MORSE-BOYCOTT, DESMOND LIONEL, 1892-
MANUSCRIPT NUMBER 145
REPRODUCTION: Scrapbook may not be photocopied due to preservation concerns.
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CITATION: Desmond Lionel Morse-Boycott Papers, MSS 145, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
Rev. Desmond Lionel Morse-Boycott was educated at Lichfield Theological College and, at the age of 17, entered the service of the West Sussex County Education Committee. He subsequently had a variety of jobs, including teaching shorthand, serving as an assistant curate at several locations, and contributing to newspapers. He is one of the co-founders of St. Mary-of-the-Angels Song School, an Anglican Choir School for boys of all classes, and has supplied boys' choirs for various films as well as for Church and secular occasions of importance. Morse-Boycott has also authored several publications, among them being Lead, Kindly Light.
This collection is comprised of a scrapbook which contains mostly letters
between Morse-Boycott and a wide range of correspondents, many of whom
were well-known churchmen, editors, and writers. The scrapbook
also contains various other memorabilia, including church programs and
newspaper clippings about World War II. The correspondence in the
collection primarily concerns the choir school and Morse-Boycott's writing
and sheds light on a number of aspects of twentieth century church affairs.
Among the more notable correspondents are Samuel Insull, Catherine Wood
(daughter of composer Charles Wood), Jean Sterling Mackinlay (actress),
Irene Gass (poet), Arthur Hinsley (Cardinal), Alfred Edwin Morris (the
Lord Bishop of Monmouth), Nicodim Munteanu (Patriarch of Roumania), W.
H. Elliott, and R. B. Brown.