G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CCLXIX (ff. 113). Correspondence of Frances A ... 

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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CCLXIX (ff. 113). Correspondence of Frances Alice Chesterton (b.1869, d.1938); 1876-1945. Includes two posthumously addressed letters, one of 1944 to Dorothy Collins, and one of 1945 concerning permission to reprint a poem. Almost all the letters are to Frances Chesterton. For messages of condolence and other papers received at Chesterton's death, see Add. 73455. For correspondence of Frances Chesterton with Maurice Baring see Add. 73189, with Hilaire Belloc see Add. 73190, with E. C. Bentley see Add. 73191, with Blanche Blogg see Add. 73456, with G. K. Chesterton see Add. 73193, with Dorothy Collins see Add. 73456, with Walter de la Mare, J. L. Garvin, Eric Gill, Christopher Hollis, Ronald Knox and E. V. Lucas see Add. 73195, with Vincent McNabb and John O'Connor see Add. 73196, with F. G. Salter see Add. 73197, with G. B. Shaw and L. Solomon see Add. 73198, with H. G. Wells see Add. 73199. For correspondence regarding royalties, reprints, etc., of Chesterton's work see Add. 73200-73213. For letters written to and from Frances Chesterton between 1900 and 1936 relating to appointments and domestic matters see Add. 73235-73241, passim. Two of the letters to Josephine Ward (ff. 46-52v passim) are published in Ward, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, pp. 329-331.

includes:

