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Literary: various correspondence., 18 Jan 1944 - 05 Jan 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/711

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Correspondents include: representatives of MacMillan and Company including Lovat Dickson, [Director], on managing their works by WSC (25); Guy Millard (Foreign Office); officials of the Ministry of Information including Bernard Sendall (3); Curtis Brown Limited on WSC's war memoirs; Lod de Haas (6) on subjects including signing WSC's arrest warrant during the Boer War (with a transcript of a 1908 letter from WSC to Haas); George Harvie-Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC]; Alfred Burne; P J Sloan, the nephew of Joe McHenry, who allegedly assisted WSC in his escape from the Boers.Also includes copy letters and notes from Brendan Bracken and officials of WSC's Private Office including John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] and John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to those mentioned above and others.Other subjects include: the publication, rights, and royalties of various works by WSC abroad, including concern over regulations regarding "trading with the enemy"; suggested corrections to WSC's books; a book on WSC by Renato de Sa published in Portuguese India; requests to publish extracts from WSC's works, or articles by WSC, and to quote and reproduce illustrations.Also includes: an agreement for the Icelandic publishing rights of "My Early Life"; a royalty statement from Curtis Brown.


  • Creation: 18 Jan 1944 - 05 Jan 1945

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