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Gilbert Keith Chesterton collection of papers

Title
Gilbert Keith Chesterton collection of papers, [1895?]-1935.
Author
Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936.
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Mixed materialPermit needed Berg Coll MSS ChestertonSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Description
67 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Correspondence.
  • Notebooks.
  • Sketchbooks.
Biography (note)
  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer of autobiographies, biographies, essays, historical works, journalism, literary criticism, novels, plays, and short-stories.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. Previous owners include Humbert Wolfe, the American Play Company, W. T. H. Howe, and Owen D. Young.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Chesterton
Author
Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936.
Title
Gilbert Keith Chesterton collection of papers, [1895?]-1935.
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence, an undated notebook, legal and financial documents, a sketchbook, and a portrait sketch. The manuscripts and typescripts include articles and essays, poems, and a number of reader's reports sent to the publisher T. Fisher Unwin about various authors. Also included are essays, reviews and notes for essays about Chesterton, in typescript and manuscript, written by W. H. Auden, Max Beerbohm, Sean O'Casey, Bernard Shaw, Ann Wolfe, and Humbert Wolfe. The correspondence consists of letters from the author, dating from 1904 to 1935, to E. V. Lucas, Clement King Shorter, the publisher T. Fisher Unwin, and the literary agency A. P. Watt and Son. The collection also includes correspondence relating to the author, dating from 1896 to 1928, between various correspondents, including Edward Chesterton, Dorothy Collins, H. B. Elliott, Humbert Wolfe, T. Fisher Unwin, A. P. Watt and Son, and the literary agency James B. Pinker and Son. There is one letter to Chesterton from Humbert Wolfe, dated April 19, 1933.
Biography
Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer of autobiographies, biographies, essays, historical works, journalism, literary criticism, novels, plays, and short-stories.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
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Alyea, Dorothy C. (Dorothy Collins), 1898-1974.
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973.
Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956.
Chesterton, Edward.
Elliott, H. B.
Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938.
O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964.
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.
Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926.
Wolfe, Ann.
Wolfe, Humbert, 1885-1940.
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) Former owner
Wolfe, Humbert, 1885-1940. Former owner
Young, Owen D., 1874- Former owner
A. P. Watt and Son.
James B. Pinker and Son.
T. Fisher Unwin (Firm)
American Play Company. Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Chesterton
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