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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. L (ff. 196). Correspondence with:

1. ff. 1-2. A. A.; 1926. Enclosing at f. 2v copy of "Bonus Latro" by R. L. Gales, in the hand of A. A.

2. ff. 3-4. Arthur St John Adcock; 1925. Partly signed.

3. ff. 5-5v. Grant Duff Douglas Ainslie; 1905.

4. ff. 6-8v. Antonio Aita; 1935. Signed. Partly French. With a signed letter from the Argentinian Ambassador in London introducing Aita's invitation from the P.E.N. Club of Buenos Aires to visit Argentina and a typewritten copy of Chesterton's reply.

5. ff. 9-9v. Sir George Alexander; n.d.

6. ff. 10-23v. Henry Alton; 1904-1906.

7. ff. 24-24v. William Archer; 1908.

8. f. 25. Edward Augustus Arnold; 1927.

9. ff. 26-27. Lena Ashwell; 1916, n.d. Partly signed.

10. ff. 28-32v. Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith; 1927-1935.

11. f. 33. Emma Alice Margaret Asquith; [1908].

12. ff. 34-39. Letters concerning Chesterton's election to The Athenaeum; 1934. Signed.

13. ff. 40-43v. Edward Atkin; 1917.

14. f. 44. Stacy Aumonier; n.d.

15. ff. 45-47v. Alfred Austin; 1908.

16. ff. 48-49v. Ada Bartrick Baker; 1901.

17. f. 50. Ronald Gorrell Barnes, Baron Gorrell; 1933.

18. ff. 51-67. Sir James Matthew Barrie; 1916-1936. Partly signed. With a typewritten copy of a letter from Chesterton to Barrie.

19. ff. 68-69v. Edmond Barthélemy; 1905. French.

20. ff. 70-71. Henry Mayo Bateman; 1921, 1932.

21. f. 72. Lilian Mary Baylis; 1936.

22. ff. 73-76. Walter B. Beals; [1929]. With envelope and enclosure of extracts from the proceedings of the Parlement de Paris in French dated 1727, 1747.

23. f. 77. Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart.; 1917.

24. ff. 78-85v. Sir Max Beerbohm; 1902-1919, n.d. One letter published in Barker, op. cit., pp. 129-130.

25. ff. 86-88. Harold Begbie; 1925.

26. ff. 89-89v. Insie Jeanne [?] Bell; [1915?].

27. ff. 90-92v. Enoch Arnold Bennett; 1925-1929.

28. ff. 93-98. Arthur Christopher Benson; 1911-1913.

29. ff. 99-101. Edward Frederic Benson; 1925-1927.

30. ff. 102-102v. Robert Hugh Benson; [1913].

31. ff. 103-104v. Anthony Berkeley; 1931-1935. Signed.

32. ff. 105-106v. Annie Berlyne; 1899.

33. ff. 107-111. Robert Laurence Binyon; 1932, n.d. One leaf imperfect.

34. ff. 112-115. Dorothy M. Bisset; 1927. With a typewritten copy of Frances Chesterton's reply.

35. ff. 116-116v. R. H. Blackmore; 1928. With a draft reply.

36. ff. 117-118v. Richard Blackwell; 1935. With a note on the verso of the reply in the hand of Dorothy Collins.

37. ff. 119-121. V. Blanc; 1903. French.

38. ff. 122-133. Robert Peel Glanville Blatchford; [1906], n.d. Partly copies. With an incomplete draft letter in the hand of Rhoda Bastable to Blatchford.

39. ff. 134-137. Henry Hector Bolitho; 1935. Partly signed.

40. ff. 138-139. David Bomberg; 1928.

41. ff. 140-141v. Helen Violet Bonham Carter; 1922.

42. ff. 142-142v. Letter to Professor Wacław Borowy; 1927. Typewritten copy. Published in D. B. Wyndham Lewis (ed.), G. K. Chesterton: an Anthology (1957), p. 13.

43. ff. 143-144. Rutland Boughton; 1926-1927. Partly signed.

44. ff. 145-146. Francis Alphonsus Bourne, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster; 1934. One letter is signed by the Cardinal's secretary.

45. ff. 147-148. Alfred V. Boursy, on behalf of the Chesterton Club of America; 1935. Signed.

46. ff. 149-150. Edward Ettingdene Bridges, 1st Baron Bridges; 1930. With a typewritten copy of Chesterton's reply.

47. ff. 151-162v. Robert Seymour Bridges; [1917]-1929.

48. ff. 163-164v. James Britten; 1902.

49. ff. 165-167. Arthur Aikin Brodribb; 1895. Includes a letter from W. H. Bingham-Cox to Brodribb.

50. ff. 168-169. Stopford Augustus Brooke; 1912.

51. ff. 170-172. Sir Arthur Bryant; 1933-1934. Partly signed.

52. ff. 173-175v. John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir; 1915-1917. Signed.

53. ff. 176-177. Frank Nathan Daniel Buchman; 1928. Signed. With a printed invitation card to a reception.

