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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 Netherlands, about a walking tour that Tolkien and Lewis did together during that month. It comes from a page in Humphrey Carpenter's The Inklings. I don't have any more information about this event, but some day someone may discover more data that will flesh out the picture even more. As small items of this sort are added, the sum total becomes more useful. My hope is that the net result will be far more information about and insight into the life of C. S. Lewis and his brother Warren. The entry is footnoted, as will all or almost all new additions of this sort. Some day, then, perhaps a definitive life of C. S. Lewis will be written in multiple volumes, much like William Manchester did with the life of Winston Churchill.
 

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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One Thousand Pages!

March 17, 2017
I have now completed the proofreading of one thousand pages, out of the 1,141 total number. The pace has accelerated as I near the completion of this task (plus I'm on Spring Break). In these last one hundred pages (completed just four days after the previous upload), I have italicized all occurrences of the word "viva" in any of its forms, a word which refers to interviews with graduating students, capitalized throughout the document both words in the phrase "The Kilns," dropped a lot of app...
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900 Pages

March 12, 2017
900 pages have now been proofread and updated. Mostly, I have been adding some brief biographical information about people who speak at the Socratic Club or to whom Lewis wrote, so that the reader has a bit more context, except in those instances where the name (such as "Vincent Turner") is very common. I continue to correct minor typographical errors. The end is in sight for this complete reread and proofread.
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800 Pages

February 27, 2017
I am now more than two-thirds of the way through this proofreading. These are the more interesting years, so there are two major changes or improvements. First, there is a lot more text that is bolded. Second, I have done some Internet searches about people and dates and places, subsequently adding a note about this speaker at the Socratic Club or that travel destination. For example, I found the date when the Local Defense Volunteers changed their name to the Home Guard. I added that notatio...
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This is the latest Lewis chronology:

Chronologically Lewis November 11 2017.pdf Chronologically Lewis November 11 2017.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."

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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