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Manuscript Collection Listings

Manuscripts include handwritten or typed drafts of published or unpublished works by the seven Wade authors. The manuscript listings below describe manuscripts in the Wade Center’s collections and are separated by Wade author and arranged alphabetically by manuscript title. To search across all the listings, use the search function via the "search now" box on the right. Please reference the manuscript titles and bold call numbers when contacting archival staff with questions about these manuscripts.

Handwritten documentsOwen Barfield Manuscripts (pdf)

G.K. Chesterton Manuscripts (pdf)

C.S. Lewis Manuscripts (pdf)

George MacDonald Manuscripts (pdf)

Dorothy L. Sayers Manuscripts (pdf)

J.R.R. Tolkien Manuscripts (pdf)

Charles Williams Manuscripts (pdf)

Commonly used Terms and Abbreviations in the Manuscript Listings

Abbreviations

    p. = page

    pp. = pages

    lf. = leaf

    lvs. = leaves

    AMs. = handwritten manuscript

    TMs. = typed manuscript

    ALs. = handwritten letter, signed

    TLs. = typed letter, signed

    pc. = photocopy (e.g. pc. TMs. or pc. AMs.)

    cc. = carbon copy (e.g. cc. TMs. or cc. AMs.)

    mf. = microfilm

    ps. = photostat (e.g. ps. TMs. or ps. AMs.) definition: a form of duplication that makes quick positive or negative copies directly on the surface of prepared paper.

Terms

    recto = front side of lf.

    verso = back side of lf.

    revisions = any corrections, alterations, additions, or deletions

    galley proof = a long printed strip of a manuscript (usually contains the type for about three published pages) provided for the author's correction

    printed proof = a printed page (containing the type for a single published page) of a manuscript provided for the author's correction

    insert(s) = additional material/pages that appear(s) to have been inserted by the author into the body of a MS text at a later date

    chart(s) = visual representation of ideas, other than an illustration

    illustration = a drawing included with the MS materials, usually in the form of a picture

    sketch = a rough drawing or representation

    diagram = a graphic design that explains an idea or concept

All original manuscripts are held at the Wade Center, except those noted as photocopies or with the following abbreviations in the call number:

B = Original is held at the Bodleian Library, Oxford

X = Original is held by an institution or an individual other than the Wade Center

t = The Wade Center owns a transcription of the original

Manuscript Collection Listings

Manuscripts include handwritten or typed drafts of published or unpublished works by the seven Wade authors. The manuscript listings below describe manuscripts in the Wade Center’s collections and are separated by Wade author and arranged alphabetically by manuscript title. To search across all the listings, use the search function via the "search now" box on the right. Please reference the manuscript titles and bold call numbers when contacting archival staff with questions about these manuscripts.

Handwritten documentsOwen Barfield Manuscripts (pdf)

G.K. Chesterton Manuscripts (pdf)

C.S. Lewis Manuscripts (pdf)

George MacDonald Manuscripts (pdf)

Dorothy L. Sayers Manuscripts (pdf)

J.R.R. Tolkien Manuscripts (pdf)

Charles Williams Manuscripts (pdf)

Commonly used Terms and Abbreviations in the Manuscript Listings

Abbreviations

    p. = page

    pp. = pages

    lf. = leaf

    lvs. = leaves

    AMs. = handwritten manuscript

    TMs. = typed manuscript

    ALs. = handwritten letter, signed

    TLs. = typed letter, signed

    pc. = photocopy (e.g. pc. TMs. or pc. AMs.)

    cc. = carbon copy (e.g. cc. TMs. or cc. AMs.)

    mf. = microfilm

    ps. = photostat (e.g. ps. TMs. or ps. AMs.) definition: a form of duplication that makes quick positive or negative copies directly on the surface of prepared paper.

Terms

    recto = front side of lf.

    verso = back side of lf.

    revisions = any corrections, alterations, additions, or deletions

    galley proof = a long printed strip of a manuscript (usually contains the type for about three published pages) provided for the author's correction

    printed proof = a printed page (containing the type for a single published page) of a manuscript provided for the author's correction

    insert(s) = additional material/pages that appear(s) to have been inserted by the author into the body of a MS text at a later date

    chart(s) = visual representation of ideas, other than an illustration

    illustration = a drawing included with the MS materials, usually in the form of a picture

    sketch = a rough drawing or representation

    diagram = a graphic design that explains an idea or concept

All original manuscripts are held at the Wade Center, except those noted as photocopies or with the following abbreviations in the call number:

B = Original is held at the Bodleian Library, Oxford

X = Original is held by an institution or an individual other than the Wade Center

t = The Wade Center owns a transcription of the original