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Literary: miscellaneous correspondence., Nov 1942 - Dec 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/46

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Henry Morton on WSC's escape from the Boers; Antony Brett-James; Winifred Bull on her WSC quotation calendars (4); Randolph Churchill on Collier's magazine taking colour pictures of WSC; Sir Charles Petrie (2); John Lockhart; Allen Lane of Penguin Books (2); representatives of H A and W L Pitkin Limited (11) on subjects including reproducing a 1941 letter from King George VI to WSC and various of their publications; Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall; Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary of the Cabinet] on Robert Sherwood's biography of Harry Hopkins; William Weech (3); Philip Inman on a book on cigars. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], and Elizabeth Layton; [literary assistants] Denis Kelly and William Deakin; CSC; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Colin Coote and [General 1st Lord] Ismay.Other subjects include: matters concerning John, 1st Duke of Marlborough; various readers' requests; requests for permission to quote WSC and reproduce items; requests for WSC to write pieces; the rights in various of WSC's works; a book by Paul Reynaud [former Prime Minister of France].Also includes: copy of 1899 letter from WSC to Louis de Souza [former South African Secretary for War]; copies of 1950 and 1951 WSC quotation calendars; copy of Collier's magazine featuring an article on WSC and the Conservative Party; royalty reports from Curtis Brown Limited and Charles Scribner's Sons; various cuttings; draft foreword by WSC for book, "The European Movement and the Council of Europe"; extracts from "Marlborough: His Life and Times", WSC's speech [to the International Congress of Physicians, 10 September 1947] on his health, and Weech's "History of the World"; copies of Pitkin's publications on George Bernard Shaw, WSC ("A Pictorial Cavalcade of his life"), and Royalty Illustrated; United States tax exemption certificate; draft Sunday Times announcement of WSC winning their literary prize; galley proof of "H G Wells and the British Empire".Please note that the majority of material dates from 1947 to 1951.


  • Nov 1942 - Dec 1951

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