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Literary: various correspondence., 31 Dec 1939 - 31 Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/657

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Correspondents include: Edward Chatterton on correcting statements in an article by WSC on Q-boats in the Sunday Chronicle; Stefan Lorant, Editor of Picture Post, on a special issue telling the story of the Battle of the River Plate; John Perowne (Foreign Office) and 11th Lord Lothian [British Ambassador in the United States] on WSC writing an article for Atlantic Monthly; William Chenery, Editor of Collier's magazine; representatives of George G Harrap and Company on getting an introduction to Lord Stanley [17th Lord Derby] and "Arms and the Covenant" (7); 6th Lord Hood [Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] on Penguin Books publishing a selection of WSC's speeches; Sir Humphrey Milford of the Oxford University Press, on quoting from WSC's speeches; Allen Lane of Penguin Books Limited on publishing "Thoughts and Adventures" (2); C E Bechofer Roberts asking for help securing war-work (6); Leonard Crocombe, Editor of Tit-Bits, on publishing "When I Was Young" by WSC (2); Adam Marshall Diston on a series of articles on WSC's career with Answers and help in securing work (4).Other subjects include: offers to publish and reprint works by WSC; requests for WSC to write pieces; the Brazilian publication of "My Early Life".Also includes: royalty statements from Harrap's for 1939; hand-written note from WSC to Neville Chamberlain approving Leslie Hore-Belisha writing for the News of the World, annotated by Chamberlain; list of WSC's printed works compiled by W J Bryce Limited; copy letters from WSC to those mentioned above and to Lord Derby introducing George Harrap, and Sir Newman Flower [Director of Cassell and Company] on Chatto and Windus using an extract from one of WSC's speeches.


  • Creation: 31 Dec 1939 - 31 Dec 1940

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