Scope and Content

G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CXXIV D (ff. 62). Other miscellaneous material; circa 1890 - circa 1933. Autograph, with two leaves of typewritten copies. Includes: cards for mock elections and notes on political games from St Paul's School (ff. 1-9), serio-comic description of the 'Warwick Gardens Society for the Elevation of the British Drama' (ff. 10-16), 'Humble petition . . . to Max Beerbohm', illustrated (ff. 25-27), rules of the 'Valiant yet Judicious Order of the Long Bow' (ff. 28-31), 'Professor Plato . . . He takes the cake!' (ff. 35-38), 'Mistakes of the poets' (ff. 42-43), chapter headings for 'Madam: or the bloodhounds of Beaconsfield, a novel by Wilkie Collins' (ff. 44-46), two clues written for a treasure hunt on board S.S. Doric in 1930 (ff. 50-51), a facsimile of an inscription in a prize book presented at St Joseph's College, Colombo, in Blue & White, no. 34 (Nov. 1938) (ff. 53-55), and copies in Chesterton's autograph of poems by A. C. Swinburne, Sir Walter Scott, S. T. Coleridge, Lewis Carroll, and Hilaire Belloc (the last being published as 'Eheu fugaces' in C.W., vol. 10, p. 434, although forming part of Belloc's poem 'Dedicatory ode'), (ff. 56-62).

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