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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. X (ff. 212).

1. ff. 1-40. Correspondence of Walter John de la Mare with G. K. Chesterton, Frances Chesterton and Dorothy Collins; 1923-1951, n.d. Partly signed.

2. ff. 41-58v. Letters from Thomas Derrick to G. K. Chesterton, Frances Chesterton and Dorothy Collins, with a typewritten copy of one letter from Chesterton to Derrick (f. 52) and of one letter from Derrick to Maisie Ward; 1930-1947. Partly signed. The letter from Derrick to Maisie Ward is published in Return to Chesterton, p. 128.

3. ff. 60-69. Correspondence of Thomas Stearns Eliot with Chesterton; 1928-1930. Partly signed. The letters from Chesterton are typewritten or photographic copies. Partly published in Ward, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, p. 509.

4. ff. 70-85. Letters from J. L. Garvin to G. K. Chesterton, Frances Chesterton and Dorothy Collins, with a draft of a letter from Collins to Garvin; 1912-1944 (f. 85). Partly signed.

5. ff. 86-119. Letters from Eric and Mary Gill to G. K. Chesterton, Frances Chesterton, Nancy Mansfield and Dorothy Collins and C. W. Smith; 1924-1957. Partly signed. One postcard is also signed by Joanna Hague and David Jones. The correspondence from 1936 to 1939 largely concerns the gravestone for G. K. and Frances Chesterton at Beaconsfield, which was designed by Eric Gill. One letter from Gill published in F. McCarthy, Eric Gill (1989), p. 179.

6. ff. 120-139. Letters from Christopher Hollis to G. K. Chesterton, Frances Chesterton and Dorothy Collins; circa 1928-1969. Partly signed. With a copy of one letter from Collins to Hollis (f. 138).

7. ff. 140-167v. Correspondence of Chesterton with Ronald Knox, of Dorothy Collins with Knox, and letters from Knox to Frances Chesterton; [1922-1956]. One letter from Chesterton is an incomplete draft, and others are later typewritten copies of which six are published in Ward, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, pp. 391-394, one in The Tablet, vol. 213, no. 6225 (12 Sept. 1959), p. 758, and one in M. Ffinch, op. cit., p. 326.

8. ff. 168-212. Correspondence of Chesterton with Edward Verrall Lucas, partly on behalf of Methuen and Co. Ltd. with letters from Lucas to Frances Chesterton and to Dorothy Collins; 1903-1937. Partly signed. The letters from Chesterton are photocopies of originals retained by Lucas. Three letters are published in Chesterton Continued, pp. 94-97.

includes:

  • ff. 1-40, passim Walter John De La Mare, poet: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton of Walter John De La Mare: 1923-[1935], n.d.: Partly signed.
  • ff. 5, 8, 14, 15, 22, 28 Walter John De La Mare, poet: Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Letters to Frances Alice Chesterton from Walter John De La Mare: 1925-1936: Partly signed.
  • ff. 10-36v, passim Walter John De La Mare, poet: Dorothy Edith Collins, secretary to G K Chesterton: Letters to Dorothy Edith Collins from Walter John De La Mare: 1929-1951: Partly signed.
  • ff. 41-54, passim Thomas Derrick, artist: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton: 1930-1935: Partly signed.
  • ff. 44-58v passim Thomas Derrick, artist: Dorothy Edith Collins, secretary to G K Chesterton: Letters to Dorothy Edith Collins from Thomas Derrick: 1933-1947: Partly signed.
  • f. 55 Thomas Derrick, artist: Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Letter to Frances Alice Chesterton from Thomas Derrick: 1936.
  • f. 56 Thomas Derrick, artist: Maisie Ward, afterwards Sheed; author and publisher: Letter to Maisie Ward from Thomas Derrick: 1944: Typewritten copy.
  • ff. 60-69 Thomas Stearns Eliot, poet: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton of Thomas Stearns Eliot: 1928-1930: Partly signed.
  • ff. 70-80, passim James Louis Garvin, Editor, 'The Observer': Letters to G. K. Chesterton from James Louis Garvin: 1912-1928: Partly signed.
  • ff. 77, 81 Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: James Louis Garvin, Editor, 'The Observer': Letters to Frances Alice Chesterton from James Louis Garvin: 1923-1929: Partly signed.
  • ff. 83-85 Dorothy Edith Collins, secretary to G K Chesterton: James Louis Garvin, Editor, 'The Observer': Correspondence of James Louis Garvin with Dorothy Edith Collins: 1944.
  • ff. 86-96v Eric Gill, stone-carver and typographer: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from Eric Gill: 1924-1933: Partly signed.
  • f. 97 Eric Gill, stone-carver and typographer: Mary Gill, wife of Eric Gill: Joanna Hague: David Jones, artist: Postcard to G. K. and Frances Chesterton from Eric Gill, Mary Gill, Joanna Hague and David Jones: 1934.
  • ff. 98, 100, 103-111 Eric Gill, stone-carver and typographer: Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Letters to Frances Alice Chesterton from Eric Gill: 1936-1937: Partly signed.
  • ff. 99, 102, 114, 115 Eric Gill, stone-carver and typographer: Dorothy Edith Collins, secretary to G K Chesterton: Letters to Dorothy Edith Collins from Eric Gill: 1936-1939.
  • f. 101 Eric Gill, stone-carver and typographer: Monsignor Charles William Smith, parish priest of Beaconsfield: Letter to Monsignor Charles William Smith from Eric Gill: 1936: Signed.
  • ff. 112, 113, 116-119 Dorothy Edith Collins, secretary to G K Chesterton: Mary Gill, wife of Eric Gill: Letters to Dorothy Edith Collins from Mary Gill: 1938-1957, n.d.
  • ff. 120-130, passim Christopher Hollis, MP: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from Christopher Hollis: circa 1928-[1934]: Signed.
  • ff. 121-124, 131 Christopher Hollis, MP: Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Letters to Frances Alice Chesterton from Christopher Hollis: circa 1928-1936: Partly signed.
  • ff. 127-128v, 132-139 Christopher Hollis, MP: Dorothy Edith Collins, secretary to G K Chesterton: Correspondence of Christopher Hollis with Dorothy Edith Collins: circa 1933-1969: Partly signed.
  • ff. 140-152, 157, 161 Monsignor Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, RC priest and bible translator: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton of Monsignor Ronald Arbuthnott Knox: [1922-1931]: Partly signed, partly typewritten copies.
  • ff. 153-156v, 162-165v Monsignor Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, RC priest and bible translator: Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Letters to Frances Alice Chesterton from Monsignor Ronald Arbuthnott Knox: 1928-[1936]: Partly signed. Partly imperf.
  • ff. 158-160, 166-167v Monsignor Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, RC priest and bible translator: Dorothy Edith Collins, secretary to G K Chesterton: Correspondence of Monsignor Ronald Arbuthnott Knox with Dorothy Edith Collins: [1928-1956]: Partly typewritten copy. Partly signed.
  • ff. 168-206, passim Edward Verrall Lucas, of Methuen and Co.; author and publisher: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton: 1903-1935: Partly signed. Partly photocopies.
  • ff. 176, 207-209 Edward Verrall Lucas, of Methuen and Co.; author and publisher: Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Letters to Frances Alice Chesterton from Edward Verrall Lucas: [1915]-1937: Partly signed.
  • ff. 194, 200, 203, 210-212 Edward Verrall Lucas, of Methuen and Co.; author and publisher: Dorothy Edith Collins, secretary to G K Chesterton: Letters to Dorothy Edith Collins from Edward Verrall Lucas: 1930-1937: Signed.

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