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Book Contracts

Book contracts: a) 30/4/1937 with Secker and Warburg Ltd. For The Man at the Street Corner.; (b) 20/12/1937 with Secker and Warburg Ltd. For Seven Shifts.; (c) 1/9/1950 with Turnstile Press Ltd. for Kiddar's Luck.; (d) 22/12/1952 with Turnstile Press for The Ampersand (the original contract and 1 photocopy).; (e) 15/10/1954 with Turnstile Press for Sequel to the Ampersand.; (f) 22/4/1959 with Phoenix House Ltd. for Poshex Sussex.; (g) 19/10/1960-16/12/1960.Correspondence with Macdonald and Co. Ltd. about editing of Royal Challenge Accepted by Alastair Boyd.; (h) Turnstile Press' accounts for Kiddar's Luck, 113/5/1952-31/3/1954.; (i) Turnstile Press' accounts for Kiddar's Luck and The Ampersand, 21/5/1954-30/9/1955.; (j) Two cover letters.

Common (Jack) Archive

  • JC
  • Archive Collection
  • 1916 - 1988

The papers of Jack Common (1900-1968) are a rich resource for those interested in the history of this talented Tyneside-born writer. They include published and unpublished typescripts and manuscripts of his work, including Kiddar's Luck, his fictionalised childhood autobiography, published in 1951. There are also Common's diaries, notebooks, research notes, news cuttings, correspondence and photographs.

The papers also include copies of articles and draft articles for his contribution to the socialist journals The Adelphi and New Britain. Correspondence to Jack Common includes letters from his friends George Orwell, E.M. Forster, Dorothy and Max Plowman, Richard and John Middleton Murry, Thomas McCullough and Connie Common, Jack's second wife. There is also correspondence from various publishers as well as from the BBC and Associated British Picture Corporation.

Common, Jack, 1903-1968, writer

Contracts with Associated British Picture Corporation

Contracts with Associated British Picture Corporation:; (a) 9/11/1950 general contract; (b) 16/2/1952 The Witness of Canon Welcome; (c) 4/6/1952 and 10/6/1952 Adam Brunskill; (d) 3/11/1952 Margaret Catchpole; (e) 15/9/1954 Margaret Catchpole; (f) 22/12/1954 Vibrant Bras

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