Skip to main content

Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples" and WSC's war memoirs [for World War II]: business correspondence., 28 Jan 1944 - 13 Dec 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/713

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: representatives of Nicholl, Manisty, Few and Company [solicitors] (4); Sir Newman Flower, Director of Cassell and Company (2).Also includes copy letters, drafts and notes from Brendan Bracken, 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry] and officials of WSC's Private Office to those mentioned above and others.Subjects include: the purchase of the film rights to "English-Speaking Peoples" by Sir Alexander Korda; WSC obtaining these rights from Cassell's; WSC giving Cassell's first refusal of the publishing rights for his future memoirs of the war.Also includes: copy of the agreement between WSC and Cassell's for the "English-Speaking Peoples" from February 1933; legal opinions by Kenneth Diplock and Charles Henderson [barristers]; a summary of the position with regard to the publication of the book; note of sums paid to WSC by Cassell's for the book.


  • Creation: 28 Jan 1944 - 13 Dec 1944

Conditions Governing Access



1 item(s) (1 file (107 loose folios).)

Language of Materials


External Documents

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087