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Letters from Lambeth Palace Library

September 4, 2016
I have made a few changes, especially incorporating the summarized contents of three letters, found in the Lambeth Palace Library and dated Feb. 28, 1942, June 9, 1946, and Nov. 11, 1946. These letters especially have to do with early meetings that resulted in the founding of the British charity, Christian Action.
 

Geography etc.

August 18, 2016
With this update, I have added the presumed location, or certain location in most cases, of each Lewis brother for the start of each month of each year. Some are good guesses, but most are quite certain. There are probably some mistakes, so let me know if you see something more clearly than I do. The database is now 1,122 pages long and more than 643,000 words long. I have also made a few other improvements, including the addition of Lewis's letter to Joe R. Christopher on Feb. 2, 1962, along...
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The Lewis Papers

July 27, 2016
This edition of "Chronologically Lewis" is 30,000 words and 45 pages longer than the previous one. The database is now exactly 1,100 pages long. I have completely worked through Volumes 1-8 of The Lewis Papers, incorporating insights from those volumes. Volumes 6-8 were not part of the last iteration. I have moved some things to the end of the file (so readers can get a quicker start), started to add the location of each brother at the start of each month (it is sometimes hard to determine wh...
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Warren's Diaries Complete

June 20, 2016
I have now read and incorporated all insights from the extensive diaries of Warren Lewis. Unfortunately, Warren talks about his brother relatively little, that is, in a way that I could incorporate things the brothers did together or things that Jack did. After 1963, of course, it's only about Warren, but this will provide a lot of material for anyone writing about Warren (as I have done). This document is 27 pages longer than the last one, totaling 1,055 pages, and it is nearly 20,000 words ...
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The Post-Jack Years

April 21, 2016

This version of the chronology contains more about the post-Jack years of Warren Lewis, especially his holidays in Ireland, which he took with Len and Mollie Miller, as well as in the Walberswick area of East Anglia, where June Freud and her husband lent him the use of their cottage when she and her husband Clement were elsewhere. Whenever Warren took these holidays, he seems to have made a deal with the Millers—if you do the driving, Len, and the cooking, Mollie (although they ate out a lo...


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Minor Changes

February 14, 2016
This update contains more information about the life of Warren Lewis in 1967 and 1968, plus a significant redating of some of the Great War letters to 1927 rather than 1928 (probably the most important improvement), thanks to Arend Smilde's work. This version is eleven pages and about 8,000 words longer, and it also contains a few typographical corrections. Not much else, so this is mostly a matter of minor changes.
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1,000 Pages!

January 3, 2016
Happy New Year! With this post I have reached the last of my numerical goals. The chronology now has more than one hundred sources, more than a half million words, and more than a thousand pages (not to mention more than 3,000 footnotes, but that was never a goal). The thousand pages have been a long established goal, far less valuable than the actual content, but still symbolic of a minimum of value. This version of the chronology also adds a good deal more from Warren's diaries in the year ...
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Honorary Doctorate from the University of Dijon

December 18, 2015
One new detail that appears in the current version of "Chronologically Lewis" is the actual date on which C. S. Lewis received an honorary doctorate from the University of Dijon. Since I had only seen it listed as a degree given by that university in 1962, I wondered if the month and day could be determined, along with some other details. See encyclopedia.com for one example of the listing of the year, or the timeline from Dallas Baptist University (which incorrectly lists 1963 as the year, b...
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Warren's Later Diaries & Stephen Thorson

December 16, 2015
This posting, eleven pages and six thousand words longer than the previous one, has two primary upgrades. First, I have read and incorporated more of Warren Lewis's diaries in the years after his brother Jack's death. Second, I have been reading Stephen Thorson's excellent list of letters (published in the periodical CSL) not included in the three volumes of Collected Letters. I have added many of those letters and will continue to do so until all of them have been incorporated. By the way, t...
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Proofreading Done!

November 18, 2015
Today I completed the proofreading of all 982 pages of this chronology. Boring work, but helpful to the accuracy, completeness, and readability of the text. Time to celebrate!! Throughout I have searched online for various names and places, adding some informative details about such people and places, thereby connecting the narrative more closely with the lives of Warren and Jack Lewis. I have noticed during this proofreading the attribution of honorary degrees to C. S. Lewis in five differen...
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This is the latest Lewis chronology:

Chronologically Lewis September 4 2016.pdf Chronologically Lewis September 4 2016.pdf
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The file that appears below lists all works of C. S. Lewis (now 470 in number with the addition of several unpublished works in chronological order and 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 May 18, 2016, includes works listed in the bibliography of Adam Barkman's C. S. Lewis & Philosophy as a Way of Life.

TheCompleteWorksofCSLewis.pdf TheCompleteWorksofCSLewis.pdf
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Just in case you want to look through a portion of the chronology and don't want to have to wade through a huge file, here are portions of the chronology by decade (now up to date): 

Chronologically Lewis through 1919.pdf Chronologically Lewis through 1919.pdf
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Chronologically Lewis 1920 to 1929.pdf Chronologically Lewis 1920 to 1929.pdf
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Chronologically Lewis 1930 to 1939.pdf Chronologically Lewis 1930 to 1939.pdf
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Chronologically Lewis 1940 to 1949.pdf Chronologically Lewis 1940 to 1949.pdf
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Chronologically Lewis 1950 to the End.pdf Chronologically Lewis 1950 to the End.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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