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G K Chesterton Papers
73365 A-E. G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXXX A-E. Sketchbooks; circa 1895 - circa 1900.
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c 1895-c 1900
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G K Chesterton Papers
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A. Special Correspondence.
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B. Correspondence Regarding Publications, Royalties, etc.
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C. General Correspondence. 73235-73241. G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. L-LVI. Miscellaneous correspondence of various persons with G. K. Chesterton; -1962, n.d. Partly signed, partly typewritten copies, partly printed. Unless otherwise stated, the letters are written to Chesterton, and are mostly of a social nature, requests for meetings and interviews, letters reacting to books and articles by Chesterton. They include social and business correspondence addressed to Frances Chesterton or to Dorothy Collins and later letters which enclosed letters to or from Chesterton. For letters on Chesterton's reception into the Roman Catholic Church see Add. 73187. For correspondence on his publications, including requests for contributions to periodicals, royalties and requests for publishing rights, etc., see Add. 73200-73234. For other correspondence of Frances Chesterton and other members of the Chesterton and Blogg families see Add. 73193, 73454-73456, for other correspondence of Dorothy Collins see Add. 73471-73475. Seven volumes.
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D. Literary Papers.
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E. Illustrations and Drawings by Chesterton for Published Works.
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F. Notebooks, Sketchbooks and Memorabilia.
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CXXIX A-CLXII F. A collection of early notebooks; circa 1880-. Autograph. These notebooks were compiled mostly during Chesterton's later years at St Paul's School, at Calderon's art school in St John's Wood, at the Slade School of Art and during his employment at Messrs Fisher Unwin. Some originated as school exercise books or sketch books from art school and have been used, like the others, for drafts and fair copies of poems, essays, plays and stories. Almost all contain sketches in pencil, ink or crayon, recurring themes being those of W. E. Gladstone, Joseph Chamberlain, A. J. Balfour, Napoleon I, Professor T. H. Huxley, Jesus Christ, duelling scenes, gentlemen in debate or sitting at leisure, persons bound or in attitudes of martyrdom, statuesque ladies and gentlemen. Apart from those poems published in The Wild Knight (1900), very few items in these notebooks were published in Chesterton's lifetime, and some are only in fragmentary form. Groups of similar four-line stanzas, sometimes with their own titles, but usually untitled, and sometimes arranged as a long poem entitled 'World lover', appear frequently among the notebooks of the late 1890s, and are referred to in this catalogue as the 'World lover' sequence: some parts were published under their own titles in Chesterton's lifetime, others in C.W., vol. 10, as indicated. There are very few firm dates in the notebooks, and the arrangement below is based as far as possible upon the few dates given or by deduction from the handwriting and from the different versions of some texts which appear. Some notebooks originated as sketchbooks to which text was later added, others the reverse, others began as school exercise books and were later used for sketches and text; the arrangement of the notebooks is based on the probable date of the greater part of the textual element. Some notebooks were filled in from both ends. Many of the notebooks have had leaves removed, either during their compilation or later: there are also many loose leaves bearing drafts and fair copies which are collected as Add. 73348-73351 when they cannot be confidently reunited with their original volume. Loose leaves which form drafts of published work are placed with other papers for the relevant work. Notebooks consisting entirely of drawings are to be found at Add. 73361-73367. Thirty-four volumes composed of one hundred and thirty-six notebooks.
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXIII (ff. 128). Poems and fragments of poem ...
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXIV (ff. 116). Plays and stories, including ...
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXV (ff. 143). Articles, essays and reviews, ...
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXVI (ff. 33). Miscellaneous fragments, list ...
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXVII-CLXXV E. Notebooks containing drafts of poems, lectures and articles; circa 1902 - circa 1936. Nine volumes composed of forty-seven notebooks.
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXXVI-CLXXXII. Sketchbooks; circa 1879 - circa 1931. Seven volumes in thirty-three parts.
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXXVI. Sketchbook; circa 1879 - circa 1894. ...
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXXVII A-D. Sketchbooks; circa 1893 - circa 1895. Four sketchbooks.
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXXVIII A-E. Sketchbooks; circa 1897 - circa 1900. Five sketchbooks.
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXXIX A-G. Sketchbooks; circa 1895 - circa 1900. Seven sketchbooks.
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73365 A-E. G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXXX A-E. Sketchbooks; circa 1895 - circa 1900. Five sketchbooks.
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXXXI A-I. Sketchbooks; circa 1898 - circa 1930. Nine sketchbooks.
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXXXII. Scrapbook with mounted drawings from ...
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXXXIII (ff. 330). Drawings and sketches by ...
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXXXIV (ff. 104). Drawings, cartoons, sketch ...
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXXXV. A scrapbook containing photographs of ...
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXXXVI A-F. Portraits, drawings and caricatures of G. K. and Frances Chesterton; [1881-1936], n.d. Six parts.
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXXXVII A-C. Photographs of Chesterton and his family and circle; -1961, n.d. Three parts.
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXXXVIII (ff. 91). Itineraries, single issue ...
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXXXIX (ff. 105). Itineraries, souvenir prog ...
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CXC (ff. 102). Miscellaneous ephemera relatin ...
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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CXCI A-C. Miscellaneous papers, correspondence, plans and photographs concerning Chesterton's homes, 'Overroads' and 'Top Meadow', at Beaconsfield and his grave and memorial in Beaconsfield cemetery; 1909-1977. Three parts.
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G. Newspaper Cuttings and Other Printed Material.
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H. Correspondence and Papers of Frances Chesterton.
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I. Papers of Dorothy Collins and Others
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