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"Moore, Maureen Daisy Helen" 

Maureen Daisy Helen Moore (1906-1997), known to C.S."Jack" Lewis as Maureen, later to become Lady Dunbar of Hempriggs, was born in Ireland. Maureen lived with Lewis and her mother, Janie Moore until 1940, when she married Leonard Blake. Jack's diary (AMR), his correspondence with Arthur Greeves (TST), and Warnie's diary (BF) all give a picture of Jack's relationship to her as a provider, tutor and caring 'family member,' especially concerned about her musical training and language studies. Sometimes, even before his conversion, he went to church with her. Towards the end of her mother's life Maureen would sometimes trade houses with Jack, helping him take of her mother, who died in 1951.


"DUNBAR of Hempriggs." Who's Who 1994. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995. p. 552.

"DUNBAR OF HEMPRIGGS." Burke's Peerage. London: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1970.

Hooper, Walter. C.S. Lewis: A Companion & Guide. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1996. pp. 647-649.

Lewis, C.S. All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C.S. Lewis, 1922-27. ed. Walter Hooper. San Diego: Harcourt Brace and Jovanovich. 1991 (AMR).

________. They Stand Together: The Letters of C.S. Lewis to Arthur Greeves (1914-1963). ed. Walter Hooper. New York: Macmillan, 1979 (TST).

Lewis, Warren H. Brothers and Friends: The Diaries of Major Warren Hamilton Lewis. ed. Clyde S. Kilby and Marjorie Lamp Mead. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1982 (BF).

Richard James
Burkesville Christian Church
Burkesville, Kentucky


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