield, 'The Eurhythmist', Anthroposophical Movement, 29.8-9 (1952)
    • Owen Barfield, 'Habeas Corpus', G.K.'s Weekly, 14 (1932), 394
    • Owen Barfield, 'History of English Poetry in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century', Anthroposophical Movement, 28.7-8 (1951), 4-6
    • Owen Barfield, 'History of Poetry in the Second Half of the 20th Century', Towards, 1.5 (1979), 22-3
    • Owen Barfield, 'The Milkmaid and the Unicorn', Time and Tide, 11 Oct. 1952, cutting with manuscript revisions made 1981
    • Owen Barfield, 'Mr. Walker', Education as an Art, 33.2 (1975), 12, and a carbon copy of typescript
    • Owen Barfield, 'Nine Sonnets', London Mercury, 5.29 (1922), 462-5
    • Owen Barfield, 'Ophelia', London Mercury, 16.92 (1927), 121
    • Owen Barfield, 'The Russet', New English Weekly, 32 (1946), 217, with typescript of the same
    • Owen Barfield, 'Semantics', New English Weekly, 32 (1946), 6
    • Owen Barfield, 'The Silent Piano', Nine, 2.2 (1950), 113, with manuscript corrections
    • Owen Barfield, 'Sonnet: On the Resistance in the German Evangelical Church', Anthroposophical Movement, 11.19-20 (1934), 162
    • Owen Barfield, 'Three Songs', London Mercury, 14.82 (1926), 352-3
    • G.A.L. Burgeon [Owen Barfield], 'Tradition in Poetry', New English Weekly, 14 Nov. 1946
    • Owen Barfield, 'Two Poems', London Mercury, 15.89 (1927), 463-4
    • Owen Barfield, 'The Village Dance', London Mercury, 24 (1931), 109-110
  • short stories, comprising:
    • Owen Barfield, 'Dope', Criterion, 1 (1923), 322-8, photocopy
    • Michael Owen [Owen Barfield], 'Mrs Cadogan', New Adelphi, 1.3 (1928), 233-9
    • Owen Barfield, 'Postman's Knock', Truth, 3 Mar. 1926, a short story

F.2   Press cuttings relating to his work, and to matters of general interest, 1923-1990s

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1238-42


Publicity material, 1923-1990s
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1238

Scope and Content:

Comprises short biographies, bibliographies, photographs, blurbs, proofs of book covers, fliers and posters for his lectures, general press cuttings and articles. Comprises the following black and white photographs:

  • (1) Owen Barfield as a young man, mounted studio portrait, taken by 'Swaine, 146, New Bond St. W. and at Southsea', [1923] (144 x 97)
  • (2-3) Owen Barfield as a young man, mounted studio portrait, taken by 'Swaine, 146, New Bond St. W. and at Southsea', inscribed on verso, 'Arthur Owen Barfield 1923...25 years old...Barfield Long Crendon' (145 x 97), and a modern print of the same, inscribed on the verso by Barfield
  • (4) Owen Barfield in middle age, mounted studio portrait, taken by 'Lafayette Ltd., 160 New Bond Street, London, W1', annotated on verso, 'circa 1935' (182 x 137)
  • (5) Owen Barfield in middle age, London, [c.1935], modern print, similar to (4), erroneously endorsed, 'Aged about 49' (179 x 126)
  • (6) Owen Barfield in later life, flanked by two friends, [1970s] (image size 143 x 196)
  • (7) Owen Barfield in later life, taken outdoors by Carol Reck, photographer (daughter of Shirley Sugerman), [1974] (image size 244 x 179)
  • (8) Owen Barfield in later life, taken by Robb Campbell Harper Photography, 46 Albany Street, Edinburgh, [1980s] (image size 159 x 203)

Press-cuttings and reviews of his work, with some fan mail, 1926-89
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1239

Scope and Content:

Comprises reviews of:

  • Evolution of Consciousness: Studies in polarity, 1977
  • History, Guilt and Habit, 1979-81
  • History in English Words, 1926-67
  • Orpheus, 1982
  • Poetic Diction, 1952
  • The Rediscovery of Meaning, 1979-80
  • Romanticism Comes of Age, 1945-67
  • Saving the Appearances, 1957-89, with letters from friends, colleagues and fans, 1956-64
  • The Silver Trumpet, 1986
  • Speaker's Meaning, 1967-75
  • This Ever Diverse Pair, with letters, 1950, 1978
  • Unancestral Voice, with fan mail, 1965-6
  • What Coleridge Thought, with related correspondence, 1971-81
  • Worlds Apart, with fan mail, 1963-7

Press cuttings relating to C.S. Lewis, ?1939-67
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1240

Scope and Content:

Contains newspaper cuttings and articles by and about Lewis, 1942-67; poems published by Lewis as 'N.W.', 1946-9; Barfield's notes for an article by C.S. Lewis on cremation, annotated by Lewis, [?1939]; a poem by Lewis, 1949, entitled, 'Epitaph', written out by Barfield; two copy letters from Lewis to Mr. Hamilton relating to the Narnia stories, 1962; a carbon copy of Barfield's obituary for Lewis, 1963.


