Llewelyn Powys: Copy Letters

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Undated typescript made by Powys' wife Alyse Gregory of 62 letters to his brothers John Cowper Powys (32 letters, 1914-1937) and A.R. (Bertie) Powys (13, 1900-1935), his sisters Philippa Powys (8, 1915-1934) and Gertrude Powys (8, 1916-1937), and H. Rivers Pollock (1, 1927). The letters are annotated by Alyse Gregory and John Cowper Powys. Gregory selected letters which she thought important and worthy of publication, detailing the major events in Powys' life. Many of the original letters were subsequently destroyed.

Administrative / Biographical History

Llewelyn Powys (1884-1939), novelist and essayist.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1989.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds other papers of Powys and his family, MSS.Add.8767, 8768, 8835 and 8933.