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Literary: various correspondence., 09 Jan 1943 - 30 Dec 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/707

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: representatives of MacMillan and Company including Daniel MacMillan, [Chairman and Managing Director], and Lovat Dickson, [Director], on managing their works by WSC (14); James Drawbell, [Editor] of the Sunday Chronicle, on a tribute by WSC to Rupert Brooke; Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz] on reprinting articles by WSC in the United States and an article and book by Reves; Sir Malcolm Robertson, [Chairman] of the British Council, on the Spanish publication of "Thoughts and Adventures"; Arthur Deakin, Acting General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union, on a Swedish man claiming to be the driver of the train in which WSC escaped from the Transvaal [South Africa] during the Boer War; [David] Percy Davies, [Editor] of the News of the World, inviting WSC to the paper's centenary lunch; Alfred Burne; representatives of Curtis Brown Limited (2); Lord Southwood [earlier Julius Elias, Chairman and Managing Director of Odham's Press Limited], increasing his offer for exclusive world copyright of WSC's future memoirs of the war; Lady Margaret Douglas-Home.Also includes copy letters from WSC's office to those mentioned above and from George Harvie-Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC] to Sir Malcolm Robertson.Other subjects include: requests to publish extracts from WSC's works and to use quotations; proposals for WSC to write articles; the publication and rights of various works by WSC abroad; offers to reprint works by WSC; the film rights of "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples".Also includes: US reviews of Emery Reves' "A Democratic Manifesto"; the texts of an article by Reves, "Should the British Empire be broken up?", and WSC's tribute to Rupert Brooke; a painted menu card for the launch of the Spanish edition of "Thoughts and Adventures".

Dates

  • 09 Jan 1943 - 30 Dec 1943

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Extent

1 item(s) (1 file (109 loose folios).)

Language of Materials

English

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