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The Lewis Papers, 1895-1916

Posted by Joel Heck on Friday, July 10, 2015,
This edition of the chronology has finally met one of my major goals, i.e. a half-million words. The one remaining goal, besides continued expansion and historical accuracy, is one thousand pages. The previous document was 849 pages, and this one is now 905 pages. The previous document had more than 487,000 words, and this one has more than 514,000 words, which is a huge jump of about 5.5% (I will explain that jump below). That last goal of a thousand pages is within reach in the next year. B...
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Collected Letters, Vol. II

Posted by Joel Heck on Tuesday, January 1, 2013,
With this post, I make a few minor corrections and add information about Jack's letters in Volume Two of Collected Letters. In addition, it includes some significant additional information about three walking tours in the mid-1930s, i.e. 1936, 1937, and some of 1938. Happy New Year!
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1950-1963

Posted by Joel Heck on Thursday, December 6, 2012,
All of the years from 1950 to 1963, the year of Lewis's death, have the summarized content of each letter included in the posting for that year. This allows the narrative of the chronology to make more sense, show what is covered, what's on Lewis's mind, and at times show how that relates to other events going on in his life at that time. That should make this chronology more useful to the reader. Now to do the same with Volumes 1 and 2 of Collected Letters. This will take some time, of course.

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Contents of Letters, Board of Trustees

Posted by Joel Heck on Friday, November 2, 2012,
With this update, I have decided to move to an improved format wherein I briefly mention the key topics in the various letters Lewis wrote on any given date. This is a huge project, one that will probably take years to complete, but it should result in a more useful database of material. Since PDF files are searchable, it may also help researchers a bit more.

On another note, I have recently learned, while on sabbatical in Cambridge, England, that C. S. Lewis served on the Board of Trustees of...
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Another New Letter

Posted by Joel Heck on Tuesday, May 8, 2012,
Well, imagine this. Just four days after making some changes to this chronological database because of the "discovery" of two new letters, I get to make another change based on still another new letter. Dr. Robin Darwall-Smith, archivist at Magdalen and Univ., discovered a letter to the Master of Univ. upon the decision to elect Lewis as an Honorary Fellow. That letter of apppreciation was written on Friday, Feb. 13, 1959. That new information has been incorporated into this database for that...
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Two New Letters

Posted by Joel Heck on Friday, May 4, 2012,
A recent visit to the Harry Ransom Center brought me into contact with two new letters by C. S. Lewis, written in October of 1952 to a Miss Ross/Mrs. Young about her new novel, Time's Corner, whose title she borrowed from a quotation by the Green Lady in Lewis's Perelandra. Therefore, I updated one date and added another one. The longer of the two letters is 453 words long, so it's a fairly significant one. However, Lewis does not really say anything new. He is cordial and complimentary to th...
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This is the latest Lewis chronology:

Chronologically Lewis October 1 2017.pdf Chronologically Lewis October 1 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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