The Archives of the British Branch of the International Arthurian Society and of the Vinaver Trust have been placed in the custody of the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University and Bangor University Library, Archives and Special Collections. The archives represent a rich resource for the study of the history of the society (the branch and the international society) from its inception until at least 1980. Further records are being sought, and members are warmly encouraged to contact Prof. Raluca Radulescu, director of the Centre, to discuss additions to the archives.
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International Arthurian Congress, Truro, August 1930
Professor C. B. Lewis attended the Congress, and made the list of participants given below. Others attending included Charles Henderson and W. J. Stein.
- Dr Hambley Rowe
Dr E. Vinaver
Professor R. S. Loomis
Dr L. H. Loomis
Professor Mary Williams
Professor A. G. van Hamel
Miss Rose J. Peebles
Col. B. G. Berry
Mr and Mrs Payne and Sister
Miss Bothwell Goss
Professor W. J. Gruffydd
Professor M. Wilmotte
Mr R. C. Johnston
Mr Henry Jenner
Mrs D. Winters
Miss Marjorie B. Fox
Miss Dominica Legge
M and Mme J. Frappier
Reports and reminiscences were published in BBIAS XXII (1970), XXV (1973) and XLIX (1997).
Press reports included:
- The Times (London), Wednesday August 27, 1930, p. 11
The New York Times, Sunday September 21, 1930, p. X 11
Identification of the people shown in the photographs below was made principally by Mrs Vinaver, and has not been easy after so many years.
Second from left, R. S. Loomis, fourth from left Katharine Jenner, fifth from left Henry Jenner. Mrs Vinaver wrote that “I think the young Dominica Legge is hiding under a cloche hat!” There are several wearers of such headgear, but I believe she is the one with glasses, smiling and peeping out behind the head of Eugène Vinaver, who is in a dark suit, directly behind the young man sitting on the steps.
Second from left may be Mme Frappier, with Jean Frappier on the extreme right, and Eugène Vinaver next to him. These three can also be seen in the centre of the first photo, above.
Page 1 of the programme. The copy of the original programme was kindly sent to Linda Gowans by the late Professor D. D. R. Owen, and came in turn from the papers of Professor Owen’s predecessor at St Andrews, Professor C. B. Lewis.