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Guide to the G. K. Chesterton Collection

MSE/MD 3718

 

Collection Summary

Title: G. K. Chesterton Collection
Dates: 1893-1977
Collection No.: MSE/MD 3718
Creator: Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith) 1874-1936
Creator: Shaw, John Bennett 1913-1994
Extent: 8 document cases plus 1 flat storage container, plus 1 bound manuscript; 4 linear feet
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: The collection consists of manuscripts, letters, articles by Chesterton, as well as articles about him, photographs, and drawings. In addition to the material described in this finding aid, the collection also includes over 2,000 books and periodicals that have been cataloged separately.

Selected Search Terms

Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936
Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936--Criticism and interpretation
Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936--Contemporaries
Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936--Political and social views
Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936--Religion
Chesterton, Cecil, 1879-1918

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], G. K. Chesterton Collection, [Collection and folder no.], Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The bulk of the G. K. Chesterton collection was acquired in 1965 from Notre Dame alumnus, John Bennett Shaw ('37). Over the years items have been added. Arranged and described 2014, by Kenneth Kinslow and Zoe Thrumston. Finding aid 2014, by Kenneth Kinslow and Zoe Thrumston.

Biographical Note

G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was a man of diverse talents; he was an artist, poet, dramatist, novelist, philosopher, biographer, literary and art critic, and Christian apologist, but above all, he was a journalist. After attending the Slade School of Art, be began writing book reviews and then weekly columns for various papers. Such opinions as his opposition to the Boer War in 1899 attracted attention. He soon published several volumes of verse, and in 1901 he married Frances Blogg. His output continued to expand with such works as Heretics, biographical studies on Browning and Dickens, and such works of fiction as: The Napoleon of Notting Hill and The Club of Queer Trades. However, despite the varied interests, he continued to spend much of his time on journalism. In 1905 he began writing a weekly column for The Illustrated London News and continued this column until his death. At the same time he was involved in editing a series of journals: The Eye-Witness (1911-1914), The New Witness (1914-1923), and G. K.'s Weekly (1925-1936). In 1922 he converted to Catholicism, which, because of his theological, spiritual, and conservative bent, almost seemed inevitable. His circle of friends included: George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Hillaire Belloc, and Max Beerbohm.

With regard to Chesterton's most important and most popular works, readers disposed toward his philosophic and theological side often cite Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. With regard to biographical studies, some critics have credited Chesterton's work on Dickens as the book that heralded a scholarly appreciation of the 19th-century English author. Much of Chesterton's verse is occasional and topical; however, the British poet Humbert Wolfe believed that Chesterton's poetry would outlive his prose. With regard to fiction, The Man Who Was Thursday is often regarded as his best novel; however, the detective priest, Father Brown, who is at the center of five books of short stories, is his best-loved character.

Of added interest is Chesterton's association with the University of Notre Dame. While at the height of his fame in the fall of 1930, he came to the university as a visiting professor of English literature. He taught two courses of eighteen lectures each in Washington Hall, one on Victorian literature and one on Victorian political history. During his time at Notre Dame Chesterton fully embraced the life of the campus, even attending a football game; the team that year won the national championship in what was to be Knute Rockne's final season. The football game inspired Chesterton to write the poem "The Arena," which he dedicated to Notre Dame.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes letters, manuscripts, published articles by Chesterton, published articles about him, photographs, drawings and sketches by Chesterton, and such miscellaneous items as a recording of some of Chesterton's verse. With regard to the letters, they are limited in number: a few by Chesterton and his wife Frances and several by Cecil Chesterton, the author's younger brother. Among the literary manuscripts are such essays as: Divorce versus Democracy and The United States and the World War as well as a typed manuscript of The Incredulity of Father Brown. The stories in the Father Brown book were first published in serials, and the manuscript in the collection represents that step between serial publication and book form. Many of the articles are loose, some are in scrapbook form. For example, the collector John Bennett Shaw organized many of Chesterton's early articles (1905-1907) from the Daily News of London into one scrapbook, while another is organized around articles from the Illustrated London News. Another scrapbook is comprised of articles when Chesterton died in 1936, while other scrapbooks are more disparate in nature. With regard to G. K. Chesterton's sketches and drawings, some are pen and ink, others pencil, while still others are pastels or watercolors. Some of the sketches and drawings were done to illustrate one of his own works such as The Club of Queer Trades and others to illustrate a work like Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone. Some of the sketches and drawings were never published.

The books and periodicals that have been cataloged separately include many different editions of Chesterton's work, among them many first editions; translations of Chesterton into other languages; runs of such serials with which Chesterton was associated as: The New Witness and G. K.'s Weekly; and other items.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in seven series. Series 1 is manuscripts comprised primarily of letters and literary manuscripts. Series 2 is comprised of articles, those by G. K. Chesterton and those about him. Series 3 is "Other Print" -- that is, items that do not fall into the category of articles -- for example, a Christmas card printed up for Frances and G. K. Chesterton or the Distributist League manifesto. Series 4 is photographs. Series 5 is sketches and drawings. Series 6 is audio, which contains only one item, and series 7 is comprised of the items of one of John Bennett Shaw's scrapbooks; unlike the other scrapbooks, it contains miscellaneous items: mourning cards, playbills, a script for an episode on Chesterton on Catholic Hour, etc.

Related Material

The British Library in London has the best collection of Chesterton papers; however, Chesterton was so prolific that excellent collections can be found in New York Public, the Harry Ransom Center, and many other places. At Notre Dame, besides the collection described here, the Archives on campus hold manuscripts, letters, and other materials.

Container List

  • Series 1: Manuscripts 
    • Subseries 1: Correspondence
       
      • Letter. G. K. Chesterton to John Lane, 1901 July 11. Folder 1 (MSE/MD 3718-1)
        1 item, ALS, 1 page.
        Acceptance of a luncheon invitation from the publisher John Lane.

      • Letters. Cecil Chesterton to Edith Bland, 1905-1912. Folder 2 (MSE/MD 3718-2)
        10 items, ALsS, 44 pages.
        Mrs. Edith Bland née Edith Nesbit was an author and poet. One letter bears the date June 13, 1905; the rest of the letters are undated; however, the last letter is on the business stationary of The Eye-Witness, a serial Cecil Chesterton purchased and began editing in 1912.

      • Letters. G. K. Chesterton and R. Brimley Johnson, 1908. Folder 3 (MSE/MD 3718-3)
        2 items, 1 ALS, 1 TLS, 2 pages.
        Letters refer to a projected series of books called the "Bath Classics" and more specifically to Don Quixote. R. Brimley Johnson was a friend and publisher. One letter is dated August 13, 1908, while the other is undated.

      • Letter. G. K. Chesterton, 1915 July 21. Folder 4 (MSE/MD 3718-4)
        1 item, TLS, 1 page.
        Chesterton talks about celebrating birthdays to an unknown correspondent.

      • Note. Cecil Chesterton, 1915 July 16. Folder 5 (MSE/MD 3718-5)
        1 item, TNS, 1 page.
        The note reads: "With love and grateful remembrance to the American Republic and to the University of Notre Dame in particular." The note was taken from a copy of Cecil Chesterton's book The Prussian hath said in his heart (London: Chapman and Hall, 1914); however, the circumstances of the note are unknown.

      • Letters. G. K. Chesterton to E. C. Bentley, 1893-1920. Folder 6 (MSE/MD 3718-6)
        4 items, 2 ALsS, 1 TLS, 1 TL, 9 pages.
        E. C. Bentley was an English writer best known for his detective novel Trent's Last Case; his friendship with Chesterton went back to their schooldays together at St. Paul's.

      • Letter. Lilian Locke to L. E. Berman, 1926 March 11. Folder 7 (MSE/MD 3718-7)
        1 item, TLS, 1 page.
        L. E. Berman revised Grierson and Miles's adaptation of Chesterton's Napoleon of Notting Hill for the Royalty Theatre. Lilian Locke sends a congratulatory note on the success of the play.

      • Letters. G. K. Chesterton to Ernest Oldmeadow, 1935 March 11-18. Folder 8 (MSE/MD 3718-8)
        2 items, 1 TLS, 1 TNS, 2 pages.
        This letter concerning a pageant to be staged by the Catholic Drama League was sent jointly by Chesterton and others. It is accompanied by a note from Dorothy Collins, Chesterton's secretary, to Ernest Oldmeadow, best known as the editor of The Tablet.

