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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. LXVI (ff. 80). Papers for George Bernard Shaw, The Crimes of England, and A Short History of England; 1915-1935. Mostly typewritten. George Bernard Shaw published London: John Lane, 1910 (new ed. 1935) (Sullivan, no. 15), The Crimes of England published London: Cecil Palmer & Hayward, [1915] (Sullivan, no. 40), A Short History of England published London: Chatto & Windus, 1917 (Sullivan, no. 43).


1. ff. 1-31. Appendix to Chesterton's George Bernard Shaw, written for the 1935 edition, entitled 'The later phases'; 1933. Typewritten, with autograph amendments. A modified version appeared in The New York Herald Tribune, 18 March 1934, and the copy of the typescript submitted for this is at Add. 73299 B.

2. ff. 32-59. Chapters 3 and 4 of The Crimes of England. Typewritten, with autograph chapter headings and amendments.

3. ff. 60-74. Autograph notes for A Short History of England. (See also Add. 73357 A, B, D).

4. ff. 75-80. Opening of A Short History of England. Typewritten.

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