Press cuttings and articles relating to science, 1923-88
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1241

Scope and Content:

Originally in a green folder entitled, 'Science'. Also contains letters from friends to accompany cuttings, and three carbon copies of letters from Barfield to various correspondents. Arranged chronologically.


Press cuttings on a range of social and political issues, 1945-86
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1242

Scope and Content:

Includes some carbon copies of his letters to newspapers on various topics. Arranged chronologically.

F.3   Publications about Barfield, 1978-96

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1243


Articles relating to Barfield, 1978-96
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1243
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • Natalie Crohn Schmitt, 'The Idea of a Person in Medieval Morality Plays', Comparative Drama, 12.1, 23-34 (1978)
  • reviews of Lionel Adey, C.S. Lewis's "Great War" with Owen Barfield, 1978-83
  • news of recent literary work by or about Barfield, in Towards, 1.4 (1979)
  • Georg Unger, 'Uebersetzung aus dem buch "Worlds Apart - A dialogue of the 1960's" by Owen Barfield', Mathematisch – Physikalische Korrespondenz, 117, 14-29 (1980)
  • Richard A. Hocks, 'Polanyi and Barfield: Complementary Theorists', Polanyi Society, 10.2 (1983), photocopy
  • Karla Smart Kadrmas, 'Owen Barfield Reads Margaret Atwood: The Concepts of Participatory and Nonparticipatory Consciousness as Present in Surfacing', in Margaret Atwood: Reflection and Reality, ed. by Beatrice Mendez-Egle (Texas, 1987), photocopy
  • Francis J. Morris, 'Owen Barfield', in Critical Survey of Literary Theory (Pasadena, 1988), pp. 95-101, proof and photocopy of published version, annotated by Barfield
  • John D. Rateliff, 'Introduction to Eager Spring', 6 Jan. 1989, photocopy
  • 'A Tribute to a Modern Patriarch: Owen Barfield at 90', Das Goetheanum (1989), p. 7, photocopy
  • Lee W. Bailey, 'Skull's Darkroom: the camera obscura and subjectivity', Philosophy of Technology (1989), with covering letter from the author, and pencil annotations
  • Brian Stockwell, 'A 90th Birthday Tribute to Owen Barfield', typescript later published in the Emerson College Newsletter (1989), with a covering letter from the author, 1988
  • Peter Schakel's review of Owen Barfield, Owen Barfield on C.S. Lewis (Wesleyan University Press, 1989), photocopy
  • Jeanne Hunter, 'Owen Barfield: A Change of Consciousness', Nassau Review [1980s], 93-101
  • G.B. Tennyson, 'Owen Barfield: First and last Inklings', The World & I, Apr. 1990, 540-555, photocopy
  • Stephen Thorson, 'Lewis and Barfield on Imagination', Mythlore, 17.3 (1991), 16-21
  • Richard A. Hocks, 'The "Other" Postmodern Theorist: Owen Barfield's Concept of the Evolution of Consciousness', Tradition and Discovery, 18.1 (1991-2), 27-39, photocopy
  • Clive Tolley, 'Tolkien's "Essay on Man" ', Inklings-Jahrbuch, 10 (Jan. 1992), 219-29, inscribed to Barfield by the author
  • G.B. Tennyson, 'Trafalgar Square Revisited', California Political Review, Winter 1992, photocopy
  • Elmar Schenkel, 'Visions from the Verge: Terror and Play in G.K. Chesterton's Imagination', in Twentieth-Century Fantasists, ed. by Kath Filmer (1992), pp.34-47, photocopy, inscribed by the author, and containing pencil annotations
  • G.B. Tennyson, 'On Location, Without Tears', California Political Review, Winter 1994, photocopy
  • James E. Person's review of Owen Barfield, A Barfield Sampler in University Bookman, 34.1 (1994), photocopy
  • Charles A. Huttar, 'Angels in the Thought of C.S. Lewis', Perspectives, 12 (1994), photocopy, with a citation written by Huttar, 'Owen Barfield: Lifetime Achievement Award'
  • Astrid Diener, 'An Interview with Owen Barfield', Mythlore, 20.4 (1995), 14-19
  • G.B. Tennyson, 'Fifteen Seconds of Fame', California Political Review, Mar.-Apr. 1996, photocopy, with a colour photograph of the Bronze Award for the documentary, 'Owen Barfield: Man and Meaning'
  • Gary Lachman, 'One Man's Century: Visiting Owen Barfield', Gnosis Magazine (1996), 8-9, photocopy
  • Elmar Schenkel, 'Das Entleibte Wort', Delta 10, 85-9, photocopy, inscribed to Barfield by the author, n.d.

