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Literary papers and lectures of Charles Williams, n.d.

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MS. Eng. c. 2719

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Typescript unless stated otherwise, comprising:
  1. (fols. 1-18) 'Byron and Byronism', a lecture given at the Sorbonne, 1938
  2. (fols. 19-95) fourteen sets of holograph lecture notes, some of which formed the basis of a lecture series 'The Christian Idea in Literature', delivered in 1938-1939
  3. (fols. 96-114) 'The Recovery of Spiritual Initiative', two versions of a lecture, 1940, 1946, given at St. Hilda's College, 2 Oct 1940
  4. (fols. 115-23) 'Julius Caesar: Shakespeare's Political Views', text of a radio script for Overseas Broadcast, 2 Nov 1944, amended by Raymond Hunt
  5. (fols. 124-7) two lists of lectures, 'Metaphysical Tradition in English Literature' and (fols. 126-7) an untitled list of ten lectures on Shakespeare, n.d.
  6. (fols. 128-45) introduction to The English Poems of John Milton (Oxford, 1940), with holograph amendments and printer's notes
  7. (fols. 146-7) 'During the First Introduction', holograph poems and carbon typescript, 1939
  8. (fol. 148) 'Prelude', duplicated typescript poem, 1939
  9. (fols. 149-50) prayer written for Evelyn Underhill, 1941, with a covering note by Phyllis M. Potter
  10. (fols. 151-2) 'Dinadan's Song', poem, n.d.
  11. (fols. 153-60) 'Notes for C. S. Lewis. Taliessin through Logres', n.d.
  12. (fols. 161-2) 'The Virgin Mary praying to herself', duplicated typescript poem, n.d.
  13. (fols. 163-5) 'The Order [/Company] of the Co-inherence', two versions of the promulgation, 1939, 1943
  14. (fols. 166-7) lithograph of Charles Williams by Anne Spalding, c.1939-1945


  • 1938-1945


167 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Eng. c. 2719

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CMD ID 13115


Literary papers and lectures of Charles Williams, n.d.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Williams, 1886-945, was a British poet, novelist, playwright, theologian, literary critic, and member of the Inklings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Ursula Grundy, 1979.
Literary papers and lectures of Charles Williams, n.d.
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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom