5, Acacia Road
St John's Wood,
Nov. 8, 1946
Dear Miss Newman*1,
I have your letter of yesterday's date, and return [the]*2 correspondence between you and Penguin. I agree to [the] fee of £25 for our permission to use "A. Tchekhov's Notebook", as part of a book on Tchekhov to be published as a Penguin book. -
That Alan*3 [sic] Lane of [the] Penguin (and his possible successors,say, Hatay [?] or any other first [?] setler [?] ) should not be able to go on publishing [the] A. Tchekhov Notebooks, in many editions, here, in [the] U.S.A. and all over the world, I should stipulate that [the] fee of £25 is for [the] permission to publish an ordinary English edition of the Penguins i.e. 50,000*4 copies; and for each following reprint an additional fee of £25, for each English edition, be paid to us.
This is only a suggestion, in which I don't insist at all.
Also, it would be pleasant if [the] Penguin paid [the] £25 in advance of publication, as they very often do.
Yours sincerely | S.S. Koteliansky [signature]
1. Cherrell Newman
2. Author uses a character for the word "the" and so has been typed as [the]
3. Allen Lane
4. small x written under 5