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Literary: various correspondence., 14 Sep 1937 - 31 Dec 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/594

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Correspondents include: Sir John Marriott on the projected 1910 Coalition Government; Maurice Gamelin, Vice-Admiral Emile-Paul Guepratte and others thanking WSC for copies of ["My Early Life"]; Arthur Asquith praising "The River War"; Longmans, Green and Company (8) on subjects including WSC writing the foreword for "Alarms and Excursions" by General Sir Tom Bridges (6); General Sir Hubert Gough on a memorial to the 5th Army; Adam Marshall Diston (15) on subjects including the preparation of articles for WSC; Reeves Shaw, Editor of the Strand Magazine (4); Junior Baruch on "Great Contemporaries"; Geoffrey Faber and Allen Lane of Penguin Books proposing publications by WSC on foreign affairs; Sir Cuthbert Headlam asking WSC to endorse the Army Quarterly; Edward Shanks on WSC quoting from Shanks' books; H A Pollock, editor at George Newnes Limited (4); Richard Raynsford on an article for the Fighting Forces; Rubeigh Minney, Editor of the Sunday Referee, on an article about WSC; Charles Bean, Official Historian of the First World War for the Australian Government, on WSC's account of Gallipoli in volume 3 of "The World Crisis"; Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi on WSC writing an introduction to his book "Total State-Total Man" (2); "Scribe" [Sir Edward Grigg, later Lord Altrincham] (2); Josephine Parr (5), Mary Penman and Olive Harrington on secretarial vacancies; George G Harrap and Company (2); Ethel, Lady Desborough praising an article; Violet Pearman [former secretary of WSC] on her health; Alan Lascelles [Private Secretary to King George VI] on WSC signing a copy of [volume 4 of "Marlborough: His Life and Times"]; Kingsley Martin, Editor of the New Statesman and Nation, on an interview with WSC (2).Other subjects include: arrangements and queries over articles by WSC on divorce, German colonies, emigration to the Dominions, etc.; the Official Secrets Acts and freedom of the press; WSC writing the forward for a "Biographical Dictionary of the British Empire"; the prospect of future colonisation and Jewish settlement in Australia.Also includes: copy letters from WSC to those mentioned above and to Constance, Lady Leconfield, on her brother, 5th Lord Rosebery; and Brendan Bracken asking for advice on subjects for American articles; galley proofs and notes for the introduction to "Alarms and Excursions"; cuttings on "My Early Life"; a recommendation for Millicent Broomhead [Secretary to WSC] and a rota for secretarial work at Chartwell.


  • Creation: 14 Sep 1937 - 31 Dec 1938

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