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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. II (ff. 88). Letters to Chesterton and to John O'Connor, his spiritual adviser, concerning Chesterton's reception into the Roman Catholic Church; 1922-1937. Partly typewritten, partly signed. Among those to O'Connor are four letters from Hilaire Belloc (ff. 67-71v, extracts published in J. O'Connor, Father Brown on Chesterton (1937), pp. 141-142), one from Vincent McNabb (f. 84, published in F. Valentine, Father Vincent McNabb, O.P. (1955), pp. 268-269) and one of 1937 from Frederick Headon (f. 88). For congratulatory letters from Maurice Baring, Hilaire Belloc and Ronald Knox to Chesterton see Add. 73189, 73190 and 73195, ff. 140-167v passim respectively.

includes:

  • f. 1 Henry Aldersey, OSB: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Henry Aldersey: 1922.
  • f. 3 George Elliot Anstruther, Editor, 'Westminster Catholic Chronicle': Letter to G. K. Chesterton from George Elliot Anstruther: 1922.
  • f. 4 Charlotte Balfour, of London: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Charlotte Balfour: [1922].
  • f. 6 Hester Balfour, in religion Sister Mary Veronica: Letter to G. K. Chesterton: 1922.
  • f. 7 Ellen Ridley Bax, mother of Arnold Bax: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Ellen Ridley Bax: 1922.
  • f. 10 Alice Horlock Bennett, author: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Alice Horlock Bennett: 1922.
  • f. 11 Bernard H. Berlyn, of Newark: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Bernard H. Berlyn: 1922.
  • f. 12 Burns, Oates and Washbourne, Ltd; publishers: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Burns, Oates and Washbourne, Ltd. (publishers): 1922: Typewritten. Initialled.
  • f. 13 Frederick Walter Chambers, author: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Frederick Walter Chambers: 1922.
  • f. 15 Imelde Chambers, of Ramsgate: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Imelde Chambers: 1922.
  • f. 16 [J?] J. Collins, BA: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from [J?] J. Collins: [1922]: Signed.
  • f. 19 F. W. D. Cooper, of Bournemouth: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from F. W. D. Cooper: 1922: Signed.
  • f. 20 Vivienne M. Dayrell-Browning, formerly Dayrell; writer of verse: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Vivienne M. Dayrell-Browning: [1922].
  • f. 22 Herbert Samuel Dean, editor, 'The Universe': Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Herbert Samuel Dean: 1922: Signed.
  • f. 23 Bernard Delany, OP: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Bernard Delany: 1922.
  • f. 24 Jeanne Dozat, of Chanonat, France: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Jeanne Dozat: 1922: Fr.
  • f. 25 Laurence E. Eyres, schoolmaster, Ampleforth College: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Laurence E. Eyres: 1922.
  • f. 27 Agnes Mary Gibbs, wife of Sir Philip Gibbs: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Agnes Mary Gibbs: [1922].
  • f. 29 Henry Grey Graham, Bishop of Tipasa: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Henry Grey Graham: 1922.
  • f. 30 Philip A. Grogan, of Freshwater: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Philip A. Grogan: 1922.
  • f. 31v Miss Emily Henrietta Hickey, poet: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Miss Emily Henrietta Hickey: 1922.
  • f. 33 Joseph Keating, SJ: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Joseph Keating: 1922.
  • f. 35 Richard John Kelly, KC, of Dublin: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Richard John Kelly: 1922.
  • f. 37 John Lambkin, ODC: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from John Lambkin: 1922.
  • f. 38 Laura Fraser, née Lister; wife of Simon, 14th Baron Lovat: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Laura Fraser: 1922.
  • f. 39 John Francis McNulty, RC Bishop of Nottingham: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from John Francis McNulty: 1922.
  • f. 41 Mrs C. E. Mason, of Old Colwyn: Postcard to G. K. Chesterton from Mrs. C. E. Mason: [1922].
  • f. 44 Theodore Maynard, author: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from Theodore Maynard: 1922-1933: Partly signed.
  • f. 45 Wilfrid Douglas Newton, novelist: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Wilfrid Douglas Newton: 1922.
  • f. 46 Ernest James Oldmeadow, Editor of 'The Tablet': Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Ernest James Oldmeadow: 1922.
  • f. 47 Richard O'Sullivan, Barrister-at-Law: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton: 1922-1935.
  • f. 49 Hilary Douglas Clerk Pepler, of the 'St. Dominic's Press': Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton: 1922-1935: Partly typewritten copies.
  • f. 50 John Swinnerton Phillimore, classicist: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from John Swinnerton Phillimore: 1922-1926.
  • f. 51 E. R. Rowland, of Golders Green: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from E. R. Rowland: 1922.
  • f. 54 Monica Ryan, of Stonehouse, county Glos: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Monica Ryan: 1922.
  • f. 55 Foster Stearns, Secretary of American Embassy, Constantinople: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Foster Stearns: 1922.
  • f. 57 Joseph H. Stewart, RC priest, of Ilkeston: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Joseph H. Stewart: 1922.
  • f. 59 Margaret Tillson, of London: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Margaret Tillson: 1922.
  • f. 61 Nellie Wheeler, of Hampstead: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Nellie Wheeler: [1922].
  • f. 63 Maurice Wilkinson, of St. John's College, Oxford: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Maurice Wilkinson: 1922.
  • f. 64 Francis Woodlock, SJ: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Francis Woodlock: 1922.
  • ff. 65-66 George Barnard, religious writer: Letters to John O'Connor from George Barnard: 1922: Signed.
  • ff. 65-88v John O'Connor, RC priest, of Bradford: Letters to J. O'Connor on G. K. Chesterton's reception into the Roman Catholic Church: 1922-1937.
  • ff. 67-71v Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, author: Letters to John O'Connor from Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc: 1922: Partly signed.
  • f. 73 Francis Alphonsus Bourne, Archbishop of Westminster; Cardinal 1911: Letter to John O'Connor from Francis Alphonsus Bourne: 1922: Signed.
  • f. 74 George Ambrose Burton, RC Bishop of Clifton: Letter to John O'Connor from George Ambrose Burton: 1922.
  • f. 75 Joseph Robert Cowgill, RC Bishop of Leeds: Letter to John O'Connor from Joseph Robert Cowgill: [1922].
  • ff. 76-79 Dudley Charles Carey- Elwes, RC Bishop of Northampton: Correspondence with John O'Connor of Dudley Charles Carey- Elwes: 1922.
  • f. 80 Robert North Green-Armytage: Letter to John O'Connor from Robert North Green-Armytage: 1922.
  • f. 82 Frederick William Keating, RC Archbishop of Liverpool: Letter to John O'Connor from Frederick William Keating: 1922.
  • f. 83 Joseph P. Keating, RC priest, of Watford: Letter to John O'Connor from Joseph P. Keating: 1922.
  • f. 84 Vincent McNabb, OP: Letter to John O'Connor from Vincent McNabb: 1922.
  • f. 85 Raphael Merry del Val, Cardinal; Secretary of State to the Pope: Letter to John O'Connor from Raphael Merry del Val: 1922.
  • f. 86 Hilary Douglas Clerk Pepler, of the 'St. Dominic's Press': Letter to Rev. J. O'Connor from Hilary Douglas Clerk Pepler: 1922.
  • f. 87 William Ignatius Rice, OSB: Letters to John O'Connor from William Ignatius Rice: 1922-1936.
  • f. 88 Frederick Headon, of Royston: Letter to John O'Connor from Frederick Headon: 1937.

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