Lewis's Letter of Resignation etc.

November 30, 2022
Some significant updates appear in this edition, chief among them Lewis's letter of resignation to the President (not the Master) of Magdalen College, Oxford. In addition, in 1939 John Betjeman wrote a letter to Jack that he never sent, though he mentioned it in one of his books, expressing resentment over Jack's treatment of him when he was a student. There is also a new letter from Lewis to Farquharson on May 24, 1931, the first name of Lewis's scout Hatton, a note on the word buttery, some information on B. S. Browne and his son Christopher (a student at Magdalen), and especially Arend Smilde's 2022 edition of unpublished letters which includes 38 more letters (including the letters to Farquharson and the President of Magdalen).

Bits and Pieces

October 28, 2022
This post has quite a number of new items scattered in many places, which is the nature of improvements to this document these days. I added a few explanations of terminology from Jack, corrected the initials to J. E. Campbell (they had been J. A.), corrected the spelling of Wiblin to Wibelin (who was nicknamed Smudge), added George Sayer's insight that she fell in love with Jack, and a few more footnotes. I also added some information on cousin Joseph Teggart Lewis. I have also added referen...
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Annie Strahan, Olaf Stapledon, J. D. Bernal, and Albert Lewis

October 11, 2022
As I was writing about Albert Lewis, I discovered a mistake in my chronology where I was off by two days. The Lewis Papers give us Albert's diary for 1919, and he writes about an argument with Jack over the amount of money Jack had in his bank account. The date of that argument was August 6, 1919, not August 8, so I corrected it. And I now have it footnoted, which was a significant omission in previous versions of this document. In addition, I have added some dates relative to a Little Lea ho...
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Sehnsucht, Walter Hooper, and Tea

August 20, 2022

This version, just two months later than the June version, includes some insights from a Walter Hooper talk recently reprinted in Sehnsucht, a few more footnotes (there should have been more footnotes in certain places), the full name of 

Andrée Cahen, and some data about Philosophical Teas in Oxford in which Lewis participated. Some of these changes come from the writings of Arend Smilde.

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July 27, 2022

I added a note on the architect of the “dark tower.” Listed whether it was Flew or Crombie at the Socratic Club. A note on which Rackham illustration with Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods Lewis saw. I removed the “out of body” experience on April 15, 1918. I added the death date of George H. Stevenson, Lewis's history tutor at Univ. And I added the fact that Every and Bethel published “Mr Lewis’s Peace Proposals” in Theology in February 1941.

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A Bit More

May 26, 2022
Not much new in this edition, but a few more words, especially with some input from Jim Stockton.
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200 More Words

May 3, 2022
This is a very minor update, a bit more than 200 additional words. I can't tell you what I added, but it was mostly extra words for information or clarity. Nothing significant. I'm expecting to update a bit more in the near future with the help of Jim Stockton and his work on the Socratic Club.
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February 26, 2022
This is a slight update, especially including an entry about the SCM study group for November 21, 1939, in which Lewis was involved. Thanks to Joe Ricke for this note.

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More Minor Improvements

January 29, 2022
In addition to a few notes from Sara Easter's research on Lewis as sponsor or godfather, there are a few minor improvements to the chronology.
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Minor Improvements

December 28, 2021
As I work on Lewis's two Univ. tutors--Poynton and Carritt--I notice a few new items that are worth adding. Other very minor changes and a couple of typographical errors.
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This is the latest Lewis chronology in Word format:

Chronologically Lewis December 1 2022.docx Chronologically Lewis December 1 2022.docx
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All Spotlights.pdf All Spotlights.pdf
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TheCompleteWorksofCSLewis.pdf TheCompleteWorksofCSLewis.pdf
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The file that appears below lists all works of C. S. Lewis in chronological order (now 528 in number) 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 May 13, 2020, includes a corrected date for "Transposition" on June 9, 1946.

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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