University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

John Cowper Powys:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963
Title: John Cowper Powys Collection
Dates: 1893-1970, undated
Abstract: Includes chiefly manuscript works and letters written by the British novelist, poet, and essayist John Cowper Powys. Many of his handwritten manuscripts are heavily revised and very lengthy, such as Atlantis (1954), Ducdame (1925), A Glastonbury Romance (1933), Porius (1951), and Rabelais (1948). Correspondence with his siblings Gertrude, Llewelyn, and Philippa Powys is especially extensive.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-3320
Extent: 43 boxes (18.06 linear feet)
Language: English, French and Greek
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Apryl Voskamp, 2014

Note:

This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.


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Works:

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1.1 Untitled novelette, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 39 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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1.2 Untitled poem for New Statesman contest, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 3 pages, undated.
Untitled poem, From our cankers and scriggles…, handwritten manuscript / workings with heavy revisions, 6 pages, undated.
Untitled short story, handwritten manuscript / incomplete with revisions, 13 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
Untitled story, handwritten manuscript / unfinished with emendations, 4 pages, undated.
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1.3 All or nothing, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 339 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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1.4 Anatole France, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 59 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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1.5 The art of forgetting, handwritten manuscript with changes, 37 pages, undated.
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2.1-2 The art of growing old, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, approximately 640 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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2.3-3.2 Atlantis, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, approximately 1150 pages, 1954. Included with this: page proofs / fragment with ANS, 22 July 1957 and printed blurb with AN, undated. From Hanley II.
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1.2 August wind (essay), handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 7 pages, undated.
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3.3 Balzac, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 56 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II. Includes photograph of Balzac statue by Rodin.
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3.4 The Bible as literature, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 66 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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4.1 The Bible as literature (continued), handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 36 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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1.2 Biographical sketch of Llewelyn Powys, handwritten manuscript / draft with revisions, 4 pages, undated. Included with this: typed copy.
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4.2 Book of walks, handwritten manuscript / diaries with several pages of sketches, 95 pages bound in 2 notebooks, 1948-1949. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
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1.2 The brazen head, typescript / miscellaneous pages with handwritten revisions, 3 pages (numbers 71, 234, 278), undated. Removed from PR 6031 O867 B729. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
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4.3 Cervantes, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 71 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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4.4 Changeable taffeta, typescript / copy of Powys essay and 1940 Shakespeare diary with illustrations and copies of Powys letters, 192 pages bound, 1956. Shakespeare diary kept by Powys for J. Richard Nicholas Ross. Includes photographs and lock of Powys' hair. Loosely laid in: AN by Powys and photograph. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
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1.2 Comments on Home and To a new world by G. M. H. Raper, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 24 pages, undated. Included with this: typescript / copies of the two poems.
Comments on The river by G. M. H. Raper, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 8 pages, circa 1942. Included with this: handwritten manuscript / copy, probably by Raper, and typescript / copy of The river.
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4.5-5.2 The complex vision, signed handwritten manuscript with extensive revisions, approximately 970 pages, 1920. From Hanley II.
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5.3 Conclusion, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 17 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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5.4 Dante, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 63 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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5.5 The death of God, initialed typescript with handwritten corrections, 117 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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6.1 Dickens, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 43 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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6.2 Dostoevsky, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 27 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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6.3-5 Ducdame, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, approximately 750 pages, 1925. From Hanley II.
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1.2 Getting together (essay), initialed handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 37 pages, undated.
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7.1-8.3 A Glastonbury romance, handwritten manuscript / incomplete with revisions, approximately 1300 pages, undated. Lacking chapters XIV-XVI (pages 630-975). Written on verso of page 361: TLS Simon and Schuster, Inc. to J. C. Powys, 30 August 1930; written on verso of page 610: Louise Heald Prichard, In defense of sexuality, carbon typescript with AN by J. C. Powys written on it, 1 page, 23 November 1930; written on versos of pages 1559-1562: TLS, TLS / incomplete Clifton Cuthbert to J. C. Powys, 11 and 12 December 1930. From Hanley II.
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1.2 A Glastonbury romance: described by the author in the form of a dialogue or of an author's catechism, handwritten manuscript with emendations and inserts, 4 pages, undated.
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8.4 Goethe, handwritten manuscript / incomplete with heavy revisions, 64 pages bound, undated. Lacking pages 21-29. From Hanley II.
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8.5 Greek tragedy, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 65 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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8.6 Guy de Maupassant, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 43 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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9.1 Hardy, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 38 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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9.2 Henry James, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 75 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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9.3-5 Homer and the aether, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, approximately 560 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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10.1 Homer's Odyssey, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 33 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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10.2-3 In defense of sensuality, signed handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, approximately 350 pages, undated. Numerous trial titles on first page. From Hanley II.
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10.4-11.3 The inmates, handwritten manuscript with extensive revisions, approximately 750 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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11.4 Introduction, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 32 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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1.2 Job (article), handwritten manuscript / incomplete with emendations, 5 pages, undated. For its New York opening.
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11.5-12.5 Jobber Skald, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 650 pages, 1932. From Hanley II.
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1.2 June 1902 (poem), initialed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 1 page, 1902. "For the Wilsonian." Included with this: typed copy.
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13.1 Keats: notes, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 10 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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13.2 The last illusion (poem), handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 5 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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1.2 Last words of Elizabeth the First, 2 handwritten manuscripts / drafts with revisions, 1 page, 2 pages, undated.
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13.3 Leigh Hunt: notes, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 3 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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13.4 Mandragora, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 152 pages bound, undated (published 1917). From Hanley II.
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13.5 Matthew Arnold, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 71 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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13.6-14.1 The meaning of culture, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 365 pages, undated. Lacking preface. From Hanley II.
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14.2 Melville and Poe, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 48 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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14.3 Men and women, handwritten manuscript with changes, 46 pages, undated.
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14.4 Milton, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 64 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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14.5 Montaigne, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 53 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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14.6 Montaigne, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 59 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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14.7-15.4 Mortal strife, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, approximately 800 pages, 1920. From Hanley II.
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15.5-16.3 Morwyn, or The vengeance of god, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, approximately 400 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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16.4 Nietzsche, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 55 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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16.5-17.1 Notebooks, handwritten manuscripts with revisions, 318 pages in 4 notebooks, 1895-1900. Contains early poems, essays, one short story, one novel. From Hanley II.
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17.2 Oscar Wilde, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 22 pages bound, undated. Written with this: handwritten manuscript / fragment on Leigh Hunt, 1 page, undated. From Hanley II.
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1.2 The parrot and the eagle (poem), initialed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, April 1898. Written with this: The primrose.
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17.3 Pascal, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 35 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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1.2 Philippa from J. C. P. (poem), initialed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 5 January 1945. Included with this: typed copy.
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17.4 Philosophy: Powys' explanation, handwritten manuscript / incomplete with revisions, 9 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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17.5-18.2 The philosophy of in spite: A philosophy for Everyman, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, approximately 660 pages, 1953. From Hanley II.
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18.3-5 A philosophy of Solitude, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, approximately 380 pages, 1953. From Hanley II.
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19.1 Porius: unpublished material, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 119 pages, undated. Included with this: genealogy, 2 pages. From Hanley II.
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19.2-22.1 Porius, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, approximately 2800 pages, 1951. From Hanley II.
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1.2 Powys Eisteddfod (poem), signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, August 1936. Handwriting and authorship doubtful. Has names Joan Powys and John Cowper at bottom.
The primrose, initialed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, April 1898. Written with The parrot and the eagle.
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22.2 Prose fragments, handwritten manuscript with extensive revisions, 89 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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1.2 Protest of literary persons against literary censorship in United States, handwritten manuscript / draft with revisions, 5 pages, undated. Occasioned by attacks on Dreiser's The Genius.
