MC:P149 Letters from C. S. Lewis and related Press Cuttings
These papers were found in a copy of the 1966 edition of the collection of letters from C.S. Lewis edited by his brother, W.H. Lewis. The book and the papers were acquired by the College from a dealer in November 2000; the book was deposited in the library, and the papers given to the archives, with the Accession Number Acc. 00/226.
C.S. Lewis (1898–1963), scholar, theologian and novelist, was Fellow of Magdalen College from 1925–1954.
Catalogued in November 2000.
MC:P149/C1 – LETTERS
The letters were all addressed to a Mrs. Percival Wiseman, and were found in an envelope inscribed “Letters from C.S. Lewis to Cousin Margaret”. All the letters are addressed from Magdalen College, written in C.S. Lewis’ hand, and one sheet long.
MC:P149/C1/1 21 May 1942
Letter from C.S. Lewis to Mrs. Percival Wiseman enclosing a manuscript (unspecified) which will shortly be published.
MC:P149/C1/2 20 Mar 1944
Letter from C.S. Lewis to Mrs. Percival Wiseman enclosing a tract on his views on the future life, and setting out his thoughts on death and the afterlife, and his suspicion of spiritualism.
MC:P149/C1/3 26 May (year not given)
Letter from C.S. Lewis to Mrs. Percival Wiseman on the Temptation of Christ.
MC:P149/N1 – PRESS CUTTINGS
Presumably these press cuttings were collected by Mrs. Wiseman.
Copy of a pamphlet, ‘Man or Rabbit?’, by C.S. Lewis, published by the Student Christian Movement in Schools.
MC:P149/N1/2–10 19 Jun 1948–31 May 1968
Press cuttings relating to C.S. Lewis, as follows:
MC:P149/N1/2: Times Literary Supplement, 19 Jun 1948; editorial titled ‘Telling Stories’, which comments on Lewis.
MC:P149/N1/3: unknown paper (possibly the Church Times), 21 Nov 1952, with a portrait of C.S. Lewis.
MC:P149/N1/4: The Times, 8 Aug 1958; report of a speech given by Lewis at a conference of classical teachers in Cambridge.
MC:P149/N1/5: The Times, 25 Nov 1963; obituary of C.S. Lewis.
MC:P149/N1/6: Church Times, 19 Nov 1965; review of Jocelyn Gibb (ed.), Light on C.S. Lewis.
MC:P149/N1/7: Church Times, undated (c.1966); review of Lewis’ Studies in Mediaeval and Renaissance Literature.
MC:P149/N1/8: Church Times, undated (c.1966); review of W.H. Lewis (ed.), The Letters of C.S. Lewis.
MC:P149/N1/9: unknown paper (probably Church Times), 9 Jun 1967; review of C.S. Lewis, Christian Reflections.
MC:P149/N1/10: Church Times, 31 May 1968; letter from Walter Hooper noting deposit of C.S. Lewis’ papers in the Bodleian Library.