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Material by, and connected with, Dorothy Leigh Sayers

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MS. Eng. misc. c. 698
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Miscellaneous material by, and connected with Dorothy Leigh Sayers, accumulated by her Somerville College contemporary, Dorothy Hanbury Rowe, comprising:

  1. (fol. 1) photograph of Sayers as a student at Oxford
  2. (fol. 2) holograph poem, 'Socks'
  3. (fol. 3) holograph poem, 'An Oxford Kalendar for Somervillians'
  4. (fol. 5) holograph poems, Experiments in Metre of which ‘Matter of Brittany’ and ‘To M.J.’ were published in Sayers, Op. I (1916)
  5. (fol. 21) holograph poem, ‘The Last Castle’, published in Sayers, Op. I (1916)
  6. (fol. 35) cartoon of Sir Hugh Percy Allen conducting the Oxford Bach Choir
  7. (fol. 36) photograph of Sayers in the same pose while playing the part of Dr. H.P. Rallentando in the 1915 Somerville going-down play
  8. (fol. 37) typescript of the 1915 going-down play ‘Pied Pipings or the Innocents Abroad’ with notes by Dorothy H. Rowe which indicate which songs were by Sayers
  9. (fol. 56) letters from Sayers to Dorothy Rowe, 1915, 1936, 1937 and an undated fragment (the first addressed to ‘Tiddler’, Miss Rowe’s part in the going-down play; the last signed ‘J.G.’, Sayers’ part in the second-year play)


  • Creation: 1915, 1936-1937


65 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. c. 698, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. misc. c. 698

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 21492


Material by, and connected with, Dorothy Leigh Sayers

Biographical / Historical

Dorothy Leigh Sayers (1893-1957) was a writer and scholar. For further details see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 1978.

Material by, and connected with, Dorothy Leigh Sayers
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Repository Details

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