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22.3 Proust, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 56 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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22.4 Rabelais, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 23 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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22.5-23.5 Rabelais, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, approximately 1575 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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24.1 Remy de Gourmont, handwritten manuscript / incomplete with revisions, 60 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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1.2 Review of Arabia deserta by Charles M. Doughty, handwritten manuscript / drafts with revisions, 23 pages, undated.
Review of Eastward in Eden by Claude Silve, translated from the French by Evelyn Hatch, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, 10 pages, undated. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
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24.2-5 Rodmoor, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, approximately 720 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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25.1 Rousseau, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 50 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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25.2 Saint Paul, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 169 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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25.3 Sex and literature, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 3 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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25.4 Shakespeare, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 63 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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25.5 Shelley: notes, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 9 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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1.2 The tragic nineties, signed handwritten manuscript, 15 pages, undated.
Turgeniev, handwritten manuscript / fragment, 1 page, undated.
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25.6-8 Up and out: A mystery-tale, signed handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 205 pages, undated. Included with this: The mountains of the moon, signed handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 202 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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26.1 Up and out: A mystery-tale, carbon typescript with handwritten emendations and corrections, 142 pages bound, undated. Bound with this: The mountains of the moon, carbon typescript with handwritten emendations and corrections, 124 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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26.2 Victor Hugo, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 32 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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26.3 Visions and revisions: introduction, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 50 pages, undated. Included with this: carbon typescript with handwritten revisions, 21 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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26.4 Voltaire, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 45 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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26.5 Walt Whitman, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 72 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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1.2 Walter Savage Landor, handwritten manuscript / fragment with emendations, 1 page, undated. From Hanley II.
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26.6 William Blake, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 39 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.
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26.7 Wordsworth, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 21 pages bound, undated. From Hanley II.



Letters:

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27.1 ALS to unidentified recipient, 19 October 1952. In the hand of Phyllis Playter.
ALS to unidentified recipient, 27 November 1958. Includes juvenile poem of Powys. From Hanley II.
ALS to Addyes-Scott, Reginald, 15 July 1943. Removed from AC-L P873ma 1937 copy 2.
ALS to Addyes-Scott, Reginald, 8 September 1943. Removed from PR 6031 O867 W7 1915b.
5 ALS, ALI to Addyes-Scott, Reginald, 1943-1947, undated. Removed from Temp P873 G1 1934a.
ALS to Addyes-Scott, Reginald, 23 October 1943. Removed from AC-L P873gl 1933 copy 2.
ALS to Addyes-Scott, Reginald, 22 May 1948.
ALS to Addyes-Scott, Reginald, 4 November 1948. Removed from AC-L P873ra 1948 copy 3.
ALS to Archer, _____, 10 September 1945.
11 ALS to Ellison, Norman Frederick, 1935-1971. Included: ALS from Phyllis Playter to Norman Ellison, 5 September 1965.
5 ALS, 3 ALI to Elwin, Malcolm, 1947-1957, undated.
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27.2 22 ALS, ALS / fragment, ALI to Evans, Ted, 1949-1955.
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27.3 ALS to Fennell, H. W., 15 October 1933.
7 ALS to Garlick, Raymond, 1915-1954, undated.
ALS to Garlick, Raymond, sending payment for a subscription to publication Dock Leaves, 7 February 1951. Not described in card catalog; purchase R15288, 2004.
19 ALS, 2 AL to Gillman, Elias, 1942-1961.
ALS to Grainger, Bonny, 16 November no year.
7 ALS to Greenwood, C. J., 1942-1948. From Hanley II.
ALS to Guthrie, William Norman, 7 September 1930. Removed from Temp P873wol 1929g copy 2 vol. 2.
3 ALS to Guthrie, William Norman, 1931, undated. Enclosed: TLS Simon and Schuster to Powys, 12 April 1930. Removed from presentation copy of Powys' Wolf Solent.
5 ALS to Guthrie, William Norman, 1932. Tipped into a copy of A Glastonbury romance, with marginal handwritten notes and comments by Guthrie thoughout. Also tipped in: TLS Robert Nelton Spencer to Guthrie, 21 May 1932. See PR 6031 O867 G538 1932 copy 2.
