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John Cowper Powys collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 136

Scope and Contents

This listing encompasses accessions of single manuscripts and small groups of manuscripts pertaining to John Cowper Powys acquired by gift and purchase from various sources by the Beinecke Library. Materials acquired prior to January 1995 have been arranged in Series I, Letters , which consists of letters by John Cowper Powys and is alphabetically arranged by recipient. Materials acquired since January 1995 are located in Series II, Additions since January 1995 , and are listed in accession order.


  • [ca. 1930-1963]


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The John Cowper Powys Collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Ongoing collection of documents acquired by gift and purchase from various sources.


0.83 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


The collection consists of miscellaneous letters by John Cowper Powys.

Processing Information

This register is updated periodically. For information on material added to the collection since the last update, please consult the Public Services desk.

Guide to the John Cowper Powys Collection
Under Revision
by Diane J. Ducharme
February 1995
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.