G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. XIII (ff. 186).

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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. XIII (ff. 186).

1. ff. 1-120v. Correspondence of G. K. Chesterton with George Bernard Shaw, with other related letters; 1906-1942. Includes letters to Frances Chesterton passim, a letter from Cecil Chesterton to Shaw (ff. 61-66, published in Barker, op. cit., p. 227), a letter from Blanche Patch to Kathleen Chesshire (respectively secretaries to Shaw and Chesterton, f. 95), the scenario in Shaw's autograph of a play he proposed in 1909 that Chesterton should write, and a later typewritten copy (ff. 15-29; a carbon copy retained by Shaw and a typewritten copy he had made when sending a copy to Frances Chesterton in 1938 are in Add. 50643). Some of the correspondence is printed in Ward, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, pp. 156-158, 196-199, 202-205, 312-313, 332-334, 348-349, 414-420, and in Bernard Shaw, Collected Letters, 1898-1910 (1972), pp. 645-648, 681-682, 759-762, 874-882 (including the play scenario), Collected Letters, 1911-1925 (1985), pp. 53-54, 294-295, 770-771, Collected Letters, 1926-1950 (1988), pp. 318, 327, 433.

2. ff. 121-186. Correspondence of Chesterton with Lawrence Solomon, followed by one letter of 1938 to Frances Chesterton; 1891-1938, n.d.

includes:

  • ff. 1-112, passim George Bernard Shaw, author: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton of George Bernard Shaw: 1906-1935: Partly signed.
  • ff. 1-112passim Gilbert Keith Chesterton, author: Correspondence with G. B. Shaw os Gilbert Keith Chesterton: 1906-1935: Copies, partly imperf.
  • ff. 15-29 Drama ENGLISH: George Bernard Shaw, author: Scenario for a play which G. B. Shaw proposed G. K. Chesterton should write: 1909: Autogr. and later typewritten copy.
  • ff. 35-118 passim Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Correspondence with G. B. Shaw of Frances Alice Chesterton: 1911-1938.
  • ff. 35-42, 67-69, 83-86, 92, 99, 101, 104, 113-118 Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: George Bernard Shaw, author: Correspondence of George Bernard Shaw with Frances Alice Chesterton: 1911-1938.
  • f. 61 Cecil Edward Chesterton, brother of G K Chesterton; journalist: George Bernard Shaw, author: Letter to George Bernard Shaw from Cecil Edward Chesterton: 1914: Signed.
  • f. 61 Cecil Edward Chesterton, brother of G K Chesterton; journalist: Letters to G. B. Shaw of Cecil Edward Chesterton: 1903, 1914: Partly signed.
  • f. 95 Blanche Patch, secretary to G B Shaw: L. Kathleen Chesshire, secretary to G K Chesterton: Letter to L. Kathleen Chesshire from Blanche Patch: 1926: Signed.
  • f. 100 Blanche Patch, secretary to G B Shaw: George Bernard Shaw, author: Postcard to George Bernard Shaw from Blanche Patch: 1930.
  • ff. 119, 120 Dorothy Edith Collins, secretary to G K Chesterton: Correspondence with G. B. Shaw of Dorothy Edith Collins: 1942.
  • ff. 119, 120 Dorothy Edith Collins, secretary to G K Chesterton: George Bernard Shaw, author: Letters to Dorothy Edith Collins from George Bernard Shaw: 1942.
  • ff. 120-185v Lawrence Solomon, schoolfriend of G K Chesterton at St Paul's: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton of Lawrence Solomon: 1891-[1896?], n.d.
  • f. 186 Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Lawrence Solomon, schoolfriend of G K Chesterton at St Paul's: Letters to Frances Alice Chesterton from Lawrence Solomon: 1936-1938.

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