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And God Came In / A Love Observed Archive

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Wade-A-26 through A-28


This archive contains the materials related to the book "And God Came In" by Lyle W. Dorsett (New York:MacMillan and Co. 1983.), republished as "A Love Observed" (Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers. 1998).  Dr. Dorsett donated his materials from the research and writing of the book to the Wade Center in 1990. The book is a biography of Joy Davidman Lewis. Joy was married twice, first to Bill Gresham, an American writer and magazine editor with whom she had two sons (Douglas and David Gresham), and then to C.S. Lewis. She was an accomplished writer in her own right and a member of the communist party in the 1930's prior to her conversion to Christianity. She died July 1960 in Oxford, England.


  • Created: 1915-1994
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1915-1960


Conditions Governing Access

Copies or publication of unpublished materials require permissions from the Marion E. Wade Center and appropriate owning institutions and copyright holders. See staff notes for more details and restrictions. Materials by Bill Gresham may not be copied or published without consent from Brandt and Hochman Literary Agents, Inc., contact: Marianne Merola, website: Content by C.S. Lewis or Joy Davidman is managed by the C.S. Lewis Company.


3.00 boxes : 39 folders

1.3 Linear Feet

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94/79, 10/88

Related Materials

Researchers interested in Joy Davidman and the Gresham family may also wish to consult the following other resources owned by the Marion E. Wade Center:

The Douglas and Merrie Gresham Family Archive

The Chad Walsh Papers

The Joy Davidman Papers

The William Lindsay Gresham Papers

The Williams Lindsay Gresham Correspondence

The Wade Center Oral History collection

The autobiography of Douglas Gresham, Lenten Lands, first published by Macmillan Publishing Company, 1988.

And God Came In / A Love Observed Archive
Laura Schmidt
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Repository Details

Part of the Marion E. Wade Center Repository

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