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Public and Political: General: correspondence and papers concerning an action brought by William Griffin, editor and publisher of the New York Enquirer, against WSC for slander over WSC's denial of statements attributed to him by Griffin on the United States' entry into World War I allegedly made during a meeting in August 1936., Jul 1936 - Dec 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/383

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Correspondents include: Thornton Butterworth, publisher; William Stokes, Attorney at Law (3); Louis Levy of Stanchfield and Levy (8) and David Hecht of Leve, Hecht, Hadfield and Clarke (2) on preparing WSC's defence and the progress of the action; United States Senator Robert Reynolds.Also includes: notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill and [Violet] Pearman; copies of various legal papers including a warrant of attachment, consent to the substitution of attorneys, the summons and complaint, sworn affidavits by individuals including Griffin, and a court order; cutting from the New York Enquirer on the action; text of a New York Times article quoting an interview with WSC from August 1939.


  • Creation: Jul 1936 - Dec 1939

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (105 folios))

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