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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": correspondence., 04 Jan 1940 - 17 Dec 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/658

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: William Deakin [WSC's literary assistant]; Edward Marsh recounting a tribute to WSC in a letter from Siegfried Sassoon; Alan Bullock (6) on subjects including preparing the "Epilogue" and postponing the publishing of the book; Desmond Flower, Director of Cassell and Company, on WSC fulfilling his contract and receiving payments (7); Brendan Bracken on financial matters connected with the book (6); George Young on using material from the book in a history of British government and the need for Cabinet discussions to remain private (4); representatives of George G Harrap and Company, particularly Walter Harrap and Charles Wood (14), on subjects including payment for Harrap's work on the book and a dispute over a printer's bill from Sheratt and Hughes; Charles Wood (in a private capacity) commenting on the dispute over the bill.Other subjects include: proof-reading, payments, and preparation of material for the "English-Speaking Peoples"; the possible Swedish publication of the book; publishing a further volume of WSC's speeches.Also includes: a provisional list of chapters for the book; a draft by Bullock of the issues which should be treated in the "Epilogue"; comments by Wood on a report by Eyre and Spottiswoode and a letter from Walter Harrap regarding the dispute over the printer's bill; copy of report from Eyre and Spottiswoode on the matter.

Dates

  • 04 Jan 1940 - 17 Dec 1940

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Extent

1 item(s) (1 file (108 loose folios).)

Language of Materials

English

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