Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Gilmour mss., 1957-1971, consist of correspondence of John Scott Lennox Gilmour, 1906-1986, director of the University Botanic Garden, Cambridge [England] and president of the Cambridge Humanists. Most of the letters relate to freethought pamphlets and publications. Correspondents include Sydney Eisen, John Scott Lennox Gilmour, Sir Edmund Ronald Leach, Philip Toynbee, and Barbara Frances (Adam) Wootton, Baroness Wootton of Abinger.

Also present is a letter dated 15 August 1957, from an unknown writer to Professor Julian Huxley forwarding a copy of the first issue of the quarterly Mind and Matter and expressing hope that Huxley will both subscribe and become a contributor to the journal.

Transfer. Book Department, Lilly Library. Bloomington, Indiana in 1977. 1990

Collection size: 30 items

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