F.4   Catalogues of Owen Barfield's library, [c.1998]

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1244-6


Waterfield's Antiquarian Booksellers, Books from the Library of Owen Barfield, part 1, catalogue 185, ?1998
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1244

Waterfield's Antiquarian Booksellers, Books from the Library of Owen Barfield, part 2, catalogue 186, ?1998
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1245

Photocopies of the title pages of all the German books from Owen Barfield's library, after its sale by Waterfield's, ?1998
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1246

F.5   Other publications, 1920-89

Shelfmarks: Dep. d. 948-69


Scope and Content:

These publications have added value in the form of annotations by Barfield, inscriptions to Barfield from the author or covering letters to Barfield from the author.

Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.

Rudolf Steiner, 'The Soul's Progress Through Repeated Earth Lives', lecture delivered at Bern, photocopy, 14 Dec. 1920
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 948

Scope and Content:

Heavily underlined by Barfield.


Adam Fox, Poetry for Pleasure (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1938)
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 949

Scope and Content:

Inscribed by the author, and annotated by Barfield.


Lawrence Hyde, A New Approach to Metaphysics by a Group of Philosophers (privately published, 1951)
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 950

Scope and Content:

Annotated by Owen Barfield. Also contains a letter from Hyde, 19 Mar. 1951, disputing Barfield's criticisms of the work.


Mosaic (Midsummer 1958)
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 951

Scope and Content:

A publication for the alumni of Michael Hall School, containing Cecil Harwood's reminiscences of W.O. Field, and a story by A.A. Milne, written about Field.


A.W. Rudrum, 'Henry Vaughan's 'The Book': a hermetic poem', AUMLA, 16 (1961), 161-6
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 952

Scope and Content:

Inscribed by the author, and with a covering letter.


Morton W. Bloomfield, 'A Grammatical Approach to Personification Allegory', Modern Philology, 60.3 (1963)
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 953

Scope and Content:

Inscribed by the author, and containing annotations by Barfield.


Robert Preyer, 'Two Styles in the verse of Robert Browning', ELH [English Literary History], 32.1 (1965), 62-84
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 954

Scope and Content:

Inscribed by the author, and containing Barfield's annotations.


John Lawlor, 'Rasselas, Romanticism and the Nature of Happiness, Storia e Letteratura, 106 (1966)
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 955

Scope and Content:

With a covering letter from the author.


Raymond P. Tripp, 'On Defining Poetry', Culture, 27 (1966), 47-57
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 956

Scope and Content:

With a covering letter from the author.


Charles A. Huttar, 'Charles Williams, Novelist and Prophet', Gordon Review, 10.2 (1967), 51-75
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 957

Scope and Content:

Inscribed by the author, and containing Barfield's annotations.


G.N.G. Orsini, 'Coleridge's Manuscript Treatise on Logic', in The Disciplines of Criticism, ed. by Peter Demetz, Thomas Greene and Lowry Nelson (New Haven and London, 1968)
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 958

Scope and Content:

Inscribed by the author, annotated by Barfield, and with a covering letter to Barfield, 1970.


Stephen Clark, 'The Use of 'Man's Function' in Aristotle', Ethics, 82.4 (1972), 269-83
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 959

Scope and Content:

With a covering letter from the author and some annotations by Barfield.


Raymond P. Tripp, 'The Franklin's Solution to the "Marriage Debate" ', New Views on Chaucer: Essays in Generative Criticism (Denver, 1973), pp. 35-41
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 960

Scope and Content:

Annotated by Barfield.


Stanislaus Quan, 'Galileo and the Theorem of Pythagoras', Annals of Science, 31.3 (1974), 227-61
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 961

Scope and Content:

Containing some annotations by Barfield.


William C. Johnson, 'Pushing and Shoving in Beowulf: A Semantic Inquiry', English Language Notes, 14.2 (1976)
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 962

Scope and Content:

With a covering letter from the author, 1977, and a letter from Sara M. Brown, returning the loaned article, 1981.


Stephen Straker, 'The Eye Made 'Other': Durer, Kepler, and the Mechanisation of Light and Vision', in Science, Technology, and Culture in Historical Perspective, ed. by Louis A. Knafla, Martin S. Staum, T.H.E. Travers (University of Calgary, 1976), pp. 7-24
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 963

Scope and Content:

This is a photocopy with a memo from Straker to Craig Miller relating to a meeting with Barfield.


