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Personal diaries: Volume 50, 1935-11-01 - 1936-06-08

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Tillyard 1/1/50

Scope and Contents

Oxford. Still at St Benedict's. Alethea also living in Oxford - frequent visits. Brief visit to Cambridge - resigns directorship of the Cambridge Steam Laundry. Continued illness: goes to a nursing home in Torquay in Jan. 1936. March 1936 - has an operation then convalesces at the Convent of the Holy Trinity. Otherwise this volume contains largely description of the contemplative and religious life - occasional comment on the world, eg the situation in Germany. Discussions with Father Cary, who says she must discipline her imagination and intellect; frequent attendance at High Mass at Cowley; still wishes to be a solitary; occasional retreats; wishes to dispose of more of her possessions. Visitors include Eustace and Helen Megaw. Writing: finishes 'The Way of Praise' in March 1936; begins 'Parish Tales - The Vicar's Household' in April 1936.


  • Creation: 1935-11-01 - 1936-06-08



1 volume(s) : Paper

Language of Materials



Tillyard, Aelfrida

Finding aid date

2004-03-29 12:10:25+00:00

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