Macmillan & Co., Ltd. - Concerning the proposal to sell at a reduced price the stock of 'The Gorgon's Head' and 'Man, God and Immortality': they will postpone this until the summer of 1932, 'in view ... of what you say'.
Macmillan & Co., Ltd. - The sum of £400 will be paid in advance of royalties; has sent out a circular to booksellers with reference to 'The Gorgon's Head' and 'Man, God and Immortality'.
Macmillan & Co. Ltd., St. Martin's Street, London, W.C.2. Dated September 19th, 1928 - Writes with terms for the Ovid Fasti for his nephew Harold, who is away, will pay a royalty of 15% on the published price in England and 10% of the published price in the U.S.; is happy to give an advance of £100 in royalties.
54 Cours Napoléon, Ajaccio, Corse - Mrs Kerr is returning to London, received a letter of thanks from her and a letter from the Admiral apologising for not visiting; did not realise that [Harold] Macmillan was allied with the 9th Duke of Devonshire by marriage; does not know the Comte de Noüe, whom she was to visit; Madame de Pange is about to present a paper on Schlegel and Madame de Staël at the Sorbonne. Accompanied by the envelope addressed to Grosvenor Hotel, London.
Low Ludderburn. - Bad luck that Trevelyan found Dan Macmillan away; has just had a note from Harold Macmillan to say that Dan was ill and that 'he and his partners' would go into the matter once [Trevelyan's] books arrive. Hardly knows Harold; it might be a good thing to wait until Dan recovers. Emphasises that Trevelyan should send a typescript of his "Selected Poems" rather than a pile of books to look through: even the best of publishers have 'hardly any imagination at all' and need help to 'see' the book waiting to be brought out. Has very much enjoyed looking through Trevelyan's work again: "Pusska" is 'particularly incandescent' for the Ransomes at the moment for 'a special reason curled up in a basket'.
Letters from Clement Atlee, Hugh Gaitskell, Michael Ramsay, Jo Grimond, Edouard Benes, Konrad Adenauer, Stafford Cripps, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lord Halifax, Cordell Hull, Anthony Eden, Margot Asquith, Harold Macmillan, Edward Heath and others.
Treasury Chambers.—The dissolution list will be short, but the Prime Minister (Macmillan) has not yet referred the names to the Political Honours Scrutiny Committee.