      • Letter. G. K. Chesterton to O'Sullivan, 1935 August 2. Folder 9 (MSE/MD 3718-9)
        1 item, TLS, 2 pages.
        Chesterton expresses his gratitude to an unknown correspondent for help with a citation.

      • Note. Frances Chesterton, 1936 June. Folder 10 (MSE/MD 3718-10)
        1 item, 1 page.
        Mourning card printed on the occasion of G. K. Chesterton's death; Frances Chesterton expresses her gratitude for the sympathy and condolences of well-wishers.

      • Letters. Frances Chesterton to Nora Crimmins, 1936. Folder 11 (MSE/MD 3718-11)
        2 items, 2 ALsS, 6 pages, with envelope.
        Nora Crimmins was a librarian in the public library in Chattanooga (Tennessee); the Chestertons befriended her during one of their trips to the U.S.

      • Letters. Editor of Desiderata and Mr. D. Roth to John Bennett Shaw, 1949. Folder 12 (MSE/MD 3718-12)
        3 TLsS, 6 pages; 2 AlsS, 6 pages; 10 pages from the publication Desiderata.
        Folder includes Desiderata pages and letters from dealers concering G. K. Chesterton's drawings.

    • Subseries 2: Literature
       
      • G. K. Chesterton. "A New Book on Children," 1896. Folder 13 (MSE/MD 3718-13)
        1 item, AMs, 1 page.
        Folder includes a single torn page proposing a book for children about trades and professions; the page is tentatively dated as going back to 1896.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Note on Foo-Chi, 1901. Folder 14 (MSE/MD 3718-14)
        1 item, AMs, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
        Item is tentatively dated as 1901.

      • G. K. Chesterton. "The Respectability of Bohemians," 1914. Folder 15 (MSE/MD 3718-15)
        1 item, TMsS, 4 pages.
        Book review of W. R. Titterton's Me as a Model (London: Frank and Cecil Palmer, 1914); a reproduction of an Alvin L. Coburn photograph portrait of G.K.C. is inserted as a frontispiece of this small bound manuscript.

      • G. K. Chesterton. "Divorce Versus Democracy," 1916. Folder 16 (MSE/MD 3718-16)
        1 item, AMsS, 13 pages.
        Holograph manuscript of the essay "Divorce Versus Democracy," which was published in Nash's Magazine and later in pamphlet form in 1916; small bound manuscript includes a frontispiece reproduction of a Howard Coster photograph portrait of G.K.C.

      • L. E. Berman. "The Napoleon of Notting Hill, Act I," 1926. Folder 17 (MSE/MD 3718-17)
        1 item, TMs, 29 pages.
        L. E. Berman revised for the theatre Francis D. Grierson and C. W. Miles's adaption of Chesterton's Napoleon of Notting Hill, which was first published in 1904. See Folder 7.

      • L. E. Berman. "The Napoleon of Notting Hill, Act II," 1926. Folder 18 (MSE/MD 3718-18)
        1 item, TMs, 39 pages.

      • L. E. Berman. "The Napoleon of Notting Hill, Act III," 1926. Folder 19 (MSE/MD 3718-19)
        1 item, TMs, 40 pages.

      • G. K. Chesterton. "The Arena," 1930. Folder 20 (MSE/MD 3718-20)
        1 item, TMsS, 3 pages.
        This poem dedicated to the University of Notre Dame was inspired by Chesterton's attendance of a football game at the stadium on October 11, 1930.

      • G. K. Chesterton. "The Historical Detective Story," n.d. Folder 21 (MSE/MD 3718-21)
        1 item, TMsS, 6 pages.
        Typed manuscript includes holograph title plus handwritten corrections and notations.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Poem, n.d. Folder 22 (MSE/MD 3718-22)
        1 item, AMs, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet.
        One side of the folded sheet shows a few rough sketches.

      • G. K. Chesterton. "A Metaphysical Policeman," n.d. Folder 23 (MSE/MD 3718-23)
        1 item, AMs, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet.
        One page of the folded sheet includes drawings of G. K. Chesterton

      • G. K. Chesterton. "Les Boileaus de Castelnau," n.d. Folder 24 (MSE/MD 3718-24)
        1 item, AMs, 4 pages.
        This humorously illustrated poem dates back to the 1890s according to the bibliographer, John Sullivan.

      • G. K. Chesterton. "On Divorce in War and Weddings," n.d. Folder 25 (MSE/MD 3718-25)
        1 item, AMsS, 5 pages.
        This item was published in the "Open Letters" section of The Century Magazine on pages 634-635 (volume 85, issue 4, February, 1913).

      • G. K. Chesterton. "E. C. B," n.d. Folder 26 (MSE/MD 3718-26)
        1 item, AMs, 4 pages.
        A poem plus illustrations dedicated to E. C. Bentley, one of several that Chesterton wrote on his friend from his St. Paul's schooldays.

      • G. K. Chesterton. "The United States and the World War," n.d. Folder 27 (MSE/MD 3718-27)
        1 item, TMS, 4 pages.
        This small bound manuscript has a reproduction of a Howard Coster photograph as its frontispiece.

      • G. K. Chesterton. "Suggestions for the Name of the Second Master Oldershaw," n.d. Folder 28 (MSE/MD 3718-28)
        1 item, AMs, 4 pages.
        Humorous handwritten notes with regard to naming the son of Chesterton's friend, Lucian Oldershaw.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Manuscript of The Incredulity of Father Brown, n.d. Folder 29 (MSE/MD 3718-29)
        1 item, TMs, 152 pages.
        Typed manuscript and revised magazine pages have corrections written in Chesterton's own hand. The 8 stories that comprise The Incredulity of Father Brown were originally published in Cassell's Magazine and in Nash's Pall Mall Magazine before they were gathered and published as a book in 1926.
    • Subseries 3: Other
       
      • G. K. Chesterton. Signature, n.d. Folder 30 (MSE/MD 3718-30)
        1 item, AMsS, 1 page.
        Signature appears to be taken from the minutes of a meeting of "G. K.'s Weekly," over which Chesterton presided as chairman.
  • Series 2: Articles 
    • Subseries 1: Articles by G. K. Chesterton
       
      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1905-1907. Folder 31 (MSE/MD 3718-31)
        44 items, 147 pages.
        Scrapbook of clippings of early articles written by Chesterton and published in the Daily News (of London) from 1905 to 1907. Chesterton wrote for that newspaper from 1905 to 1913.

      • G. K. Chesterton. "Rabelaisian Regrets," 1908 October. Folder 32 (MSE/MD 3718-32)
        1 journal issue, 148 pages.
        Article is printed in the New Quarterly, No. 4, pp. 591 to 600.

      • G. K. Chesterton. "The Christ-Myth Controversy," 1912 June 8. Folder 33 (MSE/MD 3718-33)
        1 journal issue, 27 pages.
        Article is printed in the Cambridge Magazine, Vol. 1 No. 16, on pages 426 to 427.

      • G. K. Chesterton. "A Salute to the Last Socialist," 1912 December 20. Folder 34 (MSE/MD 3718-34)
        1 journal issue, 31 pages.
        Article is printed in the Everyman Magazine, Vol 1. No. 10, on pages 296 to 297.

      • G. K. Chesterton. "The Turkey and the Turk" and other articles, 1925, December 5. Folder 35 (MSE/MD 3718-35)
        1 journal issue, 48 pages.
        This is the Christmas issue of G.K'.s Weekly, Vol II No. 38. The issue is signed by a number of the contributors such as Hilaire Belloc and Chesterton himself.

      • G. K. Chesterton, "Music at Meals", 1930-1931. Folder 36 (MSE/MD 3718-36)
        1 item, 1 page.
        In a short newspaper article Chesterton suggests that music and meals do not necessarily mix. Article was originally published in the "Our Note Book" section of the Illustrated London News on August 18, 1923.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Essays by G. K. Chesterton, 1931. Folder 37 (MSE/MD 3718-37)
        1 item, 44 pages.
        This group of 6 essays edited by Kyohei Hagiwara and published in Tokyo is basically a language text for Japanese students of English.

