73481 A-D. G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CCXCVI A-D. Correspondence, working notes and typewritten copies of Chesterton's correspondence, poems, articles, etc., assembled by Maisie Ward, when writing her Gilbert Keith Chesterton (New York, 1943, and London, 1944) and Return to Chesterton (1952), with galley proofs of the American edition of the latter work; 1921-1952. Partly typewritten copies. For correspondence concerning these works with Dorothy Collins see Add. 73472, and from F. G. Salter see Add. 73197. Most of the copies of letters, articles and poems are taken from originals in other parts of the archive, and most were printed in one of Ward's biographies. Some letters, poems, etc., sent to Maisie Ward, which were neither used for the biographies nor included in other papers in the archive, are indicated in the following descriptions.Four parts. Not fully indexed.

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Biography: Maisie Ward, afterwards Sheed; author and publisher: Correspondence and papers of M. Ward rel. to her two biographies of G. K. Chesterton: 1921-1952, n.d.: Partly autogr., partly typewritten, partly printed.

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