Letter from John Lehmann to The British Council (02/12/1943)




[[MS 2750/93/66]]


601, Carrington House, Hertford Street,W.1.


Mrs M. Fernald, 
The British Council, 
The College, South Leigh, nr Witney.




Dear Mrs. Fernald,


I think it is about time now that the question of those two piracies from Hogarth Press publications by your magazine Citadel was settled. I do not wish to press you unduly, but I feel that sufficient time has elapsed for you to have received information from Cairo. What leads me to write now, however, is the fact that a third piracy has occurred, this time of the poem Mews Flat Mona by William Plomer in the October number. In view of the fact that these outrageous piracies are continuing, I do not think I am being unreasonable in asking the British Council to settle the [3 illeg. characters crossed out] whole matter within the course of the next ten days, to pay adequate fees, and to give me assurances that it will not occur again. I should be very sorry to have to refer to my Solicitors and take any other measures to guard against misuse of the copyright material.


Yours sincerely,

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Reproduced with permission from Penguin Random House UK Archive and Library owner of the Hogarth Press archive collection, held by the University of Reading Special Collections

Source: MS 2750/93/66

Letter from John Lehmann to The British Council (02/12/1943)


University of Reading, Special Collections

Lehmann writes in regard to the piracy of various Hogarth Press materials which remains unsettled. He gives 10 days for a settlement before he involves his solicitors.

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