Diaries of Aylwin Bowen

Scope and Content

Diaries of Aylwin Bowen, with one diary written while in Japan, 1923. Written mainly in Letts's diaries, three (1918, 1931, 1933) in the printers W. Straker's diaries, the latter interleaved with unnumbered leaves of blotting-paper. The 1950 volume contains a copy of Bowen's bookplate.

Administrative / Biographical History

Aylwin (formerly Alfred) Bowen, author of In New Japan (London, 1932) and other works, and printer, of Edmonton and (from 1931) Hounslow, Middlesex.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The diaries were bought from Henry Bristow in 1991.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.


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