- Chesterton, G.K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936
- Call number
- MssCol 528
- Preferred Citation
- G.K. Chesterton papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English poet, journalist, author, and critic. His literary criticism included works about Robert Browning, Charles Dickens, and George Bernard Shaw. He also wrote social criticism, plays, poetry, and detective stories featuring the character Father Brown. Collection consists of literary manuscripts, letters, drawings, and photographs. Manuscripts include "The Story of Prince Lucio", an unfinished fairy tale illustrated with ink and pencil sketches. Also, two letters to Chesterton, untitled poem, sketch, and photographs.
Source of acquisitionPurchase, Schiller, Justin S
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