Harold Bloom, 'Coda: Poetic Crossing', in Wallace Stevens: The Poems of Our Climate (Ithaca, 1977), pp. 375-83, photocopy, annotated by Barfield
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 964

C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory, (Southern California C.S. Lewis Society, 1977)
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 965

Scope and Content:

Preached orignally as a sermon, 1941. Presentation copy inscribed to Owen Barfield on his visit to California, 1980.


Thomas McFarland, 'A Complex Dialogue: Coleridge's Doctrine of Polarity and its European Contexts', in Reading Coleridge: Approaches and Applications, ed. by Walter B. Crawford (Ithaca, 1979), pp. 56-115
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 966

Scope and Content:

This is a photocopy, with annotations by Barfield.


Albert Steffen, 'The Determination of Evil', translated by Daniel Marston, 1984
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 967

Scope and Content:

With covering letter from Daniel Marston, 1984.


Morris Berman, 'Updating the Three R's: Toward a Post-modern Epistemology', International Synergy Journal, 2.1 (1987), 2-12
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 968

Scope and Content:

This is a photocopy, inscribed by the author, and annotated by Barfield.


Dawn Delbos, 'Marguerite Lundgren Memorial', The London School of Eurythmy: News and Views, no. 1, 1989
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 969

Scope and Content:

Inscribed with a personal note to Barfield by Delbos.

G   Manuscripts sent to Barfield, 1914-97

G.1   Poems, 1914-90

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1247


Poems written by friends, 1914-90
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1247
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Content:

Comprises manuscript, typescript and copies of poems, including:

  • an ink sketch, possibly of Barfield
  • poems by Leo Baker, signed, 'Kingsley Baker'
  • 'Poems', a collection of typescript poems by Lucy Barfield, n.d.; one is written on a loose sheet, which is p. 79 of a story written in Barfield's hand
  • poems by Maud Barfield, one beginning, 'Owen! my speech has lately been enriched'
  • 'Twenty-One Sonnets based on Saint John's Gospel', by Michael Hedley Burton, with correspondence with Barfield, 1985-6
  • a recollection of a dream by Doris Davy, 1934
  • 'A Morning Prayer' by D.N. Dunlop
  • 'The Little Anthropop Fog', by Ann Ellerton
  • poems by Roger Fox, [?1940s]
  • poems by Howard Fulweiler, 1973
  • poems written by George Rostrevor Hamilton, signed G.R.H., 1963
  • 'For a Farewell', by Brian Merrikin Hill
  • poems by Andrew Keith, 1940-64
  • a poem and a note from C.S. Lewis, entitled, 'In reply to your "Itma" Theory'
  • a note from C.S. Lewis enclosing a copy of a poem by Douglas Newton
  • a note from C.S. Lewis describing 'Itma Dreams', 1964-5
  • 'Pavane' by O.W. Mitchell
  • poems by Miss Maisie Radford, 1914-40
  • poems by Rex Raab, 1983-90
  • poem written for him by his aunt, Minnie Sh?, [c.1914]
  • a letter and poems from Josephine Spence, 1979-85
  • anonymous poems, undated

G.2   Essays relating primarily to Barfield and his work, 1977-96

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1248-9

Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.

Typescript essays relating to Barfield and his work, 1977-88
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1248

Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • Miriam Marty, 'New Wine, New Wineskins: Myth, history and the advent of symbol in the history of consciousness', 1977, with a letter from Barfield praising her work, 1978
  • Amy Pattullo, 'The Work of Owen Barfield and the Nature of Meaningfulness', thesis, Wesleyan University, 1981
  • Patrick Grant, 'The Quality of Thinking: Owen Barfield as Literary Man and Anthroposophist', [c.1981]
  • Janis Peffers, 'Owen Barfield's Conception of History, Language and Consciousness', printed essay, Summer 1982, with three associated letters from Claire Thomas, 1981-2
  • Brian Stockwell, untitled essay on C.S. Lewis and Owen Barfield, typescript, 1982
  • Bruce H. Weber, 'The Second Scientific Revolution and Owen Barfield', essay, 1983
  • Jeanne Hunter, 'Owen Barfield: A Change of Consciousness', essay, 1984
  • Terry Hipolito, 'Before the New Criticism', essay relating to Owen Barfield, 1987
  • Richard Hocks, 'Owen Barfield's Theory of the Evolution of Consciousness', essay, 1987
  • Verlyn Flieger, 'The Sound of Silence', essay relating to Owen Barfield and C.S. Lewis, [?1987]
  • Terry Hipolito, 'Before the New Criticism: A Study of Owen Barfield's Poetic Diction', essay, 1988

