G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CCXCVI A (ff. 221). Letters to Maisie Ward an ... 

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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CCXCVI A (ff. 221). Letters to Maisie Ward and some of her replies, giving recollections of Chesterton, some marked for inclusion in her works, with other autograph notes towards them; 1921-1952, n.d. Includes the following items by Chesterton: poem 'For the young ladies suffering education at the Convent of the Holy Child', reported from the Convent of the Holy Child, Rome, which holds the original manuscript (f. 3); dedications written in copies of Chesterton's works presented to Julia Oceana Child (ff. 100-102); poem 'The discovery of pine', of which only part is published in Return to Chesterton, pp. 90-91 and as 'What is a Bus-Lus' in C.W., vol. 10, p. 488 (ff. 142-143); letter to Thomas Hutchinson, dated 8 Oct. 1901 (f. 144); extracts from four letters written to members of the Nicholl family between 1930 and 1934, the first two from America (ff. 159-162); two short poems written for members of the Nicholl family (ff. 163-164); a printed pamphlet and three leaflets by J. W. Hamilton on the 'Marconi Scandal' (ff. 192-203).

includes:

  • f. 1 Mary Saint Luke, of the Convent of the Holy Child, Rome: Note addressed to M. Ward on G. K. Chesterton's visit to Rome in 1929 from Mary Saint Luke: 1939.
  • f. 4 R. L. L. Braddell, Bursar of St Paul's School: Letter to M. Ward from R. L. L. Braddell: 1939.
  • f. 5 Lawrence Solomon, schoolfriend of G K Chesterton at St Paul's: Letter to M. Ward from Lawrence Solomon: 1939: Signed.
  • f. 6 Francis Joseph Sheed, of Sheed and Ward, publishers: Edwin E. Watson, schoolfriend of G K Chesterton at St Paul's: Letter to Francis Joseph Sheed from Edwin E. Watson: 1939.
  • ff. 7-27 Annie Firmin, afterwards Kidd: Letters to M. Ward from Annie Firmin: 1941-1943, n.d: Partly signed.
  • f. 28 Reverend Andrew J. Kelly, of Hartford, Conn: Letter to M. Ward from Rev. Andrew J. Kelly: 1943: Signed.
  • ff. 29-31 Theodore Maynard, author: Correspondence of M. Ward with Theodore Maynard: 1943: Partly signed, partly typewritten copy.
  • ff. 32, 35 Bernard Iddings Bell, of Providence, RI: Letters to M. Ward from Bernard Iddings Bell: 1943-1944.
  • f. 34 Charles J. O'Connor, of Buffalo, NY: Postcard to M. Ward from Charles J. O'Connor: [1944].
  • ff. 37, 46 Dominic Bevan Wyndham Lewis, alias 'Timothy Shy': Correspondence with M. Ward of Dominic Bevan Wyndham Lewis: 1944: Partly signed, partly typewritten copy.
  • ff. 38, 42-45, 47-48v Guy Boas, Headmaster of Sloane School, Chelsea: Correspondence with M. Ward of Guy Boas: 1944: Partly typewritten copies.
  • ff. 40, 50 Patrick Langworthy Carver, of Ampleforth College: Correspondence with M. Ward of Patrick Langworthy Carver: 1944: Partly typewritten copies.
  • f. 49 R. Tootell, of Malvern Wells: Letter to M. Ward from R. Tootell: 1944.
  • ff. 51-52, 61, 65 E. H. Strange, of Buntingford: Correspondence with M. Ward of E. H. Strange: 1944-1945: Partly typewritten copy.
  • ff. 53, 59 Cicily Isabel Andrews, née Fairfield; alias 'Rebecca West'; author: Correspondence with M. Ward of Cicily Isabel Andrews: 1944: Partly typewritten copy.
  • f. 55 Monica M. Nash, née Oldershaw; sister of L R F Oldershaw: Letter to M. Ward from Monica M. Nash: 1944.
  • f. 60 Reverend George Chatterton Richards, DD; Professor and Canon of Durham: Letter to M. Ward from Rev. George Chatterton Richards: 1944.
  • ff. 62-64 J. F. Wheeler, of Westcliff-on-Sea: Correspondence with M. Ward of J. F. Wheeler: 1945: Partly typewritten copy.
  • ff. 66-68 Hugh Mellor, antiquarian book dealer, of Bryn Teg, Anglesey: Correspondence with M. Ward of Hugh Mellor: 1945-1946: Partly typewritten copy.
