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Robert E. Havard

March 5, 2018
This version of Chronological Lewis is only about 400 words and one page longer, containing a couple of inconsequential improvements and one major improvement. That major improvement came as the result of inquiries from Diana Glyer and one of her students, Sarah. It has to do with when R. E. Havard became Lewis' physician, when Lewis was ill in May 1934, i.e., what part of the month, and how that relates to what Warren has written in his diary, the published portion. Consequently, I moved the date of Havard's visit to The Kilns from about May 2 to about May 7 and put in a lengthy footnote about resource material in Warren Lewis' diary, Havard's essay in James Como's book C. S. Lewis at the Breakfast Table, and William Griffin's Clive Staples Lewis. While this is not a momentous change, it does show the potential of this chronology, especially as we learn more about the Lewis brothers and push back (kindly and gentle) on what has been written. A lot of minor changes could well lead to a few significant changes in our understanding of the life and writings of C. S. Lewis. For history buffs, that's exciting. For everyone else, well, maybe not.

Arthur C. Clarke

February 15, 2018
This version of "Chronologically Lewis," posted two months after the previous version, is one page longer and about two thousand words longer. The major change involves insights from the last resource listed at the end of "Chronologically Lewis": From Narnia to A Space Odyssey: The War of Ideas Between Arthur C. Clarke and C. S. Lewis.  Lewis' side of the correspondence was already present, but this book allowed me to read in full the letters that Clarke wrote to Lewis. Therefore, I added som...
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December 11, 2017
This edition contains some minor changes (most of which I detail below, just so you have an idea what I have done, i.e., what sort of changes I have made). I have added the location from which Lewis wrote to Arthur Greeves on Aug. 30, 1932, some additional footnotes, and some improvements in format. In format, for example, I have adopted the format World War I and World War II (instead of using World War I sometimes and World War One at other times), noted a second letter to Alan Fairhurst on...
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300 More Words

November 11, 2017
Once again, now that the project is virtually complete, the only updates you will find are small updates. These will typically be based on minor changes, additions of some biographical information about various people, new information that has been found, recently discovered letters, and the like. For example, this update includes an item for April 1937 (a month for which there is very little information because of a lack of diary entries and letters), pointed out to me by Kees Paling of the ...
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Slight Update

October 2, 2017
This version is only slightly larger (ca. 1,150 words and one page) than the last version, but it contains a few noteworthy additions, not all of which I can recall. One example is the addition of the identify of David Edwards, who spoke at the Socratic Club on Jan. 26, 1953. I also have more information about Arthur C. Clarke and Austin Farrer, having read their biographies as part of the research I'm doing for my next book.
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The Conclusion of This Project

August 13, 2017

In one sense, this chronology will never be finished. New information will pop up and beg to be included, while new ways of organizing and presenting what’s here will also develop. But this major update formally concludes this project, begun during the Fall of 2004, nearly thirteen years ago. I have now just finished a read-through of all of The Lewis Papers and have recorded everything I could learn from those papers for the lives of C. S. Lewis and his brother Warren. That means that ever...

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MC Titles, General Strike, Christian News-Letter

May 24, 2017
In addition to some minor details, this version includes new information, such as the titles of the four series of BBC talks that became Mere Christianity, information about the paragraph Lewis wrote for the Feb. 4, 1942 issue of the Christian News-Letter, and some details about the General Strike (a ten-day coal miners' strike) of May 3-13, 1926. There are also some historical details about clergy who served St. Mark's, Dundela, and Holy Trinity, Headington Quarry (located near the end of th...
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More Minors

May 4, 2017
I have added a bit of biographical details about some of the people Lewis knew, usually in the first place where those people are named next to a specific date (not in the summary of a year). I have added things like birth and death years, occupation, that sort of thing.
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Minor Changes

April 26, 2017
I have added a little information about the honorary doctorate Jack received from the University of Laval, some information about Alec Vidler, i.e., as he relates to Lewis, and some biographical information about Donald M. McKinnon.
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Proofreading Done--No Joke!

April 1, 2017
While today is April Fools' Day, I have actually completed the proofreading of all 1,142 pages of "Chronologically Lewis." It was a major task, taking 6-8 months, but it was worth it. I'm almost embarrassed by the number of errors I found and corrected. However, the end result is a more accurate chronology, even if most of the errors were corrections of underlining, capitalizing a few first words in sentences, and adding publication years to many books and birth and death years to many people...
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This is the latest Lewis chronology:

Chronologically Lewis March 5 2018.pdf Chronologically Lewis March 5 2018.pdf
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The file that appears below lists all works of C. S. Lewis in chronological order (now 472 in number, one more than the previous version because of the addition of the brief "Undergraduate Criticism" from 1960) 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 March 18, 2017, includes works listed in the bibliography of Adam Barkman's C. S. Lewis & Philosophy as a Way of Life. It also includes the recently discovered (by Christopher Marsh) "A Christmas Sermon for Pagans."

The file below lists all of the works of C. S. Lewis, including individual poems, dated as precisely as possible either to the date of writing or the date of publication. This version, about 600 words longer than the previous version, includes insights from Charlie Starr's dating based on Lewis' handwriting.

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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