      • "Chesterton Lectures on Paganism and Puritanism," 1931 January. Folder 38 (MSE/MD 3718-38)
        1 item, 8 pages.
        Article is a description of Chesterton's lecture at St. Mary's in Baltimore during his second trip to the U.S. It appeared in a student publication, The Voice magazine, Vol III. No. 4.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1931. Folder 39 (MSE/MD 3718-39)
        3 items, 30 pages.
        These are tear sheets; folder includes copies of "Reflections on a Rotten Apple" from two different publications.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1931-1933. Folder 40 (MSE/MD 3718-40)
        10 items, 35 pages.
        Tear sheets from such publications as The Catholic Mind and Commonweal.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1933. Folder 41 (MSE/MD 3718-41)
        8 items, 47 pages.
        Tear sheets from a variety of publications, including Father Brown stories that appeared in the popular American weekly Liberty.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1933-1934. Folder 42 (MSE/MD 3718-42)
        9 items, 34 pages.
        Folder includes clippings of an article on George Bernard Shaw published in the New York Herald Tribune and tear sheets of a Father Brown story that appeared in the Saturday Evening Post.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1934. Folder 43 (MSE/MD 3718-43)
        6 items, 26 pages.
        Folder includes a Father Brown story that appeared in Collier's.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1934-1935. Folder 44 (MSE/MD 3718-44)
        7 items, 25 pages.
        Folder includes the article "Peace versus Pacifism" that appeared in the Saturday Review.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1935. Folder 45 (MSE/MD 3718-45)
        3 items, 28 pages.
        Folder includes the story "When Doctors Agree" that appeared in Harper's Magazine.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1935. Folder 46 (MSE/MD 3718-46)
        7 items, 50 pages.
        Tear sheets from The American Review, Commonweal, and other publications. Folder includes 3 copies of the story "The Three Horsemen of Apocalypse."

      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1935-1938. Folder 47 (MSE/MD 3718-47)
        7 items, 22 pages.
        Tear sheets from The New Current Digest and other publications, and clippings from the Chicago Herald Examiner. Folder includes the cover of a book catalog, for which Chesterton did the drawing.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1936. Folder 48 (MSE/MD 3718-48)
        6 items, 43 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings from various publications including The New York Times. Folder includes 2 copies of the essay "Persecuting the Common Man" published in the American Mercury.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1936-1938. Folder 49 (MSE/MD 3718-49)
        9 items, 47 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings from various publications including The Review of Literature. Folder includes excerpts from the posthumously published Autobiography.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1937-1939. Folder 50 (MSE/MD 3718-50)
        7 items, 28 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings from various publications including The Catholic Times. Folder includes excerpts from the posthumously published Autobiography.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1939-1942. Folder 51 (MSE/MD 3718-51)
        8 items, 51 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings from various publications including The Catholic Digest and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1943-1946. Folder 52 (MSE/MD 3718-52)
        8 items, 47 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings include reprints of excerpts from Chesterton's book on Charles Dickens and from such essays as "Heretics."

      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1946-1947. Folder 53 (MSE/MD 3718-53)
        7 items, 31 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings include a Father Brown story published in Encore.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1947-1949. Folder 54 (MSE/MD 3718-54)
        6 items, 32 pages.
        Folder includes tear sheets from 3 items published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1949-1951. Folder 55 (MSE/MD 3718-55)
        5 items, 45 pages.
        Newspaper clippings and tear sheets.

      • G. K. Chesterton. "From the Notebooks of G. K. C.," 1953 April 4. Folder 56 (MSE/MD 3718-56)
        1 issue, 24 pages.
        Previously unprinted item appears on pages 270 and 271 in The Tablet, Vol. 201, No. 5889.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Miscellaneous articles, 1951-1961. Folder 57 (MSE/MD 3718-57)
        8 items, 13 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings include a previously unpublished article entitled "The Macbeths."

    • Subseries 2: Articles about G. K. Chesterton
       
      • Misccellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1901-1903. Folder 58 (MSE/MD 3718-58)
        7 items, 24 pages.
        Folder includes an early "appreciation" by C. F. G. Masterman (published in The Bookman) and reviews of such volumes as Robert Browning and Heretics.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1905-1910. Folder 59 (MSE/MD 3718-59)
        9 items, 18 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings include reviews of such books as Heretics and Charles Dickens. Folder includes some interesting negative reviews.

      • Henry Murray. "Gilbert Keith Chesterton," 1910 May. Folder 60 (MSE/MD 3718-60)
        1 journal issue, 53 pages.
        Article by Murray appears on pages 63 to 69 of The Bookman.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1911-1912. Folder 61 (MSE/MD 3718-61)
        5 items, 34 pages.
        Folder includes a review of Alarms and Discussions and tear sheets from The Dial and The Forum

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1913. Folder 62 (MSE/MD 3718-62)
        7 items, 11 pages.
        Folder includes such articles as "Chesterton as an Artist" by Joseph Gilder (published in the Bookman) and "Chesterton as a Champion of Women Novelists" (published in Current Opinion).

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1914-1915. Folder 63 (MSE/MD 3718-63)
        9 items, 14 pages.
        Folder includes such articles as "The Tottering Falstaff of Fleet Strett" by J. P. Collins and "Do Miracles Ever Happen?" (published in the New York Times).

      • John A. Hutton. "Tertium Quid: The Message of G. K. Chesterton," 1915. Folder 64 (MSE/MD 3718-64)
        1 item, 36 pages.
        "Tertium Quid" is chapter 5 of Hutton's book entitled: Ancestral Voices (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1915). The chapter comprises pages 95 to 130 of the book, but here is published as a separate pamphlet.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1916. Folder 65 (MSE/MD 3718-65)
        5 items, 18 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings include several articles dealing with Chesterton as a poet.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1917-1918. Folder 66 (MSE/MD 3718-66)
        6 items, 32 pages.
        Tear sheets include two copies of "The English Intellectual in War-time" by S. K. Ratcliffe, published in The Century Magazine.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1918-1919. Folder 67 (MSE/MD 3718-67)
        4 items, 35 pages.
        Tear sheets include the article "Cardinal Newman and Gilbert K. Chesterton" by Alfred G. Brickel, S. J., published in The Catholic World.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1920-1921. Folder 68 (MSE/MD 3718-68)
        9 items, 19 pages.
        Tear sheets include several articles from The New Republic.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1921. Folder 69 (MSE/MD 3718-69)
        2 items, 25 pages.
        Tear sheets include the article "The Rightness of G. K. Chesterton" by Marion Couthouy Smith published in The Catholic World.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1921. Folder 70 (MSE/MD 3718-70)
        7 items, 21 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings focusing on Chesterton's first visit to the U.S.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1921-1922. Folder 71 (MSE/MD 3718-71)
        6 items, 27 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings include the article "G. K. Chesterton: A Canterbury Pilgrim" by John Freeman (published in the London Mercury.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1922-1923. Folder 72 (MSE/MD 3718-72)
        9 items, 26 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings include the article "The English Lecturer in America" by S. K. Ratcliffe (published in the Century Magazine).

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1923-1924. Folder 73 (MSE/MD 3718-73)
        7 items, 19 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings include a review of Fancies Versus Fads by Sidney Dark from John O'London's Weekly .

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1924. Folder 74 (MSE/MD 3718-74)
        5 items, 30 pages.
        Tear sheets include review of the book Saint Francis of Assisi.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1925-1926. Folder 75 (MSE/MD 3718-75)
        11 items, 38 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings include the article "An Hour with G. K. Chesterton" by Frederic Lefevre (published in Living Age) and reviews of the book William Cobbett.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1926-1927. Folder 76 (MSE/MD 3718-76)
        6 items, 34 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings include the article "Gilbert Keith Chesterton" by J. M. Prendergast, S.J., (published in Catholic World).

