TS letter from Suzanne Bone to Susan Oldfield

Scope and Content

Photocopy of TS letter from Suzanne Bone of Tandem Books to Mrs Susan Oldfield of Penguin Books, dated 7th August 1970. Refers to an earlier letter from Mrs Oldfield of the 20th July regarding a ‘request to include material from THE POT-BOILER by Spike Milligan’. Declines this request, stating an inability ‘to obtain permission from the author.’ On the headed paper of Tandem Books, part of the ‘Universal-Tandem Publishing Company Ltd’. Various MS annotations, some made to the original letter ‘P[…] 1844 | 9 Ovme Court | W.2.’ and some to the photocopy. The latter include an arrow from the signature of Suzanne Bone to the following note ‘She said he dictated this letter [arrow] Mr [crossed out] Stokes. Ralph [arrow to change order of these names] | He is the managing director | Im [sic] awaiting an explanation ‘1 Nov 1970.’ At the top of the letter ‘File [Puck c – crossed out] Pot – Boiler.’ Another MS annotation, illegible, on the right hand side of the letter.

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