Literary: correspondence concerning permission to quote from WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War"), "My Early Life" and speeches.

Reference code: CHUR 4/56

Part of: CHUR 4
Next record: CHUR 4/57A-B
Previous record: CHUR 4/55

Date: Jul 1949 - Feb 1956

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Correspondents include: representatives of the BBC, particularly B H Alexander of the copyright department, (5) including (2) on plans and payment for overseas broadcasts of readings from the memoirs for the German, Russian, and Latin American sections; Arnold Toynbee, Director of Studies, Royal Institute of International Affairs; representatives of the Daily Telegraph, including Douglas Rees, private secretary to 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief] (5) and Colin Coote, Managing Editor; representatives of Fladgate and Company including Anthony Moir [WSC's solicitor] (5); "Brookie", 1st Lord Alanbrooke [earlier Sir Alan Brooke]; representatives of Cassell and Company including [Chief editor] Arthur Hayward (3); Virginia Cowles (Mrs Aidan Crawley) on her book on WSC (2); Frederick Leishman [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] on the Free Poland Bulletin using extracts from the memoirs; 1st Lord Hankey; Robert Lusty, director of Michael Joseph Limited on WSC commending C S Forester's "Captain Hornblower"; Hilary Saunders, Librarian, House of Commons; Antony Brett-James. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Doreen Pugh, Gillian Maturin, and Chips Gemmell; Prime Minister's Private Secretary John Colville; [literary assistant] Charles Wood.

Other subjects include: producing abridged versions of WSC's works; a plan to exhibit a corrected page proof from the memoirs.

Also includes: RAF Melksham (Wiltshire) souvenir programme 1949; BBC cheque counterfoils, fee payments, and transcription forms; short extracts from WSC's speeches of 11 September and 8 October 1940, and the text of his speech (4 February 1943) to the New Zealand division at Tripoli [Libya]; Velhagen and Klasing [German publishers] material; extracts from "Their Finest Hour" [volume 2 of the memoirs]; copies of de Ontmijiner [in Flemish] and Bomb Disposal Bulletin; Young Womens' Christian Association leaflets and script featuring WSC quote.

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