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1927-1929. Folder 77 (MSE/MD 3718-77)
        20 items, 30 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings include articles on Chesterton's poetry as well as reviews of the books Robert Louis Stevenson and Orthodoxy.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1929-1930. Folder 78 (MSE/MD 3718-78)
        22 items, 23 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings include the article "Mr. Chesterton as a Poet" written by J. R. N. Maxwell, S. J., (published in America) and articles celebrating his 25 years with the Illustrated London News.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1930-1932. Folder 79 (MSE/MD 3718-79)
        15 items, 27 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings in this folder focus upon his second trip to the U.S.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1932-1933. Folder 80 (MSE/MD 3718-80)
        9 items, 34 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings include a number of reviews on Chesterton's book Chaucer.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1933-1934. Folder 81 (MSE/MD 3718-81)
        15 items, 27 pages.
        Tear sheets and clippings include a number of reviews on Chesterton's book St. Thomas Aquinas.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1905-1942. Folder 82 (MSE/MD 3718-82)
        39 items, 77 pages.
        Tear sheets from the Illustrated London News collected in a scrapbook. Some of these are contributions by Chesterton, others appreciations of him for his work on the periodical from 1905 until his death in 1936.

      • The Clepsydra, 1936 Autumn. Folder 83 (MSE/MD 3718-83)
        1 issue, 108 pages.
        This issue (v. 7, no. 1) of The Clepsydra, a publication of Mundelein College (Chicago, IL), features a number of articles on Chesterton.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1934-1937. Folder 84 (MSE/MD 3718-84)
        8 items, 25 pages.

      • Thomas F. Woodlock. "Two Journalists," 1937 October. Folder 85 (MSE/MD 3718-85)
        1 journal issue, 97 pages.
        Woodlock's article which deals with Chesterton and Arthur Brisbane appears on pages 327 to 337 in the journal The Month.

      • This folder is not in use.  Folder 86 (MSE/MD 3718-86)


      • J. P. De Fonseka. "Chestertoniana," 1938 January. Folder 87 (MSE/MD 3718-87)
        1 journal issue, 96 pages.
        De Fonseka's article was published in The Month, Vol. 171 No. 883 on pages 68 to 71.

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles. 1936-1939. Folder 88 (MSE/MD 3718-88)
        1 scrapbook, 395 pages.
        Clippings and articles collected by John Bennett Shaw into a scrapbook. Scrapbook includes an article in the periodical Pax that was written by Father John J. O'Connor, the prototype of Father Brown. Many of the articles are tributes to Chesterton written upon his death in 1936.

      • Sir Joseph Chisholm. "G. K. Chesterton and his Biographer," 1945. Folder 89 (MSE/MD 3718-89)
        1 item, 27 pages.
        Chisholm reviews Maisie Sheed's biography of Chesterton. The short publication includes a prefatory note by Cyril Clemens. Item is signed by Clemens.

      • "Poetry of Faith," 1946 July 1. Folder 90 (MSE/MD 3718-90)
        1 item, 1 page.
        Short article reviews The Goldden Book of Catholic Poetry and highlights Chesterton's poem "The Convert." The author of the article which appeared in Time is not indicated.

      • Jeanne Lindley. "Humour and G. K. Chesterton," 1947 September. Folder 91 (MSE/MD 3718-91)
        1 issue, 31 pages.
        Short article appeared on pages 27 to 29 in Penguins Progress, a pulbication of Penguin Books.

      • John W. Simmons. "Capsule of TNT," 1947 December 25. Folder 92 (MSE/MD 3718-92)
        1 issue, 4 pages.
        Article which appears on page 1 and is continued on page 4 was printed in Sheed and Ward's Own Trumpet, No. 14. The article is a review of Hugh Kenner's book Paradox in Chesterton.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Poem, 1948 September. Folder 93 (MSE/MD 3718-93)
        1 item, 2 pages.
        Page 3 of Sheed and Ward's Own Trumpet includes a poem of Chesterton's.

      • "If You Thought You'd Read Everything of Chesterton's," 1950 September. Folder 94 (MSE/MD 3718-94)
        1 issue, 12 pages.
        The author of this article printed in Sheed and Ward's Own Trumpet No. 24 is not indicated. On 8 of the issue's 12 pages, quotations from Chesterton's The Common Man are inserted.

      • Edward Francis Mohler. "Gilbert Keith Chesterton," 1951 February. Folder 95 (MSE/MD 3718-95)
        2 issues, 32 pages each.
        Article begins on page 11 of a magazine entitled The Torch. Folder includes 2 copies of the issue for February 1951

      • Edward T. Moldram. "Chesterton's Birthplace," 1951 February 17. Folder 96 (MSE/MD 3718-96)
        1 issue, 20 pages.
        "Article" is actually a letter to the editor that appeared on page 134 of The Tablet, Vol. 197, No. 5778.

      • John Maude. "Chesterton on Conversions," 1951 May 19. Folder 97 (MSE/MD 3718-97)
        1 issue, 20 pages.
        Article appeared on page 397 of The Tablet, Vol. 197, No. 5791.

      • John R. Cartwright. "Address on G. K. Chesterton," 1951 December 6. Folder 98 (MSE/MD 3718-98)
        1 item, 24 pages.
        Cartwright, a justice of the supreme court of Canada, addressed the Newman Club of Ottawa (Canada). Folder includes a note from Kathleen Taylor, a librarian and Newman Club member, who donated the item to a Chesterton bibliographer.

      • Maisie Ward. "Return to Chesterton" Part 1, 1952 January 5. Folder 99 (MSE/MD 3718-99)
        1 issue, 20 pages.
        Excerpts from Ward's forthcoming book Return to Chesterton printed on pages 9 and 10 of The Tablet, Vol. 199, No. 5824. Return to Chesterton was a supplement to Maisie Ward's earlier biography.

      • Maisie Ward. "Return to Chesterton" Part 2, 1952 January 12. Folder 100 (MSE/MD 3718-100)
        2 issues, 20 pages each.
        More excerpts printed in The Tablet, Vol. 199, No. 5825, appeared on page 29. Folder includes 2 copies of the issue for January 12, 1952.

      • "G. K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy," 1952 January 18. Folder 101 (MSE/MD 3718-101)
        1 issue, 36 pages.
        The author of this article that appeared on pages 44 and 45 of The Times Literary Supplement No. 2607 is unidentified.

      • Maisie Ward. "Return to Chesterton" Part 3, 1952 January 19. Folder 102 (MSE/MD 3718-102)
        1 issue, 20 pages.
        Ward's excerpts printed in The Tablet, Vol. 199, No. 5826, appeared on page 49.

      • Maisie Ward. "Return to Chesterton" Part 4, 1952 January 26. Folder 103 (MSE/MD 3718-103)
        1 issue, 20 pages.
        Ward's excerpts printed in The Tablet, Vol. 199, No. 5827, appeared on pages 69 to 70..

      • D. W. "Strength of the House," 1952 February 16. Folder 104 (MSE/MD 3718-104)
        1 issue, 20 pages.
        The author of this short article is unidentified. This response to Maisie Ward's Return to Chesterton was published on page 133 of The Tablet, Vol. 199, No. 5830. Another short note on the prototype of Father Brown appears on that same page.

      • D. W. "A Plaque for G. K. C.," 1952 March 29. Folder 105 (MSE/MD 3718-105)
        1 issue, 20 pages.
        Short article appeared in the "Talking at Random" section on page 253 in The Tablet, Vol. 199 No. 5836.

      • Charles A. Brady. "Return to Chesterton," 1952 March 29. Folder 106 (MSE/MD 3718-106)
        1 issue, 28 pages.
        Article appeared on pages 701 to 703 in America: National Catholic Weekly, Vol. 86 No. 26.

      • Alice K. McLarney. "Maisie Ward's Return to Chesterton," 1952 May. Folder 107 (MSE/MD 3718-107)
        1 issue, 32 pages.
        Book review appeared on page 19 in The Torch.

      • Frank Morriss. "The Real Chesterton," 1953 March 14. Folder 108 (MSE/MD 3718-108)
        1 issue, 32 pages.
        Article appeared on pages 327-331 in The Ave Maria: Catholic Home Weekly.

