A rare collection of letters from renowned Belfast-born writer CS Lewis has been donated to Queen's University.

The 11 previously unpublished letters were sent to a friend of the author, Captain Bernard Acworth, the founder of the Evolution Protest Movement, between 1944 and 1960.

Captain Acworth's son and granddaughter handed the documents over to the university's special collections and archive today.

In the series of letters, Lewis explained some of his views on creation and evolution.

He also revealed some insights into his personal life, including a description of marrying his wife while she was in hospital dying of cancer.

Lewis also spoke of the scenery in north Donegal, which he described as "lovely", while he said he found south Donegal had a "sinister character".

The public will be able to view the letters in the university’s CS Lewis Reading Room.