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Photocopy of a cartoon of Oxford University B.Litt. examiners said to be drawn by C.S. Lewis

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MS. Eng. c. 7556, fol. 96

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In the cartoon, the chief examiner, with spectacles and a walrus moustache, is Percy Simpson. The others are unidentified. A list of names in the left margin refers to 1934 B. Litt. students. Some of the names are incorrectly spelt and not in Lewis’s hand. A Latin inscription, ‘ET PROPTER VIVAM VIVENDI PERDERE CAVSAS’, is a variation on Juvenal, Satire 8 [‘vivam’ for ‘vitam’].

Dates

  • Jun 1934

Extent

1 leaf

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. c. 7556, fol. 96

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9476

Overview

Photocopy of a cartoon of Oxford University B.Litt. examiners said to be drawn by C.S. Lewis, Jun 1934

Biographical / Historical

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a writer and scholar. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Photocopy passed to Western Manuscripts by Oxford University Archives, 14 Oct 2011
Title
Photocopy of a cartoon of Oxford University B.Litt. examiners said to be drawn by C.S. Lewis
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Original catalogue by Judith Priestman. EAD version by Harriet Costelloe
Date
2016
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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