G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CXVI A (ff. 198).

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      1889-1936
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      English
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CXVI A (ff. 198).

Contents:

1. ff. 1-4. 'The arena'; 1930. Incomplete autograph draft, and typewritten copy. Published in Notre Dame Alumnus, vol. 9, no. 7 (March 1931), p. 226.

2. f. 5. 'Ballade of cheerful boredom'; n.d. Later typewritten copy. Published in The Poetry Review, vol. 1, no. 12 (Dec. 1912), p. 542.

3. f. 6. 'Ballade of cutting a stick'; [1911]. In the hand of Frances Chesterton. Published in The Eye-Witness, vol. 1, no. 13 (14 Sept. 1911), p. 399.

4. f. 7. Two untitled stanzas of 'Ballade of the first rain'; circa 1912. Autograph. Published in The Eye-Witness, vol. 2, no. 19 (25 April 1912), p. 591.

5. ff. 8-9. 'Ballade of oblivion'; circa 1908. In the hand of Frances Chesterton. Published in The Daily News, 21 Nov. 1908.

6. ff. 10-11. 'Ballade of reasonable inquiry'; [1912]. Published in The Eye-Witness, vol. 2, no. 8 (8 Feb. 1912), p. 239. With Hilaire Belloc's autograph draft of an untitled ballade, "The cause of all the poor in '93" (f. 11v).

7. f. 12. 'Ballade of suicide'; [1911]. In the hand of Frances Chesterton. Published in The Eye-Witness, vol. 1, no. 14 (21 Sept. 1911), p. 431.

8. f. 13. 'Ballade of the Anti-Puritan League'; [1911]. In the hand of Frances Chesterton. Published with a different second stanza as 'Ballade of an anti-Puritan' in The Eye-Witness, vol. 1, no. 4 (13 July 1911), p. 111.

9. ff. 14-15. 'Ballade to a philanthropist'; [1911]. In the hand of Frances Chesterton, with autograph amendments. Published in The Eye-Witness, vol. 1, no. 22 (16 Nov. 1911), p. 687.

10. ff. 16-17. Two drafts of four stanzas of 'The battle of the stories'; [1913]. Autograph. Published in The New Witness, vol. 6, no. 145 (12 Aug. 1915). p. 347.

11. ff. 18-43. 'The chief mourner of Marne'; 1925. Typewritten. A short story published in Harper's Magazine, vol. 150, no. 900 (May 1925), pp. 690-704, in Cassell's Magazine, no. 159 (July 1925), pp. 19-30, and afterwards in The Secret of Father Brown (1927).

12. ff. 44-48. Part of a draft of the story 'The crime of Captain Gahagan'; [1936]. Autograph. Published in The Storyteller, vol. 56, no. 353 (July 1936), pp. 14-26, and afterwards in The Paradoxes of Mr Pond (1937).

13. f. 49. 'Debellare superbos'; [1928]. Typewritten copy. A poem published in The St Paul's School Radiator, vol. 1, no. 2 (Winter 1928), p. 39.

14. ff. 50-51. First five stanzas and fragment of eight lines of the poem published as 'An election echo' in The Speaker, new ser., vol. 3, no. 55 (20 Oct. 1900), p. 67, with a fragmentary draft of 'The laughing giant' (f. 50v), of which the full text is in Add. 73345 B; 1900. Autograph.

15. ff. 52-54. 'Gods: a prehistorical novel'; [1897]. Autograph. Published in The Speaker, vol. 16, no. 406 (9 Oct. 1897), p. 408. See also Add. 73341 A.

16. f. 55. 'The germ'; [1897]. Autograph. Published in a variant version as 'The holy of holies' in The Speaker, vol. 15, no. 388 (5 June 1897), p. 631. See references at Add. 73243 A. This poem differs from the poem of that title found frequently in the notebooks.

17. ff. 56-59. 'A hymn for the Church militant'; [1907]. Three autograph versions. Published in The Commonwealth, vol. 12, no. 11 (Nov. 1907), p. 1.

18. f. 62. 'In darkness'; circa 1898. Autograph. Reworked from stanzas of the 'World lover' cycle and published in Occasional Papers, vol. 3, no. 14 (May 1905), p. 67 as 'Prayer in darkness'. See also 'Thank God' at Add. 73336 F, and 'The sun' at Add. 73343 A, C.

19. ff. 63-64. Two untitled stanzas of 'The last hero'; [1901]. Autograph. Published in The Speaker, new ser. vol. 4, no. 95 (27 July 1901), p. 471.