Typescript essays relating to Barfield and his work, 1988-96
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1249

Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • Jonas Barciauskas, 'The Implicate Order as Desert of the Godhead: A Comparison of David Bohm and Meister Eckhart', essay relating to Owen Barfield, 1988
  • James S. Cutsinger, 'C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and their friends', course notes, South Carolina College, typescript, 1989
  • Francis J. Morris and Ronald C. Wendling, 'Coleridge and 'The Great Divide' between C.S. Lewis and Owen Barfield', essay, [?1989]
  • Elmar Schenkel, 'Poetics and Evolution: Owen Barfield', photocopy of a paper presented at the University of Massachusetts, [c.1989]
  • Martin Moynihan, 'Owen Barfield and Poetic Diction', essay, [1980s]
  • Paul Piehler, 'Allegory and Iconoclasm: Barfield on the Literature of the Protestant Reformation', essay, [1980s]
  • R.S. Reilly, 'Owen Barfield: Symbol and Teacher', essay, [1980s]
  • Verlyn Flieger, 'Poetic Diction and Splintered Light', essay relating to Owen Barfield and J.R.R. Tolkien, [1980s]
  • Howard W. Fulweiler, 'The Missing Link: Owen Barfield and the Scientific Imagination', essay with draft copy, [1980s]
  • Transcript of an interview of Owen Barfield by Richard Ramsbotham, typescript, [?1980s]
  • Richard A. Hocks, 'Thoreau, Coleridge, and Barfield: Reflections on the Imagination and the Law of Polarity', paper delivered at the University of Missouri, [?1980s]
  • Stephen Thorson, 'Barfield's Evolution of Consciousness: how much did Lewis accept?', typescript article, with pencil annotations by Barfield, [1996]
  • Elmar Schenkel, 'Eine Geschichte Der Phänomene: Zum Werk des englischen Philosophen Owen Barfield', photocopied essay, [1990s]
  • Thomas Kranidas, 'C.S. Lewis and the Poetry of Owen Barfield', typescript essay, n.d.
  • John Lukacs, 'Chapter VI. Great Contemporaries', pp. 214-50, relating to Owen Barfield, photocopy of draft chapter, n.d.

G.3   Work sent to Barfield for his criticism, 1940s-1997

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1250-1

Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.

Essays, theses and draft books, sent to Barfield for his comments and criticism, 1940s-1989
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1250

Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • 'Sieben Sprüche / von / Rudolf Steiner', manuscript, inscribed, inside front cover, 'Owen Barfield / Red Roofs / Bartons Lane / Chalfont St. Giles / Bucks', [1940s]
  • Shirley Sugarman, 'Sin and Madness: Studies in Narcissism', typescript and copies of drafts, with related correspondence, 1971-5
  • Simon Blaxland de Lange, 'A Letter from the City', two versions, and 'A Letter from the Study', three versions, photocopies of manuscripts, with covering letters, 1979
  • Michael Winship, chapter on medieval music from his thesis, with two letters to Barfield, 1982-3
  • Fowler Hamilton, address delivered at Christ Church, Oxford, for the re-union of Rhodes Scholars, with a covering letter from Hamilton, 1983
  • 'Electing Reality', written by John Davy, Stephen Edelglass, Hans Gebert and Georg Maier, typescript with detailed manuscript notes by Barfield, 1988-9

Essays, theses and draft books, sent to Barfield for his comments and criticism, 1990-7
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1251

Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • Walter Hooper, typescript draft of part of, All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C.S. Lewis, 1922-1927, comprising the introduction and diary entries for 1922, with a covering letter from Hooper, 1990
  • Dale J. Nelson, ' "But this time it's true": C.S. Lewis and William Law', typescript essay, with covering letter, [?1990]
  • Alan Stott, 'What kind of a tree is 'The Philosophy of Freedon'?', thesis, dedicated to Owen Barfield, inscribed by the author, 1993
  • R. Brady, 'Steiner's Epistemological Works', thesis, envelope postmarked 1994
  • Donald I. Cruse, 'The Darwinian Crisis and the origin of design in nature', draft thesis, which refers to Owen Barfield, with covering letter from Nick Thomas, 1997
  • Henry Gurr and Naomi Frost-Hewitt, 'From Sacred to Profane to Sacred', typescript, 1990s

H   Audio-visual material, 1944-96

H.1   Audio cassettes and compact discs, many relating to C.S. Lewis, 1944-95

Shelfmarks: Dep. e. 559-73


'Interview with Owen Barfield, Sept. 1987'
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 559
Extent: 1 compact disc

Scope and Content:

'Owen Barfield talks to John Martin about his friendship with C.S. Lewis. Part of a documentary called, 'Behind The Wardrobe', broadcast November 1988'.


