The file that appears below this posting lists all of the works of C. S. Lewis (now 463 in number with the discovery of the approximately date of the poem entitled "The Nativity") in chronological order and in the location where it was first published or delivered (if spoken) as far as I am able to determine. Corrections are welcome. This version, slightly revised and added October 30, 2015, includes Don King's new book, The Collected Poems of C. S. Lewis, which has a lot of previously unpublished poems.

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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 1967, some information about the five times that one of the Lewis brothers attended a concert performed by the Oxford Bach Choir (with whom my wife and I once sung while on an Oxford sabbatical), and my best thoughts about when God's four chess moves described in Surprised by Joy took place. I will be spelling out those dates and the reasons for those dates in my forthcoming book, C. S. Lewis, Atheist. I am hoping that it will be published in 2016. And, of course, the honorary doctorate given by the University of Dijon on Oct. 6, 1962, remains on the chronology, as previously noted.
 

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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900 Pages

November 15, 2015
The proofreading is nearly at an end. This file takes the proofreading through 900 pages. There are about 900 more words, mostly explanatory comments about speakers at the Socratic Club or people to whom C. S. Lewis wrote. I have corrected a couple more spelling mistakes and found a couple of other errors. For example, I had previously listed the end of Lewis's service on the Council of Westcott House as both December 1, 1958 and December 1, 1959. Don't ask me why. Only the latter is accurate...
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Warren in 1921 and 800 pages

November 5, 2015
This version completes the addition of material from Warren's service with the RASC in Sierra Leone in 1921, and it incorporates the proofreading of the first 800 pages. The document is now 981 pages long, within reach of the 1,000-page goal, and well past a half-million words. A new goal: at least 100 sources, which will be met because of references to unpublished letters. Some minor improvements include the addition of some biographical information about various authors and speakers at the ...
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700 Pages

October 20, 2015
Another 100 pages proofread, minor corrections made, additional notes about people, a few more notes about unpublished letters by C. S. Lewis, plus a good chunk of information about Warren's activities in 1921. Another five pages and 5,000 words added.
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More Proofreading

October 9, 2015
I have now proofread 600 pages, and the result is one more page and about 1,500 more words. That length has been added in two ways. First, I have continued to read the diary of Warren Lewis during 1921, while he is serving in Sierra Leone with the R.A.S.C. Whenever he gets a letter from either his father or his brother, I note that letter and its comments. Eventually I will be adding lots of information about Warren, but at this point I am only adding information relative to his father or bro...
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500 Pages

September 22, 2015
I have finished proofreading another hundred pages, bringing the total to 500 pages. Now the full file stands at 947 pages and more than 527,000 words. A few corrections of typographical errors and a few notes from Warren's diaries were added, including the date in 1921 when he received word in Sierra Leone that his brother Jack had won the Vice-Chancellor's Price for his essay on "Optimism." Other minor changes, including some notes from William O'Flaherty in the latest issue of CSL.
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400 pages

September 4, 2015
This version includes the proofreading of the first four hundred pages, more than 3,000 footnotes, 944 pages, and almost two thousand more words than the last version. Not much has changed, but a few typographical errors are now corrected and a few minor references to C. S. Lewis in the diary of Warren Lewis have been added.
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This is the latest Lewis chronology:

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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. 

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