Collection MsC-66 - Trevor Blakemore collection

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Trevor Blakemore collection

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MsC-66

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  • 1933-1958 (Creation)
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    Godfray, Philip

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3 cm of textual records

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(1912-1992)

Biographical history

Charles Philip Godfray was born in Alderney, Channel Islands in 1912, and raised by his aunt and uncle in Yorkshire. As Headmaster of the Alderney boarding school, he assisted in evacuating schoolchildren at the news of advancing German forces on the island in 1940. He taught music at boarding schools for the remainder of his career, returning to Alderney each year, where he met poet Trevor Blakemore and Ann Driver (Blakemore).

Custodial history

Correspondence was kept by Philip Godfray and passed on to his neice, Anne Mauger. Mauger donated the records to SFU Library Special Collections and Rare Books in 2004, in memory of her uncle. Typescript, handwritten and manuscript poems were obtained by Stephen Steele, Associate Professor of French at Simon Fraser University, and donated to SFU Library Special Collections in 2004.

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Collection consists of typescript, manuscript and handwritten poems, wartime letters between Trevor Blakemore and Philip Godfray, between Ann Driver (Blakemore) and Philip Godfray, between Ann Driver (Blakemore) and Madame Godfray, and a memorial service program for Trevor Blakemore. Correspondence reflects themes such as British literary clubs, the wartime attitudes of the Blakemores, BBC wartime broadcasts and the evacuation of children from Nazi-occupied Channel Islands.

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Works in this fonds are under copyright. Researchers are required to secure permission from the copyright holders for usage of this material, except for those covered by fair dealing.

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Trevor Blakemore's letters to Douglas Goldring are in SC048, Douglas Goldring fonds at the University of Victoria. Blakemore's letters to Vera Brittain are in the Vera Brittain fonds, RC0103, McMaster University.

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Created November 29, 2017. SS

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