This collection contains original papers, correspondence, photocopies, publications, manuscripts, audiotapes, videotapes,
photographs by and about Bede Griffiths.
Bede Griffiths (Alan Richard Griffiths), 1906-1993, was born near London, England, December 17, fourth and last child of Walter
Griffiths and Harriet Lilian Frampton-Day Griffiths. Because of reduced circumstances due to business losses, Alan was sent
to Christ Hospital, a government school for poor boys, at which he ranked first in his exams, earning a scholarship to Oxford.
Alan was at Oxford, 1925-29 studying English Literature and Philosophy. During his third year, C.S. Lewis became his tutor.
The two became close, the friendship lasting until Lewis' death in 1963.
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