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Literary: Thornton Butterworth Limited: business correspondence., 13 Dec 1938 - 08 Dec 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/636

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: representatives of Thornton Butterworth on subjects including an offer to publish a "second 'World Crisis'" at the end of the war; Christina Foyle of W and G Foyle Limited; John Baker, Managing Director of the Reader's Union Limited, on subjects including their edition of "Great Contemporaries" (3); representatives of Odhams Press Limited on their edition of "The World Crisis"; Pieter van der Valk on his Dutch translation of "Great Contemporaries"; George G Harrap and Company on possibly publishing "Step by Step"; Arthur Watson, Managing Editor of the Daily Telegraph, on WSC using a map of China in "Step by Step".Other subjects include: sales of "My Early Life", "Thoughts and Adventures", "Great Contemporaries" and "The World Crisis"; copyright matters and quoting passages from WSC's works; the publication and printing of "Step by Step" and publication details for France, Scandinavia, the United States and an edition in German; WSC's agreement for a series of articles in the Sunday Dispatch.Also includes: total sales of "My Early Life" and "Thoughts and Adventures" to the end of 1938; royalties for WSC's Thornton Butterworth titles; a signed photograph of Thornton Butterworth; a list of WSC's articles on world affairs published in the Evening Standard and the Daily Telegraph; off-print of the title page, contents, preface and the last page of the index for the Reader's Union edition of "Great Contemporaries".


  • 13 Dec 1938 - 08 Dec 1939

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1 item(s) (1 file (136 loose folios).)

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