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John Cowper Powys, 1872-1963
Literary File, Photography Collection

277 items (2 boxes)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None


Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The John Cowper Powys Literary File consists of 277 photographic prints and negatives, including images of Powys, his parents, several of his siblings (Albert Reginald, Gertrude, Llewelyn, Philippa, Theodore Francis, and William), and various other people. Over one third of the items are images associated with a 1957 edition of Somerset and Dorset Essays by Llewelyn Powys. There are also images of Llewelyn Powys' death mask and views of his house, as well as photographic prints and negatives removed from his correspondence. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.


Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 1 P1Image of Powys as a young man, seated with a dog in his lap.
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 1 P2A-P2BImages of Powys standing in a doorway, June 19, 1954.
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 1 P3Image of Powys as an older man, on a dirt road with a dog.
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 1 P6Image of an aged, bedridden Powys with Louis Wilkinson seated next to him.
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 1 P7Image of Powys as an older man seated in a library looking at something with an unidentified man.
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 1 P8A-P8BImages of Philippa Powys and her fisherman friend Bob Wooly.
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 1 P9Image of bas relief portrait of "Katie" by Gertrude Powys.
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 1 P10Image of Katey Grey.
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 1 P11Image of an older man in a clerical collar who is probably one of Powys' sons by his wife Margaret.
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 1 P12Image of Alfred Littleton.
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 1 P13Image of E. Sophia Bent.
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 1 P14A-P14IImages of a bust of J. B. Priestley (8 variant photographic prints with corresponding negatives and 1 negative without print).
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 1 P15Image of Theodore Francis Powys and his wife Violet.
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 1P16View of Montacute Vicarage.
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 1 P17Publicity photograph of Powys as a middle-aged man.
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 1 957:0059:0005-0012, 0014-0027Photographic prints removed from correspondence of Llewelyn Powys.
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 2 957:0059:0000Images associated with a 1957 edition of Somerset and Dorset Essays by Llewelyn Powys (folders 2.1-2.3, 107 photographic prints); accompanied by a typed, signed letter from John Foster White, director of MacDonald & Co., Publishers, to Alyse Gregory, 6th September 1957.
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 2 957:0059:0000Images of the death mask of Llewelyn Powys (folder 2.4, 19 photographic prints).
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 2 957:0059:0000Images of various subjects, including portraits of J. C. Powys, his parents, several of his siblings (Albert Reginald, Gertrude, Llewelyn, Theodore Francis, and William), and various other people, as well as views of Llewelyn Powys' house (folders 2.5-2.15, 77 photographic prints).
PH:LF:Powys, J. C., Box 2 988:0033:0013Portrait of Powys as a young man.
PH:FC-01:DR-04 957:0059:0000Glass negative of Powys as an old man in bed.
NV:LF Boxes P4Nitrate negative of Powys standing in a stone arch.
NV:LF BoxesP5Nitrate negative of Powys standing on a hillside.
NV:LF Boxes957:0059:0001-0004, 00135 nitrate negatives removed from correspondence of Llewelyn Powys.
NV:LF Boxes 957:0059:00004 nitrate negatives removed from folder 2.1.
NV:LF Boxes 957:0059:00006 nitrate negatives removed from folder 2.11.


Index of Photographers

Boughton, Alice, 1865-1943--988:0033:0013
John Chaffin & Sons--Box 2 (1 item)
S. J. Herbert & Sons--Box 2 (1 item)
Stearn & Sons--Box 2 (1 item)


John Cowper Powys Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 27 April 2007 )

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