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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. XLVI B (ff. 187).

1. ff. 1-33. Dorothy Collins's working papers and correspondence with Messrs Sheed and Ward, Chapman and Hall, the British Council and George Scott Moncrieff, concerning The Common Man; 1949-1950. Further correspondence on reprinting permissions is to be found in the correspondence with Messrs A. P. Watt and Son in Add. 73219-73220.

2. ff. 34-88v. Correspondence between Dorothy Collins and Dorothy L. Sayers, Patricia R. Burke and Messrs Sheed and Ward on the publication and London performance of the play The Surprise; 1950-1955.

3. ff. 89-151. Dorothy Collins's working papers and correspondence with Sheed and Ward and Andrew Freeth concerning A Handful of Authors; 1952-1953. Freeth was the artist of the book jacket, the drawing for which is at Add. 73371 A, ff. 10-11. Further working notes are to be found on the versos of three leaves of the printer's copy for Generally Speaking (Add. 73261).

4. ff. 152-187. Dorothy Collins's working papers and two letters from Messrs Methuen concerning The Glass Walking Stick; 1955.

includes:

  • ff. 20-21, 24, 29 British Council: Correspondence with D. E. Collins of British Council: 1949: Partly signed, partly typewritten copy.
  • ff. 22-23 Chapman and Hall; publishers: Correspondence with D. E. Collins of Chapman and Hall (publishers): 1949: Partly signed, partly typewritten copy.
  • ff. 25-149, passim Sheed and Ward; publishers: Correspondence with D. E. Collins of Sheed and Ward (publishers): 1949-1953: Partly signed, partly typewritten copies.
  • ff. 25-150, passim Francis Joseph Sheed, of Sheed and Ward, publishers: Sheed and Ward; publishers: Correspondence of D. E. Collins with F. Sheed of Sheed and Ward, publishers: 1935-1960: Partly signed, partly typewritten copies.
  • f. 26 George I. Scott-Moncrieff, of the Isle of Eigg: Letter to D. E. Collins from George I. Scott-Moncrieff: 1949.
  • ff. 34-89, passim Patricia R. Burke, of the Query Players: Correspondence with D. E. Collins of Patricia R. Burke: 1950-1955: Partly typewritten copies.
  • ff. 35, 45, 52 Dorothy Leigh Sayers, author: Dorothy Edith Collins, secretary to G K Chesterton: Correspondence of Dorothy Leigh Sayers with Dorothy Edith Collins: 1951: Signed.
  • ff. 63, 64, 67 Michael Mason, author and broadcaster: Correspondence with D. E. Collins of Michael Mason: 1952-1963, n.d.: Partly signed.
  • ff. 139, 141-145, 151 H. Andrew Freeth, artist: Correspondence with D. E. Collins of H. Andrew Freeth: 1953: Partly typewritten copy.
  • ff. 148-149 Sheed and Ward; publishers: H. Andrew Freeth, artist: Letters to H. Andrew Freeth from Sheed and Ward (publishers): 1953: Typewritten copies.
  • ff. 152-153 Methuen and Co; publishers: Letters to D. E. Collins from Methuen and Co. (publishers): 1955: Signed.

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