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27.3 ALS to Guthrie, William Norman, 21 October 1932? Included with this: Guthrie's Notes on and errata in American edition of A Glastonbury romance, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Both Powys' letter and Guthrie's notes and errata were tipped in a copy of A Glastonbury romance. The rest of his list of errata remains tipped in. See PR 6031 O867 G538 1932 copy 2.
ALS to Guthrie, William Norman, 9 January 1937. Removed from Temp P873me 1929b.
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27.5 55 ALS, 7 ALI, 5 AL, 2 AL / incomplete to Hall, Ron, 1951-1960, undated.
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27.6 33 ALS to Hughes, Glyn, 1957-1961.
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27.4 3 ALS to Hughes, Glyn, 1957-1958.
2 ALS to Hughes, Glyn, 12 and 29 November 1958.
3 ALS to Johnson, Austin and Gwyneth Cowper, 1960-1961.
5 ALS to Johnson, Gwyneth Cowper, 1953-1960.
ALS to Johnson, Gwyneth, 11 February 1943.
5 ALS, AL to Kelley, Valentine, 1957-1958, undated.
2 ALS to Letchford, Frank W., 4 October 1954, 15 February 1955.
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28.1 18 ALS, ALI, AL to McCroye, Roye, 1957-1959.
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28.2 27 ALS, 6 ALI to Moilliet, Trevor, 1951-1958, undated. Variously signed Jack O'Lantern, Cousin Jack, Cousin John, Johnny, Jack John, and Jack. Attached to ALS dated 27 December 1957: ALS from E. Adophe Stettes to Powys, 22 December 1957. From Hanley II.
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28.3 13 ALS to Moore, John, 1948-1952. One in hand of Phyllis Playter. Also includes ALS from Playter and TLS from Richard Hough to Moore. Not described in card catalog; purchase R12149, 1990.
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28.1 ALS, ALI to Myers, Elizabeth, 7 October 1942, 6 February 1946.
ALS to Nelson, _____, 28 April no year.
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28.4 28 ALS to Owlett, F. C., 1955-1971, undated. Included with this: typed carbon copy of AN written on back of envelope to Owlett and printed broadsheet of Owlett's poem The lost ships.
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28.1 ALS to Powys, Francis Llewelyn, 26 July 1954. Signed John Lack-Sense.
ALS to Powys, Gertrude, 22 January no year.
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28.5-29.4 80 ALS, 99 ALI, 2 ALI / incomplete, 28 AL, APCS, 3 APCI, APC to Powys, Gertrude, 1895-1952, undated. Typed copies of these items included.
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30.1 64 ALS, 26 ALI, 3 AL to Powys, Littleton Charles, 1935-1955, undated.
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30.2-34.4 141 ALS, 3 ALS / incomplete, 215 ALI, 9 ALI / incomplete, 67 AL, 14 AL / incomplete, APCS, 2 APC, telegram to Powys, Llewelyn, 1898-1939, undated. Typed copies included with most items.
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34.5 15 ALS, 4 ALI to Powys, Mary Cowper Johnson, 1893-1910, undated.
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28.1 ALS to Powys, Mary Cowper Johnson ("Mother), undated.
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35.1-36.4 74 ALS, 108 ALI, 18 AL, AL / incomplete, 3 APC to Powys, Philippa, 1912-1961, undated. Typed copies included with most items.
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28.1 3 ALS to Powys, Sally, 1954-1956.
ALS to Powys, Theodore Francis, 29 May 1951. Cover letter for notebooks containing Cottage shadows by T. F. Powys.
ALS to Powys, Theodore Francis, 25 April 1953.
ALI to Powys, Violet Dodd, 18 December no year.
