MB: living and writing the early days of parks canada

John Hampden, Thomas Nelson and Sons, to MB Williams, Apr 1936

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Thomas Nelson & Sons LTD, Publishers
Incorporating T.C. & E.C. Jack, LTD-London, Edinburgh, Paris, Melbourne, Toronto, New York
City 5256 (2 lines)
Telegrams: Nelsons Publishers Cent London
Code: A.B.C. Fifth Edition
35 & 36 Paternoster Row
London E.C.4
Department H.

23rd April, 1936.

Miss M.B. Williams,
24, Wendover Court,
Lyndale Avenue,

Dear Miss Williams,

            The more I think of your suggestion of this short book of the National Parks of Canada the more it appeals to me, and I must thank you very much indeed for making it. We could offer you a royalty beginning at 10% of the published price of 3/6 or 2/6, and an advance on account of royalty of sixty guineas half of which could be paid on delivery of the complete manuscript. I feel sure it would be a great advantage if you could let us have this by the end of June, for publication in September, and could send at the same time or a little earlier a selection of photographs from which the illustrations could be chosen.

            Would you kindly let me know whether our offer appeals to you? If it does I will send you at once an agreement in our usual terms for your consideration.

            It would be a genuine pleasure to have a book from you on this subject, and we feel convinced that we could handle it very efficiently on both sides of the Atlantic, and we might sell a number of copies also in South Africa and other Dominions.

                Yours sincerely,

                John Hampden




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