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4:42. From Henry John.

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 42

Scope and Contents Note

From the Collection:

The Tom Burns Papers document the life and career of British Catholic author and long-time editor of "The Tablet" Tom Burns (1906-1995).

The Tom Burns Papers contain correspondence with a number of individuals, including a small amount of correspondence with notables, such as Tom Dilworth, Eric Gill, Rev. Robert A. Graham, S.J., Harman Grisewood, Rene Hague, Basil Hume, and Michael Richey. Also included are documents about David Jones and Michael Richey. A run of a fascinating family magazine entitled "B-Hive," created by the Burns family, is preserved in the collection. Some family correspondence among Tom Burns, his wife Mabel Burns, and his son Jimmy Burns is also present. A series of documents concerning Henry John and a series of letters from Rev. Martin D'Arcy, S.J. to Henry John are noteworthy, too. Manuscripts by Tom Burns, printed materials, and correspondence about the death of Tom Burns round out the collection. The Tom Burns Papers are stored in 3 archival boxes (1.5 linear feet).


  • From the Collection: 1882 - 2006
  • From the Collection: Majority of material found within 1930 - 1995

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From the Collection: 2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials


Container Summary

Autograph Manuscript: "The Boy Christ."

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057