20. ff. 65-76. Draft and amended fair copy of 'Lepanto'; [1911]. Autograph. Published in The Eye-Witness, vol. 1, no. 17 (12 Oct. 1911), pp. 520-521; f. 69 published in facsimile in J. Sullivan, G. K. Chesterton: a Bibliography (1958), facing p. 144.

21. ff. 77-96. Drafts of portions of parts 1 and 2 of 'Literary pictures of the year', [1900]. Published under the names of Chesterton and E. Hodder-Williams in The Bookman, vol. 18, no. 105-107 (June-Aug. 1900).

22. ff. 97-100. 'The Nativity'; circa 1897-1902. Two draft autograph stanzas and autograph fair copy. See references at Add. 73305 A.

23. ff. 101-109. 'On holidays'; [1914]. Photocopy of article with autograph heading, but otherwise in another hand and typewritten. Published in The New Witness, vol. 4, no. 81 (21 May 1914), pp. 80-81.

24. ff. 110-113. 'Paganism', later entitled 'The pagans'; circa 1929. Autograph and typewritten copy. See also Add. 73359 B.

25. f. 114. 'Prologue to the Old Vic pantomime'; 1925. Typewritten. Published in Old Vic Magazine, Jan. 1926 and in C.W., vol. 10, pp. 402-404. See also Add. 73304 A.

26. ff. 115-118. 'Reviews: Grant Allen'; [1900]. Autograph. Published in The Speaker, new ser., vol. 2, no. 38 (23 June 1900), pp. 335-336. Wanting the opening leaves.

27. ff. 119-124. 'The second best', 'I thirst' and another untitled sonnet; 1929. Typewritten, with typewritten copies with autograph heading. Published in The London Mercury, vol. 20, no. 120 (Oct. 1929), pp. 554-555. See also Add. 73359 B, C.

28. ff. 125-126. 'A song of labour'; [1892]. Autograph. Fair copy, becoming a draft, published in a revised form in The Speaker, vol. 6, no. 155 (17 Dec. 1892), p. 742.

29. ff. 127-128v. Untitled poem published as 'A speech reported' in The Speaker, new ser., vol. 2, no. 52 (29 Sept. 1900), p. 703; [1900]. Autograph.

30. ff. 129-130. 'Tiberius'; circa 1894. Autograph. Published in The Pauline, vol. 13, no. 58 (Nov. 1895), pp. 179-181.

31. f. 131. One leaf of an extract from a typewritten draft of 'Time's abstract and brief chronicle'; circa 1904. Published in revised form in The Fortnightly Review, new ser., no. 454, 456, 458, 460, 462 (Oct. 1904 - May 1905). Three further autograph leaves of another part of a draft appear on the rectos of an article on Dickens's Our Mutual Friend at Add. 73308 A.

32. ff. 132-133. 'To Lord Claud Hamilton & another'; circa 1914. Signed. Published in The New Witness, vol. 3, no. 74 (April 1914), p. 685.

33. ff. 134-161. Outline, with illustrations, of 'The vampire of the village' and 'The painted club', with typewritten copy of 'The vampire of the village'; 1935. 'The painted club' does not appear to have been completed, 'The vampire of the village' was published in Strand Magazine, vol. 4, no. 91 (Aug. 1936), pp. 338-349 as the first of a new series of Father Brown stories, and was included in reprints of Father Brown stories from 1953 onwards.

34. ff. 162-190. Draft reviews of books on Velasquez and Poussin; [1899]. Autograph. Revised text published, unsigned, in The Bookman, vol. 17, no. 99 (Dec. 1899), pp. 87-88. See also Add. 73346 A, 73385.

35. ff. 191-192. Draft of first two stanzas of 'A wedding in wartime'; circa 1919. Autograph. Published in The New Witness, vol. 14, no. 339 (2 May 1919), p. 11.

36. f. 193. 'When you are old'; n.d. Later typewritten copy of a note accompanying a translation by Chesterton of Ronsard's 'Quand vous serez bien vieille', originally published in The Girls' Realm, vol. 2, no. 121 (Nov. 1908), p. 28. Also published in C.W., vol. 10, p. 379. The source for the re-publication and this note has not been traced.

37. ff. 194-198. 'Written in the sand'; 1905. Autograph copy (?) Published in The Daily News, 19 Aug. 1905.

Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Transcriptions and amendments of works by G. K. Chesterton: [1902]-circa 1911: Autogr.

includes:

  • f. 11v Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, author: Poetry ENGLISH: Ballade, "The cause of all the poor in '93" by Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc: [1912]: Draft: Autogr.

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