Correspondence 1939-46

Scope and Content

Correspondence with Cecil King when Hugh Cudlipp was serving in the Army. The letters are mainly concerned with the problems of running newspapers in wartime, the war at home, the war abroad and politics. They include the following:

- Letters of appreciation from Cecil King to Hugh Cudlipp on his work as Editor of the Sunday Pictorial (8 Jan and 3 Aug 1939)

- Cecil King to Hugh Cudlipp (14 Jan 1940)

- Cecil King to Hugh Cudlipp (22 Nov 1941) together with handwritten draft. CHK asks Hugh Cudlipp to return to the Sunday Pictorial when he next has some leave. Comments on the Home Secretary's attitude to attacks on the Government by the Sunday Pictorial.

- Cecil King to Hugh Cudlipp (27 Jan 1942) - comments on running the newspaper, and on Singapore.

- Cecil King to Hugh Cudlipp (23 Feb 1942) - comments on the "Daily Worker", staff news, the effect of the War at home.

- Handwritten letter from Hugh Cudlipp to Cecil King (3 June 1942), informing CHK that he is producing a daily newspaper from wireless news on board his convoy Ship.

- Cecil King to Hugh Cudlipp (18 Oct 1942) - recommending books on history.

- Cecil King to Hugh Cudlipp (25 Nov 1942) - on running the newspapers, the War and English Literature.

- Cecil King to Hugh Cudlipp (7 Dec 1942) - the Beveridge Report

Handwritten, in-pencil, Cecil King to Hugh Cudlipp (24 Sept 1943 and 22 Oct 1943)

- Cecil King to Hugh Cudlipp (16 Dec 1943) - release from prison of Oswald Mosley, optimism in Britain on the progress of the War.

- Cecil King to Hugh Cudlipp (4 Sept 1945[?]) - peace terms for Germany. - Cecil King to Hugh Cudlipp (Rome) (15 Mar 1946) - newspapers, the new Labour Government, foreign policy.

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