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Literary: correspondence concerning "My Early Life"., Oct 1946 - Sep 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/35

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Correspondents include: Viola [Violet] Lady Apsley [earlier Violet Bathurst] on quoting WSC on fox-hunting (2); representatives of Odhams Press Limited including [William] Surrey Dane [Vice-Chairman and Managerial Consultant] (15); representatives of the BBC (17); Allen Lane of Penguin Books offering to publish the book; Sir George Bull; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] (2); B W Cummins, honorary editor of the Swimming Times, on quoting WSC on swimming (5). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Monica Graham, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Elizabeth Gilliatt, and Vanda Salmon.Other subjects include: other requests for permission to use extracts from the book including WSC's escape from the Boers, his time at Harrow [School, Middlesex], the battle of Omdurman [Sudan], and his election to the House of Commons in 1900; WSC's BBC fees going to the Churchill Homes for Elderly People; French, German, and Japanese editions of the book.Also includes: various extracts to be quoted; BBC agreement slips and copies of scripts including (1) by Leslie Baily; copy of "The School Guidance Worker"; cuttings from the Swimming Times.


  • Creation: Oct 1946 - Sep 1951

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