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Notre Dame’s London campus acquires 20th century writer's items

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LONDON—The University of Notre Dame has acquired the library of 20th century English Catholic writer G.K. Chesterton.

The university said Thursday that the London Global Gateway on Trafalgar Square will house items including books, personal effects and art belonging to Chesterton.

Fans visiting London and scholars conducting research will have access to the collection.

Chesterton’s works include the novel, “The Man Who Was Thursday,” in addition to short stories, poems and essays.

In the fall of 1930, Chesterton was a guest lecturer at Notre Dame's South Bend campus and was granted an honorary degree by then university president Rev. Hugh O’Donnell, C.S.C. at the end of his visit.

The library has been housed in the Oxford Oratory since 2013.

Photos seen in video courtesy London Global Gateway/ John Cairns.

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