Papers of and relating to Austin and Katharine Farrer
Bodleian Library, University of OxfordOriginal catalogue by Judith Priestman. EAD version by Matthew Neely 2017
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Shelfmark(s): MS. Eng. c. 8372
Title: Papers of and relating to Austin and Katharine Farrer
Dates of Creation: 1957-69, n.d.
Extent: 25 leaves
Language(s) of Material: English
Austin Marsden Farrer (1904-1968) was a theologian and philosopher. His wife Katharine was a novelist.
Scope and Content
- (fols. 1-2) a printed programme for C.S. Lewis’s memorial service, Magdalen College, 30 Nov 1963
- (fols. 4-7) a typescript of Farrer’s Lewis memorial address, annotated by Farrer, with (fol. 3) a 17-line manuscript draft
beginning ‘The most remarkable thing about C S Lewis’
- (fol. 8) a cyclostyled copy of Farrer’s sermon preached at the ordination of Richard Nevius, 10 May 1961
- (fols. 9-12) an autograph account by Farrer, beginning ‘I can’t see that there will ever be a better time than the present
to learn a new technique of sleeping’ (concerning Katharine Farrer)
- (fol. 13) a printed poem by Farrer, ‘Dies Irae’, (S.P.C.K., 1957)
- (fol. 14) a printed poem by Farrer, ‘Hymnus de Sancto Edmundo’, n.d.
- (fols. 15-23) a cyclostyled copy of Farrer’s sermon ‘Ultimate Hope’, preached at St Andrew’s Church, Headington, Oxford, 22
December 1968 and (simultaneously?) broadcast on BBC Radio 4
- (fols. 24-5) a printed programme for Farrer’s memorial service, Keble College Chapel, 1 Feb 1969.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given by Walter Hooper, 6 November 2001.
Preferred Form of Citation
Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 8372, fols. 1-2].
Farrer | Austin Marsden | 1904-1968 | theologian and philosopher
Farrer | Katharine | nee Newton | fl 1937-1963 | novelist, wife of Austin Farrer
Literature -- 20th century
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