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Cerf, Bennett Alfred, 1898-1971 (publisher)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1898 - 1971

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Bennett Cerf, 1937-1949

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/C1/19
Scope and Contents

With the letters are tear-sheets from a printed article on Cerf mentioning Meynell (1959).

Dates: 1937-1949
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Correspondence relating to Collected stories, by Viola Meynell (Max Reinhardt 1957), 1956-1957

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/A7/2
Scope and Contents The stories were published after her death in 1956. Folder 1 = correspondence including a letter from Alfred A. Knopf Inc. (Henry C. Carlisle) to Viola Meynell, letters between Francis Meynell and publishers (Max Reinhardt and Bennett Cerf), and letters from Jake Dallyn and others after publication Folder 2 = copy, layouts by Meynell, and proofs of newspaper advertisements. With these is correspondence between Meynell and Max Reinhardt and the Stellar Press Folder 3 = covering letters by...
Dates: 1956-1957
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Correspondence with readers (A-C), 1971-1972

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/B55/36
Scope and Contents

These include Marjory Allen, Richard Allen, Esme Anderson, R. Angus, Liliana Archibald, Madge Ashton, Charles, Nicolas Barker, C. H. Baylis, Leonard Beaumont, Reynard Biemiller, Carlotta Bloch, Joseph Blumenthal, Albert Foster Butler, Noel Carrington, Harry Carter, John Carter, Will Carter, Bennett Cerf, Douglas Cleverdon, Laura Cohn, Grace Collier, Barbara Coulter, Sammy Cohen.

Dates: 1971-1972
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Series

General correspondence, 1925-1972

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/D42
Scope and Contents

In the 'pre-war' years, some letters concern individual Nonesuch publications. With the letters are a few announcements and programmes for events related to the Press. From 1936 until 1952 Meynell was not formally part of the Nonesuch business. In the 'post-war' years (items 21ff.), the general correspondence files exclude letters on a single publication (which are in the relevant subseries). Some letters relate to the Nonesuch Library. Some letters are to or from Pamela Zander.

Dates: 1925-1972
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Other correspondence, 1960-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/D20/11
Scope and Contents

Meynell's correspondents include Louis M. Hacker, Oxford University Press (John Brown), Helen Macy, W. R. Phillips, Random House (Bennett Cerf, Charles Antin, Donald Klopfer), Max Reinhardt, W. Harvie Service, and Beatrice Warde.

Dates: 1960-1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Wartime subjects, 1939-1944

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9813/C2/9
Scope and Contents Meynell's file 'War correspondence'. It includes correspondence (mostly carbon copies of outgoing letters) with Alan Barlow, E. Boumphrey, R. A. Butler, Ramon Casanova, Bennett Cerf, P. J. (?) Hancock, Marion Hegarty, Shade (Mrs. Keiller), Robin Kilroy, George Macy, Robert Mennell, P. Messmer, National Council for Civil Liberties, Francis Ogilvy, Hans Popper, Olivia Sowerby, and Alan Steyne. With the letters are some typescript memoranda recording anecdotes and diary entries, and a...
Dates: 1939-1944
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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