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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CXXXVI C. Poems and stories, many fragmentary, and sketches; circa 1892. Includes: fragment of a verse play 'The Junior Debating Club: a morality' (see also Add. 73303 B) (ff. 2-5v); acrostics; poems 'Leonardo da Vinci' (published, with the draft continuation from Add. 73305 B, ff. 69-70v, in The G. K. Chesterton Quarterly, no. 7 (Summer 1998), p. 15) (ff. 11-11v), 'St John's Wood march' (on his leaving Calderon's art college in St John's Wood) (ff. 19v-20), 'Jesus of Nazareth' (published in The G. K. Chesterton Quarterly, no. 6 (Spring 1998), p. 1) (ff. 28v-29), 'The six makers' (see references at Add. 73325 D) (ff. 100v-101v), 'The present time' (see references at Add. 73322 B) (ff. 36-36v); an illustrated short story set in 1894 involving members of the Junior Debating Club (published as 'Our future prospects' part 3, 4, in The G. K. Chesterton Quarterly, no. 15- (Summer 2000, in progress) and published in full in Basil Howe (New City. 2001), (ff. 39-64v); a series of cartouches on Egyptian themes; fragmentary letters in French to E. C. Bentley (ff. 77v, 80v, 105v vol. rev.). Folios 42v (part) and 43v-44 are in the hand of Cecil Chesterton. The notebook is discussed in D. Barker, op. cit., p. 50. Text commences at both ends.

ff. i+117. 255 x 235mm.

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