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Literary: correspondence: recordings of speeches and extracts from works. This file primarily consists of business correspondence relating to the rights in speeches recorded privately by WSC in 1949, which were acquired by Decca in 1964. Much of WSC's correspondence is handled by his Private Secretary, Anthony Montague Browne. , 27 Sep 1946 - 24 Apr 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/445A-B

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Correspondents include: O C Preuss (His Master's Voice Gramophone Company) (20), Emery Reves, Anthony Moir [lawyer acting for WSC] (30), J D Bicknell (His Master's Voice Gramophone Company, later Electrical and Musical Industries Ltd) (15), Denis Kelly, Arthur Luce Klein (Spoken Arts Inc), Hugh Greene [Director-General, BBC], George Marek (Vice-President and General Manager, Radio Corporation of America) (2), Leonard Lyons (New York Post), Kenneth Glancy (Vice-President, Columbia Records), Christopher Soames, Sir Edward Lewis (Chairman, Decca Ltd) (4), John Le Vien (Le Vien Films Ltd), Drew Middleton (New York Times) (2), William Hearst junior (Editor in Chief, Hearst Newspapers), Herbert Gfroerer (4), D M Day (First Secretary, British Embassy in the United States).

Other subjects include: correspondence regarding a compilation of WSC's favourite tunes, the text for introduction by WSC for film "My Early Life" (ff 47-49), numerous lists of WSC's recorded speeches, British and United States newspaper cuttings relating to the release of the recorded speeches by Decca (ff 363-372, 380-382).


  • Creation: 27 Sep 1946 - 24 Apr 1965

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