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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": miscellaneous notes, correspondence on the content and production of the book, and other material., 1938 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/443A-B

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Correspondents [mainly literary assistants and advisers] include: Denis Kelly (3); Brigadier-General [Sir James] Edmonds, of the Military Branch of the Historical Section, on the American Civil War; Alan Bullock on Henry III and Edward I (2); [George] Young on Augustus and Trajan, and the Magna Carta; Alan Hodge on an article on George III and checking books 8 and 9 (3); Robert Wilberforce on likely US Catholic reaction to the book; Sir Alan Lascelles [Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II] on Richard III; Michael Adeane [Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth]. Also includes a note from secretary "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow].Also includes draft material and notes prepared by Kelly, Hodge, Bullock, WSC, Young, and [William Deakin] on: the industrial revolution; Tudor England; the Welsh and Scottish wars of Edward I; Henry II, Henry III, Simon de Montford, and John; the Magna Carta; the French Revolution; William Pitt [1st Lord Chatham] and the American colonies; medieval life; provisional chapter lists.Source material includes: copy of History Today containing an article on King George III by Sir Lewis Namier; pamphlets from the British and Foreign Bible Society; notes on sources in the British Museum manuscript room and on ?possible illustrations; annotated copies of "Did Julius Caesar really defeat Cassivellaunus" by Lieutenant Colonel [Alfred] Burne.


  • 1938 - 1956

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2 file(s) (2 files (234 loose folios))

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