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Literary: correspondence concerning the British and United States publication of "The War Speeches (Definitive edition)", "The Sinews of Peace", "Europe Unite", "In the Balance", and "Stemming the Tide"., Sep 1946 - Aug 1952

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/39

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] (6); Paul Brooks, Editor-in-Chief, Houghton Mifflin Company, publishers (8); representatives of Cassell and Company including directors Desmond Flower and Sir Newman Flower (20); Lilian Buck [private secretary to Randolph Churchill] (4); Randolph Churchill (6) including (1) on United States domestic politics; Charles Wood on proof reading (3); Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz] (2); representatives of the Nineteenth Century and After Limited, including editor F A Voigt, on publishing "Let Europe Arise", WSC's speech at Zurich [Switzerland] (19 September 1946) (4); [Geoffrey] Mason [WSC's banker]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Chips Gemmell, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Anne Hipwell, and Elizabeth Gilliatt.Subjects covered by the file include: United States publishing rights and royalties; British Empire and Commonwealth rights; WSC's payment from Cassell's; matters concerning the production of the books of speeches including amendments; requests for permission to reproduce speeches; foreign rights including German and Swedish rights.Also includes: drafts and copies (including signed copies) of agreements with Houghton Mifflin and Cassell's; list of corrections; Cassell's account statements; lists of speeches for inclusion in the volumes; review of "Europe Unite"; notice and draft of preface for "In the Balance"; printer's specimen; extract from WSC's [Franklin] Roosevelt Memorial speech (11 October 1946).

Dates

  • Sep 1946 - Aug 1952

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

1 item(s) (1 file (190 loose folios))

Language of Materials

English

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