Letter from Moura Budberg to John Lehmann (24/04/1944)



[[MS 2750/483/1]]


68, Ennismore gardens 


24 April


Dear Mr. Lehmann.


The Penguin Books want to publish some parts of Anton Tchekov’s [sic] Notebooks., together with extracts with from his letters and as I am doing the introduction, they asked me to write





to you about copyright. I do hope you will find it possible to agree.


Will you write to me about it?


Yours sincerely Moura Budberg. [signature]


[*Send to L.S.W.*]


I wonder if you have by any chance a copy of New Writing? I have been trying in vain to get one! [letters illeg.]

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Reproduced with permission from the estate of Moura Budberg, courtesy of Penguin Random House UK Archive and Library owner of the Hogarth Press collection at the University of Reading Special Collections.

Source: MS 2750/483/1

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Letter from Moura Budberg to John Lehmann (24/04/1944)



University of Reading, Special Collections

Budberg, who is writing the introduction to a Penguin edition of selected parts of Tchekhov's notebooks and letters, writes to Lehmann asking, on Penguin's behalf, about the copyright on the Notebooks. She asks, in turn, whether Lehmann has a copy of New Writing.

Handwritten letter signed by Budberg