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Literary: various correspondence., 15 Jan 1940 - 27 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/680

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Josephine Parr [former secretary to WSC] offering her services; Emile Rieu, Literary and Academic Adviser at Methuen and Company (2); representatives of Cassell and Company (3), including a Director, Sir Newman Flower, on the destruction of Cassell's premises in an air raid; Douglas Jerrold, Director of Eyre and Spottiswoode Limited (3); George Campbell on publishing "Lord Randolph Churchill" in Sweden (6); Brendan Bracken (3); Rubeigh Minney, Editor of the Strand Magazine, on reproducing WSC's paintings in the magazine; officials of the Ministry of Information, including Guy Innes (21); M V Wren, Private Secretary to Sir Julien Cahn, on a reference for Olive Harrington [former secretary to WSC] (2); Mary Shearburn on work and her reasons for leaving her post as one of WSC's secretaries (3); Daniel MacMillan, [Chairman and Managing Director of] MacMillan and Company, on subjects including a proposed Polish anthology of WSC's sayings (4); Victor Mallet [British Minister in Sweden] on Swedish sales of WSC's works.Other subjects include: requests to publish extracts from WSC's books in various forms and to quote and reproduce photographs; offers to reprint works by WSC; the publication and rights of various works by WSC abroad; matters arising from the liquidation of Thornton Butterworth Limited; producing a Czech biography of WSC; WSC contributing to a publication featuring letters from Horatio Nelson and Lord Hood; a play about Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough; WSC's finances in the United States.Also includes: transcripts of two letters from Nelson to Francis Drake from 1795 and 1800; a list of WSC's articles for the Strand Magazine; copies of the preface, contents page, extracts and a press cutting concerning a biography of WSC by Lawrence Fernsworth; copies of references for Mary Shearburn going back to 1931; a booklet containing photographs and extracts from WSC's wartime speeches published by Hodder and Stoughton Limited; royalty statements from the Johannesburg [South Africa] Sunday Express and George G Harrap and Company.


  • 15 Jan 1940 - 27 Dec 1941

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