Letters to and from C.S. Lewis
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Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6825, fols. 41-80
Title: Letters to and from C.S. Lewis
Dates of Creation: 1934-1961, n.d.
Extent: 40 leaves
Language(s) of Material: English
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a British writer and academic, well known for
The Chronicles of Narnia. Together with fellow novelist J. R. R. Tolkien, Lewis was active in the Inklings, an Oxford literary group.
Scope and Content
- (fols. 41-7) letters from Lewis to Janet Spens, 1934-1956
- (fols. 48-9) typescript letter from Charles Williams, 12 March 1936. This is said to be the first letter written by Williams
to Lewis, see
Essays Presented to Charles Williams (London, 1947).
- (fol. 50) letter from Owen Barfield, 1939
- (fols. 51-9) letters from R.W. Chambers, 1938-1940
- (fols. 60-2) letters from Sister Penelope [Lawson], 1939-1940
- (fols. 63-7) letters from Arthur Greeves, 1961
- (fols. 68-71) letters from Evelyn Underhill,1938-1941
- (fols. 72-3) letter from Eugène Vinaver, 1959
- (fols. 74-6) letter from Humphrey Havard, 1943
- (fols. 77-8) letter from Anne Ridler, 1945
- (fol. 79) letter from George Every, 1941
- (fol. 80) letter from Mervyn Peake, n.d.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given by Walter Hooper, 10 July 2001.
Preferred Form of Citation
Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Eng. c. 6825, fols. 41-7
Lewis | Clive Staples | 1898-1963 | writer and academic
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