Owen Barfield, speaking at the conference, 'C.S. Lewis as Christian and Scholar', 1988
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 560
Format: audio cassette

Scope and Content:

Owen Barfield, introduced by Walter Hooper, and answering questions about his relationship with C.S. Lewis, at the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute, Oxford.


'C.S. Lewis BBC talks', radio broadcasts, 1944-55
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 561
Format: TDK C120 audio cassette

Scope and Content:

Comprising the following talks broadcast on the radio:

  • 'The Great Divide', broadcast, 6 Apr. 1955
  • 'Charles Williams', broadcast, 11 Feb. 1949
  • 'Beyond Personality', broadcast, 21 Mar. 1944
  • 'Prologue to The Great Divorce', recorded, 27 Feb. 1948

C.S. Lewis, 'The Great Divide', a radio broadcast, 1955
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 562
Format: Memorex 90 audio cassette

Scope and Content:

An adaptation for the radio of his inaugural lecture as Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Cambridge University, originally entitled, 'De Descriptione Temporum'.


'A Talk by C.S. Lewis / given in a series / "Unread Classics" / The Pilgrims Progress by / John Bunyan/ Broadcast 14.11.62', 1962
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 563
Format: TDK D90 audio cassette

C.S. Lewis, 'Comments and Critiques / The Pilgrims Progress / Tape 1' (The Episcopal Radio-TV Foundation, Inc.), 1981
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 564
Format: audio cassette

C.S. Lewis, 'Comments and Critiques / The Great Divide / Tape 2' (The Episcopal Radio-TV Foundation, Inc.), 1981
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 565
Format: Memorex 90 audio cassette

C.S. Lewis, 'Comments and Critiques / The Great Divorce / Tape 3' (The Episcopal Radio-TV Foundation, Inc.), 1981
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 566
Format: audio cassette

[C.S. Lewis], 'BBC Tapes 1-2: The New Man; Great Divorce; Pilgrim's Progress; Part of Great Divide' (Catacomb Cassettes), 1976
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 567
Format: audio cassette

[C.S. Lewis], 'BBC Tapes 3-4: Part of Great Divide; Criticism of Charles Williams' Stories' (Catacomb Cassettes), 1976
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 568
Format: audio cassette

'Two People of the Foothills: Reminiscences of C.S. Lewis by the Revd Canon R.E. Head' (PCC Holy Trinity, The Vicarage, Quarry Road, Oxford), 1988
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 569
Format: audio cassette

'Beyond Personality: Recollections of C.S. Lewis from former colleagues, pupils and friends', a radio broadcast, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 570
Format: Maxell UD 60 audio cassette

Scope and Content:

Compiled by Ann Bonsor, with extracts from C.S. Lewis' work read by Norman Rodway.


Recollections of C.S. Lewis by 'Rev'd Peter Bide / 24th January 1995'
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 571
Format: TDK D90 audio cassette

Scope and Content:

A recording of a talk given in ?Oxford, in Trinity Term, by Peter Bide, a former pupil of C.S. Lewis, 1936-9, who later officiated at the marriage of Lewis and Joy Gresham.


'JRRT[olkien] Memorial Service', 1993
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 572
Format: TDK SA 60 audio cassette

Scope and Content:

Recorded in Keble College Chapel, 23 Aug. 1993, as part of an international conference.


'Portrait of Charles Williams', n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 573
Format: TDK SF 60 audio cassette

Scope and Content:

Possibly a radio broadcast, with contributions from friends, including C.S. Lewis.

H.2   Video material, 1983-96

Shelfmarks: Dep. e. 574-7


'Readings At O. View / Studio Then / Front Garden, 1983'
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 574
Format: dvd

Scope and Content:

Film of Owen Barfield (wearing a shirt and suit jacket), Jeanne Hunter, Tom Kranidas (wearing a t-shirt) and John Ulreich jr (wearing a checked shirt), reading from various texts. Barfield reads 'Sonnet XXIII' by John Milton in the studio, inside the house, and later he reads 'Love' by George Herbert, in the front garden. Filmed by his son, Jeffrey Barfield at his home, Orchard View, Dartford, Kent, in the Summer of 1983. The film is 15 minutes and 32 seconds long. It was originally recorded on Betamax videotape, and was converted to VHS videotape and then to a DVD. The picture quality is poor and there are some glitches.


'Owen Barfield / Bible Christmas / Reading by / Candles, 1983'
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 575
Format: dvd

Scope and Content:

Film of Owen Barfield reading from the Gospel of Saint Luke, chapter 1, by candlelight in the dining room at Orchard View, Dartford, Kent. Filmed by his son, Jeffrey Barfield. The film is 9 minutes and 13 seconds long. Filmed originally on videotape and converted to DVD, which accounts for the poor picture quality.


