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Tomkinson, Cyril Edric, 1886-1968 (clergyman)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1886 - 1968

Biography

Cyril Edric Tomkinson (1886-1968) was born on 15 May 1886, and educated at Dulwich College and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (B.A., 1908; M.A., 1912). He entered Wells Theological College in 1910, and was ordained deacon in 1910 and priest in 1911. Tomkinson was Vicar of St Stephen's, Lewisham, 1930-1934; St Bartholomew's, Brighton, 1934-1937; All Saints, Clifton, Bristol, 1939-1943; and All Saints, Margaret Street, London, 1943-1951. He died on 5 June 1968. Tomkinson was Anglo-Catholic in religion; it has been recalled of him that he described the style of the worship performed at All Saints, Margaret Street, as 'music by Mozart, choreography by Fortescue, decor by Comper, but libretto by Cranmer'.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Letter from Revd Cyril Tomkinson, (1886-1968), (16 Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge) to Siegfried Sassoon thanking him for book, plans to visit mother in Eastbourne, 3 Apr. 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8889/3/277
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The collection largely comprises letters addressed to Sassoon although there are few other recipients such as Glen Byam Shaw and Georgiana Theresa Thornycroft, Siegfried Sassoon's mother. There are also some postcards; draft and unpublished copies of poems; bills; and other related papers.

Dates: 3 Apr. 1925
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series — Box: MS Add.9375/665-1094: Box 3

Letters from Cyril Edric Tomkinson (Cambridge) to Siegfried Sassoon, 1920-1935 (1920s-mid 1930s (5 Jun [1922], 31 May [1926], 9 December [1927], 30 May, 3 Jun, 26 September, 5, 26, 28 November [1928], 18, 21 January, 5, 11 Jul, 6 September [1929], 12 Jun, 20 Jul [1930], 6 September, 9 November no year given))

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9375/878-95
Scope and Contents

Sending personal news, asking help for a protégé (Curate of Little St. Mary's Cambridge 1923-1930, then Vicar of various parishes, see ''Siegfried Sassoon Diaries'', editor R. Hart-Davis, 1923-5, for meetings with Sassoon.)

Dates: 1920-1935 (1920s-mid 1930s (5 Jun [1922], 31 May [1926], 9 December [1927], 30 May, 3 Jun, 26 September, 5, 26, 28 November [1928], 18, 21 January, 5, 11 Jul, 6 September [1929], 12 Jun, 20 Jul [1930], 6 September, 9 November no year given))
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Letters to the Revd Cyril Tomkinson

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7595
Scope and Contents

From John Betjeman (1), Alec Guinness (14), Ronald Knox (9) and Siegfried Sassoon (10). With related printed items.

Dates: 1912-1960
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Papers of the Revd Cyril Tomkinson, chiefly consisting of letters from Siegfried Sassoon

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9926
Scope and Contents

With notes by Tomkinson concerning this relationship with Sassoon, letters and postcards from a few other correspondents, and printed items.

Dates: 1922-1946 (some dates inferred or conjectured)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Typed letter from Revd. Cyril Tomkinson (St. Stephen's Vicarage, Lewisham) to Siegfried Sassoon, 28 May 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/9/5/8
Scope and Contents

Asking about T.E. Lawrence's religion and mentioning what some of the papers had said on the subject.

Dates: 28 May 1935
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Typed note from Revd. Cyril Tomkinson (St. Stephen's Vicarage, Lewisham) to Siegfried Sassoon, 1 Nov. 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/9/4/17
Scope and Contents

Congratulating Sassoon on his engagement, mentioning that Sassoon had not replied to two letters he had sent, and offering to be involved in the marriage ceremony.

Dates: 1 Nov. 1933
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Writings by Cyril Tomkinson concerning his relationship with Siegfried Sassoon, 22 Dec. 1922-19 Apr. 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9926/2
Scope and Contents

Includes notes on meetings with and correspondence received from Sassoon, drafts of letters from Tomkinson to Sassoon, and poems by Sassoon in Tomkinson's hand.

Dates: 22 Dec. 1922-19 Apr. 1933
Conditions Governing Access: In his first letter to Sassoon (MS Add. 9375/878), Tomkinson apologised for using a typewriter but explained that 'my writing is generally said to be illegible'. In her letter of 2 January [1938] to Tomkinson (MS Add. 9926/3/2) Penelope Betjeman returned some notes to him saying 'I couldn't read a word of them so they were useless'. Readers intending to consult MS Add. 9926/2 may wish to bear this difficulty in mind.

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