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Literary: correspondence on the foreign rights in WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War") and other works, mainly with Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz], Q-Z., Jan 1946 - Apr 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/12A-B

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Other correspondents include: Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor]; William Deakin (3); [William] Surrey Dane of Odhams Press Limited (3); Robert McAlpine [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Chips Gemmell, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], and Anne Hipwell; [literary assistant] Denis Kelly; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Henry Luce [owner and editor of Time Magazine], 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Telegraph], and Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton].Subjects covered by the file include: the threat from the Soviet Union; foreign royalties for various of WSC's works; revising "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples"; matters concerning "The Second World War", including Lithuanian, Russian, Romanian, Serbo-Croat, Spanish and Turkish language rights, revisions and corrections to the text, reaction in various countries, film and radio rights, publication in the Daily Telegraph and the United States, the titles for individual volumes, and setting up a family trust for royalties; Reves' involvement with German State-Secretary Meissner's memoirs; providing overseas publishers with signed photographs of WSC; European federation and reaction to WSC's article on a United States of Europe (1947); Reves' trip to South America (1947); an introduction for Reves to MacMillan; proposals for WSC to broadcast in the US; a suggested film by David Selznick on Lady Randolph Churchill; the French edition of "Step by Step"; various gifts from publishers.Also includes: various cuttings; account statements from Skoglunds (Swedish publishers) and Aldo Garzanti (Italian publishers); Reves' comments on various volumes of the war memoirs; printer's proof of preliminaries for "The Gathering Storm" (volume 1 of the memoirs); details of European newspaper serialisation, publication in volume form, and translations of the memoirs; copies of cables from Camrose; copy of 1940 agreement between WSC and Co-operation (Reves' company) for the rights in Sunday Dispatch articles on WSC's life story; memorandum of meeting between representatives of WSC and Odham's; Annual Report of Schenley Distillers Corporation; postscript to Reves' book, "The Anatomy of Peace".


  • Creation: Jan 1946 - Apr 1955

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