      • Richard Hoggart. "Chesterton's 'The Surprise'," 1953 June 13 Folder 109 (MSE/MD 3718-109)
        2 issues, 20 pages each.
        Short article appeared on page 524 of The Tablet, Vol. 201 No. 5899. Folder includes 2 copies of this issue

      • James F. Cassidy. "The Child in Chesterton," 1953 August 29. Folder 110 (MSE/MD 3718-110)
        1 issue, 30 pages.
        Article appeared on pages 8-9 of The Ave Maria, Vol. 78 No. 9.

      • Mary Alice McCarville. "And With Humility, Grace," 1953 November. Folder 111 (MSE/MD 3718-111)
        1 photocopy, 2 pages.
        Article appeared on pages 28-29 of The Catholic School Editor, Vol. 23 No. 1.

      • J. J. Dwyer. "More G. K. C.," 1953 November 28. Folder 112 (MSE/MD 3718-112)
        1 issue, 20 pages.
        Short review of the book A Handful of Authors, a collection of essays by Chesterton, appeared on pages 521-522 of The Tablet, Vol. 202, No. 5923.

      • Article entitled "Father Alec," 1954 June 19. Folder 113 (MSE/MD 3718-113)
        1 issue, 20 pages.
        Author is not indicated in the short review of a film in which Alec Guinness portrays Father Brown. Article appeared on page 589 in the "From Our Notebook" section of The Tablet Vol. 203 No. 5952.

      • Article entitled "Mrs. Masterman on Chesterton," 1955 April 16. Folder 114 (MSE/MD 3718-114)
        2 issues, 20 pages each.
        Unidentified author in the "From Our Notebook" section responds to an article in the Manchester Guardian. Article is on page 369 of The Tablet Vol. 205 No. 5995. Folder includes 2 issues.

      • Colm Brogan. "A New G. K. C. Collection," 1955 September 17. Folder 115 (MSE/MD 3718-115)
        1 issue, 20 pages.
        Review of G. K. Chesterton's The Glass Walking Stick, which appeared on page 280 of The Tablet Vol. 206 No. 6017.

      • Article entitled "Journalists' Jubilee," 1956 May 26. Folder 116 (MSE/MD 3718-116)
        2 issues, 20 pages each.
        Unsigned article on page 495 of the "From Our Notebook" section of The Tablet, Vol. 207 No. 6053.

      • Review of G. K. Chesterton's The Glass Walking Stick and Other Essays, 1956 September. Folder 117 (MSE/MD 3718-117)
        1 issue, 56 pages.
        .Unsigned review appears on pages 182-183 of The Month, New Series, Vol. 16 No. 3.

      • John Raymond. "Jeekaycee," 1957 March 23. Folder 118 (MSE/MD 3718-118)
        1 issue, 32 pages.
        Article appears on pages 384-385 of The Statesman and Nation, Vol. 53 No. 1358.

      • R. A. Scott-James. "The Genius of Chesterton," 1957 April 29. Folder 119 (MSE/MD 3718-119)
        1 issue, 24 pages.
        Article on pages 20-21 of The New Republic on the occasion of the publication of a new Chesterton anthology.

      • Joseph Sheridan. "The Boyhood of G. K. Chesterton," 1957 May. Folder 120 (MSE/MD 3718-120)
        1 issue, 47 pages.
        Article appears on pages 17-22 of The Catholic Boy.

      • Audrey B. Haines. "The Writer Who Became a Catholic," 1958 September. Folder 121 (MSE/MD 3718-121)
        1 issue, 40 pages.
        Article begins on page 5 of The Apostle, Vol. 36 No. 9.

      • Wilfrid Sheed. "Tidying Chesterton," 1958 September-October. Folder 122 (MSE/MD 3718-122)
        1 issue, 12 pages.
        Article appears on page 4 of Sheed and Ward's Own Trumpet, No. 56.

      • Joe Breig. "Another G. K. Chesterton? Dream On, Dream On!," 1959 May 9. Folder 123 (MSE/MD 3718-123)
        1 issue, 30 pages.
        Article appears on page 19 of The Ave Maria: Catholic home weekly.

      • Frederick S. Wildman. "Thanksgiving," 1960 November 1. Folder 124 (MSE/MD 3718-124)
        1 issue, 4 pages.
        In a newsletter entitled Nouvelles des Vignobles; Wildman, a wine importer, begins his article with a G. K. Chesterton quotation.

      • Rev. Joseph P. Keena, C.S.C., "G. K.C.: 25th Anniversary," 1961 June 10. Folder 125 (MSE/MD 3718-125)
        1 issue, 30 pages.
        Article written on the 25th anniversary of Chesterton's death appears on pages 20-23 of The Ave Maria: National Catholic Weekly.

      • Article entitled "G. K. C., Fid Def," 1961 June 17. Folder 126 (MSE/MD 3718-126)
        1 issue, 20 pages.
        An unsigned article on the anniversary of Chesterton's death appears on page 583 of The Tablet, Vol. 215, No. 6317. "Fid Def" is an abbreviation for "Fidei Defensor" or "Defender of the Faith."

      • Miscellaneous writers. Miscellaneous articles, 1940-1962. Folder 127 (MSE/MD 3718-127)
        Scrapbook, 263 pages, with inserted material between some of the leaves.
        John Bennett Shaw's scrapbook contains clippings and articles from a wide variety of sources: from the London Times and the New Yorker to newspapers from Australia. Scrapbook includes letters from different book dealers offering various Chesterton items.

      • Neville Braybooke. "G. K. Chesterton," 1963 April 18-24. Folder 128 (MSE/MD 3718-128)
        1 issue, 44 pages.
        Braybrooke's article was part of the "Great Writers" series and appeared on pages 22-23 in Time and Tide, Vol. 44 No. 16.

      • Paul Hurley. "The Man who made the English-speaking Catholic world," 1970 July. Folder 129 (MSE/MD 3718-129)
        1 issue, 40 pages.
        Hurley's article about Hilaire Belloc discusses Chesterton as well. It was published on pages 24 to 28 in The Word.

      • Christopher Derrick. "An Intellectual Passion for Ultimates," 1971 August 28. Folder 130 (MSE/MD 3718-130)
        1 newspaper clipping, 1 page.
        Article was published in the London Times.

      • Wilfrid Sheed. "Chesterbelloc and the Jews," 1971 September 4. Folder 131 (MSE/MD 3718-131)
        Tearsheets, 5 pages.
        Article appeared on pages 30 to 34 of The New York Review.

      • John Sullivan. "A Contribution to G. K. Chesterton's Centenary Year," 1974. Folder 132 (MSE/MD 3718-132)
        1 report, 32 pages.
        Article appeared on page 19 of the Annual Report of the Converts' Aid Society. Report includes an insert showing a bust of Chesterton.

      • Father Dermot Walsh, SVD. "The Man Who Was Chesterton," 1974 May. Folder 133 (MSE/MD 3718-133)
        1 issue, 32 pages.
        This article celebrating the centenary of Chesterton's birth appeared on pages 19-22 in The Word.

      • John Ennis. "The Man Who Was G. K. C.," 1974 May. Folder 134 (MSE/MD 3718-134)
        1 issue, 264 pages.
        Article appeared on pages 154 to 162 in the Reader's Digest.

      • David Lodge. "Dual Vision: Chesterton as a Novelist," 1974 May. Folder 135 (MSE/MD 3718-135)
        1 issue, 32 pages.
        Lodge's article begins on page 579 of The Month, Vol. 235 No. 1281.

      • "Fleet Street Line," 1974 May 17. Folder 136 (MSE/MD 3718-136)
        1 issue, 28 pages.
        This review of two of John Sullivan's Chesterton publications appeared on pages 518-519 of The Times Literary Supplement, No. 3767.

      • John Raymond. "Crusader Poet," 1974 May 26. Folder 137 (MSE/MD 3718-137)
        1 newspaper clipping, 1 page.
        Raymond's article appeared in the Sunday Times.

      • Bernard Levin. "The Case for Chesterton," 1974 May 26. Folder 138 (MSE/MD 3718-138)
        1 newspaper clipping, 1 page.
        Levin's article reviewing two of John Sullivan's Chesterton publications appeared in the Observer Review.

      • John Sullivan, Douglas Woodruff, Kevin Scannell, John P. White. Articles on Chesterton, 1974 May/June. Folder 139 (MSE/MD 3718-139)
        1 issue, 24 pages.
        Four articles on Chesterton published in Catholic Education Today, Vol. 8 No. 3.

