Papers and correspondence relating to the Authors' World Peace Appeal

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS 20c Authors' World Peace Appeal
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  • Physical Description
      84 letters and miscellaneous papers in 4 envelopes held in 1 box, manuscript and typescript

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Correspondence arranged by surname A-Z; (2) Invitation letters; (3) Minutes and agendas of meetings; (4) Bulletins; (5) Various other administrative papers

Administrative / Biographical History

The Authors' World Peace Appeal was set up in 1951 as a response to Cold War political tension by a group of British writers, including A.E. Coppard, Alex Comfort, Compton Mackenzie, Naomi Mitchison and Enid Starkie. Some, such as Alex Comfort, left the movement after a comparatively short time, because of the suspected influence of Communist sympathisers

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In English

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The letters are listed in the Letters database