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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
  • Dr Stevens
  • Professor A. G. van Hamel
  • Miss Rose J. Peebles
  • Col. B. G. Berry
  • Mr and Mrs Payne and Sister
  • Miss Debenham
  • Miss Bothwell Goss
  • Miss Knapp
  • Professor W. J. Gruffydd
  • Professor M. Wilmotte
  • Mr R. C. Johnston
  • Mr Henry Jenner
  • Miss Spooner
  • Mr Welcker
  • Mrs D. Winters
  • Miss Marjorie B. Fox
  • Miss Dominica Legge
  • Mr Penrose
  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Page 2 of the programme.
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Page 3 of the programme.
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The copy photographs and advertisement for Jordan’s Bookshop, Truro, were kindly supplied to Linda Gowans by the late Mrs Elisabeth Vinaver.

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