3 ALS, ALI, AL / incomplete to Reynolds, Reginald, 1942-1946. From Hanley II.
TL / copy to Ross, J. Richard Nicholas, undated. Included with this: AN by J. R. N. Ross, 1 page, undated. Removed from PR 6031 O867 P675. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
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37.1-38.5 265 ALS, 83 ALI, 53 AL, 2 ANS, 3 AN, TN / copy, 2 APCS, 2 APCI, 6 APC to Ross, J. Richard Nicholas, 1939-1962, undated. Enclosures. Many letters from 1915-1962 directed to Adelaide Ross. Included with these: TLS Chief Constable of Ayrshire to Ross, 21 November 1940; ALS Powys to Evelyn Hatch, 13 May 1948; 6 ALS, ALI Powys to Adelaide Ross; 3 ALS Powys to Adelaide Ross written by Phyllis Playter; 23 ALS, 3 ALI, FLI, 2 APCI, APC Playter to J. Richard Ross, some directed also to Adelaide Ross; 27 ALS, 3 ALI Playter to Adelaide Ross; 5 ALS, TLS Vyrney Biscoe to J. Richard Ross. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection. Includes several letters written in Greek.
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39.1-40.3 485 TL / copies bound in 7 volumes to Ross, J. Richard Nicholas, 1939-1963. Some addressed also to Adelaide Phillpotts Ross. Several by Phyllis Playter included. Included with the letters: photographs, newspaper clippings, drawings, pressed leaves, a lock of hair, one vellum leaf from a prayer book written in French, letters by Vyrney Biscoe ("Ann Temple") and Phyllis Playter to the Rosses after Powys' death, miscellaneous memorabilia. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
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28.1 4 ALS to Schwartz, Jacob, 1957-1959.
4 ALS to Schwartz, Jacob, 1957-1958. From Hanley II.
ALS to Schwartz, Jacob, 30 June 1959. Removed from AC-L P873Gwil.P 1947.
TLS to Senhouse, _____, 22 October 1943.
6 ALS, ALI to Sheridan, Paul, 1939-1940.
3 ALS to Shirley, Ralph and Joan Starkey, 1946-1957. Not described in card catalog; gift G8506, 1990.
ALS to Stott, _____, 21 March 1936.
3 ALS to Visiak, Edward Harold, 1948-1949. Removed from AC-L P873ra 1948 copy 2.
18 ALS to Warren, Frank, 1956-1959, undated.
ALS to Wolff, Paul, 7 December 1937.
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40.4 14 ALS, 7 ALI, 4 AL to Williams, Huw Menai, 1944-1955, undated.
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28.1 2 ALS to Woodward, Mrs., 19 January and 14 February 1939.



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41.1 Unidentified author. APC to Powys, John Cowper, 8 August 1912.
Cook (Thos.) & Son. TLI to Powys, John Cowper, 18 May 1920.
Garnett, Edward, 1868-1937. ALS to Powys, John Cowper re story by Philippa Powys, 18 July 1929.
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41.2-4 Myers, Elizabeth. 72 ALS, 69 TLS, TccLS to Powys, John Cowper, 1941-1947, undated. Attached to ALS dated 11 July 1943: handwritten copy by Littleton Powys.
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41.1 O'Neill, Bernard Price. ALS to Powys, John Cowper, 2 August 1914.
Orage, Alfred Richard, 1873-1934. 2 ALS to Powys, John Cowper, 11 and 15 March 1930.
Penny, Lucy Powys, 1890- . ALS to Powys, John Cowper, 7 June 1961.
Powys, Littleton Charles, 1874-1955. AN and AMS / copy of poem by Robert Burns to Powys, John Cowper, 1935. Written on verso: identifying note by J. C. Powys.
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41.5 Powys, Philippa. 12 ALS, 2 ALI to Powys, John Cowper, 1957-1961. Written on ALI dated 30 May 1961: ANS Lucy Powys Penny to John Cowper Powys.
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41.1 Powys, William Ernest, 1888- . ALS, APCS to Powys, John Cowper, 20 October 1914, 7 March 1915.
Ross, J. Richard Nicholas, 1906-1967. 14 ALS, 9 ALI, 5 AL, TLS, 2 TLI, TN, APCI to Powys, John Cowper, 1940-1951, undated. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.



