Andrew Sydenham Farrar Gow: Correspondence and Papers

Scope and Content

Section I

1. Draft verses addressed by Gow to [A.E.] Conybeare.

2-16. Letters to Gow from the following: 2. A.S. Eddington, 1926; 3. Carlo Gallavotti, 1950; 4. General Sir Henry Cholmondeley Jackson, 1955; 5-6. A.D. Knox, 1931; 8-10. Alice Lindsell, 1937; 12. E. Lobel, 1957; 13. P. Maas, 1949; 14. John Pentland, 2nd Baron Pentland, undated; 15. Katharine E. Symons, 1936; and 16. Arthur Thomson, 1971. Nos. 7 and 11 are offprints of articles.

Section II: Papers regarding the origin of the Marlowe Society

1. Typescript draft of no.2, with later additions in the hand of C.E. Sayle, 1907 and 1922.

2. Printed announcement of the aims of the Marlowe Dramatic Society [Feb. 1907], 2 copies.

3. Printed poster advertising the performance of Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, 11 and 12 Nov. 1907.

4. Printed handbills announcing the same, 3 copies.

5. Printed programmes of the same, annotated by Gow with the names of the cast, 5 copies.

6. Letter to Gow from J.W. Clark, 12 Nov. 1907.

7. Printed rules of the Marlowe Dramatic Society, 2 copies.

8. Typescript, 'Early History of the Marlowe Dramatic Society', Sep. 1923, with preliminary notes for it by Gow.

Administrative / Biographical History

Andrew Sydenham Farrar Gow (1886-1978), Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1911-14 and 1925-79; Assistant Master at Eton College, 1914-25; College Lecturer at Trinity College, 1925-46; Lecturer at Cambridge University, 1925-51; Tutor at Trinity College, 1929-42; Praelector, 1946-51; Brereton Reader in Classics at Cambridge University, 1947-51.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed by A.S.F. Gow, 1978.


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

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.