  • ff. 1-6v, 9-13v George William Blogg, father of Frances Chesterton, née Blogg: Correspondence with F. A. Chesterton of George William Blogg: 1876-1878, n.d.: Partly Fr.
  • f. 7 Blanche Blogg, mother of Frances Chesterton née Blogg: Letter from F. A. Chesterton to Blanche Blogg: 1878.
  • f. 14 Sir Owen Seaman, 1st Baronet: Letter to F. A. Blogg afterw. Chesterton from Sir Owen Seaman: 1898.
  • f. 15 [N?] Braybrooke, of Sparsholt: Letter to F. A. Blogg afterw. Chesterton from [N?] Braybrooke: circa 1898.
  • f. 17 Henrietta Franklin, Honorary Secretary, Parents' National Educational Union; wife of E L Franklin: Letter to F. A. Blogg afterw. Chesterton from Henrietta Franklin: 1900.
  • f. 19 Charlotte Maria Shaw Mason, founder, Parents' National Educational Union: Letter to F. A. Blogg afterw. Chesterton from Charlotte Maria Shaw Mason: 1900.
  • f. 21 Mrs Isabel de Giberne Sieveking, writer and suffragist: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Mrs Isabel de Giberne Sieveking: [1901].
  • f. 23 Laura Monkhouse, daughter of Cosmo Monkhouse: Letters to F. A. Chesterton from Laura Monkhouse: 1901.
  • ff. 25, 34, 38, 53, 59v Charles Frederick Gurney Masterman, politician and journalist: Letters to F. A. Chesterton from Charles Frederick Gurney Masterman: 1902-1923: Partly signed.
  • ff. 27-29v Caroline Starr Kipling, wife of Rudyard Kipling: Letters to F. A. Chesterton from Caroline Starr Kipling: [1905].
  • f. 31 Mary Ann Dacomb Scharlieb, DBE; surgeon: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Mary Ann Dacomb Scharlieb: 1913: Signed.
  • f. 32 Henry Mayers Hyndman, socialist leader: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Henry Mayers Hyndman: 1914.
  • f. 35 Basil William Maturin, RC priest and writer: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Basil William Maturin: 1914.
  • f. 36 Alfred Leslie Lilley, Archdeacon of Ludlow: Letters to F. A. Chesterton from Alfred Leslie Lilley: 1915.
  • f. 39 Philip Napier Waggett, SSJE: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Philip Napier Waggett: 1915.
  • f. 40 Margaret Louise Woods, author: Letters to F. A. Chesterton from Margaret Louise Woods: [1915]-1936.
  • f. 42 Alfred George Gardiner, editor of the 'Daily News': Letters to F. A. Chesterton from Alfred George Gardiner: 1915, 1936: Partly signed.
  • f. 43 Joseph Plunkett, of Dublin: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Joseph Plunkett: 1915.
  • f. 44 Israel Zangwill, author and Zionist: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Israel Zangwill: 1915.
  • ff. 46-47v, 49, 52 Josephine Mary Ward, wife of W P Ward: Letters from F. A. Chesterton to Josephine Mary Ward: [1915].
  • f. 48 Justin Huntly McCarthy, MP; son of Justin McCarthy, MP: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Justin Huntly McCarthy: 1915.
  • f. 50 Detmar Blow, architect: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Detmar Blow: 1915.
  • f. 54 Magdalen Katharine Commeline, wife of A S Commeline, Rector of Beaconsfield: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Magdalen Katharine Commeline: 1915.
  • f. 56 Rosalind Travers Hyndman, wife of H M Hyndman: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Rosalind Travers Hyndman: [1918].
  • ff. 58-64 Emilie Rose Macaulay, DBE; author: Letters to F. A. Chesterton from Emilie Rose Macaulay: 1926-1936.
  • f. 61 Samuel French, Ltd; publishers and agents: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Samuel French Ltd. (publishers and agents): 1925: Signed.
  • f. 62 Consuelo Mary De Reyes, dramatist: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Consuelo Mary De Reyes: 1927.
  • ff. 65, 71-76v Harriet Ide Keen Roberts, wife of R E Roberts: Letters to F. A. Chesterton from Harriet Ide Keen Roberts: 1929-1936.
  • f. 69 Lilian Gibson: Letters to F. A. Chesterton from Lilian Gibson: 1929-1936.
  • f. 77 Hilary Douglas Clerk Pepler, of the 'St. Dominic's Press': Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Hilary Douglas Clerk Pepler: 1934.
  • f. 78 Viola Meynell, novelist: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Viola Meynell: 1936.
  • f. 79 Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Cyril Charlie Martindale, SJ: Letters to Frances Alice Chesterton from Cyril Charlie Martindale: 1925-1936: Partly signed.
  • f. 80 Charles Williams, journalist: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Charles Williams: 1936: Signed.
  • f. 82 Benedict Steuart, OSB: Letters to F. A. Chesterton from Benedict Steuart: 1936.
  • ff. 83, 108 Sir William Rothenstein, Principal, Royal College of Art: Letters to F. A. Chesterton from Sir William Rothenstein: 1936-1938: Partly signed.
  • f. 84 Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Sir Henry Arnold Moore Lunn, ski pioneer and Christian controversialist: Letters to Frances Alice Chesterton from Sir Henry Arnold Moore Lunn: 1933-1936: Signed.
  • ff. 85 Therese F. McQueeny, of the Chesterton Society, of Worcester, Mass: Letters to F. A. Chesterton from Therese F. McQueeny: 1936-1937.
  • f. 87 Patrick Synge-Hutchinson: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Patrick Synge-Hutchinson: 1937.
  • ff. 88-89v Thomas Evelyn Scott-Ellis, 8th Baron Howard de Walden: Letters, etc., to F. A. Chesterton from Thomas Evelyn Scott-Ellis: 1936-1937.
  • ff. 90-91 Sir Arthur Bryant, historian: Letter, etc., to F. A. Chesterton from Sir Arthur Bryant: 193: Signed.
  • f. 92 Sir Arthur Bryant, historian: Dorothy Edith Collins, secretary to G K Chesterton: Correspondence of Sir Arthur Bryant with Dorothy Edith Collins: 1937-1955: Partly typewritten copy, partly signed.
  • f. 93 Reverend H. A. Wilson, Secretary, 1st Anglo-Catholic Congress: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Rev. H. A. Wilson: 1938.
  • f. 94 Reverend Robert Robertson Hyde, Director, Industrial Welfare Society: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Rev. Robert Robertson Hyde: 1938: Signed.
  • ff. 95-96 F. A. Downing, founder of the Elian Society: Letter, etc., to F. A. Chesterton from F. A. Downing: 1938: Signed.
  • ff. 97-98 Poetry ENGLISH: Michael Kelly, of Sheffield: Letter to F. A. Chesterton, with poem from Michael Kelly: 1938: Signed.
  • f. 99 Austin Lee, Chaplain, Middlesex Hospital: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Austin Lee: [1938].
  • f. 100 Mary Saint Luke, of the Convent of the Holy Child, Rome: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Mary Saint Luke: 1938: Signed.
  • f. 101 John Gibbons, of Hornsey: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from John Gibbons: 1938: Signed.
  • f. 102 H. Lawrence Oakley, artist: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from H. Lawrence Oakley: 1938.
  • f. 103 John J. Donovan, of St. Joseph's Seminary, Yonkers, NY: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from John J. Donovan: 1938: Signed.
  • f. 105 Molly O'Fogerty Chapman: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Molly O'Fogerty Chapman: 1938: Signed.
  • f. 107 Florence Beerbohm, first wife of Sir Max Beerbohm: Letter to F. A. Chesterton from Florence Beerbohm: [1938].
  • ff. 109-110 Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Ltd: Letters to F. A. Chesterton from Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Ltd: 1938.
  • f. 111 Pamela Oldershaw, daughter of L R F Oldershaw: Letter from F. A. Chesterton to Pamela Oldershaw: 1938: Typewritten copy.
  • f. 112 Macmillan and Co; publishers: Dorothy Edith Collins, secretary to G K Chesterton: Letter to Dorothy Edith Collins from Macmillan and Co. (publishers): 1944: Signed.
  • f. 113 Elsie B. Simmons, of Providence, RI: Letter to F. A. Chesterton (then deceased) from Elsie B. Simmons: 1945: Signed.

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