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Publishers' correspondence, 1919-1945

MSS. Lugard 29

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  1. File 1, fols. 1-98: Correspondence with Lugard's publisher, William Blackwood & Sons Ltd., about the original publication in 1922, their plans to issue a revised version (eventually abandoned in 1942), together with lists of journals and newspapers asked to review the first edition, notes by Lugard and the original contract agreement, 1919-1942.
  2. File 2, fols. 1-24: Correspondence with the New York publisher, Charles Scribner's Sons, about publishing The Dual Mandate, with Blackwood about the Overseas Book League and with Oxford University Press about reproducing one of the illustrations from volume two of The Rise of Our East African Empire, 1921-1939.
  3. File 3, fols. 1-34: Blackwoods' accounts of sales and royalties, with an analysis by Edward Lugard for Margery Perham's benefit, 1922-1938.
  4. File 4, fols. 1-43: List of presentation copies sent out by the publisher, with drafts of Lugard's letters to recipients and letters of appreciation by them and others on reading the book, 1922-1926.
  5. File 5, fols. 1-40: Correspondence about proposed translations of The Dual Mandate, 1922-1932.
  6. File 6, fols. 1-69: Correspondence with those asked by Lugard to criticize the original publication with a view to producing a much improved version, 1929-1945.


  • 1919-1945


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MSS. Lugard 29

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