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Collection Level Description: Diaries of Aylwin Bowen

Reference: MSS. Eng. e. 2410-21
Title: Diaries of Aylwin Bowen
Dates of Creation: 1918-50
Extent: 12 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Aylwin (formerly Alfred) Bowen, author of In New Japan (London, 1932) and other works, and printer, of Edmonton and (from 1931) Hounslow, Middlesex.

Scope and Content

Diaries of Aylwin Bowen, with one diary written while in Japan, 1923. Written mainly in Letts's diaries, three (1918, 1931, 1933) in the printers W. Straker's diaries, the latter interleaved with unnumbered leaves of blotting-paper. The 1950 volume contains a copy of Bowen's bookplate.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The diaries were bought from Henry Bristow in 1991.

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Diaries | 1918-1950

Bowen | Aylwin | fl. 1918-1950 | writer and printer

Japan


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