Charlie W. Starr, Maureen Blake

April 20, 2019
Minor changes appear in this update totaling less than 400 words. Based on Charlie W. Starr's handwriting analysis, I have changed some dates and added some notes on some of Lewis' poems. I also added some detail about Maureen Moore's (then Mrs. Maureen Blake) visit to C. S. Lewis in July 1963, when Lewis was hospitalized. Note that I have added a feature to the home page my website--a spotlight on some chronological point from the life of Lewis. It will change regularly. The reality is that there will be fewer changes to this chronology in the coming months and years, largely because nearly every possible source has been consulted for inclusion of relevant information. Some additions will occur as I learn about some historical details, but there is not much left to be added about either of the Lewis brothers. 

 

Catching up on old posts

April 20, 2019
The post on March 2, 2019, is only 132 words longer than the previous one with most minor additions of additional information of items that are already there. It probably includes insights from Norbert Feinendegen on the chronology of Lewis' conversion.

Posting on Feb. 14, 2019, is almost 2,000 words longer, more information, including about Charlie W. Starr's article on the writing "On Bolshevism" and "Mythonomy." 

The post of Jan. 1, 2019, is more than a thousand words longer, which is now my...

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Cyril Clemens

November 2, 2018
This update is only about three hundred words longer (and just one page longer) than the previous version. It contains a bit more information, especially in footnotes, about some minor aspects of the chronology, including some information about two letters Lewis wrote to Cyril Clemens, a relative of Mark Twain author Samuel Clemens.in 1952. I'm trying to locate even more information about those letters, since I failed to record all of the details when I was sent copies of those letters. If yo...
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Minor Updates

September 11, 2018
Along with a few very minor improvements, the major change includes updated the numbers in parentheses at the start of each year. Most were quite close to accurate, but one year early in Jack's life and a couple of the years after Jack's death saw a significant number (two dozen or more) of additional total entries. In addition, Stan Shelley has provided me with the dates that C. S. Lewis signed his book contracts for Dymer and The Pilgrim's Regress. Thanks, Stan! Those are included. We have ...
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The Commission to Revise the Psalter

July 21, 2018
There are a few significant additions to this chronology. I have included a February 13, 1957 letter to Willis Glover. I have added a lot more on Lewis’s involvement in the Commission to Revise the Psalter, including the meeting dates of all nineteen major meetings and whether or not Lewis was in attendance (and whether or not T. S. Eliot was present also). There are also notes on five letters, previously unpublished I think, related to Lewis' work with the Commission. In addition, I have p...
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Footnotes, Billy Graham

June 19, 2018
I really thought there would be no more major updates, but this update proves me wrong. But this is probably, REALLY, the last major update. The main things included here are footnotes, citing in which book the various poems, essays, and book reviews of C. S. Lewis can be found (when that item is mentioned in "Chronologically Lewis." In that way, the reader may wonder in what collection of essays or poems that piece appears, and the reader will simply check the footnote. The footnote does not...
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All My Road Before Me

June 1, 2018

I have now completed adding notations from the parts of Lewis' diary that were not published. They all appear in The Lewis Papers and are accessible, but not widely so, since The Lewis Papers have not been published. There are several days in January 1923 (the 25th being one of them) with a lot more on Jack. In addition, I have much more on the following dates (and probably more dates than this): August 1-6, 1923; March 31, 1924; Feb. 13, 1925; Feb. 28, 1925; July 9, 1926. I am also beginning...


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Mark Twain etc.

April 29, 2018
This edition has 990 more words than the previous edition. The number of pages is irrelevant because I changed the margins. I have added a note about a contribution by Lewis on George Bernard Shaw for the Mark Twain Journal and a comment from Lewis (where I very much regret not having footnoted where I got some information about Lewis' correspondence with Cyril Clemens--if you can supply that information, please send it to me) about H. G. Wells' book, The First Men in the Moon. I have added a...
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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...
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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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This is the latest Lewis chronology:

Chronologically Lewis April 20 2019.pdf Chronologically Lewis April 20 2019.pdf
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The file that appears below lists all works of C. S. Lewis in chronological order (now 488 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."

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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