Scope and Content

G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CX A (ff. 58). Poems and plays submitted to G. K.'s Weekly; [1925]-1936. Typewritten copies unless otherwise stated.

Contents:

1. f. 1. 'All through the night'; 1927. Published in vol. 5, no. 127 (20 Aug. 1927), p. 562.

2. f. 2. 'Aristocracy'; 1927. With amendments in the hand of Dorothy Collins. Published in vol. 4, no. 106 (9 April 1927), p. 334.

3. ff. 3-4. 'Ballade of difficult harmonies'; [1933]. Also draft of two stanzas. Published in vol. 17, no. 433 (29 June 1933), p. 269.

4. f. 5. 'A broad-minded bishop rebukes the verminous St Francis'; [1926]. Autograph. Published in vol. 4, no. 86 (16 Oct. 1926), p. 77.

5. ff. 6-7. 'Crooked'; 1933. Autograph, with corrected type-written copy. Published in vol. 18, no. 1 (443) (7 Sept 1933), p. 8.

6. f. 8. 'Gentlemen prefer blondes'; 1934. With amendments in the hand of Dorothy Collins. Published in vol. 20, no. 507 (29 Nov. 1934), p. 203.

7. f. 9. 'The heritage of wonder; circa 1930. Autograph draft. Published in vol. 18, no. 1 (443) (7 Sept. 1933), p. 8.

8. f. 10. 'The minimum wage'; [1926]. Autograph. Published anonymously in vol. 4, no. 79 (18 Sept. 1926), p. 6.

9. ff. 11-13. 'Nursery rhymes no. 1: property, no. 2: education'; 1927. Untitled. Published in vol. 6, no. 140-141 (19, 26 Nov. 1927).

10. f. 14. 'Perfection'; 1933. With amendments in the hand of Dorothy Collins. Published in vol. 18, no. 453 (16 Nov 1933), p. 166.

11. f. 15. 'The song of the superior vermin'; [1926]. Untitled. Published anonymously in vol. 4, no. 91 (11 Dec. 1926), p. 156. Possibly not by Chesterton.

12. ff. 16-17. ['A song of thrift'] beginning "Though Mr Ford can quite afford"; [1927]. Typewritten copy, untitled. Published anonymously in vol. 4, no. 102 (26 Feb. 1927), p. 258 and as 'Mr Ford' in C.W., vol. 10, p. 455.

13. f. 18. 'Spilth'; 1935. Published in vol. 22, no. 561 (12 Dec. 1935), p. 181.

14. f. 19. Autograph draft of one leaf of the play 'The temptation of St Anthony'; [1925]. Published in vol. 2, no. 27 (19 Sept. 1925), pp. 12-14.

15. ff. 20-21. 'To the Jesuits (Spain, 1936)'; 1936. Published in vol. 23, no. 576 (26 March 1936), p. 26.

16. f. 22. 'Triolet'; 1934. Published in vol. 20, no. 508 (6 Dec 1934), p. 219.

17. ff. 23-53. The play 'Turkey and the Turk'; [1925]. Autograph notes and draft and one typewritten leaf. Published in vol. 2, no. 38 (5 Dec. 1925), pp. 292-295.

18. ff. 54-55. 'The two kinds'; 1933. Autograph and typewritten copy. Published in vol. 18, no. 1 (443), (7 Sept. 1933), p. 8.

19. ff. 56, 58. 'Wishes'; [1925]. The verses 'Mr H. G. Wells', 'Mr Winston Churchill', 'Pirandello', 'George Lansbury' and 'The Premier', which were published in vol. 2, no. 38 (5 Dec. 1925), p. 301, but not included with other verses of the sequence in Chesterton's Collected Poems (1927). On f. 57v is 'Eskimo song', 1925, typewritten, cancelled in pencil and marked 'Not needed'.

Dorothy Edith Collins, secretary to G K Chesterton: Amendments and corrections to articles, etc., by G. K. Chesterton, prepared for publication by Dorothy Edith Collins: [1923-1975]: Autogr.

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