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John Beddow was the vicar of St Oswald's parish, Chester, 1948-1963, and a family friend of Miss Munro.
The letter was written in response to Miss Munro's grief following the death of her father. Beddows suggested that she read The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis, or even visit him at his college in Oxford. She did write to C.S. Lewis and his reply (with a note by Miss Munro) can be found at MS. Eng. c. 7963, fols. 25-26.
See also MS. Eng. c. 7963, fols. 25-26 for a note by Elizabeth Monro and a letter to her from C.S. Lewis, relating to grief, suffering and religious faith.
Given by Chris Bowlby, 11 Feb 2016.
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. c. 7963, fol. 49.
Lewis| Clive Staples |1898-1963 | writer and academic