RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 433/LCP
LevelSection
TitlePapers and books relating to Littleton Charles Powys
DescriptionMaterial relating to Littleton Charles Powys, collected by E.E. Bissell and Francis Feather, and donated to the Powys Society. The majority of the collection comprises Littleton's ex libris, in addition to a number of manuscript and typescript articles. The section also includes correspondence with friends, family and the press.

See also:
The Eveline Alty gift (EUL MS 433/MISC/6) which contains books from Littleton's library and letters from him to Alty
A particularly large collection of letters from John Cowper Powys to Littleton [EUL MS 433/JCP/6/1/25]
Admin HistoryLittleton Charles Powys (1874–1955), born on 25 April 1874 at Shirley Vicarage in Derbyshire, was the second eldest of of the eleven children born to Reverend C.F. Powys and his wife Mary Cowper Johnson. Along with his brother John Cowper Powys he received his education at Sherborne school and Corpus Christi College. In 1897 he was a founder member of the Old Shirburnian Society.

Littleton himself was one of the most distinguished schoolmasters of his day. He taught at three of the country’s leading public schools – Bruton, Llandovery and Sherborne, and was headmaster of Sherborne Prep from 1905 until his retirement in 1923 due to ill health. He was married tp Alice Mabel Bennett (1881-1942) from 1904 until her death in 1942, living with her in Quarry House (designed for them by A.R. Powys) from 1925-1936. In 1943 he married his second wife Elizabeth Myers, with whom he moved back to the Quarry House until her death in 1947. He has particular links with the Dorset town, where he was a well-known and respected figure in the community and a regular reader in the Abbey.

In addition to his two volumes of autobiography The Joy of It (1937) and Still the Joy of It (1956), Littleton wrote a short family history The Powys Family (1952) and introductions to The Letters of Elizabeth Myers (1951) and to her Thirty Stories (1954).
FormatVarious formats
Access StatusOpen
Creator_NamePowys; Littleton Charles (1874-1955); educator and novelist
London; The Powys Society (1967-)
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