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Public and Political: General: correspondence and papers concerning the action brought by William Griffin, editor and publisher of the New York Enquirer [United States], against WSC., Mar 1942 - Jun 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/454

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir Thomas Barnes, Treasury Solicitor (26); John Foster [First Secretary] (British Embassy, Washington) (4); [Bernard] Sendall [Principal Private Secretary to Minister of Information]; Lovat Dickson [Director] of MacMillan and Company (3); Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin], British Ambassador to the United States (2); [Maurice] Bathurst [Legal Adviser, British Embassy, Washington] (2); [Frank] Lawton [Principal Assistant Treasury Solicitor] (3). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill and "E S L" [Elizabeth Layton], and [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] "J H P" [John Peck].Subjects covered by the include: Griffin going missing, then being imprisoned prior to criminal proceedings for Nazi activities; the progress of the case, including its eventual discontinuance; a suggestion to pay WSC's literary royalties to the British Embassy; deciding the costs; gifts of "The World Crisis" to Lawton and Barnes.Also includes: cutting on Griffin going missing; notes from Barnes on the case, including a discussion with US Assistant Attorney-General Shea; copies of legal papers for the discontinuation of the case, including details of WSC's account with Charles Scribner's Sons.


  • Mar 1942 - Jun 1945

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