      • Dorothy Collins. "A Memoir of G. K. Chesterton," 1974 June. Folder 140 (MSE/MD 3718-140)
        1 issue, 115 pages.
        This article by Chesterton's personal secretary and literary executrix appeared on pages 33 to 36 of The Illustrated London News, Vol. 262 No. 6911.

      • "Chesterton Centenary," 1974 December-1975 January. Folder 141 (MSE/MD 3718-141)
        1 item, 51 pages.
        A collection of 9 articles pulished in The Spode House Review, Vol. 11, Nos. 121 and 122.

      • Miscellaneous authors. Miscellaneous articles, n.d. Folder 142 (MSE/MD 3718-142)
        10 items, 10 pages.
        Folder includes postcards, a newspaper clipping with a review of Chesterton's work on Cobbett, a photocopy of an article from theThe San Diego Union, and other items.

      • Reverend John A. O'Brien. "Intellectuals Turn to Rome: Why?" n.d. Folder 143 (MSE/MD 3718-143)
        1 pamphlet, 32 pages.
        O'Brien's pamphlet is subtitled: "The Dramatic Stories of Arnold Lunn and G. K. Chesterton."

  • Series 3: Other Print 
    • Subseries 1
       
      • G. K. Chesterton. "Our Day," 1915 October 21. Folder 144 (MSE/MD 3718-144)
        1 pamphlet, 2 pages.
        The poem was to benefit the British Red Cross and the soldiers at the front. It was published in the Daily Telegraph on the same day.

      • G. K. and Frances Chesterton. Christmas Card, 1916 December 25. Folder 145 (MSE/MD 3718-145)
        1 item, 1 page.

      • G. K. Chesterton. Printed drawings, 1932. Folder 146 (MSE/MD 3718-146)
        1 photocopy, 1 page.
        Two drawings done by Chesterton for the Notre Dame publication The Juggler

      • G. K. Chesterton. Poem, 1946 June 15. Folder 147 (MSE/MD 3718-147)
        2 issues, 12 pages each.
        This previously unpublished poem was written on the fly-leaf of The Wild Knight, Chesterton's first book of poetry, published in 1900. Here it is printed on page 306 of The Tablet, Vol. 187 No. 5536. Folder includes 2 issues.

      • G. K. Chesterton. "Three Letters of G. K. C. to Maurice Baring," 1953 December 26. Folder 148 (MSE/MD 3718-148)
        1 issue, 24 pages.
        These previously unpublished letters appeared on pages 622 to 623 in The Tablet, Vol. 202, No. 5927. The letters date from the early 1920s and center on Chesterton's religious beliefs.

      • G. K. Chesterton. "The Idleness of G. K. C.," 1977. Folder 149 (MSE/MD 3718-149)
        1 pamphlet, 2 pages.
        Item consists of a letter to a "Miss Hamel," which was privately printed by Henk van Otterloo for friends.

      • The Distributist League. Manifesto, n.d. Folder 150 (MSE/MD 3718-150)
        1 item, 14 pages.
        This manifesto for the economic ideology, distributism, shows Chesterton as the league president on the title-page.

  • Series 4: Photographs 
    • Subseries 1
       
      • Photograph. G. K. Chesterton, 1920. Folder 151 (MSE/MD 3718-151)
        1 b/w print, 7.5 x 9.5 in.
        Credit: Underwood and Underwood, Chicago.

      • Photographs. G. K. and Frances Chesterton, 1921-1926. Folder 152 (MSE/MD 3718-152)
        4 b/w prints.

      • Photographs. G. K. Chesterton, 1930. Folder 153 (MSE/MD 3718-153)
        2 b/w prints.
        Here Chesterton is pictured receiving an honorary doctorate at the University of Notre Dame.

      • Photograph. G. K. Chesterton, 1932. Folder 154 (MSE/MD 3718-154)
        1 b/w print, 5.5 x 8 in, and 1 postcard.
        Photograph and postcard of the 1932 James Gunn painting in the National Portrait Gallery.

      • Photograph. G. K. Chesterton, n.d. Folder 155 (MSE/MD 3718-155)
        1 b/w print, 4 x 5.5 in.
        Credit: Howard Coster, London.

      • Photograph. G. K. Chesterton, n.d. Folder 156 (MSE/MD 3718-156)
        1 b/w print, 6.5 x 8.5 in.
        Credit: Alvin Langdon Coburn, signed.

  • Series 5: Drawings 
    • Subseries 1
       
      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, Tennis player and study of three heads, 1898. Folder 157 (MSE/MD 3718-157)
        Pen and black ink on paper, 17 x 22 cm. Signed "G. K. Chesterton / Secretary" at lower right.
        The tennis player on the right of the folded sheet seems unrelated to the sketches on the left.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "The cries appeared to come from a decapitated head resting on hte pavement," 1905. Folder 158 (MSE/MD 3718-158)
        Pencil on paper, 25 x 17 cm.
        Chesterton's variation on an illustration for his novel The Club of Queer Trades.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "My account? And what have I got to do with it?" 1905. Folder 159 (MSE/MD 3718-159)
        Pencil on paper, 25 x 22 cm. "Not this" written at lower right.
        Variation on an illustration for the novel The Club of Queer Trades.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "Do you know where you are, Major?" 1905. Folder 160 (MSE/MD 3718-160)
        Pencil on paper, 17 x 25 cm. Notes on the back of the page.
        Illustration for The Club of Queer Trades

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "My account? And what have I got to do with it?" 1905. Folder 161 (MSE/MD 3718-161)
        Pencil on paper, 25 x 17 cm.
        Illustration for the The Club of Queer Trades. Sketch on the back of the page is of the same characters.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, No title. 1905. Folder 162 (MSE/MD 3718-162)
        Pencil on paper, 23 x 25 cm.
        Sketch of Basil Grant, a character in the novel The Club of Queer Trades. Note on bottom right of the page: "not this."

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "There is the wickedest man in London," 1905. Folder 163 (MSE/MD 3718-163)
        Pen and ink on paper, 17 x 22 cm.
        Illustration for The Club of Queer Trades.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "They went in quite undisguised, tied up in wisps of string or straw, to the delight of the poetic gutter boys," 1905. Folder 164 (MSE/MD 3718-164)
        Pencil on paper, 25 x 22 cm.
        Variation of an illustration for The Club of Queer Trades; Note on bottom right: "Not this" -- probably an indication that this sketch would not be used.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, No title, 1905. Folder 165 (MSE/MD 3718-165)
        Pen and ink on paper, 17 x 22 cm.
        Illustration for The Club of Queer Trades.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "Our eyes were fixed where his were fixed, upon something on the counter. It was a ferret." 1905. Folder 166 (MSE/MD 3718-166)
        Pen and ink on paper, 22 x 17 cm.
        Variation on an illustration for the The Club of Queer Trades.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "Suddenly Basil stopped and turned to us, his hands in his pockets," 1905. Folder 167 (MSE/MD 3718-167)
        Pen and ink on paper, 17 x 22 cm..
        Variation of an illustration for The Club of Queer Trades.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, No title, 1905. Folder 168 (MSE/MD 3718-168)
        Pen and ink on paper, 22 x 17 cm.
        Illustration for The Club of Queer Trades.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "'My dear fellow,' he cried, shaking Basil's hand again and again, 'I have not seen you for years.'" 1905. Folder 169 (MSE/MD 3718-169)
        Pen and ink on paper, 22 x 17 cm.
        Illustration for The Club of Queer Trades.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "What do you make of that?" 1905. Folder 170 (MSE/MD 3718-170)
        Pencil on paper, 22 x 30 cm.
        Illustration for The Club of Queer Trades.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "My proposal is that the government should pay Professor Chadd £800 a year until he stops dancing," 1905. Folder 171 (MSE/MD 3718-171)
        Pencil on paper, 22 x 30 cm.
        Illustration for The Club of Queer Trades

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "James was standing on one leg," 1905. Folder 172 (MSE/MD 3718-172)
        Pencil on paper, 22 x 30 cm.
        Variation of an illustration for The Club of Queer Trades.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "They were still dancing. . .," 1905. Folder 173 (MSE/MD 3718-173)
        Pencil on paper, 22 x 30 cm. Notes on bottom and left side of page.
        Illustration for The Club of Queer Trades.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "They followed each other round and round . . . one writing in pencil with the face of a man working out a problem, the other leaping and playing like a child," 1905. Folder 174 (MSE/MD 3718-174)
        Pencil on paper, 22 x 30 cm.
        Variation on an illustration for The Club of Queer Trades.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "He rose, flapping," 1905. Folder 175 (MSE/MD 3718-175)
        Pen and ink on paper, mounted on cardboard, 18 x 15 cm.
        Illustration for the novel The Club of Queer Trades.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "Temporarily assisting our organist," 1905. Folder 176 (MSE/MD 3718-176)
        Pen and ink on paper, mounted on cardboard, 28 x 30 cm.
        Illustration for The Club of Queer Trades.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "Happy to see you, gentlemen; pray come in," 1905. Folder 177 (MSE/MD 3718-177)
        Pen and ink on paper, 23 x 17 cm.
        Variation of an illustration for The Club of Queer Trades.

