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Literary: correspondence with representatives of Odhams Press Limited including book department manager C L Shard, [William] Surrey Dane [Vice-Chairman and Managerial Consultant], and Chairmen 1st Lord Southwood [earlier Julius Elias] and Arthur Cousins., Jun 1944 - Dec 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/32

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Other correspondents include: representatives of Nicholl, Manisty, Few and Company, solicitors (10); [Geoffrey] Mason of Lloyds Bank (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Chips Gemmell, Elizabeth Gilliatt, Anne Hipwell and Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel].Subjects covered by the file include: the sale of copyright in various of WSC's works to Odhams; matters concerning the production of new editions of "Lord Randolph Churchill", "My Early Life", "Great Contemporaries", "Thoughts and Adventures" and "Step by Step"; matters arising from the books including WSC's escape from the Boers and the discovery of a note by Sir Henry Drummond Wolff on Lord Randolph's resignation in 1886; stocks of books and other items held by MacMillan and Company; matters concerning WSC's royalties; Italian rights in various works; permission to quote from various works; the serialisation of and copyright in "Maxims and Reflections" (arranged by Colin Coote); WSC providing signed copies of books; a proposal to produce a new volume drawn from WSC's books and speeches; rights in "The River War".Also includes: proofs of illustrations and drafts and proofs for WSC's new foreword and appendix (the 1887 note from Wolff) for "Lord Randolph Churchill"; list of stocks held at MacMillan's; memoranda of agreement for Italian rights in "Step by Step" and "Great Contemporaries"; royalty details; drafts of publisher's notes for new editions of "Thoughts and Adventures", "Great Contemporaries", "Step by Step", and "My Early Life"; proposed contents for new volume of extracts and speeches.


  • Creation: Jun 1944 - Dec 1951

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