Littleton Charles Powys: Letters to Oliver Holt

Scope and Content

Three folders of letters to Oliver Holt from Littleton Powys, 1928-1939, 1940-1947 and 1948-1955. The third folder includes correspondence, 1984-1986, between Oliver Holt and A.E.B. Owen, Keeper of Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, of which Owen's letters are photocopies; 'Lyttleton Powys', an article by Oliver Holt, photocopied from the Powys review, no. 10 (Spring, 1982), pp. 73-84; and a note by Holt on his own background and relationship with Powys, 1984.

Administrative / Biographical History

Littleton Charles Powys (1874-1955), author, was born in Shirley, Derbyshire, on 25 April 1874, and educated at King's School, Bruton; Sherborne; and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He was assistant master at King's School, Bruton, 1896-1901, and at Llandovery College, 1902-1905, and Headmaster of Sherborne Preparatory School, 1905-1923.

Oliver Holt was a schoolmaster at Sherborne before working in London from 1948 until retiring to the West Country in 1958.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented by Oliver Holt, 1986.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Littleton Powys in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, part II, vol. V (Cambridge University Press, 1953), p. 179.

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