'Owen + Leo / Oxford Days + WWI, 1984'
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 576
Format: dvd

Scope and Content:

Film of Owen Barfield and Leo Baker talking about their experiences whilst serving in the first world war, and of their lives as undergraduates at Wadham College, Oxford. They reminisce about their friends Eric Beckett, Cecil Harwood, and C.S. Lewis. Filmed by his son, Jeffrey Barfield, in the study at Orchard View, Dartford, Kent, in the Summer of 1984. The film is 24 minutes and 27 seconds long. It was originally recorded on VHS videotape and converted to a DVD, which accounts for the poor picture quality.


'Owen Barfield: man and meaning', [OwenArts Production 1996]
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 577
Format: video cassette and booklet

Scope and Content:

A documentary written by G.B. Tennyson and David Lavery, running for 40 minutes, with a printed transcript, prepared and edited by G.B. Tennyson, 1995.

I   Miscellaneous, c.1900-93

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1252-4, Dep. e. 578


'Lifetime achievement award', from the Mythopoeic Society, Aug. 1992
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1252

'Visitor's Book / Orchard View / Gills Road / South Darenth / Kent', 1974-86
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1253

Scope and Content:

Signed by visitors with their name, address, and date of visit, with an occasional personal comment.


Address book, 1993
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1254
Binding: The Lord of the Rings Address Book (London, 1993)

Scope and Content:

Containing names and addresses of family, friends and colleagues, together with loose notes of names and addresses.


Commonplace book, 'Some thoughts suggested by the life of James Macfurlan', c.1900
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 578
Extent: 188 leaves
Binding: Black cloth, stiffened paper covers

Scope and Content:

Contains reminiscences, poems and prayers in various hands. One entry is dated Apr. 1900. Notes by Owen Barfield on fols. 52-3.

J   Papers of other people, 1918-2007

J.1   Papers of Maud Barfield née Douie, wife, 1921-77

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1255


Letters to Maud, 1921-77
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1255
Extent: 28 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-23) letters and postcards from her husband, Owen Barfield, mostly relating to domestic circumstances, 1921-77
  • (fols. 24-5) letter from her mother, Mrs. Douie, 1925
  • (fols. 26-8) letter from Irene Plunket, 1959

J.2   Papers of Alexander Barfield, son, 1933-98

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1256-7


Postcards from his parents and other relatives, 1933-8
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1256
Extent: 26 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • (fols. 1-15) picture postcards from his father, 1933-8
  • (fols. 16-20) five postcards from his mother, 1935-8
  • (fols. 21-6) postcards from relatives and family friends, 1933-8

Letters, mostly from his father, 1985-9 and 1998
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1257
Extent: 13 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-11) five letters from his father, relating to his will, and to the disposal of his belongings when he moved to Forest Row, 1985-9
  • (fols. 12-13) receipt from Mrs. Reddick, his father's housekeeper, for her legacy, 1998 [three photographs have been removed and placed in the photographic series - see Dep. c. 1228, fols. 26, 37, 39]

J.3   Papers of Lucy Barfield, daughter, 1974-5

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1258


Letters from her father, Owen Barfield, 1974-5
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1258
Extent: 3 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprising two letters from her father, Owen Barfield, 1974-5 and one letter from Kathryn Lindskoog, 1975.

J.4   Papers of Owen A. Barfield, grandson and literary executor, 1918-98

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1259-60


Correspondence with his grandfather, Owen Barfield, 1972-89
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1259
Extent: 23 leaves

Documents, mainly photocopies, collected by Owen A. Barfield, 1918-98
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1260
Extent: 26 leaves

Scope and Content:

Pink folder conprising:

  • (fols. 1-4) letter from Harry Barfield, older brother of Owen Barfield, to his sister, Diana, whilst on active service, 29 Nov. 1918, photocopy
  • (fols. 5-12) letter from Owen Barfield to his cousin, Arnold Barfield, 1945, photocopy
  • (fols. 13-15) letters from Owen Barfield to his daughter-in-law's father, Dr. Ignacio Ribas-Marques, relating to family affairs, 1966-8
  • (fols. 16-19) 'Information for my Literary Executors', two different versions of this document, one dated 1979 and one dated March 1985, and later altered to April 1985, recording his wishes for the disposal of books, manuscripts and letters, with pencil notes recording some of the actions taken; together with an empty envelope, referred to in the above, annotated thus, 'for Literary Executors / (Early) Memorandum etc & (later) Letters / re "Literary Remains" / (plus some correspondence relating thereto)'
  • (fol. 20) death certificate for Owen Barfield, 15 Dec. 1997, photocopy
  • (fol. 21) grant of probate for Owen Barfield, 8 Apr. 1998, photocopy
  • (fol. 22) coat of arms and motto for Owen Barfield, two copies
  • (fols. 23-5) email from Philip Zaleski, 2008, containing a transcription of two documents written by Owen Barfield in Greek, relating to C.S. Lewis; originals are in the Marion E.Wade collection, Wheaton College, Illinois, USA