54. ff. 178-179. Gerald William Bullett; 1928. Partly signed.

55. ff. 180-182v. Shan F. Bullock; 1905-1923.

56. f. 183. Osbert Henry Burdett; 1935.

57. ff. 184-185. Thomas Burke; [1927?]. Signed.

58. ff. 186v-190. John Elliott Burns; 1905-1906, n.d.

59. f. 191. Herbert Burrows; 1906.

60. ff. 192-196. Nicholas Murray Butler; 1930-1934. Signed.

includes:

  • ff. 1-2 A. A: Letter, etc., to G. K. Chesterton from A. A.: 1926.
  • ff. 3-4 Arthur St John Adcock, Editor, 'The Bookman': Letters to G. K. Chesterton from Arthur St John Adcock: 1925: Partly signed.
  • f. 5 Grant Duff Douglas Ainslie, philosopher: Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Letter to Frances Alice Chesterton from Grant Duff Douglas Ainslie: 1905.
  • f. 6 Manuel Malbran, Argentinian Ambassador in London: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Manuel Malbran: 1935: Signed.
  • ff. 7-8v Antonio Aita, secretary of the PEN Club de Buenos Aires: P.E.N. Club de Buenos Aires: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton of Antonio Aita: 1935: Partly Fr: Partly signed, partly typewritten copy.
  • f. 9 Sir George Alexander, actor and manager, St James's Theatre: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Sir George Alexander: n.d.
  • ff. 10-23v Henry Alton, author: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from Henry Alton: 1904-1906.
  • f. 24 William Archer, drama critic and author: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from William Archer: 1908.
  • f. 25 Edward Augustus Arnold, publisher: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Edward Augustus Arnold: 1927.
  • ff. 26-27 Lena Ashwell, OBE; actress and director: Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Letters to G. K. and Frances Chesterton from Lena Ashwell: 1916, n.d.: Partly signed.
  • f. 28 Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith, née Charteris; writer: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith: 1927-1935.
  • ff. 28-32v Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith, née Charteris; writer: Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Letters to Frances Alice Chesterton from Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith: 1927-1936.
  • f. 33 Margot Asquith, called Emma Alice Margaret; née Tennant; 2nd wife of Herbert, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith: Postcard to G. K. Chesterton from Emma Alice Margaret Asquith: [1908].
  • ff. 34-39 London; Secular Institutions. Miscellaneous. Athenaeum Club: Letters concerning G. K. Chesterton's membership of the Athenaeum from MISCELLANEOUS. Athenaeum Club: 1934: Signed.
  • ff. 40-43v Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Edward Atkin, of the Savage Club: Letters to G. K. and Frances Chesterton from Edward Atkin: 1917.
  • f. 44 Stacy Aumonier, of Holt, county Norfolk: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Stacy Aumonier: n.d.
  • f. 45 Alfred Austin, Poet Laureate: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Alfred Austin: 1908.
  • f. 48 Ada Bartrick Baker, of London: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Ada Bartrick Baker: 1901.
  • f. 50 Ronald Gorell Barnes, 3rd Baron Gorell: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Ronald Gorell Barnes: 1933.
  • ff. 51-67 Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Sir James Matthew Barrie, Baronet; author: Correspondence with G. K. and Frances Chesterton of Sir James Matthew Barrie: 1916-1936: Partly signed, partly typewritten copies.
  • f. 68 Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Edmond Barthélemy, Editor, 'Mercure de France': Letter to Frances Alice Chesterton from Edmond Barthélemy: 1905: Fr.
  • ff. 70-71 Henry Mayo Bateman, cartoonist: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from Henry Mayo Bateman: 1921, 1932.
  • f. 72 Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Lilian Mary Baylis, CH; manager of the Old Vic Theatre: Letters to Frances Alice Chesterton from Lilian Mary Baylis: 1936.
  • f. 73 Walter B. Beals, lawyer, of Seattle, USA: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Walter B. Beals: [1929].
  • ff. 74-75v Parlement of Paris: Two extracts from the registers of the Parlement de Paris: 1727-1747: Fr.
  • f. 77 Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Baronet; conductor: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Sir Thomas Beecham: 1917.
  • ff. 78-85v Sir Max Beerbohm, author and cartoonist: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from Sir Max Beerbohm: 1902-1919, n.d.
  • ff. 86-88 Harold Begbie, author and journalist: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from Harold Begbie: 1925.
  • f. 89 Insie Jeanne [?] Bell: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Insie Jeanne [?] Bell: [1915?].
  • ff. 90-92v Enoch Arnold Bennett, author: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from Enoch Arnold Bennett: 1925-1929.
  • ff. 93-98 Arthur Christopher Benson, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from Arthur Christopher Benson: 1911-1913.
  • ff. 99-101 Edward Frederic Benson, author: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from Edward Frederic Benson: 1925-1927.
