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Collection Level Description: Papers of C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Reference: Dep. c. 761-5, c. 771-7; d. 241-7, d. 415, d. 808-11; e. 381; MSS. Eng. lett. c. 220/1-7, c. 835, c. 853-5, c. 861-2; Eng. misc. c. 1109; Facs. b. 49-51, b. 90-1; c. 47-50, c. 53-4, c. 121; d. 135, d. 144 fols. 47-81, d. 263-7, d. 290, d. 297; Film 1638, 1825-30, 1835-7; Photogr. c. 11, fols. 48-85
Title: Papers of C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)
Dates of Creation: 19th century-1988
Extent: 65 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a writer and scholar. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Lewis's papers consist of deposited manuscripts, including literary manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, essays and notebooks; letters and papers; a fair copy of The Dark Tower; photocopies of papers held predominantly by Wheaton College; and microfilms.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers in this collection were acquired by the Library from various sources between 1968 and 1989.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Existence of Copies

Copies of the papers are held by the Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College, Illinois.

Existence/Location of Originals

The originals of the majority of the photocopies in the collection are held by the Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College, Illinois.

Further Information

Finding Aids

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Related Units of Description

See also Letters concerning C.S. Lewis and Guard-books of Letters of C.S. Lewis.

Access Points

Authors | 20th century

Lewis | Clive Staples | 1898-1963 | Writer

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