      • Drawings. G. K. Chesterton, Max Beerbohm, and F. Carruthers Gould, Three men playing flutes. 1908-1909. Folder 178 (MSE/MD 3718-178)
        Pen and ink drawings, each 20 x 11 cm.
        Notes and signatures at bottom of each drawing. The last page of these two album leaves includes a single staff of music and lyrics.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "She hung her heart upon a hat". 1910. Folder 179 (MSE/MD 3718-179)
        Pastel on grey paper, mounted on white paper, 26 x 19 cm.

      • Drawings. Lovat Fraser. 1919. Folder 180 (MSE/MD 3718-180)
        Pencil and pen and ink on paper, 11 x 9 cm.
        Portrait of G. K. C. and a Shakespearean study.

      • Drawing. Thomas Derrick, Sir Gilbert de Paradoc, 1930. Folder 181 (MSE/MD 3718-181)
        Pencil on paper, 28 x 36 cm. .
        Portrait of Chesterton as a knight, Sir Gilbert de Paradoc, mounted on a charging steed; notes and signature on bottom right of page. Thomas Derrick (1885-1954) was an English artist, particularly known for his work as an illustrator and cartoonist.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe. 1920. Folder 182 (MSE/MD 3718-182)
        Pencil on paper, 20 x 26 cm.
        Notes on bottom of page. Poe is pictured with a monster and a raven; drawing is inscribed "When Prose comes in at the door Poetry flies out of the window".

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "The New Witness," n.d. Folder 183 (MSE/MD 3718-183)
        Pencil on paper, 22 x 18 cm. Signature on bottom right of page.
        Drawing of a witness in court. Sketched on G. K. C.'s stationary from his Overroads, Beaconsfield residence where he lived from 1909 until 1922.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "Eugenics," 1922. Folder 184 (MSE/MD 3718-184)
        Charcoal on paper, 22 x 18 cm. Initials on bottom right of page.
        Drawing of a man bullying a much smaller man with a knife. G. K. C. was strongly against Nietzcschean eugenics and the Shavian "Superman." Ties to G. K. C.'s collection of essays, Eugenics and Other Evils (London, 1922).

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, Self portrait, 1922 January 4. Folder 185 (MSE/MD 3718-185)
        Pencil on paper, mounted on black paper, 16 x 11 cm. Notes on top and bottom of the page. Inscribed "A busy and unscrupulous career... that of a journalist." Signature in bottom right.
        Quote comes from Chesterton's lecture on Dickens at the Hague, 1922.

      • Drawing. George Morrow, Portrait of G. K. C., 1925-1935. Folder 186 (MSE/MD 3718-186)
        Pen and ink on wite paper, mounted on grey paper, 26 x 23 cm. Signature on bottom left of page.
        George Morrow (1869-1955) was a cartoonist, illustrator, and the long-time art editor for Punch Magazine.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "Pictures from the Paintbox" 5 and 6, n.d. Folder 187 (MSE/MD 3718-187)
        Two drawings, watercolor on paper, 15 x 12 cm. Initials at bottom of both drawings.
        Drawings entitled The Crimson Lake and Ivory Black. The first shows a red sea with animals, and the second a figure with black face riding an elephant. Drawings were published in The Coloured Lands, a collection of Chesterton's prose and verse with his own illustrations (London: Sheed and Ward, 1938).

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "Pictures from the Paintbox" 3 and 4, n.d. Folder 188 (MSE/MD 3718-188)
        Two drawings, watercolor on paper, 15 x 12 cm. Initials at bottom of both drawings.
        Drawings entitled Chinese White and Burnt Siena. Drawings come from a series entitled Pictures from the Paintbox/, published in The Coloured Lands (1938).

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "Pictures from the Paintbox" 1 and 2, n.d. Folder 189 (MSE/MD 3718-189)
        Two drawings, watercolor on paper, 15 x 12 cm. Initials at bottom of both drawings.
        Drawings entitled Prussian Blue and French Ultra Marine. Once again, drawings were published in The Coloured Lands (1938).

      • Drawing. Unknown artist, Portrait of G. K. C., n.d. Folder 190 (MSE/MD 3718-190)
        Charcoal on paper, 24 x 19 cm. Signature on bottom right.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, Old bearded man in robes and turban. n.d. Folder 191 (MSE/MD 3718-191)
        Pencil on paper, mounted on cardboard. 25 x 20 cm.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "I am late for my funeral." n.d. Folder 192 (MSE/MD 3718-192)
        Pen and ink on paper, 9 x 11 cm.
        Part of a series entitled G. K. C.'s Famous After X-Mas Cards or the Late-For-Everything Series.

      • Drawings. G. K. Chesterton, Self portrait and two men fighting, n.d. Folder 193 (MSE/MD 3718-193)
        Pencil on paper, 20 x 25 cm.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, Pope and shadow, n.d. Folder 194 (MSE/MD 3718-194)
        Pencil on paper, 22 x 17 cm.

      • Drawings. G. K. Chesterton, Illustrations for The Moonstone, n.d. Folder 195 (MSE/MD 3718-195)
        7 drawings, colored pencil on paper, each one 22 x 17 cm.
        These illustrations for Wilkie Collins's famous novel were never published.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "The Beau of Beaulieu" and "Mr. White of White Chapel", n.d. Folder 196 (MSE/MD 3718-196)
        Colored pencil on paper, 22 x 18 cm.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "Shut the Door / Open the Door", n.d. Folder 197 (MSE/MD 3718-197)
        Crayon on cardboard, 38 x 32 cm.
        Two-sided poster exemplifies Chesterton's sense of humor and style.

      • Drawing. Bert Thomas, Portrait of G. K. C., 1919. Folder 198 (MSE/MD 3718-198)
        Charcoal on paper, 33 x 24 cm. Signed in lower right.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "Souls I have Met / 1 Miss Lucy Boole", n.d. Folder 199 (MSE/MD 3718-199)
        Watercolor on grey paper, mounted on cardboard, 20 x 15 cm.
        Portrait of Irish Chemist Lucy Everest Boole.

      • Drawing. G. K. Chesterton, "Souls XI / Herr Doktor P. Arndt", n.d. Folder 200 (MSE/MD 3718-200)
        Crayon on white paper mounted on cardboard, 22 x 17 cm.

      • Drawings. G. K. Chesterton, Studies of men's faces, n.d. Folder 201 (MSE/MD 3718-201)
        Pen and ink on paper, 31 x 25 cm. Note on bottom of 1 page.

  • Series 6: Audio 
    • Subseries 1
       
      • Audio. Arthur Luce Klein, "The Golden Treasury of Contemporary Catholic Verse", 1956. Folder 202 (MSE/MD 3718-202)
        1 LP with poems by Chesterton, Belloc, and Thompson.
        Introductions by Rev. Gilbert V. Hartke. Read by Dr. Josephine McGarry Callan and Professor Leo Brady.

  • Series 7: Items compiled in a scrapbook by John Bennet Shaw 
    • Subseries 1
       
      • Flyers. Frances Chesterton, "Faith and Fable," n.d. Folder 203 (MSE/MD 3718-203)
        2 items, 2 pages.
        Advertising for Frances Chesterton's play, Faith and Fable.

