400 Pages Proofread

July 6, 2020

This installment, including another 100 pages of proofreading, gives the origin of the term “Thessaly,” which Lewis used (and may have invented). I have highlighted it in the Spotlight, which changes from time to time. I'm pleased to have discovered that with lots of help from Dr. Robin Darwall-Smith. There are also some corrections and clarifications, some improvements in the writing and elimination of some redundancies and excessive verbiage, and an occasional first name added here and there. Mostly boring. Sorry.

 

THIRD 100 Pages Proofread

June 10, 2020
Nothing significant here, just another 100 pages proofread again. A few corrections, some additional data about people like Lawrence of Arabia, some commas, some sentences divided into two shorter sentences, etc.
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Second 100 Pages Proofread

May 18, 2020
In this posting, I have updates on the second section of one hundred pages in the chronology. I have explained some of the military abbreviations, corrected one location for Jack at the start of the month, corrected the date of Lewis's "Transposition" address, corrected the names of a couple of French towns, fleshed out a few places, and cut some unnecessary adjectives and adverbs. The primary purpose of these changes, besides accuracy, is to make the text more readable and understandable.

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Letters to Geoffrey Shepherd

April 23, 2020
Ordinarily I wouldn't upload a new version of the chronology four days after the previous upload. This version is only 750 words longer than the previous version. But two things have happened. First, I have completed the tedious task of proofreading of the first one hundred pages. I will update the chronology with every additional one hundred pages--it's too long a task to wait until it's entirely finished. But primarily, it is because Steven A. Beebe has sent me a compilation of the fourteen...
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Events of Uncertain Dates in Each Year

April 19, 2020

The major change in this version is to add these words to the second paragraph of most years: Events of uncertain date this year: That means that those events which follow that heading happened in that year, but we don't know the day or month. I also added the significance of the location Ty-Isa, which was the home of Richard Lewis, Warren and Jack's paternal grandfather. I have counted all of the entries per month and have corrected the number. I noticed some words that were accidentally pas...


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T. S. Eliot and A Grief Observed

March 4, 2020
Less than a hundred words later, I post an update. I suppose it has to be this way, since nearly every piece of available information is already in the chronology. Thanks to Andrew Lazo, I recently ran across the date of October 19, 1960, the day that T. S. Eliot recommended to the Book Committee of Faber & Faber that they publish A Grief Observed. So I have added it to this chronology, and uploaded a new version, probably with a couple of other minor improvements (which I did not make note o...
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Typos Corrected

January 7, 2020
This slightly improved version corrects two minor mistakes and has other minor improvements. Since those two mistakes were brought to my attention recently, I was motivated to produce this version and put those mistakes behind me. Not much else has changed in this database.
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Spotlight

November 18, 2019
The new spotlight for November 18, 2019, is one of the additions to this current version of Chronologically Lewis. In addition, the file is about 800 words longer with more details in a few additional places, but not significantly different.
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Skemp Memorial Lecture

September 2, 2019
This version contains several changes due to Bruce R. Johnson, “The Efforts of C. S. Lewis to Aid British Prisoners of War during World War II.” I have an entry in November 1933 on Virginia Woolf and Isaiah Berlin. There are also several letters and many book reviews incorporated from Stephanie Derrick’s The Fame of C. S. Lewis. Stephanie also led me to find information on the Skemp Memorial Lecture which Lewis gave on October 7, 1943 at the University of Bristol. It was Lewis's essay o...
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Sister Penelope

August 4, 2019

I added the following to this version: On March 8, 1951, Lewis wrote to John Philip Collins about a talk he would be giving to the Kipling Society. I added a bit more information about his stay at Sister Penelope's Convent in Wantage in April 1942. The poem, “Apologist’s Evening Hymn,” is included in a letter to Sister Penelope on July 29, 1942, because Lewis states in his letter, “I’ve just completed” the poem, perhaps even on this day. I also added a footnote to give a source fo...


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This is the latest Lewis chronology:

Chronologically Lewis July 6 2020.pdf Chronologically Lewis July 6 2020.pdf
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I have decided to include below almostall of the Spotlights that I have posted thus far, since they are often important, but little known, events in the life of C. S. Lewis. That file appears below, in case some readers have missed some of the previous postings. There are seven postings in that file, and I invite people to submit a candidate for the next posting.

All Spotlights.pdf All Spotlights.pdf
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The file that appears below lists all works of C. S. Lewis in chronological order (now 528 in number) in the location where they were first published or delivered (if spoken) as far as I am able to determine. Corrections are welcome. This version, slightly revised and added on May 13, 2020, includes a corrected date for "Transposition" on June 9, 1946.

TheCompleteWorksofCSLewis.pdf TheCompleteWorksofCSLewis.pdf
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This file describes what is happening in Oxford, Cambridge, the UK, and Europe at the time that Lewis writes his various poems, essays, and books, dividing the life and writings of Lewis by academic topic, i.e. English, Philosophy, History, etc. 

Intellectual History of Oxford and Cambridge.pdf Intellectual History of Oxford and Cambridge.pdf
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