Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm
Ecclesiastical – Rev James Tait Plowden-Wardlaw archive relating to Plowden-Wardlaw including the original manuscript of his book ‘Vox Domini – Messages from the Master to Modern Men and Women’ (1930), a first edition copy of the book (appears unused and in original wrapping as sent to him from the publishers) a very large qty of correspondence with family members, including a large correspondence relating to his children’s education, his journals covering the years 1905, 1906,1907, 1912 and 1921-22, as well as a group of correspondence to non-family members, notes for his book etc. The journals are particularly illuminating covering his many activities. As a barrister with high office in South Africa (see previous lot), Plowden-Wardlaw makes many observations on major criminal cases of the time, particularly the Camden Town Murder in which he seems to have taken a particular interest. The journals also cover his growing spiritual convictions and his enormous interest in the Roman Catholic Church – leading him to take Holy office, in the Church of England, and to become an influential writer on Christian philosophy. His book ‘Vox Domini’, written under the pseudonym of ‘Clement Humilis’ is still available today.