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Contains 41 Results:

Book: Key to the Tarot, 1920

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

The Key to the Tarot: Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition under the Veil of Divination by Arthur Edward Waite. New Edition. London: Rider and Co. Inscription in front of book reads “Anne Ridler from C.W. [Charles Williams] via M.D.! [Margaret Douglas] 1963.” Call no.: BF1879.T2 W35 1920. See additional description on p. 194 of Charles Williams: The Third Inkling by Grevel Lindop.

Dates: Created: 1920

Tarot Cards, n.d.

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: 2
Scope and Contents

Metal Three Nuns tobacco tin containing a set of tarot cards (the 'Marseille' tarot, the most traditional tarot generally available) once belonging to Charles Williams. Incomplete deck of 59 cards. See additional description on p. 194 of Charles Williams: The Third Inkling by Grevel Lindop.

Dates: Created: n.d.

Artwork, 1942-1995

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents

2 folders. Lamb, Lynton. Artwork for the cover of Three Plays by Charles Williams. Includes a folded piece of paper with the inscription "Lynton Lamb / artist - often commissioned by OUP" in Anne Ridler's writing; also includes a photocopied photograph of Lamb, and a biographical article about him from Amen House; originally included on the cover of the 1931 edition of Three Plays published by Oxford University Press. 11"x16"

Dates: Created: 1942-1995

Charles Williams Society, 1980-2002

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: Series 2
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2 folders

Dates: Created: 1980-2002

Documents relating to the Society, 1980-2002

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: Folder 3
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Including: information on the 1997 conference, newsletter drafts and excerpts, obituary for Charles Hadfield, newsletters 61-70 index, December 1993 membership list, issue 101 of the Newsletter (Winter 2001) with accompanying correspondence to Vivian Ridler from Stephen Medcalf. 27pp.

Dates: Created: 1980-2002

Anne Spalding artwork cards, 1976-1995

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: Folder 1
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Five cards with one descriptive notecard in Anne Ridler's handwriting. 6pp.

Dates: Created: 1976-1995

Correspondence, 1938-2000

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: Series 3
Scope and Contents

4 folders

Dates: Created: 1938-2000

Michal Williams (wife of Charles Williams) letters to Anne Ridler, 1957

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: Folder 5
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Dates: Created: 1957

Issues of the Charles Williams Society Newsletter, 1990-1999

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: Folder 4
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Includes nos. 58, 78, 90-92. A full run of this periodical is stored in the Wade Center's bound periodical collection (PR6045.I5 Z4583 1976), 5 issues.

Dates: Created: 1990-1999

Miscellanea, 1920-2001

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: Series 4
Scope and Contents

3 folders

Dates: Created: 1920-2001

Sketch of Charles Williams by Anne Spalding, "with best Christmas wishes to Anne Ridler, 1945", 1942-1945

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: Folder 2
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"9.5" x 12", 1p.

Dates: Created: 1942-1945

Notes, 1937-1969

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: Series 5
Scope and Contents

2 folders

Dates: Created: 1937-1969

Correspondence, including letters with the Charles Williams Society, Charles Hadfield, Roma A. King, Gavin Ashenden, Georgette Versinger, and others, 1990-2001

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: Folder 8
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The letter dated July 26, 2001 was enclosed in the proof copy of To Michal from Serge now in the Wade Center’s book collection (see end of finding aid). 32pp.

Dates: Created: 1990-2001

Notebook belonging to Anne Ridler in which she has recorded what she describes as "Charles Williams loquitur' [his obiter dicta], n.d.

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 13
Identifier: Folder 13
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Also includes brief photocopied articles on Anne Ridler. 8 handwritten pp. + 1p. article.

Dates: Created: n.d.

Publications, 1943-2011

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: Series 6
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5 folders

Dates: Created: 1943-2011

Miscellaneous items and unpublished pieces, 1959-2001

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: Folder 10
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Dates: Created: 1959-2001

Original envelopes which held items in this collection, some with handwritten notes and addresses on the front, 1945-2001

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 11
Identifier: Folder 11
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All pertinent information from the envelopes was noted on the pieces removed from them. 4 envelopes.

Dates: Created: 1945-2001

Articles, 1945-2011

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 14
Identifier: Folder 14
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Dates: Created: 1945-2011

Unpublished Materials, 1951-2000

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: Series 7
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12 folders

Dates: Created: 1951-2000

Henderson, Kate. "Charles Williams: The Early Poetry" paper, 1991-1992

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 19
Identifier: Folder 19
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(February 22, 1992, Oxford University). Also includes a typed outline titled "Charles Williams and the Dominions of Love: A Critical Analysis and Critical Edition of The Silver Stair, Poems of Conformity, Divorce, and Windows of Night (December 17, 1991, New College). 24pp.

