Skip to main content

Cambridge University Libraries are providing a blend of online and controlled in-person services. Please see our website for more details.

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

 File
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.

Dates

  • 28 Jan 1944 - 13 Dec 1944

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Extent

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

Language of Materials

English

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.