The Aylesford mss., 1941-1968, consist primarily of correspondence, articles, photographs, and miscellaneous material collected by Father Brocard Sewell during the years he edited The Aylesford Review, a literary quarterly sponsored by the British Carmelites, 1955-1968. Most of the material relates to contemporary literary figures and movements with the focus on individuals who were contributors to or subjects of the Review.
Among the correspondents represented are Kenneth Allsop, D.A.I. Ardizzone, Alan Gabriel Barnsley, Charlotte Bingham, Madeleine Bingham, John Blyth-Praeger, David Langstone Bolt, Bernard Bromage, Brigid Brophy, Jim Burns, Sidney Ronald Campion, Mrs. Angela Carter, Charles Causley, Jack R Clemo, Andrew Crozier, Lionel Daken, Caroline (Dudley) Delteil, Joseph Delteil, Kay Dick, Anthony D'Offay, Malcolm Elwin, Kathleen Farrell, Ian Fletcher, Jean Overton Fuller, Charles Wrey Gardiner, Joan Gilbert, Victor Gollancz, Graham Greene, Viole Hall, Evelyn Hardy, Michael Hastings, Anselm Hollo, Henry S. Johnson, Pamela Hansford Johnson, Ernest Kay, Frank Kermode, Marghanita Laski, Peter Levi, Harry G. Lock, Vincent Joseph McNabb, Ruth McQuillan, Irene Mitchell, Hon. Diana (Freeman-Mitford), Lady Mosley, Max Mosley, Sir Oswald Mosley, Mary Middleton Murry, Sophie (Raffalovich) O'Brien, Kathleen O'Riordan, Sah Owed, George Duncan Painter, Margaret (Ludwig) Read, Brian Reade, Sir John Knewstub Maurice Rothenstein, Florence Margaret Smith, Charles Percy Snow, baron Snow, Margaret Thomson, Fred Uhlman, Edward Harold Visiak, Vivyan (Eyles) Volbach, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Eric Watkins, Dee Wells, Rensa Whistler, Maurice Wiggin, Alexandra Wigginton, Christine Mary (Duffield) Williamson, Henry Williamson, Colin Henry Wilson, Dorothy Betty (Troop) Wilson, Joy (Stewart) Wilson, Paul A. Winckler, G.J. Yorke, Gerald Yorke.
Some of the material in this collection is in an oversize folder.
Collection size: 448 items