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Powys, Theodore Francis

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 SL V 76, SL V 77, SL V 78, SL V 79
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Powys, Theodore Francis
Date(s): 1906-1928
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 4 volumes
Name of creator(s): Powys | Theodore Francis | 1875-1953 | author
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Theodore Francis Powys was born at Shirley, Dorset in 1875. He was educated at Dorchester Grammar School. He published his first work An Interpretation of Genesis in 1908. During his writing career, Powys wrote many novels and short stories. His last novel published during his lifetime was Goat Green in 1937. Powys remained in Dorset for the rest of his life. He died on 27 November 1953.


Scope and content/abstract:

Holograph manuscripts of Powys' novels. SL V 76 is Dialogue on Genesis, 1906. SL V 77 is Mark Only, 1922. SL V 78 is The Dewpond, 1928 and SL V 79 is The House with the Echo, 1928.

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Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

University of London Library, The Sterling library: a catalogue of the printed books and literary manuscripts collected by Sir Louis Sterling and presented by him to the University of London, Cambridge, (1954).

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Allied Materials

Related material:

The Harry Ransom Human Resources Center Library, University of Texas at Austin, holds literary papers; the Dorset County Museum contains miscellaneous correspondence and literary papers; Aberdeen University Library holds letters to John Bisset Chapman, 1925-1936; the British Library, London, has letters to Vera Wainwright, 1926-1951 (Ref: Add MSS 54330).

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Simon McKeon, 2000-05-23 Sarah Aitchison

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