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Literary: miscellaneous correspondence., Apr 1940 - Sep 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/4A-B

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Correspondents include: representatives of Cassell and Company Limited (5); Colin Coote, [Managing Editor] of the Daily Telegraph, on producing an anthology of WSC's aphorisms (2); Patrick Kinna (Foreign Office); [William] Surrey Dane [on behalf of Odhams Press Limited] (4); Charles Eade, [Editor] of the Sunday Dispatch, on discussing an idea for a book (3); General Jacob Devers on Ralph Ingersoll's "Top Secret"; George Harvie Watt [WSC's Parliamentary Private Secretary until 1945]; Sir Alexander Korda on books sent by WSC; Walter Graebner [London representative of Time-Life International]; Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] on A L Rowse; Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Clement Attlee] on prints of WSC's Prime Minister's minutes; Charles Scribner; David Selznick; representatives of the Strand Magazine (7); Thomas Hopkinson, Editor of Picture Post. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Kathleen Hill, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to General Sir Hastings Ismay, Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet], and 1st Lord Southwood [earlier Julius Elias].Other subjects include: WSC's visits to Ditchley [Dytchley Park], Oxfordshire, during World War II; matters concerning rights including translation rights for WSC's literary works; the publication of war papers; reproducing WSC's works in various forms; the film rights for "Savrola" and "Lord Randolph Churchill"; reproducing some of WSC's paintings in the Strand Magazine.Also includes: cuttings, including an article from Life magazine featuring WSC's paintings; plan by Eade for writing WSC's war memoirs; notes on "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples" by Vivian Galbraith [Director of the Institute of Historical Research, University of London]; copy of the Reader's Digest featuring some of WSC's speech, "Their Mighty Instrument of Policy" (9 March 1946, Washington [United States]); copies of Strand Magazine (July and August 1946); extract from "Painting as a Pastime".


  • Creation: Apr 1940 - Sep 1946

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