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Literary: miscellaneous correspondence, A-J., Sep 1946 - Feb 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/44

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Randolph Churchill on an expedition to Benghazi [Libya] in June 1942; Eric Baume, European Editor of Truth Newspapers, on publishing WSC's articles, "The World's Great Stories Retold" (3); Geoffrey Mason [WSC's banker] (2); William Chenery, publisher, Collier's Magazine, sending on best wishes and an article; Somerset de Chair on Julius Caesar; representatives of George G Harrap and Company including J H H Gaute and George Harrap (10), mainly on WSC signing copies of his books; Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall; representatives of Jarrolds Publishers Limited including director Cherry Kearton (6). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Chips Gemmell, [Edmund] Oddy, and Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel]; Prime Minister's Private Secretary Gwen Davies; [literary assistant] Denis Kelly.Other subjects include: requests to reproduce WSC's paintings, extracts from speeches, articles, works, etc.; WSC's comments on European unity; gifts of books from WSC; copyright and royalty payments; requests for assistance with biographies of Generals Orde Wingate and Mark Clark; a 1915 letter from Prince Louis of Battenberg to WSC [later Louis Mountbatten and 1st Lord Milford Haven].Also includes: extracts from 1942 letter from Randolph, election broadcast by WSC (14 February 1950), and "The Last Victory" by Ray Murphy; various cuttings, including reprint of WSC's painting "Reflections at St Jean" and a Collier's article on WSC; copy of BBC script of "Scrapbook for 1912"; remittance advice from Esquire Incorporated; text of talk by WSC on books and reading; royalty reports from Curtis Brown Limited and Charles Scribner's Sons; copies and galley proofs of 1915 letters from 1st Lord Curzon [then Lord Privy Seal], Battenberg and WSC; Danish booklet, containing translations of speeches by WSC made in Denmark; first page proof of "Julius Caesar's Commentaries" by de Chair; copy of "In Fact" news-sheet containing an article on WSC; slip by Martin Gilbert [official biographer of WSC] indicating ?removal of 2 letters.


  • Sep 1946 - Feb 1951

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