A British Benedictine monk, Bede Griffiths was a prominent figure at several ashrams in South India. The collection is the
designated archive for the the Bede Griffiths Trust. Materials include original papers, correspondence, photocopies, publications,
manuscripts, audiotapes, videotapes, photographs by and about him.
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.
10 linear feet (30 boxes)
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as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research.