Photocopy of a cartoon of Oxford University B.Litt. examiners said to be drawn by C.S. Lewis

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2016


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Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7556, fol. 96
Title: Photocopy of a cartoon of Oxford University B.Litt. examiners said to be drawn by C.S. Lewis
Dates of Creation: Jun 1934
Extent: 1 leaf
Language(s) of Material: English



Biographical/Historical

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a writer and scholar. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.


Scope and Content

In the cartoon, the chief examiner, with spectacles and a walrus moustache, is Percy Simpson. The others are unidentified. A list of names in the left margin refers to 1934 B. Litt. students. Some of the names are incorrectly spelt and not in Lewis’s hand. A Latin inscription, ‘ET PROPTER VIVAM VIVENDI PERDERE CAVSAS’, is a variation on Juvenal, Satire 8 [‘vivam’ for ‘vitam’].


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Photocopy passed to Western Manuscripts by Oxford University Archives, 14 Oct 2011


Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Eng. c. 7556, fol. 96


Access Point(s)

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

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University of Oxford -- Intellectual life


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