Letters to Geoffrey Shepherd

Posted by Joel Heck on Thursday, April 23, 2020
Ordinarily I wouldn't upload a new version of the chronology four days after the previous upload. This version is only 750 words longer than the previous version. But two things have happened. First, I have completed the tedious task of proofreading of the first one hundred pages. I will update the chronology with every additional one hundred pages--it's too long a task to wait until it's entirely finished. But primarily, it is because Steven A. Beebe has sent me a compilation of the fourteen letters that Lewis wrote to Geoffrey Shepherd about his role as General Editor of Nelson's Medieval and Renaissance Library. Steve owns those letters, and he was gracious enough to provide me with this information. That late 1950s-early 1960s series is largely unknown, and Lewis's role (albeit more of an honorary one) is almost completely unknown. I had a few of the letters to Shepherd listed, but without any content. Now I know the reason for the letters, and there are a few more letters that had not previously been noted in the chronology.

In addition, I have added information to make the chronology more readable--I have noted who Octie was and have provided more information on Frank Wild, Ernest Shackleton, Seymour Hicks, and the Belfast Hippodrome. The Internet is helpful in that regard. Sometimes it's birth and death dates, and sometimes it's the activities of that person that I had added. Those early years are especially boring in most places, but the rest of the proofreading promises to be more interesting.

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