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Chaplin (Sid) Archive

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  • Archive Collection
  • 1841-1990

Papers relating to Sid Chaplin's writing career and other involvements throughout his life. Typescripts of published novels, short stories, poetry, plays and articles; typescripts of unpublished novels, short stories, poetry, plays and articles; working drafts of typescripts, published typeset copies; television and radio dramatisations; diaries 1930-1985, notebooks 1930-1984; newspaper cuttings; correspondence 1939-1990, in particular correspondence with David Higham Associates 1949-1989, BBC 1947-1987, various publishers: Phoenix House 1946-1962, Eyre and Spottiswoode 1959-1978, Pergamon Press and Ben Owen 1950-1984, Alan Plater 1963-1985, Alex Glasgow 1970-1982, Stan Barstow 1961-1984, Basil Bunting 1983-1984, Norman Nicholson 1950-[1982], John Bate 1944-1985, various Russian and French correspondence, particularly with Professor Valentina Ivashova 1964-1985; material relating to the English Speaking Union of America trip to USA, 1955 and subsequent correspondence with Dorothy Goodfellow 1960-1985.

Chaplin, Sid, 1916-1986, author

Published Novels

Consists of material relating to the writing and publication of published novels written by Sid Chaplin.

The Leaping Lad and other stories

Consists of material relating to the writing and publication of The Leaping Lad and Other Stories. Published by Phoenix House, London in 1946, and re-printed by Longman Imprint Books in 1970.

Typescripts of short stories

Consists of annotated and clean copy typescripts and some galley proofs for short stories and pieces,

An introduction to A Story-Tellers Story. Big Little Hab The Boss The Bridge Green Eye Quite a Journey Grace Before Meat The End of an Age Rooms Ding Dong Dell The Pigeon-Cree What Katie Did The Shaft And the Third Day Half Moon Street Hands (originally called The Ninth Hour) The Unwanted The Keeper The Liberal Education of John Henry Johnson The Leaping Lad .

Annotations consist of changes and corrections in blue ink, black ink and pencil, in various unknown hands.

Publishing contract

Publishing agreement between Sid Chaplin of Ferryhill and Phoenix House Limited of London for book "The Leaping Lad and Other Stories". Consideration 10% royalty of first 2000 English edition, 12.5% thereafter, 10% royalty on American edition, and £50 on completion of manuscript. Signed by John Baker, Director of Phoenix House Limited and Sid Chaplin.

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