Letter from Aline Burch s to S. S. Koteliansky (29/01/1948)




[[MS 2750/72/9]]




S.S.Koteliansky, Esq., 
5 Acacia Road, 
St.John's Wood, N.W.8.


29th January, 1948.


Dear Mr. Koteliansky,


Further to our recent telephone conversation, I find that last July we received a cable from a Leon Lear of New York offering a hundred dollars for permission to use 'Stavrogin's Confession' in an anthology. Mr. Woolf accepted this and yesterday we received a cheque from Lear for £25. It would now appear probable that there is some connection between this man and Crown Publications, and we are investigating this.


Meanwhile, I am enclosing a cheque for £53.17.6d. which is the £25 from Lear plus all royalties and permission fees due to you up to January 31st 1948. A detailed royalty statement is also enclosed.


I will write to you again as soon





as we have untangled the Lear and Crown Publications situation.


Yours sincerely, | for The Hogarth Press Ltd.



1. Aline Burch.

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Source: MS 2750/72/9

Letter from Aline Burch s to S. S. Koteliansky (29/01/1948)


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Burch informs that Newman Wolsey's directors are going to get in touch regarding Stavrogin's Confession. The letter also mentions being unable to trace an application from an Indian publisher for permission to use The Gentleman from San Francisco

Typescript letter unsigned