Guard-books of Letters of C.S. Lewis

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MS. Eng. lett. c. 220/1-5
  • Dates of Creation
      [ca. 1914]-1963
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      5 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Guard-books of letters of C.S. Lewis.

Administrative / Biographical History

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a writer and scholar. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The letters were mainly given through W.M. Hooper, some were bought from other sources, 1967-77.


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

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 41192-6.

Related Material

See also Papers of C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) (Dep. c. 761-5, c. 771-7; d. 241-7, d. 415, d. 808-11; e. 381; MSS. Eng. lett. c. 220/1-7, c. 835, c. 853-5, c. 861-2; Eng. misc. c. 1109; Facs. b. 49-51, b. 90-1; c. 47-50, c. 53-4, c. 121; d. 135, d. 144 fols. 47-81, d. 263-7, d. 290, d. 297; Film 1638, 1825-30, 1835-7; Photogr. c. 11, fols. 48-85) and Letters concerning C.S. Lewis (MSS. Eng. c. 2073-6).