The Lewis Legacy Issue 78

The Price of Oxbridge

In addition to the cost of a flight to England, the cost for one person to attend both weeks at Oxbridge ’98 was $3150, This covered the $325 registration fee, $1550 tuition fee, and $1275 for room and board. (Room and board included most breakfasts and dinners, but only a couple of lunches.) Thus it was difficult for those of Read More ›

In the High Court of Justice

The Principal Probate Registry BE IT KNOWN that CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS of The Kilns Headington Quarry Oxford died there on the 22nd day of November 1963 domiciled in England AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that at the date hereunder written the last Will and Testament with a Codicil thereto (a copy whereof is hereunto annexed) of the said deceased was Read More ›

“C. S. Lewis: An Examined Life”

A PBS documentary about the life and works of C. S. Lewis has been in the works for a year, and according to Bruce Edwards filming in Ireland may take place early in 1999. There was filming at Oxbridge ’98. Personnel involved: Narrator-Michael York Director-Michael R. Rhodes Scriptwriter-Edward Gray Producer-Carol Dean Hatcher Head Advisor-Bruce L. Edwards Advisors-Joe Christopher, Diana Glyer, Read More ›

More about the Will

from James O’Fee David Gaston, Solicitor, who originally found the copy of C. S. Lewis’s Will in Belfast writes: I am surprised at the interest which has been generated in the copy of the Will which I unearthed. As a document of public record I had assumed it was already in the public domain. I am not sure if I Read More ›

Update on Timothy Stoen, C. S. Lewis Foundation Lawyer

In February 1998 Timothy Stoen of Mendocino, CA, 60, filed his candidacy for the 2nd State Senate District seat. It was in 1994 that Stan Mattson engaged Stoen to represent the C. S. Lewis Foundation and suppress Light in the Shadowlands. Stoen promptly launched a vigorous campaign of threats and falsehoods about the book that he did not abandon until Read More ›

Walter Hooper’s Famous Chapel Hill Collection

Manuscripts Department Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SOUTHERN HISTORICAL COLLECTION#4236 WALTER MCGEHEE HOOPER PAPERSInventory Abstract: Correspondence of Walter McGehee Hooper (1931- ) and colleagues, friends, acquaintances, and admirers of C. S. Lewis. Included are a few letters from Lewis and his brother, Warren Hamilton Lewis, to Hooper. Some of the correspondence contains anecdotal material about Read More ›

Just for Fun

Who Is This Man? Born in 1898, of completely British, partly Welsh, descent. Acquired the nickname Jack early in life and always used it. Had black hair and brown eyes and a medium complexion. His grandfather was a Protestant minister in a famous city, but he did not inherit his grandfather’s faith. Could never break his teenage addiction to smoking. Read More ›

What is the Truth?

“As per the request of Walter Hooper,” files in Box 2 are closed until 2012 or notification of the death of the writers. But the contents of Box 1 are allegedly open to researchers. Is this really true? Some of the letters in Box 1 disprove some of Hooper’s most important claims, such as his purported secretaryship. When one researcher Read More ›

A Disclaimer to Disclaim

In August 1998 James Prothero, editor of The Lamp-Post, wrote to certainother authors of entries in the C. S. Lewis Reader’s Encyclopedia. He called the book shockingly “Lindskoogian,” and said Walter Hooper had warned him that Lindskoog can now imply to the innocent public that all the contributors agree with her opinions. Therefore Prothero decided to write a formal disclaimer. Read More ›

Weary of the Lewis Cult

David Mills begins the somewhat condescending introduction to Pilgrim’s Guide, his collection of essays, this way: “Having now spent several months [only months?] in the Lewis literature, I must admit to sharing many readers’ weariness of the Lewis cult [what cult?], and to feeling slightly irritated when someone [who?] prefaces a statement on almost any question with ‘It’s like Lewis Read More ›