- 1919-1979 (Creation)
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13 cm of textual records
Name of creator
John Cowper Powys (1872-1963) was an English author and lecturer. Born in Derbyshire, England, he was the eldest of eleven children of Rev. Francis and Mary Powys. John Cowper Powys was educated at Sherborne School and Corpus Christi, Cambridge. He first lectured at girls' schools in the Brighton area, and from 1898 to 1909 lectured for the Oxford University Extension Delegacy. In 1905 he made his first lecture tour in the United States, where he continued to tour until 1934. Powys' publications include novels, an autobiography, and a series of philosophical essays. In 1958 he received the plaque of the Hamburg Free Academy of Arts for outstanding services to literature and philosophy. In 1962 Powys received an honorary degree from the University of Wales.
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The collection was purchased by Wilfrid Laurier University Library in 1991.
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The collection contains originals and copies of publications, newspaper clippings, and correspondence, created by or written about John Cowper Powys. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Material written by John Cowper Powys Criticisms by others Biographical information Letters Other material
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No further accruals are expected.
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