Letter from Lilian Bowes Lyon to Herbert Read, August 06, 1948


Part of a collection of correspondence between Sir Herbert Read and British poet Lilian Bowes Lyon. In addition to writing, Bowes Lyon was heavily involved in volunteer work in both World Wars. She also lived with Buerger’s Disease, which required her to have multiple amputations, and lead to her early death in 1949. In this letter, Bowes Lyon expresses thanks for Read's most recent letter as well as his friendship. She discusses the difference in opinion of the press and the public towards her most recent book. At the end of the letter she apologizes for her handwriting, explaining how her disease has reached her hand.

In Collection:
Creator Contributor Subject Language Identifier
  • HR/LBL-21-24
Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 4 pages
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 52.16045, -0.70312
Additional physical characteristics
  • Handwritten in green ink.
Physical repository Collection
  • Herbert Read Collection
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • File: 8.8
Fonds title Fonds identifier Is referenced by Date digitized
  • 2022 to 2023
Technical note
  • Scanning and metadata by Rowan O'Brian and additional metadata by SC.
  • Use of this material is permitted for research and private study purposes only. For all other uses, contact University of Victoria Special Collections and University Archives.
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