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Literary: correspondence with and about Sir Edward Marsh., Oct 1933 - Oct 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/2

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Others correspondents include: Sir William Haley, [Editor] of the Times, on WSC writing a tribute on Marsh's death (2); 10th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [earlier Lord Bruce]; James Stewart-Murray [?9th Duke of Atholl]; David Garnett on his publishing a volume of T E Lawrence's [T E Shaw, "Lawrence of Arabia"] letters. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: Denis Kelly [literary assistant to WSC]; secretaries Grace Hamblin, Anthony Montague Browne, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], and Chips Gemmell; Prime Minister's Private Secretaries John Colville, David Pitblado, and Peter Oates.Other matters discussed between Marsh and WSC include: Marsh's comments on volume 6 ["Triumph and Tragedy"], part 2 [of "The Second World War"] and volume 4 [of "Marlborough: His Life and Times"]; WSC's escape from the Boers; requests for WSC's autograph for acquaintances; the coverage of Polish issues in WSC's war memoirs; thanks for complimentary copies of WSC's books; publishing WSC's "Scorpio" letter; Royal Academy matters; recommendations for "Judgement Day" by Elmer Rice and "St Helena" by R C Sherriff; WSC quoting Sir William Watson; Marsh's edited version of "War and Peace"; the deaths of Frederick Guest and Mary, Lady Wemyss; a potential libel case over Geoffrey Dennis' "Coronation Commentary"; Marsh's pension.Also includes: extract from a letter from Christopher Hassall; list of comments made by WSC on Poland during World War II.


  • Creation: Oct 1933 - Oct 1954

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