Littleton Powys: Letters to Mary Thomas

Scope and Content

Manuscript letters addressed mainly to Mary Thomas at 10 Cheylesmore House, Ebury Bridge Road, London, accompanied by the original envelopes. There is also a typescript of St Francis's sermon on animals.

Administrative / Biographical History

Littleton Charles Powys, 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.

Mary Thomas's background is not known.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mrs Mary Thomas, 1981.


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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Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds other papers relating to Littleton Powys, MSS.Add.8635, 8636 and 8933.