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Literary: correspondence concerning the Chartwell Literary Trust and Birthday Trust, many with Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor]., Feb 1946 - Mar 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/41A-B

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Other correspondents include: Sir Cullum Welch, Lord Mayor [of London], on WSC's donation to the National Hungarian and Central European Relief Fund; 2nd Lord Colwyn [earlier Sir Frederic Smith], Chairman of Anglo-Egyptian Aid Society, appealing for a donation; Leslie Graham-Dixon; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip]; H V Boarland, HM Inspector of Taxes, Inland Revenue (4); Robert Marshall [Private Secretary to Sir Norman Brook]; Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary of the Cabinet]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Doreen Pugh, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Elizabeth Gilliatt, and Chips Gemmell; [literary assistant] Denis Kelly; Prime Minister's Private Secretary John Colville; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Edward Martell and 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Telegraph].Other subjects include: the status of WSC's private papers concerning World War II; matters concerning "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples", including the Time-Life serialisation; the setting up and running of the literary trust; matters concerning the war memoirs ("The Second World War"), including WSC's agreement with the Daily Telegraph, United States copyright, and details of the division of payment; matters concerning WSC's financial and tax position, including his status as a writer, United States taxes, the effect of the devaluation of the pound, insurance against death duties, and arrangements for his children and others; discussion of the content and management of WSC's archives; requests for permission to quote from literary trust letters; Chartwell estate [Kent] matters; other birthday trust donations.Also includes: various legal papers from Fladgate and Company, including opinions from Graham-Dixon; papers concerning and copies of the literary settlement; drafts of agreements between WSC and the Daily Telegraph and the literary trustees and the Telegraph; details of the distribution of the purchase price of the memoirs; memorandum of preliminary consultation between CSC and Brendan Bracken; 1950 budget paper; notes on WSC's papers by Kelly and Brook.


  • Creation: Feb 1946 - Mar 1957

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