Papers of C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 Dep. c. 761-5, c. 771-7; d. 241-7, d. 415, d. 808-11; e. 381; MSS. Eng. lett. c. 220/1-7, c. 835, c. 853-5, c. 861-2; Eng. misc. c. 1109; Facs. b. 49-51, b. 90-1; c. 47-50, c. 53-4, c. 121; d. 135, d. 144 fols. 47-81, d. 263-7, d. 290, d. 297; Film 1638, 1825-30, 1835-7; Photogr. c. 11, fols. 48-85
  • Dates of Creation
      19th century-1988
  • Language of Material
      English, and Latin.
  • Physical Description
      65 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Lewis's papers consist of deposited manuscripts, including literary manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, essays and notebooks; letters and papers; a fair copy of The Dark Tower; photocopies of papers held predominantly by Wheaton College; and microfilms.

Administrative / Biographical History

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a writer and scholar. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers in this collection were acquired by the Library from various sources between 1968 and 1989.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full catalogue is available in the Library.

Alternative Form Available

Copies of the papers are held by the Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College, Illinois.

Additional Information

The originals of the majority of the photocopies in the collection are held by the Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College, Illinois.