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Hall - Hamilton, 1936-1990

MS. Berlin 255
Held at the Weston Library

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Comprises letters from and copies of letters to:

(fols. 1-91) Donald Hall, 1943-1990, including:

  1. (fols. 1-16) semi-official correspondence between Berlin at British Information Services, Washington, and Hall at the Foreign Office, London, 1943-1945
  2. (fols. 82-91) (=Closed).

(fols. 92-167) Hamish Hamilton, 1936-1980, predominantly on publishing business connected with Hamish Hamilton Ltd., including letters about:

  1. (fols. 94-135) the preparation and publication of translations by Berlin of Turgenev's First Love and Rudin (of which only the former was eventually undertaken by him), 1936-1952
  2. (fols. 139-155 passim) the publication of an illustrated edition of First Love, 1956-1957
  3. (fols. 148-149, 152) Boris Pasternak's new novel [ Dr Zhivago] and the prospects of its publication in the West, 1956
  4. (fols. 161-165) the publication of Berlin's article on Lewis Namier, 1962-1967


  • Creation: 1936-1990


167 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Berlin 255

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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