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Literary: correspondence on offers for WSC's war memoirs, other works and lecture tours., Jul 1945 - Jun 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/6

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Correspondents include: Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] (2); "Johnny", John G Churchill; [William] Surrey Dane; 1st Lord Southwood [earlier Julius Elias, Chairman and Managing Director of Odham's Press Limited]; Arthur Christiansen, Editor of the Daily Express; Adam Marshall Diston of the Daily Sketch; "Eric", 3rd Lord Long of Wraxall; Winston Guest; Stafford Somerfield, News of the World Features Editor; Spencer Curtis Brown (8); Frederick Allen, Editor of Harper's Magazine; William Randolph Hearst (2); Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada; J Kingsbury Smith, European General Manager of the International News Service (4); 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief] of the Daily Telegraph; Charles Smith of King Features Syndicate (4); Marshall Field of the Chicago Sun [United States]; John Winant [United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom]; Helen Reid (Mrs Ogden Reid), Editor of the New York Herald Tribune [United States] (3); [Cyrus] Sulzberger, Chief Foreign Correspondent of the New York Times, attempting to arrange an interview with WSC (5); Arthur Sulzberger, [publisher] of the New York Times (3); Randolph Churchill; John Wheeler, of the North American Newspaper Alliance (8); Edward Castle [later Lord Castle of Islington], Assistant Editor of Picture Post; George Slocombe; Charles Eade, [Editor] of the Sunday Dispatch. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Kathleen Hill, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], and Elizabeth Layton; Sarah [Oliver, earlier Sarah Churchill, later Sarah Beauchamp, later Sarah, Lady Audley]; Sir Desmond Morton [WSC's Personal Assistant]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz], Konstantinos Tsaldaris [Greek Prime Minister], and George Papandreou [former Prime Minister of Greece].Other subjects include: offers for WSC to lecture in Australia and New Zealand; foreign language rights and British and United States newspaper and magazine rights in the memoirs; offers for WSC to write articles on various subjects for British, US and Canadian publications.


  • Jul 1945 - Jun 1947

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