A Bunch of New Items
This version, with about 1,200 more words, has quite a few additions. It identifies Mr. R. as Alfred Rowse. In September 1944, “Myth Became Fact,” originally to be titled “A Reply to Mr. R.” (Mr. R. being Rowse,) was published in World Dominion. The Spotlight mentions that on Saturday, July 18, 1959, C. S. Lewis wrote to Miss Doris Allan, Secretary for the Commission to Revise the Psalter. about having to take a later train that will get him to Selwyn College too late for the start of the meeting. At the request of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lewis served on the Commission. This is one of a half-dozen letters, previously undiscovered, that I found at the Church of England Record Centre, while researching Lewis’ service on that Commission. The Record Centre also includes in its minutes Lewis’ concern for the devotional reading of the Psalms, since the minutes of February 28, 1961 record, “Professor Lewis hoped that the needs of those who used the Psalms chiefly for devotional reading would not be overlooked.” Thanks to the work of Charlie W. and Brenton Dickieson, we learn that in 1942 or 1943, Lewis apparently attempted to write an Archangelical Fragment with advice from a good angel on resisting temptation. In October 1931, Maureen accepted a residential job as a music teacher at a school in Monmouth, probably known today as the Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls. This version also has the birth date of Leonard Blake (October 7, 1907) and the date that Maureen Blake became the 8th Baronetess Dunbar of Hempriggs (February 4, 1963).
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