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Collection Number: 11029-z

Collection Title: G.K. Chesterton Papers, Undated

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Size About 30 items
Abstract G.K. Chesterton was an English essayist, literary and social critic, novelist, and poet. The collection includes 26 loose drawings, two small sketchbooks, an illustrated poem, and a separate single page of verse, all in Chesterton's hand. The drawings on the loose sheets are in pencil, colored pencil, pen, and charcoal; they are chiefly of fantasy figures, fairy tale subjects, and faces and heads. One of the sketchbooks contains thirty-three drawings of members of imaginary families, most of which are captioned with the names of characters and other information. The other sketchbook contains twelve drawings of miscellaneous figures in colored crayon or chalk with no captions. The illustrated poem is titled "The Discovery of Pine"; it consists of about seventy lines of verse with crayon and watercolor illustrations, on six pages. The separate single page of verse consists of dialog between "St. George" and two characters, "The Ruby King" and "The Emerald King."
Creator Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the G.K. Chesterton Papers #11029-z, Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Peter Eaton, Booksellers, London, England, in 1966; transferred from the Rare Book Collection in 1981 and 1982.
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G.K. Chesterton was an English essayist, literary and social critic, novelist, and poet.

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The collection includes 26 loose drawings, two small sketchbooks, an illustrated poem, and a separate single page of verse, all in Chesterton's hand. The drawings on the loose sheets are in pencil, colored pencil, pen, and charcoal; they are chiefly of fantasy figures, fairy tale subjects, and faces and heads. One of the sketchbooks contains thirty-three drawings of members of imaginary families, most of which are captioned with the names of characters and other information. The other sketchbook contains twelve drawings of miscellaneous figures in colored crayon or chalk with no captions. The illustrated poem is titled "The Discovery of Pine"; it consists of about seventy lines of verse with crayon and watercolor illustrations, on six pages. The separate single page of verse consists of dialog between "St. George" and two characters, "The Ruby King" and "The Emerald King."

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