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Letters and notes from C.S. Lewis to his pupil, Thomas McAlindon

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MS. Eng. c. 7963, fols. 43-48

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Thomas McAlindon studied for a PhD under the direction of C.S. Lewis, Jan 1957-Jun 1960, entitled, 'The treatment of the supernatural in Middle English legend and romance, 1200-1400'. He provides a vivid account of his time with him in his memoir, ‘C.S. Lewis Remembered’, published in VII: an Anglo-American Literary Review, 27 (2010). The letters and notes relate to his academic work. Comprises:
  1. (fol. 43) letter, from Magdalene College, Cambridge, arranging regular meetings for supervision, 6 Feb 1957
  2. (fol. 44) letter, from Magdalene College, Cambridge, relating to the latest chapter of McAlindon's work, 12 May [1957-1960]
  3. (fol. 45) letter, from The Kilns, Oxford, containing advice on shortening the thesis, 6 Jul 1960
  4. (fol. 46) copy letter, from Magdalene College, Cambridge, congratulating him on completing his thesis, 5 Feb 1961
  5. (fol. 47) congratulatory note, from Magdalene College, Cambridge, n.d.
  6. (fol. 48) list of numbered comments / queries on McAlindon's work, [1957-1960]

Dates

  • 1957-1961

Extent

6 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

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These papers are in copyright until 2023. Permission must be sought from the copyright holder before publication.

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MS. Eng. c. 7963, fols. 43-48

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11868

Overview

Letters and notes from C.S. Lewis to his pupil, Thomas McAlindon

Biographical / Historical

C.S. Lewis, author and scholar, was Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English Literature at the University of Cambridge, 1954-1963. During this time Thomas McAlindon was the only post-graduate student he supervised, 'except one who dropped off!'

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Ken Spelman Books Ltd, 2016.

Separated Materials

A copy of C.S. Lewis, The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition (London: OUP, 1953), signed by Lewis has been transferred to Rare Books.
Title
Letters and notes from C.S. Lewis to his pupil, Thomas McAlindon
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Catherine Parker
Date
2016
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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