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Literary: correspondence with consultants and others on "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples", A-C., Feb 1940 - Aug 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/26

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Correspondents include: Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] (9); [George] Gordon Allen on Trafalgar; 1st Lord Bracken; Alan Hodge (4); Sir Samuel Chapman sending a speech; Asa Briggs; Alan Bullock; Alfred Burne; Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz] on WSC autographing a copy for the Brazilian translator; representatives of Cassell and Company including directors Desmond Flower and Sir Newman Flower (53); Denis Brogan (3); Vivian Galbraith, [Director] of the Institute of Historical Research, University of London (2); A L Rowse; John Colville on drafting the epilogue to volume 4 ("The Great Democracies"). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Anthony Montague Browne, Doreen Pugh, Gillian Maturin, Elizabeth Gilliatt, Grace Hamblin, Kathleen Hill, and Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel]; [literary assistant] Denis Kelly; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Bernard Baruch.Subjects covered by the file include: comments on the history including errors found; discussion of matters covered, including Catholicism, Vikings in America, and Britain and the United States at the end of the 19th century; matters concerning production and printing including comments on the proofs, page layout, the publication date, the title for volume 4, and a paperback edition; United States income; publication, serial and foreign rights; a proposal for WSC to take part in a US broadcast; WSC laying the foundation stone for a Cassell's building; copies going on the voyage of the Mayflower II.Also includes: signed 1950 memorandum between WSC and Cassell's and Amalgamated Press; paper on Joan of Arc; notes from Bullock; 1940 synopsis of the book indicating chapters and suggested reading; list of revisions to the text; page proof; Cassell's spring list; Woburn Abbey [Bedfordshire] booklet; lists of people to be sent presentation and inscribed copies; example of Mayflower bookplate; estimated receipts for the book.


  • Feb 1940 - Aug 1962

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