Tomkinson, Cyril Edric, 1886-1968 (clergyman)
- Existence: 1886 - 1968
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:
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
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 There are also some postcards; draft and unpublished copies of poems; bills; and other related papers.
Letters from Cyril Edric Tomkinson (Cambridge) to Siegfried Sassoon, 1920-1935 (1920s-mid 1930s (5 Jun , 31 May , 9 December , 30 May, 3 Jun, 26 September, 5, 26, 28 November , 18, 21 January, 5, 11 Jul, 6 September , 12 Jun, 20 Jul , 6 September, 9 November no year given))
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.)
From John Betjeman (1), Alec Guinness (14), Ronald Knox (9) and Siegfried Sassoon (10). With related printed items.
With notes by Tomkinson concerning this relationship with Sassoon, letters and postcards from a few other correspondents, and printed items.
Typed letter from Revd. Cyril Tomkinson (St. Stephen's Vicarage, Lewisham) to Siegfried Sassoon, 28 May 1935
Asking about T.E. Lawrence's religion and mentioning what some of the papers had said on the subject.
Typed note from Revd. Cyril Tomkinson (St. Stephen's Vicarage, Lewisham) to Siegfried Sassoon, 1 Nov. 1933
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.
Writings by Cyril Tomkinson concerning his relationship with Siegfried Sassoon, 22 Dec. 1922-19 Apr. 1933
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.