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Literary: "Marlborough: His Life and Times": correspondence., 16 Dec 1929 - 31 Dec 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/595

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Correspondents include: Representatives of George G Harrap and Company (41) including Charles Wood on proof-reading matters for volume 4 of "Marlborough" (35), and George Harrap and Walter Harrap; "Waldyram" [12th Lord Waldegrave] on papers possibly relevant to WSC's research; Ridley Pakenham-Walsh on illustrations and proof-reading for the book (9); "Rock" [5th Lord Cholmondeley, earlier Lord Rocksavage] on an illustration for the book and his exercise programme for CSC; Keith Feiling (2) and Edward Marsh (2) commenting on proofs of the book; Charles Scribner on book royalties and reviews (3); Lieutenant-Commander J H Owen sending WSC a copy of his book; 1st Lord Mamhead [earlier Robert Newman]; Brigadier-General Edward Spears inviting WSC to a Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire regimental dinner (2); Brigadier-General Sir James Edmonds of the Military Branch of the Historical Section, on Pakenham-Walsh; 8th Duke of Buccleuch [and 10th Duke of Queensberry, earlier Walter Montagu-Douglas-Scott] on plans and illustrations of battles; Maurice Ashley [WSC's researcher]; 10th Lord Cavan; Charles Bean, Official Historian of the First World War for the Australian Government; representatives of the Sunday Times on awarding WSC a gold medal for "Marlborough" and serial rights (4).Also includes: copy letters from WSC to those mentioned above and to William Deakin [WSC's literary assistant]; George Trevelyan and Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] on proof-reading "Marlborough"; Eduard Benes [President of the Czechoslovak Republic, later Czech Republic and Slovakia] introducing Deakin; Lord Kemsley [earlier James Berry] on WSC's gold medal for "Marlborough"; a letter to be read at the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire regimental dinner on behalf of WSC [written by Pakenham-Walsh with annotations by WSC]; rough accounts for research work.All the material dates from the late thirties with the exception of the Edmonds letter.


  • Creation: 16 Dec 1929 - 31 Dec 1938

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