Letter from John Beddow to Elizabeth Munro

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Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7963, fol. 49
Title: Letter from John Beddow to Elizabeth Monro
Dates of Creation: 1948
Extent: 1 leaf
Language(s) of Material: English


John Beddow was the vicar of St Oswald's parish, Chester, 1948-1963, and a family friend of Miss Munro.

Scope and Content

The letter was written in response to Miss Munro's grief following the death of her father. Beddows suggested that she read The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis, or even visit him at his college in Oxford. She did write to C.S. Lewis and his reply (with a note by Miss Munro) can be found at MS. Eng. c. 7963, fols. 25-26.

Related Material

See also MS. Eng. c. 7963, fols. 25-26 for a note by Elizabeth Monro and a letter to her from C.S. Lewis, relating to grief, suffering and religious faith.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Chris Bowlby, 11 Feb 2016.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. c. 7963, fol. 49.

Access Point(s)

Lewis| Clive Staples |1898-1963 | writer and academic

Suffering--Religious aspects--Christianity

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