J.5   Papers of G.B. Tennyson, literary executor, 1970s-2007

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1261-5


Photocopies of letters from Owen Barfield to Thomas Kranidas, with explanatory notes by Kranidas, 1974-95
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1261
Extent: 234 leaves

Scope and Content:

Manila folder entitled, 'Owen Barfield - Thomas Kranidas letters'. The letters relate to family, friends and personal matters; his writing; efforts to have his work published, and his lectures, particularly his visits to America on lecture tours. The originals are held at the Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College, Illinois, USA.

Certain leaves are restricted.


Correspondence relating to the management of the literary estate, 1981-2007
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1262
Extent: 317 leaves

Scope and Content:

Including:

  • (fol. 1) letter from Cam Tennyson, daughter, to Chris Mitchell, director of the Marion E. Wade Center, relating to the provenance of the records, 2007
  • (fols. 2-5) three photographs of Owen Barfield: a black and white studio portrait, taken c.1918-20; a black and white studio portrait, taken c.1935-40; a colour photograph taken inside Forest Row, 1994, with negatives
  • (fols. 6-16) photocopy of Barfield's will and codicils, 1994
  • (fols. 17-110) correspondence with Owen Barfield, and others, relating to his work as literary executor designate, 1981-94
  • (fols. 111-16) letters received after his death and forwarded to his executors, 1997-8
  • (fols. 118-27) G.B. Tennyson, 'The Legacy of Owen Barfield', a paper prepared for the Owen Barfield Centenary Celebration, 1998
  • (fols. 128-31) Jane Hipolito, 'Owen Barfield und der amerikanische Traum', Die Christengemeinschaft, 7-8 (1999), 515-21
  • (fols. 152-315) = Res.

Correspondence file
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1263 = Res.
Extent:
Restrictions on Access: Closed.

Manuscripts of the novella, Eager Spring, and related correspondence, 1985-90
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1264
Extent: 173 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • (fols. 1-39) drafts and notes for the story by Barfield and Josephine Spence, and her design for the front cover, 1985-6
  • (fols. 40-103) 'Eager Spring I', blue notebook containing pp. 1-54 in Barfield's hand
  • (fols. 104-43) 'Eager Spring II', blue notebook containing pp. 55-92 in Barfield's hand
  • (fols. 144-70) correspondence with the publishers, 1987-90

See Dep. c. 1084-5 for the typescripts of 'Eager Spring', 1996.


Address book of Owen Barfield, [1970s-1990s]
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1265
Binding: Covers missing

Scope and Content:

Containing many loose business cards and notes with addresses.

J.6   Papers of Marguerite Harwood, née Lundgren, friend, 1930-81

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1266-9


Diary, probably belonging to Marguerite Lundgren, 1948
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1266

Diary, recording a visit to Egypt with Owen Barfield, Jan. 1981
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1267

Scope and Content:

Written in a pink exercise book, and containing a loose manuscript poem by Barfield entitled, 'Moments before Sleep'.


School exercise book, 1930
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1268

Scope and Content:

Blue exercise book, annotated, 'The New School, Streatham Hill, S.W. 16 / M. Lundgren, English Literature', containing a piece of creative writing and essays, marked by Owen Barfield.


Notebook, probably belonging to Marguerite Lundgren, 1949-55 and 1969
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1269

Scope and Content:

Kiwi address book, containing notes on Rudolf Steiner's teachings and a record of dreams.

J.7   Papers of Walter O. Field, friend, 1921-51

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1270-1


Diary, 1925
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1270
Binding: Lined notebook, red cloth, stiffened paper covers

Scope and Content:

Loose letter from Walter Field to Owen Barfield, 1949, has been placed in Dep. c. 1271.


Correspondence and literary papers of W.O. Field, 1921-51
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1271

Scope and Content:

Comprising:

  • 'W.O.F. Literary Remains & A.A. Milne's Story', containing poems and correspondence of Walter O. Field, undergraduate friend, 1921-6
  • letter to Owen Barfield, 1949 [removed from Dep. c. 1270]
  • letters from Owen Barfield, 1949-51
  • black and white photograph, with negative, of a soldier [possibly W.O. Field] and a small boy, both unidentified

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