MC:P2/14/1C Correspondence on “Setting Europe Ablaze”
MC:P2/14/1C/1 Nov 1966 & Oct 1975–Jan 1982
Folder of correspondence relating to Dodds-Parker’s attempts to find a publisher for his memoirs. Correspondents include William Casey and William Colby [27 items].
MC:P2/14/1C/2 Nov 1981–Feb 1987
Folder containing correspondence concerning the publication of Setting Europe Ablaze and Political Eunuch. Subjects include finding a publisher, getting parts of the text approved by the relevant authorities, and a memorandum of a conversation about the possible destruction of papers relating to the Suez crisis. Correspondents include Lord Home, and Charles Irving [68 items].
MC:P2/14/1C/3 May 1982–Oct 1983
Bundle of correspondence on the publication of Dodds-Parker’s book Setting Europe Ablaze. Correspondents include his publishers, and the Ministry of Defence (who had to clear it for publication) [34 items].
MC:P2/14/1C/4 Apr 1983–Jan 1986
Folder of letters and papers relating to the publication and reception of Dodds-Parker’s book Setting Europe Ablaze. Several letters from former members of SOE include comments on the book, and provide alternative interpretations of events he describes (some are answered by Dodds-Parker, e.g. a discussion in the Times Literary Supplement about the assassination of General Darlan), and even extra pieces of information on the SOE. There are also notes of dedications which Dodds-Parker was to insert in some of his complimentary copies, and reviews of the book from theNew York Times, The Economist, the Times Literary Supplement, the Sudan Church Association and the Journal of the Royal United Society Institute for Defence Studies. There are also some general letters about the Special Forces Club, a discussion of errors in C. Cruikshank’s Special Operations Executive in the Far East, and some initial notes about clearing Political Eunuch (Dodds-Parker’s next book) with the Cabinet Office for publication. Correspondents include the Private Secretaries of the Queen and the Queen Mother, the widow of Sir Colin Gubbins, William J. Casey, Prof. M.R.D..Foot, and Sir Brooks Richards [103 items].
MC:P2/14/1C/5 Jan 1985–Jul 1992
Letters concerning Dodds-Parker’s two books with his publisher [6 items].
MC:P2/14/1C/6 Sep 1983–Jul 1995
Miscellaneous papers found in copy of Dodds-Parker’s Setting Europe Ablaze. They include reviews of the book, correspondence about it, notes of a conversation between Dodds-Parker and Anthony Verrier about Admiral Darlan, and a request for some memories of Phil MacPherson for a forthcoming history of Kleinwort Benson (see MC:P2/9/1C/57) [19 items]. [Found in the copy in the Dodds-Parker collection of D. Dodds-Parker, Setting Europe Ablaze (Windlesham, 1983)]
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