Photocopy letters from John Gray to Frances Langdale

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 JHG/3/2/1
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 GR J/1-11
  • Dates of Creation
      [originals 1901-1933]
  • Physical Description
      11 pieces

Scope and Content

Letters from Gray to Miss Frances Langdale, whom Gray first met whilst staying with the Langdale family in Brittany in 1889. Gray's conversion to Catholicism has been attributed to his stay with the Langdale family (See B. Sewell, Footnote to the Nineties). Following this visit, Gray and Frances Langdale entered into a lifelong correspondence, and this series comprises photocopies of some of Gray's letters. The content of his letters to Miss Langdale often covers religious topics, including their concern for her brother Marmaduke Langdale's lapse from Catholicism, and Frances' nephew Eugene Langdale's ordination as a Catholic priest. Gray also makes reference to the marriage of his sister Sarah Harris Gray to Admiral Tinklar.

Copies of letters from Gray to Frances Langdale have been placed in this subfonds, rather than the main correspondence from Gray (JHG/2) because they have been used extensively in Sewell's memoir of Gray Footnote to the Nineties and are therefore likely to have been added to the collection by Sewell.

For letters written by Gray to other correspondents, see subfonds JHG/2

Conditions Governing Access

These photocopy letters are closed for copyright reasons.