  • f. 69 Edmund Esdaile, of West Hoathly: Letter to M. Ward from Edmund Esdaile: 1949.
  • f. 70 W. J. Dampier, grocer, of Charmouth: Letter, etc., to M. Ward from W. J. Dampier: 1949: Typewritten.
  • f. 72 W. J. Dampier, grocer, of Charmouth: Clare Nicholl, daughter of W Nicholl: Letter to W. J. Dampier from Clare Nicholl: 1929: Typewritten copy, circa 1949.
  • f. 73 Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: W. J. Dampier, grocer, of Charmouth: Letters to W. J. Dampier from Frances Alice Chesterton: 1927: Typewritten copies, circa 1929.
  • ff. 74-76 Dorothy Nicholl, afterwards Cockerill; daughter of W Nicholl: Letter to 'The Daily Telegraph'? from Dorothy Nicholl: [1947?]: Typewritten copy, and printed.
  • f. 77 Peter Oldershaw, son of L R F Oldershaw: Letter to M. Ward from Peter Oldershaw: 1949: Signed.
  • f. 82 Margaret Slesser, wife of Sir H H Slesser: Letter to M. Ward from Margaret Slesser: 1949: Signed.
  • f. 83 John A. Williams, of Bath: Letter to M. Ward from John A. Williams: 1950.
  • f. 84 Arthur E. Bragg, of Torquay: Letter to M. Ward from Arthur E. Bragg: 1950.
  • f. 86 M. W. Burgess, wife of H E Burgess: Letter to M. Ward from M. W. Burgess: 1950.
  • f. 87 John Faulkner, of Rustington: Letter to M. Ward from John Faulkner: 1950.
  • f. 88 Bertram Hyde, of Chelmsford: Letter to M. Ward from Bertram Hyde: 1950.
  • f. 89 Rathmell Wilson, of Brighton: Letter to M. Ward from Rathmell Wilson: 1950.
  • f. 90 L. V. Thompson, of South Harrow: Letter to M. Ward from L. V. Thompson: 1950: Signed.
  • f. 91 Ellen Pollock, actress: Letter to M. Ward from Ellen Pollock: 1950.
  • ff. 92-95v, 97 Anne Gordon Adie, of Chelsea: Letters to M. Ward from Anne Gordon Adie: 1950.
  • f. 96 Hilary Lechmere, OSB; of Stanbrook Abbey: Letter to M. Ward from Katharine Mary Agnes Lechmere: 1950.
  • f. 98 Henry Kuiper, of Racine, Wis: Letter to M. Ward from Henry Kuiper: 1950: Signed.
  • ff. 99-102 Evelyn Murphy: Letter, etc., to M. Ward: 1950.
  • ff. 100-102 Julia Oceana Child, mother of Doris Child: Dedications by G. K. Chesterton in books sent to Julia Oceana Child: n.d: Copies, 1950.
  • ff. 103-105v Gregory Macdonald, distributist: Letters to M. Ward from Gregory Macdonald: 1951: Signed.
  • ff. 106-114 Charles A. Brady, of Buffalo, NY: Letters to M. Ward, one enclosing his review of Ward's 'Return to Chesterton': 1952: Signed.
  • ff. 118-122 Captain Harry S. D. Went, of Haywards Heath: Letter, etc., to M. Ward from Capt. Harry S. D. Went: [1952]: Partly signed.
  • ff. 123-132v Captain Harry S. D. Went, of Haywards Heath: Eugene H. Murray, of St Louis University: Correspondence of Capt. Harry S. D. Went with Eugene H. Murray: 1937.
  • f. 134 J. Griffin, of Glasgow: Letter to M. Ward from J. Griffin: n.d.
  • ff. 136-143 Poetry ENGLISH: Charles William Heaton Johnson, writer on art: Memoir of G. K. Chesterton, with poem by Charles William Heaton Johnson: n.d.: Typewritten.
  • ff. 144-147 Florian Kuennen: Article by Florian Kuennen: [1940]: Typewritten.
  • ff. 148-150 Gregory Macdonald, distributist: Notes on G. K. Chesterton by Gregory Macdonald: n.d.: Typewritten (imperfect).
  • ff. 152-165 Dorothy Nicholl, afterwards Cockerill; daughter of W Nicholl: Memoir of G. K. Chesterton, with letters and poems by Chesterton by Dorothy Nicholl: n.d.: Typewritten.
  • ff. 166-175 Mildred Wain, afterwards D'Avigdor: Letter, etc., to M. Ward from Mildred Wain: n.d.: Imperfect.
  • ff. 177-180 Regina Cody, of Bennett Junior College, Milbrook, NY: Recollections of G. K. Chesterton: n.d.: Typewritten.
  • f. 181 Margaret Halford, of Beaconsfield: Recollections of G. K. Chesterton: n.d.
  • ff. 192-203v J. W. Hamilton, Founder and Secretary, International Magna Carta Day Association: Pamphlet and leaflets rel. to the Marconi scandal by J. W. Hamilton: 1921-1924: Printed.

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