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700 Pages

February 16, 2017
I have now proofread and added some helpful information (such as a description of The Listener, a British weekly magazine designed especially to print broadcast talks) to 700 pages. The chronology is now 1,138 pages long with more than 650,000 words and more than 3,400 footnotes. In this segment I have especially bolded more sections, which makes sense, since the years I'm reading are the years of the BBC broadcasts, The Screwtape Letters, and many other talks, letters, and essays that are flowing from Lewis' pen. He is becoming much more well known. And the material is much more interesting! I have also added a few dates, especially one from May 13, 1929 that comes courtesy of Ben Taylor, Archivist's Assistant at Magdalen College, Oxford. It has to do with a talk Lewis gave to the Michaelmas Club on "The Personal Heresy."
 

600 Pages

January 30, 2017
I have reached the halfway point, and beyond, in this proofreading of the chronology. While I found a few typographical errors, I have also added some information about the people, places, and events that are recorded in these hundred pages. For example, I have added some full (rather than partial) names, corrected some titles of musical compositions, and added some birth and death years for some people.
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500 Pages

January 9, 2017
In addition to having another one hundred pages proofread through page 500, there is one major addition: notice of a letter to Rev. J. L. Mortimer on Aug. 18, 1944 (thanks to Shelley and Son Books [Stan Shelley]). Lots of little corrections and a few major notes that explain better the significance of a particular event.
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400 Pages

December 15, 2016
Like the rest of the last few updates, this one is mostly mundane corrections and improvements, a few of them for readability. Some of the summaries at the start of each year are now more complete. At least I'm getting into the more interesting years. I'm at the start of 1927. The Magdalen Fellowship has begun, Weldon has said "Rum thing," Lewis has met Tolkien and has tutored Betjeman, and the Coalbiters have started. This should move a bit faster now.
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300 pages

November 15, 2016

This update—with 300 pages now proofread on this reading—contains, most importantly, the summary contents of the recently discovered (thanks, Charlie Starr!) letters from the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, some additional directions or locations, some underlinings, some minor corrections of typographical errors (including a couple of “howlers”), some additional notes on people and places that are mentioned, and an explanation of the word “mufti.”


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200 Pages

October 20, 2016
Like the previous entry that came after proofreading 100 pages, this version is slightly improved. However, it also includes mention of eleven previously unpublished letters that appear in the Lanier Theological Library, Houston, Texas. The next version of this database will include a brief summary of the contents of those letters.
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100 Pages

October 5, 2016
I just finished proofreading the first one hundred pages, making numerous (though minor) improvements in readability. That is what I just uploaded. I added some historical details about various people and events so as to give more context for some of the entries, such as information about "Little Tich" for the entry dated November 13, 1910. The plan is to update the chronology after every one hundred pages of proofreading. This file is not much longer, not hugely better, just incrementally im...
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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.
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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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This is the latest Lewis chronology:

Chronologically Lewis February 15 2017.pdf Chronologically Lewis February 15 2017.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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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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