5, Acacia Road
St John’s Wood, NW8
Jan 30, 48
Dear Miss Burch,
[*Ack by pc*]
Thank you very much for your cheque for £53. 17.6 received this morning.
Will you kindly clear up the following points:
1) You say that Lear of New York paid £25 for permission to use "Stavrogin's Confession" in an Anthology. Miss Newman the other day showed me an American book, entitled "Stavrogin's Confession, published by Lear publications, with [?] names of [?] the translators, and containing only one article by S. Read. It is, therefore, a [illeg.] book, and Lear Publications ought to pay [illeg.] that £25; something like a royalty on copies sold.
2) The first item in your account says: "By 80% of royalties paid for Penguins rights in Gorky;s "Reminiscences." Does this mean that Penguin that Penguin books are to publish Gorky as a Penguin book, or is it a different arrangement. If it were to be a Penguin Book, then it would be [illeg.] £22.10-, but this is four times as much. [illeg.] you kindly explain your arrangement [illeg.] Penguin books.
3) Point two and three in your account says: By "75%, for Tcheckhov's Noteboos, and " G. [orky's] Reminicenses" for broadcasting. What is this exactly, and why 75%: also "Talks with Tolstoy"- ditto.
Don't you think, in future, it would save you expense and trouble, if you directed those [illeg] are interested in the Russian translations straight to me, seeing that all the copyrights in those translations have reverted to me?
Yours sincerely | S. S. Kotelianskly [signature]
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