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Literary: offers, foreign rights, and miscellaneous correspondence., Feb 1945 - Aug 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/7A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: [William] Surrey Dane (2); representatives of the BBC (4); representatives of Nicholl, Manisty, Few and Company, solicitors (8); William Chenery, Publisher of Collier's Magazine (20); Charles Eade, [Editor] of the Sunday Dispatch, on "Forever Again"; Guy Schofield, Editor of the Evening News; Charles Curran, Features Editor, Evening Standard, on WSC's opinion of cartoonist David Low; Robert Lusty, director of Michael Joseph Limited (2); [Geoffrey] Mason of Lloyds Bank (4); Lovat Dickson, [Director] of MacMillan and Company; Morley Adams on producing a life of WSC as a picture strip (7); Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz] (2); Arthur Penn, Treasurer to Queen [Elizabeth]; Thomas Harvey [Private Secretary to the Queen]; William Richardson, Editor, Reynolds News, on serialising Elliott Roosevelt's book on the wartime allied meetings; Charles Scribner (6); Terence White on writing a biography of Kevin O'Higgins. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Kathleen Hill, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Anne Hipwell, and Elizabeth Gilliatt; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to George Nicholls [High Commissioner for Union of South Africa in the United Kingdom].Other subjects include: foreign language rights and permission to use extracts from various of WSC's works; offers for WSC to write on various subjects including the Soviet Union's position in Europe; criticism of WSC in an article by Martin Sommers; offers to publish and the radio rights in WSC's war memoirs; requests for WSC's signature; an unauthorised exhibition of prints of WSC's paintings; an enquiry over "Mr Brodrick's Army"; WSC broadcasting a recording for a New York dinner; arranging the sending of complimentary copies of the Readers Digest to Field Marshal Jan Smuts and the Queen; providing complementary copies of "Marlborough: His Life and Times" in the United States.Also includes: "My Faith" (American Weekly) booklet; text of a BBC talk on WSC by Guy Eden; list of guests for a luncheon for Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council] in the US; various cuttings and copy of Psychic News; extracts from "Thoughts and Adventures" and 1936 articles by WSC; royalty and account statements from George G Harrap and Company, Skoglunds (Swedish publishers), MacMillan's, and Scribner's; synopsis of Michael Joseph book on the "penny blood"; the Yale University Library Gazette [United States] (April 1946); Jewish Fellowship leaflet.


  • Feb 1945 - Aug 1947

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2 file(s) (2 files (347 loose folios))

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