  • f. 102 Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson, Private Chamberlain to Pope Pius X: Postcard to G. K. Chesterton from Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson: 1913.
  • ff. 103-104v Dorothy Edith Collins, secretary to G K Chesterton: Anthony Berkeley, author: Letters to G. K. Chesterton and D. E. Collins from Anthony Berkeley: 1931-1935: Signed.
  • f. 105 Annie Berlyne, of West Kensington: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Annie Berlyne: 1899.
  • ff. 107-111 Robert Laurence Binyon, CH; poet: Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Letters to G. K. and Frances Chesterton from Robert Laurence Binyon: 1932, n.d.
  • ff. 112-115 Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Dorothy M. Bissett, of Norbury: Correspondence of Dorothy M. Bissett with G. K. and Frances Chesterton: 1927: Partly typewritten copy.
  • f. 116 R. H. Blackmore, of London: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from R. H. Blackmore: 1928.
  • f. 117 Richard Blackwell, of Winchester College: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Richard Blackwell: 1935.
  • f. 119 V. Blanc, née Milsand; of Dijon: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from V. Blanc: 1903: Fr.
  • ff. 122-133 Robert Peel Glanville Blatchford, socialist and journalist: Correspondence with G. K. Chesterton of Robert Peel Glanville Blatchford: [1903]-1906, n.d.: Partly drafts, partly copies.
  • f. 134 Henry Hector Bolitho, author: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Henry Hector Bolitho: 1935.
  • ff. 136-137 Dorothy Edith Collins, secretary to G K Chesterton: Henry Hector Bolitho, author: Letters to Dorothy Edith Collins from Henry Hector Bolitho: 1935: Partly signed.
  • f. 138 David Bomberg, artist: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from David Bomberg: 1928.
  • f. 140 Helen Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury; née Asquith: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Helen Violet Bonham Carter: 1922.
  • f. 142 P.E.N. Club'u w Warszawie: Waclaw Borowy, President, PEN Club'u w Warszawie: Letter from G. K. Chesterton to Waclaw Borowy: 1927: Typewritten copy.
  • ff. 143-144 Rutland Boughton, composer: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from Rutland Boughton: 1926-1927: Partly signed.
  • ff. 145-146 Francis Alphonsus Bourne, Archbishop of Westminster; Cardinal 1911: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from Cardinal Bourne and his secretary: 1934: Signed.
  • f. 147 Alfred V. Boursy, President of the Chesterton Club of America: Chesterton Club; America: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from A. V. Boursy on behalf of the Chesterton Club: 1935: Signed.
  • ff. 149-150 Edward Ettingdene Bridges, 1st Baron Bridges: Correspondence of G. K. Chesterton with Edward Ettingdene Bridges: 1930: Partly typewritten copy.
  • ff. 151-160, 162 Robert Seymour Bridges, OM; Poet Laureate: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from Robert Seymour Bridges: [1917-1929].
  • f. 161 Mary Monica Bridges, wife of Robert Bridges, Poet Laureate: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Mary Monica Bridges: [1929].
  • f. 163 James Britten, of the British Museum: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from James Britten: 1902.
  • f. 165 Arthur Aikin Brodribb, classicist: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Arthur Aikin Brodribb: 1895.
  • f. 167 Arthur Aikin Brodribb, classicist: W. H. Bingham-Cox, of 'The Daily News': Letter to Arthur Aikin Brodribb from W. H. Bingham-Cox: 1895.
  • f. 168 Reverend Stopford Augustus Brooke, author: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Rev. Stopford Augustus Brooke: 1912.
  • ff. 170-172 Sir Arthur Bryant, historian: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from Sir Arthur Bryant: 1933-1934: Partly signed.
  • ff. 173-175v John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from John Buchan: 1915-1917: Signed.
  • ff. 176-177 Frank Nathan Daniel Buchman, leader of the Oxford Group: Letter, etc., to G. K. Chesterton from Frank Nathan Daniel Buchman: 1928: Signed.
  • ff. 178-179 Gerald William Bullett, writer: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from Gerald William Bullett: 1928: Partly signed.
  • f. 180 Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Shan F. Bullock, novelist: Letter to Frances Alice Chesterton from Shan F. Bullock: 1905.
  • f. 182 Shan F. Bullock, novelist: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Shan F. Bullock: 1923.
  • f. 183 Osbert Henry Burdett, author: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Osbert Henry Burdett: 1935.
  • f. 184 Thomas Burke, author: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Thomas Burke: 1927: Signed.
  • ff. 186-189 John Elliot Burns, PC; MP: Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Letters to Frances Alice Chesterton from John Elliot Burns: 1905.
  • f. 190 John Elliot Burns, PC; MP: Postcard to G. K. Chesterton from John Elliot Burns: 1906.
  • f. 191 Herbert Burrows, socialist and theosophist: Letter to G. K. Chesterton from Herbert Burrows: 1906.
  • ff. 192-196 Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University: Letters to G. K. Chesterton from Nicholas Murray Butler: 1930-1934: Signed.

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