Miscellaneous:

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41.6 Unidentified author. Reader's report on page proof of Weymouth sands by John Cowper Powys, carbon typescript, 2 pages, 16 August 1963. Removed from Temp P873wl 1934.
Unidentified author. ALS to Phillpotts, Adelaide Eden, 22 December 1963. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
Unidentified author. AN to Ross, J. Richard Nicholas, undated. Removed from NK 9404 P75.
Unidentified author. AL to Ross, J. Richard Nicholas, 14 November 1964. Addressed also to Adelaide. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
Unidentified author Irwin? ALS to Ross, J. Richard Nicholas, 23 April 1962. Removed from PR 6031 O867 G538.
Unidentified author Madeleine. ANS to Gregory, Alyse, undated. Removed from Temp P873ob 1947a.
Anderson, John Redwood. 4 TLS, APCS to Garlick, Raymond, 1956.
Beresford, John Davys, 1873-1947. ALS to Addyes-Scott, Reginald, 9 March 1944. Removed from Temp P873 G1 1934a.
Cavaliero, Glen. Wolf Solent, mimeo, 13 pages, undated. "This paper was read… at the fourth meeting of the Powys Society, 25th May 1968."
Collins, H. P. ALS to Ross, J. Richard Nicholas, 18 March 1966. Included: 2 newspaper clippings. Removed from PR 6031 O867 Z654.
Elwin, Malcolm. TLS to Garlick, Raymond, 18 June 1957. Included with this: Insert for John Cowper Powys talk by Malcolm Elwin.
Gregory, Alyse, 1884- :
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41.6 List of investments, typescript, 1 page, 11 May 1934.
ALS to Addyes-Scott, Reginald, 14 February 1944. Removed from Temp P873 G1 1934a.
Hamvas, Béla. Autograph and address torn from envelope, undated.
Hanley, James, 1901- . 4 ALS to Garlick, Raymond, 1956.
Hopkins, Kenneth, 1914- . Louis Wilkinson, mimeo, 16 pages, undated. "Read… to the Powys Society, 21st March 1970."
Hopkins, Kenneth, 1914- . TLS to Ross, J. Richard Nicholas, 10 June 1967. Included with this: TccL Ross to Hopkins. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
Hyman, Timothy. The modus vivendi of John Cowper Powys, typescript / duplicated, 32 pages, undated.
Hyman, Timothy. Powys' world book, mimeo, 18 pages, undated. "Read to the Powys Society… 6th June 1970."
Jones, Ben. The disfigurement of Gerda: some moral and textual problems in Wolf Solent, typescript, 10 pages, 27 October 1973 (date read).
Jones, Jonah. 2 ALS to Garlick, Raymond, 1957. Included with these: mimeo insert for "John Cowper Powys Talk by Jonah Jones 1957 June"
Knight, George Wilson, 1897- :
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41.6 2 ALS to Garlick, Raymond, 16 May and 7 July 1957. Included with these: The novels of John Cowper Powys, mimeo radio talk by Knight.
6 ALS, ALI, greeting card to Ross, J. Richard Nicholas, 1965-1966, undated. Removed from PR 6031 O867 Z75 1965. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
4 ALS to Ross, J. Richard Nicholas, 1965-1967. Included with these: 4 TccL Ross to Knight. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
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42.1 Langridge, Derek. 7 ALS to Ross, J. Richard Nicholas, 1965-1966. Included with these: 2 TccL Ross to Langridge. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
Langridge, Derek Wilton. ALS to Ross, J. Richard Nicholas, 8 September 1965. Included with this: G. Wilson Knight, review of John Cowper Powys: a record of achievement. Reprint from The Yorkshire Post with AN by Knight, 1 page, 1966. Also included: bibliographical notes on J. C. Powys made by Ross, handwritten manuscript, 8 pages, undated. Removed from PR 6031 0867 Z78. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
Levenberg, Selma H. TLS to Ross, J. Richard Nicholas, 23 February 1956. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
Mander, Geoffrey le Mesurier, Sir, 1882-1962. TLS to Ross, J. Richard Nicholas, 19 January 1942. Removed from PR 6031 O867 O935. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
Miles, Gwyneth. John Cowper Powys: landscape, romance and the regional novel, typescript / duplicated, 13 pages, October 1972.
Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. 2 ALS, TLS to Guthrie, William Norman, 1930-1939. Removed from presentation copy of Murry's God.
O'Sheel, Shaemas, 1886-1954. TLS to Guthrie, William Norman, 21 August 1931. Removed from Guthrie's The Pagan Christ, presentation copy to Padraic Colum.
Penny, Lucy Powys, 1890- . ALS, APCS to Playter, Phyllis, 14 August and 13 September 1959.
Phillpotts, Adelaide Eden, 1896- . 3 greeting cards, 1 signed to Ross, J. Richard Nicholas, undated. One signed Mrs. A. E. Ross. Removed from PR 6031 O867 M353. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
Playter, Phyllis:
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42.2 ALS to Penny, Lucy Powys, 13 January 1960.
9 ALS, ALI, AL to Powys, Gertrude, 1936-1951, undated.
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42.3-4 58 ALS, 10 ALI, AL, AL / incomplete to Powys, Philippa, 1924-1962, undated.
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42.5 30 ALS, 9 ALI, 2 AL to Ross, J. Richard Nicholas and Adelaide, circa 1962-1970, undated. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
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42.2 ALS to Schwartz, Jacob re manuscript of A Glastonbury romance, 19 July 1962. From Hanley II.
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42.1 Powys, Francis. 2 ALS to Ross, J. Richard Nicholas, 11 November and 30 December 1963. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
Powys, Francis. 2 ALS to Ross, J. Richard Nicholas, 15 January 1964, 14 October 1966. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963:
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42.1 Broadcast: Tribute to a great contemporary to mark his ninetieth birthday, typescript / mimeo, 24 pages, 14 September 1962.
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42.6 The country-side diary, handwritten manuscript / Shakespeare quotations with inscription to Richard Ross, 1 notebook, 1940. In envelope with AN Ross to Powys, undated. Copy of this is in typescript of Changeable taffeta.
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42.1 Ink sketches with English and Welsh legends, undated.
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43.1 Powys, Margaret Lyon, d. 1947. 5 ALS to Powys, Gertrude, 1934-1944.
Powys, Margaret Lyon, d. 1947. ALS to Powys, Mary Cowper Johnson, 17 April 1895.
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43.2 Ross, Adelaide. Birthday song, 1955. For Nicholas, signed typescript, 1 page, undated. Removed from PR 6031 O867 A848. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
Ross, J. Richard Nicholas:
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43.2 Untitled verse, There came unto me…, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Removed from PR 6031 O867 M353. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
Captions for drawings in Powys letters, handwritten manuscript, 18 pages bound in spiral notebook, undated. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
Journal excerpt, handwritten manuscript, 8 pages, 1961. Attached to this: AN by Adelaide Ross. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
Note re J. C. Powys reading aloud from Owen Glendower, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Removed from PR 6031 O867 O935. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
Notes, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Removed from PR 6031 O867 Z96.
TccL to Collins, H. P., 15 March 1966. From J. R. Nicholas Ross Collection.
Thorne, Evelyn. On reading a book autographed by Llewelyn Powys, typescript with AN to John Cowper Powys?, undated.
Toft, John. Atlantic, typescript / duplicated, 18 pages, 11 April 1972 (date read).
Wilkinson, Louis Umfreville, 1881- . TLS to Davies, Nan, 7 March 1965.
Wilkinson, Louis. ALS, TLS to Warner, _____, 14 August 1957, 28 July 1958.
Williams, Huw Menai, 1888- . 2 ALS to Garlick, Raymond, 5 March 1952, 23 February 1956.
Wilson, Angus. ALS to Garlick, Raymond, 7 March 1956.



Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author's outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author's incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date