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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. IX (ff. 258). Correspondence of Chesterton with George Gordon Coulton, and papers relating to public debates between them, and involving others, particularly on Chesterton's broadcast talk on freedom in June 1935; 1924-1936. Partly signed, partly typewritten copies, partly printed. Includes correspondence of a controversy on the Middle Ages, some published in The Cambridge Review, vol. 56, no. 1127, 1130, 1131 (14 Nov. 1924, 3 Dec. 1924, 16 Jan. 1925) (ff. 1-30); correspondence of a controversy on humility involving Chesterton, Coulton and others, largely carried out in the pages of The Daily Telegraph between 3 and 21 Jan. 1929, and including press-cuttings and the pamphlet St Thomas Aquinas on the Elect and the Reprobate, ed. G. G. Coulton (1929) (ff. 31-55); a controversy on Papal infallibility, including a pamphlet of three open letters Dr. Coulton and Fr. R. A. Knox (Cambridge, 1932) (ff. 56-63); correspondence with the British Broadcasting Corporation regarding a broadcast talk on freedom (ff. 64-72v), the script of the talk (published in The Listener, vol. 13, no. 326 (19 June 1935), pp. 1029-1030, 1063 (ff. 73-80), press cuttings of the public debate following the talk, letters from members of the public and Chesterton's replies to them (some published in J. Pearce, Wisdom and Innocence (1996), pp. 460-462) (ff. 81-150, 157-172, 174, 177, 179), correspondence about the publication of the broadcast talk with the text as revised for publication in Freedom (1936) (ff. 151-156, 173, 175-176, 178, 232-233), correspondence with Coulton including that about publication of the debate (Dorothy Collins' letter to Coulton published in M. Ffinch, op. cit., pp. 342-343) (ff. 180-231), a typewritten copy of Chesterton's expanded reply to Coulton, intended as a contribution to a published record of the whole controversy, but left unfinished at the time of Chesterton's death and never published (ff. 234-258).

British Broadcasting Corporation: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton regarding a broadcast talk on freedom: 1935.

George Gordon Coulton, medieval historian: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton: 1924-1936.

includes:

  • f. 36 Gilbert Binns, SJ: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Gilbert Binns: 1929.
  • f. 87 L. J. Bayne, of Holland-on-Sea: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from L. J. Bayne: 1935.
  • ff. 90, 103 Mary Kinder, of Salford: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton of Mary Kinder: 1935.
  • ff. 92, 114 Mary W. Windsor, of St. Annes-on-Sea: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton of Mary W. Windsor: 1935.
  • ff. 93, 105, 112 Mrs E. M. Scott, of Birkenhead: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton of Mrs. E. M. Scott: 1935.
  • f. 96 Ridley, of Bolton: Latimer, of Bolton: Postcard to G. K. Chesterton from — Ridley and — Latimer: 1935.
  • ff. 97, 104 Decio Pettoello, of Cambridge: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton of Decio Pettoello: 1935.
  • ff. 98. 101 Joseph Boys, of West Hampstead: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton: 1935.
  • ff. 99, 102, 106-109 George H. Bull, of Bristol: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton: 1935.
  • ff. 135, 138 Richard O'Sullivan, Barrister-at-Law: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton: 1922-1935.
  • ff. 136, 176, 178, 232,233 George Allen and Unwin; publishers: Letters to G. K. Chesterton and Dorothy Collins regarding publication of Chesterton's broadcast talk on freedom from George Allen and Unwin (publishers): 1935-1936.
  • f. 173 Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc: 1935.
  • ff. 206, 210-231 George Gordon Coulton, medieval historian: Dorothy Edith Collins, secretary to G K Chesterton: Correspondence of George Gordon Coulton with Dorothy Edith Collins: 1936.

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