Dates: Created: 1991-1992

Jones, Rufus M. "The Affirmative and Negative Ways in the Pseudo-Dionysius," typed transcript from Studies in Mystical Religion, ca. 1951

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 20
Identifier: Folder 20
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pp. 105-108 (Macmillan, 1909). Includes envelope address to Ridler. 7pp.

Dates: Created: ca. 1951

Mecalf, Stephen. "The Dance Along the Artery: T.S. Eliot and Charles Williams," handwritten paper, ca. 2000

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 21
Identifier: Folder 21
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Includes a letter to Ridler from Medcalf and a large envelope. 67pp.

Dates: Created: ca. 2000

Ridler, Anne. "Charles Williams: Intelligence of Love", ca. 1993

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 22
Identifier: Folder 22
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Various drafts and related notes. 70pp.

Dates: Created: ca. 1993

Ridler, Anne. "Charles Williams and T.S. Eliot: Affirmation and the Quality of Disbelief", n.d.

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 23
Identifier: Folder 23
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Various drafts. 28pp.

Dates: Created: n.d.

Ridler, Anne. Introduction to "The House by the Stable" by Charles Williams, January 3, 1960

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 24
Identifier: Folder 24
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BBC Radio broadcast transcript. 6pp.

Dates: Created: January 3, 1960

Articles, 1943-2001

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: Folder 15
Scope and Contents


Dates: Created: 1943-2001

Ridler, Anne. "The Poetry of Charles Williams", ca. 1993

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 25
Identifier: Folder 25
Scope and Contents

Various drafts and related notes, and 2 envelopes. 32pp.

Dates: Created: ca. 1993

Ridler, Anne et al. Various notes on the Taliessin poems by Charles Williams, continued, 1980

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 27
Identifier: Folder 27
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Includes a folder titled "Alice Mary's [Hadfield] Taliessin" containing notes and some correspondence. 38pp.

Dates: Created: 1980

Ridler, Anne et al. Various notes the Taliessin poems by Charles Williams, continued, 1990

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 28
Identifier: Folder 28
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Includes an envelope titled "Vivian Ridler's file: Charles Williams books production notes, etc." Also includes map of Europe with overlaid female body. 18pp.

Dates: Created: 1990

"The Commonplace Book: Charles Williams's Early Approach to the Arthurian Poetry" by Georgette Versinger, 1999-2000

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Identifier: Folder 16
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Mythlore vol. 22, no. 3. Winter 1999. Includes an envelope and letter dated March 21, 2000. 11pp.

Dates: Created: 1999-2000

Anne Ridler Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Wade-B-1

The Anne Ridler Collection contains correspondence and other documents relating to the life and work of Anne Ridler, poetess, playwright, and editor. Materials in the collection are primarily focused on Charles Williams.

Dates: Created: 1920-2011

Ridler, Anne. Various short works, 1957-1979

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 29
Identifier: Folder 29
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Dates: Created: 1957-1979

Introduction by Charles Williams to The English Poems of John Milton

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 17
Identifier: Folder 17
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(London: Oxford UP, 1940). Stapled inside a paper cover with an inscription by Williams which reads: "for Anne / C.W. / Dec. / 40." In envelope with annotations by Anne Ridler. Pages numbered ix-xxii. 1 pamphlet and 1 envelope.

Dates: Created: 1943-2011

Large excerpt from Witchcraft by Charles Williams, 1940-1941

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 18
Identifier: Folder 18
Scope and Contents

(London: Faber & Faber, 1941). Includes pages: 13-16, 209-311, with a stamp dated December 20, 1940 and another set of pages 305-316 with a stamp dated February 3, 1941. 64pp.

Dates: Created: 1940-1941

Versinger, Georgette. "Charles Williams's Imagination of the Fall and Redemption in The Advent of Galahad", 2000

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 30
Identifier: Folder 30
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Talk given to the CW Society and published in the Newsletter (February 5, 2000). Includes a letter dated February 21, 2000, an envelope, and a sheet headed "Queries about CW's Plays." 26pp.

Dates: Created: 2000

Two photo albums featuring a couple photos of Williams, Michal, Michael, and vairous photos of friends in the circle of Williams admirers, including Alice Mary Hadfield

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: Item 31
Scope and Contents

Also include photos of Ridler's trips to Italy, and British landscape photos. 2 albums (at end of archive), original prints stored in the Williams Photograph Collection. Copies of the photos are in this folder. 21pp.

Dates: Created: 1951-2000