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William Lindsay Gresham Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Wade-A-51a


This archive contains correspondence to and from William (Bill) Lindsay Gresham. Others involved include C.S. Lewis, Joy Davidman, and Douglas and David Gresham. Also included is correspondence to Marj Mead from Lyle Dorsett concerning the acquisition of the Gresham letters.


  • Created: 1940-1982
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1960


Conditions Governing Access

See staff notes for restrictions. Copyright for the works of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis is managed by Douglas Gresham via the C.S. Lewis Company. Copyright for the works of Bill Grehsam is managed by Brandt and Hochman Literary Agents, Inc., contact: Marianne Merola, website:


1.00 box : 48 folders

0.8 Linear Feet

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Source of Acquisition

82/18, 82/19

Related Materials

Researchers interested in this archive may also wish to consult the following resources in the Wade Center holdings:

Lewis, C.S. The Four Loves. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1960. 1st edition. Signed by CSL to Bill, August 1960. (Wade Center book collection, I-2173)

Wade Center Article File (contains materials by and about William Gresham)

Wade Center Sound Recordings collection:

C.S. Lewis Reads from The Canterbury Tales and his Space Trilogy, CSL-V / SR-2. See the Wade Center's October 2, 2020 blog post "The 'Lost' C. S. Lewis Tapes on the Ransom Trilogy and Chaucer" by David C. Downing for more information.

Wetherill, Richard W. Two Talks in Problem Drinking and Bad Habits: “Discussion of Humanetics in Relation to Problem Drinking,“ and “Curing Bad Habits by a Mental Approach.” Wade Center Sound Recording collection, CSL-Z / SR-10.

William Lindsay Gresham Papers

Joy Davidman Papers (folders 6-8 were originally stored with materials in this collection)

Other materials in the Wade Center holdings may relate to the topics in this archive. See the archivist for further research assistance.

Other Descriptive Information

This archive was purchased at the same time as the material in the William Lindsay Gresham Papers, but the Papers arrived at the Wade Center in 2005 and were processed separately. Includes photographs. There is a research copy of this collection. All folders are Acquisition 82/19 unless labeled 82/18.

William Lindsay Gresham Correspondence
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Repository Details

Part of the Marion E. Wade Center Repository

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