      • G. K. Chesterton. "Protestation des Escrivains Francais Contre la Persecution Religieuse au Mexique," n.d. Folder 204 (MSE/MD 3718-204)
        TDS, 2 pages.
        "Protest of French Writers against Religious Persecution in Mexico"

      • G. K. Chesterton. "Protest of French Writers Against Religious Persecution in Mexico," n.d. Folder 205 (MSE/MD 3718-205)
        TD, 2 pages.
        English version of the short document in the previous folder.

      • Photographs. Victory Loans in Beaconsfield, 1920. Folder 206 (MSE/MD 3718-206)
        2 b/w prints, 20 x 15 cm.

      • Frances and G. K. Chesterton. Christmas Card, 1934. Folder 207 (MSE/MD 3718-207)
        1 item, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet, with note and envelope.
        Poem by Frances Chesterton, "In Coelo et Terra." Christmas greeting from the Chestertons to Nora Crimmins, a public librarian in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

      • Frances Chesterton. Christmas Card, 1936. Folder 208 (MSE/MD 3718-208)
        1 item, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
        Poem by Frances Chesterton, "After this our Exile." 1936 Christmas greeting.

      • Mourning Cards, 1936. Folder 209 (MSE/MD 3718-209)
        10 items, 10 pages.
        Cards printed following the Chesterton's death. Also includes a Christmas carol by Chesterton.

      • Photograph. G. K. Chesterton, n.d. Folder 210 (MSE/MD 3718-210)
        1 b/w print, signed, mounted on white paper, 22 x 17 cm.
        Photograph by Alvin Langdon Coburn.

      • V. Dayrell. "The Happy Prince", 1923 January 11. Folder 211 (MSE/MD 3718-211)
        1 item, TMs, 1 page.
        Item would appear to be a poetic tribute to Chesterton.

      • Poem. Eileen Duggan, "Ballade of Home Coming," n.d. Folder 212 (MSE/MD 3718-212)
        1 item, AMs, 1 page.
        Item would appear to be another poetic tribute to Chesterton.

      • Letter. Cecil Chesterton, 1916 October 12. Folder 213 (MSE/MD 3718-213)
        TLS, 3 pages.
        Addressee of the letter written on New Witness stationery is unidentified. Letter deals with Cecil Chesterton's induction into the service and with G. K. Chesterton's assumption of editorial responsibilities.

      • Letter. G. K. Chesterton, 1923 August 16. Folder 214 (MSE/MD 3718-214)
        TLS, 1 page.
        Addressee of this letter written on the stationery of G.K.C.'s Weekly is unidentified; letter deals with the prospects of the new publication.

      • Flyers. Frances Chesterton's Piers Plowman's Pilgrimage and G. K. Chesteron's address "League of Little People," 1925-1926. Folder 215 (MSE/MD 3718-215)
        2 items, 2 pages.
        Promoting Frances Chesterton's morality play and G. K. Chesterton's address.

      • W. R. Titterton. "G. K. Chesterton: The Portrait of a Child" 1936 Folder 216 (MSE/MD 3718-216)
        4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
        Advertisement and subscription form for Titterton's book on Chesterton.

      • Photograph. G. K. Chesterton, n.d. Folder 217 (MSE/MD 3718-217)
        1 b/w print, 20 x 15 cm.
        Photograph was taken by the Scottish photographer, J. Craig Annan (1864-1946).

      • Card. Pat Lawlor to John Bennett Shaw, n.d. Folder 218 (MSE/MD 3718-218)
        1 card, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
        Belated Christmas greeting to John Bennett Shaw from a book dealer in New Zealand.

      • Letter and magazine prospectus. G. K. Chesterton, 1924 November. Folder 219 (MSE/MD 3718-219)
        TLS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet; document, 6 pages.
        Letter to potential investor plus prospectus for "G. K.'s Weekly Limited."

      • G. K. Chesterton. Galleys and typescript, 1930-1931. Folder 220 (MSE/MD 3718-220)
        3 galleys, 5 pages; TMS, 3 pages.
        Galleys for three articles: "The Greek Mask," "Marriage and the Modern Mind," and "The True Sin of Bolshevism." Folder includes the typescript for "The Green Mask."

      • G. K. Chesterton. "The So-Called Belgium Bargain," 1915. Folder 221 (MSE/MD 3718-221)
        4 pages on 1 folded leaf.
        Reprinted from The Illustrated London News.

      • Letters. Frances Chesterton and C. N. de Reyes to R. N. Green Armytage, 1926 November-December. Folder 222 (MSE/MD 3718-222)
        ALS, TLS, 3 pages, with envelope; AN, 1 page.
        From the R. N. Green Armytage collection.

      • Eileen Duggan. "Chesterton, the Man," n.d. Folder 223 (MSE/MD 3718-223)
        TMs, 2 pages; ALs, 1 page.
        Article by Eileen Duggan (1894-1972) was published in The Evening Star (Dunedin, New Zealand). Folder contains a letter from Pat Lawlor to John Bennett Shaw.

      • Letter. John Sullivan to John Bennett Shaw, 1958 June 18. Folder 224 (MSE/MD 3718-224)
        ALS, 2 pages; 2 book order forms.
        John Sullivan's letter to Shaw concerns G. K. Chesterton: a Bibliography, which was about to be published. Sullivan's bibliography is a highly regarded Chesterton source.

      • Lord Elton. "Books That Have Influenced Me: G. K. Chesterton," 1944 May 15. Folder 225 (MSE/MD 3718-225)
        TMs, 5 pages.
        Manuscript consists of a transcript of a BBC radio broadcast.

      • John Bennett Shaw. Paper on G. K. Chesterton, 1937. Folder 226 (MSE/MD 3718-226)
        TMs, 27 pages.
        Shaw's undergraduate paper touches upon the following novels: The Napolean of Notting Hill, Man Alive, The Man Who Was Thursday, The Flying Inn, The Ball and the Cross, and The Return of Don Quixote. Paper includes notes and commentary by Professor John T. Frederick.

      • Christmas Cards, n.d. Folder 227 (MSE/MD 3718-227)
        4 cards.
        These are blank Christmas cards with verses by G. K. Chesterton on the "Christ Child."

      • G. K. Chesterton. Poems: "To Father O'Connor," n.d. Folder 228 (MSE/MD 3718-228)
        Copy, 2 pages.
        Poems were inscribed on the fly-leaves of Chesterton titles owned by Father John O'Connor, the prototype for the Father Brown character.

      • G. K. Chesterton. "Folk-Song," n.d. Folder 229 (MSE/MD 3718-229)
        1 copy, 1 page.
        Inscribed on the fly-leaf of Father John O'Connor's copy ofThe Secret of Father Brown.

      • National Broadcasting Company. "England Revisited: G. K. Chesterton," 1961 August 20. Folder 230 (MSE/MD 3718-230)
        1 copy, 9 pages.
        Typescript of an episode of the Catholic Hour, dealing with G. K. Chesterton.

      • Order form. Aleister Crowley, "Why Jesus Wept," n.d. Folder 231 (MSE/MD 3718-231)
        1 item, 3 pages.
        Crowley (1875-1947), controversial poet of the occult and founder of the philosophy and religion of Thelema, was an opponent of Chesterton's.

      • Letter. G. K. Chesterton to Stuart P. B. Mais, 1925(?)August 29. Folder 232 (MSE/MD 3718-232)
        TLS, 1 page.
        In his letter of appreciation to Stuart Mais, a writer of travel books, Chesterton refers to one of his own publications, William Cobbett

      • Photographs. Father Kevin Scannell, n.d. Folder 233 (MSE/MD 3718-233)
        2 b/w prints, 8 x 13 cm. and 13 x 8 cm.
        Father Kevin Scannell was a collector of G. K. Chesterton materials and a friend of John Bennett Shaw.

      • Collection Cards, n.d. Folder 234 (MSE/MD 3718-234)
        8 items.
        From the Robert John Bayer Collection of Chestertoniana. Folder also includes a postcard of the James Gunn painting of Chesterton, Baring, and Belloc, the original of which hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in London.