Letters to and from Longmans, Green & Co. CWS

Letters to and from Longmans, Green & Co. and the Junior Literary Guild

To Longmans, Green & Co., 39 Pasternoster Row, London 3 Jul 43. Re: Offer of Enemy Brothers; copyright held by Longmans (USA); previously serialized in CLASSMATE.

Longmans, Green & Co., 55 Fifth Ave., New York. 28 Dec 54. Re: Advance payment for Little Girl in Red [Welsome, Santza]; Lutterworth books are not a conflict of interest.

The Junior Literary Guild, 575 Madison Ave., New York, NY. 16 Jan 58. Re: Requests biographical sketch for Junior Guild members.

To The Junior Literary Guild, Ibid. 14 Mar 61. Re: Update to biographical sketch accompanied by comments about The Reb and the Redcoats:

Originally I had in mind an entirely different story about the War of Independence. It was set in America instead of England, and the chief character was a small English boy named Richard, who was quite unlike young Randal Baltimore. But when I was ready to write, something extraordinary happened. Poor little Richard just vanished like a pricked soap-bubble and I never saw him again. The Reb and the Redcoats flashed into the story, took it out of my hands, and wrote it themselves. I only lent them a pen.

Longmans, Green & Co., 119 West 40th St., New York. 26 Jul 61. Re: German translation of Dark House on the Moss; short stories still under consideration.

NOTE: Longmans published many successful books for Savery in the United States. One of these, The Reb and the Redcoats was a Junior Literary Guild selection. See also David McKay Co.